This is really the main thing you need to know about a house before you buy.
(Forgive me a moment of former-lawyer nerdity - there is in fact a famous NY court case, Stambovsky v. Ackley, in which the plaintiff bought a house and only later found out it was supposedly haunted. He then sued the former owner, wanting to undo the sale. You’d think the former owner could just go, “pffft, no, there’s no such things as ghosts,” right? But no! They’d previously given newspaper interviews saying they believed in the ghost, which meant they were estopped from denying the ghost now, which meant — the judges declared, settling in for a long deliberation — the house was haunted as a matter of law. They let the plaintiff out of the sale. This is all 100% true.)
I’ve reblogged this picture before but not with the story of the legally-haunted house attached to it…
first of all can we deal with the greatest sentence ever written by any judge since the beginning of time:
"as a matter of law, the house is haunted"
and that is not even touching the puns
"no divination is required to conclude that it is defendant’s promotional efforts…which fostered the home’s reputation"
"plaintiff hasn’t a ghost of a chance"
"i am moved by the spirit of equity"
"applying caveat emptor to a contract involving a house…conjures up visions"
"lest the subject of the transaction come back to haunt him and his client"
"the notion…is a hobgoblin which should be exorcised from the body of legal precedent and laid quietly to rest"
and then this motherfucker quotes hamlet
"pity me not but lend thy serious hearing to what i shall unfold (william shakespeare, hamlet, act i, scene v [ghost])"
"a very practical problem arises with respect to the discovery of a paranormal phenomenon: ‘who you gonna call?’"
god bless that judge
Benedict Cumberbatch delivering the same line as two different characters.
Once you rule out the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be true.
Miss MarpleMartin Crieff
But the thing is, we’ve taken away all the things that can possibly have happened, so I suppose the only thing that’s left, even though it seems really weird, must be the thing that did happen, in fact.
There are things only Misha Collins could say with an innocent face.
I hope the breaking bad fandom is okay
Because that was rough.
After being Hermione’s friend for 7 years, Harry still hasn’t understood how fucking badass she is. :P
He pulls the same face
so tumblr’s become obsessed with gordon ramsay lately
here’s him blushing like a schoolgirl because gok wan is flirting with him
GET A ROOM YOU TWO
Gok Shagging Gordon would be a restaurant i’d go to. assuming it would actually be a restaurant run by a flustered gordon ramsey.
i bet at the abc family headquarters just has a big red button on a wall labeled “harry potter marathon” in big letters
And there’s a sign next to it that says “It has been  days since our last harry potter marathon”
The higher that number is, the more uneasy the employees feel.
how did i miss this as a child
is that adam
it’s always adam.
if you live with a cat, you have had this conversation.
The cast of LOTR talk about their horses
fuck the chills
Also, ‘Lake Silencio’ is like Lake of Silence. The Lake will silence the Doctor.
Nothing in Who is a coincidence.
if this happens i will flip a table to canada
when 10 drowned in the Thames, he couldn’t regenerate.
let that…sink in.