Saturday, November 18, 2006

Mac v. PC, awaiting appeal

Although we can't drink the water here in Vancouver on account of sedimentation and turbidity, I have tasted victory, and its fructose particle count is remarkably high, which is to say - it is sweet.

Yesterday was the annual Guile Moot tryouts, where the law school is turned into a comedy club with an audience who seem to be perpetually recovering from a Kenny Banya act. The goal is to be the funniest to argue on a given resolution, in this case "be it resolved that no man should be his own judge."

Fellow "king of the dorks" Thom and I did a team act where things got ever dorkier, as we presented the debate as a commercial with Mac and PC. After a heated debate where it was revealed, amongst other things, that "PC slept with Mac's wife!" we were crowned among the four winners, with finals taking place in January.

Two things I liked about this moot: first, getting to portray the PC/John Hodgman role. I recently finished his book, The Areas of My Expertise, which will be one of the funniest books you read. Second, we're always told in law school that being funny is the biggest sin in a courtroom. It's nice to know that if you're going to be in contempt of court, you'll be the most contemptible.

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