I have one of those colds that makes me want to cut off my head, drain it of all snot and mucous and whatever else is preventing me from breathing, then stick it back on my neck.
Editor on whether to save investigative story for next Sunday: “We’re not going to ruin their lives on Christmas, even if they are criminals.”
Most editors I’ve known would have agreed not to run it, but not because they’re nice - “We’re not running that story on Christmas - no one pays attention to the news on Christmas!”
Totally true. I know they may seem like the exact same thing, because in both cases Party A says to Party B, “I promise to do X if you do Y,” but there is a very important difference. When a court wants to enforce a contract they call X a request for consideration and when they don’t want to enforce it they call X a mere condition for a promise.
So, that’s like one-sixteenth of my law school career done, right?
And I actually think it went pretty well! It was a fair exam, I was well-prepared, and aside from wishing the damn curve wasn’t a ranked curve there’s not really much I can do.
Now, onto contracts. Switching brain modes. I can’t wait till this is over.
Ben Bernanke, Chair of the Federal Reserve, in his remarks as keynote speaker at the 2011 Goldman Sachs Winter Holiday Party. Well then. (via jakke)
Before I totally flip out here, do we have a source for this?