Monday, July 18, 2005

Same Blog, New Fame

As a commenter below has pointed out (since I had no clue) an article about this blog is published in today's Los Angeles Daily Journal (and SF?). The commenter asks: "why the suit, the serious look and the awkward hand pose?" Fair enough.

The suit is because we were (and still are) in trial and I didn't put my suit away. The serious look is a poor attempt to not succomb to the funny faces of extern 2. The awkward hand gesture, I have no clue since I haven't seen the photo, but I don't appreciate people making fun of me. I'm a thalidomide baby ok? Kidding aside, I really have no clue and I must confess that I was not amenable to getting my picture plastered for every lawyer in town to see, but so it goes. Now I just hope the article doesn't touch on my herpes problem.

Update 1: There was one picture where the photographer asked me to hold my hands in front of me really awkwardly. I hope that's the one. Well I hope that's NOT the one, but I hope that's one that's being referred to, as opposed to the gazillion other photos of me just sitting and smiling.

Update 2: Ok I'm officially out of luck. If anyone is willing to save/copy the article for me I will forever be in your graces. And also, I just saw today's LA Daily Journal and (thankfully) nothing about me in I assume this was only the SF (or am I wrong?)

Update 3: Ok, just saw a PDF of the article and ignoring the casket/soccer pose, and ignoring the graduation photo pose on page 10, I think it sucks that the one post they discuss in detail was written by Earl Warren and he's not even mentioned. As if I could possibly be as thoughtful. Judging by the two preceding posts, I probably have Tourette's Syndrome to boot. On the bright side the person detailing the competitiveness of firm hirings from Boalt (in comments to grade discussion) need not research or offer anything on SF firms. The competition is effectively over. Hooray for Hollywood.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

You have that hand pose soccer players use when they're in the blocking wall in front of a free kick -- the same pose you often see with guys in caskets.

7/18/2005 10:02 AM  
Blogger Armen said...

You don't see the goalie behind me waving me over?

7/18/2005 10:25 AM  
Anonymous Caliboy said...

You're in the SF edition as well. Including the close-up on page 10. The caption is just your last-name in bold, intimidating CAPS.

7/18/2005 10:54 AM  
Blogger Armen said...

This is torture...does anyone know where I can get a copy at a newsstand in downtown LA? (Over lunch, where I will continue to practice defending against free kicks).

7/18/2005 11:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where do you want the SF version mailed to?

7/18/2005 4:12 PM  
Blogger Armen said...

The only thing worse than getting my "graduation photo" in the Daily Journal is writing my home address. But I would appreciate an e-mail to armenaut-at-gmail-dot-com so that I can give you my addy.

7/18/2005 4:50 PM  
Blogger Armen said...

My brother's reaction was rather amusing. Some of his comments:

"Excellent! the more public of a figure you become...the more i can extort from you for all ur dirty secrets."

"it looks like a grandpa pose...u just need to have your foot on a big rock."

7/18/2005 11:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Armen, could you please post the pdf or some excerpts so we can all celebrate with you? (As lamented here, the daily journal is not available online except to subscribers or even through Lexis.)

7/19/2005 10:52 AM  
Blogger Armen said...

I'm weighing the consequences of putting up a PDF of a story from a newspaper that is basically at war with online access. I suppose I could tell you to type in:


then ""

then "/~armenaut/djsf.pdf"

But who knows. If you don't want to type, you may click here. If they don't want it up, they can contact me...or just look for me on the subways of LA.

7/19/2005 11:41 AM  
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7/19/2005 1:31 PM  
Blogger Mike said...

You were in the Los Angeles Daily Journal as well. Front page - bottom left corner.

7/20/2005 10:58 PM  
Blogger Armen said...

COOL!!! I wonder if I should expect a call from the LA Galaxy...or forest lawn.

On a more serious note, this is about as bad as when my letter to the Daily News of Los Angeles got published (1997). You can lexis or westlaw it yourself (by searching "Amen" Adzhemyan), but here it is:

Last week, we asked readers to tell us of any Elvis sightings they had. Apparently the King's motto is ''a rolling stone gathers no moss.'' There were no sightings of Elvis with Mick or Keith, however. It looks like he is showing up in some weird places. We are a little dubious about some of the sightings, but we'll let you decide...

I work as a food service stand attendant at Universal Studios. About a week ago, I was working on a churro cart near the Blues Brothers' stage, when I turned around and saw a guest dressed as ''Vegas Elvis.'' He then sat down at one of the tables in the front and enjoyed the Blues Brothers' show. Even the actors on stage noticed him and made some references to the King, but I was too busy to hear what they were saying.

- Amen Adzhemyan

North Hollywood

7/21/2005 8:35 AM  

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