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No, Tom Cruise didn’t really say and do all that stuff you saw on TikTok

Every week in my newsletter, I answer a legal question from readers.

This week’s question is from Julissa on Instagram. Julissa asks:

So I’m seeing with all the apps you can use to swap your…


Everything I Learned About Frog Behinds I Learned from a Bootleg Tape

People have been sending me frog pictures recently. Well, not just me. They send them to the show, post them on our Facebook group, and tag us in posts containing frogs on Instagram. We’ve seen cartoon frogs, real…


The bit parts we play in other people’s lives

the usual

I started this newsletter after I stopped going to my regular breakfast spot every Sunday because of the pandemic. I used to sit in the same spot at the same bar at the same restaurant and order the same thing from…


Things To Talk About When You’re Actively Dying

All the stock photos for “Death Bed” were too chilling. So I went with just “bed” instead.

Every week in my newsletter, I answer a legal question from readers.

This week’s question is from Ryan H. who asks:

Two-part question!

1. How do death bed confessions work? As people approach death in general, cognitive abilities tend to deteriorate as…


The Benefits of Blowing Up Your Life

In the moments after announcing that Paris and I were engaged on social media, we were delighted by so many lovely comments and texts. “So happy for you guys!” “Congrats!” “Love this!”

On the group chat for one of the comedy troupes I belong to, Watermelon, the messages were much…


Shockingly, Monty Burns doesn’t seem to honor his agreements

Every week in my newsletter, I answer a legal question from readers.

This week’s question comes from Paris via asking me on the couch and me responding, “If you really want to know, you should fill out the form on the website.” Paris asks:

“Is the Tontine agreement made in…


Dave Ramsey calls himself a financial expert, but he’s got no clue when it comes to workplace discrimination

Every week in my newsletter, I answer a legal question from readers.

This week’s question comes from me incredulously reading the news and then seeing this fool on billboards all over Dallas:

“The company of Dave Ramsey, personal finance ‘expert’ and evangelical Christian radio host, has repeatedly fired employees over…


What I Learned Getting Rid of My Pants

(TW: Eating disorders)

“Don’t go in there!” I hollered after my fiancé, Paris, as he headed into our bedroom. He didn’t listen, charging in to see four piles of clothes on our bed at least as high as his head.

“Making progress?” he asked.

“I have a system,” I said…


How much would you have to get paid to give up your name?

Every week in my newsletter, I answer a legal question from readers.

This week’s question comes from Abby via the form. Abby asks:

“So I’m not sure if you have heard or are following anything happening with the wedding dress designer Hayley Paige. From her account, the company JLM Couture…


When falling in love feels like winning the Showcase Showdown

I am impervious to the draw.

I am a gambler. I love scratch offs and slot machines and the thrill of “maybe.” It is because I am an optimist. Most rational people look at a slot machine with a giant jackpot flashing in lights and think, Yeah right. …

Heather McKinney

writer • comedian • real life lawyer • co-host of Sinisterhood

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