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Judge Takes Crack at Seuss-Style Egg Rhyme

Posted Sep 21, 2007 11:56 AM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss

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With a nod to Dr. Seuss’ Green Eggs and Ham, a federal judge has warned an inmate that attaching a hard-boiled egg to his complaint about his prison diet was a half-baked idea.

Magistrate Judge James Muirhead of Concord, N.H., ordered the egg destroyed forthwith, the Concord Monitor reports. "Today! Today!" the judge wrote. "Today I say! Without delay!"

The Wall Street Journal Law Blog posted more of Muirhead's rhyme, which read in part:

“I do not like eggs in the file. I do not like them in any style. I will not take them fried or boiled. I will not take them poached or broiled. I will not take them soft or scrambled, despite an argument well-rambled.”

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