"If I had a choice about going to a meeting at a studio or changing a nappy, I’d choose the nappy." - Tim Burton
Word of the Week
Intramundane adj. - situated or existing within the world.
Due to Mr. Baggins’ valiant efforts, the ring was no longer intramundane.
Definition taken from http://dictionary.oed.com
Young Michael, he liked to use Bacon
In all of the foods he was makin.’
He was feeling just fine,
‘Til he woke up porcine.
For long afterwards he was quite shaken.
Overseen and Overheard
“I got another half-eaten worm.” — Female student in the Campus Center.
“You don’t understand. Black girls can’t get their hair wet.” — Female student in the Campus Center while discussing a potential snowball fight.
How much would you spend for a dollar?
Avoiding The Commons sheet pizza
It seems like a great idea. You’ve been scrimping and saving that debit all year, and now you’ve got a metric nut-ton of Monopoly money on your hands; money that will become utterly and completely useless in less than two weeks. As you ponder the many ways that you might spend this fleeting windfall, you realize that The Commons offers sheet pizzas that you can purchase with debit. They’ll even deliver to your door.
I am here to tell you not to take them up on this offer. Though the thought of 32 slices of cheesy deliciousness may have you salivating, the results of this adventure will be sorely disappointing. That cheese for which you are currently pining lacks any sort of flavor, and the crust that it sits upon is a soggy, tasteless mess. Add to that the gallons of grease and seeming mountains of salt and neither your taste buds nor you arteries will be thanking you for it.
Stream of Tax
In the late 1800’s, city property taxes were based solely on the width of lot frontage, making shotgun style houses popular in the city of NEW ORLEANS.
Many cities and states, including NEW ORLEANS and Massachusetts, place a tax on tickets at any venue that seats more than 750 but up to 1000 people. This tax is known as the AMUSEMENT Tax.
Those seeking AMUSEMENT in the state of Alabama should be aware that there is a tax of $0.10 on any pack of PLAYING cards that contains 54 or fewer cards.
Many states that have residents PLAYING for professional sports teams impose a “jock tax.” This tax was first implemented by the state of CALIFORNIA in 1991.
One of the most contentious parts of CALIFORNIA’s proposition 19 is that it would allow cities to tax the sale of marijuana, which, of course is prohibited by the FEDERAL GOVERNMENT.
Under the Articles of Confederation, the precursor to the constitution, the FEDERAL GOVERNMENT did not have the authority to collect taxes. Without these funds, it was extremely difficult to raise a standing ARMY.
Soldiers in the U.S. ARMY or any other branch of the armed forces are subject to an array of TAX EXEMPTIONS in return for their service to the country.
TAX EXEMPTIONS exist for foreign nationals gambling legally in the U.S. This allows them to skirt the 30 percent withholding tax that their American counterparts must pay.