The Occasional Joke

Nurse: Patient's name?

Centurion: Marcus Licinius Crassus

Nurse: And his date of birth?

Centurion: 115 BC.

Nurse: All right. And what is he here for?

Centurion: Cataphract surgery.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Full disclosure

Recently, news media have reported a new FTC ruling that requires disclosure of payments to bloggers. Since I have a life-long personal commitment to openness in communication, I feel called upon to make the following statement.

Since the early 1980s, I have been paid amounts that, in sum, are in excess of one hundred seventy-four million dollars ($174,000,000) by a number of organizations, including The campaign to re-elect Turkmenbashi, the publishers of Sarah Palin's new book, Tata Motors, and TGI Friday's Worldwide, in return for NOT talking about them.

With this post, these agreements are terminated, and I'll be returning the money.