Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Lusting . . .

This story goes back nearly 40 years - when Jimmy Carter was running for President of the US.  (as an aside, in my opinion he was probably one of the most honest modern presidents we've had but also one of the most ineffective).  Jimmy had done a "Playboy" interview which was widely discussed.

"Playboy" magazine actually had good cultural content and for a time the "Playboy Interview" enjoyed a remarkably strong reputation. 

Anyhow, in 1976 I was at a lunch table with a bunch of lawyers, judges, business folks, etc. and Jimmy's interview was the animated topic.  In it Jimmy admitted to having "Lusted in his heart" a few times. Just as we were discussing the "Lust" line, a blonde bombshell walked past our table - red dress (short, of course), cleavage, heels, etc. and the talk died down while male eyes watched the spectacle. 

After a few moments of silence, one of the group drawled, "Speaking of Lust:  put me down for two regular and one un-natural".

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Talkative Worms

Years ago I served as the first citizen member of the Virginia Board of Medicine. (lawyers got citizenship rights that year!) and we had a crazy trying to get his license back.

As part of his "evidence" of what he'd been doing while not practicing his craft he submitted essays (these days they would be blogs) he'd written about various subjects. One of the essays referred to lawyers as "Pedantic Nematodes".

 To the amusement of the rest of the Board and staff, (and going way over the head of the still-unlicensed individual) I immediately put the initials "PN" at the end of my nameplate.