Wednesday, August 23, 2006

In The REAL Beginning

I was going through my first posts on this blog (and I strongly urge everyone to do the same just for the sheer hilarity of it) and I found a post that I think today's 1Ls will appreciate.
Setting: Tilden Park for a BBQ put on by the Enviornmental Law Review. Three of us 1Ls from the same module are eating and having beer.

Cue snobby 2/3L: "You know I really wish there's something to say to people other than, 'Hey are you a 1L?'"

Cue asshole but slightly witty 1L who doesn't take guff from anyone (me): "'Hi, what's you name?' might be a start."

Next week I shall rush check out the International Law Journal. I'll let you know if it's a bunch of guys (as Tom said) "sitting around in a smoke filled room saying, 'Uh, I'll give you Cambodia for $80 billion. Yeah I think we can write that up.' Whereas here the people are like, "Um I like animals???"


Blogger wt said...

Cambodia was $90. Djibouti was 80.

8/23/2006 7:48 AM  
Blogger Armen said...

I really think BJIL should moonlight as a bookie for bets on international affairs. Do you have an opinion on the conflict in Iraq? Wanna back that up with a $20 on the over/under for the eruption of a full-blown civil war?

Where will the next natural disaster hit? Like roulette, you have many ways of betting. Continent, country, region...general category of disaster, type of storm, storm name, casualties, cost...etc. We can even co-sponsor it with ELQ.

8/23/2006 2:17 PM  
Blogger Tom Fletcher said...

The weather bets are called catastrophe bonds...

...but note how easily you can diversify your position too! You can buy Iraqi stability options, and also buy stock in Lockheed. No matter what happens, you're covered.

8/23/2006 3:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

dunno about the next natural disaster, but i do believe i just felt an earthquake...

8/23/2006 6:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ugh...could you be any more full of yourself Armen?? maybe you should found your own cynical wanker journal and you'd fit in better at Boalt... and somehow I doubt ELQ would be interested in betting on human suffering. Have you thought of a job with the Carlyle group?

8/23/2006 6:15 PM  
Blogger Armen said...

I'd also fit in better if I didn't eat meat, if I didn't believe in individual property rights, and felt a plaintiff should never lose. But you know, we can't all be mindless drones who cry on cue whenever pigeon is poisoned in the park. In the meantime, start peeling them avocados...the guac doesn't make itself babe.

8/23/2006 6:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your "mindless drone" comment is a great example of right-is-left, up-is-down Orwellianism. You express your affinity for establishment positions and then you call those who feel differently drones.

8/23/2006 10:38 PM  
Anonymous fo'shizzle said...

whoa, 6:15: maybe you should add some laxatives to that guac. you and 10:38 could take a load off.

8/23/2006 11:48 PM  
Blogger wt said...

I just wish your anonymous commenters could take themselves more seriously.

8/24/2006 9:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As an ELQ member, I've got to say that I found that post funny, but only because whatever douchebag it is that said that to Armen is now gone and graduated.

8/24/2006 9:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think 10:38 was responding to Armen's post at 6:43 and not his original post.

8/27/2006 12:08 PM  
Blogger stacita said...

armen, why do you take such abuse? sigh. you are such the paris hilton of boalt hall. don't worry, when your new single hits, everyone will be like, that's hot... in fact, that's cold.

8/27/2006 1:06 PM  
Blogger Armen said...

Calling me a genocidal maniac is one thing, but Paris Hilton? Have you no sense of decency?

8/27/2006 3:29 PM  

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