So... has anyone been in a Mazda lately?
(I was working at Time Inc Magazines in the Editorial Software dept when wrote this there.)
He is America's No. 1 smartass. He is also, by far, the most inventive man on TV today. Letterman is a talk show host without fear. He flirts with the boundaries of politeness and humor; he'll try anything once. Like Carson (but unlike Thicke), he knows what to do when a joke bombs—and bomb they do, for that is the price of experimentation. Once, to apologize for a groaner, Letterman paid everyone in the audience $1. He's had a steamroller flatten watermelons and six-packs of beer, just for the heck of it. He's staged man-hunting duels between a Russian psychic and bloodhounds (the Russian won). He's worn a Velcro suit and thrown himself against a wall to see whether he'd stick (he did). He's had as guests a woman who costumes birds, a man who collects snowballs, a woman who collects strange nuts. He gleefully lets people make fools of themselves, and it's wonderful to watch. For as cynical and near nasty as he can be, Letterman is still one of the more likable and most entertaining people on TV. After more than two years on the air, he remains fresh. There's just one problem: He's on the air too damned late; Letterman is bad for your health. When and if Carson does decide to pass on his microphone, here's hoping that he passes it—and his earlier hour—to Letterman. If you haven't seen Letterman yet, then stay up late tonight (and call in sick tomorrow) to watch him.
This is insane.
It will probably stand.
The issue of arbitrability is, itself, arbitable. A contract can delegate questions about the validity of its arbitration clause, and the unconscionability of same, to the arbitrator himself The trial court (if any such thing exists) is left with no other questions than "does a contract exist." If it does, then all questions related to arbitration are left for the arbitrator to decide.
It is conceivable that an appellate court, faced with a decision on this contract, would decide that the FAA did not contemplate arbitration clauses this insane. It's even conceivable that the arbitrator might decide that the clause empowering him was unconscionable. But, of course, you can't appeal an arbitrator's decision about the arbitrability of a contract. So every potential litigant must individually get a decision from the arbitrator, and -- in the event that the arbitrator decides that arbitration is within his power -- it is extraordinarily procedurally difficult to bring the issue before a court with the power to decide the issue once and for all.
"But I’m less certain why George Mason would feel any need to oblige. Because in a perfect free market, one in which all actors are free to pursue their own self-interest, one would not only expect private companies to pay think tanks to promote their views, but be actively disappointed if they failed to do so."
- Kent State University
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