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Living the Dream 12: "Politically Correct"

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“Politically Correct” tries to explore the PC culture of the legal workplace. More specifically, it focuses on Nick’s unfortunate attempt to distance himself from an insensitive colleague’s offensive language. He tries to stand up for the gay rights movement, but in the process, ends up coming across as a racist. That’s what you get for being too PC. One of these days, I …

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Living the Dream 11: "The Review"

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“The Review” focuses on Nick’s upcoming review and his fear of getting fired. My “inspiration” for the episode dates back to a story I heard my first week at Skadden about a slightly insane senior associate who billed 2600 hours a year for nine straight years—only to be heartlessly passed over for partner. Legend has it that the disgruntled associate saw …

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Punching the Clown (Part 2): LIVING the DREAM, Webisode 10 (SEASON FINALE)

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Well, that’s it for Season One. Thanks for all your support and “constructive criticism” along the way. We plan to begin production of Season Two in 2009. The thought of ending the series on Nick pathetically “self-gratifying” all alone in his office just seemed too depressing. Even for a law firm comedy. Besides, there are just too many funny, inane, dark BigLaw stories yet …

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Punching the Clown (Part 1): LIVING the DREAM, Webisode 9

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No, I never did this. Thought about it a few times. But never pulled the trigger, so to speak. This episode is simply the natural extension of feeling trapped and helpless in the office. What’s a guy supposed to do when he’s so stressed and horny that he’s about to implode? I don’t recommend doing what Nick did, but I know it’s happened. …

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Halloween: LIVING the DREAM, Webisode 8

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While I never wore a ridiculous drugstore-purchased Superman costume to the office, I did wear one to a swanky Halloween party at the home of a famous female pop star. Problem was: I arrived at the party two hours early. It was just me—in a stupid costume—and the pop star—in jeans and a t-shirt.  Oh yeah, and she didn’t exactly know me …

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Rope: LIVING the DREAM, Webisode 7

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Years ago, my friend and I were working at a local health club when we spotted a legendary athlete lifting weights. He was first-ballot Hall of Famer—and apparently, according to my friend, a man with a legendary rope. Not sure who told him this, but he claimed it was common knowledge. This guy was allegedly part of the all-celebrity big-johnson team. Right up there …

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