Friday, June 03, 2011

A Vader by Any Other Name would Smell as Sweet

Names define us; I think it was Daniel Patrick Moynihan who pointed out that you were more likely to be treated as Irish if your father was named "Hogan" than if your mother was.  And I feel for all those little Osamas on the playground (unless the playground is in, say, Riyadh).  In the same vein, in law school it struck me that people named Smith and Jones were less likely to get entangled with the law than people named, say, Katzenbach and McClung.  I used to invent fanciful case names.  Who can get a fair trial in, for example, Vader v. Little Sisters of the Poor?

But this guy leaves me in the dirt. 

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