Friday, October 26, 2007

The law, sports, and some news you can use

Andy sent me an e-mail this morning that got me thinking - as lawyers we really need to be careful in what we say and what we do:

Clearly, we can't have sex with a client. But what about the client's mother? Well, that's OK so long as you get the client to sign a permission slip.

What if we make things more difficult...your client (male) invites you to a three-way with his girlfriend. The three of you form a London Bridge. Is that OK? Yes, according to the Wisconsin Supreme Court (scroll to paragraph 56). Andy gets credit for this great find.

Sometimes even joking about sex can get you in trouble, especially if you're talking about a teenage boy.

On to sports. This week, I'm paying the Patriots the ultimate compliment: I've chosen to bench my Redskins defense and go without. I'm pretty happy with the Redskins, and I think they'll do well for the rest of the year. There's nobody on my bench I'm willing to put on the waiver wire for a one week fix at Defense, so the Patriots have scared me into not playing one.

Bill Callahan, lame-duck coach of Nebraska, recently said that he's doing an "excellent job." He's 4-3 this year, and 26-18 for his career. Obviously the fans love him. That sound you hear is Bo Pellini packing up and moving to Lincoln.

And here are a few bonus links to get you through your day:
Don't forget to get your locks in.

Have a nice day,

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

3 interesting stories for the day

Did anybody else know that Sloth, from the Goonies, was played by the number one pick in the 1973 NFL draft? His story is here, on page 16.

Barack Obama and Dick Cheney are 8th cousins.

Here's the obituary of the day. Read to the bottom to find out her final wish.

Friday, October 12, 2007

Fite is gone

I'm leaving for a week vacation tomorrow. If you have picks for this week, get them to me in the next 4 1/2 hours before I leave work. Otherwise, they won't get posted (although I'll give credit for any I find in the inbox when I return).

For next week, send picks to Fisher.

In my last post, I encouraged everybody to check out Natalie Portman's new video. It's not worth it. You can find it easy enough, in full quality, with a quick google search. Unfortunately there's nothing to see. Everything is hidden, and the scene itself is far from "usable." Don't waste your time.

Enjoy the week.


Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Welcome to the Austin WAF

Since there's no sign of the elusive WAD (probably the first time he's been called elusive), here are a few things to pass the time:

Our lead story is about the WAD man of the week.

You have to respect Texas Tech. For one thing, Mike Leach is a guy that decided to quit practicing law because he felt like being a coach. Tech students also keep things interesting by trying to sell Mike Vick shirts.

In more Vick news, he lost his arbitration.

Are you wondering which college coach will be fired next? Check out coaches hot seat. This is a great site that I just found out about. You can learn many interesting things, such as Chan Gailey having the 47th best career win percentage among D-1 coaches. You can kill some quality time on this site. I haven't looked at much of it, so if you find something interesting post it.

I can't get YouTube at work, so I'm posting this clip on blind faith. Apparently it's a funny ad from a Norman, OK car dealership.

Public service announcement: Natalie Portman did a nude scene. In this article, she tells us to watch it for free on the internet. Well, if she insists.

This guy is my favorite criminal of the day, and it's not even close.

Have a nice day,

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

The WAD is back...back again...

That’s right, you can all breathe easy again. The rumors of my demise have been greatly exaggerated. While it is true that I have been M.I.A. for over three weeks, the good folks at the American tobacco companies and the manufacturers of Cheetos have nothing to worry about. Fourth quarter earnings should be strong. So, I know you’ve all been dying to know where I’ve been hiding. I wish I had an exciting tale of great adventures in exotic locales, but unless you consider Baton Rouge, Pensacola, and the 30th floor of my office exotic, I’ve got nothing. I won’t bore you with the details, but things have been so crazy over the past several weeks that I haven’t attended a single Tech home game this year and I didn’t know that there was a one game playoff between the Rockies and Padres until Fish gave me the news yesterday afternoon. Hell, I didn’t know baseball season was over. In fact, I haven’t even logged into my fantasy football website to see the hand auto draft dealt me (although rumor has it that I have 9 wide receivers and the same record as Fish without even logging in). In sum, I’ve been consumed in a world of research, writing, and traveling to gawd awful places. The good news, however, is that as of tonight, I think it is over for a while, so I can give the WAD he attention it deserves. Aren’t you relieved? I know you are.

A funny thing happened over these last few weeks. I have written so much for work that I have forgotten how to write for pleasure. I know that sounds ridiculous, but it’s true. It took me thirty minutes to write the first paragraph, and let’s not kid each other, it wasn’t very entertaining. I’m going to need you to bear with me over the next few days as I get re-acclimated to the real world. In other words, I need time to watch some television, catch up on the world of sports, figure out how to write like a normal human being again, and come up with wildly entertaining and amusing topics to entertain you with. In the meantime, however, I will do us both a favor and not pretend like I have anything interesting to say today. Instead, I am going to revive an old theme and give you my top 7 favorite Alec Baldwin clips of all time. Why Alec Baldwin? Why not?







7) (not actually a Baldwin clip, but he is in this movie and he is fantastic in it, and this is a hilarious scene, so deal with it).

Monday, October 01, 2007


Here are a few good stories to pass the time:

This guy went crazy when Aflac denied his claim.

Husband of the year nominee #1: hey baby, SportsCenter is almost over.

Husband of the year nominee #2: hey baby, you're good, but not as good as my second wife.

While we're on the topic, everybody's favorite Oklahoma penis-pumper had his conviction upheld.

You don't have to be a lawyer to know that this was a bad idea.

This headline sounds like something straight from the trailer...

And finally, there's a beautiful symmetry in this story- Pam Anderson to marry Rick Salomon.

Have a nice day,