Archive for July 11th, 2006

Funktastic


I can forgive VH-1 for that heinous “My Fair Brady” and that slutty girl that’s marrying MY Peter Brady because they are showing I Love The 70’s vol 2 tonight. (I give the latest Brady marriage about 5 minutes. What’s wrong with him? I mean, I KNOW what’s wrong, but, what is he thinking?)

I’m inlcined to think they’ve updated it with current celebrities ’cause I could swear they’ve covered some of this stuff already…Malibu Barbie, ViewMasters, Fro Combs and such.

I live for crap like this.

A Tax Vacation? Sho Nuff?

Is this really happening? Or is this one of those chain things where a cute little cartoon character will appear at the end or that I’ll have good luck for the rest of the day if I forward it?

Tennessee Department of Revenue
Back-to-School Supplies, Clothing, and Computers
Tax-Exempt During Tennessee’s
First Sales Tax Holiday
In August of this year, Tennessee will hold its first annual sales tax holiday, giving shoppers the
opportunity to purchase certain school supplies, computers and clothing tax-free for a specific
period of time, beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 4 and ending at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday,
Aug. 6.
As you plan for the 2006-2007 school year, you may want to let your students and parents know
in advance what items they will need for school next fall. Items exempt from tax during the
three-day holiday include the following:
School Supplies
($100 or less per item)
Clothing
($100 or less per item)
Computers
($1,500 or less)
Binders
Backpacks
Bookbags
Blackboard Chalk
Calculators
Cellophane Tape
Compasses
Composition Books
Crayons
Erasers
Folders
Glue, Paste, and
Glue Sticks
Highlighters
Index Cards
Index Card Boxes
Legal Pads
Lunch Boxes
Markers
Notebooks
Paper
Pencil & School
Supply Boxes
Pencils
Pencil Sharpeners
Pens
Protractors
Rulers
Scissors
Writing Tablets
Boots
Coats/Jackets
Dresses
Ear Muffs
Gloves/Mittens
Gym Suits/Uniforms
Hats
Jeans/Pants
Neckties
Nightgowns
Pajamas
Ponchos
Raincoats
Robes
School Uniforms
Shawls
Shirts
Shoes/Socks
Undergarments
Computer CPU
Monitor
Keyboard
Mouse
Connecting
Cables
Notebook
computers
Laptop
computers
Preloaded
software
School supplies are defined as items used by a student in a course of study. Specifically
excluded are items such as art supplies and instructional material, including reference books
and school computer supplies (compact discs, printers, and printer ink).
Exempt clothing is defined as human wearing apparel for general use. It excludes accessories
such as jewelry or bags, protective equipment, and sports and recreational equipment such as
baseball gloves.
Computers with preloaded software and components purchased with the computer are also
exempt. Computers and their components must be purchased as a system. Individual
computer parts and accessories, and software that is not preloaded on the computer, do not
qualify for the exemption. PDAs and MP3 players also do not qualify for exemption.
Additionally, exemptions do not apply to items used in a trade or business, or to items that are
rented.
Layaway sales qualify for the exemption if final payment is made and the property is given to the
purchaser during the holiday or if the layaway order is made during the holiday even if delivery
is made after the holiday ends.
More information from the Department of Revenue is available from the following
sources:
• Web site: http://www.Tennessee.gov/revenue
• E-mail: salestax.holiday@state.tn.us
• Telephone: (800) 342-1003 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., CST, Monday through Friday
Special telephone hours for Sales Tax Holiday:
Saturday, Aug. 5: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., CST
Sunday, Aug. 6: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., CST

June Allyson RIP

I guess I shouldn’t be surprised that the passing of June Allyson has only gotten a mere blip on the news. I saw it yesterday on the Comcast homepage and Google is only starting to show mentions of it here and there.
I guess most of my generation only knows June from her Depends commercials (or was it denture stuff…no, that was Jane Powell) and that right there is kindly sad. She did a lot more work than advertise stuff for the incontinent.

I loved her in The Glenn Miller Story, which has been on On Demand lately. May still be on. She was great in Little Women and she got to cozy up to Peter Lawford in Good News. She was married to actor Dick Powell . She was in a ton of movies and was part of that Golden Era of Hollywood that is dying out pretty quickly. I always loved to see her on Larry King and other shows where all the old girls sat around and told old Hollywood stories.

I guess June’s passing might’ve made more of a splash had she been arrested for shoplifting, had umpteen husbands or umpteen babies without being married, killed somebody, had a meth lab in her house or something negative about her. When Lana Turner died, seems there was a little more press and that was mostly because all people wanted to recollect about her was how her daughter stabbed her abusive boyfriend.

***Update*** I stand corrected. CNN has a nice article about my girl, June. Maybe they were just a little slow getting their info.

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