Re: Wish Me Luck?

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Ohh. One of those "It'll get done because it has to get done, but otherwise I am not at all sure how" kinda deals?


Posted by: oudemia | Link to this comment | 08-13-13 3:39 AM
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But yes -- Bon courage!


Posted by: oudemia | Link to this comment | 08-13-13 3:39 AM
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Good luck. If necessary try the Chewbacca defence.


Posted by: chris y | Link to this comment | 08-13-13 4:00 AM
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Luck.

I'm going to guess that this is somehow related to the HR hatred rather than mere deadlines and what not (say the man procrastinating on finishing the presentation he has to present in 29 minutes).


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 08-13-13 4:01 AM
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Good luck!


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 08-13-13 4:05 AM
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Luck!


Posted by: md 20/400 | Link to this comment | 08-13-13 4:09 AM
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LB, LB, she's our solicitor,
if she can't do it, it can't be done, simpliciter!


Posted by: Awl | Link to this comment | 08-13-13 4:15 AM
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xo to 7!


Posted by: oudemia | Link to this comment | 08-13-13 4:30 AM
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Good luck, LB.


Posted by: mike d | Link to this comment | 08-13-13 4:53 AM
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The man said it better than I ever could.


Posted by: Walt Someguy | Link to this comment | 08-13-13 5:09 AM
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Go out there and win one for the Zipper.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 08-13-13 5:10 AM
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I'm pwned, aren't I. I can't see videos on my phone, but what else could it be?


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 08-13-13 5:13 AM
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Good luck! Courage, and shuffle the cards!


Posted by: Nworb Werdna | Link to this comment | 08-13-13 5:19 AM
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Good luck Ell Bee!


Posted by: rob helpy-chalk | Link to this comment | 08-13-13 5:20 AM
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Good luck!


Posted by: will | Link to this comment | 08-13-13 5:31 AM
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12: Knowing you were pwned is the first step.


Posted by: Walt Someguy | Link to this comment | 08-13-13 5:53 AM
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" "Don't you worry, if you should falter, remember that Captain Darling and I are behind you."
"Yes, about 35 miles behind me, if I'm right."


Posted by: ajay | Link to this comment | 08-13-13 6:00 AM
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B-E
A-G-G!
R-E-S-S-I-V-E!

You can do it, Elby! Be the best agg ressive you can.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 08-13-13 6:24 AM
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Good luck, LB!


Posted by: peep | Link to this comment | 08-13-13 6:32 AM
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nothing life-altering

... until there's a surprising plot twist! But keep calm, and aim carefully with the atlatl.


Posted by: torrey pine | Link to this comment | 08-13-13 6:41 AM
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When duty whispers low Thou must

Youth answers clear: I shall.


Posted by: clew | Link to this comment | 08-13-13 8:02 AM
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(So near is grandeur to our dust

And schedules to the thrall...)


Posted by: clew | Link to this comment | 08-13-13 8:17 AM
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Fear is the mind-killer.
Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration.

Good luck!


Posted by: ydnew | Link to this comment | 08-13-13 8:23 AM
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Don't think to much about 23.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 08-13-13 8:28 AM
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So many great comments -- with friends like these, you can't fail. Good luck.


Posted by: NickS | Link to this comment | 08-13-13 8:30 AM
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Go kick some ass, and after you've done that, go kick some more ass, just for good measure.


Posted by: MAE | Link to this comment | 08-13-13 8:43 AM
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"To" should of course be "too" in 24, but don't think too much about it ... or 23.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 08-13-13 8:49 AM
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Just keep reassuring yourself that your last-minute half-assery is better than most people's best efforts. All will be well.


Posted by: knecht ruprecht | Link to this comment | 08-13-13 8:50 AM
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When in danger
Or in doubt,
Run in circles
Scream and shout!


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 08-13-13 8:52 AM
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But if you do start "going down the pipes"* be sure to liveblog it.

*Per this great 1996 NYTimes piece on air traffic controllers.

For a while, the controllers even had a doll, shaped like a witch, that they stowed in the panel above the intimidating Newark final scope. When someone went down the pipes on final, the controllers would pull a switch and down came the witch on a string. All the controllers would circle around the victim, cackling like the Wicked Witch of the West, jeering, "You're going down!" and maybe pinching him from behind as he went down in flames.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 08-13-13 8:56 AM
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30: that piece later filmed as "Pushing Tin" with John Cusack, Cate Blanchett.


Posted by: ajay | Link to this comment | 08-13-13 9:41 AM
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Let me recommend against taking a Klonopin at work because I just did and there's about a 50% chance of hilarity ensuing.


Posted by: Mister Smearcase | Link to this comment | 08-13-13 9:47 AM
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Don't worry, LB. Their expectations are so much lower than you can imagine.


Posted by: Megan | Link to this comment | 08-13-13 10:00 AM
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Good luck! See if you can work in some "I drink your milkshake!" line in the moments of triumph that will surely come.


Posted by: x.trapnel | Link to this comment | 08-13-13 10:05 AM
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Best of luck LB!


Posted by: Barry Freed | Link to this comment | 08-13-13 10:09 AM
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Good luck and to quote either Henny Youngman or Herman Wouk, "I've had a lot of troubles in my life and most of them never happened."


Posted by: bill | Link to this comment | 08-13-13 10:16 AM
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"I spent a year in my office last week."


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 08-13-13 10:29 AM
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I'm still guessing this more of a random significant yet unpredictable event type of thing rather than experienced procrastinator recovering from a self-inflicted deep hole kind of thing. (Although in my experience the latter tend to attract the former.)


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 08-13-13 10:53 AM
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Good luck.

Since you can't share the details, the next time I read about any bizarre legal stuff happening in NYC I'll just assume that you were involved somehow.


Posted by: AcademicLurker | Link to this comment | 08-13-13 10:59 AM
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39: she's running a very special mayoral campaign.


Posted by: mike d | Link to this comment | 08-13-13 1:31 PM
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Good luck!


Posted by: LizSpigot | Link to this comment | 08-13-13 1:36 PM
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she's running a very special mayoral campaign. ... laydeez (and/or gentlemenz)


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 08-13-13 1:59 PM
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Did I mention my theory that Spitzer is paying Weiner to run for mayor so that he makes Spitzer look honest and responsible?


Posted by: rob helpy-chalk | Link to this comment | 08-13-13 2:13 PM
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43 is very good.

Good luck, LB.


Posted by: Mary Catherine | Link to this comment | 08-13-13 2:51 PM
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Not sure that he's paying him, but definitely saw his opening once Weiner announced.


Posted by: mike d | Link to this comment | 08-13-13 3:04 PM
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Good luck, elbee! Let's go to Fresh Salt when it's all over.


Posted by: Jackmormon | Link to this comment | 08-13-13 3:59 PM
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I just want to tell you good luck, LB. We're all counting on you.


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 08-13-13 4:02 PM
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This photo op was a master stroke, LB. Keep 'em coming.


Posted by: Cryptic ned | Link to this comment | 08-13-13 4:16 PM
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Good luck, LB! I stood up and performed Heebie's cheer just for you.


Posted by: J, Robot | Link to this comment | 08-13-13 4:31 PM
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LB, I know you can believe in yourself. If you believe in yourself, you will know how to do whatever it is you have to do. You will get the hang of it, I know it. You can get better and better at it as you do it. Thumbs up, everybody! For rock'n'roll!


Posted by: k-sky | Link to this comment | 08-13-13 5:24 PM
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I can't figure out if 47 was pwned, or if Josh is deliberately repeating the line a la Airplane!.


Posted by: Walt Someguy | Link to this comment | 08-13-13 5:50 PM
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I just want to tell you good luck Lb we're all count... ing? onyou!


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 08-13-13 5:53 PM
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Not dead yet, but no time to talk.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 08-13-13 6:15 PM
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Did you pick the wrong day to stop sniffing glue?


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 08-13-13 6:25 PM
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Alive is good.


Posted by: teraz kurwa my | Link to this comment | 08-13-13 7:23 PM
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Maybe what LB needs is some vague and unsolicited advice.

Try potatoes. And don't use more than two cups of bleach.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 08-13-13 7:32 PM
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48. 53: Stayin' Alive!

Well, you can tell by the way I tweet my cock,
I'm a ladies' man not dead yet, but no time to talk.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 08-13-13 7:34 PM
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51: Who clicks links?


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 08-13-13 7:37 PM
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Well, apparently Pete Townshend did.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 08-13-13 7:42 PM
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||
A pretty fun story on small town water theft.

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Posted by: Megan | Link to this comment | 08-14-13 12:06 PM
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Strange state you got there.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 08-14-13 12:20 PM
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A pretty fun story on small town water theft.

That is pretty fun. . . .

What are you doing commenting here? Isn't this the signal for you to get your singlet and go fight crime? Bring these perpetrators to justice.


Posted by: NickS | Link to this comment | 08-14-13 12:44 PM
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First two days of hearing for which I was through (little or) no fault of my own horrifically underprepared, completed, next day isn't until September. And I think the incompetent flailing I've done so far hasn't done the client too much damage.

I'm going to go find a large, friendly, drink now, and ask my dry cleaner if they're good at getting flop sweat out of a suit jacket.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 08-14-13 3:33 PM
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Congrats. You pulled it out. Probably no one noticed. Strong work.


Posted by: Megan | Link to this comment | 08-14-13 3:36 PM
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I mean, you pulled it off.


Posted by: Megan | Link to this comment | 08-14-13 3:36 PM
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I just want to tell you good luck, LB. We're all counting on you.


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 08-14-13 4:31 PM
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The future of the state of New York depends upon just one thing: finding someone lawyer back there who can not only handle this hearing, but who didn't have fish for dinner.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 08-14-13 7:07 PM
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"someone lawyer" s/b "a lawyer". Gaah.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 08-14-13 7:08 PM
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Yay, LB! We just had the state response in Lee's case and it was laughably bad in places, so I'm grateful that not all public employees are as great as you!


Posted by: Thorn | Link to this comment | 08-14-13 7:15 PM
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Congrats, LB!


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 08-14-13 7:18 PM
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Hooray for adequacy!


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 08-14-13 7:21 PM
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That's what my wife says.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 08-14-13 7:23 PM
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I know!


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 08-14-13 7:42 PM
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Yeah, she's such a liar.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 08-14-13 7:54 PM
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and ask my dry cleaner if they're good at getting flop sweat out of a suit jacket

don't the men in your town have any manners?


Posted by: text | Link to this comment | 08-14-13 8:05 PM
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Today is now going excitingly badly on another case.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 08-15-13 8:43 AM
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You've got this, LB! Just remember that God never gives you more than you can handle. (Also, He opens windows, carries you down the beach, and finds five dollars.)


Posted by: Sir Kraab | Link to this comment | 08-15-13 9:10 AM
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That was an unexpected fact hearing.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 08-15-13 9:52 AM
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The Spanish Inquisition is returning?


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 08-15-13 9:57 AM
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Jello is made of stolen souls?


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 08-15-13 10:01 AM
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Burkas will be all the rage on the runways in 2014?


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 08-15-13 10:02 AM
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I'm pregnant with a three-headed succubus?


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 08-15-13 10:03 AM
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Chickens are dinosaurs?


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 08-15-13 10:04 AM
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Congrats. You pulled it out.

That's what she said.


Posted by: rob helpy-chalk | Link to this comment | 08-15-13 10:11 AM
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The fruit, it hung too low.


Posted by: rob helpy-chalk | Link to this comment | 08-15-13 10:12 AM
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85: When that happens I just throw it over my shoulder like a continental soldier.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 08-15-13 10:46 AM
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Or wave across the desert with a minimum of effort.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 08-15-13 10:54 AM
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79: Someone expected the Spanish Inquisition!


Posted by: peep | Link to this comment | 08-15-13 11:01 AM
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Oh I know. Just not LB.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 08-15-13 11:02 AM
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(Also, He opens windows, carries you down the beach, and finds five dollars.)

I laughed aloud. Have a blessed day.


Posted by: bill | Link to this comment | 08-15-13 3:35 PM
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Nothing dreadful has happened yet today, except that my phone has decided to stop working intermittently. It's fine when the phone guy is here, and then loses dial tone for hours at a time when he isn't.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 08-16-13 9:31 AM
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Sounds like a very trying week (in which you have successfully muddled through). Here's to the weekend.


Posted by: NickS | Link to this comment | 08-16-13 9:36 AM
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When the phone guy is away the rabbits eat bags and bags of little dried fishies.


Posted by: text | Link to this comment | 08-16-13 9:05 PM
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