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Judge John Hodgman Ep. 16: The Potluck Problem

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Two best friends disagree on the morality of the potluck. One says it's a great opportunity for everyone to pitch in. One says it's a sign of a host who's abdicated responsibility for the party. Only one man can decide who's right.

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Judge John Hodgman Episode 15: Sesame Street Justice


A group of high school kids kidnapped their youth group leader Chris' life-size Ernie figure as a prank, but he was stolen from them before his safe return. Student Ben serves as the legal representative of the offending group. Should the students be held responsible for Ernie's disappearance if they intended to return him?

After the jump, the submitted evidence from Chris.

Judge John Hodgman Episode 14: Snob V. Slob


A fiancee demands that her sweetheart shape up and dress for a promotion, plus other clothing-related disputes.

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After the jump, the evidence submitted for consideration.

Judge John Hodgman Episode 13: The Tahitian Takeout


A friends' night out at a Polynesian restaurant, several Scorpion Bowls and an abandoned bag of takeout are all involved in this accusation of impropriety and substandard hygiene. Longtime pals Evan and Ryan bring this case of the Tahitian takeout before the judge.

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Also, you may view the evidence AND a recipe for a potent Scorpion Bowl behind the jump.

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


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


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


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.

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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


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


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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