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I was about to respond to the OP's drivel, but the previous reactionary post was even more lame.  Now I... uh... wow, forget it.

General Board / Re: Soccer
« on: May 31, 2006, 05:53:16 AM »
You have to admit that all sports are gay.  It's by nature a homosexual activity that involves lots of body contact, sweat, nudity, spirited emotion, and sometimes just a little extra um, comraderie.  Singling one sport in particular as "gay" is a bit naive I think.

General Board / Re: Soccer
« on: May 08, 2006, 11:10:59 PM »

I'm actually a Real Madrid fan, but I have to admit this one is also appropriate.  Roberto Carlos and Becks can hardly contain themselves after Guti flashes a little leg!!

Actually, it's only American sports that are so homophobic.  Elsewhere, such as in European soccer, athletes are just as likely to get in a meathead jock fight, but at the same time, they don't get all nervous about accidentally touching each other like Americans do.  For example, one big thing I notice from watching European soccer is how often one player will hold another guy's face when talking to him on the pitch, even players on opposite teams.  Americans as a society are just more wary of sexuality in general, and homophobic?  You bet.

I'd also have to assume the pictures of Ljungberg and Zidane are geared towards women.  But the two ass-grabbin' Bayern Munich players have already been forwarded to a buddy of mine who is a Bayern fan. I have to thank you for that one!

General Board / Re: What can you do to push and motivate yourself?
« on: May 04, 2006, 02:45:00 PM »

General Board / Hardest exam of your first year?
« on: May 04, 2006, 02:15:29 PM »
Just curious whether my difficult exams are generally the most difficult for everyone, or whether it was just my professor/exam that was tough.  Or perhaps even that different people are more naturally inclined towards certain skills than others. My star horse is Civ Pro II here, though I hear a lot bitching about Property.  Common Law Property is an upperclass elective for us in Lousiana, though we have had Civil Law Property.  It's a lot of material but it seems to be very mechanical and common sensical, though I have my suspicions this may be a reflection of civil law in general.  Keep in mind that this conclusion is limited to my observations from taking both (common law)Contracts and Civil Law Obligations, and comparisons of Criminal Law (it's common law based here) and Torts (a predominantly civil law mix).

General Board / Re: 0L- hard to make friends in LS?
« on: May 04, 2006, 01:46:16 PM »
You'll make friends.  I think the clique-ness and the high school comparisons, etc. stem from the fact that the school is so much smaller and you have the same people in every single class.  So there is an element of that kind of thing that is inevitable.  But assuming you have no problems making friends otherwise, you'll certainly make friends.  Even though it's a small pool to draft from and they probably won't be people you would have otherwise imagined being friends with.  They'll just the ones who you can relate to a little bit better than some of those "other" wack-jobs you have been permanently lumped with.  Anyway, "friends" means little more than people you sit next to in class, chat with in between classes, and maybe study with occasionally outside of school.  And as reverendlex alluded to, the relationship is often not unlike that of an AA sponsor.   

Pointless Arguments / Re: are 1L's all insane?
« on: May 04, 2006, 12:39:58 PM »
Oh god, what's even worse than being annoying?  I visited a friend of mine NOT in law school a couple of months ago.  I went out with his friends and I came to a sad, depressing realization.  I can only talk or think about law school.  I used to chat it up about all kinds of things.  Now, all I can think is law school law school law school.

So sad and so true.  I'm sure everyone can agree that story is no exaggeration.  And the thing is, all of this knowledge isn't even knowledge that makes you feel more learned than your peers.  Instead, it's just as if you have been memorizing a Swedish dictionary:

Everyone is mildly impressed by the accomplishment and maybe even briefly interested, but no one wants to hear it after the first minute or two, and yet you can't help it...everything you see, you are tempted to identify out loud in Swedish! 

"Loogen! Yugan siggn thaht! 90 dhays... Wehll inn somme stajtes... Juhst likken Numminen v. Olsenjonsonn.  Dovess him havson animuss?  Hello?"

At least people studying in other post-graduate fields are learning interesting things that are capable of being worked into a conversation!

General Board / Re: Scaremongers
« on: May 04, 2006, 12:25:34 PM »
I agree.  It just sort of happens.  The work and studying, and the constant list of things you have to get done is always there, and you acclimate to it.  The things you make a priority you fit in and get done, but everything else just fades out.

 And it's ok to take an hour break to watch American Idol. Really, it is.

I started to make the easy jab here and say something like "No it isn't."

But actually, several weeks ago, on the Friday when we all gave our appellate oral arguments, thus concluding Legal Writing class forever, we all went for some rare celebratory beers afterward.  Needless to say, we had a few too many and/or none of us have any alcohol tolerance left whatsoever, so I was rather hungover the next morning and couldn't study.  So I fell on the couch and turned on that big square black thing that I had been noticing in the middle of my living room.  I found this channel called "The Tube" that does nothing but play back-to-back music videos 24 hours a day and I stared at it for half the day in a dream-like state of consciousness.

It was everything I could have hoped it would be and more.  I felt like Beavis on ecstasy.  I only fired about 10% of the neurons in my brain for several hours straight.  There was music, light, colors, exotic locations.  A whole glorious world without so much as a 12(b)(3), cutodial interrogation, or even a plaintiff!  And then, like all drug-induced trips, it was over, and I was behind on my reading.  I'll never forget that wonderful day, April 8, 2006.

Pointless Arguments / Re: Who here actually likes the law?
« on: May 04, 2006, 11:42:18 AM »
  yer gonna spend entire weekends in your apartment, in your underwear, walking around in small circles, mumbling insane *&^% to yourself like:  'the defendant can implead a third party into the action if the third party is or may be liable to the defendant for some or all of the plaintiff's claim against that defendant.' 

Wow.  That's just scary.  As if you had been watching me through the window...

General Board / Re: Scaremongers
« on: May 04, 2006, 11:36:10 AM »
Me, I decided that such grinding wasn't for me. I stopped looking at my grades after first year. I made some friends,  did some interesting side projects and didn't let law school eat my life.

After I get my grades from this week's exams, I might "stop looking at my grades after the first year" as well.

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