Monday, April 13, 2009

Three Things

1) Phil Spector is guilty of 2nd degree murder. From what I've read of the facts, it seems like pretty impressive defense lawyering that they got a hung jury the first time around. Even 30 hours of deliberation this time around is kinda within the zone of victory. (As defense attorneys, we lose a lot, so to maintain sanity, we have to expand our idea of winning to include anything within the zone of victory.)

2) The White House Easter Egg Roll happened today. (Easter was yesterday, but ok.) This administration invited 100 families of same-sex couples. The tide is definitely turning.

3) By now, the grandson from "The Princess Bride" would be a grown-up. In light of recent events, I am guessing he would no longer glibly declare, "Murdered by pirates is good." These pirates are nothing like the Dread Pirate Roberts. They are not dashing and heroic and they are most definitely not really the good guy.

9 comments:

Dan said...

Yeah, the "Talk Like a Pirate" Day thing is going to be very somber and played out this year.

Heather said...

I hadn't heard that about the Easter Egg Hunt! All I heard on NPR was that it happened, but I didn't know anything about the Obamas inviting same sex couples! I heart our new President!

lu said...

the footage of the easter egg roll was adorable! i have the biggest crush on your president.

BellsforStacy said...

Fred Savage, is the grandson. And he is all grown up!

You know him ... The Wonder Years! And more famously ... The Wizard!

S said...

Of course it's Fred Savage. I will stake my claim to being the most knowledgeable person around about all things "Princess Bride". I once found a transcript of the movie online that someone had prepared. I made all the corrections. In my mind, Fred Savage will always first be thought of as the grandson.

Lu, I kinda have a crush on him, too. It was pretty sweet to watch him helping the kids roll their eggs and playing basketball with them.

Erin said...

Seriously. Who would go to a stranger's house and commit suicide? That was quite the theory. And I'm a defense attorney.

BellsforStacy said...

Oh I can recite the thing too. Actually, probably every member of my family can recite it, verbatim.

Its got quite the cult following that film. Every time I see Cary Elwes I think "Wesley!"

Kathy said...

I actually wrote a paper on "The Princess Bride" and its relationship with the Ancient Novel genre in Greece. In the ancient world, novels were considered "medicine" for people who weren't appreciative of love (much like Fred Savage at the beginning of "The Princess Bride"). I noticed that by the end of the movie, the story seemed to heal him of his aversion to love...so you see, you saw him grow up during the movie.

I'm a nerd. But on the other hand, I might publish a scholarly article on "The Princess Bride."

S said...

Interesting, 'cause when I was 13 (when the movie first came out), I think I had an aversion to love. I'm pretty sure watching Westley say "As you wish" to Buttercup healed me of that!

 
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