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lawyers and white shirts

lawyers and white shirts
« on: April 18, 2006, 01:46:57 PM »
ok so earlier this semester i noticed all the 2ls wearing white shirts for their interviews, some exceptions, but the vast majority were white, is their some unspoken rule?  or is color looked down upon?  i realize that if i wore a bright yellow shirt or some bright obnoxious color, that could and should be looked down upon, but whats wrong with some color?


Re: lawyers and white shirts
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2006, 02:19:48 PM »
Its kindof an old school rule that "blue is for the boardroom."  Traditionally, lawyers are "supposed" to wear white shirts and solid ties.  However, I don't think it matters as long as you look professional.

Re: lawyers and white shirts
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2006, 04:15:09 PM »

Remember this movie and Tom Cruise, the Harvard-mouthed, faggoty white-suited appearing before Jack Nicholson? :)


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Re: lawyers and white shirts
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2006, 04:48:16 PM »
I haven't worn a white shirt yet for an interview, but then again, I'm a girl.  All the men have been wearing white shirts with their suits.  Women get a little more freedom in terms of color.

Cruise Sues Gay Porn Star
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2006, 04:57:42 PM »

Remember this movie and Tom Cruise, the Harvard-mouthed, faggoty white-suited appearing before Jack Nicholson? :)

Gosh Tom Cruise is really gay! There are so many rumors about him:

We're not quite sure what's allowable in courtrooms these days, but Tom Cruise is ready to "prove in court" that he is not gay. In arguably the most direct attempt yet to stamp out rumors about his sexual orientation, Cruise filed a $100 million defamation lawsuit Wednesday against a gay porn star, who allegedly claimed in tabloid reports that he had an affair with the actor. The complaint, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, claims Chad Slater (an "erotic wrestler" who also goes by the name Kyle Bradford) "concocted and spread the completely false story that he had a continuing homosexual affair with Tom Cruise and that this affair was discovered by Mr. Cruise's wife, leading to their divorce."
According to the suit, Cruise "had no relationship of any kind with Kyle Bradford and does not even know him." But Bradford allegedly told international magazine Actustar that he had an ongoing affair with Cruise, and that Nicole Kidman walked in on them during a "romantic encounter," prompting the couple to split up. The story was translated and later repeated in the Spanish-language magazine TVyNovelas. "It is absolutely 100 percent false," Cruise's attorney, Bert Fields, tells E! Online. "[Cruise] is a great respecter of homosexual rights, but he's not gay, and he's ready to prove this in court. Tom is tired of it and it hurts his children. It's something that will be there forever. And d**mn it, he's going to stop it."

Bradford, whose film credits include "The Cockpit Club" and "Forced to Submit," is apparently known in the U.S. "for his porn movies where he likes to climb into a ring and have encounters with his partners," according the Actustar article. The skin-flick thespian claimed to Actustar that he received a phone call while in Paris "from a Tom Finigham, who proposed to have a private encounter, specifically in a ring." Bradford apparently claimed in the article that it was actually Cruise, and that they had an ongoing affair. Bradford, however, denies the allegations. In a statement, he says, "Regarding the news everyone has been reading ... I have never been to France, I have never spoken with Actustar Magazine, and have never said any of the statements allegedly said by me. The things being reported internationally are totally untrue and very hurtful to all parties."

Meanwhile, Fields says Actustar has since published a retraction of the story. But Cruise is now prepared to target any other publications -- domestic or foreign -- that reprint the tale. "He's going to sue anybody who repeats this story, even as a rumor," Fields said. He added that Cruise is willing to take the case as far as necessary. "We're very anxious to hear what this porn actor says under oath about this garbage story he's handing out." By Wednesday afternoon, Bradford's personal Website was shut down. "Due to uncontrollable circumstances, will be unavailable for a while," the site reads.

Over the years, Cruise's bedroom habits have been a matter of intense speculation for the tabloids. But the 38-year-old star has grown increasingly vigilant about taking on rumor-mongers. In 1997, Kidman told Ladies' Home Journal that she and her husband would take the offensive on reports claiming their marriage was a sham. "[W]e are going to sue over it," she said. "It gets to a point where you have to protect your children." The couple also successfully sued the Star supermarket tabloid in 1999, after it published a story claiming Cruise and Kidman needed a sex coach for their steamy scenes in Stanley Kubrick's film, Eyes Wide Shut. The lawsuit was later settled, with the Star issuing a full retraction and making an unspecified donation to a charity of Cruise and Kidman's choice. Cruise and Kidman, 33, have been separated since last December. Cruise filed for divorce in February, citing irreconcilable differences. The couple has two adopted kids, Isabella Jane, 8, and Connor Anthony, 6.,1,8207,00.html

Re: lawyers and white shirts
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2006, 05:15:49 PM »
Yep, this is the same Tom Cruise who showed what a stud he was by flirting with the gorgeous Shelly Long in "Losin' It."

The same Tom Cruise who seduced Brad Pitt and sucked his warm bodily fluids in "Interview With The Vampire."

The same Tom Cruise that shouts "Respect The Cock!" in "Magnolia."

The same Tom Cruise that gets called a fag by some street thugs in "Eyes Wide Shut."

The same Tom Cruise that tells a shirtless Cuba Gooding, Jr, "You're My M o t h e r @ # ! * e r!" in "Jerry Maguire."

The same Tom Cruise who yells, "Penis! Penis! Big @ # ! * i n g erect penis, ma!" in "Born on The Fourth of July."

The same Tom Cruise who starred in a movie called "Cocktail."

How could being gay hurt a career built on this type of heterosexual magic?

Quentin Tarantino had a great bit part in the film Sleep With Me when he makes the following rant about "Top Gun" at a party:

Sid: You want subversion on a massive level. You know what one of the greatest @ # ! * i n g scripts ever written in the history of Hollywood is? Top Gun.
Duane: Oh, come on.
Sid: Top Gun is @ # ! * i n g great. What is Top Gun? You think it's a story about a bunch of fighter pilots.
Duane: It's about a bunch of guys waving their dicks around.
Sid: It is a story about a man's struggle with his own homosexuality. It is! That is what Top Gun is about, man. You've got Maverick, all right? He's on the edge, man. He's right on the fu c k i n g line, all right? And you've got Iceman, and all his crew. They're gay, they represent the gay man, all right? And they're saying, go, go the gay way, go the gay way. He could go both ways.
Duane: What about Kelly McGillis?
Sid: Kelly McGillis, she's heterosexuality. She's saying: no, no, no, no, no, no, go the normal way, play by the rules, go the normal way. They're saying no, go the gay way, be the gay way, go for the gay way, all right? That is what's going on throughout that whole movie ... He goes to her house, all right? It looks like they're going to have sex, you know, they're just kind of sitting back, he's takin' a shower and everything. They don't have sex. He gets on the motorcycle, drives away. She's like, "What the @ # ! *, what the @ # ! * is going on here?" Next scene, next scene you see her, she's in the elevator, she is dressed like a guy. She's got the cap on, she's got the aviator glasses, she's wearing the same jacket that the Iceman wears. She is, okay, this is how I gotta get this guy, this guy's going towards the gay way, I gotta bring him back, I gotta bring him back from the gay way, so I'll do that through subterfuge, I'm gonna dress like a man. All right? That is how she approaches it. Okay, now let me just ask you -- I'm gonna digress for two seconds here. I met this girl Amy here, she's like floating around here and everything. Now, she just got divorced, right? All right, but the REAL ending of the movie is when they fight the MIGs at the end, all right? Because he has passed over into the gay way. They are this gay fighting @ # ! * i n g force, all right? And they're beating the Russians, the gays are beating the Russians. And it's over, and they @ # ! * i n g land, and Iceman's been trying to get Maverick the entire time, and finally, he's got him, all right? And what is the last @ # ! * i n g line that they have together? They're all hugging and kissing and happy with each other, and Ice comes up to Maverick, and he says, "Man, you can ride my tail, anytime!" And what does Maverick say? "You can ride mine!" Swordfight! Swordfight! @ # ! * i n' A, man!"

This isn't the first time Cruise has sued over his manhood. Years ago he sued a paper for suggesting he was sterile, and yet another one for suggesting he and Nicole needed a sex coach for their "steamy" scenes in "Eyes Wide Shut" that had all the chemistry of toothpaste and orange juice. What's next? At this rate he's about ready to sue Richard Simmons for having an erotic dream about him. After that, he's gonna go after "The Flintstones" because he's just certain that, "We'll have a gay old time" lyric is a dig at him. And let's not get into those not so nice persons that make Ben-Gay that are trying to smear him.

Shakespeare may have said it best, "Methinks thou doth protest too much."

Is it Cruise's right to sue? Certainly. But is it really about preventing people from spreading lies? Just imagine if a woman claimed to have a sex video featuring her and Cruise, or if some hot chick told a magazine that Nicole walked in on her and Tom gettin' busy. Think he'd sue then? When Ricky Martin is confronted with gay rumors, he merely laughs it off. Why can't Cruise just do the same? My theory is that The Church of Scientology, frustrated with the lackluster box office performance of Battlefield Earth, needs the cash. In fact, the bylaws of their church require members to surrender a huge portion of their cash, so they stand a lot to gain.   

Hey, Xenu's gotta eat, too.


Re: lawyers and white shirts
« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2006, 04:07:57 AM »
Well, Tom Cruise may be gay, and he may want to remain in the closet no matter what, but why is it so troubling to you?! Does not everyone have the right to choose whether to come out or not?! Why would everybody want him to be "out"?! Don't you understand that he won't be able to get as many and as good contracts in case he reveals he's gay (assuming he is)?! Yeah, let's "out" all the closet cases. That's a great way to bring all faggots together to live in harmony. Destroy lives, hurt people, divide, divide, divide. Why is a closet case a detriment to the "out" gays?! Who is a closeted gay hurting, except himself and maybe his family? Isn't he the one who has to deal with it? Is it not up to HIM to decide how to live his own life?


Re: lawyers and white shirts
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Re: lawyers and white shirts
« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2006, 10:24:31 AM »
ok so the funniest thing on that whole list is tom cruise stared in a movie called cocktail. i was rolling when i read that

Re: lawyers and white shirts
« Reply #9 on: April 22, 2006, 10:39:03 AM »
This is hands down the best thread hijack I've ever seen.

That Tarrintino thing was hilarious too. Great find.