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Wednesday, December 6, 2006

Make It Stop!

I was getting the oil changed in my car this morning. One of the office workers there decided it would be a great idea to play a Neil Diamond Christmas CD loudly. Talk about torture. Don't get me wrong, I love bona fide Christmas music especially with a nice light snowfall, but this is ridiculous. I'm reminded of how Norm MacDonald described the Kenny G Christmas album, "Happy birthday, Jesus! Hope you like crap!"

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.

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