I will be accompanying a member of my congregation (and family) to fight a trumped-up traffic violation. And I'm thinking that since it's the day before Thanksgiving it would be entirely appropriate to sing a few bars of Alice's Restaurant Massacree to the judge. I'll walk right in, step right up, and say, "Judge... Judge... ...you can get.. anything you want.. at Alice's Restaurant."
- Lyrics to Alice's Restaurant Massacree
- Youtube of Arlo Guthrie singing the song (w/clips from the movie)
UPDATE: The 89 mph in a 55 zone was dismissed. The cop didn't show, and there were many holes in the whole thing. The judge said "have a nice holiday, and... drive a little slower" (with a smile). I have to say, the judge was a super nice and respectful guy. As was everyone else working in the courtroom. I was kinda surprised.