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What did everyone think of that “Game of Thrones” finale last weekend?

So, according to The Onion AV Club, Apple “obtained a patent on technology that will disable your phone’s camera when it detects a specific infrared signal,” suggesting that those using their iPhone at a concert might be thwarted. Believe it or not, we addressed this very topic in a 2011 post entitled “On iPhones, Surreptitious Concert Taping, and The Future.” Are we prescient?

Although we love craft brewers, we are not ready for cookie dough beer.

We here at Abnormal Use and Gallivan, White, & Boyd, P.A. hope that you have a safe and festive Fourth of July holiday weekend. Try not to do too much billable work over the long weekend. In fact, try to enjoy the world a bit without worrying about work for a few hours.

We’re a bit puzzled by our favorite legal tweet of late, but we still keep trying to imagine the scene depicted therein.

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Okay, so as you know, the new X-Men film, X-Men: Apocalypse, see its release next week. The film’s bad guy is, well, Apocalypse, who you can see depicted on the cover of X-Factor #19, published way, way back in 1987. As we like to say, those were the day. Oscar Isaac of Ex Machina and The Force Awakens fame plays the title villain, so we have some faith that the movie will be a good one. Yes, we do plan to at least try to see it at one of the sneak previews next Thursday night. What else would we do?

Um, did you see the new teaser trailer for the new “Star Trek” television series?

Has anyone registered for the North Carolina Bar Association Annual Meeting, which takes place in late June in Charlotte? As he does each year, our own editor, Jim Dedman, will be attending (something which will be made far easier since the event takes place in his home city). We hope to see you there!

Speaking of Charlotte events, if you’re interested in learning more about “smart contracts,” the North Carolina Legal Geeks are hosting a free event next Thursday, May 26, right here in the Queen City. Attorney and legal hacker Tom Brooke will be speaking. For more information, see the event’s Facebook page here. (Note: One great part about the event page is the usage of Willie Wonka’s contract as the header image.).

By the way, that three disc Grateful Dead tribute album is out today.

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Okay, so we here at Abnormal Use saw Captain America: Civil War last night, and we were wowed. Go see it, and if you’ve not been following the series of posts by The Legal Geeks on legal issues relating to Captain America, please see here.

Don’t forget! A week from today, our editor, Jim Dedman, speaks on lawyer blogging to the South Carolina Bar in Columbia, South Carolina. For more information, please see here.

The Southeastern Symposium on Mental Health will be held in Greenville, South Carolina next week on May 5-7, 2016. Our own Stuart Mauney will be presenting at the Symposium on “Occupational Hazard: When Doctors or Lawyers Get Depressed.” Stuart is a long time mental health advocate and frequent speaker on mental health issues in the legal profession. For more information, see here.

Next week offers us yet another Friday the 13th. Beware.

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So, we saw Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice. Oh, boy. What a mess! Aren’t superhero movies supposed to be, well, fun? All we can say is that we really, really miss Christopher Reeve. Above, you can find the cover of Superman/Batman #14, published not so long ago in 2005, but long enough ago as to where we knew not of Man of Steel or this new Dawn of Justice film. Alas.

Our own Nick Farr was recently linked at Overlawyered, which saw fit to quote his piece on the recent Starbucks “fill to the brim” litigation. See here.

Rest in peace, Garry Shandling. In fact, our tweet of the week is from our editor, Jim Dedman, who offered this memory upon learning of Shandling’s death.

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Bad news: They are making another Indiana Jones film. With Harrison Ford. To be released in 2019. Sigh. What an awful, awful idea (proven, of course, by the tone and tenor of 2008’s Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull). Because we’re feeling a bit nostalgic, we direct your attention above to the cover of Indiana Jones #1, published way, way back in 1984. Those were the days, weren’t they?

So, we now have a SCOTUS nominee, Merrick Garland, to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia. You may have read that somewhere.

Rest in peace, Larry Drake, the great character actor from “L.A. Law.”

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Don’t forget! If you are a South Carolina attorney, you must 2015-16 file your compliance report with the Supreme Court Commission on CLE and Specialization on or before March 1.

Remember that we have Leap Day on February 29 this year. Prepare yourself.

Are you following our law firm, Gallivan, White, & Boyd, P.A., on Facebook? If not, you can do so here. You’ll be able to keep up with all the news from our offices in the Carolinas!

Our favorite legal tweet of late comes from our editor, Jim Dedman, who recently attended the Hospitality Law Conference in Houston, Texas. It is self explanatory.

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So this weekend is Valentine’s Day. Yikes. We’re not quite certain what to say about that dilemma. However, above, you’ll find the cover of A Year Of Marvels: February Infinite Comic #1, published this very week! Why is Spider-Man carrying a box of chocolates as he fights the Vulture? That seems imprudent.

According to the film Ghostbusters II, the world will end this Sunday, February 14, 2016. Click here for the scene in question.

Our legal tweet of the week is self explanatory:

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Well, the Super Bowl will be held this coming Sunday, and since we here at Abnormal Use and Gallivan, White, & Boyd, P.A. maintain an office in Charlotte, North Carolina, you can imagine that we are excited about the prospects of the Panthers. How about that Cam Newton, eh? So, yes, we’ll be watching the game, perhaps even tweeting about it here and there, enjoying it all the while. Keep Pounding!

Our favorite tweet of the week, of course, is also Panthers related:

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How about those Carolina Panthers, eh? To celebrate the Panthers earning a spot in the Super Bowl, we’ve featured the cover of NFL SuperPro Super Bowl Special #1, published way, way back in the halcyon days of 1991. We have no idea what sort of marketing stunt Marvel Comics and the NFL were attempting here, but behold it in all of its glory.

We must confess that we’re a bit envious of legal comedy blogger Kevin Underhill, who writes at the very funny Lowering The Bar site. John Cleese responded to one of his tweets? Can you believe that? If you don’t believe us, please click here.

Rest in peace, Abe Vigoda. Let’s all watch Tessio’s final scene to honor the late actor.

Our favorite tweet of late is both law and football related:

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Above, you’ll find the cover of Aquaman #21, published not so long ago in 2013. As you can see, Aquaman is having a bit of difficulty trekking through a snowstorm. We’re not fans of Aquaman, actually. But this cover is relevant, of course, because of the arrival of the snowpocalypse. In fact, due to the inclement weather conditions in North Carolina and the Upstate South Carolina area, we here at Abnormal Use and Gallivan, White, & Boyd, P.A. have closed our Charlotte and Greenville offices today, Friday, January 22. All other GWB offices (Columbia and Charleston) will remain open and operate on a normal schedule.

Rest in peace, Glenn Frey.

Don’t forget that the reboot of “The X-Files” arrives this weekend. Brace yourself for disappointment.

Our favorite legal tweet of late concerns a warning label: