Saturday, January 14, 2012

It's Still Illegal to Kick the Crap out of Stupid People

I was told that sarcastic humor is a form of anger and a personality disorder. Well, Detective Leslie Bolt in the action thriller, Bolt Action uses sarcasm to relate to people because kicking the crap out of stupid people is still frowned upon in the U.S. Check out some of the stupidest lawsuits I came across in my research. I’m relieved to report that each of the cases were dismissed.

In 1991 a guy sued Anheuser-Bush for false and misleading advertising. He suffered from emotional distress when he drank their beer. He was sure, that according to the commercial beautiful woman and tropical locations would appear. Apparently he didn’t drink enough beer I thought everyone looked good at closing time.

A man in prison for breaking and entering and burglary used himself for 5 million dollars because he violated his own civil rights and religious beliefs by allowing himself to get drunk and commit the crimes. He believed because he was in prison, the State would be responsible for paying the 5 million dollars. He thought wrong.

A woman sued Universal Studios for $15,000 because she suffered extreme fear and anxiety while visiting their Halloween Horror Nights Haunted House. What? I don’t think anyone forced her to take the tour. She didn’t realize it would be scary? The title has the words Halloween, Horror, and Haunted House included, how much more information do you need?

Detective Leslie Bolt is a smart talking, gun hording, Harley riding investigator forced to work a serial murder case with her sexy ex-lover. After a childhood of abuse suffered at the hand of her father, Leslie sleeps with a Ruger Blackhawk .357 under her pillow, has a Browning A-Bolt Stainless Stalker rifle in her broom closet, and a Saturday Night Special stashed in her road-hog cookie jar. The body count mounts, and Detective Bolt must conquer her own past, as she races to capture “The State Quarter Killer” before her sister is the next victim. Ride along as sarcastic Detective Leslie Bolt discovers secrets of the past, murder, deception, sexual tension, and “The State Quarter Killer”.


Anonymous said...

Saw one the other day where a guy who attempted to kidnap a couple sued them because they turned him into the police and cast a shadow across the rest of his life. The real confusion on all this is how the Judges don't kick the cases out and fine the hell out of the dips for nutsy lawsuits. Oh yeah, their lawyers too (g).

Michael Davis (
Author of the Year, (2008 and 2009)

Victoria Roder said...

There you go! If your case is brought about because you are stupid,fine them, the lawyers, and make them do some kind of community service. Oh wait, they'd sue for sore muscles.

Rhobin said...

While the saying 'nothing ventured nothing gained' may be the mantra of some lawyers and their clients, it does make one wonder about their education and their GPA. However, I think twisting rules and seeing what one can get away with has always been a popular sport.

Julie Eberhart Painter said...

You guys have already expressed what I feel. People have to live with their descisions and take responsibility.

I'm dreaming, of course.

Victoria Roder said...

What happened to common scense and taking responsibility for your own actions?

Angelica Hart and Zi said...

We're starting a petition to make it legal to kick the crap out of nitwits! Sheesh! Still it was an enjoyable blog. Thanks for sharing.

Victoria Roder said...

I'll sign that petition!