Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

21 Jan 2002, 14:47 p.m.

"The U.S. Supreme Court judged the contest, voting Vermont the…

Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2002 and it's now more than five years old. So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it! I'm keeping this up for historical archive purposes, but the me of today may 100% disagree with what I said then. I rarely edit posts after publishing them, but if I do, I usually leave a note in italics to mark the edit and the reason. If this post is particularly offensive or breaches someone's privacy, please contact me.

"The U.S. Supreme Court judged the contest, voting Vermont the loudest in a 7-2 decision."

I really don't know what I'll do if The Onion keeps making funny. I'm just not used to it.

Recently I was on the phone with Leonard, a Californian in Texas, while also talking with Steve, a Texan in California. (I do not know of any Americans in Paris.) And I remembered to ask Leonard (as per the ads for "Texas Justice" ("The Judge Rules Mondays")) whether the Judge in fact was ruling. We conjectured that perhaps the Judge only rules First Mondays.