Nets in six over your Miami Heat. Take it to the bank.
Dr. Vodka lawsuit.
It didn't take long for some civil lawyer to parade in front the of media with a poster size picture of the wife and young children of Dr. Malcom Lloyd, who was killed as he rode in the Lamborghini of Andres Toro on April 24 after both men left a tony south beach restaurant.
DUI Manslaughter cases stink. From top to bottom they are full of heartache, the genesis of which was a bad decision and an accident of some sort. And now we have civil lawyers looking for their 40% before the body cools. The whole thing, covered by the Herald here, strikes us a unseemly. But then, most of modern day law strikes us as unseemly.
We wrote a review Sunday. If you didn't read, scroll down now.
Yes, we are obsessed with Donna Tartt.
We leave you with theses stunning paragraphs:
And, increasingly, I find myself fixing on that refusal to pull back. Because I don’t care what anyone says or how often or winningly they say it: no one will ever, ever be able to persuade me that life is some awesome, rewarding treat. Because, here’s the truth: life is a catastrophe. The basic fact of existence — of walking around trying to feed ourselves and find friends and whatever else we do — is catastrophe. Forget all this ridiculous ‘Our Town’ nonsense everyone talks: the miracle of the newborn babe, the joy of one simple blossom, Life You Are Too Wonderful To Grasp, &c. For me — and I’ll keep repeating it doggedly till I die, till I fall over on my ungrateful nihilistic face and am too weak to say it: better never born, than born into this cesspool. Sinkhole of hospital beds, coffins, and broken hearts. No release, no appeal, no “do-overs” ...
And — maybe it’s ridiculous to go on in this vein, although it doesn’t matter since no one’s ever going to see this — but does it make any sense at all to know that it ends badly for all of us, even the happiest of us, and that we all lose everything that matters in the end — and yet to know as well, despite all this, as cruelly as the game is stacked, that it’s possible to play it with a kind of joy?
Make no mistake Dear Readers, she is a genius.
See You In Court.
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