Is there any reason that legal briefs, motions, etc. cannot be written in iambic pentameter?
This question brought to you by my diminishing patience for legal motions, pretrial hearings, rules of service on court orders, and a bunch of other shit that you aren't supposed to have to do if you aren't a lawyer.
I'm in the library, doing research, and there's a kid near me who is raising hell -- screaming, hitting the other children around him, throwing books, and generally doing everything he can to attract as much attention as possible. His mother is too busy trying to score with one of the librarians to do anything other than make vague shushing noises in his general direction.
Would it be wrong of me to tell him that there is a monster that lives in the library who gobbles up noisy children?
Why are all microwaves designed to emit a loud beep every time a button is pushed?
Seriously, it's the device most likely to be used to prepare food when everyone else in the home is sleeping. Why would they make it the loudest?
So, imagine a hypothetical situation in which I accidentally create an AI while working on a museum exhibit on the human brain. This AI has been taught to speak and has a solid grasp of basic physical concepts (hot, cold, bright, dark, dog, cat, etc.) but doesn't really understand social interaction and complex emotion yet. What TV show or movie should I have it watch, to start learning about interacting with humans?
I'm stuck on an island off the coast of Florida for several hours. What should I do to pass the time?