Tuesday, August 28, 2007
For those interested, I'll have a lot more pictures of my time of Philly online soon. Probably over the weekend.
I'm still waiting for pitt to receive my loan money (or more likely realize that they have received my money). It's nothing egregious yet, but given the school's past track record I'm keeping an eye on it.
Lastly, if you're wondering why I'm hyping the sport of mixed martial arts and the UFC so much lately I have a television recommendation for you. The show is Human Weapon, it's on the History Channel Fridays at 8:00 PM, with replays at 10:00 PM and Saturday mornings at 2:00 AM. In the show two guys go around learning about and training in the fighting style of the country they're in and at the end they take on an experience fighter in their own fighting style. This show is so good it took Angelina from hating mixed martial arts to enjoying it on Saturday night as we watched Randy Couture continue his title reign even though he broke his arm in the fight.
Saturday, August 25, 2007
And yes, for those of you wondering, it does actually ask you to make up a poem or rap and draw a picture of yourself.
Thursday, August 23, 2007
If you need to catch up on the Couture story check out Spike TV tonight at 10:00 as they devote two and a half hours of programing to him. The weigh in for Couture's defense against Gabe Gonzaga can be watched online tomorrow at 6:50 P.M. Then, of course, there's the actual fight Saturday Night at 10:00, if you don't want to order it at home you can always head out to one of these locations.
Friday, August 10, 2007
If you're wondering how anyone could hang around the steps that long I'd encourage you to try it some time. Just watching people's reactions to climbing up the steps is priceless. Plus, it's the only place I know of where six preppy college guys will jog by you, in the rain, while singing eye of the tiger in unison.
Sunday, August 05, 2007
Saturday, August 04, 2007
Friday, August 03, 2007
Thursday, August 02, 2007
Quizlaw.com posted this reaction to the trailer (seen above) for what is being billed as "the first documentary about the U.S. law school system." I've got to say that I agree with just about everything the fine folks at quizlaw said. I hate to judge an entire movie by it's trailer, but honestly, given what I'm seeing I think I almost can. I encourage you to read the quizlaw post, they hit on just about all my complaints, but I've got a little to add.
Instead of watching this documentary, let me save you $10. Just sneak into any law school orientation later this month and you'll probably hear everything this movie will tell you; "Law school will change you, hopefully for the better" "Law school will teach you how to think" "You will never think the same way again." If this is true of anyone's law school experience then I am profoundly saddened that they developed so late in life. I'm not saying that I haven't gained anything from law school, I've gained a lot. But, if law school totally revolutionizes you as a person you're probably either buying into the hype way too much or you never bothered to critically think about much in your lifetime.
From the looks of the trailer the film is just going to reiterate all the things that law school professors and deans say when they want to make the law school experience seem venerated and novel. In reality many of us who have gone through, or are going through, law school know that these these kinds of statements just show how antiquated and flawed the law school experience is.
I sincerely hope this is just a very poorly done trailer, as quizlaw notes, there's a lot of potential on this subject. I know this first hand. There's a reason that my friend Danny left an "end of the intramural volleyball season" party at MadMex wondering why there weren't any television shows based on the lives of law students.