Stuff to catch up.
Because we here at triscribe are APA’s and lawyers, I note the following:
This tidbit of news is so awesome, considering that I’m behind on the news: Brooklyn Law School’s 1st US S.Ct law clerk! Congrats to Sparkle Sooknanan, BLS’10, who’s going to clerk for J. Sotomayor! (who really is awesome to keeping it hometown!). (h/t: Above the Law’s post on the subject of upcoming law clerks at the US Supreme Court).
What a great story, even if a little bittersweet: Larry Kwong, Chinese-Canadian, was probably among the 1st person of color to be in the NHL, just a little before Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in pro-baseball. Kwong only played one game for the NY Rangers, apparently similar to Wat Misaka, 1st Asian-American in the NBA (only 3 games for the Knicks). Not that APA’s have made it big in mainstream pro sports in North America, but hope springs eternal. I think the Rangers ought to honor the guy, if at least to encourage more positive karma for this season.
An Asian Indian immigrant who gets inspired by the Lincoln movie to find out that Mississippi had neglected a clerical procedure to finalize ratification of the 13th amendment in the year 2013 (h/t: Angry Asian Man’s post). Brings new meaning to how we really don’t know the full consequences of the results of history for years. Plus, have attention to details; so-called clerical errors make you look really – and legally – stupid. But, hey, glad that Mississippi finally decided to make it out of the 19th century.
I have to catch up on many tv shows, as usual. Suits, Justified, Elementary. Of course, Community! According to Entertainment Weekly, James Brolin is going to play the estranged dad of Community’s pseudo-lawyer, Jeff Winger. Jeff might actually face his dad issues already, forget graduating from Greendale Community College? Hmm!
Oh, I’m kind of impressed by the weirdness of The Americans on FX (it has Kerri Russell, the ex-Felicity!) – spies during the early 1980’s, when things still looked like the 1970’s and Ronald Reagan was eyed suspiciously. I have to catch up on the craziness on Archer on FX (that episode where Justified’s Timothy Olyphant guest-starred and its disturbing ending… good gravy…).
Last but not least: What? Nooo! Ken Tucker – I don’t always agree with him, but he can’t be leaving EW?! His last blog post at the Entertainment Weekly website? Nooo. TV Gods, what are you doing? … But, ugh. It really is happening. Ken Tucker took a buyout from EW. But, he’s been there since it was before being on the radar! And, what will happen next with tv reviews? Time passes…