Wednesday, March 09, 2005

Something tells me it's NSFW

The reviews have come pouring in... Alright, just one... And from a publication whose readership undoubtedly ranks far below that of even Guns & Ammo Weekly, or Horse & Hound. Nevertheless, last month's Law Revue gets a write-up in the latest issue of UBC Law's The Legal Eye, a paper with a mission statement of "keeping tabs on UBC Law and beyond." (As always, "beyond" neither bleeds nor leads, so it's cut.)

We turn to page 2 for an excerpt:

"Apparently the directors were told that it would be futile to even try and put on a show this year; however, I think that the new creative talent at school this year more than made up for that which was lost ... the cast and crew of this year's Law Revue put on a great performance. I'm already waiting for next year's show."

Good praise, and proof for the naysayers (see me, below) that didn't think it would turn out well. I would have preferred some juiciers adjectives, like "incandescent!" or "electrifying!" but hey, what can you do?

Tonight sees another wine and cheese function for the law school, where we get to hob-knob with Vancouver's elite law firms. The title is somewhat of a misnomer however, as the wine is not free, but made up for with the appearance of sushi. I have been told I've been developing something of an addiction to sushi as of late. I prefer to think of me as more akin to Jared of Subway fame, only as spokesman for the Japanese delicacy. Hmm, then again, I may develop a cultural backlash and subsequently languish in obscurity. Scratch that. I just likes my sushi!

The countdown to end of classes continues. Just one essay to finish before the end, a Law & Economics paper. I feel I owe to myself to do somewhat well, as I have a degree in one of the subjects. That's right, I already have a law degree, I'm just doing this the second time for kicks. The paper's topic needs to stem for a current legal issue, and incorporate economic theories. Any ideas?

Lastly, I thought I'd put up another in the continuing series of tabbing music that no one else cares to. This time 'round, the song is Eels' "I'm Going to Stop Pretending I Didn't Break Your Heart," (which is most definitely a nod to Wilco's fantastic song and film "I Am Trying to Break Your Heart.")

With capo on 1, it's verse: Emin, G, F#min, C x 3, then Emin, G, F#min, C, D, Emin. This little instrumental mystery was solved by none other than Thomas, fellow UBC Lawyer and constant purveyor of interesting websites and blogs. But try as you might, Thom, I still won't click on www.sailorsonline.com when you send it to me in class.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your glowing Law Revue write-up. I'm sure your performance was 'incendiary'.

Potential Paper Topics:

RIAA vs Piracy: Canada's current legal stance is quite interesting to read about, and is being heavily lobbied by the canadian equivilant of the RIAA.

Bioethics: Lots of fodder here, selling genetically engineered pets (hypo cats), seeds(which 'self destruct' after a single season), the potential market for baby 'upgrades' (ala Gattaca)

B

Thomas said...

www.cleanshavenstuds.com

Anonymous said...

Oh yeah - they have a listing of current legal battles at www.whitehouse.com that might help you out Ryan.

B

Mac said...

Thanks - for the eels chords - found this one a bit tricky.