Rupert Murdoch, photo by Eva Rinaldi_Celebrity_and_Live_Music_Photographer.Things in California are so bad that the latest Halloween party game is bobbing for water. Contestants pick up apples with their teeth, spit them out, and drink the water. ... While in the Lake Tahoe area, I noted one company was offer Donner Party cruises. It's an all-you-can-eat deal. ... And the Jeopardy answer for "Places" for $600: "There is no time, neither day nor night, nor seasons but only despair and false hope."

"Bob" "What is a casino?" "That's correct." ... A Rupert Murdoch controlled company has purchased the National Geographic magazine and other media assets of the Geographic organization. I think the deal is starting to have an impact on content. Recent articles ask whether President Obama responsible for the fall of Rome, speculating that Democratic immigration policy triggered barbarian invasions. There's also a cover story on "The Myth of Global Warming." ... Somebody who provides the product descriptions for DirecTV service on the United Airlines flight I just took must have some different definitions of family and kids programming than I'm used to. The evening's lineup included "The Day I Almost Died", "Monsters within Me" (things like parasites)," and "Fatal Attractions", a lot of stuff from the Investigation Discovery Channel.

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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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