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Blawg Review #37

2005 December 18
by John Wallbillich

First some music to set the mood (right click; open in new window):

mp3

That’s more like it.

And now, with apologies to Clement Clarke Moore (and
the RIAA):

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‘Twas the Blawg Review before Christmas,
with no clicking of mouse,
Not a blawger was stirring, not even Althouse.
The banners were placed by the text box with care,
In hopes that ad revenue soon would be there.

The associates now expect their bonus to thrill,
Their visions of partnership still impel them to bill.
And Harriet in pumps, and Sam in his cap,
Had just settled in for a nomination flap.

[...]

With an Infamous old driver, too erudite to mock,
I knew in a moment it must be Volokh.
More rapid than eagles his cursors they came,
And Kerr notes the NSA can call them by name!

“Now Bashman! now, Reynolds! now, Bainbridge and Ribstein!
On, MacEwen! On, Howell! On Lamb and on Svenson!
To the top of the rankings! to the top of the law!
Now blog away! blog away! blog away all!”

As dry tobacco leaves that before the verdict take flight,
after an appellate victory do you roll over and light?
So up to the house-top the Blog Awards then flew,
A Law Dork done won it; wait for next week now, too.

And then, in a twinkling, I awoke from my siesta,
To the prancing and pawing of a Patent Barista.
As I drew in my head, and was turning around,
when suddenly TypePad crashed into the ground.

Prof. Solove was writing, an observer with heft,
With blogging copyright would there be any copy left?
Ask Dennis about this, he’s taken aback,
For sploggers RSS is their own form of crack.

[...]

He was chubby and plump, not like my friend Rees,
who hasn’t accounted for blogging GCs!
A wink of his eye and with nary a knock,
He gave Lexis and Nexis a turn back of the clock.

He spoke not a word, but went straight to the Matt,
And filled all the stockings, proving the world is flat.
As gifts were removed, he kept a countin’,
Tom says the sleigh may now clear Brokeback Mountain!

He called to his team to start the long trip home,
A true classic holiday post comes from one Giacalone.
But I winced as he forgot to separate the church from the state,
“Happy Christmas to all, the First Amendment is great!”

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To all readers, human and otherwise:

keep it separated

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