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The Hump Day Humor-Gram, April 13, 2005, Issue # 128

In this issue . . .

1. EXTREMELY Taxing?
2. Mike’s Fun at Work Tip
3. Deep Thought of the Week
4. It’s a Wacky, Wacky World
1. EXTREMELY Taxing!

Since it’s tax time for many of us, I thought it might be
appropriate to touch on the exciting topic of accounting.
And if you don’t think accounting is exciting, then chances
are you haven’t heard about “extreme accounting.”

Yes, following in the footsteps of “extreme ironing” (which
I reported on some time ago) EXTREME accounting is the
latest and greatest choice of financially-minded daredevils.
Yes, imagine bean counters parachuting, snowboarding,
diving with sharks and jumping off cliffs, WHILE they
perform mathematical operations on calculators or lap tops!
Think James Bond doing his tax return, or “Indian Jones
Calculates Pi to The 345th Decimal.” The concept was devised
as a way to debunk myths about accountants being duller than
unglazed donuts.

For more on this exciting phenomenon, surf over to www.extreme- And remember folks, doing your taxes doesn’t
have to be boring! (If I’m ever audited, they’ll have to join
me in the shark-infested waters off the Great Barrier Reef).
2. Mike’s Fun at Work Tip

Borrowing from the “extreme accounting and ironing” worlds,
create your own mini-versions of “extreme _______” for
your office. You could start with extreme donut eating,
or extreme coffee breaks, extreme sales calls or extreme
meetings! Another idea to borrow from extreme accounting is this:
what outrageous thing could you do to counter tired myths about
your profession or workplace?
3. Quote of the Week

“The less you laugh, the less you live.” -Tote Yamada
4. It’s a Wacky, Wacky World

A financial crisis in late March in Buffalo, NY county left
county officials asking folks to B.Y.O.T.P. Yes, it was “Bring Your
Own Toilet Paper” time when you visited one of the county washrooms,
because, owing to what must be a severe lack of funds, you won’t
be finding any TP on hand in the county washrooms for a while.
Or soap. Or paper towels to dry your hands. OTHER than that
though, they were ready and open for business . . .
Copyright Michael Kerr, 2005
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