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To you remember the cartoon “Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner”. I loved the silly films, although it was a strange love. They make me feel sorry for the poor Mr Coyote. I always closed my eyes when something was about to happen to him.
Recently, I found an interesting piece called “Coyote V. Acme”. If you liked the cartoon, you’ve got to love this too.
My client, Mr. Wile E. Coyote, a resident of Arizona and contiguous states, does hereby bring suit for damages against the Acme Company, manufacturer and retail distributor of assorted merchandise, incorporated in Delaware and doing business in every state, district, and territory. Mr. Coyote seeks compensation for personal injuries, loss of business income, and mental suffering causes as a direct result of the actions and/or gross negligence of said company, under Title 15 of the United States Code, Chapter 47, section 2072, subsection (a), relating to product liability.
Mr. Coyote states that on December 13th he received of Defendant via parcel post one Acme Rocket Sled. The intention of Mr. Coyote was to use the Rocket Sled to aid him in pursuit of his prey. Upon receipt of the Rocket Sled Mr. Coyote removed it from its wooden shipping crate and, sighting his prey in the distance, activated the ignition. As Mr. Coyote gripped the handlebars, the Rocket Sled accelerated with such sudden and precipitate force as to stretch Mr. Coyote’s forelimbs to a length of fity feet.
You can find the whole story at http://www.torinfo.com/justforlaughs/coyote_v_acme.htm, or listen to it on The New Yorker Fiction Podcast.
Enjoy! I did