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Saturday, April 29, 2006

We went to see United 93 today. Its a surprisingly subtly made film. Almost no score, very carefully toned performances that match the narrative of ordinary people in the midst of extraordinary events.

The preformances of the FAA management and air traffic control people are good, many of which are playing themselves. The depiction of the flight's passengers is carefully done to create the story without heroes, just with heroics.

It is stunning.

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Friday, April 28, 2006

You want a reality show? I've got reality for you, Deadliest Catch. Alaskan crab fisherman struggling to make a living in a short fishing season in the most inhospitable waters one can imagine.

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Friday, April 21, 2006

When it comes to lawyer jokes, lawyers know all the good ones. But there are also a few sort-of "in" jokes in the legal field. One goes like this:

"An appellate lawyer is appearing in front of the United States Supreme Court and opens his argument with: "May it please the court, I am appealing a decision from the Ninth Circuit ... and I have other arguments."

The Ninth Circuit has again demonstrated why that joke is too true to be funny, with this absolutely ludicrous decision. Notice that the completely wrong opinion is written by the most embarrassing Ninth Circuit judge Reinhardt. Judge Koszinski gives us a pithy but incisive dissent.

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