Friday, Feb 08 2013
The information about DNA tests conducted by 23andMe show that one of the traits that is subject to genetic inheritance rules is whether your ear wax is wet or dry. “Oh, he has his grandmother’s eyes and his grandfather’s ear wax.” … There was a report last week that some Burger Kings in England were serving horsemeat instead of beef. That spurred the Roy Rogers chain to come out with its new sandwich, the McTrigger. ... It turns out the new move, “The Walking Dead,” is a documentary about Mitt Romney’s opinion polling team
. … The airlines are finally becoming more candid. At the end of my recent trip back to Newark, the flight attendant announced, “We’d like to pretend you have a choice of airlines when you fly. But we all know you don’t.” ... The National Rifle Association is publishing a new version of the classic children’s tales. They all end pretty much the same way. The first Little Pig splatters the wolf with a Luger; Red Riding Hood offs him with a an AK-47, Jacks nails the Giant with an Uzi and Goldilocks is mistakenly shot as a burglar; all going to prove if you have a gun at the right time, you can avoid a lot of problems and unnecessary narrative. … Vegas bookies are new accepting bets on the timing of the first European bailout plan of 2012. … I did not realize that Oracle chairman Larry Ellison has been divorced four times. That explains why its database needs to be so powerful – to track all the payments. … Former mayor Ed Koch, who died in the last week, may be the first person to great the possibility of how he spends his after-life with “How’m I doin?” … N.J. Governor Chris Christie has been very visible in the last few months. It is believed he is driven by the frenzied need to find some Twinkies while the former Hostess product remains off the market. … With the possibility he could end up as first spouse, former President Bill Clinton is already interviewing intern candidates for 2017.
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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.