Well, maybe that's why it took more than 2,000 years to be repeated. ... I was watching Friday the 13th Part II last week. The scariest thing was all the lawyer advertisements about drugs and medical procedures. In the upcoming release in the franchise, Jason drops his usual array of deadly devices and attacks other characters with doses of the anti-acne drug Accutane. He is finally defeated by a posse of lawyers who disarm him via aggressive class action litigation .... One of the latest odd news episodes: ... A Florida man has been charged with attempted murder after throwing a pan of hot grease and grits at a man who was on his front porch. The NRA immediately went to his defense with a statement: "When grits are outlawed, only criminals will have grits." ... Authorities at Newark airport have seized three suitcases full of cookies that had 118 pellets of cocaine baked into them. In a related story, cocaine users who opened the wrong package mistakenly tried to do a line of chocolate chips.Last modified on Friday, 20 June 2014
RANDOM THOUGHTS: GM'S BARRA
General Motors has recalled all its cars. "We decided it would just be simpler," CEO Mary Barra said after a series of recalls on new manufactures. The U.S. government is considering combating Sunni militants in Iraq by giving each of them a new G.M. automobile, sort of an automotive version of the I.E.D. (improvised explosive device). ... I have always been put off at the thought of running a marathon. An event in which the first guy who tried it died just never struck me as a good idea.
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.