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Carl & Jack get to the meat of the matter

Boy, it seems like I have more reasons for getting out of work and writing the Law Review than you can shake a stick at.Its been three weeks sitting at home recovering and rehabilitating from total knee replacement surgery. Yes is still written on my right knee.A series of sports injuries left almost no cartilage in my knees, especially my right knee, which has variously been described as my good knee or my bad knee depending on which knee last felt the knife.The good doctor opened up the knee, cut down the femur and cemented a half inch plate of stainless steel, then shaved down the tibia and cemented a half inch titanium plate with a hard piece of white plastic the interface in between. Two pounds of metal; enough to set off security check points in all airports.Three weeks and Im already walking on my own, albeit slowly. Its good to be back at work if even part-time. Its discouraging that no one here at the office even noticed I was out. Recognizing that this old brain has been on off for a month, we will keep the column light this week.

Carls Jr., which features Angus beef, just sued Jack in the Box over one of their commercials. Its clever. Clown-headed Jack is in a business suit leading a meeting about the chains new sirloin burgers pointing at the sirloin region on a primal-cuts chart like you see in butcher shops. An employee asked Jack to point out the Angus region, which of course is near the anus region on a cow. Jack responds, Id rather not.Its actually very funny, but Carls Jr. didnt think so.Carl sought an injunction claiming the ad suggested Angus is a cut of beef from a lesser portion of the cow. The judge threw out the suit writing, The whole joke is its a part of a cow, and hee hee, we know what part of a cow it is. Seems like a solid ruling, but with these little white pills, everything is good.

This is a real stretch, but certainly over time some of our best known TV cowboys have been involved in legal matters, the key focus of the scholarly Law Review, so heres a list of western characters and their horses. How many you know is directly related to your age.Gene Autry – ChampionKit Carson – ApacheAdam Cartwright (Bonanza) Beauty and SportBen Cartwright (Bonanza) Big BuckHoss Cartwright (Bonanza) Ginger, Paute and CubbLittle Joe Cartwright (Bonanza) Paint and CochiseHopalong Cassidy – TopperCisco Kid DiabloMarshall Matt Dillon (Gunsmoke) BuckWyatt Earp TombstoneDale Evans ButtermilkSpin Evans (Adventures of Spin and Marty) DynamitePancho Gonzales (Cisco Kids sidekick) LocoFestus Haggen (Gunsmoke) Ruth (a mule)Wild Bill Hickok BuckshotLone Ranger SilverBat Masterson StardustBret Maverick (Maverick) El LoanerLucas McCain (The Rifleman) RazorKen McLaughlin (My Friend Flicka) FlickaJoey Newton (Fury) Fury Annie Oakley TargetJosh Randall (Wanted Dead or Alive) RingoRoy Rogers TriggerSlim Sherman (Laramie) AlamoTonto (Lone Rangers sidekick) ScoutRowdy Yates (Rawhide) MidnightZorro Phantom and TornadoJim Porter is an attorney with Porter-Simon, with offices in Truckee, South Lake Tahoe and Reno. He is a mediator and was the Governor’s appointee to the Bipartisan McPherson Commission and the California Fair Political Practices Commission. He may be reached at porter@portersimon.com or at the firms web site http://www.portersimon.com. 2007


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