05/26/2008 4:55 pm
I have been called to perform my civic duty of serving on jury duty. I am to report starting Tuesday, May 27, and I guess for a week or two following. I will probably be updating this blog with my experiences as I go through the process.
One thought that keeps going through my mind is the desire to recreate Henry Fonda's role in the movie 12 Angry Men. I mean, why not see how long we can make this thing last, right? The best thing though is that I get to miss work WITH pay for this, so I have lots of motivation to draw this out as long as it can go. Anyway, tune in for updates after my session tomorrow evening.
|Carlos44ec - "If at first you don't succeed, failure may be your style."|
|just a note- don't bring a switchblade to jury duty. Or anywhere near the courthouse.|
|Jeremy - Super Chocolate Bear|
|just a note - he's joking about arbitrarily drawing it out, Mr. Big Brother.|
|Carlos44ec - "Always remember that you are unique. Just like everybody else."|
|What happened to you Jeremy, why so serious all of a sudden?|
|Jeremy - Broadcast in stunning 1080i|
|I didn't realize that was being serious.|
|Scott - 6225 Posts|
Carlos44ec Wrote - 05/26/2008 @ 07:15:31 PM
just a note- don't bring a switchblade to jury duty. Or anywhere near the courthouse.
Jeremy Wrote - 05/26/2008 @ 10:56:04 PM
just a note - he's joking about arbitrarily drawing it out, Mr. Big Brother.
In the movie 12 angry men, Fonda's character buys a switch blade to demonstrate how the killer could have easily bought a switch blade from any pawn shop in town. (just in case Jeremy hasn't seen the movie and didn't get the reference). He then pulled it out in the jury deliberation room and stuck it in the table.
|Carlos44ec - "The tallest blade of grass is the first to be cut by the lawnmower."|
|I figured, but didn't want to say so.|
|Jeremy - 8953 Posts|
|I've seen the movie, or at least on of the remakes. I was just joking about the fact that some lawyer/judge/government-official is going to see your post after the trial of the century you're going to be involved with draws out, think you're staying true to your word, and toss you in the big house.|
|Jeremy messed with this at 05/27/2008 11:09:42 pm|
|Scott - 6225 Posts|
|There was a remake?|
|Matt - 3354 Posts|
There was a 1997 remake for Showtime, with Jack Lemmon in the Henry Fonda role. I've seen both versions, but it's been a while for both so I can't comment on how they compare.
IMDb - 12 Angry Men (1997)
Wikipedia - 12 Angry Men (1997)