Led Zeppelin wins Stairway to Heaven case

More significant court news, this time not out of the Supreme Court, but out of regular court. I have not been blogging about this because, well a brotha’s gotta rest, but the short story is this:

Plaintiffs. Michael Skidmore, representing the estate of a man by the name of Randy California (Randy Wolfe his given name) are suing Led Zeppelin over their iconic song Stairway to Heaven.

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Affirmative action affirmed, DACA not so much

Abagail Fisher at the Supreme Court

As this session comes to a close, SCOTUS (Supreme Court of The United States) handed down two of the three most controversial decisions of the term.

When asked why the  Supreme Court waits until the last minute? Experts seem to say – its so that they can get the cases ready.  But I disagree.  It’s cause they know the fall out will be huge and it’s best to be out of town when it happens.

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Is this believeable? Competitive tickling edition

From left, David Farrier, a director; Richard Ivey, a tickling fetishist; and a ticklee in the movie “Tickled,” which investigates a private world. Credit Magnolia Pictures

 

In today’s “is this believable”, I spotlight a provocative documentary movie I just read about called,  Tickled.   It has the chills and thrills of Psycho minus the murdering, plus the homophobic twists.

The movie begins with  New Zealand journalist David Farrier, a fan of the bizarre and absurd, hunting for a new story when he stumbles on a sport called competitive tickling.

Intrigued, he makes contact with a company in the US called Jane O’Brien Media which every month has an event called competitive endurance tickling.   The sport is for young athletic men who submit to being strapped (that should send bells going off in your head),  straddled by other young men, then tickled all while being video taped.

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