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Lawyer of the Rings
December 22, 2003 7:37 AM   Subscribe

If you're going to make a deal with Sauron, consult your lawyer first.
posted by tdismukes (9 comments total)

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


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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