16 March 2009

What Happens in Blawg Review Stays in Blawg Review

"I want you to get this fuck where he breathes! I want you to find this nancy-boy . . . I want him dead! I want his family dead! I want his house burned to the ground! I want to go there in the middle of the night and I want to piss on his ashes!"

--Al Capone, "The Untouchables" (1987)
--Blawg Review Editor, 16 March 2009

It's not as if we weren't warned, by Charon QC, Dan Hull, and many others.

When GeekLawyer and the Blawg Review Editor met up in Canada recently, it heightened the level of anticipation for what was already one of the more anticipated Blawg Reviews -- GeekLawyer's celebration of Bacchanalia in Blawg Review #203. It all started badly enough a month ago, when GeekLawyer broke the first rule of meeting the ever-mysterious Editor: What happens in Canada stays in Canada. It's downhill from there this week, as GeekLawyer produces what he describes as "Animal House with lawyers instead of John Belushi."

For all the furor this edition has already caused, I hope it isn't lost what a brilliant piece of work it is. (Yes, I said "work" there.) He discusses why drunken irresponsibility makes America what it is and explains some of what goes on in Texas, why a crackdown on bestiality is cause for concern ("A date you can screw and then eat it is a sad rarity these days."), and how accepting that your life has been a waste to this point may help laid-off Big Law associates get back on their feet. Brian Tannebaum lands the first post-Blawg Review with GeekLawyer; if you look closely, you can see through the window the smoke curling from the corpse of Blawg Review.

All in all, it's a disturbing piece of work, one both entertaining and informative. Amidst all the discussion of what Blawg Review #203 says about GeekLawyer, self-centered sort that I am I wonder what it says about me that I enjoyed this so much. I will almost certainly remember it on my Blawg Review of the Year nominations list many months from now.

The first edition of whatever might rise from Blawg Review's ashes will be hosted by the reputable folks at Above the Law next Monday.


geeklawyer said...

Since you win every Blawg Review anual award,a dn show every sign of continuing to do so, can I suggest a special category of infamous BR's so I can have a fighting chance?

I need at least some silver on the mantlepiece. I pawed the old stuff for coke.

Colin Samuels said...

I'm tanking it this year; "four and out" will be my epitaph, like Jimmy Carter or George H.W. Bush.

I think that a special award for outstanding achievement in the field of Blawg Review infamy would be well-deserved. If nothing else, you deserve a special acknowledgement for most creative use of Victorian pornography in a legal blogging carnival.

Charon QC said...

It drove me to drink.... more.