So, I'm sitting in court with another attorney who is there to try a threatening phone call case. It's a fairly typical case of two guys calling back and forth screaming at each other over the phone until one guy tapes the other and goes to the magistrate. Although everbody in the courtroom realizes this is pretty trivial intra-family squabbling there's really not much of a defense. Curious, I ask the attorney what his defense is going to be and he tells me : "He's a hothead Yankee."
And, you know what? It worked.
Gotta remember that one.