The Art of Manliness Weekly Roundup: Law School Finals Edition

by Brett & Kate McKay on December 6, 2008 · 12 comments

in Blog, Roundup

As many of you read this, I’ll be in a classroom taking the first of four law school finals. Law school finals aren’t much fun.  They’re three to four hour ordeals where you pretty much type or write non-stop for the entire time. You leave thinking you did alright, then in the middle of the night you’ll wake up panicked because you think you forgot to discuss an issue. My last final is December 15th. The upside of all this is after this set of finals, I’ll only have one semester of law school left.

Let’s look at some links:

Master List of of Holiday Online Order Deadlines for Last Minute Shoppers. (@ gizmodo) Many of you probably do your Christmas shopping online. Some of you are probably big time Christmas shopping procrastinators. Well, if you’re a man who does his Christmas shopping online and is a big time procrastinator, then Gizmodo has you covered. This list shows you the deadlines you have to order from most online stores so you can get your gifts before the 25th. Check it out.

Seven Good Lessons from the Great Depression (@ dumb little man) The economic downturn has everyone worried. Here are some lessons from our grandparents on how to handle an economic crisis.

Wondermark This site is awesome. They take 19th Century engraving images and turn them into greeting cards or comic strips. Of interest to Art of Manliness readers will be their Beards of Our Forefathers book and their manly holiday pins.

Circa History Very cool history site.  It has fantastic articles and the site itself is awesome looking. The goal of the site is to “remind citizens that history is instructive.” Check it out and get your learning on. (It’s a bit on the conservative side and they do discuss faith, so if that’s not your thing then don’t check it out)

Art of Manliness Man of the Year

Only one week left to vote for the Art of Manliness Man of the Year. If you haven’t already, make sure you do. Read the candidate’s bios and make your pick. The decision will be tough because they’re all such worthy candidates.

Become an Evangelist of Manliness

The world needs more manliness. Help spread the good word of manliness today by becoming an ordained evangelist of manliness.

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Bob Iger December 6, 2008 at 8:01 am

Brett, I wish you a lot of luck with your finals!

2 phil December 6, 2008 at 1:21 pm

All the best for the finals. Hope all goes well

3 Staffaction December 7, 2008 at 11:37 am

Brett, I’m my jaw dropped when I realized you’ve been keeping up with this blog AND studying in law school. Good luck!

4 Rodney Hampton December 7, 2008 at 3:09 pm

I wish I had taken more time earlier in the semester to work on Individual Taxation….but I’ll pull through. I’m 1/2 way through school after this round of finals. All downhill from here I hope.

Good luck on your finals Brett.

5 Dave December 7, 2008 at 8:28 pm

Law school finals here too. good luck w/ the rest

6 Dave December 8, 2008 at 7:44 am

Kick some ass on those finals.

Ah, law school. Those were the days.

7 William M. Andrews December 8, 2008 at 7:22 pm


Thanks for keeping up with your blog during law school; I always look forward to your tips and tricks on fine tuning the art of manliness. The fact that you manage to keep it fresh and interesting, while contemplating tax, constitutional law and criminal procedure is, in and of itself, evidence (pun intended) of your superlative manliness!

My condolences to your wife as you work your way through finals. I know that I wasn’t much fun for most of the time I was in law school and it only got worse during finals. How my wife put up with me is a testament to her gentle soul and extraordinary patience.

Best of luck with exams; Happy Holidays.

8 Johnny Rivers December 20, 2008 at 4:39 pm

Law school exams should be a breeze for you this late in the law school game. Stop whining, Judges won’t like it and it is not manly. Wait until Bar exam rears its ugly head in your not-to-distant future.

Practicing law and loving it.
Tradewinds JR

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