Fantasy Land:  “We can hardly believe that any trial lawyer would seriously anticipate an opportunity to examine the jurors after they were sworn. Although that opportunity may be enticing, its contemplation is wholly fanciful.” (Bly-Magee v. Budget Rent-A-Car Corp. (1994) 24 Cal.App.4th 318, 324.)
Sugar Coating:  “What the heck?!? At one point, the trial court commented, ‘This is one of the most screwed up cases I’ve ever seen.’ We heartily agree.” (Essex Insurance Co. v. Heck (2010) 186 Cal.App.4th 1513, 1515.)
Legal Scholarship:  “This is an argument only a lawyer could love; it rests on semantics rather than on reason.” (Gallo v. Sup. Ct. (1988) 200 Cal.App.3d 1375, 1380.)
Us and Them:  “This case comes to us on stipulated facts. The parties agree that summary judgment in favor of someone is appropriate.” (Century Surety Co. v. United Pacific Insurance Co. (2003) 109 Cal.App.4th 1246, 1254.)
Stimulating Reading:  “After this mind-numbing journey through RCRA, we return to the provision that is, after all, the one before us for examination.” (American Mining Congress v. United States EPA, et al. (D.C. Cir. 1987) 824 F.2d 1177, 1189.)