Monday, August 22, 2011

Urbont To Ghostface: "You Got Served"

Everyone knows that if you file a complaint in federal court, Fed. R. Civ. P. 4(a) requires that you serve the complaint and a summons on the defendant. Everyone also knows that if you cannot find the defendant, Fed. R. Civ. P. 4(e)(2) allows you to leave a copy of the summons and the complaint at the defendant's dwelling house or usual place of abode with some person of suitable age and discretion then residing therein.

Ghostface Killah is notoriously difficult to track down. He wore a mask when the Wu-Tang Clan first came out, allegedly because he was hiding his face because he was wanted by the police. This doesn't make a ton of sense -- if the cops heard that a wanted man was running around in a mask, and that said wanted man was a musician with a record deal, even Roscoe P. Coltrane could connect the dots and go to the record label to find out who signed the contract.

But I digress. Ghostface has a history of elusiveness, and it comes as no surprise that Jack Urbont came up emptyhanded when he went to serve Ghostdini at the Emerald City. Service was therefore effected by leaving the required documents with someone else residing at GFK's crib.

This is interesting for two reasons. First, the complaint and summons were left with Ghostface's son, Infinity. As in Infinity, not Infiniti. Although you could probably install an Infinity in your Infiniti, or defend your Infiniti with an Infinity, or insure your Infiniti through Infinity, or maybe if you catch something in the backseat of your Infiniti you can treat the sickness with something from Infinity. Whatever. I'm not sure if Infinity is the same son as Sun "he came out my dick" God, but either way Infinity is a pretty unusual name for a man. Indeed, I would even go so far as to characterize the name as somewhat effete. I guess this reflects more on the suitability of Ghostface's discretion than Infinity's so service was proper.

Second, Pretty Toney keeps it real. I won't post his address but he still lives in Staten Island and if Google street view is accurate, his abode lends futher credence to the idea that MC's exaggerate their splendor (e.g., Ghostface doesn't have a guest house).

The point? That Jack Urbont really might be a fan of hiphop. To wit, he can say that he served Ghostface.

Just like old times at Unit M.


Majid Ali said...

Please for Christ sake help this poor boy from Haiti

TR said...

Shouldn't that read "...for Allah's sake..."

T.J. said...

You'll need to be more specific on what boy we're helping, Majid. We can't help everyone here at G:TB.

Danimal said...

10 day countdown begins.