Stilton’s Place

Stilton’s Place

Many Unhappy Returns

Let joy be unconfined.

Bells are ringing, birds are singing, and nubile maidens frolic and gambol while tossing rose petals into the air! And that’s only a short list of the wonderful things that aren’t happening (but should) now that we’ve finally finished and filed our blankety-blanking federal taxes.

Instead, we simply feel a sense of weary and melancholy accomplishment, in much the same way we’d feel if we survived a gangbang in a prison shower and knew that it wasn’t for the last time.

As mentioned here on Monday, there was no way the 2016 Turbotax program was going to run on our ancient (2008) Mac this year, so we ended up having to do everything using Turbotax’s online site. Which was actually fine, as long as you don’t mind spending $115 to wade through the government’s indecipherable crap, put all of your most sensitive personal information online, and end up having no idea whatsoever if the final result is anything even marginally like correct.

Fortunately, the IRS provides a free service to help you sort everything out later. It’s called an “audit.”

Owing to this time (and sanity) consuming activity, we don’t really have any trenchant political commentary for you today, other than to once again express our disgust with the whole system…and the legal requirement that we have to fund this madness.Bells are ringing, birds are singing, and nubile maidens frolic and gambol while tossing rose petals into the air! And that’s only a short list of the wonderful things that aren’t happening (but should) now that we’ve finally finished and filed our blankety-blanking federal taxes.

Instead, we simply feel a sense of weary and melancholy accomplishment, in much the same way we’d feel if we survived a gangbang in a prison shower and knew that it wasn’t for the last time.

As mentioned here on Monday, there was no way the 2016 Turbotax program was going to run on our ancient (2008) Mac this year, so we ended up having to do everything using Turbotax’s online site. Which was actually fine, as long as you don’t mind spending $115 to wade through the government’s indecipherable crap, put all of your most sensitive personal information online, and end up having no idea whatsoever if the final result is anything even marginally like correct.

Fortunately, the IRS provides a free service to help you sort everything out later. It’s called an “audit.”

Owing to this time (and sanity) consuming activity, we don’t really have any trenchant political commentary for you today, other than to once again express our disgust with the whole system…and the legal requirement that we have to fund this madness.

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