SCORE ONE FOR A USER FRIENDLIER IRS
Larry Taylor: ‘Well, I took your advice and called in my Form 4868. Got them on the first ring and it was very well done, i.e., easy to follow and to confirm.’
Have you ever even tried ice-cold carrot juice? I didn’t think […]
As I post this at 1 a.m., it still doesn’t seem to have hit the wires – VENEZUELA PRESIDENT BACK IN POWER reads the CNN headline – so in case you day-trade oil stocks or have relatives in Venezuela:
I am told that President Hugo Chavez is in an undisclosed location, and […]
My (very happily married) cousin-in-law Paul sent me this. As usual, I apologize if you’ve already seen it; and I lament the lack of attribution. (See below.) I would also like to point out that it applies almost equally well to life-partners as to wives, even though we have a different tech support number to […]
Chip: ‘With the recent run-up in real estate prices, my Center City Philadelphia townhouse has appreciated significantly since I bought it in 1991. The house is in my name alone. Therefore, I can only exclude $250,000 of capital gains. According to a real estate agent friend of mine, the value of the house is now […]
Peter: ‘Seven years ago I started using a financial planner, on the recommendation of a friend. I told her I planned to retire in 7-10 years and that I was willing to trade some upside gains for some protection against downside losses. [One must be particularly wary of downside losses – they are even worse […]
Even nice kids can have their lives ruined by drugs. But how do you prevent that? One man who has made an impact is actor and former drug addict Scot Anthony Robinson, whose shoestring effort is called Vision Warrior. He makes his case at rich kids’ schools and in the ghetto. He’s been featured […]
Got kids in middle school or high school? Tomorrow: Vision Warrior!
Today . . .
YOU MENTION ONE LOUSY X-RAY . . .
. . . in passing, no less! I mean, I wasn’t even writing about X-rays, I was writing about mint Diet Coke; and suddenly, this becomes the History of […]
IT WASN’T ROENTGEN, EITHER
Lawrence Andraschko: ‘Actually, Nikola Tesla Discovered X-rays a full year before Wilhelm Konrad Roentgen. The first X-ray was a picture of the inner workings, (springs, shutter, screws) of a camera that was being used to take a picture of Mark Twain in Tesla’s lab in 1894. During 1895, dozens of […]
I asked my brother, the scholar and anthropologist in our family, ‘Who is a Jew?’
He replied with many definitions (‘anyone whose mother was Jewish’ was only the first) and concluded with my favorite, which he said is attributed to Golda Meir: ‘A Jew is anyone who if you call him a Jew he doesn’t […]
Quote of the Day
On Hollywood Squares, gay comedy writer Bruce Vilanch was asked: You are the most popular fruit in America. What are you? His answer: Humble. (The correct answer? Banana.)~.
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