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BAILIFF: Order, Order in the court. His Honor Judge Michael Fairmind presiding. Today’s proceeding is Case # 04217-37B. Ms. I.M. Peevish vs. Mud. Ms. Peevish contends that on or around April 1, 2017, said Mud did willfully grab on to Ms. Peevish’s shoes and threaten to suck her into the bowels of earth and/or keep her stuck until she died. That Mud is also a scourge of the earth wreaking havoc across the continents, causing blight, mayhem, and general naughtiness. Peevish is Suing for Damages, Pain and Suffering, Loss of Shoes, and Emotional Embarassment.
FAIRMIND: Is the Plaintiff’s case ready, Mr. Greedie? If so, please proceed.
GREEDIE: Thank you, Your Honor. We purport to show that Mud has caused massive problems worldwide with mudslides, mudstreams, and invisible mud pits which have caused thousands – including my client – no end of trouble.
Now, as Exhibit A shows, Mud is clearly a scourge of humanity. For example, just in 2017 alone there have been mudslides in Colombia, Sri Lanka, and Peru. Highways have been blocked, havoc has been wreaked, and mud has been spilled. And did I mention the havoc?
FAIRMIND: You did.
GREEDIE: Good, it’s very important to get that havoc in there. Anyway, I would like to call my expert witness, Professor Thin to the stand.
BAILIFF: Calling Professor Tse N. E. Thin to the stand.
GREEDIE: Professor Thin, you are a professor, are you not?
THIN: I definitely am.
GREEDIE: And did you take these horrifying pictures of these mudslides in Colombia and Peru? And mudslides on the highway?
THIN: I did.
FAIRMIND: Where did you take them, Professor Thin?
THIN: I took them off the Internet. Continue reading “Today’s Chuckle: In Defense of Mud”