Trial Of The Century Joke

Trial Of The Century Joke


Trial Of The Century Transcript Reveals Objectionable Methods By Dave Barry, Sunday, March 19, 1995 TRANSCRIPT, TRIAL OF THE CENTURY, DAY 257BAILIFF: Hear ye, hear ye, the court is now in sess…DEFENSE: Objection, your honor.JUDGE: To what?DEFENSE: Nothing, your honor. We’re just warming up.PROSECUTION: Your honor, the people would like to state that we also have no objections at this time.DEFENSE: Objection, your honor. Every time the defense says some- thing, the prosecution always feels it has to say something.PROSECUTION: The people do not.DEFENSE: Do too.PROSECUTION: Do not.DEFENSE: Do too.DEFENDANT: OK, stop, I confess! I’m guilty!JUDGE (sternly): Order in the court! (To prosecution): Proceed.PROSECUTION: Where were we?JUDGE (checking his notes): You were on “Do not.”PROSECUTION: Oh, right, thanks. Do not.DEFENSE: Your honor, the prosecution is clearly jealous of the defense because we have a lot of marquee legal talent such as F. Lee Bailey and the late Raymond Burr.PROSECUTION: Objection, your honor. The people have reason to believe that that is not really F. Lee Bailey. (A murmer runs through the courtroom.)JUDGE: Dammit, bailiff! I ordered the murmers removed from this courtroom!BAILIFF (drawing his gun): We’ll take care of it, sir.PROSECUTION: Your honor, if that IS F. Lee Bailey, how come he hardly ever SAYS anything? He just sits there, day after day, not moving. The people request permission to stick him with a pin.JUDGE: I’ll allow it.F. LEE BAILEY: sssssssssssssJUDGE: Let the record show that “F. Lee Bailey” is actually an inflat- able doll wearing a $1,000 suit.DEFENSE: Objection, your honor. That suit cost $1,500.JUDGE WAPNER: Do you have a receipt?DEFENSE: Objection! This judge is from a completely different TV show!JUDGE: I’ll sustain the objection.DEFENSE: Which one?JUDGE: I have no idea. Let’s proceed with the expert witness.PROSECUTION (to witness): Please state your name and the size of your book advance.EXPERT WITNESS: My name is Dr. Pembrick A. Femur, and my advance is $350,000.PROSECUTION: And who will be playing you in the movie version?EXPERT WITNESS: We are thinking Brad Pitt.DEFENSE: Objection, your honor. We were thinking of Brad Pitt to play us.PROSECUTION: Brad Pitt? YOU? Your honor, the people request permis- sion to laugh until little snot bubbles form in the people’s nostrils.DEFENSE (sarcastically): And we suppose the prosecution wishes to be played by Demi Moore?PROSECUTION: Sharon Stone.JUDGE: I’ll allow it. Proceed.PROSECUTION: Dr. Femur, you are an expert, are you not?EXPERT WITNESS: I am.PROSECUTION: And do you think the people’s hairstyle looks better this way, or the way the people wore it before?EXPERT WITNESS: This way.JUDGE: What about my beard?EXPERT WITNESS: With all due respect, your honor, I have seen more impressive f****l hair on a coconut.(Laughter.)JUDGE (angrily): Bailiff! Where is that laughter coming from?BAILIFF: From inside a set of parentheses.JUDGE: I’ll allow it. Continue.PROSECUTION: Dr. Femur, I am handing you Exhibit No. 2038-B. Can you identify this item for the court?EXPERT WITNESS (examining it): Yes. That is a DNA molecule belonging to the defendant.DEFENSE: Objection! We can’t see the exhibit!PROSECUTION: Of COURSE you can’t, you idiot. It’s a MOLECULE.EXPERT WITNESS: Or a poppy seed. There’s a 73 per cent chance either way.PROSECUTION: Now Dr. Femur, can you tell the court, in your own expert words, what “DNA” stands for?EXPERT WITNESS: Yes.PROSECUTION: I see. Now Dr. Femur, could you please tell the jury, as an expert, whether the defendant could have left this DNA molecule or poppy seed at the scene of the…EXPERT WITNESS: Tell WHAT jury?JUDGE: Dammit, bailiff! The jury escaped again!(Another murmer runs through the court.)GUN: BANG!BAILIFF: I got the murmer, your honor!DEFENSE: Objection! The bailiff shot a reporter for The National Enquirer.JUDGE: I’ll allow it.PROSECUTION: Your honor, while we’re waiting for the authorities to track the jury down, the people request your honor’s permission to ask the witness approximately 850 unbelievably redundant questions.JUDGE: Of course.DEFENSE: Objection, your honor. As counsel for the defendant, we cannot…JUDGE: Hey! Where’s the defendant?

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Health Benefits of Laughter

You may have heard that laughter is the best medicine. However, have you ever thought about it or not? Well, laughing and smiling are infectious. Looking at someone and exchanging a smile can make you reciprocate naturally, despite having a rough day. While only a few people out there know the fact that laughter is good for your health. It doesn't only make you feel good but can be a good cure for the blues.

Top 10 health benefits of laughter

To bring more laughter into your life, let's have a look at the key health benefits of laughter below.

1. Tone muscles and burn calories

Healthy laughter can help in burning calories. Even more, laughter also acts as a cheat sheet when it comes to getting a toned stomach. Most importantly, laughing for 10 to 15 minutes can let you burn up to 40 calories. It means watching a 90-minute comic movie can help you to burn up to 240 calories with ease.

2. Reduce anxiety and depression

Laughter can let you relax your entire body. Even more, it can bring tons of benefits to your mental health as well. A good laughter time will not only let you have some joy, but it can also let you relive the feelings of stress, fear, and depression effectively. Laughing can also improve your mood and bring optimistic, positive feelings with ease.

3. Let you sleep sound

Is the last show you watched before sleep is from a comic genre? Then, you have higher chances of getting a peaceful sleep. It is because laughter's good bout before sleeping can reduce anxiety. It can also relax your muscles and help you to have a better sleep quality with ease. It is important after spending a long and hectic day.

4. Improve blood circulation and flow

University of Maryland researchers have found that laughter can improve your blood vessels' health. It can boost their function and cause your blood vessels to expand and dilate. This situation will play a vital role in improving your blood flow and circulation effectively. So, overall, laughter is important to maintain the best level of endothelium.

5. Boost immune system

Laughter can increase antibody-producing cells in your body. It can also enhance T-cells' effectiveness. Consequently, this will reduce the risks of getting cough and the common cold. As it can help improve the immune system, the strong immune system will ultimately keep the infections and allergies at bay. Even more, laughter can reduce negative thoughts that can impact your immune system. Due to this, a happier person is capable of fighting diseases more than others. It is because he is always in the right mind frame, and his immune system will be in a stress-free zone. Consequently, it will improve your overall health.

6. Enhanced respiration

Have you felt a sense of relief and relaxation after laughter? It is because laughing involves deep exhalation. It will, in return, lower your blood pressure and lead you to a calmer state. Like deep breathing, laughing can also offer you a cleansing effect that is beneficial for respiratory ailments.

7. Ease physical pain

Have you ever thought about how laughter can aid in easing your pain? Well, when you laugh, your muscles move. This muscle movement will expand your blood vessels and send more blood to parts of your body. Even more, the breathing rate also increases and oxygen level in your blood, therefore. So, healthy laughter is always the best way to ease pain naturally and effortlessly.

8. Improve memory recall

Scientists at the Loma Linda University have found that laughter can improve learning and memory. It can also reduce cortisol levels as well in your body. Cortisol is a stress hormone that can impact your mind and body negatively. However, laughter can counteract these effects with ease.

9. Protect your heart health

A good laugh can do wonders to improve blood circulation and flow in your body. Even more, it impacts oxygenation as well positively. Also, laughing can boost your heart rate and oxygen consumption immediately and effortlessly. Consequently, this can help in reducing cardiovascular diseases, improving heart health and respiration system.

10. Work as a stress buster.

With every laugh, your face features send a signal to the brain. This signal will help in relieving the endorphins. It will act as a pain killer, reduce stress, and make you feel happy.

Overall, laughter therapy is highly effective in enjoying various health benefits in life. Make sure to have it daily.