This criminal defense attorney has a lazy Sunday. No pressing deadlines (for once). No pressing chores, having already gone grocery-shopping and washed dishes. And no baseball to watch, as my Royals beat the Red Sox in game 1 and game 2 doesn't start for a couple of hours. (And, yes, I still rooted for the Royals 'cause I still hate America.)
So I did a little channel surfing and my little defense attorney heart leapt when I saw "My Cousin Vinny" was at that very minute starting on Comedy Central. No criminal defense attorney can turn away from "Vinny" as we all dream of conducting such perfect cross-examinations and having that brilliant moment of completely proving our client's innocence in open court.
But I'm not a naturally content person. So even after finding this on t.v., I still had to surf through the rest of my offerings. And what did I find? "A Few Good Men!" Also just starting. Gah! Because that's the other movie no defense attorney can turn away from! That sweet move during the Noah Wyle cross where Tom Cruise takes that book right out of Kevin Bacon's hand without missing a beat. The great cross of Keifer Sutherland. And, of course, that moment when he goes for it against the Colonel and gets him! We all probably know Nicholson's big speech by heart.
What is a couch potato defense attorney wanting to enjoy a lazy Sunday to do??