Shatner/Pine Kirk (snagged from ONTD_ST)
And then there's a visualization:
On another note, I fared well through the bit of snow we received. (It was fun, but I'm glad this kind of snow isn't a regular occurrence here in DC.) I stayed in Friday, but I went out Saturday evening to meet up with one of my mom's coworkers who was up here for a conference. I had to walk the half mile to the metro station, but it wasn't that bad. It was kind of fun to walk in the streets with everyone else. We met up in Chinatown and then ended up having dinner at a hotel restaurant. I had a very delicious French onion soup. I don't mind walking, but it will be nice when buses start working like normal again. Though I heard that we're supposed to be having more snow tomorrow.
Random genealogy facts from my mother's side:
- One of my ancestors was Esther Susanna Arnold - Benedict Arnold's niece.
- My ancestors (the Flickingers) were involved in the Swiss peasant war of 1653, which was centered in Huttwil, their village of residence.
- One line on my maternal grandmother's side can be traced back to Charlemagne.
In 2006, Federal Judge Gregory Presnell from the Middle District of Florida ordered opposing sides in a lengthy court case to settle a trivial (but lengthily debated) point over the appropriate place for a deposition using the game of rock-paper-scissors. The ruling in Avista Management v. Wausau Underwriters stated:
Upon consideration of the Motion – the latest in a series of Gordian knots that the parties have been unable to untangle without enlisting the assistance of the federal courts – it is ORDERED that said Motion is DENIED. Instead, the Court will fashion a new form of alternative dispute resolution, to wit: at 4:00 P.M. on Friday, June 30, 2006, counsel shall convene at a neutral site agreeable to both parties. If counsel cannot agree on a neutral site, they shall meet on the front steps of the Sam M. Gibbons U.S. Courthouse, 801 North Florida Ave., Tampa, Florida 33602. Each lawyer shall be entitled to be accompanied by one paralegal who shall act as an attendant and witness. At that time and location, counsel shall engage in one game of "rock, paper, scissors." The winner of this engagement shall be entitled to select the location for the 30(b)(6) deposition to be held somewhere in Hillsborough County during the period July 11-12, 2006.
The public release of this judicial order, widely circulated among area lawyers, was intended to shame the respective law firms regarding their litigation conduct by settling the dispute in a farcical manner.