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Saturday, August 24, 2013

HELP WANTED

So you want to be a blogger in South Florida? Is it the glitzy lifestyle? The admiration from your colleagues (and scorn from the bench) that attracts you? Is it the recognition you get at all the best restaurants and VIP seating at the hottest clubs? 

Well, here are the qualifications: 
1) You must be able to access the internet with minimal problems;
2) You have to have an original thought in your head;
3) You should never split your infinitives, especially when heading without clear head to court (see, that was a split infinitive);
4) Your bench warrants should be cleared;

Apply within. A demanding fall and winter trial schedule (and a federal judge who clearly could not give a damn) lead us to believe that the next several months will see an unfortunate increase in our workload and corresponding decrease in our blogging availability. 

SUICIDE POOL:
But fear our busy schedule not because the famous REGJB Suicide Pool returns again! 
To Play: Send us an email from an email address you want to use to FBpool12@gmail.com. 

Last year's Champion, the now Honorable Miguel De La O, is already doing a little bit of "Miami Heat repeat" trash talking. 

We have already sent out invitations to last years players. If you played last year and didn't get an invitation: 1) check your spam box; 2) did you change email addresses? Either way, send us an email to FBpool12 and ONLY FBpool12@gmail.com  and you're in. We will send you a reply email confirming your participation and your not-legally binding agreement to pose for a picture wearing one of two hats: The new and infamous "I went out first in the Blog Football Pool" Cap along with the winner wearing the new and famous "Justice Building Football Pool Champ 2013" Cap.

We continue negotiations with various on-line merchants to run our heralded Fantasy Football league. It would help if some altruistic reader would volunteer to be commissioner of this league, which is shaping up to be full of malcontents, ruffians, miscreants, and other respected legal professionals. 

SUMMER READING: 
Labour day is fast approaching and we have the perfect read for that long, lazy weekend in the hammock by the sea: 
"The First Tycoon" by T.J, Stiles. If you thought you knew about the amazing life of Cornelius Vanderbilt, you don't know the half of it. 

And we recommend again "The Yard" by Alex Grecian as a great page turner-Scotland Yard thriller- circa 1885. 

Second to last weekend of the summer. Time to dig out those sweaters and caps for the brisk fall weather. Enjoy. 

See You In Court. 

11 comments:

Yoga Girl said...

I love it when you talk literature.

Anonymous said...

I took a 2pm shumie yesterday and invited this amazing Brazilian tennis pro who teaches at my condo for a sunset biscayne bay cruise.
Well well well worth the shumie If I do say so myself and the lord has blessed these women from brasil with badunk a dunks from heaven and beyond.

YG said...

When I woke up this morning, you were on my mind....

PD PETEy said...

I might do a PD CHAT on wednesdays if I can monitor it.

Anonymous said...

I just from Rusty (Barney) Rubble who left to open a chocolate store in Lake Lucerne, Switzerland, in 1991. He was able to open a chain and just emailed me that he sold all 20 stores for 64 million Euros and is retiring to a small estate in France. Give the guy credit, he took a shot at his dream and it paid off.

Anonymous said...

I'm in for PD CHAT.

Fake Rory.

Anonymous said...

I'll run your FF league for 35% of the gross. Cash only.

Anonymous said...

The ol' Brazilian Badunk-adunk Shumie eh? Can't be beat.

Anonymous said...

Rumpole- just read your review of Churchill's decision in WWI to invade the Dardanelles in Turkey. I am impressed. While history's judgment is that it was a complete blunder, your argument, very impressive in scope, was that it was tactically sound, although the result didn't bear that out. The Churchill blog was very decent in giving you a voice and I think your text could easily be turned into a book. Please consider it.

A fan.

Anonymous said...

"Thus on the night of the tenth of May on the outset of this mighty battle, I acquired the chief powers of state, at last I had authority to give directions over the whole scene. And I felt as if I were walking with destiny and all my past life had been but a preparation for this hour and forthis trial."

Winston Churchill

"Churchill was 65 years old. And after a lifetime of trying to be the man who made history, history had come to meet the man,"

Brillant words Rumpole. Just brilliant.

Fake Josh Gradinger said...

Rump:

Like Muhammad Ali...I am the Champ. I am the Greatest!

Please retract your libelous post.

The Real 2012 Suicide Champ!

FJG