Friday, Jan 15 2010
The latest TV sitcom proposal is a hilarious show called, "Peacock" in which incompetent executives of a major network do everything they can to screw up their late night programming and alienate stars.
Oh, I'm sorry, that's called NBC. Actually, the situation is so bad regarding plans for Conan O'Brien and Jay Leno's shows that it's believed decisions are being made by Jon and Kate Gosselin. Someone left an anonymous message on the NBC phone system to leave Conan alone "or you'll never see the peacock alive again." ... There were so many confessions as bank executives testified this week before Congress that the House was on the verge of ordering a priest and a booth. ... Baseball superstar Mark McGwire's admitting he used steroids in must be the biggest secret to be revealed since we found out Liberace was gay. I'm just waiting for somebody to say pro wrestling isn't real. ... Following up on the success of the movie, "Avatar," the company that produces the Rosetta Stone line for learning language will be introducing Navi levels 1, 2 and 3. ... The annual "Plaxico Burress, Shoot Yourself in the Thigh," award is going to Gilbert Arenas of the Washington Wizards for drawing a gun on teammate Javaris Crittenton in a locker room. Crittenton's co-award has been withheld until he can demonstrate that he also pulled a gun. The National Rifle Association was quick to point out that gun-carrying players have reduced the amount of violence at sporting events and is proposing legislation in several states to let pro athletes carry concealed weapons. The NRA is urging the NBA add a “Quick Draw” event to its annual Slam Dunk competition.
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Bob Scott has been informing and entertaining the mid-market financial software community with his email newsletters for 10 years. And he has been covering this market through print publications for 18 years, first as technology editor of Accounting Today and then as the Editor of Accounting Technology from 1997 through 2009. He has covered the traditional tax and accounting profession during the same time and continues to address that as executive editor of the Progressive Accountant.