George Mason University is naming their law school for late Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia. However, they’ve had to make some adjustments, after their first choice resulted in an accidental, yet oh-so-perfect, acronym.
Friday, April 8th, 2016
- It’s National my Social Security Week!
Because you are a my Social Security account holder, you understand the importance and value of planning for your future. Share this understanding with your friends and family—and even your colleagues and neighbors—by encouraging them to sign up for a my Social Security account.Oh how well you know me, flatterers employed by the Social Security Administration. I do understand the importance and value of planning for my future. That said, I don’t know that I’m likely to chat up my friends and neighbors about signing up for an online Social Security account. I will, however, publically mock the very idea of doing so, while still linking to your site. I suspect that may prove just as effective! The email also suggests that I let folks know the benefits they can enjoy:
……having a my Social Security account means they can request a replacement Social Security card if they meet certain requirements; that they can check their benefit and payment information and their earnings record; that having a benefit verification letter is right at their fingertips, and much more!Honestly, I don’t see any reason to limit this conversation to just friends, family, colleagues and neighbors. Why, I can talk up the positives of having a benefit verification letter readily available to strangers on the street, children, and of course, women at bars. Unfortunately, I find one particular line rather disconcerting:
April 4th through 13th is the celebration of our third National my Social Security Week.It appears that the Social Security Administration believes a week is ten days long, stretching from Monday through the next Wednesday. I’m now quite concerned that when I retire, they’ll only send me a “monthly” check every fifty days or so. I’m just kidding, of course. Social Security will be bankrupt long before I ever get to collect.
Thursday, April 7th, 2016
You can guess that a story with the headline “Caterpillars Drum Their Anuses To Find New Friends” is going to be at least weird, and probably somewhat amusing. You don’t necessarily expect to be instructed thusly, however:
It’s not exactly John Bonham or Keith Moon, but it’s got a beat you can dance to.
Wednesday, April 6th, 2016
An Incomplete List of Lengths of Time for Which One Can, and/or Ways One Might, Chill
…for a sec(ond).
…for a minute.
…’til the next episode.
That’s all for now. Until the next post, you should chill for one of the above lengths of time, and/or in one of the above ways. Or perhaps you’ll chill in some other as-yet-unlisted fashion!