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  • Why is the Squat Cobbler Tape Evidence?

    Something being evidence does hinge on whether a crime was charged or not. If I make up a tape to clear my name of something where I am not charged or even a suspected, I am still manufacturing evidence. And at that point in the show the police at a minimum suspect Price of filing a false police report, which means that there is a specific offense that Jimmy provides the tape as evidence.

    Still, Kim's concern wasn't even about being guilty of a crime, but disbarment. Rule 3.3.a of the ABA:

    (a) A lawyer shall not knowingly: offer evidence that the lawyer knows to be false. If a lawyer, the
    lawyer’s client, or a witness called by the lawyer, has offered material
    evidence and the lawyer comes to know of its falsity, the lawyer shall
    take reasonable remedial measures, including, if necessary, disclosure
    to the tribunal. A lawyer may refuse to offer evidence, other than the
    testimony of a defendant in a criminal matter, that the lawyer
    reasonably believes is false.

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  • 202 - "Cobbler"

    I think BCS has become underrated at this point. Yeah, I know Gilligan et al get a ton of hype. But the fact is that we've come to expect so much from them that anything that isn't mind blowing gets analyzed to death. Not to pick @DrKen , but take this last post, for example, where "jump off a building" is already being called too specific for something that hasn't happened yet, because we've come to expect so much in terms of how everything ties together. And for the record, unlikely to happen, since the likely scenario is Kim marrying Jimmy and later divorcing (he has 2 ex-wives in BB, but only one so far).

    As for this episode, I thought it continues being freaking great. First, I like that it shows that Kim is into Jimmy just as much as he is into her (the whole "we" line, the playing footsie bit, etc). Second, I love the symbolism of even minor things. Like the cup that Kim gave him not fitting into his new car. If I had to guess right now what would happen between them, it would not be Kim breaking up with him for his lying, but for her not fitting in with his new life, based on that scene.

    Finally, since some people seem to have an issue with Kim being ok with the lying but not the fabricating evidence, I found that to be VERY realistic. I don't know if people know any lawyer types, but that is precisely the sort of distinction that most of the lawyers I know do. A lawyer telling a story to the cops on behalf of his client is no big deal, while submitting false evidence is not only a much bigger deal, but also by itself evidence of wrong doing. It would be impossible to prove that "Playuh" has never done squat cobbler videos, while it would be very possible to prove that the video they turned in was shot after their talks and therefore made specifically to fool them. Also note that Kim doesn't tell Jimmy not to do it again, just that it was stupid and he shouldn't tell her about it.

    In fact, I think it is interesting the way they have set up Chuck, Kim and Jimmy as different approaches to the law. Chuck sees law and practicing law as a serious and worthwhile pursuit in itself, something that should be done by serious people with noble intent. Jimmy is a risk-loving, self interested hedonist. Bend and break the rules as long as it pleases him. While Kim is a rational pragmatist: Jimmy's behavior is a problem not because it offends her sensitivities with regards to doing serious law, but because it might come back to bite him, and her, in the ass. I also think it is interesting how that is unrelated (and frequently opposed) to their personal morals. Chuck will lie and betray his brother to keep the law serious and pure. Jimmy will bend and break the rules all because he decided to do the good thing and return the Kettleman's money (which is the snowball that leads to Playuh). And Kim is the self interested one, following the law to climb up that partner track ladder.
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  • How long before The Leftovers gets good?

    Season 2 is where it gets to another level, for me.
  • Episode 1002 - "Founders Mutation"

    That was much better than the first one. Though I have to say that some of the ford product placement scenes were quite jarring. The preview has me very, very excited for Darin Morgan's episode.

    I also wonder how much of the original William story they will keep. Because that was just about peak convoluted x files. For those who don't remember, there was a prophecy that if William was alive and Mulder dead, William would lead the colonists to victory. But if Mulder was alive and William was alive, William would lead the resistance to the aliens. Which is why he is put up for adoption and Mulder went into hiding. I wonder how much of that will be ignored (because it makes no sense that the global conspiracy to colonize earth would be thrown off because they couldn't crack the secret adoption).
  • Gillian A. offered half David D. salary

    She did hold out for more money. They ended up making the same amount for this new run. Doesn't change the fact that they tried to lowball her this time around. That is, people are taking issue that even in one of the few productions where the male and female leads have equal standing in the story,  hollywood still tries to lowball the female and not the male.

    And not many female actors can hold out like Anderson did. Not only are there fewer parts for women, there are fewer lead parts for women of Anderson's age. Maggie Gyllenhaal has notoriously mentioned how she lost a part because at 37 she was too old to play the girlfriend of a 55 year old male protagonist.  So it's like @A_Ron_Hubbard said. Collectively, hollywood is very liberal, but when it comes time to put pen to paper and come up with a contract, they try to profit off of the inequality they love to denounce. So what happened is not that the director heads were "offer Anderson less money for the sake of the patriarchy," but that they were "she is almost 50, I bet we can get her cheap." In this case, it didn't work because she has been active as hell (and courageous also, because it takes guts to denounce the producers shortly before the premiere).
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