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Comment o’ the Week!

Sorry for my relative silence this week, pals, but as you all know I done got myself robbed. I’ve been spending most of my time researching and buying replacement stuff, scanning eBay and Craigslist for my old stuff, and drawing Paint pictures for those of you who donated to the new laptop fund (see here and here and here and here for a few). Thank you all for your awesomeness during my time of zaniness.

This week’s COTW probably would have gone to Expatria had he not just won a few weeks ago, so eff him. Instead I’m going to give it to what you might call second place, but which would have been a definite first place had there not been a typo, which I have kindly fixed below but you can go gawk in the thread:

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Andrés DiplottiNo Gravatar // Mar 30, 2009 at 2:34 pm

The teen, whose name has not been released because of her age, was arrested and charged with possession of child pornography and distribution of child pornography.[…]If convicted of the distribution charge, she would be forced to register with the state as a sex offender […]. She also could face up to 17 years in jail, though such a stiff sentence is unlikely.

“In other news, a man was arrested after trying to commit suicide. He will be tried for attempted murder and, if found guilty, will be sentenced to death.”

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Ooh, burn!

Congrats, Andrés Diplotti! As a prize, you get to choose next Wednesday’s Afternoon Inquisition! Please use the contact form to send it in.

Hooray for Friday!

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6 Comments

  1. Best of luck with tracking down your lost goods and/or who stole them.

    Also; I prefer the comparison of that child porn case being like charging a 14 year old with statutory rape for masturbating.

  2. @LtStorm:

    Also; I prefer the comparison of that child porn case being like charging a 14 year old with statutory rape for masturbating.

    Ha! Nicely done…very funny.

    Say…hypothetically speaking, what’s the statute of limitations on that? Not for me, mind you. Someone ELSE I knew who masturbated at about that age. Just in case I’m… err… he’s ever brought in for questioning. Ahem.

  3. Wow! Another CotW for me! That’s surely an upbeat way to end an otherwise sucky day.

    Now, to be perfectly honest, I borrowed the joke about suicidal people being sentenced to death from the Argentine comedy group Les Luthiers. But I promise I’ll at least try to come up with a good Inquisition myself.

  4. @skepticalhippie:

    Heh…well, that WAS kind of the point of the post. That thread was more rancorous than it ought to have been, so I’m glad I could defuse it even if just a little.

    But full props to Andrés Diplotti, his win is much deserved. Besides, I’ll be able to contribute to another AI one of these days thanks to my team’s win at the most recent Boston Skeptics trivia night!

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