Years ago, when I started writing this blog, I decided that Fridays would be something different. Generally, I thought, casual Friday should exist, even in a legal blog.
Sure, there have been exceptions, especially when there is a significant law story to report. But most Fridays, I’ve shared some pretty non-lawyerly stuff.
Today’s post must have been the pinnacle I had in mind when I created Change of Venue Friday.
Briefly, it’s time to enjoy the Corgi-lawyer meme.
What’s that you ask? A digitally trending topic that combines attorneys and the short-legged dog favored by British monarchs?
Yep. And, by the way, the dog favored by my family.
We have two (do Corgis ever travel alone?), and I’ve included a shot of one of them (above). His name is Zeke.
But today is about a photo-set that has swept the Internet. Here is one in the series.
Laughing yet? You may see the entire series here.
Like all legal topics, though, this one has pushback. Apparently, not everyone is swept up in corgi-fever. This hilarious Atlantic piece by writer Jen Doll is titled “Seriously, What’s So Great About Corgis.” It opens:
“Is there anything the Internet loves more than a corgi? … Clearly, the Internet desperately wants us to accept the viralization of the corgi, feeding it as they are to us bit by bit, like so many pieces of kibble. What we are about to say is a matter of much controversy, but it must be asked nonetheless: Are corgis even that cute? Briefly, let’s examine the corgi.”
I encourage you to take a few minutes on this Change of Venue Friday to read her entire piece.
Most striking, I think, was that her satirical piece got more than 100 comments—most from readers who wouldn’t know satire if it smacked them in the gob (as the Queen would say).
One of those commenters (a commenter who does get satire, I should add) was even Edward Adams, the former editor of the ABA Journal. His brief comment pointed me to a great video about this very corgi meme. (So even when a magazine editor is just commenting on some buzzworthy topic, we provide value. Hoo-ahh!)
I leave you with that video by Bloomberg Law, and encourage you to pat your own lawyer-pet on the head when you get home.
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