Yes, today is the birthday of my very dear friend, Neal Rauhauser!
In case you haven’t heard yet, Neal received a very special present from Bullyville and the Texas Court of Appeals. Bullyville won his appeal against Neal and the Appeals Judges further reduced the sanctions awarded to Neal all the way down to a big fat zero!
Neal was originally awarded one million dollars, the highest sanction ever awarded in an anti-SLAPP suit. So maybe the Appellate court officially turning Neal from a millionaire back to a pauper doesn’t sound like much of a present, but if you know anything about Neal you’ll agree he got just what he deserved.
But at least Neal has his health. Kind of, anyway. According to his blog it seems that Neal has been largely cured of the mysterious Lyme disease complications that have plagued him for the last decade. He came down with another new ailment and miraculously, while self treating this condition with a home remedy, his Lyme disease blah blah blah. I’m not clear on all the details of the miracle. It was really hard for me to read the rest of his blog post because my eyes kept rolling uncontrollably.
The eye rolls weren’t so much due to Neal’s exotic, hypochondriacal ailments as the assumption that the rest of the world is interested in hearing about them.
However, if you’re one of the six people who actually do find Neal as fascinating as he does, then you’ll be interested to know he’s begun writing his life story. Neal’s first installment of Net Wars Memoirs was posted on LinkedIn. Unfortunately he deleted his account after the Appellate court released their decision so the memoirs are gone.
I guess you’ll have to wait for the movie.
Oh damn, my eyes are rolling again.