Although Professor Birdsong has been involved in serious criminal law work over the years as a prosecutor, a defense attorney, and a law professor, Professor Birdsong knows that it's good to stay grounded. This means taking time to look at the many funny and weird criminal law stories that crop up around the United States and the world. He believes we should not always take criminal law so seriously and instead, just have a good laugh at some of the silly foibles of dumb criminals and their crimes. That's why several years ago he began to collect and edit from the wire and news services the type of weird and funny criminal law stories that appear in this volume. Professor Birdsong hopes you will get a few good laughs or at least, some chuckles, from this collection of weird criminal law stories and his "snarky" commentary accompanying each of them. Enjoy!
What's so funny about dying?Nothing really, but if you focus on the pain and the suffering while you are stuck in the hospital, you're going to be mighty depressed.Why not look for the humor in the situation, or create amusing situations and have some fun pranking the nurses and hospital personnel?Read about one patient's snarky attempts to keep himself amused while suffering from several different and potentially life-ending situations.Like the time he got tired of nurses, doctors, and other hospital personnel coming in and without a word just whipping up his hospital gown to check his wound.Forget modesty.Little Ricky and the twins would be exposed to harsh lighting with no warning, causing defensive shrinkage. The next time someone lifted his gown, they were greeted by a black garter belt stuffed with one dollar bills. He told them, "You want to take a peek, you have to pay a buck!"Warning: If you are a woman prone to judging with comments like, "You're so immature!" this is not the book for you.For the rest of you, enjoy some naughty fun!Hospital Hijinks: A Patient's Memoir by Rick Mulligan. Review by Leonard BirdsongLeonard Birdsong is the author of two series of humor books: Professor Birdsong's Dumbest Criminal Stories and Professor Birdsong's Weird Criminal Law Stories. Rick Mulligan has hit a home run with his new book Hospital Hijinks. A short book full of fun and witty writing about his maladies and hospital stays from his early years until the present. The book is a must read for those who love humor for it is filled with concise chapters devoted to such topics as: I Hate Hospitals, Death by D-Cup, Dr. Wood Nymph, and Dicky's Back! Mr. Mulligan tells us he has spent too much time in hospitals while saddled with such problems as very painful surgery for fluid on his lungs, his bladder cancer, and lockjaw as a result of a dentist who used too much Novocain. He does an excellent job of paying homage to the nurses who helped him along the way. Much of the time he focused on performing playful pranks on the nurses but always gave them a welcome "Please" and "Thank you" for their care.You will laugh out loud at the explanations he reveals of some of the pranks he plays. However, on a deeper level, the reader will sense that this memoir is more than just a humor book. It is also a Pagliacci type story like that of the operatic clown who Smokey Robinson immortalized in his song Tears of a Clown, about the conflicted clown who always laughs but cries when no one is watching. In essence, this memoir is a poignant story that reveals some of the hurt behind the fun and hijinks of Mulligan's life in hospitals. A must read if you love humor.Hospital Hijinks - A Patient's Memoir - Rick Mulligan Reviewed by Leslie C. HalpernBeing poked, prodded, sliced, and diced by doctors and nurses in the hospital isn't fun for any patient, but after suffering from three near-death experiences, Rick Mulligan decided to write about it-in a humorous way. From cutting off part of his finger as a boy to surviving bladder cancer as an adult, he recounts numerous medical adventures that are simultaneously funny and sad. At 170 pages, Hospital Hijinks is a fun and easy read directed primarily at men, although some women with a broad sense of humor might like the antics, as well. Written simply and directly (with sexual references, but little profanity), the book is short enough to be read and enjoyed in a couple of hours.Hospital Hijinks- A Patient's Memoir. Review by Jennifer Gregory - Author of Among Other EdensTake two pills and call me... wait, don't. Wrap your bandages around this book instead. Compared with some of the so-called memoirs out there... this one rips off the hospital gown with a huge dose of don't give a crap, political incorrectness. And it works... Hilarious!