World’s Coolest Dog

April 25, 2018

Perry Mason Moment

April 18, 2018

This is fascinating. I had no idea that the lawyer who got the judge to force Cohen’s lawyer to reveal that the third client was Sean Hannity wasn’t even a lawyer for either primary party.

I introduced myself and listed off my clients, and the judge invited me to the podium, where I began my argument. I pointed out, as Strom did on Friday, that the names of clients were not privileged and that there is a First Amendment right of access to court hearings whose purpose is to enable the public and press to monitor their institutions. I pointed out that most of the seats in the room were occupied by members of the press, and I wrapped up by quoting Chief Justice Burger in Richmond Newspapers v. Virginia. The judge eventually ordered Mr. Cohen’s attorneys to reveal the client’s name. That’s when we had a truly Perry Mason moment: The attorney said it was Hannity, and there was a collective and audible gasp in the room. I’ve been practicing law for a long time, and I’ve never seen anything like that. Electronic devices are generally prohibited in the court, too, so five or 10 reporters rushed from the room to get that news out as soon as possible. It was like a scene from an old-time movie.

Sports = Joy

April 13, 2018

The full video is below. Aaron Hicks of the Yankees hits an inside the park home run, his first ever. But the shorter GIF version of just the slide right below captures it all.


Full video:

Amazon Apologizes for Shipping Ten Thousand Copies of Comey’s Book to White House

April 12, 2018

Nice one by Andy Borowitz at the New Yorker.,,

Calling it a “regrettable accident,” Amazon apologized on Thursday for shipping ten thousand advance copies of James Comey’s book, “A Higher Loyalty,” to the White House.

The White House press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, called any speculation that Trump had ordered Comey’s book “absurd,” adding, “The President does not order reading material.”

Bezos said that shipping the ten thousand books back to the company’s warehouse would not be overly costly for Amazon. “We get an amazing deal on postage,” he said.

Origami Rocks Chicago

April 12, 2018

According to Crain’s Chicago, Origami Risk is not only the best mid sized company to work for in Chicago, but the best company to work for, period, full stop.

Crains 2018


Brooklyn By Bike

April 11, 2018

A love of biking and a passion for maps inspired graphic designer Jacqueline VanDusen to bike every street in Brooklyn and document her journey on Instagram.


This is in Dumbo. The Instagram account is great. I recognized a lot of the pictures, but there were tons of places I didn’t know (Brooklyn being ginormous). Like this shot in Williamsburg…

I recognize this, but not the vantage point. It’s right by my office…

Go Packers

April 10, 2018