Happy Tax Day, gang!!
Before you watch Remy’s brilliant (as usual) remake of the Pharrell Williams hit “Happy”, you might want to check out a couple things first:
- Take a peek at a post we did earlier this year about how helpful the IRS is(n’t) in helping you complete your tax forms and (not) answering your questions. Make sure to read through for their “excuses” about that result, too.
- Read this article for a mere 20 Ridiculous ways that the Federal Government utterly wastes your hard-earned cash. My favorite is either the $150,000 paid by the National Science Foundation for a “Web-based, action-adventure, narrative-based, role-playing game where the player defends against Zombies in an effort to save the human race”, or the $385,000 spent to study the oddities of the duck penis. (On the bright side, it could have been worse, I suppose: at least they didn’t combine the two programs…)
- In the video below, Remy mentions the U.S. State Department’s “missing $6 Billion”. Well, never fear, the State Department released a statement saying that they did not lose $6 Billion. They simply can’t find it, …which made me feel loads better.
Okay, now that you’re thoroughly depressed at why you’re spending so much on taxes this year AND about where your money is going, you deserve a song to make you ‘Happy’.
Or in the case of this song’s title, “Crappy“:
(**Written and performed by Remy. Video produced by Sean Malone. All instruments and backing vocals by Ben Karlstrom)
“If you feel like you’re on a bike without a seat“? Umm….yeah. That’s how the IRS makes the taxpayers of this Country feel.
I was particularly pleased when I read this morning that of every tax dollar the IRS collects from us “greedy, wage-earning” folks, it gets spent like this:
24% Social Security. (That’s 49% just to MAJOR entitlement programs.)
20% to “Income Security”
18% to National Defense
6% to Net Interest
3% to Transportation
1% to K – 12 Education
3% to “Other”.
Of course, I’m even FURTHER pleased when it’s April 15th, and I’m still not earning money for ME from my work efforts.
Pgh: after a careful reading and consideration of your points, I can only come to one conclusion:
you’re Racist. 😉
Seriously, though, I’m not entirely sure what has to happen before everyone just says ‘the heck with it’ and gives up working.
More and more, I’m guessing that day is waaaay closer than we all think…
I just really miss those days of old when the overwhelming majority of folks in this Country had that little thing called character, and wouldn’t DREAM of living off of the efforts of someone else when they were capable of providing for themselves.
Wow, ….you REMEMBER those days?
You’re old. 😀
ATTENTION Worker Bees: make your deposit and get back to work!
– The Establishment
“Let me remind you of General Yamashita’s motto:
Be Happy In Your Work.”
—Col. Saito, ‘The Bridge on the River Kwai’ (1957)
I cannot express how much I hate that movie. LOL what is it with men and that movie?!! o_0
But look, if it helps, just whistle while you write out that check! 😀
WHAT?? It’s a CLASSIC! Next thing ya know, you’ll be telling us that you don’t like The Three Stooges, either!
ROFLOL!!! OMGosh, you just don’t know… you and JTR both sound SO much like my husband!! Hockey, Golf and ‘The Bridge on the River Kwai’! AND when I say, the movie stinks, he says “It’s a CLASSIC!” hahahaha, seriously, true story.
Oh… and don’t forget Caddyshack and Animal House….and The Godfather (Parts 1 and 2 ONLY)….
Your hubby sounds like a man with a LOT of style!
I like those movies! 🙂
And you two have inspired me… I think this weekend, I’m gonna surprise my husband and tell him I want to watch it. Maybe, just maybe, if I give it another chance, I may see what you all see… well, I’m gonna try anyway!
Your husband ALSO sounds like a man possessing both class and exemplary taste, Teach…
Style, class and taste… yep, ’bout sums him up. He married ME didn’t he?? :p j/k of course! 😉
Great video. Works….happy, happy!
Makes me laugh every time I watch it, Bull. 😀
Remy is one talented and funny dude….