Friday, November 10, 2006

Oh, the Irony!

In this mad time of war and upside, downside, and sideways politics, I like to watch the judge shows from time to time. It keeps me grounded in a way, if you know what I mean.

There is some sanity in the concept of right and wrong, a rule of law that keeps order, and there's the added benefit of watching a bunch of stupid people who seem to live on their own planets who I can feel superior to and laugh at.

"Yes, my unlicensed 15-year-old stole my car keys, crashed into my neighbor's parked car, but I'm not responsible for paying for their damage because they should have had better insurance! My damage is worse! They should be paying for THAT!"

"I know that several people puked all over the carpet, pissed in the stairwell and put holes in the walls with their fists and/or heads. But you rented this Miami condo to us during spring break. You should have expected this!! Why can't we get our deposit back?"

"So what if my unleashed wolf-hybrid dog knocked down the neighbor's 4-year-old girl and chewed on her hair? Any fool could see that he was just being playful!!! Her father was totally unjustified in beating my pookums off of her, and he should be responsible for the vet bills and punitive damages for the loss of conjugal rights my wife suffered because I spilled a cold beer on my crotch when I tripped on my belly and fell out of my lawn chair to investigate the screams from next door."

Where in the hell do these people come from?

These are the statements you hear on a regular basis:

"She's just greedy."

"It's all about the money with this person."

"He doesn't care about the family. All he cares about is money."

"She's putting money before our friendship."

Amazingly enough (har de har har har), it's always the person being sued for trying to screw their friend/family member out of a loan who utters this BS.

What planet do these people live on? I mean seriously!


Stinkypaw said...

The same planet as us, except those people live with no shame nor pride.

Miss Keeks said...

When I was in school, my profs drilled a couple of things into our heads.
1. never do business with friends/relatives
2. never open a business with another person.

These seem like pretty good rules to live your life by.

I've also noticed that many of the people on the show have bred with every person they possibly could.

Rootietoot said...

I like watching those shows because they make me feel so *normal*!

"I've also noticed that many of the people on the show have bred with every person they possibly could. "

Including their own half sisters.

Have you ever noticed how many of those people are from San Diego?

Mia said...

Remember Judge Wopner? What happened to him?

Attila The Mom said...

Hahaha! Mia! Judge Wapner is on Animal Planet with animal court!

Meg said...

I was watching Judge Hatchet yesterday and these two women were trying to prove that this guy was the father of their children. He denied it because they both slept around. One of them even kept a diary and recorded EVERYTHING and then she accidentally left it on the coffee table. "I know. I think I'll cheat on my husband and then write a detailed account of it and leave it out in the open!" But it turned out he was the father of both their kids. I was hanging on the edge of my seat. Seriously.

OneEar said...

If they gave Judge Judy the option of "instantaneous death penalty," then I would watch.

If you like this sort of drama, you should stop in at your County Courthouse sometime. You can hear people bitch at each other until your ear(s) bleed.

kim said...

ya the same planet as us unfortunately - and they are breeding at a rapid rate too!

carmachu said...

I like them too.

But here's the thing:

If you think THOSE people live on otehr planets, then where do the folks that go on Jerry Springer like shows come from? You know the 13 year old that sleeps with 100 men and wants to get pregnant or something. Where the heck do those folks come from?

Anonymous said...

i have to agree with stinkypaw & miss keeks. certain things you just know not to do.

Annie Drogynous said...

I often wonder where they find these people. Do they not even realize that they're embarrassing themselves not only for all the world to see but their family and friends, as well?!

I loaned some money to someone I thought was a friend. I knew she had issues but I didn't know to what extent until afterwards. Needless to say, I got paid back not even half of what she owed me. It would have been well worth it to go see Judge Judy over it and embarrass the hell outta' this gal on national TV!

Ma Titwonky said...

This seems like my kinda thing -- watching people get verbally abused by a judge because they asked for it. Just can't seem to get into it though. I miss Doug Llewellyn. If Judge Judy had him, maybe I could watch.

Anonymous said...

It's so funny how these judges can make people squirm...

Samantha said...

I love stuff like that! Judge Judy rocks my world :)

Kevin Charnas said...

i don't know, i just wish they'd go back.

Brenda said...

What's so scary is there are really people like that out there among us!

My favorite is the divorce court. Once this little, old man and little, old lady were there to argue over who was going to get custoday of their jackass. I kid you not!!

Brenda said...

If I could spell, I'd be dangerous!

Ruth Dynamite said...

Dumb is very, very scary. We're doomed.