Larry KingThe Public Broadcasting Service is going to bring back its classic mini-series "The Six Wives of Henry the Eighth", followed by the modern classic, "The Eight Wives of Larry King." .. In other celebrity news, a remake of "A Picture of Dorian Gray", the hideous painting hidden in the title character's closet, which shows the impact of a dissolute life, will be played by Rolling Stone Keith Richards. ... A video of elephants accidentally drunk on fermented native fruit at a South African preserve is making the rounds of the web.

That's one DUI stop I wouldn't want to be involved in. "OK walk this line; Touch your trunk to your ear; now stand on one leg. No, don't back up. Ahhhhh!" ... Forty-thousand pounds of French fries were destroyed in a truck fire in a Wal-Mart parking lot in the Maine city of Waterville. Tragically, 10,000 gallons of ketchup was also consumed. ... There was a note that a Brazilian drought may push coffee prices higher and another report that Starbucks earnings climbed. As a way of combating the bean shortage, Starbucks is offering customers a chance to directly inject caffeine. ... Another truth-in-approach presentation from one of the web news services this week: "The story we are pushing isn't nearing as provocative and interesting as our headline leads you to believe. ... A news report this week said experiments with the use of cow-milking robots are making farmers happy. However, a similar experience with robot-milking cows has not worked as well as hoped. ... I'm hoping to set up my computer so if I play a cute cat video it makes a gagging sound. For those interested in a counter to the felines, I'm readying a series of cute snake videos.

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Bob Scott

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.

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