"News quiz!" I shouted to Sis, inspired by an incident in class today. "How many Supreme Court Justices can you name?"
"Uhh . . . let's see." Sis leaned back in her chair and looked at the ceiling. "There's Rhenquist, and the black guy, and the homely lady, and the not-homely lady . . . and six other men. No, five other men!"
I fell apart at this. For the record, she knows that "the black guy" is Clarence Thomans, the "homely woman" is Ruth Bader Ginsberg (or "Darth Vader Ginsberg;" it depends on how slap-happy I am) and that the "not-homely woman" is Sandra Day O'Connor. She only did one worse than me; I remembered Scalia in class today. I'm still working on the other four.
Frankly, I'm impressed. She did very well for a self-avowed non-news junkie.