January 28, 2014

At the Temptation Café...



... we don't have to fight about it.

21 comments:

madAsHell said...

Why does the Litigation book have the cover from my first grade Dick and Jane reader??

madAsHell said...

ohh....maybe I see it.

The dog is a litigator, and the steak represents deep pockets. The table represents the height to which the litigator must reach to open the pockets.

Leit Bart said...

Not to start a fight or anything ... but might Ruth Marcus consider Lewinsky a victim under Obama's new social norms for young women? Wouldn't Obama have Monica's "back"?

http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/obama-anyone-out-there-who-has-ever-been-assaulted-i-ve-got-your-back_775409.html

Irene said...

I wonder why the ABA didn't choose a Bulldog for that cover.

lemondog said...

Uh, oh....tightening of the royal belt for the royal household.

U.K.'s Queen Elizabeth down to last $1.6 million in reserves after royal overspend

Ann Althouse said...

"I wonder why the ABA didn't choose a Bulldog for that cover."

I think the ABA wants its lawyer-dogs to be good dogs, and an artist drawing an iconic "good dog" is almost certain to pick the Lab.

Irene said...

@Althouse, I think that's right.

EDH said...

The dog wants 40% of that steak, plus expenses.

Meade said...

He's obviously a service dog. He'll retrieve that steak pro bono.

gerry said...

He'll retrieve that steak pro bono.

For someone else, of course.

paminwi said...

Why is the 10 pound weight on the kitchen counter? Instead of a meal mallet?

tim in vermont said...

That cover is so like the old lawyer joke

Ann Althouse said...

@tim Unless the old lawyer joke is "Sorry, the page you were looking for in this blog does not exist," you have the wrong link.

tim in vermont said...

http://www.inspectionnews.net/home_inspection/general-chit-chat-home-inspectors-commercial-inspectors/8958-lawyer-joke.html#post52629

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traditionalguy said...

That cover is a fantasy for applicants to law schools.

Keep it quiet, but there are no more steaks out there in the great post capitalist Crony-Socialist economy.

Law schools should stick to teaching Gender Discrimination Law among applicants for Government Welfare and licenses to live a little longer.

Lucien said...

The juxtaposition of a dumbbell with the "litigation" title can hardly be unintentional, given Althouse's predilection for noting juxtapositions on Drudge pages.

This is sure to traumatize some litigators, who will send her their bills fr4om the resulting therapy sessions.

Ann Althouse said...

The theme that picture illustrates is "temptation," and the articles are about 1. being selective in litigation about which arguments to make on appeal and 2. not "over-arguing" your case.

In other words, you'll be more successful if you are not greedy.

The illustration is weird for that idea, because the dog either gets nothing or pretty much has to grab the whole large steak.

Ann Althouse said...

The dumbbell is there because Meade uses it to weigh down the plunger on the Aero Press coffeemaker!

tim in vermont said...

As someone with more than a little experience with lawyers and courtrooms and litigation, I can say that the illustration is poorly chosen if that is the message it intends to convey.

As you know, I have a loyal Labrador retriever with a heart of gold, but I wouldn't leave a steak in the room where he could reach it and leave.

Freeman Hunt said...

Watched "Bad Lieutenant." Certainly the most risqué Christian movie I've yet seen. Good movie though. I don't think it's one that a young person would appreciate. You have to have lived enough of adult life to see people fall, enough to wear off some of the righteous indignation of youth, enough to have seen how some people suffer horribly under the weight of their sins and how precious forgiveness really is.

Freeman Hunt said...

Harvey Keitel's performance is exceptional. Hard to think of an equivalent.