Silver Standard

I got two things in the mail yesterday, and I can’t resist posting them both, because it’s just such a beautiful and deliciously ironic juxtaposition:

silver and the irs

I’ll take my stimulus check in hard currency, please!

That would be my letter from the IRS about the economic stimulus package, telling me that I will be getting another letter soon about how much money I will get with by “rebate check,” and some silver from my godfather. My godfather has been giving me silver literally since birth, and my relatively small collection constitutes my only major asset. Given the way the economy is going, I may end up thanking him for his foresight.