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June 13th, 2005 (10:58 am)
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current mood: amused

Russian "astrologist" Marina Bai has filed a lawsuit in the Presnensky district court in Moscow against the U.S. government's NASA, claiming that her business will be ruined if the agency is allowed, as planned, to crash a rocket into the Tempel 1 comet on July 4 to see what can be learned from the experience. Bai said the collision will "interfere with the natural life of the universe," which will in turn harm her "system of spiritual values," and she seeks 8.7 billion rubles (about US$311 million, which is the reported cost of the entire mission). [Moscow News, 4-19-05]

Rhonda Nichols, 40, filed a lawsuit in April against a Lowe's Home Center in Alton, Ill., seeking a minimum of $50,000 for injuries she says she suffered when a bird about the size of a pigeon flew against the back of her head while she was shopping in the store's outdoor gardening department. According to the lawsuit, the bird caused injuries to her head, brain, neck, muscles, bones, nerves, discs and ligaments, and led to the loss of neurological functions and cognitive skills. Said a Lowe's assistant manager, "It's an outside garden area. What are we supposed to do?" [St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 4-13-05]

The courts of Madison County, Ill. (near St. Louis), have a reputation in the legal community as friendly to plaintiffs who sue companies, and thus attorneys are eager to find lawsuits to file there. (Rhonda Nichols' lawsuit against Lowe's, above, is an example.) In 2002, lawyer Emert Wyss conceived a Madison County lawsuit on behalf of a client against a mortgage company for collecting what he thought were bogus fees on real estate transactions. Wyss' litigation stimulus (he received a referral fee and was part of the lawsuit) proved too clever: The litigation team strategically added a local title company as co-defendant, only to discover that the title company is owned by Emert Wyss. Thus, in a rush to litigate in Madison County, Wyss had actually sparked a lawsuit against himself. (He eventually withdrew from the team.) [Madison County Record, 3-8-05]

And gacked from gianna24:


Hot Damn!!!
Dear good god, you got 64
CHEATER!!! Ok, if you scored this high, you cheated. Hehe, just kidding. Obviously, I have no idea if you cheated. But if you did, shame on you. And if you didn't, I stand in complete awe. I'm not even that good.

If you liked my test, send it to your friends!
The Ultimate Hardcore Buffy Test
http://www.okcupid.com/tests/take?testid=5442894762585495219

Okay, the cut and paste went horribly wrong there. And annoyingly, there are no answers! I wanna know what I got right.

Comments

Posted by: Laney (laney_1974)
Posted at: June 13th, 2005 04:05 am (UTC)

LOL. That first one was quite amusing.

As for the Buffy test. I gave up after question two because I'm not a fan of quiz's that focus on actors as opposed to the show.

Posted by: Sharlene (mynuet)
Posted at: June 13th, 2005 05:29 am (UTC)

*stretches* Good morning, Ves, JMo... Booster. Beautiful day, isn't it? Apart from the parts that, y'know, suck.

Posted by: Spectacularly Adequate Empress (empressvesica)
Posted at: June 13th, 2005 05:34 am (UTC)

Morning, Myn. I'd say it is a fantastic day. I don't have Cabal duty until tomorrow. It finally stopped raining. I got some sleep.

Well, except for that heart-pounding nightmare. It was wiggy - and I don't use that word often. It was one of those where you try to wake up and can't? Yeah, I think I "woke up" at least seven different times during the dream and every time I found myself in even more disturbing situations.

Posted by: Spectacularly Adequate Empress (empressvesica)
Posted at: June 13th, 2005 05:37 am (UTC)
LJ keeps me humble [cincodemaygirl]

Oh - and if Foxfire is recovered, she might show up around here eventually.

*peers into cyberspace*

Posted by: Sharlene (mynuet)
Posted at: June 13th, 2005 05:39 am (UTC)

Foxfire is such a sweetie. I need to thank her for her offer and, like, add a link to her sales site from my journal or something.

Posted by: Spectacularly Adequate Empress (empressvesica)
Posted at: June 13th, 2005 05:44 am (UTC)
VM - Colorblocks [symbolical]

What can I say? I have awesome taste in friends. *huggles you both*

Posted by: Sharlene (mynuet)
Posted at: June 13th, 2005 05:47 am (UTC)

Posted by: Spectacularly Adequate Empress (empressvesica)
Posted at: June 13th, 2005 05:49 am (UTC)

Posted by: Sharlene (mynuet)
Posted at: June 13th, 2005 05:52 am (UTC)

Posted by: Spectacularly Adequate Empress (empressvesica)
Posted at: June 13th, 2005 05:54 am (UTC)

Posted by: Sharlene (mynuet)
Posted at: June 13th, 2005 05:56 am (UTC)

Posted by: foxfire74 (foxfire74)
Posted at: June 13th, 2005 06:52 am (UTC)

*wobbles in and waves*

*curls up in the corner with every intention of going back to sleep*

I'm here. Sorta. Hoping I have enough energy to get through errands and kitchen-cleaning before the brain checks out for the afternoon. :-) Will be posting about my weekend at some point (dogs, daycare, Illicit Substances (sadly not consumed by me)), but I'm trying to get my brain into gear first.

Oh, and no problems on the sales thing, mynuet. Glad to help out where I can...being low on/out of options sucks.

Posted by: Spectacularly Adequate Empress (empressvesica)
Posted at: June 13th, 2005 08:05 am (UTC)

Poor dear. Long weekend? Or just not feeling up to par.

Posted by: foxfire74 (foxfire74)
Posted at: June 13th, 2005 11:51 am (UTC)

Posted by: Sharlene (mynuet)
Posted at: June 13th, 2005 08:06 am (UTC)

Posted by: foxfire74 (foxfire74)
Posted at: June 13th, 2005 12:03 pm (UTC)

Posted by: Sharlene (mynuet)
Posted at: June 13th, 2005 05:38 am (UTC)

It's still damp up here. Then again, I'll take clouds and rain over storm winds any old day.

I woke up this morning and dropped my cell phone when I tried to turn off the alarm. Thankfully it seems fine. I still have to clean the kitchen before the pest control guy gets here, sometime around 10, and then I can catch a nap before Milo gets home.

Posted by: Spectacularly Adequate Empress (empressvesica)
Posted at: June 13th, 2005 05:50 am (UTC)

Naps are great. And the cleaning sounds lame but necc.

I should probably, you know, work. Just a little.

Posted by: Sharlene (mynuet)
Posted at: June 13th, 2005 05:52 am (UTC)

Posted by: Spectacularly Adequate Empress (empressvesica)
Posted at: June 13th, 2005 05:54 am (UTC)

Posted by: Sharlene (mynuet)
Posted at: June 13th, 2005 05:57 am (UTC)

Posted by: Spectacularly Adequate Empress (empressvesica)
Posted at: June 13th, 2005 05:58 am (UTC)

Glad the phone is okay.

It was a nasty weekend. I got drenched in one of those rainstorms that only last ten minutes. There is something really annoying about wading to your car only to have the rain totally stop 2 blocks up the street. Florida is odd. Do you get those sort in GA? Where you can literally watch it rain across the street?

Posted by: SaraJo (_ashestobeauty_)
Posted at: June 13th, 2005 07:35 am (UTC)

Posted by: Spectacularly Adequate Empress (empressvesica)
Posted at: June 13th, 2005 07:37 am (UTC)

Posted by: SaraJo (_ashestobeauty_)
Posted at: June 13th, 2005 07:40 am (UTC)

Posted by: Sharlene (mynuet)
Posted at: June 13th, 2005 08:09 am (UTC)

Posted by: SaraJo (_ashestobeauty_)
Posted at: June 13th, 2005 09:54 am (UTC)

Posted by: Sharlene (mynuet)
Posted at: June 13th, 2005 08:07 am (UTC)

Posted by: Spectacularly Adequate Empress (empressvesica)
Posted at: June 13th, 2005 08:17 am (UTC)

Posted by: Sharlene (mynuet)
Posted at: June 13th, 2005 08:23 am (UTC)

Posted by: Spectacularly Adequate Empress (empressvesica)
Posted at: June 13th, 2005 08:33 am (UTC)

Posted by: Sharlene (mynuet)
Posted at: June 13th, 2005 08:37 am (UTC)

Posted by: Spectacularly Adequate Empress (empressvesica)
Posted at: June 13th, 2005 08:38 am (UTC)

Posted by: Sharlene (mynuet)
Posted at: June 13th, 2005 08:39 am (UTC)

Posted by: Spectacularly Adequate Empress (empressvesica)
Posted at: June 13th, 2005 08:41 am (UTC)

Posted by: Sharlene (mynuet)
Posted at: June 13th, 2005 08:45 am (UTC)

Posted by: Spectacularly Adequate Empress (empressvesica)
Posted at: June 13th, 2005 08:50 am (UTC)

Posted by: Sharlene (mynuet)
Posted at: June 13th, 2005 08:55 am (UTC)

Posted by: Spectacularly Adequate Empress (empressvesica)
Posted at: June 13th, 2005 08:57 am (UTC)

Posted by: Sharlene (mynuet)
Posted at: June 13th, 2005 08:59 am (UTC)

Posted by: Spectacularly Adequate Empress (empressvesica)
Posted at: June 13th, 2005 09:18 am (UTC)

Posted by: Queen of Quarks (gianfared)
Posted at: June 13th, 2005 09:22 am (UTC)

Posted by: Spectacularly Adequate Empress (empressvesica)
Posted at: June 13th, 2005 09:24 am (UTC)

Posted by: Queen of Quarks (gianfared)
Posted at: June 13th, 2005 09:17 am (UTC)

Posted by: I write (absolut_jmo)
Posted at: June 13th, 2005 09:44 am (UTC)

Posted by: SaraJo (_ashestobeauty_)
Posted at: June 13th, 2005 10:04 am (UTC)

Posted by: Sentimental yet sardonic (booster17)
Posted at: June 13th, 2005 04:34 pm (UTC)

Posted by: I write (absolut_jmo)
Posted at: June 13th, 2005 09:43 am (UTC)
Happiness

Good Morning my dear! Lovely to see you out and about on a Monday. Excpet for the parts that suck I do hope your day is going along swimmingly.

Posted by: SaraJo (_ashestobeauty_)
Posted at: June 13th, 2005 10:02 am (UTC)

And Jmo's typing disease strikes again...

Posted by: Spectacularly Adequate Empress (empressvesica)
Posted at: June 13th, 2005 07:39 am (UTC)
Faith - Criminal [duckytears]

In an effort to actually respond to what you posted, I just have to say...

Nice score. However, Tweed beat you.

Also - I can't access that site at work. Boo Hoo.

Posted by: Sharlene (mynuet)
Posted at: June 13th, 2005 08:08 am (UTC)
On topic?
Boggled - from Sarea's friend Robbie ori

Er, yeah. I found the lawsuit things amusing.

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