We are sorry to report that over our summer hiatus, one of our favorite PopTort topics appeared and we missed telling you about it – namely, name-calling by the Manhattan Institute! And this time, both the ThePopTort and The ABA Blawg 100 (a prestigious list from the ABA Journal that ThePopTort has been honored and most grateful to have made for the last three years) share MI's potshots, to wit: “the ABA Blawg 100 is somewhere behind the ‘Kid's Choice Awards’ in credibility (the brainless ‘Pop Tort’ blog that reflexively promotes the litigation lobby has won over law blogs that break news and provide real analysis.)”
So we would like to try to assist MI by sending out this excellent instructional piece from WikiHow called “How to Lighten Up.” They begin:
Are you taking life too seriously all the time? Perhaps your natural instinct is to answer everything with a very serious tone and to point out the failings of all those around you and to press your politically correct views on others no matter whether it is a birthday, wedding or a work meeting - you just have to mar the occasion by reminding everyone of how much more serious you are, how frivolous and incorrect they are being and well, does that make you feel like a really good person inside? No? Didn't think so...
Don't you wanna feel better about life, MI? Granted, learning to be pleasant won’t be easy. But nothing worthwhile ever is! Good luck!