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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

UrbanDaddy

So one of my guilty pleasures is the daily dispatch I get from UrbanDaddy.com. In theory it's a "Man's Man" website catering to the GQ/Esquire set or those who aspire to that. They offer deals, vacations, restaurants and products that ideally Jeeves or Smithers or Alfred would slip to a "gentleman" sotto voce while helping him into his smoking jacket or admiring his ascot. But all with a definite urban jester's voice and outlook. (I stole that explanation from the website...I think). Anyhoo, I don't remember now how I happened upon them a few years ago but now it's one of the emails I most often look forward to daily. Here's a prime example of why:

"It happens.

You go out to dinner with your old friend Mickey Rourke, and then, a few hours, a few Negronis and at least one totaled golf cart later, well... you need a lawyer. And fast.

At times like this, there’s literally only one place you can turn: the Internet.

Introducing Legal Playground, a sort of Craigslist for your lawyering needs, online now.

Think of this as backup for when your personal lawyer on retainer is out of the country.

So back to the golf cart. Step one: resuscitate Rourke. Step two: pull up this site (or use the app) and scan through the list of local attorneys, sorted according to their areas of specialty. (Traffic violations and/or sporting mishaps should do here.)

If no one picks up your call—after all, it is 3:30 in the morning—you can also leave a message on the site’s bulletin board, describing your situation (“Went Knievel on the 11th hole... allegedly”), and wait for them to come to you.

And more importantly, it won’t count as your phone call."

I mean, seriously? How awesome was that?