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Supreme Court Places 16h
Every time I see these in the vending machine I think
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Supreme Court Places 19h
: You need a good apHELLate lawyer in any deal with the Devil. Don't put your signature in blood on any contract without one.
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Supreme Court Places 19h
This comes up all the time in contracts with the devil. He counts on you thinking "best ever" means you will hit 1.000 & every one an HR but really it's just 74 HRs in a season, 1 better than Bonds.
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Supreme Court Places 19h
If you could define it by one stat, SLG might do it because it covers hitting and extra base hits, which drive in runs. Best career SLG was Babe Ruth and his best year was 1920 (.849!). But maybe that's not the "narrow skill" as defined.
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Supreme Court Places 19h
The plain meaning of "best ever" is minimally better than the 2d best ever. We don't know who will come along in the future, but a fair baseline is the best in history, like my HR example - Bonds hit .101 (HR only) in 2001, so .120 HR only (~80 HR) is a fair best ever estimate.
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Supreme Court Places 19h
But hitting is not running, so to be the best hitter ever you must be the worst runner. If there is any chance of getting you out, they will. And once you're on base, you advance only if the people behind you hit well enough to overcome your running.
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Supreme Court Places 19h
You'd also get some gold medals.
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Supreme Court Places 19h
I think had the best answer: 100m sprint. Everyone knows Usain Bolt as the fastest man in the world. Wouldn't it be cool if that were you? Track isn't lucrative itself, but the endorsements would be bank.
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Supreme Court Places 20h
You might think "hitting home runs" would be great because no running is required. The best at that so far was Barry Bonds in 2001 with 73 HR in 664 PA, a .101 average. What would a hitter who could hit just over 1 HR in every 10 at bats (with 9 outs) be worth?
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Supreme Court Places 20h
But he has to be the worst at *everything* except actually throwing blazers, so he'd be completely predictable. He wouldn't be able to put it anywhere that hitters wouldn't anticipate. They'd soon know when to start swinging & every pitch would be a dinger.
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Supreme Court Places 21h
Replying to @liljurist
You mean their lawyer bills right because
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Supreme Court Places 21h
Replying to @SCOTUSPlaces
This meant to poke fun at lawyers' collective need for hierarchies, but looking at it again I think it's more cynical than funny. I apologize and I'm going to delete it in a few minutes.
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Supreme Court Places 22h
Replying to @J_Dot_J
That could be true.
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Supreme Court Places Jun 17
Who do lawyers for insurance companies look down on?
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Supreme Court Places Jun 17
Hi yes, If like to reserve a room for one night. Actually, do you have a day rate? I'll be gone by sunset to be sure. Great, so check in time is...whenever? Awesome I will be there whenever.
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Supreme Court Places Jun 17
Replying to @LadyLovesTaft
This tweet from 2015 somehow just showed up now that's weird
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Supreme Court Places Jun 17
The impressionable minds of young would-be lawyers?
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Supreme Court Places Jun 17
A professor's job is to profess his or her view; not much rides on whether the view is correct. A judge's job is to decide cases that affect real people and shape the law for many others. A lot rides on it, so judges should beware overconfidence in their own ability.
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Supreme Court Places Jun 17
Replying to @BobLoeb
You mean I could've gotten *paid* for (cleaned up)??!!
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Supreme Court Places Jun 17
Replying to @HanksKendyl
Why? The full name appears in one sentence and the initialism in the next. Will they abandon initialisms completely in the future?
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