Andrew Sinclair

May 2002


Popcorn Fork

+ (May 31, 2002)

"Man who catch fly with popcorn fork accomplish anything." (via metafilter) Make sure you know your popcorn history before consuming. "The folklore of some Native American tribes told of spirits who lived inside each kernel of popcorn." Folklore?... more


Airline Meal Photos

+ (May 30, 2002)

I've been wanting to do one of these before and after pictures ever since a United flight I took last summer. The "food" was so colorful, and since each item was individually wrapped, there was very colorful waste at... more



+ (May 27, 2002)

I just got back from a family trip to Vancouver. Despite its size, cultural importance, and proximity to Seattle, Vancouver is surprising forgotten in the emerald city. (I’m referring to Seattle for those that don’t know. Vancouver, with its skyscrapers... more

I finally got a chance to watch The Paper Chase last night. The movie follows a student through his turbulent first year at Harvard Law School. Like most popular films about niche topics, this one has a reputation for being... more


Airline Observations

+ (May 23, 2002)

I’m back home in Seattle this week – an uneventful trip so far. Traveling is always interesting. While it is amazing that we can get from one side of the continent to the other in half a day, it shouldn’t... more

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Walking with Rantoul

+ (May 21, 2002)

Today I went for the mother of all walks. I walked all the way from my apartment, which is on the edge of Brookline, to the North End and back (most of the way). I think that comes out to... more


DIY Gas Mask

+ (May 19, 2002)

Do you ever find yourself thinking, "Why are gas masks so expensive? How am I going to protect myself from death while I hack into the terrorist network?" Well have no fear, it appears that some people have considered this... more

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Noise Complaint

+ (May 18, 2002)

This is ridiculous. There were a total of five people here last night (three of whom live here), drinking wine and chatting - no music. I would say that this apartment is below average when it comes to making... more


Vanilla Coke

+ (May 17, 2002)

I got a hold and a gulp of the new Vanilla Coke this afternoon. It tastes just like regular Coke, but with vanilla. I suppose that was to be expected. (Funny that Coke was somehow unable to obtain the domain... more


Star Wars II

+ (May 16, 2002)

Like thousands of other students, kids, unemployed individuals, and nerds who took the day off, I went to see the new Star Wars movie this afternoon. Overall I’d say it was pretty good - miles above Episode I. This one... more

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Writing Competition Update

+ (May 15, 2002)

I'm a bit under the weather today and it's affecting my ability to study. "Study? I thought this guy was done with law school for the year?" Ah, that's what I thought too, but the writing competition is a major... more


Most Creative Cities

+ (May 14, 2002)

According to Richard Florida, author of The Rise of the Creative Class, I am on a tour of the most creative cities in the U.S. My former domicile, San Francisco, comes in first place, followed by my current domicile, Boston,... more


BBC Sampling Documentary

+ (May 13, 2002)

A few days ago BBC Radio 1 broadcast a pretty good documentary about sampling beats for hip-hop tracks. Usually these types of documentaries discuss the legal aspects of sampling, from copyright laws to their impact on the music. This one... more

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End of First Year

+ (May 12, 2002)

My first year of law school is officially over. The last exam half easy (essay questions) and half impossible (multiple choice). It doesn’t really matter though, the entire year of work is completed, and our grades will be determined without... more

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Last 1L Exam

+ (May 9, 2002)

It's the final countdown to my last exam of my first year of law school: Civil Procedure. I was feeling pretty good about it this afternoon after taking last year's exam as a practice test. After arguing about collateral estoppel... more


Keep Up with the Jones

+ (May 8, 2002)

I’m amazed to discover that Jesus Jones is not only still a band, but that they put out an album in 1997, another one recently, and they’re about to tour the US! This was one of my favorite bands back... more

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Law Site Suit

+ (May 7, 2002)

The Contracts exam is now over. It was as difficult as expected so keep your fingers crossed for me. By the time I get the grade it will probably be long forgotten, but then I can pick up my bluebook... more

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Looming Contracts Exam

+ (May 6, 2002)

My Contracts exam is less than one day away. (I capitalize "Contracts" to show my respect.) I always liked Contracts. I'd say it was easily my favorite class this year. Still, I'm a bit worried about the exam. The issue... more

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Lego Andrew

+ (May 5, 2002)

Introducing... Andrew Sinclair - Lego Version: If we all go to Lego-Land in the afterlife (not the theme park, I mean Lego-Land in the metaphysical sense), this is what I will look like. It's going to be hard to play... more


Reflex Tester

+ (May 4, 2002)

If you're looking for a true waste of time, check out the Reflex Tester. It's not really a game. It's not really that interesting. It's not really very addicting (though the site claims that it is). It's fun for a... more


Lightning Map

+ (May 3, 2002)

There was a bit of lighting (and, of course... thunder) last night. Hopefully the turbulence in the air is no pre-cursor to a turbulent exam. Actually the rain is very calming. The streetlight that is right outside my window is... more


Changing Lanes

+ (May 2, 2002)

My Constitutional Law exam is now over and I can go on with my life. Next item on the agenda: tomorrow’s Property exam. I think I’m ready for it so now I’m trying to figure out if I should try... more