Friday, Apr 01 2011
The local YMCA had a health fair this week. It had some of the usual stuff, bobbing for statins, a ride combining a merry-go-round with stress tests and a booth where you could win a prize by challenging the guy to guess your age, weight and chance of myocardial infarction. … Anticipating the worst from its nuclear power plant problems, some enterprising Japanese producers are planning a new line of glow-in-the-dark beef and seafood. It will be great for all those fancy places where candles aren’t bright enough to light up the menu
. … A Reuters news item today says that bars and hospitals are among the businesses with the most available jobs. Apparently there’s even more jobs for hospitals that have bars. Although we’re not sure about the quality of healthcare at those places, staff morale is great. … Another news items says that names given children can determine their destiny. Well, just how many kids do you now named Ugly Little Bastard Jones who have done well in business? … Canadian singer Gordon Lightfoot had a hit with a song about the ship called, “The Wreck of the Edmond Fitzgerald.” He’s planning a follow up with a disaster song called, “The Wreck of the Charlie Sheen.” It starts “The legend lives on from CBS on down about the show they call ‘Two and a Half Men.’” … A report said recently that CBS, which fired Charlie Sheen following his highly publicized cavorting with some unsavory ladies and cocaine, wants him back. This puts him in the running for the “Michael Vick Redemption Award.” The main qualification is that it doesn’t matter what kind of person you are as long as you can make someone a lot money. … Following the firing of the CEO of the “Fiesta Bowl” for deeds that included paying for his membership in four different country clubs and $1,200 trip for a trip for him and two others to a Phoenix strip club, there’s a plan to start a new bowl reflecting the realities of college sports. It will be called “The Graft Bowl”.
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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.