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(Boston Globe)   Poodle serves jury duty. Always knew the California justice system was a little ruff   ( divider line
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2002-03-18 06:27:28 PM  
2002-03-18 06:27:59 PM  
Reminds me of when that one Roman emperor made his horse a senator... beautiful justice system we have in this country.
2002-03-18 06:28:44 PM  
Hell, the front page of todays San Jose Mercury News (A California Bay Area news paper) had an aritcle about a 70+ year old man who managed to register his dog to vote.

I wonder if this is the same super-mutt????
2002-03-18 06:29:19 PM  
I just got caught looting in some weird abondoned neighborhood by some crazy french cop, the bastard came out of no where, none of it made sense.
2002-03-18 06:29:45 PM  
why did I just post that.
2002-03-18 06:33:56 PM  
Didn't the same thing happen in Florida a month or so ago?
2002-03-18 06:38:55 PM  
WTF ?!

Take your pills, old boy...
2002-03-18 06:39:12 PM  
This has happened before and the lady was charged with perjury and fraud. Suspended sentence and a hefty fine. The guy was making a point but he made the mistake of signing the dogs name (forgery) and not specifying that the applicant was a dog (perjury). The way the system works, whoever the registrar was would have likely registered the dog anyway simply because it's a minimum wage govt position. Then they couldn't have done anything to him.

I liked the one where the guy filled out the 'received in the mail' insurance offer for "only pennies a day!". He signed up his goldfish because the fish was the addressee (the guy used the fish's name on some stupid form that he knew would get on a mailing list) and was entirely truthful. The form had "goldfish" under race and something like 3 months for age. The company accepted money for a $100K policy but refused to pay "because of false pretenses" when the fish died a few months later. The guy sued and won because the form did say "goldfish" and the court ruled the guy did not try to deceive them and it was their fault for not reading the application.
2002-03-18 06:39:25 PM  
I vote in favor of the death penalty for whoever submitted this article as a punishment for that hideous pun...
2002-03-18 06:49:47 PM  
That poodle could do some time if he doesn't show up for jury duty.
2002-03-18 06:49:52 PM  
There are three problems -- Barnabas is only 9 years old, has a stupid name, and he's a poodle.
2002-03-18 07:08:57 PM  
I thought we were entitled to a jury of our peers? As far as I know, none of my peers can lick their own nads.
Kat [TotalFark]
2002-03-18 07:11:55 PM  
hmmm, i have a goldfish thats coming to the end of his life span...rather i could get one that wouldnt last too long...
2002-03-18 07:14:32 PM  
Hey Kat! Haven't seen you in awhile. Spring Break?
2002-03-18 07:28:35 PM  
as far as you know ...
2002-03-18 08:05:44 PM  
Still doesn't compare to the poodle-tossing incident at San Jose airport a while ago. Now THAT was scary.
2002-03-18 08:19:42 PM  
I would rather be judged by 10 poodles than to be condemed by one.
2002-03-18 08:19:46 PM  
Whoever wrote that title needs to be beaten into a bloody pulp and forced to be Fark's biatch for the next 10 years.
Kat [TotalFark]
2002-03-18 08:25:18 PM  
nope, sprng break starts friday for me. ive been around, im just the quiet mod that sticks up for all the crass commenting.
2002-03-18 08:28:13 PM  
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2002-03-18 08:32:45 PM  
Santos L. Halpar is much better name for a dog, anyway.
2002-03-18 08:54:07 PM  
Perhaps I should go shoplift something just to show how easy it is to break that law too.
#2 [TotalFark]
2002-03-18 09:51:09 PM  
I once spoke to a coworker about a poodle, did they have plastic covers on the sofa? Yes, they said. Figures. I challenge anyone who knows a poodle owner if they have plastic on the sofa, or plastic runners on the carpet? I don't know why this remains true.
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2002-03-18 09:58:00 PM  
03-18-02 08:54:07 PM Jimmy Balls
Perhaps I should go shoplift something just to show how easy it is to break that law too.

Yeah, but if it was truly so easy, these would never have been made:
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2002-03-18 10:11:59 PM  
I think this guy is screwed because in the last week I have seen an interview with him THREE times. If you want to make a joke, fine. Don't go all jolly on CNN about how stupid the system is. The house always wins.
2002-03-18 10:18:37 PM  
Ruff... just the way your mother likes it, Trebeck!
2002-03-18 10:23:40 PM  
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2002-03-18 10:25:23 PM  
This is farking stupid. I submitted this story yesterday with the headline- "Dog registers to vote- even he's too smart to join the southern party" and they choose to use this tagline?? c'mon now. I used to like Fark. Now I know that he's really just the man and is still tryin to keep a brotha down.
2002-03-18 10:27:02 PM  
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2002-03-18 10:27:32 PM  
thats the actual photo.
2002-03-18 10:27:45 PM  
Doggone funny, har har har.
2002-03-18 10:48:20 PM  
In the immortal words of Frank Zappa "Poodle chews it."
2002-03-18 10:53:25 PM  
worst headline ever!
2002-03-18 11:17:13 PM  
Defense Lawyer: "Mr. Barnabas, to the best of your knowledge, would you be able to make a fair and unbiased decision regarding the defendant?"

Poodle: "Woof."
2002-03-18 11:31:41 PM  
That pun is horrible, but in a good way. We need more punishing headlines like that one.
2002-03-18 11:32:26 PM  
I woke up Sunday to the sound of hilarity. The local (Providence, RI) TV news announces "first birthdays" a la Willard Scott. Seems my 12 year old called them last week and asked them to announce the first birthday of twins -- Declan and Macy Tuttle (and our last name isn't Tuttle). Declan and Macy are our cats. Sure enough the station rounded out its first birthday announcements by solemnly wishing our cats a happy birthday.
2002-03-18 11:33:56 PM  
woof woof
2002-03-18 11:38:18 PM  
Yeah, but radio D.J.'s don't know and don't give a f*ck about that sort of name trickery. Why should they? However, ascertaining whether a person summoned by a court of law in whatever capacity is indeed, human...
that's just a tad more important.
2002-03-19 12:30:52 AM  
worst. pun. ever.
2002-03-19 12:49:05 AM  
I am too late to second the motion but whole heartedly agree with all the slander on the pun...
2002-03-19 12:53:03 AM  
First of its kind my ass, I have heard of several of these register a dog to vote to prove how simple it is.
2002-03-19 02:44:10 AM  
what the hell......i submitted the same article from a different site on Saturday
2002-03-19 11:51:18 AM  
Walkman Oh my god! That story about the goldfish is hilarious! The one about the, ok... but the goldfish...

*wipes tears away*

I gotta do that, that's just too funny.

Ahem... carry on.
2002-03-19 05:37:36 PM  
Is this the same Poodle that mauled the carpet muncher in San Francisco?
2002-03-19 06:46:19 PM  
This is an old story. He will have to go before the judge, so ha ah on him. Also who ever submitted this link said "Poodle serves jury duty. Always knew the California justice system was a little ruff" HEY DUMBASS he didn't serve, he was summoned. Read the article before posting
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