Okay, a lot has happened since the last update. Here’s a few quick answers to commonly asked questions:
School: Is going well. Most of my classes are with adjunct professors (professors who are actually currently practicing lawyers). So far I like the adjuncts much better than professors who haven’t practiced in years. Sure, every now and then an adjunct will go on for 20 minutes telling a story about a case they’re doing/have done, and yeah, these story’s won’t be on the final exam, but they do give some tips for the practical application of the law.
UM Football: Larry Coker needs to be fired. Now. Put Randy Shannon, our defensive coordinator, in as head coach and see what he can do with the rest of the season. Shannon is one of the best assistant coaches in America and should already have a head coaching job by now, so why not see if he’s the right guy for our job. The fact that he isn’t a head coach somewhere already is pretty good evidence that racism is still a factor in college football head coach hirings (Shannon is black).
Now, since the last update I’ve found a couple great new sources of entertainment. 1st is the show Ace of Cakes on Food Network. It’s about a small bakery in Maryland that makes unbelievably huge cakes with great deatail. However, the people who run the bakery are even more entertaining than the cake themselves, which is saying something because the cake are awesome. Though, the thing about the show that really stands out to me is how much it reminds me of working at Photograph-X. So, if you ever wondered what my workdays were like just watch this show. I’ll paraphrase one of my favorite lines from the show as an example.
Duff (bakery owner): Man, it’s Wednesday night and we’ve still got 14 cakes to do by the end of Friday.
Mary Alice (receptionist extraordinaire): Well…maybe the cake fairies will come in tonight and do them.
Geoffrey (cake baker guy): Well, it’s happened before.
What’s great is that if you replace the word “cake” with “tshirt” you have an exact conversation between Mike, Beth, and myself circa 2001. Here’s the website for the show that has more info and a schedule of upcoming shows.
Lastly, on the first day of Intellectual Property class our professor told us about a great site. The site is http://www.patentlysilly.com/ and it is a catalogue of some of the stupidest, or funniest, inventions ever to be filed at the patent office. Go ahead, click the link, hours of fun await you, I mean, where else could you see a Combined Pet Leash/Umbrella?