Re: Wet Rust Dingo

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I cheated


Posted by: Towering Stud | Link to this comment | 05-15-08 7:40 AM
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In a similar situation working out anagrams of "Armitage Shanks" was, and I suspect still is, a popular hobby amongst a certain student group.


Posted by: W. Breeze | Link to this comment | 05-15-08 7:40 AM
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1: me too.


Posted by: Winged Trouts | Link to this comment | 05-15-08 7:57 AM
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Practice tip: Judges hate it when you say: "Excuse me , Your Honor, I was busy chatting with my friends on the Internet. Could you repeat your question."


Posted by: Idealist | Link to this comment | 05-15-08 7:57 AM
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Neat. When I put up the post, I was still sitting outside the courtroom. Now that I'm inside, it develops that this room is missing an 'R' -- "In God We T_ust". This lends a whole new charm to the anagram game.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 05-15-08 8:13 AM
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In God We Tust? Does't that undermine the whole judicial system!? I do like the imagery of the wet rust dingo.


Posted by: W. Breeze | Link to this comment | 05-15-08 8:17 AM
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5: All I have to say to that is "Undig, wet sot."


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 05-15-08 8:19 AM
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Could be kind of awkward if you and the judge were commenting on the same thread, too.


Posted by: widget | Link to this comment | 05-15-08 8:24 AM
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"u wet tin gods". If txt speech is allowed


Posted by: W. Breeze | Link to this comment | 05-15-08 8:25 AM
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8: Only for her. Until my motion's called, I have no reason to be doing anything productive other than waiting. She, on the other hand, has other cases to concern herself with.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 05-15-08 8:28 AM
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8: we sing dour? - t.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 05-15-08 8:29 AM
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Swing toured? (Bop stayed on 52nd Street)


Posted by: OneFatEnglishman | Link to this comment | 05-15-08 8:32 AM
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"To We, Dusting", a labor hymn written by a member of HERE.


Posted by: snarkout | Link to this comment | 05-15-08 8:36 AM
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Wodge Trustin'


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 05-15-08 8:41 AM
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Your new job sounds sooooo much better than your old one.


Posted by: PGD | Link to this comment | 05-15-08 8:48 AM
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I've argued more motions in the last two months than in my career to date; I'm representing the state on cases that are getting huge media coverage; I get home for a relaxed dinner with my kids four nights a week, around, and usually make it in before bedtime even when I'm late; I've lost fifteen pounds and my skin's cleared up. Yeah, this 'faceless bureaucrat' gig is pretty sweet.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 05-15-08 8:54 AM
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Congrats on the successful job switch, LB! When are you going to make the full transition out of law and into baking?


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 05-15-08 9:01 AM
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Strut, wig'd one


Posted by: mano negra | Link to this comment | 05-15-08 9:02 AM
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Towering stud


Posted by: mano negra | Link to this comment | 05-15-08 9:06 AM
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Turgid wet son


Posted by: mano negra | Link to this comment | 05-15-08 9:08 AM
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Newt, I tug rods


Posted by: mano negra | Link to this comment | 05-15-08 9:11 AM
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17: I'm already bracing myself for summer birthday-cake season.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 05-15-08 9:11 AM
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16: people have no clue how many fun jobs there are out there in government. Looked at from the outside, this tyranny of Biglaw is crazy. I mean, it's legendary how miserable those jobs are!


Posted by: PGD | Link to this comment | 05-15-08 9:13 AM
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16: Damn, elbee that's great.


Posted by: rob helpy-chalk | Link to this comment | 05-15-08 9:14 AM
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oh, towering stud was already gotten.

Tut, gowned sir!


Posted by: mano negra | Link to this comment | 05-15-08 9:15 AM
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Did m/tch /m/lls go to law school?

Is he now a baker?

My ex-wife is now running a couple of farmer's markets in our area. I never realized what great places farmer's markets are for upper-middle class white people to socialize.


Posted by: Will | Link to this comment | 05-15-08 9:15 AM
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I wanted an eee, but I think the HP Mininote is more attractive to me now, mostly because of the keyboard.


Posted by: Cala | Link to this comment | 05-15-08 9:23 AM
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And, LB, I am so ridiculously happy to hear how happy you are.


Posted by: Cala | Link to this comment | 05-15-08 9:24 AM
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A few German entries:

Irgendwo tut's
Gesund? Wir? Tot!
Gott wider uns
Guter Ostwind


Posted by: Knecht Ruprecht | Link to this comment | 05-15-08 9:38 AM
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LB, I'm so happy for you. Your new job rocks. Wet Rust Dingos forever!


Posted by: md 20/400 | Link to this comment | 05-15-08 9:38 AM
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26: They are also great places to pay a dollar for a single stalk of wild asperagus.

So here's my farmer's market question. The Amish family that sells certified organic milk at the local farmer's market charges twice as much as Trader Joe's does for certified organic milk. Do you think I really get *twice* as much good eco-karma from buying from the local Amish?

Additional information: as near as I can tell, organic milk standards in the US don't cover many things I care about, like whether the cows are grass fed and treated humanely. Amish standards are not likely to help here, either, because they are really about avoiding sins like vanity, rather than environmental issues. Also, Delbert Yoder seems to have a pretty big operation going, selling his milk all over the west Cleveland area.


Posted by: rob helpy-chalk | Link to this comment | 05-15-08 9:40 AM
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El Bí gives me hope that I can rescue myself from my own pit of professional misery. I'm also very happy for her, because she deserves more than the life that Big Law was supplying her.


Posted by: Knecht Ruprecht | Link to this comment | 05-15-08 9:41 AM
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The stuff from the Mennonites in the Finger Lakes was so cheap. They didn't even bother to man some of their farm stands. Squash was nickle. You just dropped it in the bucket. That was 15 years ago, but still.


Posted by: Bostoniangirl | Link to this comment | 05-15-08 9:44 AM
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32: But you've only got one income in your family whereas LB has two. I don't think that a government job would be the answer.


Posted by: Bostoniangirl | Link to this comment | 05-15-08 9:45 AM
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But you've only got one income in your family whereas LB has two. I don't think that a government job would be the answer.

Yes, that is a factor to consider. Also, IIRC LB and Buck already have title to their house.

The obvious solution is for the Ruprechts to move in the the Breaths.


Posted by: Knecht Ruprecht | Link to this comment | 05-15-08 10:04 AM
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Amish don't particularly care about humane treatment of animals. That's a bourgeois affectation. Amish run tons of puppy mills in Pennsylvania.


Posted by: Fatrman | Link to this comment | 05-15-08 10:08 AM
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The obvious solution is for the Ruprechts to move in with the Breaths.

Flophouse II: The family years!


Posted by: rob helpy-chalk | Link to this comment | 05-15-08 10:08 AM
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The Breaths had been thinking about trying to buy the apartment next door, because they needed more space, so I think that things could be really tight.


Posted by: Bostoniangirl | Link to this comment | 05-15-08 10:10 AM
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36: Like I said.

The main problem is that people interested in animal welfare are a tiny portion of the market compared to people who just want to buy something that sounds "natural" because they think it is "healthier"


Posted by: rob helpy-chalk | Link to this comment | 05-15-08 10:10 AM
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I wanted an eee, but I think the HP Mininote is more attractive to me now, mostly because of the keyboard.

The HP Mennonite, however, has no keyboard but instead comes with a set of movable type letterpunches.


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 05-15-08 10:11 AM
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Read these ratings (and the associated report) for information on the "goodness" of various organic dairy products. The private-label organic milks come in for a beating mostly because there's very little transparency; for maximum karma you want something where you can actually figure out if their practices are acceptable to you or not. Stonyfield, interestingly, comes out pretty well, despite being a weird labeling/licensing hybrid with HP Hood.


Posted by: Nathan Williams | Link to this comment | 05-15-08 10:41 AM
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Yay LB! It took me a little longer to really hit my stride and feel happy all the time, but yeah, the bureaucrat thing is good. Even when it's crazy busy I'm almost always home for dinner and seldom work weekends, at least not in the office.


Posted by: Not Prince Hamlet | Link to this comment | 05-15-08 12:45 PM
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I'm so glad that your new job is so much better, LB.

organic milk standards in the US don't cover many things I care about, like whether the cows are grass fed and treated humanely

I have a friend who's a dairy farmer in Colorado; his animals are grass fed, but not certified organic because basically organic certification means that animals have to be fed on 100% organic feed (which, he says, is pricey in winter). One thing you can do is google around for local or state agricultural co-ops and see what you can find out about regional producers. My *sense* is that smaller-scale producers are usually better about this stuff than big scale guys, *and* that the small-scale folks more often lack the overhead to be able to afford to dot all the I's for organic certification.

I don't know what TJ's acquisition system is like: whether it's all Big Commerce stuff that's flown halfway around the world and back, how much of it is overflow from local suppliers, etc. In general I assume that more local and small scale is better, and I'd assume that the Amish farmers aren't doing huge factory farming. So fwiw, I'd be more likely to go local as a general rule.


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 05-15-08 1:02 PM
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Please, please, LB, when you get round to the review, will you head it "Asus Squeee"?


Posted by: Nworb Werdna | Link to this comment | 05-15-08 2:11 PM
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