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Post#1221 » by MickeyDavis » Wed Nov 4, 2020 3:45 pm

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0BobLobLaw0 wrote:Anyone here play Kubb?


Yes. Big fan. My favorite lawn game by far. Got all my friends into it

I'd never heard of it. Looked it up, it looks fun.
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Post#1222 » by 0BobLobLaw0 » Wed Nov 4, 2020 3:49 pm

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0BobLobLaw0 wrote:Anyone here play Kubb?


Yes. Big fan. My favorite lawn game by far. Got all my friends into it

I'd never heard of it. Looked it up, it looks fun.


Its a ton of fun, best backyard game IMO.

WI is the kubb capital of America, and the national championship is held every year in Eau Claire.
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Post#1224 » by Bucksfan28 » Wed Nov 4, 2020 7:39 pm

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giannis and 1 wrote:Law school applications are a pain in the ass :banghead:


If you think they're a pain in the ass, wait until you actually start doing legal writing. :wink:


Of all the classes to require two semesters of... :nonono:
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Post#1225 » by jschligs » Wed Nov 4, 2020 8:52 pm

0BobLobLaw0 wrote:
MickeyDavis wrote:
wapith wrote:
Yes. Big fan. My favorite lawn game by far. Got all my friends into it

I'd never heard of it. Looked it up, it looks fun.


Its a ton of fun, best backyard game IMO.

WI is the kubb capital of America, and the national championship is held every year in Eau Claire.


Best backyard game goes to Kan Jam. Fight me on it. (Sorry I'm a huge ultimate frisbee and disc golf guy).
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Post#1226 » by stellation » Wed Nov 4, 2020 10:30 pm

jschligs wrote:
0BobLobLaw0 wrote:
MickeyDavis wrote:I'd never heard of it. Looked it up, it looks fun.


Its a ton of fun, best backyard game IMO.

WI is the kubb capital of America, and the national championship is held every year in Eau Claire.


Best backyard game goes to Kan Jam. Fight me on it. (Sorry I'm a huge ultimate frisbee and disc golf guy).

Kan Jam is a weird way to spell 6 and out, one hand one bounce cricket!
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Post#1227 » by humanrefutation » Thu Nov 5, 2020 12:04 am

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giannis and 1 wrote:Law school applications are a pain in the ass :banghead:


If you think they're a pain in the ass, wait until you actually start doing legal writing. :wink:


Of all the classes to require two semesters of... :nonono:


They should require more. It's easily the biggest flaw that you see from new attorneys - they just don't know how to write. But I think the courses should involve more practical legal writing exercises than they did when I was in LS about a decade ago. Knowing how to use the bluebook is a very small part of that, IMO.
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Post#1228 » by jute2003 » Thu Nov 5, 2020 12:19 am

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Bucksfan28 wrote:
humanrefutation wrote:
If you think they're a pain in the ass, wait until you actually start doing legal writing. :wink:


Of all the classes to require two semesters of... :nonono:


They should require more. It's easily the biggest flaw that you see from new attorneys - they just don't know how to write. But I think the courses should involve more practical legal writing exercises than they did when I was in LS about a decade ago. Knowing how to use the bluebook is a very small part of that, IMO.
When I was in college I had both ag professors and psychology professors tell me that technical writing and writing in general is a major weakness for their students. It is a common problem across all fields. We all just suck at writing.
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Post#1229 » by ReasonablySober » Thu Nov 5, 2020 12:32 am

jute2003 wrote:
humanrefutation wrote:
Bucksfan28 wrote:
Of all the classes to require two semesters of... :nonono:


They should require more. It's easily the biggest flaw that you see from new attorneys - they just don't know how to write. But I think the courses should involve more practical legal writing exercises than they did when I was in LS about a decade ago. Knowing how to use the bluebook is a very small part of that, IMO.
When I was in college I had both ag professors and psychology professors tell me that technical writing and writing in general is a major weakness for their students. It is a common problem across all fields. We all just suck at writing.


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Post#1230 » by Bucksfan28 » Thu Nov 5, 2020 12:35 am

humanrefutation wrote:
Bucksfan28 wrote:
humanrefutation wrote:
If you think they're a pain in the ass, wait until you actually start doing legal writing. :wink:


Of all the classes to require two semesters of... :nonono:


They should require more. It's easily the biggest flaw that you see from new attorneys - they just don't know how to write. But I think the courses should involve more practical legal writing exercises than they did when I was in LS about a decade ago. Knowing how to use the bluebook is a very small part of that, IMO.


No doubt, there seems to be a fair amount of seasoned vets who can't write either :lol: (and lets not get started on older opinions). I don't know if more LW classes solves that problem though. Two semesters plus multiple internships should be enough to develop those necessary skills.

An alternative could be the more substantive classes assigning written work rather than placing all the eggs into a final.
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Post#1231 » by jute2003 » Thu Nov 5, 2020 12:44 am

ReasonablySober wrote:
jute2003 wrote:
humanrefutation wrote:
They should require more. It's easily the biggest flaw that you see from new attorneys - they just don't know how to write. But I think the courses should involve more practical legal writing exercises than they did when I was in LS about a decade ago. Knowing how to use the bluebook is a very small part of that, IMO.
When I was in college I had both ag professors and psychology professors tell me that technical writing and writing in general is a major weakness for their students. It is a common problem across all fields. We all just suck at writing.


I owe every job I've ever gotten to my writing/technical writing courses.
My ability to pretend like I have some technical writing ability is what got me my independent study course/internship. My psychology minor was actually a big hit with both of my employers following college though. I guess it is what made me stand out in the Ag industry.
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Post#1232 » by wapith » Fri Nov 6, 2020 12:27 am

jschligs wrote:
0BobLobLaw0 wrote:
MickeyDavis wrote:I'd never heard of it. Looked it up, it looks fun.


Its a ton of fun, best backyard game IMO.

WI is the kubb capital of America, and the national championship is held every year in Eau Claire.


Best backyard game goes to Kan Jam. Fight me on it. (Sorry I'm a huge ultimate frisbee and disc golf guy).


Won’t fight you because Kan Jam is great. There’s a few things that make Kubb such a great casual backyard game:

a) Can pretty much play with any number of people (over 4 ideally). Odd or even it doesn’t matter
b) Easy to jump in/out of the game. For example if you are grilling or something.
c) Very conducive to holding a beverage
d) Individual games can have huge momentum swings
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Post#1233 » by 0BobLobLaw0 » Fri Nov 6, 2020 2:13 am

wapith wrote:
jschligs wrote:
0BobLobLaw0 wrote:
Its a ton of fun, best backyard game IMO.

WI is the kubb capital of America, and the national championship is held every year in Eau Claire.


Best backyard game goes to Kan Jam. Fight me on it. (Sorry I'm a huge ultimate frisbee and disc golf guy).


Won’t fight you because Kan Jam is great. There’s a few things that make Kubb such a great casual backyard game:

a) Can pretty much play with any number of people (over 4 ideally). Odd or even it doesn’t matter
b) Easy to jump in/out of the game. For example if you are grilling or something.
c) Very conducive to holding a beverage
d) Individual games can have huge momentum swings


Plus tons of strategy involved. Whenever people ask me what it is, I always say "its your new favorite yard game"

For those who are in the SEWI area, find our kubb club on Facebook...Norman's All-stars.... we run a tournament every September for charity. Plenty of room for more teams.
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Post#1234 » by MissKhriddleton » Fri Nov 6, 2020 3:05 am

I bought my dad a Kubb set but could not make sense of the rules when I looked them up so we’ve never played. I’ve played with other people who knew what they were doing and it was fun.

Molkky is the game I got into a few summers ago. Similar to Kubb in that you’re throwing a piece of wood at other pieces of wood. Super accessible, any number of players/teams. Games can get pretty exciting. Only negative is having to setup the pins after every throw. If you play with lazy, distracted people it’s a pain in the ass.
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Post#1235 » by ReasonablySober » Fri Nov 6, 2020 8:01 pm

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Post#1236 » by humanrefutation » Fri Nov 6, 2020 8:04 pm

I'm at the point in my personal and professional life when it is hard to sit down and watch an entire sporting event from beginning-to-end in one sitting.
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Post#1237 » by ReasonablySober » Fri Nov 6, 2020 8:15 pm

humanrefutation wrote:I'm at the point in my personal and professional life when it is hard to sit down and watch an entire sporting event from beginning-to-end in one sitting.


Once the Packers covered at the half last night I went to bed. Sportingballs contests start too late.
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Post#1238 » by Ill-yasova » Sat Nov 7, 2020 2:59 am

jschligs wrote:
0BobLobLaw0 wrote:
MickeyDavis wrote:I'd never heard of it. Looked it up, it looks fun.


Its a ton of fun, best backyard game IMO.

WI is the kubb capital of America, and the national championship is held every year in Eau Claire.


Best backyard game goes to Kan Jam. Fight me on it. (Sorry I'm a huge ultimate frisbee and disc golf guy).

See, I’m pretty good at beersby but absolutely atrocious at Kan Jam. Like, worst person in the game by a mile. I don’t get it.
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Post#1239 » by Chuck Diesel » Sat Nov 7, 2020 5:04 pm

Beautiful in Wisconsin today. How bout this weather?
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Post#1240 » by ReasonablySober » Sat Nov 7, 2020 5:26 pm

For no reason other than the weather, I've opened up all my doors and windows and have been playing positive tunes all morning. It's a very wonderful day and I wouldn't fault anyone for dancing and singing in their place.
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