Tuesday, 29 April 2008

charles Brownstein, head of the Comic Book Legal Defence Fund, interviewed about the win in the Gordon Lee case.
"After a healthy amount of venting, and much analysis, we decided that a misconduct motion should be brought, and that it should cover everything up to and including the mistrial. Cory went to work on it, and filed in December. And it is a work of savage legal beauty. Cory is one of the best legal writers I've ever known, and she really earned her pay on this one."
And in case any one reading has not been following the story, a minor saw the following picture and the resultant lawsuit cost over $100,000 to defend before the judge dismissed the case.


I just found this news item from 2004: Mexico town bans indoor nudity

A council member who opposes the idea says he's not sure how it'll be enforced. But a councilwoman who supports it says she's confident that citizens who catch a glimpse of violators while walking past their windows will report them to police — even though the law also threatens jail for peeping Toms. She describes the law as "zero tolerance" for "a lack of morality."

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Blogger Edward Yates said...

Hi there Eddie,

The picture is from the Gordon Lee case isn't it?

Also the enforcement of a ban on indoor nudity is hilarious, ridiculous and a bit scary at the same time.

The problem with judging "lack of morality" always seems to be a question of "whose morality?" to me. In many cases is it the uptight middle classes getting there noses out of joint and trying to apply their sense of morality to all others?

The word verification I got was 'mduff'! Ha! Very appropriate for the blog topic.

Cheers,
Ed

29 April 2008 9:50:00 pm GMT-5  
Blogger spacedlaw said...

What a mad world. Am going back to my planet...

30 April 2008 12:22:00 am GMT-5  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

But ironing in the nude is one of life's rare pleasures.

Mick

30 April 2008 1:32:00 am GMT-5  
Blogger Hayley said...

Who was is that said (in regards to From Hell's squiggly knobs) 'but it's not REALLY a willy, it's an Eddie Campbell willy'?

30 April 2008 3:24:00 am GMT-5  
Blogger Eddie Campbell said...

That was Alan moore in an interview, questioned about the furore over an episode of From hell in some country or other. He said "So we showed a penis. It wasn't even a real penis. It was an Eddie Campbell one, just a squiggle and a blob."
I didn't see the printedinterview until years later.

30 April 2008 3:32:00 am GMT-5  
Blogger Eddie Campbell said...

When I confronted him about it he was at pains to explain that he meant the drawn willy in the book and not the actual Eddie Campbell willy.

30 April 2008 4:52:00 am GMT-5  
Blogger Hayley said...

(which is exactly the reason I put in a bracket referring to From Hell. Cor, it's a tightrope.)

30 April 2008 5:09:00 am GMT-5  
Blogger SRBissette said...

Wait, Eddie's penis is a tightrope??

Fuckin' amazing.

30 April 2008 8:26:00 am GMT-5  
Anonymous John C said...

"Tight rope", geddit?

Is that a tightrope in your pocket or are you happy to see us? etc.

*gets coat*

30 April 2008 12:55:00 pm GMT-5  
Blogger Matthew Adams said...

Whats really amazing is when he walks across it slung between to high buildings...

30 April 2008 7:03:00 pm GMT-5  
Blogger Matthew Adams said...

um...two high buildings, no to.

30 April 2008 7:04:00 pm GMT-5  

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