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Judge John Hodgman Episode 12: You Say Martucci, I Say Martucci

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Sisters Carol and Michelle have a disagreement over the pronunciation of their last name, Martucci. Carol believes in the traditional Italian "Mar-too-CHEE" and Michelle thinks it honors their grandfather to pronounce the name in his preferred fashion, "Mar-too-SEE". To restore a unified family front, they seek a ruling from the Judge John Hodgman.

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Carol's evidence for the case can be found after the jump.

Judge John Hodgman Episode 11: The Case of the Youthful Indiscretions

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Brothers Evan and Michael battle it out: as a toddler, Michael stole Evan's things, and gave them away at pre-school. Does Evan deserve an apology?

Also: evidence referred to by Judge Hodgman is viewable here.

Judge John Hodgman Ep. 10: The Cone-Tractual Dispute

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The manufacture of a food truck awning leads to a Portland-infused nightmare. Judge John Hodgman decides what the best compensation is for 40 hours of sewing, and teaches us what's really important: friendship.

To view the evidence in this case, click here.

Judge John Hodgman: Maritime Edition

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Judge Hodgman entered the field of maritime law while on Jonathan Coulton Cruise Crazy earlier this month, ruling on two very different cases brought forward by cruise participants.

First, brown gravy versus cream gravy.



And a post-holiday ruling on the appropriate time to play Christmas and other seasonal music.

Thank you to "Simalot" for providing documentation of our cases at sea.

Judge John Hodgman Episode 9: The Parenthetical Petition

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Judge John Hodgman decides the case of a couple who disagree: do parentheses have a place in fiction?

Recorded live at The Talent Show in Brooklyn with guest bailiff Elna Baker.

Judge John Hodgman Ep. 8: To Tree or Not to Tree

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This week's case, To Tree or Not to Tree.

Jason and Brandi disagree: Jason believes that Christmas decorations should not be put up before Christmas Eve, keeping the spirit of Advent. Brandi argues that they should go up in the first week of December, so that the decorations may be enjoyed longer. Only one man can settle the dispute.

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Judge John Hodgman Ep. 7: The Lion's Den

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This week, the case of The Lion's Den.

Greg and Shannon disagree: is their extra room a den? A dispute over room name definitions spirals into a dispute about the underpinnings of all male-female marriages. Only one man can settle it.

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Judge John Hodgman Ep. 6: The Lovely Couple

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This week, the case of The Lovely Couple.

A dispute between newlyweds: husband Thomas argues that physical attractiveness is an essential component of romance. Wife Kiersten argues that it is irrelevant. Only one man can decide who's right.

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Judge John Hodgman Ep. 5: The Long-Necked Custody Battle

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This week, the case of the Long-Necked Custody Battle.

Best Friends Katie and Meghan went halfsies on a robotic giraffe while vacationing abroad. For years, it entertained friends in their shared college apartment. Now Meghan is headed for a PhD at Stanford, and Katie is staying home and pursuing an advanced degree in illustration. Each wants the other to have the giraffe, as comfort in challenging times. Is Jeffrey the Giraffe staying in Atlanta, or is he headed to Palo Alto. Only one man can decide.

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Judge John Hodgman Ep. 4: Tear Down That Wall

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This week on the Judge John Hodgman Podcast, a dispute between friends. Foy argues that breaking the fourth wall ruins film and theater. His friend Matt disagrees. Only Judge John Hodgman can decide.

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