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Thursday, June 28, 2007

Boom! Pop! Fizz!

posted by on June 28 at 17:07 PM

This graphic, which is running on the front page of the New York Times website right now
makes me wonder why there aren’t “action” figures of our Supreme Court Justices. They look so plastic with their weird retro photoshopping, it just makes me think of the options.

1) Have Ginsburg make out with Scalia.
2) If the figures had movable joints, I bet Stevens would love to shamefully point his finger at Roberts.
3) I could knit little capes for Thomas and Souter, who just seem like the crimefighting types (“The Justice League,” of course).

Endless possibilities.

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You beat me to the Justice League joke. Lame.

Posted by Matt Fuckin' Hickey | June 28, 2007 5:17 PM

Matt Hickey: I can always be trusted with the obvious joke.

Posted by Ari Spool | June 28, 2007 5:22 PM

Out of all the justices, the only ones that actually look wise and lawyery: Kennedy, Ginsburg, Souter, and Stevens. Breyer might qualify if he didn't have that stupid grin on his face.

Conservatives: 1 out of 5
Liberals/Moderates: 3 out of 4

Posted by keshmeshi | June 28, 2007 5:47 PM

Nasty sex between the Roberts and GWBUSH dolls. Love them image ;?

Posted by 69 | June 28, 2007 5:56 PM

Of course the Slog would hone in on the joke potential while ignoring the content of the story itself, a story that also happens to be Seattle relevant. The court ordered desegregation of Brown v. has been rolled back, but hey man, wouldn't the supreme court judges make bad ass action figures?

Posted by Jay | June 28, 2007 5:59 PM

my darling miss spool: there is no such thing as retro photoshoping. are you from the future? really? you can say. nobody would mind.

Posted by adrian! | June 28, 2007 6:06 PM

Remember the "restore their dignity" game in _America: The Book_ by the Daily Show writers? Naked supremes! This post reminds me of that.

Posted by Jamey | June 28, 2007 6:19 PM

I love their pictures. It's like the junior high school yearbook, except there are more snotty bad kids than nerds.

Posted by Boomer in NYC | June 28, 2007 7:07 PM

What I found intriguing was that all the meat heads are conservative, their heads are so much bigger, not to be confused with smarter or more judicious; and all the pin heads are lucid constructionalist liberals, so much more prudent, smarter, and more dedicated to safeguarding our Bill of Rights and Constitution than any of those hacks on the unfortunate majority. A majority that any Nader voter is personally responsible for. Vote with your dollar not your vote until we are able to amend the Constitution to accomodate a multiparty system or proportional representation. Until then, please don't put us in the position of having corporate whores appointed to our supreme court. And if you voted for Nader, please suck Dan Savage's War supporting dick.

Posted by M | June 28, 2007 9:40 PM

*contructionist - sorry... And Dan, your paper is getting better these days but I still can't understand how you were duped by the media - as a media editor, you, of all people should have known. I was so so so dissapointed.

Posted by M | June 28, 2007 9:45 PM

Uh, Jay--no it wasn't.
The court said today that you cannot decide who goes to what school solely on the basis of race. How is that rolling back Brown?

The court also didn't even have a majority to completely ban racial preferences of any kind, so the only controlling opinion is as I stated above.

Posted by torrentprime | June 28, 2007 11:33 PM

While I often fantasize about Supreme Court orgies myself, I think it's worth noting (re: your suggestion that Ginsburg and Scalia dolls should make out, which I think you suggest because the two are polar opposites on the bench, although it could be pure hotness factor) that Ginsburg and Scalia are actually BFF's. Mr. and Mrs. Scalia ring in the New Year with Mr. and Mrs. Ginsburg and Ruth and Nino are opera-buddies. They even appeared as extras in an opera together! So, them making out doesn't see so absurd afterall.

Posted by Joshua | June 29, 2007 2:03 AM

11: I should have said the decision rolled things back to the early days of desegregation, when many school districts dragged their feet in integrating schools. I know Brown V. Board hasn't been rolled back. The way I said it was misleading and unclear. My mistake.

Posted by Jay | June 29, 2007 3:27 AM

Actually, the publication Green Bag, a less than ultra serious legal journal, makes limited edition Supreme Court justice bobble heads. They started with Rehnquist, and are producing them otherwise in order of seniority on the Court -- although I'm not sure what they've done about Roberts. I think the Kennedy bobble head came out last year.

The bobble heads come out once a year, and are free for Green Bag subscribers. They are also available on eBay -- but they go for hundreds and hundreds of dollars. I saw a Stevens bobble head that sold for upwards of $500.

Posted by anonlawyer | June 29, 2007 6:47 AM

You should talk to Seattle Artist (Art Army Creator) Mike Leavitt about this: His Website

Posted by meks | June 29, 2007 8:14 AM
Posted by Jonah | June 29, 2007 8:38 AM

Ari, you really made my night here. Awkward middle-school style dancing would be more fun with these cats than my old Star Wars figures.

Posted by Garth | July 1, 2007 4:44 AM

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