Of the Different Modes of Acquiring the Non-Understanding of Things, or One Girl's Touching Journey Into Cynicism and Misanthropy
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
I'm trying desperately not to turn this blog into a place where I talk about boring ol' law all day long since studying for the bar takes up enough of my time. I try to treat this blog as a way of forcing me to notice things, even if they aren't the most magical things, and then commiting them to type so maybe about 5-6 other people can enjoy them too.
But I feel some of the recent Louisiana law I've learned would qualify for that enjoyment and reminds me of why I like this state.
From my "torts" course outline:
"There is limited liability/immunity for injuries incurred as a result of actions of:
1) Krewes for Mardi Gras parades and festivities and other parades and festivals;
2) St. Patrick's Day or ethnic parades"
So, too bad for any tourists who gleefully head south in search of a personal injury case that involves being conked on the head with a cabbage or a bag of beads. Of course, on the flip side, too bad for anyone here who gets beaned as a result of a malevolent float-rider. And there are a few.
This provision gives me another reason to stay on the sidewalk with a riding helmet on during parade time. I think you should too.
Crunching conundrums, blasting boredom, eliciting criticism, languishing while laughing, blaming poetry (and/or the lack of) for all of my choices, leaving it to the stars or the people better equipped to handle it, cackling at catastrophe and saying sayanora to sourpusses and sore losers