Life as a musical

A US judge has caused grave offence by writing his judgement as a George Harrison pastiche, including the classic lines ‘If this case I were to keep / Defendant would gently weep’. I have a very low musical tolerance level (although I do have a soft spot for Dennis Potter and am almost into Blackpool at the moment) so I’m with the plaintiffs on this one, even if that sounds mean.

Imagine he’d been setting some kind of precedent in a matter of great political significance; we’d all have to earnestly quote him, while arguing over the subtlety of his work. It’s hard enough discussing stuff with some people as it is, without having to put up with their singing too. No, no, no.

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