Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Hey Dolphin!

Do you know you have an octopus hanging on your genitals?

Know it? I WROTE IT.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Happy 70th Birthday, Paul McCartney and Brian Wilson

Paul McCartney turns 70 on June 18. On June 20, Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys turns 70. These two fellows were perhaps the most influential songwriters of the last 50 years, and they profoundly influenced each other. Brian Wilson cites the Beatle's Rubber Soul as the standard that he tried to beat with Pet Sounds. McCartney cites Pet Sounds as a benchmark for the Sgt. Pepper album.

This is the only video that I could find with the two of them singing together. It's not that great, I'm afraid.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

How to Get Inside the Logic of Mortgage Servicers
- Channel Jaws 4

I've been dealing with a number of cases where my clients are involved with mortgage companies who do a lot of stupid things that aren't in anybody's interest - totally illogical behavior. I've been trying to get inside the head of the decisionmakers at these companies and figure out why they do things they do. I think I may understand it better. I have been looking at this from the logical rules that apply in the ordinary universe. What I should be doing is applying the rules in the "stupid" universe. Let Richard Jeni explain it.

Friday, June 08, 2012

Law - Where the Jobs Are
What do you mean you won't work for $10,000/year?

A Boston law firm posted a job opening for a full time lawyer for $10,000/year. That's not a misprint. Americans just don't want to work, that's the problem.

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Rest in Peace - BUD HIBBS

Word came to me recently of the passing of Bud Hibbs. Most people don't recognize the name, but if you ever searched the web for answers to problems with abusive debt collectors, not only are you likely to have come across Bud's name, but he probably gave you more help than anyone else. Bud's website, budhibbs.com is the best place on the web for information on the scams run by collection agencies. Even though Bud was not an attorney, he was adopted into the fold by the consumer attorneys at NACA, and he was a regular at NACA conferences. I did not really know Bud. I talked to him for a few minutes at a few conferences, but that was the limit of our face to face interaction. On the other hand, I exchanged emails with Bud on countless occasions. He usually had inside information on the collection agency that I was dealing with. He was always a gentleman, and he never asked for anything in return for his information. Goodbye Bud, you will be missed.