Thursday, May 31, 2007

Justice

JUSTICE, n. A commodity which is more or less adulterated condition the State sells to the citizen as a reward for his allegiance, taxes and personal service.

2007 Update: The name by which we call a priceless painting lost in a tragic accident on the freeway and taken by a tornado wafting safely and undamaged to rest at our feet, or else a foreign misfortune.

Happy birthday to Alice Cooper née Olivia!

26 comments:

puppybrose said...

whoa. two day's in a row? thinkin' there's no justice for teh Penguin when that happens.

wonder if there'll be any for me, once she sees i beat her to the punch...

quilly said...

justice a.) well-deserved retribution -- when applied to one's enemies b.) well-deserved retribution forgiven and/or avoided -- when applied to one's self.

G said...

Justice: too often = "just us".

Minka said...

justice: unobtainable, for me to win somebody else needs to get scre...um... overlooked. From where I stand justice´s been served, from a different perspective a religion is formed.

Al said...

Justice: Often pitched alongside Truth and the American Way, damn lucky if we can bat 300.

Happy birthday, Coop.

puppybrose said...

Happy 22nd, Cooper!

Justice: the blind leading the bound.

Jenna Howard said...

Justice: what my mom doled out with a wooden spoon.

The Old Mule said...

Cooper...you stole my last name. But still, Felicidades.

Justice: an ancient legal theory long since dismissed by the mobile classes of modern (hu)man.

Doug said...

Neva, if you haven't already called an attorney and Mr. Popper it may already be too late.

Kyrie Eleison, Quilly.

G, you'd prefer justue?

Minka, I think in life whoever inspires the most contrary religions is the champion.

Al, I think we're batting .200. We totally nailed the "The."

Neva, excellent!

You still have it coming, Jenna.

Mule, I think she inherited it. You guys might be cousins or siblings or married or something. Maybe all three.

Miz BoheMia said...

Justice... what would exist if bohemians actually had something intelligent to say but since I do not I will tell you what it's NOT (/%/$/%(/)&(/&/%(/&&(%"(/T"GUUYGFWYR(&R()¨!

GRRRRR!

I am actually in a good mood though.

I will know the word when I step off the plane and unto SF soil... *sighetty sigh*

As for Ms Olivia... felicidades indeed Cooperina!

Jamie Dawn said...

Justice: What comes around; comeuppance

actonbell said...

Hey, great update, Doug.

It's Alice Cooper's birthday? School's almost out for summer, and that's justice for everyone involved:)

the amoeba said...

... a foreign misfortune ... International Schadenfreude, eh, Dawg! Nice one.

JUSTICE, n. One of those nasty Maine winters where there's cold but no snow. Freezes more water pipes than the other kinds. And it's damned difficult to cross-country ski on frozen mud.

TLP said...

Disraeli said "Justice is truth in action." I've never seen it myself.

If there were any justice, I'd be able to comment on this site the first time I try. Instead...I have to try the &*$^%&# verifier three times!) There. I feel much better now.

Omnipotent Poobah said...

justice - A concept with which the department so named sadly seems only to have a nodding acquaintance.

Omnipotent Poobah said...

BTW,
I went to an Alice Cooper concert when I was a kid. The guys hasn't changed a bit since.

I always have a hard time reconciling the golfing thing though. Golf is not for Alice Coopers.

mireille said...

Re bringing the foreign injustice home, very interested in relationship of justice to karma. xoxo

Doug said...

Hermana, it will be good news when you find justice in Frisco. They might even name it after you.

J.D. A scorpion in a silk stocking?

Thanks, Actonbell. Justice will come when kids spend their summers QAing pallets and running social service agencies and us old folks get to do the Great Books program.

Amoeba, I bet in November you'll repeat that to yourself and do a jig.

TLP, step on a stranger's foot. Chances are they were thinking salty thoughts.

Poobah, I have to agree with you. Men in mascara should play Lacrosse or football.

Mireille, karma's been lying low, hasn't she?

Diesel said...

Justice = Old Testament for you, New Testament for me.

ariel said...

I don't believe in justice. I definitely don't want to get what I deserve.

ariel said...

Happy Birthday, Cooper!

ah, Olivia, I didn't recognize you in those clothes. what's happened to your ears, sweet lady?

Indeterminacy said...

Justice: a concept relegated to poetry and then right back into reality while no one is looking.

(in other words: what goes around comes around)

actonbell said...

Rabbit, rabbit!!!

Doug said...

Diesel, don't make me come over there and smite you.

OK, Ariel, I'll return the Maserati. *sigh*

Indie, in other words:
Around
What goes
Around
Comes

Rabbit, rabbit, Actonbell!

cooper said...

It's hard to pay my respects when I'm drunk off my ass on cheap gin - because they did not have my brand. There is no justice............

ha ha

kidding

Justice: RBG - the only one I trust.

Doug said...

Alice, you shuld always be drunk of your ass on the good stuff. Ruth Bader Ginsburg, gotcha.