Archive for December, 2010

Law School Food Snatcher Note & Song

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

Another awesome note has found it’s way to USF Law due to some more pilfering of the fridge in the student lounge. Check out the creative note below and if you don’t get the references then you aren’t aware of the most watched video of 2010. Check out the Hide Yo Kids Video website if you need to refresh your memory.

The subsequent Facebook Like poster is also amazing.

Thanks for the pic MB! (Click to Enlarge)

And You Thought Finals Were Scary?

Posted in Law School, Random, Video on December 15, 2010 by George

Try giving this a shot as your normal workday…

The Facebook Curtain

Posted in Pictures on December 15, 2010 by George

This picture is an global illustration of Facebook users. One interesting pattern is a kind of global Facebook Wall or Curtain, which is somewhat related to the old Iron Curtain. The whole area including the former USSR and China, along with other adjacent autocracies like Burma and North Korea, is pretty much a Facebook void. This might reflect some combination of language barriers, preference for other social networks in Russia and China, and maybe role for Internet censorship by the certain authorities. Overall, an interesting picture.

Film in 2010

Posted in Video on December 15, 2010 by George

Here is a list of films in order of their appearance.

Streets of SF: NYE 2011

Posted in News on December 15, 2010 by George

Where will you be? I will be here. Enjoying Awesomeness.

Happy Festivus!

Posted in Law, News on December 15, 2010 by George

From the L.A. Times:

An Orange County jail inmate caused a stir this year by successfully claiming the fictitious holiday Festivus, made famous on the television show “Seinfeld,” as part of his religious beliefs to score better meals. Malcolm Alarmo King, 38, enjoyed “a high protein no salami diet 3 times per day for ‘Festivism’” according to a court order by Orange County Superior Court Judge Derek G. Johnson. King, who was serving a one-year sentence at Theo Lacy Jail for a drug offense, also got the judge to sign off on double portions of kosher meals three times a day in a bizarre arrangement first reported by the Orange County Register. Before long, jail personnel familiar with the “Seinfeld” episode that popularized “Festivus for the rest of us” as an alternative to the commercialism of the holiday season were snickering about the inmate’s request, which they suspected was less than legitimate. “People picked up on it pretty quick and said this wasn’t right,” said Cmdr. Dave Wilson of the Orange County Sheriff’s Department.

When correctional officers interviewed King about his religious convictions in May, he changed his story, saying he believed in “Healthism.”Officers concluded double portions were not medically necessary and that King “did not not hold a sincere religious belief that requires a restrictive kosher diet,” Wilson said.Festivus, as explained by the character George Costanza and his father in a 1997 episode of “Seinfeld,” includes the customary Airing of Grievances, Feats of Strength and an aluminum Festivus pole in place of a Christmas tree. Kosher meals or double helpings are not a part of the faux holiday. Still, it didn’t stop King from enjoying customized meals for months until the county got them thrown out in court.

Mystery X-Mas Tree Spotted on USF Campus

Posted in Law School, Pictures, Random on December 14, 2010 by George

Studying in the same place for an extended amount of time allows you to recognize certain things. For me, I’ve been studying in relatively the same spot for finals this fall semester and I’ve noticed from my vantage point in the Zief Law Library that someone placed a random Christmas tree on the corner of Kalmanovitz Hall on the Main USF campus. Who know why it’s there, but it definitely has intrigued law students at USF. I hope someone solves this mystery for me soon, it’s eating away at my soul.

Note: Also discovered that it actually lights up at night!