29-Sep-2012 (Sat)
Wherein the Emperor suffers an Insult.

In the middle of our stock booking contract, we sometimes include this item:

15) Whoever after due and proper warning shall be heard to utter the abominable word "Frisco," which has no linguistic or other warrant, shall be deemed guilty of a High Misdemeanor, and shall pay into the Imperial Treasury as penalty the sum of six hundred seventy six dollars. As ordered by NORTON I, Emperor of the United States and Protector of Mexico, 1872.

Evidence normally suggests that nobody reads these things, but we booked a film shoot here recently, and noted that when they returned the signed contract they had crossed this item out.

You monsters.

(If you don't know what I'm talking about, the Wikipedia page on the Emperor is a good start. $676 is $25 adjusted for inflation. The new span of the Bay Bridge was halfway toward being named after him, until the Oakland Board of Supervisors showed that they are a bunch of boring killjoys.)

9 Responses:

  1. fishbane says:

    I, for one, will never watch that movie. And in the Emperor's name, continue the demand that both the Democratic and the Republican parties disband, and that crab be fed to the worthy disheveled, beset as they are upon hard times.

  2. Jason P. says:

    I think there are exemptions in reference to a suburb of Dallas, TX.

  3. Matty J. says:

    Does it bug anyone else that those new Dice.com commercials refer to The City as 'Frisco'? Are they trying to attract out of towners?

    I knew 'Frisco' was an abomination before I even lived here.

  4. Q says:

    You could threaten to make their next show in Texas...and not the good part around Austin. http://www.ci.frisco.tx.us/newsite/Pages/default.aspx

  5. Sam says:

    The only people allowed to use the term Frisco are old timey railroad people and the hells angels.

  6. Charles M. hagmaier says:

    Is that supposed to be a "bowl of M&Ms with the browns removed" tell-tale clause?