This Week in WTF, March 14, 2014

David Matusiak [CC BY-SA 2.0 (], via Flickr

Does this hat make me look unprofessional?

– Style is important: In my years as a practicing attorney, I had to prep many people for courtroom and deposition testimony. One thing they don’t teach you in law school is about how to prepare people whose sense of fashion might……differ from the standard conservative mode of the American courthouse setting. That’s why the one thing that really stood out for me in this article about a New York City union manager accused of sexual harassment was this:

[He] declined to comment as he left the courthouse wearing a silver suit and a fedora.

They say you never get a second chance to make a first impression. They tend to leave out that the first impression is supposed to be a good one. (Although for all I know, he rocks the look.)

– I’m sorry science class wasted your time: For my part, I thought the first episode of Neil deGrasse Tyson’s new Cosmos series was pretty excellent, but some people have some extremely wacky ideas about where they think it went wrong (h/t Jason). See also:

Via Fundies Say The Darndest Things on Facebook

Via Fundies Say The Darndest Things on Facebook

– You said you wanted greens, right? I don’t pretend to know all that much about gourmet food, but I’m pretty sure your typical gourmet salad is not supposed to include a lizard head (h/t Bob). Then again, I really don’t know anything about life in New York City.

– Trapped in a closet: Cats are evil. This cat in Oregon proves the point. When it’s not cornering entire families in closets, I bet it’s killing lizards and putting their heads in salads.

– It was bound to happen eventually: (I’m being non-snarky about this one.) A man is charged with shooting a sheriff’s deputy in Florida. He is claiming “Stand Your Ground” as part of his defense. It will be interesting to see if this influences support for the law.

Photo credit: David Matusiak [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Flickr; Fundies Say The Darndest Things, via Facebook.