"The Decision"

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Re: "The Decision"

Postby piccolittle » Sat Apr 23, 2011 6:14 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
Duce wrote:Turns out I DID accidentally make it private. Video back up.


It REALLY should have stayed private bro.


I'm now changing my review from "sweet and kinda funny" to "awesome". Keep on doing you, Mich guy.

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Re: "The Decision"

Postby The Stig » Sat Apr 23, 2011 6:22 pm

Yay for another gem = Decision 2011: Michael Lanahan's Law School Signing Day

these keep getting weirder and weirder...
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Re: "The Decision"

Postby Duce » Sat Apr 23, 2011 6:23 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
Duce wrote:Turns out I DID accidentally make it private. Video back up.


It REALLY should have stayed private bro.


My real concern is if people whose names I mentioned are uncomfortable about it, but so far none of them are.

@piccolittle: Thanks for the positive review. Turns out a friend of mine who works at my law firm submitted it to ATL and she convinced me to make it public again after I discovered my mistake. Just gonna let it ride, awkwardness and all 8)

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Re: "The Decision"

Postby 09042014 » Sat Apr 23, 2011 6:29 pm

ITT we blow right through Aspergers and land in Autism.

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Re: "The Decision"

Postby artemis178 » Sat Apr 23, 2011 6:47 pm

These videos are making me reconsider the decision to go to law school :shock:

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Re: "The Decision"

Postby dabbadon8 » Sat Apr 23, 2011 7:44 pm

artemis178 wrote:These videos are making me reconsider the decision to go to law school :shock:


big +1

Though on the plus side, it makes me feel better that these are the people I will be interviewing with at OCI.

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Re: "The Decision"

Postby Hannibal » Sat Apr 23, 2011 7:46 pm

...seriously? Duce is a little awkward, but he's on video (which makes you look awkward if you aren't doing hard cuts). And just a little awkward.

There is nothing in this video that makes me think he'll do poorly at OCI.

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Re: "The Decision"

Postby Ikki » Sat Apr 23, 2011 8:00 pm

Hannibal wrote:...seriously? Duce is a little awkward, but he's on video (which makes you look awkward if you aren't doing hard cuts). And just a little awkward.

There is nothing in this video that makes me think he'll do poorly at OCI.


But why post a video on youtube that's gonna make you look like you have the social skills of Milton Waddams? I think it was a poor move on Duce's part.

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Re: "The Decision"

Postby Hannibal » Sat Apr 23, 2011 8:03 pm

Ikki wrote:
Hannibal wrote:...seriously? Duce is a little awkward, but he's on video (which makes you look awkward if you aren't doing hard cuts). And just a little awkward.

There is nothing in this video that makes me think he'll do poorly at OCI.


But why post a video on youtube that's gonna make you look like you have the social skills of Milton Waddams? I think it was a poor move on Duce's part.


Yeah, I probably wouldn't have posted something like this. But he's also not on TLS (well now he is), probably didn't realize how small and vicious the legal world is.

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Re: "The Decision"

Postby law_monkey » Sat Apr 23, 2011 8:20 pm

The Stig wrote:Yay for another gem = Decision 2011: Michael Lanahan's Law School Signing Day

these keep getting weirder and weirder...


I love that you're looking a bunch of these up now. To the people who make these or if you're thinking of making one - just don't. :roll:

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Re: "The Decision"

Postby powerlawyer06 » Sat Apr 23, 2011 8:37 pm

Wow.

@Duce: If I was you I would make that video private.

There is a reason why we have TLS. It is so we don't have to say out loud that we have anxiety over choosing a law school. Everyone makes threads about freaking out over law school choices on TLS so they can act like normal human beings outside of these forums. It sounds absurd and elitist when you thank a bunch of people for helping you make your decision in a video.

I get the satire attempt but it was definitely a fail in that department. If you had gone over the top cheesy then this would have been funny but you made it too serious and real.
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Re: "The Decision"

Postby Hannibal » Sat Apr 23, 2011 8:38 pm

powerlawyer06 wrote:Wow.

@Duce: If I was you I would make that video private.

There is a reason why we have TLS. It is so we don't have to say out loud that we have anxiety over choosing a law school. Everyone makes threads about freaking out over law school choices on TLS so they can act like normal human beings outside of these forums. It sounds absurd and elitist when you thank a bunch of people for helping you make your decision in a video.

I get the satire attempt but it was definitely a fail in that department. If you had gone over the top cheesy then this would have been funny but you made it too serious and real.


See, now THERE's a guy who I'd bet on getting corsaired.
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Re: "The Decision"

Postby FiveSermon » Sat Apr 23, 2011 8:49 pm

Did NOBODY learn from Lebron's mistakes?

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Re: "The Decision"

Postby jrose5 » Sat Apr 23, 2011 8:57 pm

Hey guys, as Duce himself said, it was meant to be private. He did not intend for it to become a huge public spectacle. And what's the point of taking it down now? It's probably already spread across the Internet. It may or may not have been the most effective satire (only watched a part of it before being interrupted, and never finished), but come on... how would you feel if others jumped on every little tiny mistake or faux pas you committed (not that I'm necessarily saying that video was one).

If we're gonna start being mercilessly critical of one another, I'm going to say that I've found at least one egregious grammar error in this thread. And grammar is as important as social skills in the legal field.

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Re: "The Decision"

Postby AreJay711 » Sat Apr 23, 2011 9:09 pm

Desert Fox wrote:LOL there goes the myth of the "dinner party" acceptance methodology at Umich.


Ehh, if that is who I think from the ASW, he's not that bad IRL.

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Re: "The Decision"

Postby NOLA Proud » Sat Apr 23, 2011 9:09 pm

The Stig wrote:Yay for another gem = Decision 2011: Michael Lanahan's Law School Signing Day

these keep getting weirder and weirder...



That is actually pretty funny.


The other one is just unintentional comedy because of the awkwardness.

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Re: "The Decision"

Postby beachbum » Sat Apr 23, 2011 9:15 pm

NOLA Proud wrote:
The Stig wrote:Yay for another gem = Decision 2011: Michael Lanahan's Law School Signing Day

these keep getting weirder and weirder...



That is actually pretty funny.


The other one is just unintentional comedy because of the awkwardness.


+1. If you're not actually funny, don't try to make a funny video.

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Re: "The Decision"

Postby JamMasterJ » Sat Apr 23, 2011 9:16 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
Duce wrote:Turns out I DID accidentally make it private. Video back up.


It REALLY should have stayed private bro.

+1

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Re: "The Decision"

Postby Duce » Sat Apr 23, 2011 9:23 pm

jrose5 wrote:Hey guys, as Duce himself said, it was meant to be private. He did not intend for it to become a huge public spectacle. And what's the point of taking it down now? It's probably already spread across the Internet. It may or may not have been the most effective satire (only watched a part of it before being interrupted, and never finished), but come on... how would you feel if others jumped on every little tiny mistake or faux pas you committed (not that I'm necessarily saying that video was one).

If we're gonna start being mercilessly critical of one another, I'm going to say that I've found at least one egregious grammar error in this thread. And grammar is as important as social skills in the legal field.


Thanks for the support jrose, though honestly I'm not too worried about people "jumping" on me. It's a silly video that the people who I thanked in it have appreciated. Plus, I know that I'm somewhat awkward, so that's not news.

@power lawyer: The idea that it isn't OK to let people know that you are anxious over the law school application process seems kind of silly to me. Three years and $150k is a BIG commitment.

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Re: "The Decision"

Postby Curry » Sat Apr 23, 2011 9:25 pm

Can anyone explain to me why I'm supposed to care about this?

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Re: "The Decision"

Postby Deuce » Sat Apr 23, 2011 9:35 pm

Curry wrote:Can anyone explain to me why I'm supposed to care about this?

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Re: "The Decision"

Postby AreJay711 » Sat Apr 23, 2011 9:37 pm

It's a chance to take out your self-hatred on someone for not being cool on the internet! Why wouldn't you care?

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Re: "The Decision"

Postby beachbum » Sat Apr 23, 2011 10:24 pm

Honestly, it's not really a big deal. It's definitely not good/funny enough to generate enthusiasm, and it's not shitty/unaware enough to justify a hate thread. It just kind of... is. Granted, the dude comes off as more than a little awkward, and his attempt at humor falls flat. And if I was a future classmate, I'd definitely give him a few jabs about it. But then it would get old and we'd all forget about it, because it really isn't worth remembering. And I'm not sure why ATL put the spotlight on this video, but I've seen a lot better and a lot worse on youtube, and this is just kinda... meh.

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Re: "The Decision"

Postby DeSimone » Sat Apr 23, 2011 10:34 pm

Disappointed. I was really waiting for the "take my talents" line...

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Re: "The Decision"

Postby buckilaw » Sat Apr 23, 2011 10:40 pm

The Gentleman wrote:As a lifelong Cleveland sports fan who had their heart ripped out by "The Decision", I feel like this kid is mocking my misery. There's not much that we Cleveland fans can take pride in, so we own our heartbreak. Don't you dare demean the last thing we have left.


Duce, I wish you well and am glad you have decided on attending Michigan but as a fellow lifelong Cleveland sports fan I can say that the Gentleman's post is credited.




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