There are some relationships, and the inevitable break-up, that have become part of our popular culture and consciousness. For those old enough to remember a world without Starbucks and texting, Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton is the seminal relationship-breakup-remarriage event of the last century.
Katie Holmes left weirdo Tom Cruise. Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt never made it. Elin Nordegren threw out Tiger, and he hasn't been the same since.
But in our humble opinion, the most culturally significant break up of our time, occurred today, November 13, year unknown, when "Felix Unger was asked to remove himself from his place of residence...and that request came from his wife." Thus was born one of the best sitcoms ever, and dozens of philosophical gems, as well as some of the best lawyering you will ever see. Observe below:
Best cross examination: "When you ASSUME... you make an ASS out of U and ME" It starts at 3:17 of the clip. Plus, it always pays to bow to the court. And the actual "assume" incident is at 4:20. We've been waiting 30 years to use this. And of course there is the valuable lesson all of us always need to keep in mind: calling one witness too many, and asking one question too many. This should be required viewing in every law school.
Best way to end a cross? "Get off the stand, you make me sick!"
The cross of the stooge of management, corporate puppet, the nameless, faceless little gray men trying to claw their way to the top, begins at 3:15.
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