Revisiting The Story About The Woman Burned By McDonalds Coffee. [Video]

Not many people know the name Stella Liebeck but most know her story. Mrs. Liebeck was the 79-year old woman who in 1992, suffered burns from a spilled a cup of McDonalds coffee in her lap and was awarded $2.9 million dollars in damages. We all heard the story fifth-hand and most of us were sickened by the fact that she received such a large judgement for spilling coffee on herself. Turns out, there’s a lot more to this story and Retro Report has produced a video, “Taking the Lid Off the McDonald’s Coffee Case,” that cuts through the sensationalism around the story and revisits the facts. Must see. [Retro Report via NYT and Boing Boing]

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Jimmy Fallon And Alec Baldwin Were On An 80’s Buddy Cop TV Show. [Video]

Some great buddy cop shows unfortunately fell through the cracks. Point Pleasant Police Department is one of those great shows.