Austin Powers: Only two things scare me and one of them is nuclear war.
Basil Exposition: What's the other?
Powers: Excuse me?
Exposition: What's the other thing that scares you?
Powers: Carnies. Circus folk. Nomads, you know. Smell like cabbage. Small hands.
Yeah, baby! The legal blogosphere has more than its share of carnies this week and next.
Tech Law Advisor blog proprietor and Blawg Review carnival co-founder Kevin Heller hosts the seventy-ninth edition of Blawg Review. #79 is available in not one but two flavors -- a static version and a dynamic version (which uses those newfangled tags the kids all seem to love); highlights include a law professor's criteria for belief in the supernatural, a determination when birthday cards may be litigated, and the pros and cons of naked lawyering.
If you've been keeping score, you may have noted that the time between hosting gigs at the Tech Law Advisor has been steadily shrinking -- Heller hosted Blawg Reviews #12 and #58 in addition to this week's #79. At the current rate, he will be hosting Blawg Review each Monday by mid-2008 and will be producing a daily edition of the carnival by 2010. By 2011, he will be collecting worthy legal blogging posts before their authors conceive them.
The fun continues next week when Blawg Review's own Anonymous Editor hosts a combined edition of Blawg Review #80 and the Carnival of the Capitalists #158, for an unprecedented combined score of 238! Ed. has combined filthy lucre and filthy lawyers before, in last year's Blawg Review #29/Carnival of the Capitalists #107. Having already put together two of the far-left anti-globalization crowd's least-favorite topics twice before, perhaps Ed. will go for the trifecta next year and produce a combined edition of Blawg Review, Carnival of the Capitalists, and the Carnival of Patchouli Shortages?
UPDATE: Ed. writes to inform that his/her issue of Carnival of the Capitalists will be #159, making his/her total score 239 rather than 238. I suppose this explains why I've never been asked to host the Carnival of Basic Arithmetic.