Poor Hans Reiser. He might be a bit of a dick, but it seems like even his defense attorney dislikes him. According to the SF Chronicle, the attorney compared Reiser to a duck-billed platypus, and suggested that he was “a genetic mistake”. He even illustrated the point with a presentation slide of a platypus and a cuddly stuffed platypus. But when I read this: Du Bois said Hans Reiser is the victim of “one of the great screw jobs,” perpetrated by his wife.