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Second meme of the day, counts as 64

64. Yay, someone posed this as a question so I get to join in and count it. I would have preferred to do this one at home, but oh well. Via Tim Blair (I missed this one the first time around): bq. GRAB THAT BOOK Via half the Internet, it’s the latest crazy random words game: 1. Grab the nearest book. 2. Open the book to page 23. 3. Find the fifth sentence. 4. Post the text of the sentence in your journal along with these instructions. A defendant who is properly informed of his appellate rights may not let the matter rest and then claim he did not waive the right to appeal. New York State Reports, Court of Appeals, v. 100 (2003). Riveting, I know.


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Michelle says this. 1. Grab the nearest CD. 2. Put it in your CD-Player (or start your mp3-player, I-tunes, etc.). 3. Skip to Song 3 (or load the 3rd song in your 3rd playlist) 4. Post the first verse in... [Read More]


Ack...I better get working on my appeal

"In sum, then Parrish was decided six weeks, and the first Social Security case ten weeks, before the Court -packing plan was known to any but the most intimate of Roosevelt's advisors; the Wagner Act cases were handed down six weeks after it was clear that the opposition had sufficient support to sustain a sucessful filibuster against the bill; and the remaining Social Security cases were handed down over three weeks after it was widely known that the committee would issue an adverse report and that the opposition had enough votes to defeat the bill in a vote on the Senate floor."

Rethinking the New Deal: The Structure of a Constitutional Revolution - Barry Cushman.

I don't like this game anymore.

"Not all taxonomic levels need be used for a given grouping of viruses, thus whereas most species are grouped into genera and genera into families, not all families contain subfamilies, and only a few families have been grouped into orders."

--D. Knipe & P. Howley, Fundamental Virology, Fourth Ed.

By the 1970s each big-city dweller was throwing away about 600 kilograms of garbage yearly, only 7 per cent of which was recycled.

-The Giants of Garbage by Harold Crooks

PS: It took me 3 books to find one that actually had a fifth sentence on the 23rd page. The CPLR book wasn't working out for me, nor was the Civil Service law.

"Microsoft Access includes more than just database tables; it includes reports, code modules, queries, and screens."

Hah, I tried the CPLR, too.

Lifts her cup of black unsweetened coffee.

--- Pattern Recognition by William Gibson.

In addition to children's room, these colors work nicely in summer beach homes or cottages.

"The Perfect Palett"
Bonnie Rosser Krims

"Similarly, the specificity and effectiveness of the study intervention could be affected by differences across sites in the therapists' behavior."

Conducting Multiple Site Evaluations in Real-World Settings, Herrell & Straw (Eds.)

This is far more interesting than the selection from what was actually the closest book, An Introduction to R: "However it is such an important special case it needs a separate discussion."

“I won’t blow up the house,” said Harry, but they weren’t listening.

"Hamilton swallowed eight hundred units of thiamin as a precautionary measure, set his bed for an ample five hours of sleep, threw his clothes in the general direction of the service valet, and settled down on the sheet"

Beyond This Horizon by Robert Heinlein

Just picked this up this weekend- one of the few Heinlein books I hadn't read.

"Especially in women, hormonal and nutritional factors influence the risk of stress fractures."
--Fracture Management for Primary Care, 2nd ed.

"spd rdr" -- I like this game. Cushman's "Rethinking the New Deal" is now on my must-acquire list. Thank you.

"Order and justice are both important." Joseph S. Nye, Jr., Understanding International Conflicts: an introduction to theory and history.

It's actually quite good if you're into legal history.
I gave the incomplete title, however (my fingers were tired).
The correct title is:
"Rethinking the New Deal Court": The Structure of a Constitutional Revolution.
Barry Cushman, Oxford University Press, 1998.

Thanx, Speedy. Noted. And, as I often quote without citation the (unfortunately forgotten) character from somewhere in Wilde, I find "the study of law sublime, and it's practice vulgar." Legal history is important, especially when it comes to something so crucial as The New Deal.

Good tip.

Now class, do the sentence as haiku.

"Several odd things occurred simultaneously: from the front of the car, as it swayed away from Mark, the conducter emitted a furious shout; the shiny asphalt swept upward like the seat of a swing; a roaring mass hit Mark from behind."

--Vladimir Nabokov, "Details of a Sunset," from Details of a Sunset and Other Stories

"Suddenly we were at war."
God at Ground Zero by Curt Sewell

"I will tell my father of this and you'll be stoned."
Lamb The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal by christopher moore

"This research emphasizes that a child is born with a tempramental style that remains remarkably stable over time."

You Mean I'm Not Lazy, Stupid, or Crazy?!; A Self-Help Book for Adults with ADD