Wednesday, May 30, 2007
"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.