Friday, October 14, 2005

A GOOD START


"What do you call six lawyers at the bottom of the sea?"

"Not all anti-lawyer jokes are fairly earned -- many of them are recyclings of jests told at the expense of politicians, traveling salesmen, Jews ... Lawyers are in no way a protected species and cannot shelter behind the rules of political correctness. Seen as 'agressive' and 'domineering' they attract the insults once lavished on doctors and priests. Being sought out as a joke target is a tribute to high status and has the ultimate effect of boosting rather than lowering reputation. 'We have so much status,' says Wisconsin-Madison Law School emeritus professor Marc Galanter, author of Lowering the Bar, Lawyer jokes and legal culture, we can enjoy a firestorm of jokes."

3 comments:

Milton john said...

So what do you call six lawyers etc etc...?

Please tell us the punchline!

pepektheassassin said...

The punchline is: A GOOD START!

pepektheassassin said...

By the way, my two oldest sons are attorneys, and the youngest is taking his LSATS next month. Of my five sons, two are neocons, one is a dyed-in-the-wool Socialist, and one, like me, a liberal Democrat. One is apolitical--if it's not in a video game it doesn't matter....