True Wheel of Fortune: “Why risk another spin?!”

Disclaimer: The laughter that this video is likely to generate is hopefully that of true kindness.

When I say I think there should be more contestants like this on game shows.. its not to inflate ratings to poke fun at.. (struggling for the appropriate terminology) challenged individuals. No, I would not regularly watch a show called Wheel of Misfortune, because that title is rude and the malicious intent would kill any beneficial results that this contestant may have experienced. Without talking in circles for another hour. This is a must watch, it was nice to see genuine, unabashed happiness from a kid with more personality then the average joe.

The thing about TV game shows that I find this to be a very effective and possibly charitable tool is its ability to convey a message to the viewers, the general public, for compassion for others. Game shows are apart of our social fiber, our moral makeup, our grey matter. It is hard to vocalize exactly how the Pat Sajak’s, the Trebek’s, Philbin’s and Bob Barker’s of the world have left their imprint of me.. or us.. or you.. but they invariably do. Collective Efficacy. They’re our Media Moms. Our Drama Dads. Our D-List Morals.

In end, this scene was probably missed by the 99%, so I take out the 10 minutes out of my day to recirculate a gem that should that should be lost but not forgotten.

(Yes, I Reddit)

State of the Julesy Address

Dear life,

I hate leaving the library near 11pm and the little eateries near my apartment are all closed.

I hate how I haven’t unrolled my yoga mat from the corner of my room in almost 2 months.

I hate how often my printer runs out of blue  ink, although all I’m printing is black and white

I hate how the recipe for pancakes yield 12-14 fat frisbees, yet the 2 i get from Ihop are just as bad as the homemade dozen

I hate how long I left the last load of laundry in the dryer. Are they still clean after 4 days?

I hate how many pens I’ve lost this semester, especially since the refills I bought for them are now in limbo.

I hate how difficult it is to decide whether to go to sleep or not. To stay up to catch up or go to bed behind in the count

I hate  that the red sox game was rained out today, since a double header tomorrow is way too distracting.

I hate all this sitting, all this coffee and medication.

I hate not being able to be me, to do things that make me feel complete.

I hate not going for runs, to concerts, friends houses, and to girls blouses. lol

I hate all the things law school makes me do,

But that’s ok, I accept that.

I accept the 10 pounds I’ve gained, the all nighter’s I’ve pulled, the sweatpants I’ve worn to class, the shear number of fiber one bars I’ve consumed, chewing gum, k-cups, incense, all these things that keep me on the straight and narrow.

I think back to the words of my mother.. “forgo momentary pleasure for future gain” and her father’s words to her “baby doll, this too shall pass”

It’ll all be worth it. I just don’t have it yet. I guess the only reason I’m upset is because the two main things I value most in life.. Love and health have been slipping.. See the fried chicken and beer red sox of 2012… But I haven’t needed Tommy John, but maybe only Jimmy John to get by. i could make a million baseball references of trying to prepare for the wicked “curveball” the “professor” might throw my way. With a starting 5 man rotation of: Rivers-James, Katz, Levine, Exum, and Dunham. With Parish and Perkins as bench/pitching coaches..

I’d like to think… as step up to the plate (for finals) for the 2nd time.. The 2nd of only 6 plate appearances. I just want to make contact. I know I’m not going to strike out. I’ve worked too hard to strike out. I know I can foul off a few questions, bullshit a correct response here and there.. but I want a fucking base hit eventually. No hit by pitches please. Please dont tell me 10 minutes before the end of the exam that the question was flawed and that my answer is irrelevant to the intent of the teacher. Please dont throw a knuckle ball that has to do with a latin term that I never studied and cant even give a confident reaction to. Please for the love of all that is holy-guacamole, may these next two weeks go by with gusto and poise. With grace. And that the feeling of then being a rising 2L makes a significant and lasting impression on career of this young legal prospect.


Go Red Sox and Go Me.


Good luck and good night.


Jules Russell Toraby


Top Law School Graph

Top Law School Graph: Click this interactive link!


I know Elon isn’t on this graph.. yet. But with a strong alumni class from 2016, and great great great teachers… (i’m envisioning a speech along the lines of Braveheart and the movie 300). THEY CAN NEVER TAKE…. MY JD!!!

Alas, as I near the 1/3 mark, I can only hold onto my glasses and keep reading. And I head off to the land that flows with ink and highlighter. The library.

Barre Review

Barre Review



Gotta love the legal pun.

This is more of a note to self; I’ll compile a list of great youtube videos, websites, pictures, ect to help me learn barre chords.

Everyday the muscle memory is improving and it really only takes a few dozen a day to see improvement.

My next step is to learn what chords I’m hitting in the E and A position as I go down the neck. And try to really get a slide motion going.

For more good websites check the links below!

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Easy Guitar Song: Chasing Cars

This is the second song I’m trying to learn in addition to Leaving on a jet plane.
Very easy intro and only 3 chords for the chorus: A, Eminor, and Dsus2.

Thank you Gandalf for helping me practice this song!
In about a week, I’ll post a user video of my best attempt to replicate this.

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Occupy Zoo-street

Ted Talk.. real interesting experiment. Inequality.
If monkey’s can get this furious about inequality, i can see how infuriating it may seem that a man no smarted than your average joe can earn more than hundreds of thousands of his smarter peers combined.

And dont even get me started on golden parachutes. Id hate to see what would happen if one of those monkeys were given a bowl of grapes, while the other had to do 50 tasks for just 1.

For more footage on animal behavior check out the link below:

Free Guitar Lessons

Free Guitar Lessons: Jules and everyone that plays guitar.. check out this great cite if you haven’t found it already

In between reading case law, memorizing common law, and making flow charts on giant post-it notes… I have taken up the guitar as a one of my many long term goals, that are better started sooner rather than later.


i got the A, G, C, D, E, a few of the minors and just started playing around with barre chords. The first rift I learned this past week was leaving on a jet plane. My chord transitions are getting quicker, but my strumming and timing is pretty bad. I should download a metronome app or just actually truly spend 15 minutes a day practicing. Sometime i can go weeks without playing, but after buying two cheap tuners from the local music store, I no longer have the excuse of not being able to get the iphone app to function properly.

I also got a drum pad and some sticks but I honestly only learned one paradiddle or something.. i can buzz them but I really havent used them too much. The reason being most likely that I no longer do a bulk of my reading on the couch anymore and the drum pad and guitar were always in close proximity to the coffee table.
Drum Pad


Goals for next week, but most likely for most of this summer: Learn more songs, understand the circle of fifths, learn a few other drum exercises, and practice daily. Videos of my progression to follow… Your comments, suggestions, advice, criticism.. will all be greatly appreciated. Also.. if anyone in the greensboro area wants to make a few extra bucks and teach lessons, versus me going to the local music store and making an appointment.



Law School Humor: Part 1L

Criminal Law Class Discussion on Cannibalism
Jules: “Really changes the meaning of the word Male-nourishment.”

Welcome to the Book of Jules. It will be used as kinda place to store what are alternatively called Jules-isms. Comments I make that tend to go to a dollar in the bad joke jar. This may also include lyrics to parodies I write, poems, screenplays, anything and everything me.

Some other memorable one’s from my 1L year.

Teacher: Chris Christie was acting like he had won the presidency last night.

Jules: Oh you mean Christie Creme, President of Weight Watchers?


Topic in Contracts was Peerless v Peerless (two ships with the same)- court voided the contract because of a clear mistake/misunderstanding

Jules: Well, Sometimes Ship Happens.

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Free Speech

Free Speech

XKCD Comic

gotta love this weekly comic. especially after having to write one of my first ever law school briefs on the subject of being a LPPF. If you dont know what that means.. google it.

But… I would like to share some puns I had for that assignment. The controversy was over a proposed Lowes store entering a town.. and I naturally starting thinking of funny titles that I could use for the assignment header… I came up with… Lowes Writer (zz top reference) and Lowe on the Range.. non-actually made the final draft, since I am learning when and where to be colorful with my humor… although my last paper did have a little flair that I failed to resist that impulse.