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POSTED ON November 20, 2020  - POSTED IN Fun on Friday

I had a friend in high school who was always finding money. He’d frequently be walking along, look down, and spot a quarter or a dime at his feet. And it wasn’t just pocket change. He’d frequently find paper money too. I was with him when he picked up a $100 bill lying on the ground in the mall parking lot.

POSTED ON November 6, 2020  - POSTED IN Fun on Friday

I get really frustrated by people arguing vociferously about things they don’t know anything about. And on no subject is this more prevalent than the debate over the minimum wage. Bring up the “fight for $15” and you will suddenly get high school dropouts who can’t do basic multiplication yelling at you emphatically about the benefits of government-imposed wage floors. Because, you know, they feel like it should work.

POSTED ON October 23, 2020  - POSTED IN Fun on Friday

People will do just about anything to avoid paying taxes. Case in point – a man from Dubai shoved about 2 pounds of gold — where the sun don’t shine —  in order to avoid paying customs taxes in India.

Yes. I said two pounds.

POSTED ON October 16, 2020  - POSTED IN Fun on Friday

I spent a little time at Jekyll Island, Georgia, last weekend. I looked hard, but I didn’t find the mythical creature from Jekyll Island. From what I hear, it’s taken up permanent residence in Washington D.C. But I did locate its birthplace.

If you don’t get the reference, I’m referring to the Federal Reserve.

POSTED ON October 2, 2020  - POSTED IN Fun on Friday

Gold scams fascinate me.

I guess it’s because I can’t imagine getting suckered by these setups. I mean, who is going to buy gold in a gas station parking lot? Or believe that some dude from Africa they’re in an internet relationship with is going to pay them to ship gold? It seems implausible people would buy these stories. But a lot of people do. They fall for these scams. As a result, the scammers keep scamming.

POSTED ON September 18, 2020  - POSTED IN Fun on Friday

I’m not sure that this is appropriate for “fun” on Friday. It’s more like sad on Friday. Or ironic on Friday. But I don’t have anything more fun, so I’m going to run with this.

As you may know, yesterday was Constitution Day. And you know what? The federal government can’t even get that right.

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