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December 22, 2003 7:37 AM   Subscribe


 
You can't beat Sauron at legal arguments. The only way to deal with him is to get Buffy the Vampire Slayer to kick his ass.
posted by troutfishing at 7:44 AM on December 22, 2003


Is this something you need a law degree to find funny?
posted by Orange Goblin at 8:15 AM on December 22, 2003


Because I don't have a law degree.
posted by ursus_comiter at 8:18 AM on December 22, 2003


I don't have a law degree and I found it pretty funny - but then once I get out of undergrad I'm thinking of getting a law degree, so.
posted by kavasa at 8:39 AM on December 22, 2003


Duh. Isn't it obvious that *all* lawyers are already agents of Sauron?
posted by Slothrup at 8:40 AM on December 22, 2003


Now you've done it. Calling anyone an "agent of Sauron" is clearly defamatory on its face; the defamatory statement is about identifiable persons, to wit, lawyers; and the material has been distributed to someone other than the offended party, to wit, the members and lurkers of MetaFilter. You can expect a subpoena by the end of the month, and Matt will be required to turn over all user IDs; eventually MeFi will be sold at auction and all of us will be working as unpaid gofers at law firms as part of a "public service" deal to avoid jail time. I hope you're happy.
posted by languagehat at 8:53 AM on December 22, 2003


As a law student, I might have come up with something like that; as a lawyer, I was just happy to sneak out and see the movie.

The contract-interpretation discussion made me cringe, but I enjoyed the civ-pro jokes. [sigh] I miss school. [/sigh]
posted by subgenius at 7:06 PM on December 22, 2003


It summarises everything that means I don't want to be a lawyer anymore.
posted by lerrup at 11:50 AM on December 23, 2003


Woah!

Contract law without consideration as a condition is terrifying and bizarre!

Merry xmas all...
posted by dmt at 4:15 PM on December 25, 2003


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