Albert Greiner as Oedipus, 1896The most common complaint Oedipus heard from his siblings while he was growing up? “Mom always liked you best.” But then Oeddy never listed to his mother. She kept telling him, "Be careful running with that stick or you'll put your eye out." The big problem at the King's house when he grew older was the name of his dog. People would call, "Here, Rex, here boy" and he would come running. His courtiers were always disappointed when the king refused to play fetch.

... In a new cross-selling of reality TV, “Billy the Exterminator” tries to eliminate an insect infestation in Dog the Bounty Hunter’s hair. … The big event at this week’s Microsoft Convergence user conference was an opening reception at the Minute Maid Park, home of the Houston Astros. As I walked around the refreshment level, I gazed from centerfield towards home. I noted the expanse, the awesome engineering feat of a movable roof. And it just brought home to me, that I really don’t like baseball that much. There was once a Minute Maid football team, but they were beaten to a pulp. Actually, Minute Maid sounds like an express service you might get at some joint in Vegas. … After the execution, can the person who has been hanged be said to be platform independent. Today’s grammar lesson, the difference between hung and hanged. Being hung is very good. Being hanged is not.  ... There is a critical reason why Ron Paul should not be elected president. Who wants to have Mrs. Paul as first lady? "Would you like crispy or beer battered?" just wouldn't cut it at state dinners.




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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.

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