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July 18, 2003

Funny Business

I'm increasingly late to these fun link parties (i.e.: when someone finds something so insane or cool happens that everyone links to it and sends it to you in email), but it's better late than never in the case of Paul Kelly Tripplehorn Jr., the brilliant Washington intern who wrote such a horrible breakup email [pdf]—both humanly and grammatically—that he ended up losing his job. See Life, Law, Libido for more insight on the issue (also a follow-up here, plus a bonus link to the most hilarious thank-you letter [pdf] I've read in a long time. (And that's saying something; as a recovering business writing teacher, I used to teach students how to write interview thank-you letters, so I've read quite a few in my day.) To fully appreciate the letter, don't miss the recipient's interpretation of it at the end of LLL's post. What's funny about this is that, after having read so many letters like this, I know people send crap like this all the time; maybe not quite this bad, but bad. Perhaps that's something to think about that the next time you get worried about your competition in law school (or just about any other field, for that matter).

All this hilarity and horror comes via DG who, despite being "busier than a one-legged man at a butt-kicking contest," * is still somehow able to offer up daily posts that never fail to entertain and inform. She recently checked out the Dean for America and to me her comments demonstrate what I've been thinking more and more: Dean is looking like the best candidate to beat Yubbledew because Dean's not just some lefty wacko. Instead, he is (or he is selling himself as) a pragmatist who doesn't want a revolution, just a few changes here and there so people will have health care, a quality education, and a safe world. But who knows. Someone told me the other day that Dean is "losing his luster," so we'll see.

Posted July 18, 2003 06:35 AM | life generally

Dean is still shiny and new to me! :-)

Posted by: DG at July 18, 2003 07:20 AM

He's still got me excited!

Posted by: scully at July 18, 2003 07:53 AM

Hey, I'm pretty excited still, too. I was just repeating nasty gossip.

Dean fans with a sense of humor might enjoy Doonesbury's ongoing series of strips about a "typical" Dean House Party. The first one is here, then click "next date" to follow up to the present. "So who did you vote for?" "Ohmigod, who else? Clay! Six times!" ;-|

Posted by: ambimb at July 18, 2003 08:57 AM

I gave him $20. I'll wait and see if he deserves any more.

Posted by: falconred at July 18, 2003 10:54 AM

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