Friday Links

Above, you’ll find the cover of Real Fact Comics #19, published way, way back in 1949.  An interesting evidentiary issue is presented on the cover, which proclaims: “Exclusive! I Am A Camera Cop! The True Story Of A Lawman Whose Pictures Sent Criminals To The Chair!” If we were law professors (and woe unto our students if we were), we would simply place this comic book cover within our final examination and ask the students to describe how, under the relevant rules of evidence, the Camera Cop’s photographs would be made admissible. That would be cool.

Is the Past a Foreign Country,” asks historian Suzannah Lipscomb in a TEDx video. An interesting answer.

Hey, folks, friend of the blog Brian Comer serves on the DRI Products Liability Steering Committee, and he is currently planning the DRI Products Liability annual conference, set to begin on April 3, 2013 in Washington, DC. (We are confident that the talk of that conference will be the genius of our upcoming April Fool’s Day post, which will have been published and received much acclaim two days beforehand.). You may even be able to meet one of us there, as Abnormal Use and our firm, Gallivan, White, & Boyd, P.A., usually sends a representative or two. For more information, including a link to the registration procedure, head on over to Brian’s blog and check out this entry. And, if you decide to attend, drop us a line, and we’ll look out for you.

Happy 15th anniversary to one of our favorite films, The Big Lebowski.  For anniversary coverage, please see here.

Mark our words: The casting of Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, and Carrie Fisher in the new Star Wars sequels is bad, bad news. Trust us on this one.  We’re nostalgic, too, perhaps overly so.  But we sense doom on this one. Check back with us in 2015, and we’ll collect our accolades and vindication.

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