Stanley Bing: Batman Riddle in Turkey

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I thought I might share with you one of the most entertaining lawsuits I've seen in a long time. Given the seriousness of our global situation, it's nice to see there's somebody who has his head on straight.

Variety reports today that the mayor of the city of Batman, which is in Turkey, is suing Warner Brothers ( TWX) movie studio and the director of The Dark Knight, Christopher Nolan, for improper use of the name, Batman. The suit alleges untold pain and suffering brought down upon the citizens of Batman by Batman. Variety notes:

"The mayor is prepping a series of charges against Nolan and Warner Bros., which owns the right to the Batman character, including placing the blame for a number of unsolved murders and a high female suicide rate on the psychological impact that the film's success has had on the city's inhabitants.

In a related story, word comes that lawyers at Butterball are considering taking steps against the president of that very same Byzantine nation for copyright infringement. Feelings are reportedly quite tender, if not juicy, on both sides.

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