Yesterday, I published “3 Outrageous Personal Injury Lawsuits,” a guest post by Texas personal injury lawyer Kevin Krist. It’s pretty funny, just not in the way it was supposed to be. If you don’t get it, just check out the comments. There’s some hilarious stuff in there. The separated-at-birth Kuhn brothers really went to town critiquing the post, for which I am genuinely appreciative. Read on for a summary of the complaints.
As much as we don’t like to admit it, law students screw up a lot of things. Most of the time, the things we screw up are unimportant, like our personal or romantic lives. (Let’s just be honest here. If you’re in law school, the safe money is on your prioritization of law school above your personal and romantic lives.) Sometimes though we screw up things that are at least quasi-important, like a side of job writing columns for an Internet blog. Now, I wouldn’t be the type to be in law school if I weren’t already in the habit of accumulating screw-ups of the former types, but right now what I’m going to explain how to screw up a law blog column, much as I did two weeks ago.
Despite appearances to the contrary, there is only one Megablawg. And he works obscurely during the day as a quarter-time lawyer and three-quarter-time life coach. Every waking hour, however, he and his sidekick Microblawg use the latest social media teambuilding technology to keep a keen eye on the uniweb for legal content they can scrape and repost for justice—and the greater good.
Neo-Scrivener is their nemesis. A malodorous failed blawger who has forsworn the internet and has loudly and publicly deleted his Facebook account, Neo-Scrivener nevertheless continues to increase his following through an anonymously written blawg and “postcard” Tweets delivered by US mail. While his postcards have taken on a cult following and fetch high prices on eBay, Neo-Scrivener’s tactics pose a real and imminent threat to the future of successful elawyering. The blawgging world’s hopes now rest with Megablawg.
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