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On Provocations of a Bad Jingle Writer

Beats working a "real" job. There are thousands of musicians, many of them immensely talented, who'd gladly trade their jobs for yours.

Posted on October 7, 2014 at 12:09 pm 0

On Reasons to Weep

From the GAO:

"For tax year 2010 (the most recent information available), profitable U.S. corporations that filed a Schedule M-3 paid U.S. federal income taxes amounting to about 13 percent of the pretax worldwide income that they reported in their financial statements (for those entities included in their tax returns). When foreign and state and local income taxes are included, the ETR for profitable filers increases to around 17 percent." (http://gao.gov/products/GAO-13-520)

Bresch ought to stop her crying a find a better accountant.

Posted on July 15, 2014 at 2:52 pm 2

On How to Beat the Whiskey Shortage

Well, if there's a whiskey shortage afoot, thank goodness it's almost Memorial Day -- Negroni Season is almost here!

Posted on May 19, 2014 at 3:58 pm 3

On A Postcard from San Francisco

"He wore a suit jacket and a densely woven shirt with french cuffs. Cufflinks. He didn't wear a belt on his black jeans, and I assumed that it was intentional; it was a good look."

No, it wasn't.

Posted on May 15, 2014 at 9:24 am 1

On Trains, In Order

I believe Billy Strayhorn would like a word with you.

Posted on March 14, 2014 at 12:18 pm 0

On Do NOT Use An Umbrella For Snow, What Is WRONG With You?

" I don't know why we don't use umbrellas for snow as we do for rain ..."

Because snow, particularly when it's well below freezing, isn't very wet.

Posted on January 21, 2014 at 2:46 pm 1

On Give It Up For The Little Guy (Or Don't???)

Speaking as a young-ish (well, almost middle-aged), healthy, not particularly little male, my default position on a train that doesn't have plenty of seats to spare is to stand. This is because a) there very likely is or will be someone else on the train who needs a seat more than I, and b) because I don't want to worry about having to ascertain who that person may or may not be.

Posted on November 7, 2013 at 1:32 pm 1

On The Zooey Deschanel Of Suffixes

No love for "-bag"?

Posted on August 9, 2013 at 3:40 pm 1

On Thoughts On Thoughts On Shorts

I'd add that while wearing a necktie with short sleeves is probably the least egregious element of this ensemble, it's also highly self-beclowning.

Posted on June 28, 2013 at 11:35 am 3

On American Cities I'd Prefer To See Get Blown Up In The Movies Instead of New York

If only there were an American city on the moon.

Posted on June 14, 2013 at 11:54 am 1