_of "So You Think Law is Dull?"

Think again.

  We've heard these comments:

"Those who study law are rigid." 
"They are no fun. No fun at all!" 
"Too serious. Too nerdy." 
"Law students? You mean, the thick-rimmed glasses ones?"
"What law students? I've never heard of one before." *insert Awful-Screeching-Laughter sound here*  

  Err. Maybe you haven't heard any of these mentioned above. But surely you have come across some like that.

No? Well, nevermind.

  Anyway, I've heard enough of them. Honestly, I believe that they are wrong (except the last comment, that is. I have no idea why is the awful laughing sound necessary). Like usual, I have facts to back my argument up. ^_^

1. You may have heard of "sado-masochism" in pirated downloaded songs.

-Grenade, by Bruno Mars-
I'd catch a grenade for ya
Throw my head on a blade for ya
I'd jump in front of a train for ya
You know I'd do anything for ya
I would go through all this pain,
Take a bullet straight through my brain,
Yes, I would die for you baby
But you won't do the same

-Firework, by Katy Perry-
'Cause baby, you're a firework
Come on, show 'em what you're worth
Make 'em go "oh, oh, oh!"
As you shoot across the sky-y-y

Baby, you're a firework

Come on, let your colors burst
Make 'em go "oh, oh, oh!",
You're gonna leave 'em falling down oh oh

-Bad Romance, by Lady Gaga-
I want your ugly
I want your disease
I want your everything
As long as it’s free

-Spongebob Squarepants, by Spongebob-
Who lives in a pineapple under the sea? Spongebob Squarepants!
Absorbent and yellow and porous is he. Spongebob Squarepants!
If nautical nonsense be somethin' you wish, Spongebob Squarepants!
Then drop on the deck and flop like a fish! Spongebob Squarepants!

Yours truly was really talking about this Spongebob.

2. You may have read some "interesting" World News around the Earth.

- Malaysian man's "second wife" turned out to be transsexual. (here)
- An earthquake in Damansara. (here)
- Justin Bieber's opinion on sex, abortion and politics. (here)

 And yet, none of these would win if they compete with the...

"Most Remembered Law Cases in Your Life".
*citation is needed. But don't look in Wikipedia, you will thank me later*

1. Donoghue v. Stevenson

  Being bieberfied? Duh. Those Biebs would never stand a chance against this case. Apparently, the law students (me included) called it the "Ginger Beer case". Why ginger beer? And not coca-cola? Or even Pepsi? Don't ask me. 

  The story goes like this:

One fine day, a young lady was drinking some ginger beer with her friend. (Type of ginger beer = unknown)

Halfway through, she found a dead, decomposed snail inside her beer. This is a cute, cartoon-ish snail.

This is a real snail, and possibly its great grandfather was the one inside the ginger beer bottle.

You know what happened afterwards. "Usual reaction mah~~~"

She was shocked. Both mentally and physically. Green on the face, perhaps.

And she got sicked because of a dead, decomposed snail. The snail must be proud of its own self.

She sued. And she won the case.

[It was also the starting point for "Love thy neighbour" principle. But we will not bother with that.]
2. Mr. "Stephen Orange"

  Politics have never strayed far from law. You bet we have a story saucy enough in the political arena!
Cue in an ex-member of the British Parliament.

 There was never a scandal about lying. Or embezzlement. Or criminal of any sorts. But there was this...

Now you know why was he called "Mr. Orange."

  He was caught biting into an orange one fine day in his own kitchen. And why is this a story, you may ask?

-Adult content, 18sx only-

  "Official sources said he was wearing only items of women’s underwear and had a chord (some reports state electrical flex) tied from around his neck to his ankles. A piece of satsuma orange was said to have been found in his mouth, fueling speculation backed by Government press releases inferring the MP had been engaged in the bizarre solitary sexual escapade (AEA) during which he used amyl nitrate poppers to heighten sexual release." here
  It means that he was engaging in some sexual activites which consisted of biting into an orange (Edward-style, perhaps?). The super-duper medical term was Auto-Erotic Asphyxiation (AEA).

3. R v. Brown

  Ah. The ever-so-famous criminal case itself. Ask any law student around, and if they do not know anything about this case, they are either (a) forgot about it, (b)tunjuk baik, or (c) an impostor for your long-lost kidnapped law student.

The possible reactions to your inquiry:
(a) Tell them to go back and read cases, and not to play PS2 or Facebook again. Ever. 
(b) Say this: "Ceh. Caya la korang. Ni mesti baru balik dari Lecture tu. Siap nak pegi Google la ni!"
(c) Whack them on the head. And run. Very Fast.

  The case alone beats all other "sado-masochistic" songs you have heard in the Internet. It even beat having an earthquake reported by Justin Beaver while listening to Gre-Fire by Lady Gah(!).

Let's start with this.

Or even this, if you like.

In a place like this.

With instruments like this. And more.
Captured using this. (It was a very old case. They didn't have iPhones.)

  Make your own deduction/conclusion/train of imagination. Go on. It won't be too far-fetched. 

  There you have it, people! The reason why I like Law so much. And also the proof that I have been listening in my classes. ^_^ 

Before I wrote this entry, there was this conversation between me and Q.L.
Me: So, do you remember the S&M case?
Q.L.: Yeah, what about it?
Me: Well, was there any lawyers inside?
Q.L.: No! Of course not. It was a "medical experiment/practice". Lawyers couldn't do that.
Me: But there was something about ginger ale, isn't it?
Q.L.: =.=!!! No! That was another case! And it was about ginger beer!
Me: I bet there was something about an orange.
Q.L.: Are you trying to be funny?
Me: So, it wasn't about a medical clinic next to a bread factory, then?
Q.L.: ......


Dare you say, "Law is Dull"?

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