I know that our dearly beloved ex-vice president Dan Quayle is no longer in office, but I think this is still amusing enough to post. Last semester during a particularly boring class in Artificial Intelligence, I began looking through the index of the textbook (_Paradigms of Artificial Intelligence Programming_ by Peter Norvig, copyright 1992 by Morgan Kaufmann Publishers). In the Q section, I came across this entry: Quayle, Dan, 735 Completely mystified as to why Dan Quayle would be mentioned in my AI text, I turned to page 735. The topic on the page had to do with auxiliary verbs (the chapter was on creating an English grammar). Nowhere was Quayle's name mentioned on the page. Figuring that the entry was a mistake or something, I started to close the book when I noticed, about halfway down the page, three sentences which were intended to illustrate the three "senses" of the verb "be." The three sentences were: "He is a fool." "He is a Republican." "He is in Indiana."
(From the "Rest" of RHF)