Friday, Jan 04 2013
Disney's new Cars Land will soon be joined by another world, Used Cars Land. Young visitors can learn such key phrases as "It was driven by a little old lady … " and "Show me the Carfax." They practice driving in miniature cars that break down right after the 90-day warranty expires. They get to have them repaired at Disney owned kiosks that overcharge and install used parts while charging for new ones.
… In honor of responsible pet owners, there’s a new book coming out "The Cat in the Hat Gets Fixed." And there is the socially responsible "Green Eggs and Ham Failed by the Health Department". … The number of bowl games scheduled around New Year’s has gotten out of hand. The other day I saw one called "The Bowl for the Sake of Calling it a Bowl" game. … The NCAA has decided against accepting a proposal by the furniture retailer for the IKEA Bowl. It might be a great game, but the teams would have to assemble the stadium themselves. …I don't understand why one of the leading manufacturers of toilet cleaning supplies does not sponsor a holiday football game. I'm sure there would be good viewership for the Tidy Bowl. … Looking at the candies offered at the convenience store, I noted that next to the Junior Mints is a new line of Senior Mints – a few minutes after eating them you can’t remember having done so. … Exercise has been an important part of my life – I enjoy watching others do it. I have the body of a 30-year old. But I’m not going to be able to keep him on ice much longer. … Remember when the pitter patter of little feet meant children, not hobbits?
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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.