i haven't ranted about taxes on the rich being too low in a while. i got worn out showing the math. blank stare. and worn out showing actual honest to goodness tax returns. apparently, i haven't given up the fight yet. i've been looking for an analogy on point. not so much to convince others our tax system is broken. but to communicate how i feel when the topic comes up. the other night i was dreaming about flying. i don't dream about flying as much as i did when i owned a nice little aerobatics number. spend part of every day umop ap!sdn. anywho this dream was different. everyone was grumbling about how much they paid for their ticket. except me. i was flying for free. i pointed this out. was ignored. we got talking about how they could get better seats for lower prices. again, i offered to pay. really. it would be no trouble. i can afford it. then they got angry at me. not because i was freeloading. but because it's very very important that i fly free. the logic of it didn't make any sense. me flying often and for the cheap meant more flights. which increases supply. which makes their seats cheaper. course in reality i just consume those seats for free too. and now their fares have to finance more flights. one guy was screaming, it's not a zero sum game! as if a person in the gaming industry for 25 years doesn't know what a zero sum game is. i also know what specious means. anywho, tax time is coming. either put on your happy face. or do something intelligent about it.