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July 26, 2004

o, politics! o, pshaw!

Filed under: pre-06-2006 — David Giacalone @ 6:57 pm


 


quote marks left


It’s George Bernard Shaw‘s birthday (b. July 26, 1856).  If George were covering the political conventions this week and next month,  I bet he’d toss a few pointed barbs.  We’ve complied some of our favorite Shaw quotations for you here.




For example:



  • “He knows nothing; and he thinks he knows everything. That points clearly to a political career.”


  • “Democracy substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few.”

 

p.s.  Speaking of famous quipsters, where is our paronomastic Fool?

o, politics! o, pshaw!

Filed under: pre-06-2006 — David Giacalone @ 6:57 pm


 


quote marks left


It’s George Bernard Shaw‘s birthday (b. July 26, 1856).  If George were covering the political conventions this week and next month,  I bet he’d toss a few pointed barbs.  We’ve complied some of our favorite Shaw quotations for you here.




For example:



  • “He knows nothing; and he thinks he knows everything. That points clearly to a political career.”


  • “Democracy substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few.”

 

p.s.  Speaking of famous quipsters, where is our paronomastic Fool?

conventional priorities

Filed under: pre-06-2006 — David Giacalone @ 2:19 pm



 











off button

 

putting holes

in my argument

the woodpecker

 

 

 

summer storm

abandoned checkmate

in the park



 

 

thick fog lifts

unfortunately, I am where

I thought I was

 

 



(Brooks Books, 2000)    



 










undecided:

the insomniac sleeps through

the acceptance speech    

                                                       [07-26-04]

 

 


the boys grudgingly

share the hanging tire –

swing doters    

                                                       [07-26-04]

 


one-breath pundit  





    • We’re not there, but we’re still The Official Lawyer-Haiku Weblog of Election ’04.



 

conventional priorities

Filed under: pre-06-2006 — David Giacalone @ 2:19 pm



 











off button

 

putting holes

in my argument

the woodpecker

 

 

 

summer storm

abandoned checkmate

in the park



 

 

thick fog lifts

unfortunately, I am where

I thought I was

 

 



(Brooks Books, 2000)    



 










undecided:

the insomniac sleeps through

the acceptance speech    

                                                       [07-26-04]

 

 


the boys grudgingly

share the hanging tire –

swing doters    

                                                       [07-26-04]

 


one-breath pundit  





    • We’re not there, but we’re still The Official Lawyer-Haiku Weblog of Election ’04.



 

Was this Fair Balanced?

Filed under: pre-06-2006 — David Giacalone @ 1:10 pm


thermometer hot  Although warned by the Post-Dispatch, Evan and Andrea (of Schaeffer & Lamere, P.C.) braved the Madison County Fair yesterday.  As described in Evan’s Notes, they encountered hogs and tort reformers. You decide whether Baby Sam is being attacked or protected by the lawyer shark.

 

He may have never met a trial lawyer in early 19th Century Japan, but Master Issa seems to know a thing or two about sharks and children under attack: 

 

 






looking at the shark skin
of a cactus…
a cold night

“shark tiny”

 



from the willow
a ghost attacks!
the child


[translator  David G. Lanoue

 


one-breath pundit  



Blame Bob

Filed under: pre-06-2006 — David Giacalone @ 12:39 am

expect delays     If there’s a significant decrease in lawyer billables this week, blame Bob Ambrogi, who has turned his vaunted compilation skills to the topic of lawyer humor.  See Web Watch: Laughing at Lawyers and the Law (Law Technology News, 07-26-2004)


Like the wise Ambrogi-san, Issa knew the value of laughter: 





 


swat! swat!
the escaping fly buzzes
with laughter









crawl and laugh–
from this morning on
a two year old!


a flea jumps
in the laughing Buddha’s
mouth


[thanks to translator  David G. Lanoue


 


one-breath pundit  





    • Amen.  Lawyers should stop bemoaning lawyer jokes and humor and enjoy it. [See, e.g., The Simpsons and the Lawyers]






                legalhumor.com or legalhumour.com — “u” decide.  fun places

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