Here's what we're reading today:
- It isn't just us: "Kansas justice invokes 'Pirates of the Caribbean' in legal dissent." You know what they're talking about ("more like what you'd call 'guidelines' than actual rules"). We've done it too. Now you can cite it in your next brief. From the Wichita Eagle.
- Speaking of pirates, a dude whose real name is Captain Jack Sparrow is running for Mayor of Minneapolis. A $20 filing fee is a pretty low barrier to entry. They should make it at least as much as bar dues. With photos, in case you are a doubter.
- And here's the explanation for the photos above and below: "How Monet was almost thwarted by nimbys: Documents that show artist's neighbours objected to plans for lily pond in his garden set to go on display." Yes, it's a story from 2015 (remember, this post is what we're reading today, not what was written today), but it is still a worthy read. Even a guy as famous as Claude Monet ran into land use troubles. As the first comment writer noted, "Even the masters have to deal with an out of control condo board." As for the pictures, the first below is the diverted River Epte, noted in the article, in its present-day state. The second, a part of Monet's gardens is posted just because it's Monday, and tax day, and a big filing day for us.