Frank J. Fleming puts
the case for taxing the rich in terms we can all understand. You
don't want to kill the gold-egg-laying goose, but…
But suppose, instead of killing the goose because you're unsatisfied with its golden egg output, you just punched it really hard in the face. That's perfectly fine; it won't stop future egg production. But it does let the goose know who is boss. Plus it relieves stress.Frank is a national treasure.
And it just makes everyone feel better to see that stuck-up goose who thinks she's better than everyone get a good whack in her stupid goose face.
Had enough of Burl Ives singing "Holly Jolly Christmas"? Me too. As of about
50 years ago.
Fortunately, Lore Sjöberg suggests some alternative
Christmas tunes. Example:
Song: "Let's Get It On"I've recently been introduced to this tender ballad (illustrated above) and have been playing it for family members, to their consternation.
Artist: Marvin Gaye
Why: For some odd reason, Gaye never revealed what "it" is. Music scholars have suggested everything from a hand-woven, two-person serape to a reform of the electoral college. It seems to me that we can just declare that Marvin wants to get Christmas on! He wants you to stop beating around the bush and give yourself to him right this minute so that you can both enjoy eggnog and gingersnaps.
XKCD brings you Zeno's Advent Calendar.
(Explanation, if necessary, here.)