Some older examples:
Man sues Chinese actress over her intense stare in TV show
Nebraska Woman Files Suit Against All Homosexuals
Reports say the lawsuit filed by a Shanghai man involves the prime-time TV show "Tiger Mom" which debuted in May and centers on a couple's differing approach to raising their daughter. Zhao plays the big-eyed mother who relentlessly pushes her daughter's development, while the father wants his child to have more freedom.
The Legal Daily said the plaintiff was alleging Zhao's stare caused him "spiritual damage."
They make the Baby Jesus cry, you know.
A Nebraska woman identifying herself as the "ambassador" for plaintiffs "God and His Son, Jesus Christ," is suing all homosexuals on Earth for breaking "religious and moral laws," according to court records filed Tuesday.
In the suit, entered into the docket as Driskell v. Homosexuals, Sylvia Ann Driskell, 66, of Auburn, Nebraska, asks in a seven-page, neatly handwritten petition (PDF) that U.S. District Judge John M. Gerrard decide once and for all whether homosexuality is or isn't a sin.
The suit doesn't cite any case law under which a judge could make such a determination. In fact, it cites no court cases at all, quoting Webster's Dictionary and numerous Bible verses, instead, to bolster Driskell's central contention, which is:
"That homosexuality is a sin and that they the homosexuals know it is a sin to live a life of homosexuality. Why else would they have been hiding in the closet."
Driskell writes, "I'm sixty six years old, an [sic] I never thought that I would see the day in which our Great Nation or Our Great State of Nebraska would become so compliant to the complicity of some peoples [sic] lewd behavior."
Lawrence Bittaker, who together with his partner Roy Norris was convicted of torturing and murdering five young women in 1979. He filed 40 separate frivolous lawsuits against the state of California, including one claiming "cruel and unusual punishment" after being served a broken cookie. In 1993, he was declared a vexatious litigant and is forbidden from filing lawsuits without the permission of a lawyer or a judge.
Then there was this one:
Filed November 14, 2007
Simpson's complaint seeking $20 million in damages for claims of fraud,
misrepresentation, breach of contract, misfeasance, malfeasance, defamation,
intentional infliction of emotional distress, violation of the First Amendment,
violation of the Fourth Amendment, and conspiracy arises out of Simpson's use of
an Internet forum on which Simpson told a tale about being visited by aliens
called ET Corn Gods who advised him that it was his job to determine and share
with the world decoding rules to reveal a hidden language that has been
embedded into the English language by the aforementioned ET Corn Gods.
Simpson claimed that he worked on cracking the code for 22 years.
Not surprisingly, other users of the forum were skeptical of Simpson's claims, and
quickly demonstrated that Simpson's "code" was nonsensical in that any word
could, in fact, be translated into any other word a person chooses, by following the
rules Simpson outlined, thus establishing that Simpson's claims about the code
A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.
William Shakespeare (probably Socrates originally)