#rsrh QotD, Sometimes Legalese Is NOT Dry edition.


In my seventeen years practicing criminal law, I have only seen such preposterous accusations of crime from pro se litigants and the intractable mentally ill.

It’s almost a shame to provide context, but here you go: apparently there was some sort of scandal going on at a website over whether a particular furniture seller was actually a reseller.  Drama ensued… and an incredibly illiterate cease-and-desist letter that triggered the above response.  I don’t want to really research this one too deeply; I’m getting the impression that I would probably end up sneering at everybody involved, and honestly I’d rather go have a eclair or something.

Via Instapundit.


  • BJ54 says:

    Oooooh. Eclairs. Yup, better!

  • lourae says:

    Finally got internet to cooperate (my hamsters must be from the ‘collective’, or maybe Malibu) and Popehat’s letter was such a fabulous slapdown, I am in awe. The You Got Served was the chocolate on that eclair.

  • qixlqatl says:

    You know, I’m not even sure exactly what an eclair is (I’m about to find out) but I’ve always wanted to try one just because of how they are used to represent decadence…
    Per wikipedia:
    “An éclair is a pastry made with choux dough filled with a cream and topped with icing.
    The dough… is piped into an oblong shape with a pastry bag and baked until it is crisp and hollow inside… then is filled with a coffee- or chocolate-flavoured[ pastry cream (crème pâtissière), custard, whipped cream, or chiboust cream; and iced with fondant icing. Other fillings include pistachio- and rum-flavoured custard, fruit-flavoured fillings, or chestnut purée. The icing is sometimes caramel, in which case the dessert may be called a bâton de Jacob.”
    :b_ (drool)
    Where can I get some o’ them?

    • Moe_Lane says:

      qixqatl: I… do not know; they’re a fixture of bakeries up here, to the point where I never thought that they might be a regional treat.

  • qixlqatl says:

    That’s the downside of country living, Moe. I’m sure eclairs are no more regional than, say, bagels, but really good bagels aren’t available around here either. There just isn’t enough market for that kind of thing locally……

  • lourae says:

    Costco has mini eclairs and cream puffs in the frozen food section. Ohhhh yeeeaaaaah.

  • qixlqatl says:

    We don’t have a Costco, either 😉 Closest one is 60 miles….

  • BCochran1981 says:

    You got a place that sells Krispy Kremes?

  • qixlqatl says:

    I think there’s one convenience store (Circle K?)that has them about 15 miles away. Yeah, I’m pretty well out in the boondocks 😉

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