I have the afternoon off because of childcare issues with LittleFoot #2. When he takes his afternoon nap I will use the occasion to fulfill my civic duty and submit to the Annual Government-Required Anal Rape. Most people call this "doing their taxes".
Because LittleFoot #2 was born last October, Mrs. Foot and I should be over-withheld because of the extra personal exemption and credit we get. Thus I am expecting the respective state and federal governments to be releasing a large sum of our own money back into our custody. Most people would call this a "refund". It's not. A tax "refund" would be more like a situation where you would go to some government customer "service" counter and say, "I-494 sucks. I want my money back".
Therefore, probably no more blogging for me today (and I usually take Saturdays off too unless something really enrages me).
So instead here are a couple of old posts that I published long before most of you were reading the KAR:
This is one of my personal faves, and is destined to become a Christmas Tradition along the lines of 'Twas the Night Before Christmas, Manheim Steamroller concerts and returning wretched gifts from your in-laws.
And here is my very first Nick Coleman fisking. Yeah it's a little raw, but it was like the 2nd or 3rd thing I had ever posted.