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clintonius
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Re: Best softs

Postby clintonius » Sat May 22, 2010 1:06 am

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Re: Best softs

Postby fiftyonefifty » Sat May 22, 2010 1:23 am

13-year-old becomes youngest to top Mount Everest.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100522/ap_ ... verest_boy

Great soft?

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Re: Best softs

Postby Drake014 » Sat May 22, 2010 1:25 am

fiftyonefifty wrote:13-year-old becomes youngest to top Mount Everest.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100522/ap_ ... verest_boy

Great soft?


Might make a good personal statement. Depends on what he does between now and law school. Climbed Mt. Everest by 13 and spent the next 8 years trying to get laid (and failed at it) doesn't sound as accomplished.

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Re: Best softs

Postby Mattalones » Sat May 22, 2010 1:28 am

clintonius wrote:There's just not as much of a "no w/e vs great w/e" divide as you might expect. Tons of people have worked some, and not many people have worked a job so great that it's a game-changer.

The general point I was making is that softs can be a big deal ... (e.g. URM status, Olympic athlete, famous porn star , etc). Okay, maybe not the last example, but you get me.

Take two 3.5, 169 kids:
1 didn't do much out of ordinary in college and has a regular job.
2 was involved in major leadership roles, held down a high-hours job in college, is a URM who overcame serious obstacles, and did a prestigious job like Delloit consulting, Junior Ambassador, TFA, or something.

2 obviously wins out SO MANY other people with similar, and even higher stats.

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Re: Best softs

Postby clintonius » Sat May 22, 2010 1:34 am

Yeah, got it. My post was a combination of facetiousness and realism. I think leaving it to the sharks allows some level of the latter.

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Re: Best softs

Postby Patriot1208 » Sat May 22, 2010 8:57 am

TheBigMediocre wrote:
Patriot1208 wrote:
Have you tried putting big pieces of bone into the soup so someone starts choking and then you jump out and give them the heimlich? That seems like another solid plan.



Choke by Chuck Palahniuk


Hmm, great book, but i'm not sure being a loser sex addict that tricks other people into giving him money by making himself choke and allowing other people to save him is a good soft. Although, you know I guess you could write about how you have had a near death experience and when your life flashed before your eyes you saw yourself in a Yale law sweater while getting a call from the a president saying your being nominated for the supreme court.

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Re: Best softs

Postby Mattalones » Sat May 22, 2010 6:38 pm

clintonius wrote:Yeah, got it. My post was a combination of facetiousness and realism. I think leaving it to the sharks allows some level of the latter.

As a future lawyer, I like sharks :-)
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I also like Cholos
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Hence, I really like Cholo-Sharks!
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