Strict Liability cases were floating around my mind, as I was trying to sort out the different ways to read a statute to see if strict liability applied under the Model Penal Code and under the Common Law.
And then, The Biggest Loser came on.
The fuzziness and confusion cleared from my brain, and I was able to sit back and enjoy. Thank God for DVR so we didn't have to watch the commercials!
As I watched my favorite characters-- Stephanie, Mike, Sam, Koli, and the rest of the cast sweat and struggle to lose weight I wondered, is it morally wrong to sit on the couch and eat cookies while watching people sweat?
I did feel a bit sinful as I reached for my third delicious "Old Fashioned Sugar Cookie" I made over the weekend. My husband the Chef stated that eating cookies while watching people dieting, struggling to lose even a few extra ounces was a moral wrong. -- But he's not a law student, so I disagreed and reached for another cookie.
Under criminal law, a moral wrong is generally an activity that is abhorrent to society at large, such as absconding with a child without the parent's knowledge or statutory rape.
So in my limited law knowledge, I think eating cookies while watching the Biggest Loser is questionnable behavior, in poor taste, but not a criminal offense.
And, after all, it's not like this week's Biggest Loser episode had a temptation challenge-- that was last week with the Cookie Temptation.
(Am I just justifying my behavior here?)