Good Position Day
Had a pretty good day in the markets with some of the positions I took last week:
Even a stopped clock is right twice a day!
The Robots are Still Marching
I have not had a robot story up for a bit, but here is your regular warning about humans being taken over very soon.
A robotic bird?
THE HORROR! This thing is creepy!
We have talked about the Uncanny Valley here before. Here it is in chart form:
All I know is that as I watched the video I wanted to shoot that abomination out of the sky with a huge shotgun.
From Geekologie, the countries that do not use the metric system:
Wow, I actually had no idea it was that bad.
The accountant called today and told me where we stand tax wise. Seems between raises at work for the wife and I, and the killing I made on the SLV trade last year, we have moved up to the next tax bracket! Well that's just aces really. Wunderful. Anyways, it put me in a mind of a film from way back, Kidco.
I wrote this last year about this time, but it still fits:
Paying taxes on money I made when it is done using after tax money I already paid on reminds me of a scene from an obscure film "Kidco". The set up is the owner of the all kid fertilizer business is taken to court on a charge of not paying sales tax on his product, which is horse manure. The lead kid represents himself and calls as a witness the man that sells hay and oats to his father to feed the horses that make the manure he uses as fertilizer. The exchange goes like this, but it is from memory so I may be off:
Kid: Mr. Jones, does my dad buy all his feed from your store?A funny film if you can find a copy.
Mr. Jones: Yup.
Kid: Does my Dad pay you sales tax on said items?
Mr. Jones: Yup.
Prosecutor: Your honor, the question is not whether the defendants father paid sales tax....(interrupted)
Kid: Good. Good. Your honor, you see all Kidco sells is manure, which used to be hay and oats! Don't you see!? We are getting taxed at both ends!!!
Court erupts with laughter.
All There Is?
I still cannot believe the only copy of Craig T. Nelson's speech in the film "All the Right Moves" is this cruddy quality one. Must be copyright issues. Ugh.
Have a good night.