#JusJoJan and #SoCS for 1/20/18

Good morning everyone! Time again for #SoCS and the delightful companion of the month #JusJoJan. Today the prompt is part of a word.  We get to fill in the rest.  Oh goody!

To be specific: Your prompt for #JusJoJan and Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “oc.” Find a word that starts with “oc” and use it in your post. Bonus points if you start and end with your post with an “oc” word. Have fun!

oc or the OC.  I consider this line the first of the post in a veiled attempt to get bonus points.  Now if only I can end properly.

Have I told ya I am a carrot and stick kinda gal?  Well I am.

The OC was a show on Fox or CW formerly the WB or some such nonsense.  I am just making this up and trying to remember as to avoid Mr. Google and let the steam flow baby flow.

90210 was first of the genre … I think … that I will collectively call TEEN DRAMA … now add in a Dawson’s Creek (James Van Der Beek – I don’t want your life! Varsity Blues fame). One Tree Hill.  Maybe even a Gilmore Girls (Hell how would I know? I never saw one episode of that show).  Getting more edgy with My So Called Life and Freaks and Geeks.

Completely unrelated but purely because of the network on which the above shows aired, I think of JP or JA  and get a vile taste in my mouth.  In my opinion, he is the worst and his momma should never have been a teacher.  She was terribly awful to my Pony Boy and others who unfortunately by luck of the draw were placed in her class.

Then I think is this libel?  Surely not as you all have no idea of whom I speak and I added the caveat in my opinion which is just that … opinion NOT stating as fact.  And for all you know, this is fiction.  Right?  Right!  Is a caveat fictionalized account my get outta jail free card?

Now I want to Google (as in verb) Libel/Slander and see for myself what I have gotten myself into.  Freedom of Speech right?  I can say anything I darn well please.

Hmmm, not really … I cannot yell “FIRE” in a crowded movie theater unless of course there is a fire.  Well, technically I can but I am not supposed to. I heard that somewhere before in the freedom of speech debate. Oliver Wendell Holmes if memory serves.  But also if memory serves, he was misquoted and the case was about something else entirely.  Ugh, I remember just enough to be dangerous as the expression goes.

Legal studies fascinate me and I have been toying with the idea of getting a Masters of Legal Studies through Washington University’s online program.  But I really dislike the notion of studying again.  I much prefer to pick up bits and pieces of wonderful mind enriching knowledge by living my life.  Everyday I learn something new. And yeserday I learned this word –

ochlocracy

P.S. I have not hit over 500 words in a while.  That was bottled up and felt oh so good to release.  If you would like to feel relief too, join this band of characters and stream.  Here are the Rules and Ping Back

10 thoughts on “#JusJoJan and #SoCS for 1/20/18

  1. Legal systems ARE interesting… not only all the things humans can do to other humans, but the justifications they come up and the ways we have to deal with them. We are definitely one of the weirdest species on the planet. And that includes all the octopi that all of the SoCSs peeps are posting about.

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  2. I went around in circles researching libel for my memoir. Not a fun process when personal. If they can’t be recognized that’s good. But I still l love Anne Lammott’s quote about how if people wanted you to write nice about them, they should have treated you better.

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