... did not, surprisingly, persuade the Fifth Circuit that the district court had erred when it found that his appeal was not taken in good faith and therefore refused to allow him to proceed in forma pauperis (i.e., for free). The panel held (I'm paraphrasing) that whatever it was he was talking about did not sound likely to be a good-faith basis for appeal.
The court was clearly unimpressed by the fact that plaintiff is, or at least purports to be, a Vampsh Black Sheep League of Doom Gardamun Family Circle Master Vampire High Priest. I would at least have given him a hearing just because he threw in a reference to "Family Circle," but that's just me.
Wait -- sorry, I had that confused with "Family Circus." Family Circle he gets no credit for. Dismissed.