November 25th, 2007

kiri win

geeky law stuff and my declaration of love for my country.

Chili Peppers sue Showtime over Californication

"The Red Hot Chili Peppers are suing Showtime Networks, claiming they stole the title of their series Californication from the band's album and single of the same name.

The lawsuit alleges unfair competition, dilution of the value of the name and unjust enrichment, claiming the title is "inherently distinctive, famous ... and immediately associated in the mind of the consumer" with the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

The Chili Peppers's landmark album sold more than 14 million copies, received a Grammy nomination in its year of release (1999) and was named on of Rolling Stone magazine's Top 500 Albums of All Time.

Proving its "enduring popularity" the band cite that the single of the same name has been legally downloaded nearly half a million times.

The band have filed for damages on five counts in the California Superior Court.

"Californication is the signature CD, video and song of the band's career, and for some TV show to come along and steal our identity is not right," said the band's lead singer, Anthony Kiedis, in a statement.

The television series stars David Duchovny as a novelist suffering from writers' block and a mid-life crisis.

The show features a character named "Dani California," which is also the title of a Red Hot Chili Peppers song released in 2006, according to the lawsuit.

The suit seeks a permanent injunction barring Showtime and the other defendants from using the title Californication for the show, damages and restitution and disgorgement of all profits derived by the defendants."

From here.

OMG HOW EXCITING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I actually know what those terms mean like how totally awesome!!!

I really do want to take Restitution though, but perhaps in Year 4 because I aim to take a maximum of one exam per semester. And I'm going to do Chinese which has an exam so that already fulfills the quota.

I fucking hate exams OMG. I did nothing the entire day. I've decided to not do my own notes for Pers Prop, read the muggers, and attempt to come up with critical whatever and ever to copy into my exam script. Because I really, really, REALLY cannot think during an exam. It's insane. Because if the Evidence paper were to be an assignment, I'm pretty sure I would not get a C. Exams are utterly ridiculous especially the way I never fail to get a complete mind block when my brain needs to work at its full capacity the most. Two years of law school and nothing has changed, and I don't have time as it is to make up for the wasted time that is my first two years.

Ugh. This cannot continue. Evidence cannot repeat for Pers Prop. Did I mention that Evidence was worse than Company Law? I never imagined that anything could be worse than Company Law but the Evidence exam showed clearly that such things are not stuff of the imagination. So frustrating, flushing eight fucking credits down the fucking toilet.

Anyway, on a lighter note, I saw this video on Jolie's blog and my senses were completely affronted and I just had to pass on the trauma and share the love. I present to you: MDA (Media Development Authority? I hate all these stupid acronyms) Senior Management Rap.

I had to stop watching after the first "verse" because it was just way. too. painful.


Edited to add:

I ended up watching the whole thing and started laughing uncontrollably. Note especially the dude in the Superman outfit, that random shot of some random woman's hair blowing "seductively" past her, and this painfully hilarious line towards the end that ends with '24/7'.

SERIOUSLY. Singapore is SO awesome. Such videos are further proof of how truly, wholly and utterly Uniquely Singapore we are.

I LOVE MY COUNTRY. Thank you for making me laugh my ass off and cheering me up!

kiri win

irritated, still.

Remember what I said about relying on muggers?

Well, I completely take that back now. I tried reading the muggers. I understood absolutely nothing. It's too brief and therefore nothing makes sense and so I'm back to reading the bloody cases and making my own bloody notes.


I've been feeling sluggish and lethargic the whole day, falling asleep in front of my laptop while trying - usually in vain - to concentrate on the cases, I woke up at 2.30 p.m. 'cause I was up until 3-something a.m. looking for wallpapers of my latest husband, David Anders <3, and after that I decided to read a book all the way until 5 a.m. and obviously I did zero work, I'm emotional and stressed and irritated and frustrated and everyone should just leave me alone until this madness is over. I can't deal with anything else but my inability to study, to focus, and to not write these stupid entries that are really a waste of my freaking time.

What the fuck what the fuck what the fuccckkk.

At this rate my exam quota per semester is going to become zero. Which means that I wouldn't have any modules to take at all. What a complete nightmare.

And in the midst of everything I find myself being utterly unable to switch off the thoughts and the movie reel that's somehow playing selected memories on repeat. And the movie reel is evil and therefore it has chosen to replay every single horrible memory that I actually still remember, precisely because it is horrible beyond words, so I'm actually a lot more emotional than a person would be if she's merely faced with exam stress. And so I can't handle anything else but myself, because I can't even handle myself, and I don't want to talk about it because there is nothing - new - to talk about.

Personal Property Law. Sale of Goods. The rules under section 18. I'm on Rule 4.

I need to date. I am so bored. I need to marry David Anders right now. And my parents were watching Lucky Number Slevin and I sat down for the last fifteen minutes and I finally understand why people think that Josh Hartnett is hot.

But my heart belongs to David. When's the next Heroes coming out? I saw this promo for Episode 11 of David/Adam holding a samurai sword wearing this hot suit and looking totally hot. I am SO in love. I need Alias DVDs. I wish they hadn't made Sark all moony over Lauren though because Sark is so not that kind of guy. He's too suave, cold, and arrogant to go all moony over some random woman whom Lauren totally was.

Wang Wang Pawnshop is quite funny. Bunch of people being conned by some woman posing as a member of the Brunei royal family. That, in itself, is hilarious.

And how can two parties sign a contract that contains the term 'consignment' when they don't understand it to mean the same thing? It's so retarded. Can people please be smarter? They're giving money away to lawyers for absolutely nothing. Which should be good news to me, except commercial stuff bore me to death so I'm most likely not going to do any form of commercial litigation whatsoever.

In fact, I'm not even sure anymore if I want to remain in Singapore and do law. Because I genuinely have no interest in remaining here and I want to leave, see what's out there for me, because there's nothing here. But simultaneously I don't know for sure what I'm going to do yet. I have some sort of a vague idea, but...I don't know.

Anyway, going shopping on Friday no matter what, no matter how exhausted I am. Will buy a lot of clothes and make myself very happy. Yes, I will. And that shopping expedition will be my first time exercising in weeks. Killing two birds with one stone - how totally awesome.

Before anyone laughs at my contention that shopping is exercise, try shopping with me next time. I can walk - and I walk damn fast - continuously for at least four hours without needing to take a break. But then again, don't shop with me. I only do that when I'm alone. And I prefer shopping alone.

I feel very anti-social.

It's time for Lost!