Volenti non fit injuria

November 1st, 2007 · 89 comments

Garvey is a 3L at a “relatively cheap” state law school in New York City, where he says “there’s a perpetual joke that it’s still a bargain, even with all its many, many problems.” Garvey found this note attached to one of the ancient computers in the school’s less than state-of-the-art law library. (I mean really, Internet Explorer? puhleez.)

volenti non fit injuria

FILED UNDER: i.e. or e.g. it's all greek -- or is it latin? -- to me · lawyers & law students · library · raging against the machine


89 responses so far ↓

  • #1   FickleGal

    First! Nice!
    I wonder how big the computer is. The really old ones were huge.

    Nov 1, 2007 at 11:48 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #2   Mishee bang

    That goldenrod paper was fucking delicious!

    Nov 1, 2007 at 11:53 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

     
  • #3   kerbear

    That goldenrod paper was f-ing delicious!!

    Nov 1, 2007 at 11:53 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #4   Mishee bang

    So, Wade would be comfortable in this law library. I wonder if they have the clay tablets to etch their homework on like he had back in the Stone Age…

    Nov 1, 2007 at 11:54 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #5   Adam Amato

    I got second, just a step away from being numero uno… SCORE…

    Nov 1, 2007 at 11:54 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #6   Adam Amato

    Fuck, while i was writing that three other dudes dropped in, FUCK…

    Nov 1, 2007 at 11:55 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #7   Katzndogz bang

    The pink copies go to Accounting, the fuchshia ones go to Purchasing, and the goldenrod ones go to Roz. Leave the puce.

    Nov 1, 2007 at 11:55 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #8   Mishee bang

    Don’t forget that all forms must be filled out, not only on the goldenrod, but PRINTED in BLUE or BLACK ink ONLY. Any other “fun” colors will be rejected – this is a law school, not a rave!

    Nov 1, 2007 at 11:56 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #9   FickleGal

    It could easily be turned into a rave once all of the ancient computers start shorting out, thus giving a strobe light effect.

    Nov 1, 2007 at 12:04 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #10   ms. m. m.

    So there are only two public law schools in the state of NY, one being in Buffalo. That leaves CUNY? What do you expect from a school that is only one letter away from…?

    Nov 1, 2007 at 12:12 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

     
  • #11   Mishee bang

    LOL m.m. – They are even next to each other on the keyboard!

    Makes me think of the movie Accepted – The South Hampton Institute of Technology (S.H.I.T.) LOL

    Nov 1, 2007 at 12:15 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #12   GhostWriter

    “Zaphod, I’ve finally located Marvin the paranoid robot- he travelled to 2007 and is making a living as the library IT guy for SUNY Binghamton!”
    - Ford Prefect

    Nov 1, 2007 at 12:46 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #13   zenvelo

    I thought people used C.U.N.Y. to get past spam filters…

    Nov 1, 2007 at 12:46 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #14   WanderingPenguin bang

    …**…. CUBY? I don’t get it. ;)

    Nov 1, 2007 at 12:51 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #15   mere bang

    do you wonder how many times the note writer tried to log onto i.e. before s/he wrote that note? most people would probably try 3 or 4 times, but i bet s/he tried many times, several times a day.
    perhaps they should use their super cool law school experience to try to negotiate a new computer.
    or maybe the heisa monster is taking control.
    crap, that’s it.
    thanks terry!

    Nov 1, 2007 at 12:55 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #16   mere bang

    B.U.N.Y? what?! ;)

    Nov 1, 2007 at 12:58 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #17   WanderingPenguin bang

    “We get what we pay for.”

    Here’s hoping he remembers that motto before he comes up with billing rates that would be more appropriate for a Harvard-educated lawyer. ;)

    Nov 1, 2007 at 1:01 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #18   WanderingPenguin bang

    No, no, mere, the “B” isn’t next to the “C” so that can’t be it. :)

    Nov 1, 2007 at 1:02 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #19   GhostWriter

    Has everybody figured it out?

    If not, here’s a hint: “See you, Auntie!”

    Nov 1, 2007 at 1:04 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #20   Katzndogz bang

    *adjusts geek glasses*

    Actually, a Vogon would be the IT person insisting upon the request being filled out on the goldenrod paper, and Marvin would be the pessimistic, sarcastic note-writer.

    Nov 1, 2007 at 1:11 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #21   Mitsu bang

    Lol, so true, you do get what you pay for. I’d just give up, go home and use my own computer!

    Nov 1, 2007 at 1:18 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #22   mere bang

    OHHHH.. V.U.N.Y…. okay…
    or.. wait, C.U.N.U.

    Nov 1, 2007 at 1:24 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #23   Emma

    See you Auntie? That’s a new one! I always enjoy the “See You Next Tuesday!” one.

    Nov 1, 2007 at 1:31 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #24   Mishee bang

    #15 – I wonder that same thing – but at least we know that Word is working; even if I.E. isn’t! Unless the poor bastard had to resort to using Notepad to type that missive!

    Nov 1, 2007 at 1:44 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #25   claw71

    You have to give the university credit…do these legal beagles think they’ll start their careers at a high-powered law firm?

    All I’m saying is that if you think the computers are slow at CUNY wait until you try to log on to the District Attorney’s database in Watertown.

    You really do get what you pay for, especially when it’s a J.D.

    Nov 1, 2007 at 2:09 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #26   Coffeegirl

    BTW – the Internet Explorer was fucking delicious!

    Nov 1, 2007 at 2:16 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #27   Wade bang

    Who fixes computers anyway? It’s cheaper to just buy a new one.

    I wonder if the monitor has an amber screen.

    Nov 1, 2007 at 2:32 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #28   Wade bang

    Ohh, wait.

    Maybe they are still using punchcards.

    Nov 1, 2007 at 2:32 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #29   Jaybird

    They had computers in the Stone Age? wow!

    Nov 1, 2007 at 2:56 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #30   Mishee bang

    Wade, either amber or green tinged

    Nov 1, 2007 at 3:07 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #31   T-Bone

    If you had filled out the request on the goldenrod form when you first started hating the old computer, future baby lawyer, you’d probably be typing on a new computer right now. Do they still teach logic in college and law school? I thought they did. Hm.

    Pure, unadulterated passive-aggressive behavior! Yay!

    Nov 1, 2007 at 3:07 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #32   Craniac

    What does the Latin heading “volenti non fit inuria” mean? I studied Latin in another lifetime, but can’t recall enough to translate this.

    Nov 1, 2007 at 3:17 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #33   Wade bang

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volenti_non_fit_injuria

    Nov 1, 2007 at 3:23 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #34   SpaceMonkey

    “Latin is a language
    as dead as it can be.
    It killed the ancient Romans
    and now it’s killing me.”

    Nov 1, 2007 at 4:06 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #35   Wade bang

    And law latin is the Hannibal Lecter of languages.

    Nov 1, 2007 at 4:11 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #36   FickleGal

    I’m ready for the next P-A gem.

    Nov 1, 2007 at 4:12 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #37   Mishee bang

    wade, please elaborate #35? i dont get it! :|

    Nov 1, 2007 at 4:48 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #38   JPav

    Filing complaints on paper? How quaint…

    Nov 1, 2007 at 4:53 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #39   WanderingPenguin bang

    Personally, I’m ready for the next person to complain that the “gem” in question is “not really P/A”.

    But hey, that’s just me. :)

    Nov 1, 2007 at 4:58 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #40   Canthz_B bang

    What is the world coming to?
    This law student may be forced to crack a law book.

    Nov 1, 2007 at 5:14 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #41   Wade bang

    Hey Mishee

    If, according to SpaceMonkey, latin kills

    Then, the tortured latin used in law will not just kill you, but eat your liver with some fava beans and a nice chianti.

    and bill you for the dinner.

    Nov 1, 2007 at 5:16 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #42   Wade bang

    btw – that isn’t goldenrod paper, it’s parchment.

    Nov 1, 2007 at 5:17 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #43   WickedLady

    Lawyers just aren’t that smart. It kind of reminds me of an email I recieved a few days ago. It had some quotes from lawyers and witnesses. I know it might be a bit off-topic, but here’s my fav:

    ATTORNEY: Doctor, before you performed the autopsy, did you check for a pulse?
    WITNESS: No.
    ATTORNEY: Did you check for blood pressure?
    WITNESS: No.
    ATTORNEY: Did you check for breathing?
    WITNESS: No.
    ATTORNEY: So, then it is possible that the patient was alive when you began the autopsy?
    WITNESS: No.
    ATTORNEY: How can you be so sure, Doctor?
    WITNESS: Because his brain was sitting on my desk in a jar.
    ATTORNEY: But could the patient have still been alive, nevertheless?
    WITNESS: Yes, it is possible that he could have been alive and practicing law.

    Nov 1, 2007 at 5:22 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #44   WanderingPenguin bang

    Ruh-roh, raggy. It might get busy and a bit stupid on here in the next couple of days. I just saw a link to this site on College Humor dot com.

    Or is this not the first time? Hmm…

    Nov 1, 2007 at 5:45 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #45   SpaceMonkey

    What makes them stupid are all the technicalities of law.

    That and once they learn Legalese they become windbags.
    And they like to hear themselves talk.

    And law latin gives them an inflated sense of self-worth.

    Geez, I could go on, but then this could easily go off topic. And we wouldn’t want that. Because that doesn’t happen. Not here.

    Nov 1, 2007 at 6:13 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #46   GhostWriter

    A favorite quote of mine:

    If you love your freedom, don’t thank a soldier. It’s the lawyers who protect our country.

    Nov 1, 2007 at 6:18 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #47   WanderingPenguin bang

    …from what? Other lawyers? ;)

    Nov 1, 2007 at 6:28 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #48   Ivy

    Our library computers also use IE.

    And it’s not even the new, “much improved” IE.

    This is a source of great shame for me.

    :(

    Nov 1, 2007 at 7:29 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #49   Team Cassandra bang

    I feel sorry for lawyers. Even clowns have nice computers.

    Nov 1, 2007 at 8:24 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #50   Mishee bang

    I hate the old I.E. – Team Tabbed Browsing!

    Nov 1, 2007 at 11:35 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #51   A.A guy

    Re post # 43; Sorry to break it to you but that one has been doing the rounds for at least 60yrs.It’s an urban legend.

    Nov 2, 2007 at 1:21 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #52   A.A guy

    Da DA Da ….Da Da Da …..DA DA DA..DA DA DA Da.. DA DA DA Daaaaaaaaa………….

    The Last Post

    Nov 2, 2007 at 8:23 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #53   claw71

    Good point GhostWriter. As much as we like to make fun of lawyers the vast majority of them do a great job and it is the lawyers who have protected this country from its greatest threat: our own government. Sadly, soldiers perform heroic feats but too often they are deployed for ulterior motives. My father didn’t fight for our freedom in Vietnam, I was not deployed to protect liberty during Desert Storm and time will someday shed a little light on our current actions. Soldiers, in all honesty, have done surprisingly little to protect liberty.

    Many of the men who founded this country practiced law. Thomas Jefferson had a brilliant legal mind and, although he was a horrible public speaker, it was his vast legal knowledge that set the tone for this country’s devotion to civil liberty. Through the years the Constitution has been attacked and defended in the court room. Soldiers are not equipped for those battles. While the defense they provide should always be appreciated and their vocation respected, it’s the maligned attorney who protects your freedom.

    Nov 2, 2007 at 8:36 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #54   Mishee bang

    … as long as you have the ducats – otherwise you get a lawyer who went to this school…

    (continuation of claw’s final sentence)

    Nov 2, 2007 at 8:43 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #55   GhostWriter

    colbert/claw71 – 2008
    ~ the change is gonna do you good! ~

    I am seriously ready to promote that ticket.

    Nov 2, 2007 at 8:48 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #56   Katzndogz bang

    I linked to here from Tucker Max before. That’s how Annabanana found us.

    Mishee, I don’t think you have to worry. People coming in from other sites would have no idea who you are and have no reason to make fun of you. Fake Mishee is obviously a long time reader.

    But I do imagine we’ll get a lot of “This isn’t very PA” stuff.

    Nov 2, 2007 at 9:49 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #57   WanderingPenguin bang

    Does anyone know what the HELL sabra is babbling about? :|

    Nov 2, 2007 at 9:54 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #58   Troy McClure bang

    Shit WP, he told you!

    Nov 2, 2007 at 10:13 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #59   reality

    Not everyone is in Mishees’ fan club no need to explain the obvious. It seems to be that her mind does not wander to far from herself.

    Nov 2, 2007 at 10:15 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #60   WanderingPenguin bang

    Uh…guess so, Troy. We can only hope the battery runs out on sabra’s phone before we get any more of its pearls of wisdom from the back row of its grade 8 sociology class.

    Nov 2, 2007 at 10:29 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #61   WanderingPenguin bang

    Do any of the regulars know how we can take that crap off the board? I know it can be done, but I imagine these 10-year-old thug wannabes can’t be blocked. Oh well, is it a day off down there today? Just wondering….

    Nov 2, 2007 at 10:41 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #62   Coke-aholic bang

    Actually, the insanity of Sabra’s posting is frightening. Who sits around typing little girl jump rope rhymes on this kind of site? Pedophiles?
    Serial killers?
    Bobo the Clown?

    Therefore, in defense of my good friend WP:

    No, FUCK YOU, sabra. Crawl back into your hole from which you came.

    Nov 2, 2007 at 10:42 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #63   Coke-aholic bang

    No. We aren’t. Go the fuck away, Sybil.

    Nov 2, 2007 at 10:47 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #64   Mishee bang

    oh wow!

    First off, people in my fan club are awesome, and people who aren’t in it… well, go complain to Boggy – you guys can commiserate! Like I give a shit!

    and as for sabra and cici – dude, do you guys get it that you are on the internet?? I mean, what are you going to do to us? Spam us? Grow up! You are just a source of hilarity for most of us!

    Nov 2, 2007 at 10:47 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #65   Mishee bang

    yea that’s right bitches…

    *I can just imagine sabra getting ready for 7th grade this morning, dressing in the full length mirror lipsynching “Gimme More” — “It’s sabra, bitches…”*

    Nov 2, 2007 at 10:50 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #66   Mishee bang

    sorry *dressing in front of the full length mirror*

    Nov 2, 2007 at 10:51 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #67   Coke-aholic bang

    I bet these are some rich white kids with major issues.

    Nov 2, 2007 at 10:51 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #68   WanderingPenguin bang

    Wow. When did I walk into South Philly? Holy MOG.

    C-A: you da MAN! Er…ma’am. ;)

    Nov 2, 2007 at 10:52 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #69   Mishee bang

    C-A is the WOman! You go girl!

    Nov 2, 2007 at 10:55 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #70   Wade bang

    this thread is now a lot more entertaining to read, lol.

    Nov 2, 2007 at 11:29 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #71   Mishee bang

    Although, with the instigators comments removed, most of the end of this thread doesn’t make any sense! hee hee! let’s confuse any newbies who stumble upon this site!

    Nov 2, 2007 at 11:29 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #72   Mishee bang

    At least I have never been completely removed from existence by the PAN God! (to some people’s disappointment, I am sure…)

    Nov 2, 2007 at 11:31 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #73   A.A guy

    Uh…Pan God..YourMajesty Sir… I know this guy ,Brandon,and he’s Really annoying and says mean things. I was wondering…..can you do anything about credit ratings?

    Nov 2, 2007 at 11:53 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #74   mere bang

    okay, thanks mishee, i was trying to find this sabra crap, and i was totally lost.
    i take it some dipwad was threatening people? wtf? this is all in fun.

    Nov 2, 2007 at 12:15 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #75   Mishee bang

    just some middle schoolers who are suspended and at home today, probably still on a candy high from the other night… being stupid and REALLY annoying!

    Nov 2, 2007 at 12:20 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #76   mere bang

    aaaahhh.. gotcha.

    Nov 2, 2007 at 12:25 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #77   Team Cassandra bang

    Wow. It looks like a tornado hit this place!

    Nov 2, 2007 at 12:41 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #78   WanderingPenguin bang

    Well, they do say that “an ill wind blows clean”… or something like that. ;)

    Nov 2, 2007 at 12:43 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #79   turrboenvy

    To comment on the “What’s IE” article, I bet the school refers to IE as “the E.” “OK kids, now click on the E and we’ll…”

    Nov 2, 2007 at 1:31 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #80   GezD bang

    What did I miss, comment spammers? whats going on, I feel like I’ve arrived at a party after a big fight.

    Re: the see you Aunty thing, I like that because it also fits in with the predictive text on my phone. In the past, I have accused a couple of people of being “dualing aunts”. (It would be better if it was dueling.)

    Nov 3, 2007 at 6:54 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #81   D

    This is so brilliant! I understand the feeling, having gone to the cheapest University I could find…

    Nov 3, 2007 at 7:42 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #82   bethany

    I love this note. I don’t think it has enough comments. I’m a little lax on my definition of passive aggressive, but isn’t this one actually PA?
    And another thing that makes a note for me: way more explanation than necessary.

    Nov 4, 2007 at 9:46 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #83   sarah

    “Easy, tiger. This is a 404 page.
    You are totally in the wrong place. Do not pass GO; do not collect $200.

    Instead, try one of the following:

    Hit the “back” button on your browser.
    Head on over to the front page.
    Try searching using the form in the sidebar.
    Click on a link in the sidebar.
    Use the navigation menu at the top of the page.
    Punt. ”

    Hey, yeah, sorry about that. Didn’t mean to get ALL EXCITED and click on one of your BROKEN LINKS. I have an idea-FIX YOUR LINKS. Then go punt yourself.

    Nov 7, 2007 at 12:33 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #84   WanderingPenguin bang

    What an insightful comment, sarah. Bravo!

    Now, exactly WTF are you talking about? Just in case we might care.

    Nov 7, 2007 at 12:41 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #85   sarah

    It was a passive agressive reference to the first link in the post. It is broken.
    (He is a friend of mine, I want him to get mad hitz)
    Whee!

    Nov 7, 2007 at 3:28 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #86   Mrs. Bender

    WP – Surrender Dorothy? GENIUS!

    Nov 7, 2007 at 3:39 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #87   sarah

    sigh.
    I know.

    Nov 7, 2007 at 4:20 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #88   WanderingPenguin bang

    Oh. Sorry, sarah. I missed the irony, so shame on me. Please carry on, with my apologies. :D

    Thanks Mrs. Bender….but are you lost, by any chance? ;)

    Nov 7, 2007 at 4:33 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
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