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(Seattle Times)   If a trio of Texas businessmen claim to be on a mission of God to help you with your already flourishing career, you may want to read the fine print on the legal documents...   (seattletimes.nwsource.com) divider line
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2005-07-14 4:36:10 PM  
Ditto for a trio of scientologists

/Tom's career is over
 
2005-07-14 4:37:03 PM  
She calls it in court documents "story-telling and sympathetic listening scored to adult contemporary soft rock."

I think I just threw up a little bit in my mouth.
 
2005-07-14 4:37:18 PM  
Do they have a half a pack of cigs and wear sunglasses at night?
 
2005-07-14 4:39:08 PM  
Rene is suing Texas lawyer Brian Hail and his firm, Godwin Gruber LLP

A self-Godwinning thread!
 
2005-07-14 4:40:35 PM  
D_A_Y_U_M

that sucks
 
2005-07-14 4:41:09 PM  
A mission from God, you say? Was it these men?

[image from keithwilliamson.com too old to be available]

/"Are you the police?"
//"No ma'am. We're musicians."
 
2005-07-14 4:41:36 PM  
Tom's career over? You might want to rethink your forecast in light of "War of the World's" $268 million box office draw. Meh.
 
2005-07-14 4:44:54 PM  
Fark needs a "Texas" tag
 
2005-07-14 4:45:07 PM  
"Hi. We're a trio of Texas Oil billionaires who make foolish business investments..."
 
2005-07-14 4:45:48 PM  
Can someone please explain the origin of "pwn3d!!!" on fark?

I see it in most threads and have no clue what the reference is.

And... In hopes of starting a new Farkism...

She got TOOKEN!
 
2005-07-14 4:46:08 PM  
Even though there's nothing really wrong with her show, I didn't like turning past it here in Jackson. And then they replaced her with John Tesh. See what happens when you're not happy wit the way things are?
 
2005-07-14 4:47:17 PM  
Texas business men spouting something about God in the process of fleecing some naive sap? That does not compute.
 
2005-07-14 4:47:21 PM  
pwned is from an old video game typo. It didn't start on Fark.
 
2005-07-14 4:48:30 PM  
Yagyob: And... In hopes of starting a new Farkism...

She got TOOKEN!


Actually, that would more correctly be: t00k3nd!!!111ELEVENTY-ONEZ111!!
 
2005-07-14 4:49:50 PM  
Google Search for Delilah and this looks better

 http://www.delilahschicago.com/


 
Any Farkers Been there?

 
2005-07-14 4:50:51 PM  
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Mooo
 
2005-07-14 4:51:18 PM  
If ANYONE claims to be on a mission from God, they're out for your money.

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2005-07-14 4:52:07 PM  
Beaten again by MasterThief, all I got is:

[image from ings.rucus.net too old to be available]

/unavailable for comment
 
2005-07-14 4:53:39 PM  
I think I understand this situation perfectly; She's kinda stupid AND she signed a contract with a bunch of crooks.
 
2005-07-14 4:54:14 PM  
BXRWXR
Actually, that would more correctly be: t00k3nd!!!111ELEVENTY-ONEZ111!!

Dare I even ask where that comes from?

I should have Googled before I asked. According to UrbanDictionary.com...

A corruption of the word "Owned." This originated in an online game called Warcraft, where a map designer misspelled "owned." When the computer beat a player, it was supposed to say, so-and-so "has been owned."

Instead, it said, so-and-so "has been pwned."

It basically means "to own" or to be dominated by an opponent or situation, especially by some god-like or computer-like force.


Now I know!
 
2005-07-14 4:54:20 PM  
I could care less about the trials and tribulations of Delilah. Why? Her radio show is huge heaping pile of crap. For that alone she deserves to lose the lawsuit.
 
2005-07-14 4:54:26 PM  
Umm - so a radio DJ signs over all her rights to some lawyers she met on a business trip and now she's surprised that they are getting 40% of her paycheck and that they have full copyright control over her material. What a stupid biatch.
 
2005-07-14 4:55:58 PM  
Messengers from God...

Just the thought that there are people who will believe a line like that makes me want to beat myself on the head with a bag of frozen Twizzlers... Seriously, she should be fined for being so damned gullible.

Besides, unless her lawyer can prove beyond a reasonable doubt that they intentionally misled her during contract discussions, well, she's kind of skey-rewed
 
2005-07-14 5:00:03 PM  
If this had been Florida, Katherine Harris would have hired them on the spot to get rid of the canker.

/citrus, that is...
 
2005-07-14 5:00:11 PM  
Besides, unless her lawyer can prove beyond a reasonable doubt that they intentionally misled her during contract discussions, well, she's kind of skey-rewed

Not necessarily true. I don't know the details of this particular contract, but a basic tenet of law holds that blatantly unfair contract is not binding.
 
2005-07-14 5:00:31 PM  
If a trio of Texas businessmen attorneys claim to be on a mission of God to help you with your already flourishing career,

That just about covers it...
 
2005-07-14 5:01:07 PM  
dravus2000:

Besides, unless her lawyer can prove beyond a reasonable doubt that they intentionally misled her during contract discussions, well, she's kind of skey-rewed


I love internet lawyers.
 
2005-07-14 5:01:14 PM  
BXRWXR
She got TOOKEN!

TOOKEN!? Wasn't that one of Ryu's battlecries from the Street Fighter games?
 
2005-07-14 5:02:33 PM  
Woah. Why is karlandtanya's post way down at the bottom when it should be at the top? That's pretty weird.

Heh. The powers that be hate "Boobiess, so there's a filter that will timestamp your posts to be a day later (to put it on the bottom) and change it to say "Boobies!"
 
2005-07-14 5:02:37 PM  
It's not a scam. What you do is give them all of your credit card numbers, and if one of them is lucky you win a prize!
 
2005-07-14 5:03:16 PM  
The interesting part about this is that Godwin Gruber is a respected, well-established law firm in Dallas. The Houston office is small and I think run primarily by the Hails, apparently with little oversight. Sticking your hand in your client's pocket like this could get you disbarred. Certainly they would at least get fired from Godwin Gruber. You'd hope, anyway.
 
2005-07-14 5:05:17 PM  
Yeah The conversation was something like...

How much for the little girl? How much for the women?
Man: What?
Your women. I want to buy your women. The little girl, your daughters... sell them to me. Sell me your children



Favorite Part....just cuz'

Jake: [to Sister Mary Stigmata] 5 grand? No problem, we'll have it for you in the morning. Let's go, Elwood.
Sister Mary Stigmata: No, no, I will not take your filthy stolen money.
Jake: Well then... I guess you're really up shiat Creek.
[Sister Mary Stigmata hits Jake Blues with a ruler for using that kind of language]
Sister Mary Stigmata: I beg your pardon, what did you say?
Jake: I offered to help you... You refused to take our money. Then I said; I guess you're really up shiat Creek.
[Sister Mary Stigmata hits Jake Blues with the ruler again]
Elwood: Christ Jake. Take it easy man.
[Sister Mary Stigmata hits Elwood Blues]
Jake: Oh shiat.
[Sister Mary Stigmata hits Jake Blues]
Elwood: Jesus Christ.
[Sister Mary Stigmata hits Elwood Blues]
Jake: shiat.

/Also from The Blues Brothers
//Farking great movie
 
2005-07-14 5:07:06 PM  
LOL! I used to work with Delilah 20 years ago at a station in Seattle. She was one cool chick back then, always had funny stories of demented fans from her days in Eugene. She got started on the air when she was 16 years old.

Well, her nightly show became a big hit and she eventually moved on to bigger things. I was never a fan of the show, I can't stand sappy crap like that. In any case, last time I talked to her she had found Jesus and wasn't much like the 'ol Delilah I used to know.

There's something really nauseaus and ungenuine that happen to people when they "find Jesus."
 
2005-07-14 5:10:16 PM  
DRAVUS,

She is being "fined" for being stupid. It looks like she's being fined about 40%.

The real stupidity is that she was making a million a year, they got her a deal making $6.25 mil a year but, she only gets to take home $3.75 mil. So, they increased her pay by $2.75 mil a year, sounds like they earned every penny and now she doesn't want to pay them.

I doubt a jury will be very sympathetic to her plight. I hope she gets stuck with their attorney fees, too!
 
2005-07-14 5:13:08 PM  
Interesting juxtaposition of article and advertisement
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2005-07-14 5:14:10 PM  
I want a bumper sticker that says "I found Jesus, he is in my Boot"
British touch adds a little class.

/first on sight with the BB ref. I win.
 
2005-07-14 5:21:39 PM  
EdgeRunner:

TOOKEN!? Wasn't that one of Ryu's battlecries from the Street Fighter games?

I don't know. Ask Yagyob, it was his idea.
 
2005-07-14 5:28:42 PM  
MasterThief:

The headline said a trio of Texas businessmen.

[image from newmexiken.com too old to be available]

/have mercy
 
2005-07-14 5:35:01 PM  
God works in mysterious ways . . .
 
2005-07-14 5:37:47 PM  
Lawyers can make good business partners, as long as you've got an uninvolved lawyer looking at the contract on your behalf. Letting the people that benefit from your business venture write their own contract with no input from an unbiased expert is just naive.

They really worked her over.
 
2005-07-14 5:37:53 PM  
In the process, Rene claims the Hails manipulated the situation so that they controlled her entirely and profited from any revenue she made particularly her radio show. Brian Hail set up two new entities in which she was the majority interest holder: Delilah Media Group, L.P., a Texas limited partnership, and Delilah Media, L.L.C., a Texas limited liability company. Kevin Hail was appointed CEO of Delilah Media with a salary of more than $100,000 a year.

Heh, you must love LLCs. When one partner claims that it was God who told him to reappropriate their client's money, the other partners can suddenly become Agnostic and walk away clean.
 
2005-07-14 6:22:27 PM  
Wnhenever someone starts telling me how much they love Jesus and God, I make a point to check my wallet.
 
2005-07-14 6:37:07 PM  
"Rene's attorney, Yale Lewis..."

Wonder what kind of parents/background this guy had....
 
2005-07-14 7:07:06 PM  
Buddha04

You missed one.

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2005-07-14 7:19:11 PM  
I'll take Bush, Rove and Cheney for $200 billion, Alex...
 
2005-07-14 7:34:26 PM  
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2005-07-14 9:07:39 PM  
I thought those retarded ellipses are filtered out of headlines but some have slipped through recently.
 
2005-07-14 10:26:18 PM  
Darth Vegas: Fark needs a "Texas" tag

Hell, I'm from Texas and I think we need a tag. I have no illusions about how messed up this place can be.
 
2005-07-14 10:34:07 PM  
That woman makes me want to scream! I hope she goes bankrupt and dies penniless in a gutter. That's what you get for not reading shait before you sign it. Yes, believe it or not, people DO expect you to read things before you put your name on them.

Once while I was driving through Charlotte, Pam Stone spent a good 10 minutes making fun of Delilah and idiotic show. Farking hilarious.
 
2005-07-14 10:38:59 PM  
I'm guessing the Texas lawyers missed the bar rule that strongly cautions against business deals with clients. They are beyond disfavored, and have to be way above board.

Hell, agents and managers for Hollywood talent don't get 40%. I smell disbarrment.
 
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