What am I going to do with my 72 Legal Underground coffee mugs? It seems to me that in the 15+ months that this weblog has (dis)graced the blogosphere, I've taken a lot of cheap shots. You know, low blows. Easy laughs. Unfair and undeserved mockery of perfectly innocent people.
There have been plenty of targets. Most of them I like, two of them I don't. But they're all getting a coffee mug. The only one who will complain about my gift-giving is my secretary, who'll be responsible for boxing them up and shipping them out.
Here's who's getting a coffee mug, and why.
- Justice Antonin Scalia, for this post: "Justice Antonin Scalia to Get Own Reality TV Show."
- Judge Richard Posner of the Becker-Posner Blog, for these posts: "Advice to Federal Judges #3" and "A Polite, Though Extraordinarily Serious, Dissent from the Becker-Posner Definition of the Term 'Weblog'."
- Walter Olson of Overlawyered, for this post: "The Experienced Lawyer and the Law Student Debate Overlawyered.com."
- Ted Frank, Olson's sidekick at Overlawyered and frequent commenter on this weblog, for this post: "The Official McDonald's-Coffee-Post-Commenter Awards."
- Jim Copland of Point of Law, for this post: "The Experienced Lawyer and the Law Student Debate Point of Law."
- Howard Bashman of How Appealing, for this post: "Howard Bashman's Daily To-Do List."
- Drama critic Terry Teachout of About Last Night, for this post: "Critic Terry Teachout Consumes Too Much Art, Violently Explodes."
- Professor Ann Althouse of Althouse, for this post: "Law Professors: Blog Your Way to Tenure."
- Professor Glenn Reynolds a/k/a Instapundit, for these posts: "Advice to Young Lawyers #18," and "Advice to Families of Lawyer's #7."
- Dennis Kennedy of DennisKennedy.blog, for this post: "Tragedy Strikes Blawging World: Fifty of the Best Perish."
- Matt Homann of the [non]billable hour, for the same.
Finally, although I don't like the next and last two recipients, I figure they could use a reminder to read my weblog: the American Tort Reform Association (this post) and the Madison County Record (this post).
After the 13 mugs go out, I'm still left with 59. The next five people to leave a suggestion in the comments about what to do with the remainder can have two each. Then I'll be down to only 49, an amount I think I can persuade the garbage man to haul away.