The U.S. Department of State is proposing a new Biographical Questionnaire for some passport applicants: The proposed new Form DS-5513 asks for all addresses since birth; lifetime employment history including employers’ and supervisors names, addresses, and telephone numbers; personal details of all siblings; mother’s address one year prior to your birth; any “religious ceremony” around the time of birth; and a variety of other information.
When Microsoft was developing the name for their new search engine, they wanted something that was a single syllable, memorable, and easy to spell. Of course once they got into the naming process, there were other things to consider as well. For example, one idea—“Bang”—was rejected because you couldn’t make a verb out of it without sounding, well, inappropriate. (“What other movies has Kathy Bates been in?” “I don’t know. Bang her and find out!”)
“We are little people, but A LOT OF FUN!. Midgets for Hire requires 25% cash up front and the remainder after the show.
We are real live Midgets and WAY more exciting than anything you have seen on TV. We do parties, commercials, stage play. Some of our specialties include SWORDFIGHTING! TRAMPOLINE COMBAT! MUD WRESTLING!
We also serve drinks, BAR TENDING ON STILTS!
WE BLOW FIRE. ALL PROPS are provided, and we will arrive in a VW Mini Bus, short notice is OK, but try to book in advance if possible.
If it’s legal, we’ll do it! $15/hr for Tyler and Jerry
$25/hr for the whole gang!”—Midgets For Hire, Parties and Events via Minneapolis Craigslist