Monday, April 02, 2007

law and disorder

These are excerpts from a book called
and are things people actually said in court, word for word, taken down and now published by court reporters who had the torment of staying calm while these exchanges were actually taking place.


ATTORNEY: What is your date of birth?
WITNESS: July 18th.
ATTORNEY: What year?
WITNESS: Every year.

ATTORNEY: What gear were you in at the moment of the impact?
WITNESS: Gucci sweats and Reeboks.

ATTORNEY: Are you sexually active?
WITNESS: No, I just lie there.

ATTORNEY: Now doctor, isn't it true that when a person dies in his sleep,
he doesn't know about it until the next morning?
WITNESS: Did you actually pass the bar exam? ________________________________________________

ATTORNEY: The youngest son, the twenty-year-old, how old is he?
WITNESS: Uh, he's twenty-one.

ATTORNEY: Were you present when your picture was taken?
WITNESS: Would you repeat the question? ________________________________________________

ATTORNEY: So the date of conception (of the baby) was August 8th?
ATTORNEY: And what were you doing at that time?

ATTORNEY: Can you describe the individual?
WITNESS: He was about medium height and had a beard.
ATTORNEY: Was this a male or a female? ________________________________________________

ATTORNEY: Is your appearance here this morning pursuant to a deposition notice
which I sent to your attorney?
WITNESS: No, this is how I dress when I go to work.

ATTORNEY: ALL your responses MUST be oral, OK? What school did you go to?

And the best for last...

ATTORNEY: Doctor, before you performed the autopsy, did you check for a pulse?
ATTORNEY: Did you check for blood pressure?
ATTORNEY: Did you check for breathing?
ATTORNEY: So, then it is possible that the patient was alive when you began the autopsy?
ATTORNEY: How can you be so sure, Doctor?
WITNESS: Because his brain was sitting on my desk in a jar.
ATTORNEY: But could the patient have still been alive, nevertheless?
WITNESS: Yes, it is possible that he could have been alive and practicing law.



Keshi said...

LOL tnxx for the laughs!


shammu said...

Godddd!!!! true???? thats wht i thought when i was reading it :D :D!!!!! and then laughed out for everything!!!heeheeee!!!

am back in Doha, my break ws Awesome! i had a evry beautiful time, still in that hangover :D :D am still in kerala mentally :D :D!!!!

hope everything is well wit you :)! TC

magiceye said...


Rajeev said...

That was hilarious!!!
I enjoyed the last one and the one before that also!!

Peace & Love

preetha said...


That was soo funny!!! I was laughing soo much!! nd kookie looks sweet as usual...I think i'm falling in love with kookie
:) :) haha!!

take care shnags!!! :) :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Shei!!!

I enjoyed reading all that you've posted!!! the blah-blahs are all full of humor and sensible things (not to mention, full of rationalities) this blog is really an evidence of how COOL you are!!!

GOD bless!!!

tell Scott to do well in his college life!



Livi said...

Good words.