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gotten into great schools....but still disappointed. any thoughts?

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Re: gotten into great schools....but still disappointed. any thoughts?
« Reply #280 on: February 11, 2007, 11:08:01 AM »
Yeah, Steveling, may I remind you that I've made no objections whatsoever to the substance of your NYU-trumps-Michigan argument?  You could roll out all of the objective, empirical evidence in the world proving *conclusively* that there is a world of difference between the two - I would remain delighted with my school, my personal choices, and my prospects.  This is not the same as needing to believe that Michigan is the pinnacle of prestige.  I feel very very lucky to be at one of the best schools in the nation, and will be the first to concede that it's not The Best.  I am overwhelmingly positive about Michigan...as you well know, since you spend so much time indulging us with your enlightened views in the "Michigan 1L" thread.   ::)

No, my misguided friend, I and many others object to the style, not the substance.  It's the fact that you're a know-it-all who can't keep his opinions to himself and who actually knows very little.  Your thoughts may have been solicited here, but they're generally not.  As several others have already pointed out, you pop up everywhere with your two-bit self-aggrandizing, self-assured, smarmy nonsense.  And I'm not just talking LSD - one of my dearest friends goes to school with you IRL, and apparently the online persona is not schtick.  

Red is right, tho - I generally ignore the handful of posters who rub me the wrong way, but this was a major case of "I've been holding back for so long and he's really asking for it now."  

Oh, and for the record, responding to someone who views the world differently by calling him a socialist and saying that he should move to France is precisely the sort of douchebaggery that made me suggest you're too young for your own good.  

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Re: gotten into great schools....but still disappointed. any thoughts?
« Reply #281 on: February 11, 2007, 11:09:07 AM »
Reconcile this thought:

"All that evil needs to take over is for good men to stand by and do nothing" - Edmund Burke

...with these two thoughts:

As long as my desires don't affect/hurt you it really isn't any of your concern.  Last I checked this was still the land of the free not a socialist farce.


The last time I checked we don't individually live in a vacuum. HTFH, tool.

So, I should give up my wordly goods and go fight world hunger?  Why don't you head to France or somewhere similar; I'll gladly pay for a one-way ticket if you surrender citizenship.



Sure thing - I can combat evil (i.e. the stupidity of yourself and Joe) while still making money and not living like a pauper.  I don't see the problem.

That's your reading of that Burke (who himself was a tool) quote?

You're continuing the stellar display of your reading comprehension skills. Well done.

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Re: gotten into great schools....but still disappointed. any thoughts?
« Reply #282 on: February 11, 2007, 11:13:10 AM »
Yeah, Steveling, may I remind you that I've made no objections whatsoever to the substance of your NYU-trumps-Michigan argument?  You could roll out all of the objective, empirical evidence in the world proving *conclusively* that there is a world of difference between the two - I would remain delighted with my school, my personal choices, and my prospects.  This is not the same as needing to believe that Michigan is the pinnacle of prestige.  I feel very very lucky to be at one of the best schools in the nation, and will be the first to concede that it's not The Best.  I am overwhelmingly positive about Michigan...as you well know, since you spend so much time indulging us with your enlightened views in the "Michigan 1L" thread.   ::)

No, my misguided friend, I and many others object to the style, not the substance.  It's the fact that you're a know-it-all who can't keep his opinions to himself and who actually knows very little.  Your thoughts may have been solicited here, but they're generally not.  As several others have already pointed out, you pop up everywhere with your two-bit self-aggrandizing, self-assured, smarmy nonsense.  And I'm not just talking LSD - one of my dearest friends goes to school with you IRL, and apparently the online persona is not schtick. 

Red is right, tho - I generally ignore the handful of posters who rub me the wrong way, but this was a major case of "I've been holding back for so long and he's really asking for it now." 

Oh, and for the record, responding to someone who views the world differently by calling him a socialist and saying that he should move to France is precisely the sort of douchebaggery that made me suggest you're too young for your own good. 

Oh, snap.

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« Reply #283 on: February 11, 2007, 11:13:22 AM »

Oh, and for the record, responding to someone who views the world differently by calling him a socialist and saying that he should move to France is precisely the sort of douchebaggery that made me suggest you're too young for your own good. 

All well said, but in Steve Blowjob's defense, his pathetic response wasn't just because I view the world differently than he does; it was because I've been needlessly attacking him.

It's been a hoot and pleasure watching him reveal himself, however.  :D

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Re: gotten into great schools....but still disappointed. any thoughts?
« Reply #284 on: February 11, 2007, 11:13:43 AM »
Gosh, there does seem to be a lot of anger on LSD these days.   :-\

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Re: gotten into great schools....but still disappointed. any thoughts?
« Reply #285 on: February 11, 2007, 11:16:07 AM »
The people go where it's better argument is ridiculous.

People go where a (TTT) news magazine tells them to and the news magazine looks at a stupid test that proves nothing in order to come to their own conclusions.  Oh, and they ask a bunch of people their opinions of 200 or so different schools, as though any of those people actually bothered to truly exaimine the differences between them.

The legal field is a racket for prestige whores on all levels.  If that's someone's bag, so be it.  Just don't try to pretend it's anything more than that. 

I meant they go where its better for them.  If 300 million people think NYU > Mich than for all intensive purposes (employment) it is, correct?

Yeah, Steveling, may I remind you that I've made no objections whatsoever to the substance of your NYU-trumps-Michigan argument?  You could roll out all of the objective, empirical evidence in the world proving *conclusively* that there is a world of difference between the two - I would remain delighted with my school, my personal choices, and my prospects.  This is not the same as needing to believe that Michigan is the pinnacle of prestige.  I feel very very lucky to be at one of the best schools in the nation, and will be the first to concede that it's not The Best.  I am overwhelmingly positive about Michigan...as you well know, since you spend so much time indulging us with your enlightened views in the "Michigan 1L" thread.   ::)


May I also remind you that I never asserted that every single person should pick NYU over Mich.  Some people prefer a smaller city, or the outdoors, or have family in one location or the other, but looking purely at employment prospects NYU > Mich so all else equal NYU > Mich.

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No, my misguided friend, I and many others object to the style, not the substance.  It's the fact that you're a know-it-all who can't keep his opinions to himself and who actually knows very little.  Your thoughts may have been solicited here, but they're generally not.  As several others have already pointed out, you pop up everywhere with your two-bit self-aggrandizing, self-assured, smarmy nonsense.  And I'm not just talking LSD - one of my dearest friends goes to school with you IRL, and apparently the online persona is not schtick. 


I would be shocked if there weren't people who didn't like me, but I'm comfortable with who I am, and don't need your validation (or anyone elses).

Umm the only reason I ever say anything in the Michigan 1L thread is to answer questions about ASW or the city - I don't think I've ever said anything but good things in that thread.

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Red is right, tho - I generally ignore the handful of posters who rub me the wrong way, but this was a major case of "I've been holding back for so long and he's really asking for it now." 

Oh, and for the record, responding to someone who views the world differently by calling him a socialist and saying that he should move to France is precisely the sort of douchebaggery that made me suggest you're too young for your own good. 

So would you then put last light and halfie in his place for responding to someone who views the world differently by calling them a "bushie" as immature?

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Re: gotten into great schools....but still disappointed. any thoughts?
« Reply #286 on: February 11, 2007, 11:17:32 AM »
Gosh, there does seem to be a lot of anger on LSD these days.   :-\


Just doing our part to combat the "evil" in this world.  ;)

"All that evil needs to take over is for good men to stand by and do nothing" - Edmund Burke

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Re: gotten into great schools....but still disappointed. any thoughts?
« Reply #287 on: February 11, 2007, 11:22:02 AM »
Steve,

Tell me more about your "hedge fund" career path, please.

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Re: gotten into great schools....but still disappointed. any thoughts?
« Reply #288 on: February 11, 2007, 11:22:33 AM »
Archival, you really should take down that "UT Law Class of 2009."  People might think you are showing off.  

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Re: gotten into great schools....but still disappointed. any thoughts?
« Reply #289 on: February 11, 2007, 11:24:30 AM »
You know, I really don't know how I ever got lumped together w/ Steve on this one.  There are far worse prestige whores than me (ie: the ones in denial, ie: nerdphanie).