Heads were turning at 7th and Montana this morning as a Mysterious Newcomer known as "Mr. Z" for his peculiar, zombie-like behavior sat staring into space for the third day in a row. By most accounts, he's become a Permanent Fixture in front of Our Favorite Starbucks, shifting location only occasionally to refill the water bottle he keeps by his side. "Every day it's the same thing," said one witness, "Same blank stare, same chair, same water bottle. Maybe he's trying to set a new world record for inactivity." If so, he has some big shoes to fill. A "silent Indian fakir" named Mastram Bapu set the current world record by sitting virtually motionless from 1960 to 1982 outside the remote Indian village of Chitra. I guess that means we can look forward to the pleasure of Mr. Z's company until 2032 ...!