August 14, 2009

"It was not a simple yawn. It was a loud and boisterous attempt to disrupt the proceedings."

Contempt! Jail!

9 comments:

Veeshir said...

My old dog used to yawn very LOUDLY at me when I ticked him off.

I wish I was a judge, all I could do was laugh and take it.

traditionalguy said...

I would not try that yawn in a Church where normal human activities are frowned upon either. Maybe the poor boy was just overdosed on CO2 from American's excess energy usage. He needs a second chance, and then make him listen to NPR announcers for 3 straight hours without yawning or he goes immediately back to jail.

G Joubert said...

I had a dog who did that too. He'd get pretty sassy with his yawns.

dbp said...

I had read this story in a little free paper up in Northern New Hampshire. The thing that caught my eye was the guy saying something like, "I can't believe I am in jail for nothing".

I would be willing to bet that all kinds of 'unlucky' things have happened in his life--all were just pure chance.

wv snetted -- being captured by a net that has a wavy design.

Iapetus said...

A judge with a chip on his shoulder. Now that's a new one for you.

$9,000,000,000 Write Off said...

Bah, I'll raise you serial loud farts in comtempt of judicial proceedings.

Plus celebrities.

Larry J said...

It sounds to me that the judge is a rather severe asshole who's full of himself and other stuff. A sentence of 6 months for yawning when actual criminals often get less time? Sounds like the judge needs to be allowed to retire.

Laura(southernxyl) said...

Larry J, I read one article about this that said "a yawn and a stretch". The reporter could have made that "stretch" part up, of course.

But I tried to imagine a scenario where the judge would have been justified in doing what he did, and it wasn't hard: perhaps he was talking to the person being sentenced, a little scolding lecture like they like to do, and this cousin did a big, dramatic stretch and a loud yawn like, whatever, dude, you're irrelevant and boring.

And yes, as dbp says, all kinds of inexplicable things probably happen to him.

You do your kids a favor when you teach them how and when to be respectful.

qwerty said...

Exactly. Death panels are unecceptable. Ask Sarah.