Friday Links

Okay, you’re not nerdy like us. You don’t know the DC Comics hero Booster Gold.  Well, he’s a super hero.  From the future.  He came back to our time – from the future – and uses all of his advanced technology to help us, the citizens of his past.  Above, you’ll find the cover of Booster Gold #14, published way back in the simple and easy days of 1987. Here’s our question: If, as the cover indicates, Booster Gold is a fugitive, sought by the police, why does the wanted poster say he is wanted for “treason and theft”?  I mean, isn’t it enough to just say he’s wanted for treason?   Do we really need to throw theft in there, too? That’s like saying: “Wanted for Treason and Jaywalking.”  Keep it simple, future police!

Andy Mergendahl at Lawyerist concludes that “Music on Vinyl is Better.”  This is one of the most important issues facing lawyers, actually.  We will not be left out of this debate. We will respond with a far more substantive post sometime in the future, but until then, read Andy’s piece.  We welcome your comments on this issue.

In this interesting post, our friends at The Law and The Multiverse blog answer this question:  “[W]hat would happen if a superhero was summoned for jury service in his/her secret identity, and the case turned out to be one where the character had been involved as a crimefighter and might even be expected to appear as a witness?”

By the way, since we’re talking about music, friend of the blog Matt Wake had his first piece published in Paste Magazine this week.  The title: “16 Musicians Discuss Their First Concert T-Shirts.”  We here at Abnormal Use would tell you about our first concert t-shirts, but unfortunately, they were all purchased during our embarrassing heavy metal stage.

Lo and behold! David Francis of The Blog respond to our prior post, “Deposing Siri,” in his own post, entitled “Suing Siri: Deceptive Advertising or Frivolous Lawsuit?