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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Exile LSD: The Law School Years
« on: August 23, 2009, 11:59:57 AM »
I figured you'd be, but maybe it's just me--I got INITIALASSIGNMENTS&SYLLABIPWNED.


Remember, it's a marathon not a sprint!  Pace yourself.  You probably wont remember much of anything you read in the first few weeks once midterms/finals roll around without going back and reviewing the important/relevant parts of the piles of text that matter for exam grades (which is a small fraction of the giant tree killing blizzard of paper they tell you to buy and read).

What you will remember probably forever about the first few weeks is being overwhelmed and scared to death in class trying to act invisible to avoid getting called on and drilled in front of your classmates.  Basically ego protection motivated behavior that stresses you out, exhausts you, and does not really do much good to prepare to write good exams.

Who cares if you sound like a fool a few times in class when called on if you say something stupid.  Pretty much everyone gets put on the hot seat and drilled in front of the class and 'Fs up by saying some wrong stuff along the way.  Good thing that stuff does not matter for exam grades, so try not to worry about it or let it mess up how you use your time to prepare for exams.

Also, most of the people that repeatedly raise their hands during 1L first semester to try to sound smart in front of the class (and typically don't) stop raising their hands and speaking out during 2nd semester once first semester grades come out.

General Off-Topic Board / Re: Exile LSD: The Law School Years
« on: August 21, 2009, 04:45:36 AM »
I was at orientation all day. Yay for the start of law school and the end of free time.

Can I hold the bolded quote against you later?

Like when he works 70-80 hours/wk for a corp. firm and yearns for the freedom of law school?

Something like that.  I wasn't thinking that far ahead though, was just having nightmare memories of torts and contracts.
Let's take one year of torture at a time please, it gives me hope that the next year MIGHT be better.

BTW, is that you J?

Nope. Look at my account. I'm the same old freak I've always been.

Oh, ok.  Welcome back to the party then and lets get it kicked back up. 

I'm sad that after a day there are only a few new posts to read in this thread.  It's like everyone has died or abandoned ship or something.  That's not cool.

Was it my strange existential post about being an orange?  Did my recipes and food experiments poison everyone and put them in the hospital?  Remember, it is assumed that you cook the bacon BEFORE you eat it and trim off any mold that is on the block of cheese unless you need penicillin!

Did I forget to shower and have bad BO?  I'm very confused about the sudden exodus from Exile. 

So, lets get this party started again

On a serious note:

For all you now 1L's, stop stressing already, don't waste all night killing yourself in a mass of confusion re-reading and trying to make sense of those old cases from England or whatever other old cryptic stuff that doesn't seem to make any sense (a lot of it doesn't.  That is part of the point of getting you to read that stuff like a slave early on.)

They don't matter specifically for your grades on midterms and final exams, they are mainly used as a device for proffs to kill class time with and torture you about with the justification being that they edumacate you about the evolution of the relevant field of law to put things in historical context and give a platform to build on to paint the big picture/illustrate and help you understand how the law that you are drenched with and tested about in LS exams (which is not really current law, maybe call it academic LS law) came to be and how and why certain concepts are related and such. 

You will have to re-learn the areas of law in a different way to pass the bar exam.  (Yeah, after 3 or more years of LS you have to go to school again/read more books and unlearn and re-learn stuff about all the same core areas of law you are forced to experience in LS in a different way to pass the darn bar exam.)  One may reasonably ask, what did I pay all this tuition and spend 3+ years in LS for if I have to relearn it all again anyway?  My way of viewing it in part is that you pay and 'do time' getting hazed to get let into a club that requires and only accepts members that read and think fast, adapt to changing circumstances, cut through smoke screens and BS (or create them, depending on which side of a case you are on).

If you make giant detailed multi-page briefs and outlines of the assigned reading from the beginning weeks of 1L, try to memorize them, use two or more different highlighter colors in the case book you are DOING IT WRONG!  If you go super freaky and end up with full pages of casebooks soaked with multiple colors of highlighter ink you are really doing it wrong.  (And yea, for entertainment and sanity purposes, do some people watching in class. 

You will see the 'I have all the colors of the rainbow piles of multicolored highlighters people' in your class.  Please laugh at them for me and whatever you do, DO NOT show up and put out a stack of highlighters of various colors next to your books and papers!

No good Exiler would ever do such a foolish thing.   

Good morning people! .Chuck is awake and a little bored at the moment trying to figure out what to have for breakfast.

General Off-Topic Board / Re: Exile LSD: The Law School Years
« on: August 15, 2009, 11:26:56 AM »
Alright, where is everybody?  Did people get lives or something?

Since I'm a little bored as I start my day I'll just talk to myself and ramble on and describe my newest food experiment.

For breakfast I made a SPAM sandwich.  Yes, SPAM, that mystery meat in a can.  IDK why that stuff is loathed and made fun of by people and viewed as if it is poison or why people make fun of others that eat it or why millions of SPAM fans feel the need to 'stay in the closet', eat it in private and deny their love for this tasty block of mystery meat. 

The stuff is yummy and I'm an 'out of the closet' self admitted SPAM eater.  You can make so many great things to eat with it.  I know I am not alone and that there are MILLIONS of closeted SPAM lovers that fear being socially ostracized for enjoying it when others find out and know they do. 
(A flatmate I had years back always made fun of me for eating the stuff.  After months of trying I finally got him to try a dish I made with it.  He loved it, but swore me to secrecy about telling anyone that he tried it and that he liked it!)

It's time for a revolution and for all of us to publicly unite and tell the world about the wonders of this stuff and not have to hide our supplies of it, hide out and eat it in private fearing ridicule from people that have never enjoyed this wonderful food or feel shame about our love of this miracle meat product. 

My delicious sandwich:

Medium thick slices of SPAM to fit the slices of whole grain wheat bread
In between them slices of sharp cheddar cheese and Jalapeno Jack cheese
One slice of American Cheese slightly melted on the top slice of wheat bread while lightly toasting both slices of bread
Medium layer of yellow mustard spread on the bottom slice of bread after it is toasted
Once putting the spam slices with the cheese in between them on the bottom slice of bread with the mustard on it, put some thinly sliced or diced pineapple on top along with thin slices of a kosher dill pickle, then top with the slice of toasted bread that has the slightly melted american cheese on it. 

Consume and enjoy the miraculously wonderful flavor blast of a gourmet SPAM sandwich!

Some SPAM history and why it is truly a miraculous very versatile mystery meat that has helped win wars and change the world!

Nifty Spam Trivia!

    * By World War II, Hormel had sold twenty thousand tons of Spam. Then, during the wartime meat rationing, Spam got popular...
    * If all the cans of Spam ever eaten were put end-to-end, they would circle the globe at least ten times.
    * In the U.S. alone, 3.8 cans of Spam "are consumed every second"(assuming SPAM is eaten 24 hours a day, 365.25 days a year).
    * Senator Robert Byrd of West Viginia eats a sandwich of SPAM and mayonnaise on white bread three times a week.
    * Residents of Hawai'i eat an average of four cans of SPAM per person per year, more than in any other place on Earth (Elsewhere in the Universe, who knows?).
    * By 1959, a billion cans of SPAM had been sold. The two billion mark was hit in 1970, followed by three billion in 1980, four billion in 1986, and five billion in 1993. That's a lot of SPAM!
    * In Korea, SPAM is sold in stylish presentation gift boxes of nine cans each. SPAM stolen from army PXs can be found on the Korean black market. And there are Korean imitations called Lo-Spam, Dak, Plumrose, and Tulip, to ensure that no one need go without.
    * Nikita Krushchev once credited SPAM with the survival of the WWII Russian army. ''Without SPAM, we wouldn't have been able to feed our army,'' he said.
    * SPAM is sold in over 99% of U.S. grocery stores.
    * The SPAM luncheon meat trademark is registered in 93 countries.
    * Over 60 million people in the U.S. eat SPAM.
    * SPAM is made in two U.S. locations - Austin, Minnesota, and Fremont, Nebraska - and seven other countries: England, Australia, Denmark, Phillipines, Japan, Taiwan, and South Korea.
    * In 1989, the U.S. armed forces bought 3.3 million pounds of SPAM.
    * Over 141 million cans of SPAM are sold worldwide each year.

So, all you fellow SPAM lovers, voice your love for it, spread the word and stop cowering in fear and shame for enjoying something so great.  For the haters or SPAM virgins, just try it at least once.  You might just like it!

General Off-Topic Board / Re: Exile LSD: The Law School Years
« on: July 29, 2009, 01:47:24 PM »
I just ate two eggs on a piece of bread.  That did *nothing* for me. 

Chef Chuck's version: (Try it, you wont be sorry)

-  Lightly toast the bread and put a tiny amount, very thin layer, of standard yellow mustard on one slice and mayo on the other slice
-  When you are cooking the eggs (you can even do them in the microwave if you want to do it faster and not make a mess and avoid having a pan, stove, etc. to clean up) put on freshly ground black pepper and cook the eggs so the yokes are slightly runny
-  put a slice of cheese on the bread close to when it is done toasting (have to use a toaster oven for this, not a stand-up toaster so the bread is laying flat, otherwise just put the cheese on the bread right after done toasting, the point is to get it melting a little bit), I prefer to use one standard Kraft American cheese 'singles' slice
- put it all together and if you like a little spicy kick drip on tobasco or tapatio sauce or whatever hot sauce you like to taste as you eat it.  I usually drip it on bite by bite as I eat it, the bread absorbs it.  I've even used Del Taco and other hot sauce packets cuz variety is the spice of life!

Total time from start to eating = 5 minutes if you do it with a microwave oven and a toaster oven using only one bowl and one plate, meaning pretty much zero clean up.

Version 2: (this takes more time and there will be more of a mess to clean up but it is worth it)

thinly sliced cheese
Kings brand Hawaiian sweet bread
freshly ground black pepper

Fry the bacon on the stove until it is tender, don't let it go to the point it becomes super crispy charcoal like strips.  I've never been able to understand why some people like scorched bacon that you can break a tooth crunching on.

Then fry the eggs in the bacon grease to the point where the yolks are slightly runny (grinding black pepper onto them while they are frying).  While doing this you slightly toast the bread as described above in v1 and get the cheese on it or on the final product to get it melting a little before you take a bite.

No mayo or mustard on this one.  
Total time from start to eating = 15 mins but you will have a little mess on the stove to clean up and need to use a frying pan and spatula unlike in v1
And yeah, I know, I'm a few hours behind responding to your post.  It's that whole life and doing stuff thing.

Try these formulas out, you wont regret it!

Addendum RE cooking eggs in the microwave oven:
Grab a bowl, spray some PAM or other non stick stuff on it, put in the eggs, poke one or two little holes in the yolks (this prevents them from exploding while cooking), cover with cellophane leaving one edge with a small vent, cook at 50-60% power (need to figure out which buttons to press on your microwave to adjust that).  Depending on the power of your microwave it's about 1min 30seconds per egg but your mileage may vary.  With mine, for two eggs together I do 2mins 45seconds at 60% power and it comes out perfect.

You can cook almost anything in a microwave oven if you know what you are doing.  I've even done marinated tri-tip roasts (up to a 3lb one) in the microwave many times and it always came out almost as good as slow cooking it on a charcoal grill.

General Off-Topic Board / Re: The D-DUB: Send lawyers, guns, and money.
« on: August 23, 2008, 12:34:31 AM »
Someone would probably have to lock this one...

Yes, SOMEONE would...
Why, and then how you lock stuff that doesn't exist?

Half or part of a finger isn't a finger.
Half or part of an orange isn't an orange.
And half a penis is cliff007's penis.

My analogies might be balls, but hopefully you understand what I mean.

Why you keep trying to get a look at my wee thing dude?  If you really want to see it, buying me dinner and enough drinks to get me blind drunk first might help, no guarantees though.

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