Monday, February 13, 2006

Where's Dan Kaffee when you need him?

Remember this exchange from an early scene of A Few Good Men?

SPRADLING (some lawyer): I'm gonna charge him with possession and being under the influence while on duty. Plead guilty and I'll recommend 30 days in the brig with loss of rank and pay.

KAFFEE (the Tom Cruise character): It was oregano, Dave, it was ten dollars worth of oregano.

SPRADLING: Yeah, well your client thought it was marijuana.

KAFFEE: My client's a moron, that's not against the law.


SPRADLING: I've got people to answer to just like you, I'm gonna charge him.

KAFFEE: With what, possession of a condiment?

Of course, Aaron Sorkin wrote that nearly fifteen years ago; otherwise, Kaffee's client here could apparently be charged with possession of a look-alike drug.

Go read that. You won't believe your eyes. Apparently it is now a crime to possess something that bears a resemblance to a drug. Are we going freaking insane as a country, or what?

(via Craig)

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