In a decision with potentially large ramifications, New York Federal Judge LaShann DeArcy Hall won't dismiss a libel suit against "Shitty Media Men" creator Moira Donegan.
Explaining, the judge says it is possible that Donegan created the entry herself. The judge believes that Elliott should be able to explore whether the entry was fabricated. Accordingly, discovery proceeds, which will now put pressure on Google to respond to broad subpoena demands. The next motion stage could feature a high-stakes one about the reaches of CDA 230.
It’s that time of year again: Free Comic Book Day is this Saturday. You should totally stop by your little local comic book store and pick up some of the free comics that they’re handing out and, if you’re so inclined, pick up a trade paperback or two of something that you can really sit down and sink your teeth into. Or just ask the guy behind the counter if he has any more Action Comics #1000s for sale.
Here is where you can find the closest store to you handing out free comic books. Just hover over “find a shop” and put in your zip code. There might be one within a couple miles of the errands you’ll be running on Saturday anyway. It’ll be crowded enough that you won’t feel like you’re interloping or anything.
As for us, the errands that we will be running will be the ever present litany of Petsmart, Costco, the pharmacy, and King Soopers but it is also Free Comic Book Day and so we’ll be stopping into the little place on Bijou. The guy behind the counter is a great guy who loves to talk and argue about anything and everything but he’s going to be running around like a chicken with his head cut off so we’ll only yell “HI! BYE!” as we stop in and get our books.
But then, Saturday night? I *FINALLY* get my “nothing”. Nothing is planned with anybody. Not even “do you want to see a movie?” (I asked!).
So the goal is to finish *ALL* of the errands on Saturday morning. Which means that Sunday will have only “make some hard boiled eggs for the week ahead… grill up some meat for the week ahead…” and otherwise allowing for the joys of just not leaving the house. I can’t wait.
So… what’s on your docket?
(Image is “Play” by Clare Briggs. Used with permission of the Briggs estate.)