Sunday, September 19, 2010
Keeping up with the Litigations
Well, as I just said, I've considered taking legal action, but somebody else has actually done it.
D.J. Goodson III, otherwise known as "Inmate GW1171" is suing the sisters Kardashian for "extreme emotional distress" for being subjected to hours of Keeping up with the Kardashians and Kourtney and Khloe Take Miami and having to witness "their outrageousness of actions". He is asking for $75,000 in damages. He should amend the filing to include an additional cause of action for "excessive misuse of the letter "K".
Goodson is serving 27 months in a medium security Pennsylvania prison after pleading guilty to wire fraud. A Virgo, he just celebrated his 36th birthday, is African American and stands tall at 5'6. Yeah, I know my way around a prison inmate locator search engine. I'm just that weird. Then again, I had to wonder what kind of person was weird enough to think of filing a lawsuit. I admire his pluck and tenacity, and I share his sentiments, but here I just change the channel like a chump. It never occured to me that there was money to be made and justice to be sought. It turns out that our Mr. Goodson is a very litigious fellow. I found a number of cases filed by Goodson, mostly relating to his prisoner civil rights.
I have just one question, though: why do the inmates of the Pennsylvania State Prison System have more cable channels than I had when I was in the hospital? I didn't have E! at the hospital. Sick people (who are paying for their health care and not breaking laws) should have a wider television programming selection than inmates (who broke laws and whose cable is paid for by taxpayers). I'm just sayin'.