Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Death and Taxes

Some of you may be familiar with the short story "The Lady, or the Tiger?" - a lovely, frustrating little thought experiment involving a choice between two unknowns. More of you may be familiar with a horrible joke told by Martin Mull involving a choice granted by a group of unusually libidinous cannibals.

Nevertheless, I don't think Ziggy has much of a choice here. Income taxes were due a full week ago. Those doors are awfully close together, and even my twentysomething's experience with the government indicates that they both lead to the same place. It's an obvious joke, and an expensive one: I'm giving half of my income to tell it, and you are too.

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