The Common Scold

The Common Scold is named after a cause of action that originated in Pilgrim days, when meddlesome, argumentative, opinionated women who displeased the Puritan elders were punished by a brisk dunk in the local pond. Believe it or not, the tort lasted until 1972, when State v. Palendrano, 120 N.J. Super. 336, 293 A.2d 747 (N.J.Super.L., Jul 13, 1972) pretty much put it to rest. But the thought of those feisty women, not afraid of a little cold water, has always cheered me up and inspired me. I first used the moniker as the name of my humor column at the University of San Francisco School of Law many moons ago, and revive it now for this blawg!



Doggie Our pals over at the Patent Baristas provide an awesome Blawg Review #19, using a heat wave theme. Very very clever.

Take a break from the dog days of summer and check it out, especially the Jerk-o-Meter that gauges crank calls, from Colin Samuels' wonderful Infamy or Praise blog, which is quickly becoming one of my favorites.

PlayballP.S. Today's caveat: MLB has a new game, called PlayBall.  It costs $19.99. It is very very very very very addictive, especially if you liked Bejeweled. Check it out here. But remember, I warned you.

A D D I C T I V E.

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