Mr. Buzzkill is back.

Remember lawyer Alfred G. Rava, the Grinch who sued the Oakland A's for sex discrimination for giving out floppy sunhats to women on Mother's Day as a part of a breast cancer awareness promotion?

Well, now he's challenging a California ski resort for offering "Furlough Fridays" -- discounted ski lift tickets to state workers who have been forced to take a furlough because of the sagging economy. Rava says the discount violates state civil rights laws.

The state legislature is now busy slamming a bill through that protects such promotions.

Still, you really wonder if Rava's dry cleaner is putting too much starch in his briefs.

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