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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 #290 on: February 11, 2007, 11:25:41 AM »
Why?

some are disappointed with admissions decisions,
some are defensive about schools that that they have developed a preference for,
some overestimate their worth because they've been admitted to [or attend] prestijus schools
some are anxious wrt big-ticket admissions decisions that haven't yet been made

sprinkle in:

inter-poster familiarity-breeds-contempt type stuff
the hell-i've-been-quiet-long-enough-about-my-disdain-for-this-poster effect
the fact tht many people haven't yet met face to face at ASWs

and you get this mid-winter phenomenon.


I doubt its that complicated.

Some of us are just louts who don't give a flying @#!* about exposing even bigger louts and douchebags for being inane, close-minded tools who don't give two shits about anything other than the name on their degree, how much money they make, and how preoccupied they are with shoving their heads far enough up their own asses so that they're oblivious to the really significant obligations in life.

However, if it weren't for their meaningless existence, we ourselves would have a meaningless existence; in that regard I agree with you and Brer.

This is interesting.  Lets assume you are right and I am only preoccupied with money, my alma mater, etc.  What gives you the right to dictate what I should or should not be preoccupied with?  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.

Your douchebaggery is truly epic.

As is your idiocy.


AHA, and finally, we have it! I criticize you, therefore I am an "idiot". I don't know what your definition of an "idiot" is, but I doubt anyone on this board meets that definition in the mind of any rational and objective observer. What is it about what I've said that gives you evidence that I am an "idiot"? I'm curious.

I don't really expect an answer to that, of course. The truth is simple: you are a buffoon. A pompous ass. With such an inflated belief in your own preeminent self-worth as to render any criticism of your person *blasphemous*. It strikes you as outrageous that anyone so inconsequential as ME should PRESUME to comment your character. In your mind, nobody could possibly find anything less than perfection in your pristine, lily-white ass.

So, you write me off as an "idiot". It saves you the trouble of subjecting yourself to even a cursory critical examination. And it allows you to continue under the assumption, which you have held all along, that you are smarter, more righteous, and more worthwhile than me. And everyone else on this board who agrees with me, I gather.

As the thread has progressed, you have responded to other people's criticisms by become progressively MORE smug, MORE arrogant, MORE self-righteous, and MORE elitist. You continue to present the thread's best argument AGAINST your own cause.

I certainly HOPE you're not this insufferable away from the comfortable anonymity and immunity of the internet. If so, I grieve for every person who has the grave misfortune of knowing you.


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Re: gotten into great schools....but still disappointed. any thoughts?
« Reply #291 on: February 11, 2007, 11:28:24 AM »
Archival, you really should take down that "UT Law Class of 2009."  People might think you are showing off.  

archival is clearly not bragging, as she goes to a barely-respectable school.  Besides, her judgment and motivations are highly suspect since she gave up a space at a T14 to attend Texas.  


(Lest the toxicity of this thread cloud people's views, I am being extremely sarcastic.  archival is one of my favorite imaginary friends and her judgment is unimpeachable.)

Re: gotten into great schools....but still disappointed. any thoughts?
« Reply #292 on: February 11, 2007, 11:29:45 AM »
Archival, you really should take down that "UT Law Class of 2009."  People might think you are showing off. 

Nah, UT is a TTT, just like Michigan.  What drug would you say is most commonly used at UT to take their minds of their horrific post-UT future?  We're making a list.

It's Texas, so probably meth.

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Re: gotten into great schools....but still disappointed. any thoughts?
« Reply #293 on: February 11, 2007, 11:30:03 AM »
It's OK, UT is just T14's consolation prize.  

UT isn't even in Cooley's T14.  What hope does it have at being a respectable school?

CORRECTION: UT is 3rd in Cooley's Rankings.  Well done UT, well done.

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Re: gotten into great schools....but still disappointed. any thoughts?
« Reply #294 on: February 11, 2007, 11:34:30 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?

What the hell is an "intensive purpose"? I think you mean "Intents and purposes". At least get the pseudo-intellectual stock phrases RIGHT before you ignorantly spew them forth upon the world.


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?

Yes. But you called cooties first, so they win.


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Re: gotten into great schools....but still disappointed. any thoughts?
« Reply #295 on: February 11, 2007, 11:36:53 AM »
Wow, this thread got out of hand.  I was just saying that he was a prestige whore in denial and possibly retarded, and I feel like that pales in comparison to some of the hatred out there now.


Wha....?  :D


How about this?  Kill self you miserable uneducated prestige whore, HTFH.  Yes, I know, it's not your fault, you're young and immature and have an inferiority complex about your TTT undergrad, whatever, kill self twice, HTFH.  And because you're a braggart, kill self a third time for good measure.

HTH...

I don't know why you need scare quotes around "Cravath" and "Cahill," but "you" are "a" fucktard...You're the one making outrageous assertions-- back them up, you miserable excuse for a human being.

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Re: gotten into great schools....but still disappointed. any thoughts?
« Reply #296 on: February 11, 2007, 11:38:37 AM »
You've got to give Steve credit for drawing all this bile to the surface - he should be harnassed and used as an organizing tool!  

I mean, after all, here I am taking pot shots with the best of them, when even amyt said I was nice.  

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« Reply #297 on: February 11, 2007, 11:42:27 AM »

Oh, and I have no idea what Cravath is. 

I actually thought we were talking about ties. 

I LOL'd. Thank you.

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Re: gotten into great schools....but still disappointed. any thoughts?
« Reply #298 on: February 11, 2007, 11:48:33 AM »
I was really very confused by all of this.  First, because Steve was really into Michigan until Harvard decided to take him (I think late, although I might be wrong about that), and also because I'd never noticed him being a prestige whore at all last cycle. 

Oh, and I have no idea what Cravath is. 

I actually thought we were talking about ties. 

I've always liked Michigan and still do - I was actually into Michigan until NYU gave me money, then into NYU until CLS gave me money, then into H.

Just, because I like a school doesn't mean that I have to unquestioningly spew forth all its virtues without tempering them with some (of what I see as) defects.

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Re: gotten into great schools....but still disappointed. any thoughts?
« Reply #299 on: February 11, 2007, 11:49:47 AM »
You've got to give Steve credit for drawing all this bile to the surface - he should be harnassed and used as an organizing tool! 

I mean, after all, here I am taking pot shots with the best of them, when even amyt said I was nice. 

We're scapegoating; we'll all feel better once we've cleansed.

Probably true. But in our defense, Steve really is easy to revile.