Scalia Bobblehead a Real Hoot - but no longer available !!
The Greenbag: an Entertaining Journal of Law, a satrical law review for law review geeks, (i.e., an inside joke the rest of us aren't privy to) has finally issued the much-balyhooed Justice Scalia Bobblehead doll. (See annotated version, above.) Unfortunately, The Green Bag Editors makes it clear that no new subscribers can get the doll (or any of the other Justice Bobbleheads, for that matter). Here's the Editors' statement:
When you buy a subscription to The Green Bag, that is all you are buying – one copy of each issue of the journal for the duration of your order. Everything else we produce – books, pamphlets, recipes, toys, high and low art, and so on – is either a gift that may or may not be delivered to some or all of our subscribers . . .
Well, why the hell would anyone subscribe to that smug and sophomoric organ of pseudo-intellectual drivel? To get a friggin' Justice Bobblehead, of course! I'm not going to plop down $35 for the rag so that I might be included among "some or all" of the subscribers who "may or may not" get a Justice Bobblehead. And I would warn anyone viewing this blog to avoid subscribing - at least if or when The Green Bag changes its Justice Bobblehead subscription policy.
Admittedly, though, the J. Scalia doll is most excellent. Yes, Green Baggers, I'm through venting- you guys do have a sophisticated sense of humor. (Even if my fourth-tier law school educated mind misses the subtlety of some of your gags.) The bibelots that accompany the Scalia doll (e.g., the lemon, the wolf, etc.) are very clever, and symbolize the best of Scalia's opinions (read the annotations, above). My friend & fellow law librarian Uwe Beltz scored one. It now decorates his library desk. If piccolo Nino goes missing from Uwe's desk, this blogger will be numero uno on the most wanted list.