Bear In Maryland.
New Years 2000 (other than worrying about the imminent collapse of civilization): Remembering to write 2000 on your checks
New Years 2020 (other than worrying about the imminent collapse of civilization): Remembering where your checks are
Obviously, the chief needs to hire the ghost of a living rock star and an Eighties actor. How about the ghost of Post Malone and Happy Days star Donnie Most, so they could be called Post Ghost and Most?
(Yes, I know Happy Days was mostly during the Seventies.)
@eromlig “ Now, all economists who aren’t totally whacked” – meaning “all the economists you agree with”, right?
Some years ago, Al Gore’s son was pulled over for doing over 100 mph in a Prius. The almost unanimous response among Prius owners was “you can get one to go that fast?”
I have a friend who’s a car buff, and he was the person who talked me into getting one. He described the 0-60 rating of a Prius as “yes”.
Toyota took a poll to determine the plural of Prius. Prii won, though Prius was a very close second.
I would have voted for Priapus, but that was not an option.
This leaves out judging people by the books they own. “Tolkien? Good. Stephen King? Good. Tom Clancy? I’m getting a little worried here. Twilight?! FIFTY SHADES OF GREY?!!!! That’s it. I’m leaving.”
The promulgation of the fear of the “death tax” reminds me of a line spoken by John Dickinson in the musical 1776: “most men with nothing would rather protect the possibility of becoming rich than face the reality of being poor.”
DC Comics once published a series called All-Star Squadron (all of their World War II era superhero characters on one honkin’ big team). Unlike the Justice League of America (JLA) or the Justice Society of America (JSA) or the Legion of Super-Heroes (LSH), the All-Star Squadron was never referred to by an abbreviation.
When I took high school geometry, we studied the Side-Side-Side Theorem, SSS for short, and the Side-Angle-Side Theorem (SAS for short). Someone asked our teacher Mrs. Hubbard if there was an Angle Side Side Theorem. She responded, in a tone that said, “I get this every year”, “No.”
I’ve had to deal with my state’s unemployment office in the past. Their hold music is what sounds like a thirty year MIDI file version of Fur Elise. It’s maddening. (And as you might guess, unemployment offices do not have short hold times.)