OK, I'm going to brag. I stole this topic from Tranterrestrial Musings, and as part of the comments I made there, I liked the following SO well, I'm using it HERE as a topic!! Yay ME!!!!
Student applications to law schools are down sharply this year, as college seniors grow leery of a degree that promises certain debt and uncertain job prospects.
The number of law-school applicants this year is down 11.5% from a year ago to 66,876, according to the Law School Admission Council Inc. The figure, which is a tally of applications for the fall 2011 class, is the lowest since 2001 at this stage of the process. The Council estimates that the application process is 86% complete, based on historical patterns.
It ain't just the job market, it's marketing that is changing their attitudes IMHO.
Perry Mason, in the 50′s & 60′s, a great guy who helped convict the real bad guy and get the other guy acquitted. We knew NOTHING about PM having a private life, or how much money he made. The DA wanted to beat PM but he also wanted to convict the REAL bad guy.
L.A. Law was next. Some of them were good guys, some were sleazy, they all LOOKED great made tons of money, drove fast cars and humped like drunk rabbits. They wanted to win and on several occasions avoided wanting to know IF their client was guilty or not. The D.A. or opposing attorney was just the same. So the bar is sliding to lawyers being like regular people, some good, some bad; except they were rich as hell and got laid a lot!
Law & Order, and Boston Legal. (…hello, Denny Crane, Denny Crane, I am Denny Crane!! how annoying was that by the 3rd show? And I love The Shat) Lawyers are shifty, worthless, lying, back stabbing scumbags, who only want the win. Getting Hitler off of mass murder charges on technicalities or convicting Mother Theresa for operating a soup kitchen in Mumbai without a license as an illegal alien, the sentence, 25 years in prison, it’s all the same, who gives a f*&k, they just want that mark in the WIN column!!! They make decent money, still hump a lot and most of them would kill their parents, children or mother for $2 and the WIN!! Screw justice or right and wrong, screw the ACTUAL reason for having laws, just get the WIN!!
As with all TV, I get that Father did NOT know best, Flipper and Lassie couldn’t really dial a phone or drive a boat, and Cliff Huxtable was just the black guy from I Spy only older with a new (very fictitious) show, and truly we know none of it is real in the end.
But if other shows had taken the same ‘turns’ that legal shows did…all fathers would be pedophile, philandering liars, Flipper would have lured Lassie into the water and drowned him (her) so as to draw in bait fish for Flipper eat, and Dr Huxtable would have been a drunk (rich) gay guy, working as an abortionist at Planned Parenthood.
And who the hell wants to go to college for 6 years and spend $100K to be ANY of THAT!!!?
Did I mention that dad and Dr. Huxtable are both sleeping with every good looking guy or girl they can find, depending on preferences of course, AND also with Flipper when Flipper is in town? They all have "an understanding".