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Thu 27 Nov 2003

Normally I am the last guy you'll hear extolling contracts law, but I was thinking this morning about The Little Mermaid. Man, talk about harsh contract law -- the ruler of the entire freaking ocean can't nullify a contract signed by his minor daughter? And not just any contract, but one which condemns her to eternally sitting in that garden thing? Suffice it to say, contemporary contract law in the U.S. is not nearly that restrictive. Of course, Ursula could claim breach of contract based upon Ariel's theft of her voice, but that does her no good legally; that only would nullify the contract. Ariel might have a shot at claiming that the terms of the contract were to give her a fair shot at claiming the prince, and when Ursula intervenes as Vanessa, that was a breach on her part, thereby nullifying the contract.

Anyway, I noticed on the imdb page that Tim Curry had a bit role in the movie. I can't think of what character he might have been! Maybe one of the sailers in the opening scene? Or the more likely explanation, to me at least, is that he performed a voice in the tv series...
Posted before the kids are up./law ]

Boy, talk about a generic blog. What can I say, I'm not a design guy. My brother says he'll design a template for me if I want...

These are the sites that I read the most:

instapundit (like many, many other people)
Google News
OK, OK, so I'm biased. Big deal.

Arts & Letters Daily

The best dang writing on the web, period. (At least it was, when I set up this blog 4 years ago.)
Lileks (especially the Bleat)
Eject! Eject! Eject!

Dave Barry
Tim Blair
Worse Than Failure

Legal Stuff
How Appealing
Balkin (when I want to get mad)
Volokh & Co. (I like Phillipe the best) (where did he go, anyway?)
Some Harvard graduate who happens to be totally hilarious.

Other interesting political commentary
Colby Cosh
Impromptus (and what happened to him, too?)
Best of the Web

Baseball stuff
Hunt (What the heck happened to him, anyway?)
Viva El Birdos

Geek stuff

Sites I used to read all the time, but rarely visit anymore
Yahoo Money
Andrew Sullivan
New York Press

Marvelous ways to waste an afternoon
Travels with Samantha (rated PG-13)
The Institute of Official Cheer
The Fabulous Ruins of Detroit
Insultingly Stupid Movie Physics
The Tolkien Sarcasm Page
Wikipedia's BJAODN

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