Monday, June 18, 2007

CIVILIZATION AND ANARCHY

THE LATEST UPDATE FROM THE SNOWY-HAIRED CLERK OF JURY ROOM 1121--

Begin quoted text:

"The word we have now is that there are still two cases going through pre-trial hearings. It's not clear at that time whether they are going to be taking any jurors today, or whether you can go home. So it tight. It's really good to remember as you wait here that you are the only thing standing right now between civilization and anarchy. So, thank you. You're doing a great job."

ALSO, from the comments SEAN notes the following re: THE JUROR's ORIENTATION FILM:

"Sean said...

The orientation film is called "Your Turn" and is available online here."

AND APPARENTLY he said this at exactly.
2:36 PM

THAT IS ALL.

5 comments:

Eh... Not so much said...

OK, for the good of humanity, you must use your considerable pull at the Daily Show and get this guy on TV. He would inspire thousands to not throw away the little jury duty card!

Bob Hoch said...

Those of us in the hinterlands (CT) have yet another reason to be jealous of the state of new york. Your jury video whipps our jury video.

Laurie said...

Dearest John,


You are clearly very, very, very, very, very bored.

Paul S. said...

I began watching the video, and was bemused until the narrator came on screen and began espousing the merits of our American system of "justice", laid upon a foundation of Democracy, at which point I nearly vomited, and quickly stopped the video. (I'm still a bit queasy.)

Lhyzz said...

I didn't get to see that awesome video when I had jury duty in Queens. :(

I loved that seamless editing in the beginning between the three shots where, a) they swing the accused over the water in preparation to throw him, b) close-up of accused's face as he convincingly screams in horrific anticipation of drowning, and c) he splashes back-first into the water. I was totally convinced those three things happened all at once.