Thursday, September 28, 2006

Statutory Interpretation

Daniel Shaviro demostrates why everyone should take at least a basic course in Federal Income Tax. When you parse through The Statute, you learn how to parse any statute.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

The corruption is breath-taking

I just don't know how some people can sleep at night, and that's coming from someone with a fairly flexible moral compass. Read about the Department of the Interior preventing its auditors from recovering money from some oil companies. It boggles my mind and makes me think that the public choice theorists have something right.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

A couple of good tax articles

Tax Prof Blog has links to the PDFs of two papers by Lawrence Zelenak of Duke. The first is a great little number on the civic virtues of income tax filing (apropos of some recent conversations I've had), and the second mentions Homer Simpson in the title. I think this is the beginning of the wave of reenlightenment of tax scholarship!

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Late Night Poetry, II

It's a poetry jam.

Camp on t
he mount...
windy, cold and warm
with snow

dew freezing
into icy blo-
g a

a clef. unto into
peaks and troffs and
trolls and such.
but don't

of maybe do.
the die of it
is dewing a
thing for

Dee z

Late Night Poetry

Without further ado, an original work by FishFrog:

up at one and w-
hy? who kn-

tting with kat and r-
abbit. Glass of water

Refill it. Empty again.

TV. Nothing on
this late.

and thinking
about bed

and thingink

more water
an blog a

for Maverick
and wond

ering. Thom.
Thom. Thom. Alva.

Sunday, September 10, 2006

Dr. Miracles, Episode 2

Episode 2 is out! It's not quite as good as the first one (blogged here), but it is still hilarious. Hilarious and inappropriate. Not workplace friendly.

Saturday, September 09, 2006

How to negotiate

This is a very funny video.

Monday, September 04, 2006

Very Sad News

The Crocodile Hunter is dead. Killed by a sting ray. It is fitting though, that he died doing what he loved. He seemed like the kind of guy who would be miserable decaying in an old folks home. Though he probably would have preferred being kill by a croc.

The world needs charismatic and energetic crusaders for the environment. Steve Irwin was able to capture people's attention with his shenanigans, and he used the time he had to educate everyone as to the fragile state of the wild.