According to my local paper’s blog, if the government shuts down on Friday, “several fee-based government operations, or agencies funded through multi-year budgets would stay open, including . . . elements of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office”.
No word yet on whether or not I’m an “element”, but I call dibs on the name “Bajirium” even though it sounds like a psychotropic malady/trippy side-effect. “Dude, I once ate an entire gallon of gelato and got a wild case of bajirium. It was like I could TASTE the MUSIC!”