Has anyone cracked the “patently absurd” joke yet?

Because, as Ubiq points out, Microsoft’s attempt to get a patent for something that was in Rocket Arena TEN YEARS AGO is just wacky.

Wacky, by the way, also being a good way to describe the current state of patent law in the US. I wonder if the guy who threatened to sue every MMO for violating his wack-filled “I play games over the Internet” patent is still around.