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"I've never had to tie a tie before."

Coney Island sideshow performer EAK THE GEEK, whose stunts include eating nails and who is covered head to toe in tattoos, on one of the challenges he faces as he prepares to become a lawyer. The 45-year-old Eak, whose real name is Eduardo Arrocha, is a student at Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan. He said he plans to offer legal representation to "the alternative people, all the so-called riffraff."

"A lot, a lot of fun is had when people are deciding to appeal or not. Everyone has an opinion."

TINA NELSON, a former assistant attorney general in New York, who has developed a board game called "Lawsuit!" designed to teach children about litigation. Nelson--whose husband is a litigator in New York City--said she created the game as a Father's Day gift, to help her children understand their dad's job.

"With a name this complicated, you lose time. I have to pronounce my name five times and spell it twice."

A computer programmer in Caracas, Venezuela, whose full name is TEMUTCHIN DEL ESPIRITU SANTO ROJAS FERNANDEZ, commenting on a bill in Venezuela's National Assembly. The bill, which would limit citizens to choosing from 100 "approved names" for their children, is an attempt to stem Venezuelans' habit of choosing long monikers that often include famous names such as Batman, Dwight Eisenhower, and Tutankhamen.

"I am a divorce lawyer who recognized a good deal when he got it."

GEORGE LAWRENCE RICE III of Memphis, divulging the secret to his personal and professional success. Rice and his son practice at a firm established by his father in 1951. Rice said his work as a divorce lawyer made him appreciate how lucky he's been in his own 33-year marriage.

--From newspaper and wire reports
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