Monday, February 14, 2011

Tax Day Shrugged!

Tax Day 2011 is Monday April 18, not the usual April 15, because Washington DC celebrates Emancipation Day on April 16. Since that's a Saturday in 2011, the holiday is celebrated on Friday April 15, prompting the IRS to extend Tax Day to April 18, 2011. See:
Among the funnier side effects of this extra time for tax payers is that the producers of the fantasy movie Atlas Shrugged scheduled for release on Tax Day but, as I learned from the delightful Southern Beale, the flick is not only lacking name actors or a distributor, got Tax Day Wrong.

Ayn Rand lived off Social Security
.... and look what happened to her!!!!
Screwups like this may be inevitable in a movie made from a book that was made famous for its politics, not its quality. Think of it as Battlefield Earth without special effects or Tom Cruise. It's not really surprising for a work that condems government help to the needy that written by an amphetamine addict who admired a serial killer for his sincerity and lived off government help for the last years of her life. Unless, of course, this whole dust-up is a conspiracy by government of DC and the IRS to make the movie look stupid!

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