Captain John SmithThe menu at the restaurant in Manhattan we visited this week features something called “Amish chicken.” “Amish chicken?” a friend said. “Yeah, they serve it with a little round hat, a black jacket and a board.” … News from China is that nation has broken up a ring that was selling rat meat and meat from other small animals as mutton. Apparently, in China, Chuck E. Cheese is not just a mascot, but is on the menu.
That trend has been accompanied by the rise of a new favorite expression in China "Oh, rats!" Kind of makes the European furor over horsemeat seem a bit tame. Speaking of Europe, there will be a new shipment of meat to the continent following the conclusion of this year’s Triple Crown races. …In other food news, there’s been a lot of discussion that the colonists in early Jamestown turned to cannibalism during a severe drought. That probably explains why the local Indians were so reluctant to reply when they received an invitation to drop in for a meal. And Pocahontas realized Captain John Smith wasn't issuing a compliment when he told her "I really see a lot in your father." … Was visiting the National Gallery of Art in D.C. last week. My week told me “There’s a couple of nice Goyas in the next room.” “Goya? Oh I love their black beans. … Noticed a new rule is expected to contribute to the further decline in the availability of corporate pensions. Fortunately, I have a clear retirement goal in mind. I call it the McDonald’s plan. “McDonald’s? “, my wife said. “Yeah, do you want fries with that?” And even the 401(k)s are becoming more rigorous. I think the last company I applied to wanted to charge me for the privilege of having one. Last modified on Sunday, 16 June 2013
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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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