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  1. 17 days ago on Peanuts Begins

    Yes, I really should have mentioned that. Both pre-school and kindergarten weren’t “official” or required in any way when I was young.

  2. 18 days ago on Peanuts Begins

    That is 150 days in the school year for 12 years (USA in the past). These days it is now 180 days a year for 13 years, including kindergarten, which these days is more like what first grade would have been when I was young. When I was young kindergarten was just “getting used to being with other kids” not expecting you to learn to read and write and such. And these days even pre-school might have some ABC, and such learning in them.

  3. 29 days ago on Drabble

    Oh, this is terrible! Try it. :-)

  4. 2 months ago on Drabble

    I still haven’t found any of my wife’s safe places. :-)

  5. 5 months ago on Wizard of Id

    Yep, and I bet it isn’t nearly as far into the future as some people would like to believe.

  6. 6 months ago on Gray Matters

    Here is California “Der Wienersnitzel” is still around and still selling corn dogs, but they shortened the name to just Wienersnitzel.

  7. 6 months ago on Herman

    I guess that is what makes this long-standing joke, people hate taxes so much they ignore what the actual rules are. And the fact that the US Gift tax is actually an attempt to get rich people to pay their fair share, and not to tax the average person. The average person should almost never have to pay any gift tax, the tax is aimed at rich people trying to avoid taxes when transferring their wealth to their descendants.

  8. 6 months ago on Drabble

    I think if my mom had done that there would been a lot mess broken eggs around. :-)

  9. 6 months ago on Drabble

    As a kid I remember the fun was in coloring them and finding them. “Who found the most”. It was never about actually wanting the actual eggs!

  10. 6 months ago on Herman

    Yep, way too much. If anyone is going to pay it is the giver. But in fact, neither are going to have to pay. The whole point of the US IRS gift tax is to try to prevent rich people from passing on their wealth to their dependences without paying taxes. And it is purposely coded to try not to tax the average person. Of course, the rich have ways around this, but that is the intent. People tend to believe that the tax laws are only written for the rich, but that isn’t always the case. For example, the tax brackets, are for trying to be fairer to poorer people. If you only have enough income to survive, 10% tax is much bigger burden on you then a rich person paying 10% of their income. This is why the US doesn’t have a fixed tax rate.