Fun and Games: August 18

August 18, 2008
Joke of the Week: Priceless Performance-Evaluation Quotes
Problem: Land Boundary Law: Order of Call and the Priority of Monuments
Cool Link of the Week: Beijing 2008 Olympic Game

Each week, we present a surveying problem for you to solve from "1001 Solved Surveying Fundamentals Problems" by Jan Van Sickle, PLS, some jokes, trivia or other amusing items and a cool link to brighten your day. If you have a joke or link you would like to share, please submit it to lyonsw@bnpmedia.com.

Have fun, and have a great week!




Joke of the Week: Priceless Performance-Evaluation Quotes

"Since my last report, this employee has reached rock bottom and has started to dig."

"His men would follow him anywhere but only out of morbid curiosity."

"Works well when under constant supervision and cornered like a rat in a trap."  

"When she opens her mouth, it seems that it is only to change feet."

"He would be out of his depth in a parking lot puddle."

"He sets low personal standards and then consistently fails to achieve them."

"This employee is depriving a village somewhere of an idiot."

"This employee should go far, and the sooner the better."

"Got a full 6-pack, but lacks the plastic thing to hold it all together."

"I would like to go hunting with him sometime."

"Donated his brain to science before he was done using it."

"If you give him a penny for his thoughts, you'd get change."

"Some drink from the fountain of knowledge, he only gargled."

Problem: Land Boundary Law: Order of Call and the Priority of Monuments

Between two private owners of sequential conveyances, which of the following would most likely control if their deeds contain conflicting elements?

(A) a call for a particular distance along a boundary
(B) a call for a particular direction along a boundary
(C) a call for a specific acreage
(D) a senior right

This is problem 73(3-40) from the new second edition of ”1001 Solved Surveying Fundamentals Problems” by Jan Van Sickle, PLS. Reprinted with permission from ”1001 Solved Surveying Fundamentals Problems” by Jan Van Sickle, PLS (1997, 728 pp., Professional Publications Inc.). For details on this and other FLS exam-prep books, call 800/426-1178 or visit www.ppi2pass.com.

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Cool Link of the Week: Beijing 2008 Olympic Games

At this official Web site of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, you can find the latest news, results and medal counts, event schedules, athlete and team information, video and photo galleries, cultural information, screen savers and much more.

en.beijing2008.cn/