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permlink coffee comics etc.

Basically, there are four coffee jokes...

If you pay for a parking spot, what can you do with it?

If you can't be happy naturally...

Too Much Coffee Man archives

Little-known facts about the 1994 McDonald's hot-coffee lawsuit [Law and Help, via an otherwise predictable and moronic MetaFilter thread]
2:  McDonald's knew its coffee sometimes caused serious injuries - more than 700 incidents of scalding coffee burns in the past decade have been settled by the Corporation - and yet they never so much as consulted a burn expert regarding the issue.

3:  The woman involved in this infamous case suffered very serious injuries - third degree burns on her groin, thighs and buttocks that required skin grafts and a seven-day hospital stay.

8: A report in Liability Week, September 29, 1997, indicated that Kathleen Gilliam, 73, suffered first degree burns when a cup of coffee spilled onto her lap. Reports also indicate that McDonald's consistently keeps its coffee at 185 degrees, still approximately 20 degrees hotter than at other restaurants. Third degree burns occur at this temperature in just two to seven seconds, requiring skin grafting, debridement and whirlpool treatments that cost tens of thousands of dollars and result in permanent disfigurement, extreme pain and disability to the victims for many months, and in some cases, years.
Ah yes, what a great example of the ridiculousness of lawsuits that is... permlink  

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