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  • anon

    Don’t know if it’s related to this, but there’s some comedy gold in this ABRA hearing with Atomic’s owner. ABRA came down on them because one of their ABC managers had an expired license, though the license said it expired in 2207, instead of 2007.

    http://abra.dc.gov/DC/ABRA/Board+and+Legal+Findings/Board+Transcripts/September+2011/Atomic+Billiards+-+September+21

    • Nathan Richardson

      Lol.

    • styglan1dc

      Reading that makes my blood boil.

      • Petworthian

        My God- that is awful. Just read the whole thing, and it’s just awful. Typical DC gov’t.

    • Tim
      • anon

        Yep, unless they didn’t pay the fine, it’s probably not for that. Looks as if they were recently on probation for after-hours sales or something. Maybe they violated the probation.

    • This would be funny except for the sad truth – the fine was issued for failure to properly kiss up to an official – endemic in DC govt.

      • Anonymous

        i’m skeptical of that.

        • Anonymous

          Read the transcript – he was being a smart ass about the wildly incompetent DC government.

    • Oh my god I dealt with a case just like this a few months ago (not liquor licence, entirely different field of law) but the typo in question was 2080 instead of 2008. *Forehead slam into desk multiple times.*

    • BDC

      I just read that whole transcript and it was hilarious. What a colossal waste of time and resources. No wonder DC gets no representation if this is any indication of how the rest of the government operates.

      • Anon

        They could turn that into a TV show…

  • Big Time Gamer

    I don’t know if this has anything to do with it, but their Scrabble game was missing the K.

  • Joe E

    That transcript was like reading Kafka with a hangover.

    • Ha! I think PoP needs to institute a “comment of the day” because you sir just won.

  • Lurker2339

    I love it.

    MS. CASPARI: “While the license’s expiration date states that it’s 2207, we will show that this expiration date is actually a typographical error because Mr. Behrens’ license was issued in 2005 and he knew that the licenses were only good for a time period of two years.”

    MR. HANDWERGER: “Objection.”

    INTERIM CHAIR ALBERTI: “Mr. Handwerger, you cannot object to opening statements.”

    • That back and forth was preceded by this gem:

      MR. HANDWERGER: I’m not really familiar with how this works.
      INTERIM CHAIR ALBERTI: It works much like you’ve seen a trial on TV.

      The whole thing reminds me of this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YvSx7-CTTl4

  • ADMoRez

    If only Cave Man Attorney had been available to represent Atomic…..

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