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Hey look, a rich guy with ice cream!

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Blog Guy, please help settle a bet with my dog groomer…

Aaarrrrgh!!!! Again with the settling of bets! What is it THIS time?

Have people in Nebraska ever seen a rich guy eat ice cream?

buffett combo 300You know, I would have said yes, but now I’m not so sure.

This top photo shows really rich guy Warren Buffett chomping on a vanilla orange ice cream bar yesterday. He certainly is attracting gawkers.

Well, maybe this is the first time he’s tried it.

No, here are more shots of him with ice cream bars from 2009 and 2008.

And what about the years before that?

Hey Slick, it’s a Sunday. I’m not going all the way back to 1950 just to get you free dog grooming!

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Top: Berkshire Hathaway chairman Warren Buffett takes a bite of a Dairy Queen vanilla orange ice cream bar at the Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting in Omaha, May 1, 2010.  Dairy Queen is a Berkshire Hathaway company. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

Combo left: Buffett eats ice cream during the Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting in Omaha, May 2, 2009. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Smiling and filing, many happy returns?

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Holy crap, Blog Guy! I just realized it’s only a few days until my tax return is due! How can I find somebody to do it for me?

taxvertical 220Well, my personal method is I get in my car and drive around until I see somebody beside the road advertising a tax service.

They don’t call it a runway for nothin’….

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Boss, you know how you’re always saying we need to cut costs for our fashion shows? Well, have I got great news for you!

models run vertical 200Do tell, Lamar. I hope it’s not using dead models again, or zombies. We’ve tried those things.

I gotta do WHAT for a bonus? No way!

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Quick quiz: Down in Bolivia, the ruling party has proposed a new Labor Code that would give workers a bonus for…

BOLIVIA/a) exceeding their sales quota

b) working on weekends

c) showing up for work early

d) showing up for work on time

Yeah, I missed this one, too. It turns out, the bonus would be for getting their butts to work ON TIME every day. That’s it.

Do you see any sweat? My deodorant keeps me dry for hours!

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Blog Guy, the presidents of those Latin American countries like Venezuela and Cuba, do they make much money? I mean, can you earn a good living doing that?

Well, it’s tough, but most of them are allowed to supplement their government incomes with commercial endorsements, product placement, stuff like that.

If she’s pensive, it’s expensive…

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Blog Guy, it’s me. That aspiring photojournalist you’ve been mentoring.

Like I needed to hear from you again. What now?

Well, I’m supposed to be shooting photos of great works of art, and I wondered if there are any tricks to making them look good. You know, special lighting, filters, shutter speeds, etc?

Sit! Stay! Who’s a GOOD model?

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Okay fashion show staff, times are hard, and we need to save more money.

We tried using dead models, but it turns out they don’t last long in the bright lights. We hired raccoons to do makeup, but there was that rabies problem.

Now, we think we have the perfect solution to the high cost of hair stylists: dog groomers!

Flossing, brushing threaten false teeth sales…

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Please don’t let me be the only one who thinks this is ironic.

I’m reading financial stories this week, and suddenly I see this headline: “Credit limits, self-discipline threaten holiday sales.” Did I wander onto The Onion site?

I swear I’m not making this up. Damn you, self-discipline! Damn you, credit limits!

Lookit the Nasdaqs on that chick!

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If you’re like most guys, hearing about the global financial meltdown makes you think about naked chicks. Then again, if you’re like most guys, hearing about tapioca pudding make you think about pretty much the same thing.

From my Department of Bad Taste, a famous cabaret in Paris offers a number called “Crisis,” where women lose their shirts, and nearly everything else, in the market plunge.

Are you SURE that’s Stallone’s bathroom?

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Blog Guy, you haven’t done any fantasy photos for a few days. I want some!

I’m here to make you happy. What the hell do you want?

I want a photo of a billionaire dressed like a clown.

Sigh. Any special setting?

No, it can be anyplace, so long as it’s in Red Square.

Holy crap! Anything else?

Yes. I want a photo of actor Sylvester Stallone in his private bathroom.

Geez, I sure hope the authorities are watching you. Okay, here are the two shots you requested.

Hey! That billionaire is just some Canadian clown!

You expected what, Warren Buffett in a red wig?

And this caption says Stallone is in a theater, not a bathroom!

Sure, but isn’t this pretty much how you think his bathroom at home would look?