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whiskyandoldspice:

plenilune:

reading-angel:

claudiagray:

This is really the main thing you need to know about a house before you buy.
(Forgive me a moment of former-lawyer nerdity - there is in fact a famous NY court case, Stambovsky v. Ackley, in which the plaintiff bought a house and only later found out it was supposedly haunted. He then sued the former owner, wanting to undo the sale. You’d think the former owner could just go, “pffft, no, there’s no such things as ghosts,” right? But no! They’d previously given newspaper interviews saying they believed in the ghost, which meant they were estopped from denying the ghost now, which meant — the judges declared, settling in for a long deliberation — the house was haunted as a matter of law. They let the plaintiff out of the sale. This is all 100% true.) 

JO!
I’ve reblogged this picture before but not with the story of the legally-haunted house attached to it…

okay, so not only is this way legit, but the court’s majority opinion was FULL OF GHOST PUNS, thus elevating this to the Greatest Thing Ever To Happen.

first of all can we deal with the greatest sentence ever written by any judge since the beginning of time:
"as a matter of law, the house is haunted"
and that is not even touching the puns
"no divination is required to conclude that it is defendant’s promotional efforts…which fostered the home’s reputation"
"plaintiff hasn’t a ghost of a chance"
"i am moved by the spirit of equity"
"applying caveat emptor to a contract involving a house…conjures up visions"
"lest the subject of the transaction come back to haunt him and his client"
"the notion…is a hobgoblin which should be exorcised from the body of legal precedent and laid quietly to rest"
and then this motherfucker quotes hamlet
"pity me not but lend thy serious hearing to what i shall unfold (william shakespeare, hamlet, act i, scene v [ghost])"
and ghostbusters
"a very practical problem arises with respect to the discovery of a paranormal phenomenon: ‘who you gonna call?’"
god bless that judge
god bless

"As a matter of law, the house is haunted": one of the great sentences in American jurisprudence.

theletteraesc:

whiskyandoldspice:

plenilune:

reading-angel:

claudiagray:

This is really the main thing you need to know about a house before you buy.

(Forgive me a moment of former-lawyer nerdity - there is in fact a famous NY court case, Stambovsky v. Ackley, in which the plaintiff bought a house and only later found out it was supposedly haunted. He then sued the former owner, wanting to undo the sale. You’d think the former owner could just go, “pffft, no, there’s no such things as ghosts,” right? But no! They’d previously given newspaper interviews saying they believed in the ghost, which meant they were estopped from denying the ghost now, which meant — the judges declared, settling in for a long deliberation — the house was haunted as a matter of law. They let the plaintiff out of the sale. This is all 100% true.) 

JO!

I’ve reblogged this picture before but not with the story of the legally-haunted house attached to it…

okay, so not only is this way legit, but the court’s majority opinion was FULL OF GHOST PUNS, thus elevating this to the Greatest Thing Ever To Happen.

first of all can we deal with the greatest sentence ever written by any judge since the beginning of time:

"as a matter of law, the house is haunted"

and that is not even touching the puns

"no divination is required to conclude that it is defendant’s promotional efforts…which fostered the home’s reputation"

"plaintiff hasn’t a ghost of a chance"

"i am moved by the spirit of equity"

"applying caveat emptor to a contract involving a house…conjures up visions"

"lest the subject of the transaction come back to haunt him and his client"

"the notion…is a hobgoblin which should be exorcised from the body of legal precedent and laid quietly to rest"

and then this motherfucker quotes hamlet

"pity me not but lend thy serious hearing to what i shall unfold (william shakespeare, hamlet, act i, scene v [ghost])"

and ghostbusters

"a very practical problem arises with respect to the discovery of a paranormal phenomenon: ‘who you gonna call?’"

god bless that judge

god bless

"As a matter of law, the house is haunted": one of the great sentences in American jurisprudence.

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Blue Button (Porpita porpita)

…a species of colonial porpitid hydrozoans which occur in tropical and sub-tropical waters of the Pacific, Atlantic, and Indian Oceans. Although blue buttons look similar to jellyfish they are actually a colony of numerous hydrozoan polyps. Blue buttons are typically seen drifting on the surface of the ocean where it feeds on zooplankton which drift too close. Blue button colonies consist of two main parts: the float which is a hard brown circle which keeps the colony afloat, and the colony which forms the “tentacles” of the organism, these tentacles are laced with nematocysts which are used to dispatch prey.  

Classification

Animalia-Cnidaria-Medusozoa-Hydrozoa-Anthomedusae-Porpitidae-Porpita-P. porpita

Images: Bruce Moravchik and Tanay PrabhuDesai

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officialmaureenjohnson:

"average bisexual sleeps with 30 people per year" factoid actualy just statistical error.  average bisexual sleeps with maybe 1 to 3 people per year.  Georg Lord Byron, who self-exiles from puritannical england & sleeps with 10,000 each day, is an outlier adn should not have been counted

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tamagatchu:

☆ best managers ☆

tamagatchu:

best managers 

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racialicious:

I lost most of my composure while interviewing this five year old Rocket cosplayer who was entirely too adorable for words. — KJ

racialicious:

I lost most of my composure while interviewing this five year old Rocket cosplayer who was entirely too adorable for words. — KJ

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………….. why is there a mer…person? in a figure from Nature
why is the merperson not acknowledged in either the figure legend or the body text
just
why
(Lamb, T. D., S. P. Collin, E. N. Pugh, Jr. 2007. Evolution of the vertebrate eye: opsins, photoreceptors, retina and eye cup. Nature Reviews Neuroscience 8:960-976.)

………….. why is there a mer…person? in a figure from Nature

why is the merperson not acknowledged in either the figure legend or the body text

just

why

(Lamb, T. D., S. P. Collin, E. N. Pugh, Jr. 2007. Evolution of the vertebrate eye: opsins, photoreceptors, retina and eye cup. Nature Reviews Neuroscience 8:960-976.)

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how is it even possible to lock yourself out of your apartment in the middle of the night

how is that a real thing that can happen

how is that not a trope left for sitcoms

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strikerhercules:

» Because only Vin Diesel could ever be ridiculously nerdy enough to attend the UK world premiere red carpet for Guardians of the Galaxy wearing a “I am Groot” t-shirt and walking on stilts

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