AT&T doesn't have to wait for the FCC to tell it to pro-rate early termination fees, they're starting to do something similar already. Now, instead of paying the maximum fee of $175 no matter when you quit, you'll get $5 off for every month you're with the company over the course of your contract. If you end your stay in the 23rd month, you'll pay $60. If this were truly pro-rating they'd be cutting your rate down by $7.30 each month, which would be all that's left to pay if you quit at month 23. [Broadband Reports via Consumerist]
@TheSonOfKrypton: I find the aloofness of cats rather refreshing. While I adore animals in general, and have no qualms with dogs, their emotional dependency, their obnoxious tendencies to exploit even the faintest signs of weakness (don't let house guests give them ANY table scraps), their inability to discern a sock from an actual doggy treat, and their overall clumsy, Marmaduke-ish shenanigans is something that gives me a moment of pause when I want to stock my apartment with some sort of menagerie.
As for the stare of superiority, I'd say that this is a cat's loving owl gaze, for the lack of any ability to contort into a smile. If you've ever been sick (as a dog) with the flu, and have your house cat sit at your bedside all night with that same stare, you'd understand. (or he could be waiting for me to die so he can have his pound of flesh).
Anyway, I like not having to subject myself to curbing animals on the street. When the aliens come and see this, you curb-scraping feces wranglers will be first against the wall.