The fourth Harry Potter movie, Goblet of Fire, will come out on Nov. 18. You can see a sneak preview on Saturday, during the network television premiere of the second movie, Chamber of Secrets, on ABC. Woohoo!
No more pencils
No more books
No more teachers’
Well we got no class
And we got no principles
And we got no innocence
We can’t even think of a word that rhymes
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HARTFORD, Conn. — A major power outage in downtown Hartford affected local office buildings and prompted Hartford Hospital to divert patients to nearby hospitals, NBC 30 reported.
The main feed to the central business district gave way, causing the outage at the hospital, the main office towers downtown and some of the state office buildings, said Hartford Mayor Eddie Perez.
The power failure occurred at about 3 pm, so hopefully my former colleagues at CTSOTS got some free time off. Even if the office wasn’t in the dark (more so than Usual I mean :), it’s only prudent to go home as a Precautionary Measure. :) Yes, the Business of Connecticut is Government. :) The other local TV station says that the Legislative Office Building (aka the LOB and the Taj Mahal :) shut down, a very positive development for the whole citizenry. :)
WFSB also reports that Hartford Hospital “was running on back up generators, so patient care is not being effected.” This is both puzzling & shocking, and if they didn’t resume Effecting patient care PDQ there should be numerous overlapping investigations. ;>
Channel 3’s 6 pm broadcast said when the juice went off all the Fire alarms started shrieking all at once, causing the city Fire Department to briefly Go Nuts until they figured out what the Deal was. :)
Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah!
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You have a Picture Mail from 8608335833Wow… we are SO not talking about that exam, EVER. … But who cares? IT’S OVER! I’M A 2L!
Good luck, everyone!
Since I begged last night, I figure I should share this morning. I found this Erie chart (not pretty, but functional) in a Notre Dame Law Review article by Professor Rowe, who is one of the co-authors of our casebook. It’s referenced specifically in our casebook itself, so I figure it’s a pretty good source… especially considering Tidmarsh is one of the other co-authors! Anyway, just go to Westlaw and enter this citation:
73 NTDLR 990
That should take you right to it. If you copy and paste the chart into a new document, make sure you’re viewing its text in Courier New or some similar fixed-width font; otherwise it won’t look right.
Everyone’s favorite e-tabloid, The Drudge Report is broadcasting news of the arrest of a persistent heckler at an Anne Coulter speech at the University of Texas at Austin.
According to Drudge:
THE TEXAN reports: Shouts became so pervasive during the question-and-answer session that Coulter informed the organizers she would no longer take questions if the hecklers were not silenced. For a time, the shouts were considerably lessened, until the issue of gay marriage was broached.
Coulter said she supported the definition of marriage as between a man and a woman on the basis that a good woman civilizes and inspires a man to strive for something better, leading to a question that was met with a stunned silence.
“You say that you believe in the sanctity of marriage,” said Ajai Raj, an English sophomore. “How do you feel about marriages where the man does nothing but fuck his wife up the ass?”
At this point, campus officers arrested Raj for disorderly conduct, a class C misdemeanor.
Honestly, I can’t tell you enough about the law and legal reasoning behind “disorderly conduct” to tell you whether I think the university’s actions are justified. But honestly, if I was trying to watch Michael Moore’s movie and some jack ass kept heckling the screen and disturbing me, I wouldn’t cry if the police escorted him out.
You have a Picture Mail from 8608335833So… sick… of… law… school… :)
Trumped-up right-wing outrage of the day: KerryParkingTicketGate. LOL!
Abu Faraj al-Libbi, a Libyan terrorist and one of Al Qaeda’s “most senior leaders,” has reportedly been captured in Pakistan. The BBC says he was the #3 guy in Osama’s band of murderous theo-thugs. (He took that spot in the “chain of command” from former #3 Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the alleged 9/11 mastermind who was caught in 2003 and is now in U.S. custody.)
Another terrorist bastard behind bars… awesome. But man, it would be nice if we could get the #1 guy one of these days.
You have a Picture Mail from 8608335833In twelve hours, it will all be over. YAY! … which means there are only nine more hours to study! AAAH! … But the boobies will sustain me… :)
This week, the Veritas foundation, a Christian apologetics group, is holding a series of talks at Stanford, which I found out about last Thursday. Yesterday, two of the talks were by Dr. Michael Behe, a professor of biochemistry at Lehigh University, and the author of DarwinÃ¯Â¿Â½s Black Box, in which he advances his claim of intelligent design in biological systems and that certain biochemical systems are irreducibly complex and could not have evolved by natural selection. As an evolutionary biologist, I felt the need to attend his talksÃ¯Â¿Â½and since IÃ¯Â¿Â½m BrendanÃ¯Â¿Â½s unofficial science correspondent, I figured IÃ¯Â¿Â½d take the opportunity to report on what happened, and my take on the issue as a whole. Be warned, this is an extremely lengthy post, as IÃ¯Â¿Â½m trying to balance the desire to be technically precise (always a strong drive with me, as some may have noticed) with the desire to make my points understandable to people without substantial background in biology and chemistry.
My website received 2,059 unique hits yesterday, which means I have now reached quadruple-digits for 10 consecutive days. My all-time best is 11 in a row, so 1,000+ today (Wednesday) would tie that record, and another 1,000+ tomorrow would break it.
For Kelley’s students
Today our 1L year ends
Tonight we get drunk
For Bellia’s class
No partying till Friday
Nyah, nyah, nyah-nyah-nyah
Hey, on a more serious note, what are y’all doing this summer? I meant to post this question weeks ago, but never got around to it. Post a comment and tell us where you’re going and what you’re doing! I’m staying in ever-so-exciting South Bend, working as a law clerk for a government agency downtown. How ’bout you?