Humpty Dumpty…

by Walter Olson on September 23, 2012

…had a great career in litigation after his fall [Pearls Before Swine cartoon, Sept. 23]

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1 Max Kennerly 09.26.12 at 9:53 pm

Notice how the comic says Humpty Dumpty couldn’t be put back together again, but is drawn as if he is in fact put back together again.

Either we accept he wasn’t put back together, in which case Dumpty isn’t “rich,” he’s just be compensated — likely inadequately — for his paralysis, permanent deformity, and brain damage, or we accept that he was put back together, in which case he has modest damages, and so recovers mostly just lost wages.

But, hey, who wouldn’t trade a permanent injury and an inability to work and perform basic household tasks with being “rich?”

2 Jason Barney 09.26.12 at 10:22 pm

Yeah, but for falling off a wall?

You’re too serious, Max. That, or sue the cartoonist for casting Humpty in a false light.

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