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A photo sent from Mr. Box's office to Mr. Filner's office and later obtained by SD on the QT via outright theft.

"Bob Filner thinks he can put a stop to a restaurant remodel approved by his own Planning Department," scoffs Jack I.T. Box, CEO of the Jack in the Box fast-food restaurant chain. "But there's less merit in his case than there is milk in a McDonald's milkshake. He knows he's got no real standing; that's why he's trying to deprive me of my drive-thru via legal drive-by."

Box is referring to Filner's argument that, since the remodel is so extensive that it essentially involves rebuilding the restaurant, the new structure should be required to meet current zoning codes. And current zoning codes prohibit drive-thru windows. (The original restaurant had gone in before the prohibition, and so was allowed to keep the drive-thru.)

"It's true that I'm replacing several exterior walls," continues Box. But I'm not changing the footprint of the restaurant. So let me ask you a question, Bob. If I have an axe, and the handle breaks, and I replace the handle, and then the head breaks, and I replace the head, do I have a new axe or the same axe with new parts? You ever heard that? It's called Theseus's paradox; it's in Plutarch. Look it up while you're trying to get over losing a court battle with a guy who wears a pointy yellow hat."

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dwbat July 11, 2013 @ 1:45 p.m.

Never heard of Theseus and his paradox. But I read all about it here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ship_of_...

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SurfPuppy619 July 11, 2013 @ 2:43 p.m.

"If I have an axe, and the handle breaks, and I replace the handle, and then the head breaks, and I replace the head, do I have a new axe or the same axe with new parts? You ever heard that? It's called Theseus's paradox; it's in Plutarch. Look it up while you're trying to get over losing a court battle with a guy who wears a pointy yellow."

:)

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