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The Filipino inmates that rocketed to fame by doing a re-enactment of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” held a tribute show to celebrate the one year anniversary of the singer’s death.

If you want to learn more about these dancing Filipino prisoners, check out this report that includes their original music video.

This week, Blawg Review #270 goes retro with a look back at Dave! Gulbransen's greatest hits.

Vuvuzela Blawg Review

Blawg Review #269 is on Andrew Raff's IPTAblog for World Music Day and, like everywhere else, all you can hear is vuvuzela, world cup, vuvuzela, vuvuzela, world cup. Even Hitler has had enough, already!

Flag Day Blawg Review

David Harlow hosts Blawg Review #268 at HealthBlawg on Flag Day.

In other news, English, U.S. fans react differently to 1-1 draw.

They Called Him Coach

With profound simplicity, Coach John Wooden redefines success and urges us all to pursue the best in ourselves.

Why Blawg?

On this date, June 7, in 1893 Mahatma Gandhi, born in India, educated and trained as a barrister in England, began in South Africa a life of non-violent resistance that changed the world.
In South Africa, Gandhi faced the discrimination directed at Indians. He was thrown off a train at Pietermaritzburg after refusing to move from the first class to a third-class coach while holding a valid first-class ticket. Traveling farther on by stagecoach he was beaten by a driver for refusing to travel on the foot board to make room for a European passenger. He suffered other hardships on the journey as well, including being barred from several hotels. In another incident, the magistrate of a Durban court ordered Gandhi to remove his turban - which he refused to do. These events were a turning point in his life, awakening him to social injustice and influencing his subsequent social activism. It was through witnessing firsthand the racism, prejudice and injustice against Indians in South Africa that Gandhi started to question his people's status within the British Empire, and his own place in society.
Gandhi influenced many civil rights leaders in the past century, including Martin Luther King, and his words and teachings are still relevant today.

Blawg Review #267 is hosted by Venkat Balasubramani.

Scott Greenfield, Not Perfect

Scott Greenfield has hosted Blawg Review on Simple Justice only twice. Scott would tell you that was enough.

His last Blawg Review #223 "Sphincter Rules" was Scott Greenfield at his best. We sprung the idea of him hosting that Blawg Review the day before it was due. He was up for the challenge. Although Scott had struggled with his first Blawg Review #170 and ultimately hated doing it, his second Blawg Review was spontaneous and he had fun with it. Without a week to fret about pulling off a potential Blawg Review of the Year, Scott was free to express himself as he does every day on Simple Justice--off-the-cuff, in-your-face, and on-the-money.

We sometimes disagree, but he's never disagreeable. Scott Greenfield is not perfect; his blog isn't meant to be. It's one of the best, that's all. Simple Justice is a great law blog because Scott Greenfield is a natural blogger. He is generous with link-love and that makes him a great host of Blawg Review. He gets it. It's not all about him.

Scott Greenfield plays the curmudgeon in the blawgosphere but, in real life, he's a nice guy. He will deny it, but it's true. We've met in person a couple of times, when our paths have crossed at a legal conference or two. We've shared the rubber chicken on the road. It's been real.

Now, if he'd just invite me out to a fancy dinner in New York City sometime, I'd probably say Scott Greenfield is the perfect host--or anything else he wants me to say.