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Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Limerick of the Week

Basil20sweet In rejecting Mama Rizzo, Inc.'s arguments in Brookside Farms v. Mama Rizzo, Inc., Judge Kent wrote as follows:

"For the Court to allow Defendant to invoke the no-oral-modification clause after MRI itself induced and participated in the extended course of action it now complains of would be to convert the sale of basil leaves into a 'basil sale carcinoma' that would devour all reasonable commercial standards of behavior between merchants" (emphasis added).

Now I have my own standards for reasonable behavior, and I just didn't find the case Limerick-worthy.  But some of my students felt the phrase "basil sale carcinoma" needed to be memorialized in verse.  Facing an inevitable student rebellion, I composed the following in self-defense:

Brookside Farms v. Mama Rizzo's, Inc.

Addressing the judge as "Coxcomb-a,"
Mama Rizzo flew back to Roma.
In rejecting her Answer,
This judge has cured cancer,
The dread basil sale carcinoma.

[Jeremy Telman]

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