Tuesday, December 09, 2008

EXAM ADVICE: The True Gunner Never Takes His Fingers Far From CTRL + S

So we were taking an exam yesterday, gunning away with our 200 pp. outline, fair trade coffee, protein power bars, and creatine supplements, when wouldn't you know it - MS Word decided to pick this time of all times to spontaneously close for no reason. FANTASTIC. Just as we were about to give up anyway and spend the rest of the time poking people on facebook and fretting about the curve (which there is plenty of time for later, believe us!), everything goes blank save our desktop background of Clinton Portis and we get a message telling us that MSWord has closed for no reason; would we like to send a report to headquarters.

Oh yea - we're in the middle of an exam that determines our entire grade; of course we want to send an e-report to Microsoft Headquarters! Idiot.

So, we open Word, and there is a recovered version of our exam - 謝天謝地! - now seeing as we've already lost valuable seconds of time putting us at a competitive disadvantage vis-a-vis our classmates, especially in this economy, we wasted no time in plunging back in to the fray, producing our magnum opus of [whatever class it was - Va. L. Rev: you'll get the note material as soon as I can get the Prof's permission], but after another 10 minutes MSWord crashed AGAIN - for no reason other than the law school gods had chosen Rule 12 (f) as the target for their daily amusement.

This time we were scared because no recovered version popped up. Oh noes - but NOT. Because this time as we were utilizing our 170 WPM typing skills (anything else is too slow, especially in this economy), we integrated the CTRL+S meme. The median students simply writes: "Most jurisdictions treat a mortgage as a lien as oppsoed to a transfer of property;" the true gunner (risk averse to the max like all law students), types "Most jurisdictions [CTRL+S] treat a mort [CTRL+S]gage as a li[CTRL+S]en as opposed [CTRL+S] to a trans[CTRL+S] of proper[CTR+S]y." Accordingly, in typing this blog post we have hit CTRL+S 87 times.

Motion to strike? Not when Rule 12 (f) is on the case; everything you type gets sent to the professor. (1Ls: Generally you need to write at least 22 pages or so to even have a shot at the median; A- exams will generally be longer).

NB: We realize on a mac, which we use because we are crafty consumers, it's actually "Command" not "CTRL"; however, the risk-averse gunning principle is basically the same. HTH.

15 comments:

Anonymous said...
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Anonymous said...

hostile. op obviously a joke. lighten up

Rule 12 (f) said...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarcasm

we sincerely hope this helps.

Anonymous said...

haha, 5:18 pwned

Anonymous said...

I enjoy the post label "Gunning up a Storm"

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Anonymous said...

What! No! What did the deleted post say?!

Anonymous said...

Oh, shit's going down!

Rule 12 (f) said...

Nah, we just remove comments that are totally irrelevant / post people's personal information / etc. It wasn't anything terribly controversial . . .

Anonymous said...

Thats what the Chinese government says too...

(Not to be confused with the government of the Republic of China.)

Anonymous said...

A young Rule 12(f)?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwH1taatvyM

The similarities are disturbing.

Anonymous said...

do graphs and illustrations i make in photoshop count towards the number of pages?

~ Nervous T-10 1L

Anonymous said...

"Nervous T-10 1L" Um wow, seriously? Whoever you are, your movement across law blogs is approaching the point of sadness and desperation.

Rule 12 (f) said...

No way it's THE nervous T-10 1L . . . right?

Anonymous said...

Doesn't matter. The joke is played out and lame. Probably would be less sad if it was the actual dude who always posts that. Sadder if it's a copycat. Real sad.