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Stella Awards
Mesh Posted: Mon Sep 29 23:53:15 2003 Post | Quote in Reply  
  This type of shite really piss me off



Stella Awards
It's time once again to consider the candidates for the annual Stella Awards. The Stella's are named after 81-year-old Stella Liebeck who spilled coffee on herself and successfully sued McDonalds. That case inspired the Stella Awards for the most frivolous successful lawsuits in the United States.


The following are this year's candidates:


1. Kara Walton of Claymont, Delaware, successfully sued the owner of a nightclub in a neighboring city when she fell from the bathroom window to the floor and knocked out her two front teeth. This occurred while Ms. Walton was trying to sneak through the window in the ladies room to avoid paying the $3.50 cover charge. She was awarded $12,000 and dental expenses.

2. Jerry Williams of Little Rock, Arkansas, was awarded $14,500 and medical expenses after being bitten on the buttocks by his next-door neighbor's beagle. The beagle was on a chain in its owner's fenced yard. The award was less than sought because the jury felt the dog might have been just a little provoked at the time by Mr. Williams who was shooting it repeatedly with a pellet gun.

3. A 19-year-old Carl Truman of Los Angeles won $74,000 and medical expenses when his neighbor ran over his hand with a Honda Accord. Mr. Truman apparently didn't notice there was someone at the wheel of the car when he was trying to steal his neighbor's hub caps.

4. A. Philadelphia restaurant was ordered to pay Amber Carson of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, $113,500 a! after she slipped on a soft drink spill and broke her coccyx (tailbone). The beverage was on the floor because Ms. Carson had thrown it at her boyfriend 30 seconds earlier during an argument.

5. Terrence Dickson of Bristol, Pennsylvania, was leaving a house he had just finished robbing by way of the garage. He was not able to get the garage door to go up since the automatic door opener was malfunctioning. He couldn't reenter the house because the door connecting the house and garage locked when he pulled it shut. The family was on vacation, and Mr. Dickson found himself locked in the garage for eight days. He subsisted on a case of Pepsi he found and a large bag of dry dog food. He sued the homeowner's insurance claiming the situation caused him undue mental anguish. The jury agreed to the tune of $500,000.

6. A jury of her peers awarded Kathleen Robertson of Austin, Texas, $780,000 after breaking her ankle by tripping over a toddler who was running inside a furniture store. The owners of the store were understandably surprised at the verdict, considering the misbehaving little toddler was Ms. Robertson's son.

7. This year's favorite could easily be Mr. Merv Grazinski of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Mr. Grazinski purchased a brand new 32-foot Winnebago motor home. On his first trip home, having driven onto the freeway, he set the cruise control at 70 mph and calmly left the drivers seat to go into the back and make himself a cup of coffee. Not surprisingly, the R.V. left the freeway, crashed and overturned. Mr. Grazinski sued Winnebago for not advising him in the owner's manual that he couldn't actually do this. The jury awarded him $1,750,000 plus a new motor home. The company actually changed their manuals on the basis of this suit, just in case there were any other complete morons buying their recreation vehicles.





 
novemberrain Posted: Tue Sep 30 12:33:26 2003 Post | Quote in Reply  
  don't you just love it when stupidity gets rewarded?



 
addi Posted: Tue Sep 30 13:15:18 2003 Post | Quote in Reply  
  novrain said:
>don't you just love it when stupidity gets rewarded?
>

you mean like Bush getting elected?

sorry, hif. too good of a set up to pass on :)


 
ifihadahif Posted: Tue Sep 30 13:32:27 2003 Post | Quote in Reply  
  addison said:
>novrain said:
>>don't you just love it when stupidity gets rewarded?
>>
>
>you mean like Bush getting elected?
>
>sorry, hif. too good of a set up to pass on :)

of course you realize that he is going to be re-elected by a landslide don't you ?


 
baristapro Posted: Tue Sep 30 15:25:41 2003 Post | Quote in Reply  
  ifihadahif said:
>addison said:
>>novrain said:
>>>don't you just love it when stupidity gets rewarded?
>>>
>>
>>you mean like Bush getting elected?
>>
>>sorry, hif. too good of a set up to pass on :)
>
>of course you realize that he is going to be re-elected by a landslide don't you ?

Not if we get to him first!

Okay, mustard gas, check. Flame thrower, check. Sniper riffle, check. Parachute...Hey, who the fuck forgot the parachute? This is the most important part of the mission!

Like the icon by the way. :)


 
addi Posted: Tue Sep 30 15:27:59 2003 Post | Quote in Reply  
  ifihadahif said:

>of course you realize that he is going to be re-elected by a landslide don't you ?


Aaaaaaaaagh!!!!!!


 
FN Posted: Tue Sep 30 15:49:13 2003 Post | Quote in Reply  
  It's actually some sort of a saying in Belgium, can't speak for the rest of Europe;

when somebody claims to have the right to something they haven't earned or want way more than they deserve they can be advised to 'go try that one in america'


It's just plain fucking stupid (the lawsuits). I don't even see how something like that can be legal. What the fuck are those judges thinking they are fucking up their own credibility and that of the whole justice system. The ameerican one at least.


 
sweet p Posted: Tue Sep 30 18:04:14 2003 Post | Quote in Reply  
  addison said:
>you mean like Bush getting elected?


ha
that's the best

: D


 
Mesh Posted: Tue Sep 30 18:27:31 2003 Post | Quote in Reply  
  As president Bush, I take offense to this statement. >(


 
addi Posted: Tue Sep 30 18:42:44 2003 Post | Quote in Reply  
  Sweet P said:
>addison said:
>>you mean like Bush getting elected?
>
>
>ha
>that's the best
>
>: D

Thank you, P!

I think someone in Hollywood ought to give serious thought to making the third sequel to "Dumb and Dumber"
They could call it "Blair and Busherer",
and cast Rob Lowe as Blair and Schwarzenegger as the Pres (ohhh, just got shivers typing that).



 
Mesh Posted: Tue Sep 30 18:58:28 2003 Post | Quote in Reply  
  As the president, I invite you to e-mail me at presgeorgebush1@hotmail.com


 
libra Posted: Tue Sep 30 21:11:24 2003 Post | Quote in Reply  
  addison said:
>novrain said:
>>don't you just love it when stupidity gets rewarded?
>>
>
>you mean like Bush getting elected?
>
>sorry, hif. too good of a set up to pass on :)

very good one addi.


 
libra Posted: Tue Sep 30 21:12:22 2003 Post | Quote in Reply  
  ifihadahif said:
>addison said:
>>novrain said:
>>>don't you just love it when stupidity gets rewarded?
>>>
>>
>>you mean like Bush getting elected?
>>
>>sorry, hif. too good of a set up to pass on :)
>
>of course you realize that he is going to be re-elected by a landslide don't you ?

what will you do if he doesnt get reelected?


 



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