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)