This week on Weird and Wacky Wednesdays, we look at what happens when adults don’t use
snow responsibly. Then, we find out just how bad things can get if you spit on a Trump
supporter. Finally, we question why Yamaha needs to put a weirdly specific legal disclaimer out
into the world.
Follow the jump and read on to find out more about the weirdest and wackiest legal cases from
around the world.
Apparently resolving disputes as though you on a playground and are eight years old does not
work when you are an adult. At least, not according to the Terrace RCMP.
They recently had to issue a warning to adults in the area, to ask them to stop settling conflicts
by engaging in snow fights. This was sparked after not one but TWO separate incidents in
which fully grown people decided to throw shovelfuls of snow at other fully grown people.
Frankly, I think this is one of the more hilarious instances of assault with a weapon we have
seen on this blog series, and I would highly recommend more people settle scores with a
friendly, but consensual, snowball fight.
Speaking of foolish ways to solve your debates with other people, another legally unacceptable
manner to settle scores is to spit on other people. This occurred with a man in, you guessed it,
Honestly, the whole situation is strange. A man was sitting at a Florida bar, minding his own
business. His worst offence was wearing a red MAGA hat. Enter Matthias Ajple, so offended by
this that he approached his fellow patron. Then, the weirdest exchange with a Trump supporter
ever occurred. Ajple said to the MAGA-man, “Go back to Russia you fucking communist.” Which
makes absolutely no sense.
He then spat on the MAGA-man.
Shockingly, for this minor offence Ajple was sentenced to 90 days in jail followed by 12 months probation.
Better Safe than Sorry
Companies are always trying to protect themselves from absurd hot-coffee style lawsuits, by
putting completely unnecessary disclaimers on their products. The latest probably unnecessary
legal disclaimer comes from Yamaha. Yes, the musical instrument company.
After reports that Nissan Motor’s boss Carlos Ghosn snuck out of Japan, where he is wanted for
financial crimes, in a musical instrument case, Yamaha felt it necessary to post the following
disclaimer to Twitter:
An important safety message from Yamaha Wind Instruments Japan— Yamaha Music Australia (@yamahamusicau) January 14, 2020
“We won’t mention the reason, but there have been many tweets about climbing inside large musical instrument cases. A warning after any unfortunate accident would be too late, so we ask everyone not to try it,” https://t.co/sj14mbIMKT
Okay, Yamaha. We weren’t planning on escaping the country in a musical instrument case any
time soon anyway. Chalk this up as a weirdly specific and totally unnecessary disclaimer from a
company desperate to not be sued.