Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Litigation

Litigation, n. A machine which you go into as a pig and come out of as a sausage.

2005 Update: A civil process for correcting injustice by adding to its scope and reliability.

Oxbow
Litigation, from The Oxbow Incident, 1943
Good dog, Icy!

13 comments:

GABRIEL C. ZOLMAN said...

I'm not sure I get the photo...was this sort of an "ontological anarchy" thing?

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Doug said...

It just might be, Gabriel.

Sar said...

Oh Doug, you and your mind games...

Nony Mitchell said...

scary...especially when considering recent rulings...oh well...as always...thought provoking

Tan Lucy Pez said...

I would add to your entry, that it can also create injustice.

Jamie Dawn said...

I like the first definition better.

Tom & Icy said...

Why wasn't there any oxen in that movie?

The Devil said...

lynch mobs are one of my armies!

The Alien Guy said...

There's always such a conflict between our gut feelings and a search for truth.

Doug said...

OK, first of all, my apologies. I think that was a confusing post. If I restate as "A venue through which injustice is reliable and accessible to all" is that better?

Sar, thanks for the wink.

Spiritdancer, I suspect "thought-provoking" is a kind of saying "untelligible" and I thank you regardless.

Tan Lucy, that' was kind of what I meant, probably just should have said it.

Jamie Dawn, I agree.

Tom & Icy, well done.

Devil, I was just going to say "funny how you never see Icy and the Devil in the same place." Guess I was wrong.

Alien Guy, no conflict for me. That's why my gut is growing and my mind shrinking.

weirsdo said...

What's civil about it?

It's good to be back, even in captivity.

Manjusha said...

Thank you for posting Litigation, & as always your contemporary adjustment is ironic and spot on!

Doug said...

Well, Weirsdo, the "your honor" thing's kind of fancy. Welcome home. Now talk!

Manjusha, your wish is my command. Thanks.