BEHOLD THIS GREAT MAN
THEY HAVE THE ACE ATTORNEY OFFICIAL MANGA IN MY LAW LIBRARY I AM CRYING.
Your honor, something is amiss here!
As you are probably aware, library materials are labeled with barcodes as well as a number to determine their location on the shelf, as per the Dewey Decimal System. The books just to the left of the manga are labeled, as are the DVDs just in view on the lower shelf. Look even further behind these shelves and you’ll see that even those books are labeled!
Ladies and gentlemen of the courtroom, I invite you to take a closer look at the volumes that are, allegedly, part of this law library! Something is missing from the spines, isn’t there?
Where are the bar codes?!
This is a blatant contradiction! The OP is lying— these volumes cannot, therefore, be a part of this library at all! I propose that they simply brought these materials in for the sake of the joke!!
Only focusing on one aspect and not the whole of the issue, are we, Mr. Wright? Typical.
Your honor, if you bring your attention to the books just left of the manga, you’ll notice there’s a book (the second to the left) that also does not have a bar code.
If you examine the picture even closer—particularly the DVDs below—you’ll see that they bear bar codes, but not on the spines. No, they have them on the back and/or front of the DVDs. Of course, this method of labeling and organizing isn’t limited to products of the film industry alone.
Therefore, I’d like to propose that it is entirely possible that the manga books do, in fact, belong to the library!
Wh-WHAAAAT?! You’re kidding!!
(Shoot, he’s got me there… Better think of something fast! Something about the books that sets them apart from—
…! I’ve got it!)
While that may be true, you’ve also overlooked one critical error: the titles of the books! Whether or not your hypothesis regarding the labeling system is correct, these titles aren’t alphabetized correctly! What kind of self-respecting librarian would misplace such vital books?
While it pains me to have to point out something so obvious, I suppose I’ll make an exception for you, Wright.
Clearly, one look at the titles of the books next to the manga is a tell-all of this certain library’s less-than-stellar organization skills. None of the books are in alphabetical order, I’m afraid.
They could very well be alphabetized by author and not title, but it’s a little difficult to be able to decipher that from this single picture, wouldn’t you say?
Furthermore, the manga books themselves are in numerical order, suggesting some kind of system is in place, albeit not a very good one, if the alphabetizing is off.
At the end of the day, it seems like neither of us can draw a clear conclusion from this evidence alone. Your honor, I strongly suggest a recess in which we could investigate the library itself further.
I see the issue here very clearly.
Due to the uncertain nature of this case, we’ll have to postpone this decision until more decisive evidence can be obtained. The court will now take a 15-minute recess.
(W-wait, but I’m not—)
I’ve got some decisive evidence for you, pal!
We investigated further into the photo. Zooming in, you can see a label on the DVD case to the bottom left.
Photo Close-up added to the court record!
As you can see, pal, you can vaguely see the words “Of Toledo Law Library” on the label!
And, considering possibilities of the rest of that label, “University of Toledo" was the first to come to my mind!
A quick search on the University of Toledo’s Online Law Library Database revealed that there ARE the comics pictured in it!
Miles Edgeworth Ace Attorney Investigations volumes 1-4 and Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney volumes 1-5!
And there’s more!
The section these comics are filed under is the “Law in Popular Culture" Section, which matches up with the stickers on the rest of the books on that shelf: "Lowering the Bar: Lawyer Jokes & Legal Culture”, “Prime Time Law”, “Lawyers in Your Living Room!" and "Reel Justice: The Courtroom Goes to the Movies”!
Not only is it in the right section, it’s also a documented part of the Law Library’s database!
How’s that for decisive evidence?
…It’s true that the books are definitely in the library, but look at the books that are immediately next to it, on the left side!
Specifically, the one that is titled “Lowering The Bar: Lawyer Jokes & Legal Culture”. Therefore, the shelf is clearly on the culture surrounding the law itself and popular culture relating to the legal world!
I hardly think it’s odd to see the Ace Attorney manga as an example of either humor in the legal world OR popular culture relating to the law!
O-Oh. I guess you have a point there…
Hey, wait a minute, pal!
Don’t go pullin’ the wool over my eyes here!
The University Library’s Online Database clearly shows that the comics are filed under “Law and Popular Culture”!
It doesn’t matter whether those comics are related to the section or not; they’ve been listed under it in this library, and that’s nothing but the truth!
And since they’re filed under “Law and Popular Culture”, they’re in the exact right place they’re supposed to be!
The books next to those comics have little stickers that say “Law Pop Culture” on them! That proves the books are on the shelf meant for the “Law and Popular Culture” books!
You can’t fool me so easily, pal!
Oh, I’m not disputing the fact THAT the library owns them…
…but rather, the significance of the original testimony in light of this fact!
Recall, the witness clearly stated, “THEY HAVE THE ACE ATTORNEY OFFICIAL MANGA IN MY LAW LIBRARY I’M CRYING”
However, as we have just learned, they were in a section explicitly dedicated to depictions of the law in popular culture… Which perfectly makes sense! So let me ask you….
Why did the witness act like seeing the manga in that particular part of the library was such a big deal?!? I’ll tell you why…
The witness has been DELIBERATELY MISLEADING this court this whole time!!!
Here is an actual thing that happened to me yesterday.
I opened my email, only to see that my friends at 826 NYC had written. “Hey,” they said (OR WORDS TO THAT EFFECT), “we’re having our annual SCRABBLE FOR CHEATERS tournament, and Peter Dinklage was supposed to come, but something came up. We were wondering if you would replace him.”
Friends, I had to sit with that one for a moment.
I was being asked to replace Peter Dinklage.
THAT Peter Dinklage.
Who is Tyrion.
Who is an international superstar.
Because, when you can’t get Peter Dinklage, who do you think of? THIS GIRL, THAT’S RIGHT.
I hate Scrabble with a mad passion, but I love being Peter Dinklage and I love 826 NYC and I love cheating, so I said yes SO FAST that my email traveled BACK IN TIME to before they even asked me.
Then i recruited Robin Wasserman, because she went to Harvard and is actually GOOD at Scrabble.
Then I had another idea. “I need a shirt,” I said to myself. “A shirt that says REPLACEMENT PETER DINKLAGE.” So I called up Alan at DFTBA and Jordan from LeakyCon and within 20 minutes Jordan had done the art and Alan had set up the shirt at the store.
I AM ASKING FOR YOUR SUPPORT. Not for me—well, for me, I like to win—but for 826 NYC, which is an AWESOME writing charity that does tons of great work. You can help in TWO WAYS:
- Pre-order a PETER DINKLAGE REPLACEMENT shirt from DFTBA. Everything I make from this pre-order I am giving to 826 NYC. This shirt is AWESOME. I asked Jordan to distress the letters so it looks like a bad iron-on job. It’s SWEET. And no one will have any idea what it means. (We’re sending a shirt to Peter Dinklage, so you can have the same shirt as PD, so that makes you coole.) Seriously, no one will know what the hell this is. You should get one.
This is the shirt:
- Just donate to our team, PETER DINKLAGE REPLACEMENT. It’s fast and easy, and helps us CRUSH our opponents and gets money for 826.
Scrabble is coming.
What if the movie starts and it’s Luna and Rolf on their first date
And she’s going on and on about Nargles
and he’s absolutely fascinated
and completely blown away
and then he says “You would’ve loved my grandfather. I’ll tell you about him sometime.”
And the candles will be melting down in the restaurant and they’ll be the only ones left but she’ll shrug her shoulders and say
"This time is as good as any"
Andy Warhol Art Found on Floppy Disks, via juxtapozmag
The Andy Warhol Museum just announced newly-discovered experiments created by Andy Warhol on an Amiga computer in 1985. Warhol’s saved files, trapped on Amiga floppy disks held by The Warhol’s archives collection, were extracted by members of the Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) Computer Club and its Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry in a complex recovery process. The Hillman Photography Initiative at Carnegie Museum of Art (CMOA) initiated and then documented this process for its The Invisible Photograph series. Read more.
Everyone is reblogging this today, but for good reason! It is so very cool!
a fun night out for me is going to target
Today, Walt Disney Animation Studios has announced the title and concept behind their latest short film. Due to show in front of the upcoming action-packed animated feature film Big Hero Six, “Feast” is the story of one man’s love life as seen through the eyes of his best friend and dog, Winston, and revealed bite by bite through the meals they share. Directed by first-time director Patrick Osborne (head of animation, Paperman), Feast will make its world premiere at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival on June 10, 2014, before heading to theatres everywhere on November 7, 2014.
Disney’s “Feast” short to premiere at Annecy.
Directed by Patrick Osborne (head of animation for Paperman), Feast will tell the story of one man’s love life through the eyes of his dog, Winston. The short will premiere at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival on June 10, 2014. Afterwards, it will be shown in theaters everywhere before Disney’s animated feature film Big Hero Six in November.