========================= Criminal Case 3153 =========================
G. failed to publish the Herald's monthly report during the month
December 2011, violating Rule 2143 and committing the Class-2 Crime
Called by FKA441344: 24 Jan 2012 19:01:55 GMT
Defendant G. informed: 24 Jan 2012 19:01:55 GMT
Assigned to Machiavelli: 05 Feb 2012 21:05:11 GMT
Machiavelli recused: 12 Feb 2012 18:33:50 GMT
Assigned to Murphy: 16 Feb 2012 07:18:31 GMT
Judged GUILTY/APOLOGY by Murphy: 24 Feb 2012 00:22:13 GMT
The December 2011 archives of the agora-official mailing list.
Judge Murphy's Arguments:
The defendant is uncontroversially GUILTY.
The previous report was dated 30 Nov 2011 17:05:05 UTC, the following
one was dated 25 Jan 2012 16:45:53 UTC and included one new event,
all of which is pretty typical for this report.
APOLOGY with the following word list, generated by going to
and requesting common words:
(shook, confirmation, forever, occasion, vending,
insight, elevator, bread, dream, supply)
Gratuitous Arguments by G.:
On this occasion, with the insight that I have gained from years serving
as Herald, I can supply confirmation that I have lately taken forever
(figuratively speaking) to produce monthly reports in which nothing
changes. A weekly report may be slow, but for a month to pass with
little action; it preys on me, and speaks of failure. I earn little
enough daily bread from these reports, still, and idly look for ways to
improve them (or I hope and dream that the game will speed up), and it
sometimes delays their production. I regret this. At times, and in
this case, I am blocking even for an interesting topic for the Herald’s
History Corner. Long on history I am, yet short today on inspiration.
It is easy to dream of a more dramatic game in which things happen, in
which interest is taken in the ebb and flow of legislation – I’ve tried
at times to make things happen, but it’s rather like shaking a vending
machine to try to make the peanuts fall – annoying, not always
successful, and the vending machine stares back, implacable. At times,
after I shook the machine many times, I have felt like chucking it down
the nearest elevator shaft.