Sarah PalinNoticed on TV a heavy focus on the Amish. We’ve had “The Amish Mafia”, “Escaping Amish” and “Amish Out of Order.” Coming soon Is “Amish the Next Generation.” “Ay, Captain Schwartz; set the horses for maximum power and head for the nearest herb store.”  …. There’s a similar fascination on reality TV with Alaska. So there is “Escaping Alaska”, “Alaska State Troopers”, and “Alaska, the Last Frontier.”

Next on the schedule is “Party with the Palins” in which visitors to the Palin household square off with the host family utilizing the hand fighting technique of their choice. Sarah “Ma” Palin and her cousins Bo and Billy Bob Palin, lead the charge. Also coming soon, "Living with Bearded, Smelly Men." … A candidate for sheriff in my home county in Indiana is using the slogan “Get the service you deserve.” That’s a rather risky promise. Maybe they want better service than they deserve. …. I’m offering a bounty to anyone that can create a script that will automatically mute an ad and then hit “Skip Ad” the moment any online ad allows it. It would also be programmed to state “No, I do not wish to participate in your survey” and  “Yes, I do want to unsubscribe.” … The insurance companies are planning a box set of “The Insurance Tales” featuring today’s equivalent to Grimm’s Fairy Tales. After all, we have a talking pig and gecko and insurance agents that teleport clients to safety. The first in the series is “The Insurance Fairy” in which a child leaves a tooth under a pillow but is rejected for not meeting coverage criteria. That will be followed by "Hansel and Gretel's Parents Collect on Life Insurance" and "The Three Pigs, Lessons in Replacement Value."

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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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