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August 14, 2004

Yankee Boy Bashes Louisiana Legal Traditions

Rufus T. Firefly, author of Running with Lawyers, has been bashing some of Louisiana's legal traditions lately. Last month, he decried Civil Code Article 2318 as an "abomination." I was going to let that one go (after all, as a defense lawyer, I don't want to go on record defending a strict-liability statute). But last week, he wanted to boot us out of the USA for putting our court filings on legal-size paper. And to think that as recently as July 1, he though our "Napoleonic Code" was "cool" (proving that everything he knows about Louisiana law he learned from Streetcar Named Desire). What's going to happen when he finds out about the Ursuline nuns?

Anyway, there it is. Louisiana lawyers, what do you think?

Posted by RPW at August 14, 2004 03:49 PM

I don't think there was anything insulting about my post. I mean, it's not like I said anything about inbred, hillbilly, redneck, gun toting, crayfish eating, Ann Rice reading, Britney Spears's third cousin marrying, don't even have a Major League baseball team, swamp dwelling lawyers. Is it? There, that should provoke a few comments. Just trying to help.

Posted by: Rufus T. Firefly at August 16, 2004 07:25 PM

1. In south Louisiana, we don't have hills. Therefore we can't possibly have hillbillies. 2. It's crawfish, with a "W", not crayfish. 3. Okay, you're right about Ann Rice and Britney Spears, but everyone has their faults.

Posted by: Ray at August 16, 2004 10:42 PM

I'm also right about the no major league baseball team. And I think it can fairly be said that all civilized cities have a major league baseball team. Although having one doesn't make a city civilized. Houston, for example. Which is odd, given that in my experience New Orleans is a significantly more civilized city than Houston. There's actually god food and music in New Orleans. Houston? Not so much. Isn't there some way you can get the Astros to relocate?

Posted by: Rufus T. Firefly at August 17, 2004 04:03 PM

Actually, though we don't have a major-league team, we have the Astros' Triple-A team, the Zephyrs. And the Z's have a beautiful park in the suburbs, next door to the Saints' headquarters. The quality of the baseball is almost major league, but the ticket prices are much lower.

Posted by: Rain Man at August 17, 2004 08:18 PM
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