Everybody's talking about the possibility of a government shutdown if Democrats and Republicans can't compromise on a six month spending bill. At least one Hill staffer sees a silver lining: he might get a date out of it. Overheard in the hallways of a Senate office building: a fellow talking about trying to get a girl to go see a movie with him. "Maybe if there's a government shutdown," she reportedly told him. I never had the opportunity to use that line when I was single.