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2012-11-01 01:47:21 PM

halfof33: "My client demands payment of $25,000 within 10 days of receipt of this letter for damages she has experienced, otherwise we may take legal action against you without further notice," the letter from Iler Campbell LLP Barristers and Solicitors in Toronto reads.

i wonder what Iler Campbell LLP Barristers and Solicitors in Toronto's other clients might feel about Iler Campbell LLP Barristers and Solicitors in Toronto sending threatening letters to 17 year olds.

If only there was a away to find out who Iler Campbell LLP Barristers and Solicitors in Toronto's clients were.


It sounds a lot like extortion if you ask me.
 
2012-11-01 01:48:03 PM
Woman wants $25,000 because neighbour boy's basketball just might clog her arteries
 
2012-11-01 01:49:21 PM

Coelacanth: I'd be playing Twisted Sister out loud from 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM.


Twisted Sister? What is that it? You sit here all day playing that sick, repulsive electric twanger! What do you want to do with your life???
 
2012-11-01 01:50:21 PM

Mr. Breeze: It sounds a lot like extortion if you ask me.


Fortunately no one asked you.
 
M-G
2012-11-01 01:50:55 PM

namegoeshere: OH NOES! A child is out of doors, exercising?? The HORROR!!


Probably not exercising. Probably dribbling the ball for 15 minutes between each shot.
 
PJ-
2012-11-01 01:53:45 PM
FTFA: Langdon lawyers said in a letter she is a professional writer who requires peace and quiet to earn her living ...

Clearly she isn't a very successful, and if she needed peace and quiet, maybe she should find a place that is a bit more secluded (or invest in some sound insulation) so she can get the quiet she 'needs'.
 
2012-11-01 01:53:56 PM
The lady is a writer? No. She WANTS to be a writer. But can't. Because basketball. So sorry, lady. You are not a writer.
 
2012-11-01 01:54:53 PM
See you next Tuesday
 
2012-11-01 01:57:24 PM
Yep... looks pretty much just like you'd expect too.. complete with the smug look..

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2012-11-01 01:58:48 PM
That kid needs to trade the basketball in for a set of bagpipes.
 
2012-11-01 01:59:27 PM
The basketball community frowns on this ladies shenanigans

www.michezoafrika.com
 
2012-11-01 01:59:54 PM
I wonder what kind of worthless dreck this miserable coont "writes."
 
2012-11-01 02:00:10 PM
Listening to some rug rat dribbling a basketball all afternoon does get annoying. Not $25,000 annoying, but still annoying.

.................

Noise canceling headphones don't work on basketballs. They work on the droning sounds of things like airplanes and engines.

Maybe get one of those Michelin basketballs and give it to the kid as an early Christmas present. Or replace the rim with one of the trick rims they use at amusement parks some night and make him think he really sucks so he stops playing.
 
2012-11-01 02:01:02 PM

aagrajag: Ontario?

Stop it. We can't mock the litigiousness of the US if you do shiat like that.

//should be thrown out
///dear lord, I hope


Canada has just as stupid lawsuits as the US does, particularly because of the "Human Rights Commission".

Oh no, he called me a bad word! LAWSUIT TIME!
 
2012-11-01 02:02:30 PM
wwwimage.cbsnews.com

Emo Philips apparently had the same issue:

"Thomas said that the family would get angry with police, especially when they said they were told that police couldn't put a stop to kids playing basketball or riding dirt bikes in the neighborhood because it wasn't illegal." 

Maybe these people shouldn't worry about the $25,000.
 
2012-11-01 02:05:14 PM
Also she should sue night time for blocking the light from her windows for hours at a time.
 
2012-11-01 02:07:54 PM
Oh wait you're a renter? LOL Shut the fark up.

When you contribute to property taxes you can biatch, until then you're a temporary pain in the ass to all the neighbors that own. Once you're gone a new pain in the ass will arrive.
 
2012-11-01 02:14:14 PM

namegoeshere: Also she should sue night time for blocking the light from her windows for hours at a time.


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2012-11-01 02:21:17 PM

Prank Call of Cthulhu: that guy who drives around with the loud car stereo playing the song that goes FOOM BOOM-BOOM, FOOM BOOM-BOOM, FOOM BOOM-BOOM at some ridiculous decibel level).


Obtain Long handled electric rechargable weedwhacker.
Remove cartridge from business end and replace with the heaviest speaker mag you can find. Dont' be afraid to supercharge it if you know what your are doing and have access to the equiptment.
Run the mag at high speed over the area of the vehicle with the speakers in it. Subwoofer, too.
Wait for the gy to drive by again sounding like the march music from Marvin the Martian.
FOOM BOOM-BOOM, FOOM BOOM-BOOM, FOOM BOOM-BOOM
 
2012-11-01 02:22:22 PM

irreverence: It's an apartment. If you expect total peace and quiet from a multi-family residence like an apartment building or duplex, you are an unreasonable idiot from the start.

Also, wtf Canada, the USA has monopolized the concept of lawsuit frivolity, how'd you get a piece?


That's why I'll never live in a duplex or an apartment ever again. It may be cheaper, but it comes with its own price. You quickly lean who has kids, cats and girlfriends who are screamers in bed.

The lady in the article needs to find a cheap rental in the exhurbs.
 
2012-11-01 02:23:58 PM

halfof33: Mr. Breeze: It sounds a lot like extortion if you ask me.

Fortunately no one asked you.


Pay me $25,000 in 10 days or else we'll take legal action isn't like extortion?
 
2012-11-01 02:26:08 PM

gopher321: Apparently this lady has never heard of earplugs.


Earplugs don't do the best job at filtering out bass. So everything else is blocked out except for the thud-thud of the basketball hitting the ground. That and most people's ears get sore after a while.

Just better for her to move.
 
2012-11-01 02:26:29 PM

SirTanon: Yep... looks pretty much just like you'd expect too.. complete with the smug look..


Blunder, She Wrote.
 
2012-11-01 02:37:00 PM

SlagginOff: I wonder what kind of worthless dreck this miserable coont "writes."


'Silence is Golden: No Playtime For Anyone Outside Because I Don't Know What a Library Could Be Used For Other Than Reading"
 
2012-11-01 02:40:27 PM

aagrajag: Ontario?

Stop it. We can't mock the litigiousness of the US if you do shiat like that.

//should be thrown out
///dear lord, I hope


Came here to say basically this. What an annoyance it must be living next to this shrivelled old coont. The Elliotts should countersue...
 
2012-11-01 02:40:54 PM

CruJones: jedikinkoid: Prank Call of Cthulhu: The lady is an annoying whiner. That being said, though, driveway basketball is the fourth most annoying suburban noise pollution (barking dogs is #1, skateboarders is #2, and #3 is that guy who drives around with the loud car stereo playing the song that goes FOOM BOOM-BOOM, FOOM BOOM-BOOM, FOOM BOOM-BOOM at some ridiculous decibel level).

My #2 would be the high-pitched shrieks of children chasing each other, but otherwise I couldn't agree more.

I live near the airport, so the gubmint came and gave me all new triple-pane windows and glass doors, and sprayed insulation throughout the house. You could shoot someone and cut their body up with a chainsaw in my front yard and I probably couldn't hear it.

/ahhh, silence


Did they build the airport after you moved in? If not, that was extremely cool of them. I used to work at Dobbins ARB in Georgia. We routinely got phonecalls complaining about the noise from the F-15s. "The base was built in the 1940s and has been flying aircraft since then - if jet noise isn't cool with you, don't buy a house near an Air Force Base", is what I would have said.
 
2012-11-01 02:49:02 PM
Did this biatch move up there from California? Sounds like the kind of shiat lawsuits we hear about daily in these parts.
 
2012-11-01 02:56:14 PM

halfof33: "My client demands payment of $25,000 within 10 days of receipt of this letter for damages she has experienced, otherwise we may take legal action against you without further notice," the letter from Iler Campbell LLP Barristers and Solicitors in Toronto reads.

i wonder what Iler Campbell LLP Barristers and Solicitors in Toronto's other clients might feel about Iler Campbell LLP Barristers and Solicitors in Toronto sending threatening letters to 17 year olds.

If only there was a away to find out who Iler Campbell LLP Barristers and Solicitors in Toronto's clients were.



From their website:

Ontario's go-to counsel for progressive organizations of all types and sizes.

And

Iler Campbell LLP is a law firm serving co-ops, not-for-profits, charities, and socially minded small business and individuals in Ontario.

In my experience dealing with US law firms as a PI any firm that calls themselves "Progressive" gives personal injury lawyers a bad name. They are paper firms they bury people in paperwork and hope they give up and settle they do not want any of their cases in front of a judge or worse a jury.
 
2012-11-01 03:10:57 PM
$25,000?
www.comics101.com
"How about nothing? zero, zip, zilch, nadda. My personal check for bupkis, drawn on the First National Bank of Squidoo"
 
2012-11-01 03:11:00 PM

Mr. Breeze: halfof33: Mr. Breeze: It sounds a lot like extortion if you ask me.

Fortunately no one asked you.

Pay me $25,000 in 10 days or else we'll take legal action isn't like extortion?


Not if a lawyer does it.
 
2012-11-01 03:11:06 PM
I have a feeling even if the kid stops playing basketball she will find some other "noise" they make as an excuse to whine and sue.
 
2012-11-01 03:15:04 PM
Sounds like a great location for a flash mob of a few hundred basketball players to show up and bounce basketballs against this woman's house.

\ not that I condone vigilante behaviour. Well, maybe I can make an exception in this case.
 
2012-11-01 03:18:12 PM
Interesting when the article gives enough info to easily get the home address and telephone number...
http://www.canada411.ca/res/7057452037/A-Langdon/137977816.html
 
2012-11-01 03:18:27 PM

freetomato: CruJones: jedikinkoid: Prank Call of Cthulhu: The lady is an annoying whiner. That being said, though, driveway basketball is the fourth most annoying suburban noise pollution (barking dogs is #1, skateboarders is #2, and #3 is that guy who drives around with the loud car stereo playing the song that goes FOOM BOOM-BOOM, FOOM BOOM-BOOM, FOOM BOOM-BOOM at some ridiculous decibel level).

My #2 would be the high-pitched shrieks of children chasing each other, but otherwise I couldn't agree more.

I live near the airport, so the gubmint came and gave me all new triple-pane windows and glass doors, and sprayed insulation throughout the house. You could shoot someone and cut their body up with a chainsaw in my front yard and I probably couldn't hear it.

/ahhh, silence

Did they build the airport after you moved in? If not, that was extremely cool of them. I used to work at Dobbins ARB in Georgia. We routinely got phonecalls complaining about the noise from the F-15s. "The base was built in the 1940s and has been flying aircraft since then - if jet noise isn't cool with you, don't buy a house near an Air Force Base", is what I would have said.


Same thing happened with Eglin. Some developer built a bunch of houses directly in the flight path of where the 16s lift off in full afterburner. People moved in and complained about the noise, and the AF ended up having to put up noise barriers.

My wife biatched one day about the jets waking her up at 9am. Said they shouldn't fly so early. I told her I would bring it up with the base commander next time I saw him.
 
2012-11-01 03:20:18 PM
I usually don't get annoyed by most of the sounds of children playing, but I will confess that a basketball thumping drives me nuts. That said, it's my own problem, so I just seethe inwardly instead of trying to tell people not to do something they're allowed to do.
 
2012-11-01 03:39:13 PM
I have a counter offer. How about jack shiat and go fark yourself
 
2012-11-01 03:44:13 PM

Chinchillazilla: I usually don't get annoyed by most of the sounds of children playing, but I will confess that a basketball thumping drives me nuts. That said, it's my own problem, so I just seethe inwardly instead of trying to tell people not to do something they're allowed to do.


I'm sort of screwed. The house I am in now has a permanent goal mounted over a shared driveway with 4 other houses. That has made it a community goal and the neighborhood kids use it quite often. Now, this is officially my goal, on my property, and I have every right to rip it right out and be done with it,. However, it was here and being used before I moved in and if the kids are shooting hoops, they aren't getting fat eating Doritos and playing Xbox. Therefore, it will stay and I will probably replace the net next spring. I have however asked that they not shoot hoops at night although there is a streetlight nearby. I have to SOME peace once in a while.
 
2012-11-01 03:55:09 PM

Hongcouver: That kid needs to trade the basketball in for a set of bagpipes.


+1
 
2012-11-01 05:03:58 PM

Coelacanth: I'd be playing Twisted Sister out loud from 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM.

When my family was living in Long Beach, we were mercilessly tormented by an old bat and her husband. They would call the police out on a noise complaint if we flushed the toilet after midnight! She did horrible things to us, including a home invasion and her damn fool husband spraying our pets with agricultural grade pesticide which backfired when he got cancer from playing with the stuff and had a horrible agonizing death,a and we got to call the cops because they were making too much noise.


You could have ended the story there and we could have guessed the rest.
 
2012-11-01 05:07:29 PM
They need a Million Man basketball march. Imaging a crowd with everyone dribbling a basketball going around her block... twice.
 
2012-11-01 05:19:37 PM

groppet: I have a feeling even if the kid stops playing basketball she will find some other "noise" they make as an excuse to whine and sue.


I have a feeling you are correct. We have a neighbor below us complain about our footsteps, and added that there were a ton of people living in our apartment and we cook stinky immigrant food (both accusations untrue, of course). She probably thought every indian in the complex lived in our apartment. Turns out she complained about every person in our building for the last 10 years she lived there. Some people just need to move to the middle of nowhere.
 
2012-11-01 05:54:54 PM

Heliodorus: You could have ended the story there and we could have guessed the rest.


This was the sixties. If it wasn't for the nasty neighbors and the bully that lived down the street, it would've been paradise for me as a kid. Take Halloween for example. We were maybe the last best place for homemade treats until people started getting stupid after that creep killed his own son with a poisoned Pixie Stik and tried to pin it on his neighbors so he could collect on a million dollar insurance policy.

The beach was only a few blocks away, and so was the Colorado Lagoon, where sometimes you could go digging for the only cherrystone clams on the west coast. The Carpenters used to have a safehouse the next street down, and Karen Carpenter used to leave cat food out for all of the neighborhood strays.

In the alley behind our house we had a guy who was an honest-to-God oceanographer who kept a two-man submarine on a trailer. I used to spend hours staring into the portholes looking for ????. Further down the alley, some hippies were running an underground newspaper from out of their garage. Once in awhile, I'd walk by on my way home from school and catch them photographing their next adult portfolio. The old bat next door never bothered them because the female models swore that they'd break up her marriage if she did.

I have some pretty bad memories about Long Beach. But I have a few good ones too.
 
2012-11-01 06:05:11 PM

SirTanon: Yep... looks pretty much just like you'd expect too.. complete with the smug look..

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Why does Carol Burnett hate basketball so much?

But seriously, why are basketballs so loud when they're being bounced while other inflatables don't have near that same level of noise?
 
2012-11-01 06:14:54 PM
If she is complaining that the noise is disturbing her work, someone should make a complaint to the Ontario Ministry of Labour to have an occupational assessment made. Somehow I don't think that a teenager playing basketball will meet the OHS Code's definition of hazardous noise, which is a scale that starts at 82 dB for an exposure time of 8 hours.

Also, I am thinking a zoning and Fire inspection for a home business might be in order. Fight fire with fire.
 
2012-11-01 06:23:22 PM
What I take from this is that she's a shiatty "writer" who hasn't made any money, has no actual talent, and sees a way to try and get money from other people.
 
2012-11-01 07:46:44 PM

DarkSoulNoHope: Don't worry, it's $25,000 in Canadian dollars. That's only worth $100 US, right?!


USA 1.00 = CA 0.99656 today, but it's in Monopoly money

/ xe.com for reference
 
2012-11-01 07:55:15 PM

MythDragon: Same thing happened with Eglin.


Same thing happens with every airport or air base, Navy or Air Force.

What is really funny is people biatching about Langley AFB.
"Dude....this was an air base before your grandfather was born. STFU or move."

/comment not valid if your grandad was born before1916
 
2012-11-01 08:21:18 PM
I think we should organize a basketball tournament on her road!!
 
2012-11-01 09:32:50 PM
Wish I could be the judge in this case. I'd rule in her favor and award her a penny, but not court costs.

If she wins, she can't appeal. At that cost, the real victims here certainly won't appeal it.
 
2012-11-01 09:39:45 PM

SirTanon: Yep... looks pretty much just like you'd expect too.. complete with the smug look..

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Posted the article on my Facebook... Here's what one of my friends suggested:
"Lets go start a full on game, with cheerleaders and everything!"
 
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