Not in the clamor of the crowded street, not in the shouts and plaudits of the throng, but in ourselves, are triumph and defeat.--Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

REDIRECT ALERT! (Scroll down past this mess if you're trying to read an archived post. Thanks. No, really, thanks.)

Due to my inability to control my temper and complacently accept continued silliness with not-quite-as-reliable-as-it-ought-to-be Blogger/Blogspot, your beloved Possumblog will now waddle across the Information Dirt Road and park its prehensile tail at http://possumblog.mu.nu.

This site will remain in place as a backup in case Munuvia gets hit by a bus or something, but I don't think they have as much trouble with this as some places do. ::cough::blogspot::cough:: So click here and adjust your links. I apologize for the inconvenience, but it's one of those things.

Wednesday, February 02, 2005

I hear the caged Dickie-Bird sing...

Yet another silly twist in the ongoing trial of Richard Scrushy. I was watching the Wendy Garner Show this morning (they've just updated the graphics format, by the way, and it looks very nice) and the young reporter fellow who's been standing outside in the rain and cold looking earnest all week as he details the courtroom blather was holding...a spatula.

It seems that Scrushy's crack, yet deliberately homespun and folksy, defense team has decided that the crackling riposte delivered in the opening of the trial last week by mouthpiece Jim Parkman--"No matter how thin you make it, a pancake still has two sides," should be used as the new battle cry for the defense. To the extent that yesterday, they handed out to the assembled members of the Fourth Estate spatulas--spatulas emblazoned with stickers bearing that very epigram.

Reminds me of that old legal saying--"When the law is against you, argue the facts. When the facts are against you, argue the law. When the law and facts are both against you, give away spatulas to the press."

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