“In 2002, having spent more than three years in one residence for the first time in my life, I got called for jury duty. I show up on time, ready to serve. When we get to the voir dire, the lawyer says to me, “I see you’re an astrophysicist. What’s that?” I answer, “Astrophysics is the laws of physics, applied to the universe—the Big Bang, black holes, that sort of thing.” Then he asks, “What do you teach at Princeton?” and I say, “I teach a class on the evaluation of evidence and the relative unreliability of eyewitness testimony.” Five minutes later, I’m on the street.
A few years later, jury duty again. The judge states that the defendant is charged with possession of 1,700 milligrams of cocaine. It was found on his body, he was arrested, and he is now on trial. This time, after the Q&A is over, the judge asks us whether there are any questions we’d like to ask the court, and I say, “Yes, Your Honor. Why did you say he was in possession of 1,700 milligrams of cocaine? That equals 1.7 grams. The ‘thousand’ cancels with the ‘milli-’ and you get 1.7 grams, which is less than the weight of a dime.” Again I’m out on the street.”
powerful Black Science Man
“I teach a class on the evaluation of evidence and the relative unreliability of eyewitness testimony.” Five minutes later, I’m on the street.
This is a good illustration of what’s wrong with the US criminal justice system.
I’m more struck by the second anecdote, in which he was evidently disqualified from jury duty for displaying the ability to do math.
This is actually incredibly well animated. Especially the fight scene at the very end. The level of quality was very unexpected, considering how G-Mod videos normally go.
this is actually amazing for gmod my god
I thought you were joking. o_o
When I start to get emotional I immediately think “I’m so gay” and this is because straight people actually don’t have emotions
this is false and heterophobic. straight people have a panorama of emotions including:
- Situational Benevolence (aka “don’t fight hate w/ hate”)
- umami, the “Fifth Emotion”
Job interview tomorrow. Wish me luck!
Thanks for the well wishes! The interview went well. Here’s hoping I get a call back.
brocks fuckiing eyes ARE YIU SERIYOUS
Some more D&D scribbles! The Contracts & Conmen gang again; these are from the same game as the last batch.
- I draw us looking cool a lot so I thought it was only fair to mention that one time my warlock got glued to the floor.
- The fighter guy is our intern, Dolf. He does not quite understand what it is we do.
- I don’t remember whose idea this was but I can’t imagine the Warlock’s Curse working any other way now