H&R Block Cosplay

It’s getting close to tax time, and the H&R Block down the street from my house has one of those crazy-wavy-tube-guy things out front. It always reminds me of this video, which makes me crack up:


Speaking of tax preparers, you might be tempted to get your “refund” early by getting a refund anticipation loan. Don’t. As I have written before, refund anticipation loans are basically a payday loan in disguise (i.e., a really bad deal). Skip it, and file your tax return earlier next year if you want to get your refund faster.

Thanks to Tim Hwang for reminding me of the video.

The Revolution Will Not Be Televised Due to Our Blackout Policy

The revolution will not be televised, but if you have a cable subscription, you can log in to and use their authenticator to watch the revolution. Just provide your username and password, and you will have access to the revolution live, plus alternate angles, commentary, and the ability to share your login with up two more IP addresses.


Funny or Die on the Need for a Consumer Financial Protection Agency

The Beast That Swallows Its Young

For those of us with student loans…enjoy.

Insurance company rules

“Why play fair when you can use nunchucks?”