Archive for June, 2010

Summer Picture: Redfish Lake Lodge

Posted in Pictures on June 29, 2010 by George

If you haven’t experienced any rest or relaxation this summer as a law student, you are in deep trouble when it comes time for you start up school and you are burnt out. So catch some rays and relax! For those of you interested, this picture is from the Redfish Lake Lodge in Idaho, a complete retreat away from the busy city of SF…

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More Summer Music

Posted in Music on June 24, 2010 by George

Check out Katy Perry Feat Snoop Dogg – California Gurls (Mstrkrft Remix) as this week’s summer song of the week. Enjoy!

NCAA Places USF Basketball Program On Two-Year Probation

Posted in University of San Francisco on June 23, 2010 by George

Via ESPN:

The NCAA placed the University of San Francisco on probation for two years on Thursday after more than a dozen athletes spent more than $13,000 in scholarship money to improperly buy textbooks. The school will be on probation until June 2012, but the NCAA decided against a harsher penalty such as a postseason ban.

The NCAA agreed with the school’s decision to drop a men’s basketball scholarship in 2008-09 and said nearly $28,000 must be donated to charity — an amount that reflects twice the total of the money spent on the textbooks.

My 2 cents. The  NCAA was likely lenient because they know our team cannot make it to the postseason and in the rare event a miracle does occur, they don’t want to ruin the Cinderella story. Also, Textbook violation?! Really, USF. Really. USC hands out Escaldes and houses to their athletes and we can only manage a textbook violation. wow.

Thanks to E.T. for the story.

Going Gaga For Copyright?

Posted in Video on June 16, 2010 by George

So much for originality.

Guide to Icing Law School Students

Posted in Law School, University of San Francisco on June 16, 2010 by George

If you are unfamiliar with icing someone, you likely are in law school or out of college. However, given law school students propensity for alcohol, I have a feeling that icing will soon sweep across the law schools of the United States faster than news of Elena Kagan’s confirmation. It has already caught fire in college communities nationwide and the professional world(including Goldman Sachs), graduate schools will surely feel the squeeze to participate. I have written the rules in an earlier post, but here is a summary:

ICING RULES

  1. You cannot refuse an ice. If you refuse to drink the ice you are instantly excommunicated and shunned and thus cannot ever ice another person or be iced.
  2. If you are iced by another person, you can “Ice Block.” When presented with an Ice, you pull out an ice of your own and reverse the ice to the other  person. They drink both. The ultimate ice insult.

Below is my guide for finding ways to ice a fellow law school student.

GEORGE’S GUIDE TO ICING

  • Always carry an ice with you when on campus. A savy law school student will always be ready to ice block. (As if law students don’t have enough to worry about)
  • If properly iced, don’t be ashamed to take a knee and chug even if you are iced on campus. While you are likely breaking law school policy by drinking on campus, this just means you need to chug faster.
  • Great Ideas for Icing Law Student
    • The Law School Library: There are several great spots within a law school library to ice a fellow student. Discretely hide  an ice in their go-to study spot 5 minutes before they arrive. Or if you are feeling a bit more investigative, find out which study room they will be going before a test and find a way to put an ice for your friend or even a whole cooler of them if you want to ice the whole study group. They will surely appreciate a good ice before cracking the books. DISCLAIMER: If you decide to  ice the whole group, make sure they aren’t carrying their ice’s with them, because that would be awful to get ice blocked by several people.
    • In the Law School hallway: Nothing worse than icing a student in the middle of the hallway during the school day. They may hate your for a week or two, and you might have an ice bulls-eye on your back for a while, but nothing will beat this harsh form of embarrassment.
    • At Bar Night: Spice up those weekly bar nights and ice all of your friends at bar night/bar review. A nice prank is to show up early at the bar with an ice and give it to the bartender and have the bartender give the ice to your friend the ice after they order their drinks.
    • Right After Class: Icing after class might be welcomed by your other law  students due to the boring/confusing nature of your class. For a special treat, ice the person who was called on throughout the class to brighten their day.

These are just a few of ideas that I came up with. Feel free to add your own contribution and keep up the icing!

50 Bizzare United States Laws

Posted in Law, Random on June 11, 2010 by George

Here are 50 of the wackiest and bizarre laws that have somehow found themselves onto State legislative books.  Check them out below:

Alabama
It’s illegal to wear a fake mustache that causes laughter in church.

Alaska
Whispering in someone’s ear while he’s moose hunting is prohibited.

Arizona
Cutting down a cactus may earn you a twenty-five-year prison term.

Arkansas
It’s illegal to mispronounce the name of the state of Arkansas.

California
You may not eat an orange in your bathtub.

Colorado
It’s unlawful to lend your vacuum cleaner to your next-door neighbor (Denver).

Connecticut
A pickle cannot actually be a pickle unless it bounces.

Delaware
It’s illegal to get married on a dare.

Washington, D.C.
It’s against the law to post a public notice calling someone a coward for refusing to accept a challenge to duel.

Florida
If you tie an elephant to a parking meter, you must pay the same parking fee as you would for a vehicle.

Georgia
It’s illegal to change the clothes on a storefront mannequin unless you draw the shades first.

Hawaii
All residents may be fined for not owning a boat.

Idaho
A man must not give his sweetheart a box of candy weighing fewer than fifty pounds.

Illinois
It’s illegal to take a French poodle to the opera (Chicago).

Indiana
The value of pi is 4, and not 3.1415.

Iowa
One-armed piano players must perform for free.

Kansas
It’s illegal to throw knives at men wearing striped suits (Natoma).

Kentucky
Every citizen is required to take a shower once a year.

Louisiana
Biting someone with your natural teeth constitutes simple assault, but biting someone with your false teeth classifies as aggravated assault.

Maine
If you keep your Christmas decorations on display after January 14, you’ll be fined.

Maryland
It’s against the law to wash or scrub a sink, no matter how dirty it is (Baltimore).

Massachusetts
No gorilla is allowed in the backseat of any car.

Michigan
A woman may not cut her own hair without her husband’s permission.

Minnesota
It’s illegal to paint a sparrow with the intent of selling it as a parakeet (Harper Woods).

Mississippi
Walking a dog without dressing it in diapers is forbidden (Temperance).

Missouri
Children may buy shotguns in Kansas City, but not toy cap guns.

Montana
It’s a felony for a wife to open her husband’s mail.

Nebraska
Bar owners may not sell beer unless they brew a kettle of soup simultaneously.

Nevada
It’s illegal for men with mustaches to kiss women.

New Hampshire
It’s forbidden to sell the clothes you’re wearing to pay off a gambling debt.

New Jersey
It’s against the law for a man to knit during the fishing season.

New Mexico
Females may not appear unshaven in public.

New York
While riding in an elevator, you must talk to no one, fold your hands, and look toward the door.

North Carolina
It’s against the law to sing off-key.

North Dakota
It’s illegal to lie down and fall asleep with your shoes on.

Ohio
You must honk the horn whenever you pass another car, according to the state’s driver’s education manual.

Oklahoma
It’s forbidden to take a bite out of another person’s hamburger.

Oregon
State law requires dishes to be drip-dried.

Pennsylvania
It’s illegal to sleep on top of a refrigerator outdoors.

Rhode Island
You may not bite off another person’s leg.

South Carolina
If a man promises to marry an unmarried woman, he is required by law to keep his promise.

South Dakota
It is illegal to lie down and fall asleep in a cheese factory.

Tennessee
Selling hollow logs is strictly forbidden.

Texas
You may not shoot a buffalo from the second story of a hotel.

Utah
It is illegal not to drink milk.

Vermont
Women must obtain written permission from their husbands to wear false teeth.

Virginia
Tickling a woman is unlawful.

Washington
It’s illegal to pretend that one’s parents are wealthy.

West Virginia
If you make fun of someone who does not accept a challenge, you risk a six-month prison sentence.

Wisconsin
Unless a customer specifically requests it, margarine may not be substituted for butter in a restaurant.

Wyoming
Unless you have an official permit, you may not take a picture of a rabbit from January to April.

Tigers Love Pepper, but Jaguars Love Obsession for Men.

Posted in News, Random on June 11, 2010 by George

This is not law school related, but totally random and cool. Check it out via Reuters:

Biologists tracking jaguars in the jungle might smell nice but it’s all in the name of science, with researchers finding the Calvin Klein cologne Obsession for Men attracts big cats. Biologists Rony Garcia and Jose Moreira from the Wildlife Conservation Society’s (WCS) Jaguar Conservation Program say they use hidden cameras as a primary source for observing and tracking jaguars in Guatemala’s Maya Biosphere Reserve. But they also rely on Obsession for Men, a cologne known for its complex scent, to help lure then research and hopefully ultimately preserve jaguars in the Central American country.

“It has been very useful using Obsession (for Men) to get the jaguars in front of these camera traps … and that allows us to estimate with greater confidence the genders and the numbers that live in each studied site.” The discovery that Obsession for Men acted as a magnet for jaguars was the result of an experiment by the WCS’s Bronx Zoo in New York.

I wonder what type of cologne cougars like?