The sale of Alaska to The United States Of America is one of those events seemingly so obvious now given the immense value it has and the relatively low purchase price. At the time, some American's believed it was foolhardy and wondered why we'd spend a whopping $0.019 per acre for land when the population density of the U.S. was already so low. Obviously, almost no one feels this way anymore. In Russia, though, it's a sort of opposite feeling with many rumors existing over the purchase, including the belief that it was actually just a 99-year lease or that we never paid the Tsar. Our favorite myth is that the territory was supposed to go back to the Russians but Brezhnev refused to take it. As Ash pointed out in the Wheelchair Darth Vader post, bad decisions often come back to haunt you.

A Long Time Ago in a Law Office Far, Far Away.

"Well, the Empire doesn't consider the Americans with Disabilities Act to be any threat, or they'd have a tighter defense. An analysis of the plans provided by Princess Leia has demonstrated a violation in the battle station. The approach is not compliant. You are required to maneuver straight down this trench and skim the surface to this point. The target area is only two meters wide, so many of the Death Star's disabled staff have to use a small thermal exhaust port, right below the main port, instead. The suit will lead directly to the reactor system. A precise win will start a chain reaction which should bring the station into full compliance. Only a precise hit will set off a chain reaction. The staff is attorney-shielded, so we'll have to use injunction torpedoes. "

Remember the time Ash said he was going away? What a liar.