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General Off-Topic Board / Today In 1977 A Legacy Began
« on: May 25, 2007, 12:10:26 PM »
May 25, 1977 : Star Wars opens

On this day in 1977, Memorial Day weekend opens with an intergalactic
bang as the first of George Lucas' blockbuster Star Wars movies hits
American theaters.


The incredible success of Star Wars--seven Oscars, $461 million in
U.S. ticket sales and a gross of close to $800 million
worldwide--began with an extensive, coordinated marketing push by
Lucas and his studio, 20th Century Fox, months before the movie's
release date. "It wasn't like a movie opening," actress Carrie Fisher,
who played rebel leader Princess Leia, later told Time magazine. "It
was like an earthquake." Beginning with--in Fisher's words--"a new
order of geeks, enthusiastic young people with sleeping bags," the
anticipation of a revolutionary movie-watching experience spread like
wildfire, causing long lines in front of movie theaters across the
country and around the world.


With its groundbreaking special effects, Star Wars leaped off screens
and immersed audiences in "a galaxy far, far away." By now everyone
knows the story, which followed the baby-faced Luke Skywalker (Mark
Hamill) as he enlisted a team of allies--including hunky Han Solo
(Harrison Ford) and the robots C3PO and R2D2--on his mission to rescue
the kidnapped Princess Leia from an Evil Empire governed by Darth
Vader. The film made all three of its lead actors overnight stars,
turning Fisher into an object of adoration for millions of young male
fans and launching Ford's now-legendary career as an action-hero
heartthrob.


Star Wars was soon a bona-fide pop culture phenomenon. Over the years
it has spawned five more feature films, five TV series and an entire
industry's worth of comic books, toys, video games and other products.
Two big-screen sequels, The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and The Return
of the Jedi (1983), featured much of the original cast and enjoyed the
same success--both critical and commercial--as the first film. In
1999, Lucas stretched back in time for the fourth installment, Star
Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, chronologically a prequel to the
original movie. Two other prequels, Attack of the Clones (2002) and
Revenge of the Sith (2005) followed.


The latter Star Wars movies featured a new cast--including Ewan
McGregor, Liam Neeson, Natalie Portman and Hayden Christensen--and
have generally failed to earn the same amount of critical praise as
the first three films. They continue to score at the box office,
however, with Revenge of the Sith becoming the top-grossing film of
2005 in the United States and the second worldwide.

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General Off-Topic Board / The Office Equipment Thread
« on: May 04, 2007, 02:03:30 PM »
How come I'm the only one without a RED Swingline 747?

I guess a black 747 will suffice...  :-\

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General Off-Topic Board / Law School or Legend of Zelda?
« on: April 26, 2007, 06:31:05 PM »
I <3 The Triforce.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Mac Note Taking Programs
« on: April 19, 2007, 06:47:22 PM »
I saw the Mac law students website, have seen the list of programs available, etc.

Just wondering if there are any current law students who could offer up some personal opinion. It's easy to read a review that details how awesome a program is, but I'm looking for these programs and how they engage the law school setting specifically.

Thanks all you hep cats.

Edit: My current choices are Mori (http://www.hogbaysoftware.com/product/mori) or OmniOutliner (http://www.omnigroup.com/applications/omnioutliner/). Diggin' the latter as I'm, well, an outliner.

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Ok, so I've been stalking this girl for about two years now and she's pretty much the girl I've always dreamed about stalking. Luscious body, great unmentionables, and the kind of throat you just want to strangle the life from. Mostly I sneak into her bedroom and masturbate into her panty pile while other times I photoshop her myspace photos so that I'm making out with her. Well, i've come to find out that she's going to law school in the fall almost 2,000 miles away  >:(  I want to follow her to law school and keep stalking her, but my resume isn't so hot and I'm worried about finding another job. Maybe I could find a new girl to stalk, but this is my DREAM girl we're talking about. What the hell should I do?

Just wondering ???

I got a good idea. You could post this crap on xoxo. They seem to eat this sh*t up over there.

Haha, nice. It's on topic, to the point, and fairly witty. 176.

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News Discussion / Former USF Dean Sentenced In Child Pornography Case
« on: March 28, 2007, 05:23:49 PM »
Wednesday, March 28, 2007 (SF Gate)
Former USF dean sentenced for child p... Bay City News


   (03-28) 09:42 PDT SAN FRANCISCO -- A former dean of education at the University of San Francisco was sentenced in federal court Tuesday to five years and three months in prison for possessing child po..ography obtained on the Internet.

   William Garner, 67, was also ordered by U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker to pay $50,000 in restitution to a charity, the San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center.

   The sentence and restitution were agreed to by prosecution and defense when Garner pleaded guilty before Walker in San Francisco in December to one count of pornography possession.

   Attorneys on both sides agreed in sentencing memoranda filed with Walker that Garner had collected 5,537 images of child pornography

Garner told the judge Tuesday, "I deeply regret the shock and embarrassment I caused to my wife, my friends and my colleagues. I deeply regret what I've done to myself."

   Garner taught at USF, a Jesuit Catholic University, from 1979 until he retired in July 2006 and was dean of the School of Education from
1983 to 1987.

Walker said the crime was "fueled by defendant's drinking problem" and agreed to a defense request to recommend that Garner be assigned to a prison with a 500-hour alcohol rehabilitation program.

   He ordered Garner, who is now free on a $50,000 bond, to surrender to authorities no later than June 18 or earlier if he is given an earlier date by whatever institution he is assigned to by the U.S. Bureau of Prisons.

   Copyright 2007 by Bay City News, Inc. Replication, republication or retransmission without the express written consent of Bay City News, Inc.
is prohibited.
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Copyright 2007 SF Gate

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Law Preview - Anyone Else Going?
« on: March 27, 2007, 12:34:08 PM »
Strongly thinking about doing the 5-day course. At least the 1-day Legal Research/Writing workshop.

I wanted to see if anyone else has either taken this course, or is planning to take the course this summer. LSD needs its search function back...  :-\

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Financial Aid / Lenders: T.H.E. vs. The Access Group
« on: March 19, 2007, 05:38:01 PM »
These are the two lenders that my school is offering me. I've read some of the fine print (and plan to go more in depth later tonight), but generally they seem to be about the same (AKA either way you have to pay the money back  ;D).

Anyone use one over the other? Any horror stories? A friend of a friend uses these lenders?

Thanks in advance.

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General Off-Topic Board / Most Realistic Law/Legal Movies
« on: March 13, 2007, 06:06:47 PM »
I vote Judge Dredd.

(Factoid: The Cure actually wrote the closing credits song to this cinematic masterpiece. The song's "obscure" title is, "The Dredd Song".)

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General Off-Topic Board / Myspace/Gmail Whoops
« on: February 28, 2007, 08:18:04 PM »
So this random email pops up on my Gchat buddy list and I simply do not know who it is. I decide to search their email in myspace, but no hits come up. On the '0 search results' equivalent window on myspace I glance over a button which I figured would be "search again," because I know myspace's site sucks in all aspects and a second search would do no harm.

But it was actually an "invite" button. What a way to make a friend, haha. I signed of Gchat  right after like a FEMALE DOG (HAR HAR HAR LSD CENSORING). Work is about over anyway, whatever.

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