There was fear in them
Which, when you thought about it, made sense
You see, he drank.
He drank hard enough so that the joke
that goes something like this:
Judge Throws Up On His New Suit
One night a district judge went out on a binge and threw up all over his new suit. He came home that night, disrobed then passed out next to his wife.
The next morning his wife woke him up and asked him what happened to his suit.
"Well," the judge replied, "last night I decided to ride around with the city police while they made a few arrests on some drunk drivers. They loaded a drunk up in the car and he threw up all over me. But don't worry dear, this morning when he comes before me in court, I'll make sure he pays enough to clean my suit."
That morning in court his wife called him up on the telephone. She asked, "John have you run that drunk through court, that threw up on your suit?"
The judge answered, "No."
She replied, "Well you'd better charge him a lot more cause he shit your pants, too."
He drank hard enough, so that it was funny – the joke.