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Thursday, April 17, 2008

372,824 Accountants Agree

Top Ten things that Procrastination Station advises not to say to your Financial Advisor this tax season -

1. "Should I use my real name or what they called me in prison?"

2. "Does cashing out my 401K and taking an all-inclusive Alaskan Cruise count as an early withdrawal?"

3. "I'm thinking about cloning myself so I can have another dependent."

4. "Do you mind if I frisk you and check for any wires or recording devices?"

5. "I have decided to call the money I earn "Shmemcome" instead of "Income" - that way I won't have to report any of it to the IRS."

6. "I thought all I had to do to get an extension was to say "Beatlejuice" three times."

7. "Does the marijuana I'm growing down in the basement qualify me as a farmer?"

8. "I was going to donate that money to charity, but then it occurred to me that I could buy myself an iPod instead and just lie on the tax form."

9. "Come on! Live a little. Move that decimal over a few spaces."

10. "Here, take this box and hide it somewhere. I don't want to know where it is."

Helping the World out, one 1040EZ at a time.

The Management

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Thursday, April 10, 2008

Super Fantastic Caption Contest (#54)

Okay, it's that time again!

Don't worry, we'll fill you all in on Evil Twin Biff soon enough.

For the time being, let's turn on those wits and get the captions flowing.

I think this week's picture is a pretty good one.

I look forward to reading all of those wonderful captions.

Ben O.


Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Jazz Appreciation Month

As every single PS reader out there knows, this month is "Jazz Appreciation Month". As my own form of celebration, I decided to dig deeper into the Miles Davis catalog and really learn all about his music.

It's been a really fun and interesting ride so far. With a little help from iTunes and the Public Library, I have been able to get my hands on a substantial load of material. I'm focusing on his fusion period mostly. I was already a big fan of his more popular albums like "Kind of Blue" and "Birth of the Cool". That's the easy stuff - everyone knows "So What" and "Freddie Freeloader".

The truth is that when Miles started mixing funk and rock elements in with his prodigious jazz skills, things started to really take off. I have to say that I really like the results.

Do yourself a huge favor and check out "In a Silent Way", "Bitches Brew" and even "On the Corner" (if you feel a little adventurious). These aren't hit laden albums, but this is really good, interesting music that won't dissapoint. The list of bands that were influenced by this period in Miles's career is longer than even Miles Davis himself could have predicted.

The best part is when you pop on iTunes and start sorting through this stuff, you're gonna find a handful of incredibly long songs that you can pick up for the same price as some dumb 2 minute song by the most recent American Idol reject. That's a freakin' steal in any language.

Ben O.

BTW - Check this bizarre story out.

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