Wednesday, May 25, 2011


Screenwriter Nat made the scene at 7th and Montana this morning aglow from the set of his latest TV series, Supah Ninjas, a new show on Nickelodeon about a pair of seemingly normal teens who turn out to be "crime-fighting, butt-kicking, villain-battling Supah Ninjas." The show is generating a lot of positive buzz, so check it out. Meanwhile, I don't mind telling you, they could have used a few real-life Supah Ninjas today at the L.A. County Superior Court to keep the prospective jurors in line. There I was, waiting with everyone else to be interviewed for potential jury selection, when an Anonymous Nimrod tried wiggling out of his civic duty in a most creative way. "Tell me," he said to the bailiff, "If I were to say that I had Tourette's Syndrome and random obscenities tended to burst out of my mouth, would that get me out of Jury Duty?" To emphasize his point, he started jerking his head around and muttering incoherently. The bailiff just looked at him and said, "You'll feel right at home here. The judge tends to have outbursts, too. Words like 'fine' and 'jail sentence' pop out of his mouth all day ...!"


Paula said...

This is a good one. Did you get picked to serve on the jury?

Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

Not sure why people try to get out of it, I find it fascinating. Only been on one jury, but I would do it again in a heartbeat.