Sunday, March 13

TYMPANI DOES THE TRICK FOR THE TAX TOTE BOARD

Fail to pay your property taxes in southern India and India's own version of Buddy Rich may stand on your doorstep banging away on his drum until you're driven to distraction and eventually to your checkbook! Not since Jerry Lewis delighted in Ed McMahon calling for a little tympani, as the Telethon tote board lit up, have drums been used so effectively to make the cash register ring. According to the report, "One week of incessant drumming has cleared 18 percent of the backlog." My goodness! But I suppose there are worse things the government could do to recalcitrant taxpayers -- like having Kirstie Alley moon them!