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Monday, December 4, 2006

IRS Taxing Virtual Property?

IRS taxation of online game virtual assets inevitable. I'm speechless. What? Is someone kidding me?

J.t.Qbe comments: The Taxocratic Party just gained control of Congress. Why do you doubt?

The Master comments: Because, no matter your political party, that concept is just moronic. But that's just me.

A.T. Hun comments: Obligatory Monty Python quote, "I'd tax Raquel Welch. And I've a feeling she'd tax me." I'm pretty sure the whole point is taxing sales of stuff like that in meatspace. Quite frankly, if someone is paying real money for game money, then maybe a stupidity tax wouldn't be a bad idea :) What is the going rate on a +4 Vorpal Sword of Snicker-Snacking?

J.t.Qbe comments: And A.T. wins with the obligatory Raquel Welch quote.

I do agree, though, that the concept of taxing virtual property is as stupid as the concept of paying real money for it.

Sunday, December 3, 2006

We Was Robbed

Well, Michigan got jobbed out of the BCS championship because enough voters felt that Florida should vault over them after being behind them by two places two weeks ago. Oh and Wisconsin, even though you finished #7 in the BCS, no mega bowl for you! Apparently one conference can't have more than two schools in BCS bowls. Meanwhile, a massively overrated Notre Dame team gets to go to the Sugar Bowl. My only consolation is that Florida doesn't have the offense to play with OSU. The only way to beat the Buckeyes is to do what Michigan tried to do: out shoot them. Florida's defense is good, but they haven't seen anything like OSU's offense.

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