Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Okay, We'll Play: 5 Blogs and 5 Blawgers.

Yesterday, we were ignorant.

Today, we're still ignorant, but at least we know where the words "meme" and "Internet meme" come from. You can click through those links for all the details, but here's the money quote from Wikipedia's definition of an "Internet meme":

"At its most basic, an Internet meme is simply the propagation of a digital file or hyperlink from one person to others using methods available through the Internet (for example, email, blogs, social networking sites, instant messaging, etc.). The content often consists of a saying or joke, a rumor, an altered or original image, a complete website, a video clip or animation, or an offbeat news story, among many other possibilities."

Eric Turkewitz, of the New York Personal Injury Law Blog, tagged us earlier this week with an Internet meme that asks us to (1) identify five non-law blogs that we find to be interesting, and (2) tag five lawyers to do the same thing.

This is tougher for us than it sounds. Between practicing law, publishing this blog, and being decent husbands and fathers, we don't actually spend much time prowling around the internet for fascinating blogs. But we're fun guys, so we'll try our best to play along.

First, here are five non-law blogs that we find to be interesting.

Pharmalot. Comprehensive, timely coverage of all things pharmaceutical. If you're interested in the pharmaceutical business, monitor Pharmalot. (Okay -- maybe we're not fun guys, after all. But Pharmalot is an awfully good blog.)

Eye on FDA. Same deal, but for folks interested in the FDA in particular, rather than the drug business side of things.

Bexis recommends Baseballanalysis as a baseball or sports blog.

Herrmann recommends the sports blog at Newsday in Long Island. It doesn't quite cover his teams, but how far wrong can you go with a blog written by a guy named Mark Herrmann?

Finally, as long as we're veering off into hobbies, Herrmann also recommends the RoyalMagic blog. If you're interested in magic, those guys follow the news and developments.


And then we have to tag other legal bloggers to come up with five non-law blog recommendations of their own:

First, the Law and Magic blog. They'll be surprised to see that we even exist, let alone that one of us shares an interest with them.

Class Action Blawg, which shares some interests with both of us.

Maryland Injury Lawyer Blog. We disagree with what you say, but we'll fight to the death for your right to say it. (And maybe, if we distract you with this silly meme, you won't be quite as ready for an upcoming trial.)

Simple Justice. Scott Greenfield wouldn't play along with this meme when Turkewitz and Anne Reed tagged him with it; maybe the third time's the charm.

Torts Prof. What the heck do the scholars read in their spare time, anyway?

That's it for games. We'll soon go back to the stuff that's really fun -- drug and device product liability defense.

2 comments:

Ron Miller said...

Okay, I'm in. But let me go to sleep tonight. I spend the evening chasing down my three little kids at the park. I'll take a crack at it tomorrow.

Sheila B. Scheuerman said...

TortsProf will play, too. I confess that I was just as clueless on the meaning of "Internet meme." Isn't it really just a fancy word for "blogger chain letter"?