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MSS Mashup: LSAT Cancellation Deadline vs. The Start of Hanukkah

  • by Admin
  • Dec 12, 2009
  • LSAT, Odds and Ends


Happy Friday MSSers! Today, December 11, is quite an eventful day. In addition to being the 345th day of the year and the date Honoratus took office in Constantinople, it also marks this year’s LSAT score cancellation deadline as well as the start of Hanukkah. To commemorate this momentous day, we’re doing our first ever MSS Mashup: the LSAT Cancellation Deadline vs The Start of Hanukkah. Keep reading to see which one wins.

1. Time.
The LSAT cancellation grace period is 6 days of dehumanizing, agonizing deliberation while Hanukkah is 8 days of joyous holiday-type celebration.
Hanukkah: 1

2. Pyrotechnics
During Hanukkah you light candles on a menorah. Deciding whether or not to cancel your LSAT score makes you want to light yourself on fire.
Hanukah: 2

3. Hotness factor
Hanukkah was commemorated with Adam Sandler’s famous song. But whether or not you should cancel your LSAT score is done by Matt Riley. As much as we here at MSS hate to admit it, Matt Riley is slightly better looking than Adam Sandler. Slightly.
Hanukkah: 2

4. Material Wealth
During Hanukkah, children receive traditional Jewish gifts such as the dreidel. But after the cancellation deadline you’ll become a lawyer (either by not canceling or taking it again) and will have enough money to buy love and other material possessions.
Hanukkah: 2

5. Food
Hanukkah = latkes and jam filled doughnuts. LSAT cancellation = the bitter taste of self-loathing.
Hanukkah: 3

6. Historical Significance
Hanukkah commemorates the rededication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem at the time of the Maccabean Revolt (thank goodness for Wikipedia). The LSAT cancellation commemorates an LSAT that didn’t go as well as you thought it should. Both suck a great deal but something called the Maccabean Revolt almost certainly sucked a great deal more. So the LSAT cancellation period wins by being slightly less miserable than impaling children.
Hanukkah: 3

7. Governing body
The LSAT cancellation is overseen by Law Services. Hanukkah is a celebration overseen by God. We don’t have any beef with Law Services, but we’re going to have to side with the creator of the universe.
Hanukkah: 4

Hanukkah wins. Hurray for the Torah! Go forth into the holiday season in peace, from all of us at MSS.

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