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Sunday, November 19, 2006

Self Important Law Professor Blog

On his blog, Jim Chen refers to this page as the “lighter side” of law professor blogging, and Heidi Kitrosser over at Concurring Opinions says that it is a “very funny page.” 

I’m not sure that I’d give it that much of a ringing endorsement.  Okay, the page managed to get me to smile, but I wasn’t “laughing out loud” and I certainly wasn’t “rolling on the floor laughing.”  The blog is simply too bland and generic -- not enough name dropping.  To whoever is writing the page (I can’t really call it a blog because the prof is too self-important to take comments), I’d say get a bit better at mimicry.  Read Jeremy Blachman’s Anonymous Lawyer for inspiration.

On the other hand, it is entirely possible that I am criticizing the page because I wish to distance myself from it.  It is also possible that the title “Self-Important Law Professor Blog” is redundant.

Posted by Miriam Cherry on November 19, 2006 at 01:46 AM in Blogging | Permalink

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[Ed. I've deleted three anonymous and speculative ad hominem comments that were inappropriate. Feel free to email me from non-anonymous accounts if you wish followup.]

Posted by: Dan Markel | Nov 20, 2006 4:05:08 PM

You really know how to kill a joke. Is there anything you won't critique?

Posted by: David Mastio | Nov 19, 2006 8:22:51 PM

It's really not a terribly funny page. Like you say, it's a bad version of Anonymous Lawyer.

Posted by: one l | Nov 19, 2006 2:33:09 PM

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