Jozef Imrich, name worthy of Kafka, has his finger on the pulse of any irony of interest and shares his findings to keep you in-the-know with the savviest trend setters and infomaniacs.
''I want to stay as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all kinds of things you can't see from the center.''
“The latest theme issue of Australian Historical Studies (AHS), edited by Katie Holmes and Alistair Thomson, features seven articles by members of the Australian Generations team in which we use the project’s oral history interviews to illuminate a range of topics in Australian social history, and to discuss innovations and issues in oral history. The open access online editorial on ‘Oral History and Australian Generations’ by Katie and Al introduces the project and the articles. Katie and Al also discuss the articles in this video clipon the AHS Facebook site. Use this link to access all the articles
There's $1.1 billion
worth of reasons showing how hard global horse racing giant Godolphin is trying
to win the Melbourne Cup. Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the billionaire Dubai
ruler, United Arab Emirates Prime Minister and Godolphin owner, is yet to win a
Cup in 18 years of trying and has five runners in Tuesday's race, led by the $5
favourite Hartnell. He has spent $1.1 billion in pursuit of racing glory in
Australia alone, and has won more than 3500 races in at least 14 countries -
yet the $6 million Melbourne Cup still eludes him. But this year, Sheik Mohammed
has more horses in the big race than ever before Godolphin's $1.1 billion racing dream, but no Melbourne Cup yet
Melbourne Cup 2016: Almoonqith bid a family affair for David Hayes
Almoonquith at the Lindsay Park Stables, Creightons Creek. Picture: Nicole Garmston.
David Hayes already has a Melbourne Cup trophy courtesy of 1994 winner
Jeune but admits victory this time around would be something special.
Almoonqith represents the stable that is now a family partnership of Hayes, his son Ben and nephew Tom Dabernig.
of the reason I started the partnership a couple of years ago was
because the stable was on the rise and I wanted Tom to be part of it,”
“This year Ben joined and I thought he might as well come along for the ride and he’s doing a great job in Adelaide.
Spooky ... Today is the big dress-up day in America,
but last night was “Beggar’s Night” in Des Moines. We had visits from
superheroes, witches, goblins, and even a Starbucks barista, complete
with apron. But nary a little pretend IRS agent
While certainly frightening, IRS agents don’t show up on the list of
popular Halloween characters. A Kansas man last week learned that there
are drawbacks to playing IRS agent. From a Department of Justice press release:
A Lenexa man was sentenced Tuesday to five months he
already served in jail for harassing former girlfriends and business
partners by sending them letters on Internal Revenue Service letterhead
saying they were under investigation for tax evasion, Acting U.S.
Attorney Tom Beall said.
Some practical jokes are funnier that others.
Jeffrey Nickerson, 56, Lenexa, Kan., pleaded guilty to one count of impersonating
a federal employee. In his plea, Nickerson admitted he was an
acquaintance of a woman who worked at the IRS Service Center in Kansas
City, Mo. She brought IRS letterhead and IRS publications home. He used
the information to send letters to former girlfriends and former
business partners. The letters said the victims were under investigation
as a result of reports being filed to the Internal Revenue Service
Fraud Investigations Hotline.
To be sure, there’s no law in dressing up in an IRS agent costume,
though if it’s too good you probably will get kicked out of the party.
Dress up as you please, but remember, it’s all fun and games until you
get your hands on IRS letterhead.
Related: Jim Maule, Beyond Scary: Tax-Based Halloween Costumes.