Jeremy's Weblog

I recently graduated from Harvard Law School. This is my weblog. It tries to be funny. E-mail me if you like it. For an index of what's lurking in the archives, sorted by category, click here.

Friday, July 30, 2004

Went on a field trip this morning to the New York Mercantile Exchange, which is a big trading floor where people trade, in person, in oil and other physical commodities. Basically, they wear brightly colored jackets and yell at each other. Think a racetrack, without the horses. Or a casino, but with a clock. Or a cockfight, but without the chickens. That one may work the best, since there are rings where people trade, and stuff like that -- and, I assume, there are rings at cockfights where the animals fight. I guess. I think the only cockfight I've seen was in the movie "Fight Club," and I only saw half of the movie, so maybe I'm imagining the cockfight. I have no idea.

Nine Unpopular Law Firm Practice Groups, Less Funny Than I Thought I Could Pull Off
9. Unreal Estate
8. Old British Law
7. AntiAntitrust (or, as those in the know call it, just plain Trust)
6. Prenuptial Agreements for Poor People
5. Futures
4. Pasts
3. Presents
2. Indentures and Indentured Servitude
1. Moral Bankruptcy