Doomsday 2012?

Alas. The end is near. As you likely know, tomorrow – Friday, December 21, 2012 – marks the endpoint on the Mayan calendar – an occasion some have interpreted as the end of the world. Doomsday, if you will. The end of the world as we know it.  A total R.E.M. moment.  Now, we here at Abnormal Use don’t necessarily believe in such apocalyptic soothsaying. That kind of talk lacks logic and reason. But, we are no fools. If the world is to end tomorrow, we won’t be caught flat-footed. Expect us to spend the next twenty four hours seizing the day and gathering our rosebuds.

Things are about to get wild. So wild that we may even pause before responding to certain written discovery requests. Since we can live without fear of repercussions, we may even serve some pleadings by regular mail – without signing them! Dare we say, we may just move for summary judgment on the grounds that plaintiff’s claims are just downright silly! The possibilities are endless.

Why  are we concerning ourselves with pleadings and discovery when the apocalypse is upon us? Well, we are lawyers, after all. We need to cover all of our bases. We can run with the whole armageddon thing for a while, but we have learned from past experience. This 2012 thing wouldn’t be our first failed prophecy of doom. We are still paying the price for going a little nuts over Y2K. And the Hale-Bopp comet. Take our advice – have a contingency plan for the off-chance we are misreading the Mayan prophecy. We’ve even prepared tomorrow’s edition of Friday Links just in case!

We wish the best, and we hope to see you tomorrow. Cross your fingers.

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