Blawg Review

It's not just a blog carnival; it's the law! ~ a fool in the forest

Yes We Carve

Happy Howell-o-ween. The Obama/Biden and McCain/Palin campaigns have gone into "trick or treat" mode in the final days leading up to the Presidential Election next Tuesday. And so have we.

We're voting for Halloween spirit.

For the Presidential Election in 2008, Professor Dan Filler and the law profs at The Faculty Lounge are presenting an election-eve special Blawg Review #184.

That won't be the first time we've covered elections. We had midterm election issues of Blawg Review #82 at Edward Still's Votelaw and Blawg Review #83 at Professor Rick Hasen's Election Law Blog back to back in 2006.

But today, on All Harlow's Eve, we've got a special treat for lovers of law blog carnivals.

California Girls

"I wish they all could be California urls," thought Kim Kralowec, who's hosting Blawg Review #183 at The UCL Practitioner blog, from sunny San Francisco.

A Perverted Blawg Review

David Gulbransen hosts Blawg Review #182 this week on his blog, Preaching to the Perverted.

Preaching to the Perverted is a 1997 British comedy film written and directed by Stuart Urban. Here's the plot of the movie:
Henry Harding MP, a British government minister on a moral crusade, hires an inexperienced young computer whizzkid, Peter Emery who works for a Christian computer company called Holy Hardware, to infiltrate the United Kingdom BDSM scene. Harding is set on putting a club called "House of Thwax" run by Mistress Tanya Cheex out of business, and is sure that Peter's secretly videotaped evidence of the club's activities will do the trick. However, the virginal Peter takes a liking to Tanya Cheex and finds himself falling for the Mistress.
David Gulbransen began his career as an inexperienced young computer whizzkid, too, and now he's an attorney with a flair for creative presentations of Blawg Review, as evidenced by Blawg Review #23 and #70, as well as this week's presentation which is, perhaps, the most perverted so far. (If you don't count Geeklawyer's.)

Conflict Resolution Day 2008

Blawg Review #181 is hosted by Diane Levin on the Mediation Channel to mark Conflict Resolution Day 2008, which is the third Thursday in October.

We'd like to take this opportunity to thank Diane for her many contributions to Blawg Review, having now hosted four outstanding presentations -- #43, #94, #130 and #181. Behind the scenes, in her role as a Blawg Review Sherpa, Diane has made contributions to many other issues of Blawg Review, too. So, speaking for myself and all the other Blawg Review hosts she's helped along the way, we'd like to say thanks a bunch and give her this extra little bit of link love to show our heartfelt appreciation.

The blawgosphere is all a Twitter:

What a turkey I am. It seems that your editor has started a bit of an international conflict, today, which is Canadian Thanksgiving Day. Next year, on the second Monday in October, we'll find a turkey in Canada to wave the flag on Blawg Review.

Musical Accompaniment

If you find this week's Blawg Review #180 for German-American Day lacking musical accompaniment, we recommend Pachelbel's Canon in D.

Although the composer of Canon in D, Johann Pachelbel, was not, himself, a German-American, his son Charles Theodore Pachelbel, a German composer, organist and harpsichordist of the late Baroque era, was one of the first European composers to take up residence in the American colonies, and was, quite possibly, the most famous musical figure in early Charleston, South Carolina.

So, you can see why this piece came to mind immediately when I read Blawg Review #180 on German-American Day.

How Often Do You Want It?

On Twitter @SmallBizBee asks, "How often do you like to see new content on the blogs you follow? Twice a day, everyday, 5 times a week, etc."

Wiener Takes All

Scouring the Google for an image that captures the spirit of the carnival of law blogs on German-American Day, your editor could find none better than this movie poster for the dogumentary Wiener Takes All.

Contemporaneously with the publication of this week's Blawg Review at midnight in Germany, Americans at Oktoberfest NW in Seattle gather for the running of the dachshunds.
On Sunday, October 5, take your place alongside the track at Longbody Acres at Oktoberfest Northwest and cheer for the dashing daschund (sic) of your choice!

Starting at noon, daschunds (sic) of all shapes and sizes (well, okay, all sizes anyway...probably only the one shape) will compete in various races and competitions. The top six winners from the day will compete in another race at Qwest Field during a Seahawks game later in the year- so the wiener war is on!
Blawg Review #180 is hosted by Andis Kaulins on LawPundit, a law blog domiciled in Germany and authored by an American expatriate, born in Germany, raised in the United States, and formerly lecturing on Anglo-American law at the University of Trier Law School.

Are we going to the dawgs? You be the judge of that. We could do worse than having this many cheering fans show up to see this week's Blawg Review #180.

German-American Day

The Germans are coming! The Germans are coming! Oh wait, they’ve already been here in Philadelphia for 325 years. Not to worry. Seems to be working out well so far. It’s that time of year again – the German Society will be hosting a full slate of activities surrounding German-American Weekend October 1-6, 2008.

In 1983, President Reagan signed a proclamation declaring October 6 as German-American Day. The question arises, other than a yearly reception at City Hall held by the Mayor of Philadelphia, why have other festivities celebrating October 6 nearly slipped into oblivion?

What’s the problem? Irish-Americans aren’t the only ones who know how to throw a party. Germans invented freakin’ Oktoberfest. They should be able to generate a bit more interest about their culture and contributions to the country on their special day.
We'll do our part. October 6 is German-American Day at Blawg Review this year. Our host is Andis Kaulins at his LawPundit blog. If you'd like to submit your law blog post, or recommend something appropriate you've found interesting on another blawg, send a link to us following these Submission Guidelines.

Blawg Review #180 should be a party!