It’s Tax Day! Let Jon Hamm Get You Over the Final Hump
Let Jon Hamm help get you through tax day. (YouTube)
Those Mercedes-Benz ads weren’t enough! Jon Hamm recently became the H&R Block spokesperson and — with mere hours to go before taxes need to be filed — which other celebrity would we look to as we enter the final push? (Certainly none of these clowns.)
Looking through his commercials for the company, we realized that the Mad Men alum’s crazy faces in his ads for the company can pretty much sum up where we all are in the filing process.
You’re done and you get a refund. Life is good.
Jon Hamm indulges in a doughnut. (GIF: YouTube)
You’re done, but you owe. Huh.
Jon Hamm gives the perfect, painful reaction to what it’s like finding out you owe Uncle Sam. (GIF: YouTube)
You’re waiting for your tax preparer to finish up. And sweating it out.
Jon Hamm is feeling a little anxious. (GIF: YouTube)
You’re doing them yourself. Good luck, buddy.
Jon Hamm knows it can sometimes be a bit overwhelming doing your taxes yourself. (GIF: YouTube)
You’re doing them yourself AND you’re missing a form. Can I get a break here?
Can someone please help Jon Hamm? (GIF: YouTube)
You filed an extension. You’re just delaying the inevitable.
Why file today, when you can file several months down the road? wonders Jon Hamm. (GIF: YouTube)
You aren’t doing them. Better think twice about that one.
Jon Hamm is too busy to do taxes! (GIF: YouTube)
Good luck, friends. Get it done. And whatever you do, don’t end up like these celebrities:
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Please fire me. We recently hired a new general manager, who tends to over-explain very simple things. Today, regrettably, I asked him to double check a tax exemption profile I filled out, as it was federal and I’m more accustomed to state. The thirty minute seminar ended with him explaining how to use a stapler remover.
There are little “Help and hints” tips all over the application. Hover over that bitch and read what it says. It will probably clear things up.
Don’t give up. There were lots of times that I wanted to flip my desk and throw the computer out the window in rage when I was filling out the FAFSA. Don’t do that. Just take a deep breath, relax, take a break if you want, but don’t give up.
If you’re not sure about something, it’s ok. It’s difficult. Just take a second to relax and look it up online. I guarantee you that someone has already asked your question.
Found an interview with Byron Howard and Rich Moore (who collaborated on writing and directing Zootopia) that answers some questions on fans’ minds. Here’s a partial transcript -
interviewer: Who are the predators eating?
Byron Howard: Very carefully, if you look very carefully… Bugs. Bugs get it in this world. If you look very carefully - we don’t say it in the movie, but in certain scenes you’ll see boxes from a fast food restaurant named Bug Burga which is the most popular predator fast food place, where you can go get cricket chips, grasshopper shakes, cicada burgers… all delicious insect protein.
Interviewer: There’s a couple other animal species… we don’t really see any fish to speak of? Are those also fair game (literally)?
Byron Howard: At one point in the story those were also food. But we cut the scene out.
Rich Moore: Yeah… But I think they are. I mean… In my mind they are. I don’t think they’re sentient. They’re soulless godless creatures.
Interviewer: …What about primates? We don’t see any of those.
Byron Howard: No, we took those out because primates are too much like humans. So every time we had a primate in a scene people thought “that’s the smartest animal there,” and we wanted all intelligence across the mammal world to be about equal.
Rich Moore: From the vole to the lion.
Byron Howard: So we thought let’s get the whole like homo sapiens… species… apes out of there.
interviewer: They’re one facet that’s kind of interesting: and that’s that all of the romantic relationships are all within the same species - otter and otter, bunny and bunny, that we see - there’s a general sexual objectification of Shakira’s character, but (‘cause she’s a celebrity) but… is that okay? Like If… can in a sequel, could Nick and-
Oh it’s wonderful. You know, I think it’s beautiful.
Byron Howard: Yeah, it’s beautiful.
Rich Moore: Better than okay.
Byron Howard: It’s like our own world… feels like … it’s a very open-minded society, it feels like animals fall in love.
Yeah, I know, I think so
Who are we to judge?
So then could Nick and Judy have a romance then?
Yeah they could.
interviewer: What would their kids be?
Funnies… Or Boxes.
Funnies or Boxes.
Rich Moore: You’re Johnny-on-the-spot
Byron Howard: Well, we’ve had this question before.
Interviewer: Oh really? Okay, I’m glad, I’m glad I’m not the only one who was thinking about-
Rich Moore: You pervert!
Byron Howard: The pitter-patter of little Funnies.
Interviewer: Last Question. At the beginning of the film we see Judy saying she wants to be a police officer. And we also see a feline saying “and I want to be an actuary!” We never find out… And I was expecting to be like a scene at the credits that was just him doing taxes… did he turn out okay?
Rich Moore: I think he did.
He probably did, don’t you wanna?
He’s probably living just a very simple life.
Rich Moore: You know just doing taxes for people.
His movie would have been a lot more…
It would’ve been simple, a bit short maybe.
interviewer I would have paid to see that movie.
Yeah. A lot of people would, why didn’t we make that? Would have been so much easier.
It would’ve been easier.
90 minutes in an H&R Block.
In accounting yeah.
(I don’t know about anyone else, but now I kinda want to see Nick offering Judy some of his takeout, and her politely taking a bite and then frantically trying to cover up a “this is the worst thing I’ve ever tasted, I can’t swallow this, I should not have humored him, I’ve made a huge mistake” reaction)
Since tax season is coming up, I wanted to let you guys and your followers know that if you make less than 50K a year, H&R Block will file your taxes online for you for FREE and they'll help you find deductions and stuff you probably don't know about so you can get your maximum tax refund.
Yep. Turbotax will do the same—and they’ll pay you back the fines plus interest if they make any mistakes (I’ve been using them for years upon years and never had a mistake; always got money back). This year they even added free state tax filing, which is huge.
You can also check with other tax services in your area. Chances are, if you’re using a 1040EZ, someone is willing to do your taxes for free.
Ozu East Kitchen was the shocker of this year and last year for me. Atwater has the tendency to creep me out just a bit, mainly for reasons unknown, so naturally I was skeptical when I realized I had to go to dinner there. But YOOOOOO; I’m still confused as to how dope the food was. The spot is owned by a former film dude out of Asia. 1, he’s COOL. 2, you get all the benefits of a creative with attention to detail masterminding the whole situation. It’s really cool being a creative; like myself. We’re mainly unemployed but thats ok bc you’re supposed to be. Also, our opinions, like, matter. Sorry man, if you work at H&R block or wherever, your girlfriend is NEVER going to let you have any choice in how many throw pillows you’re forced to have. You’re life is going to be taken over by throw pillows you didn’t even get to pick the color of. You’re going to spend an average of 90 seconds every morning and every night removing and replacing throw pillows. THAT’S OVER FORTY FIVE HUNDRED (4,500) MNUTES OF FUCKING AROUND WITH THROW PILLOWS PER YEAR. You should probably quit your job, become a creative, and eat at Ozu East.
Ozu East Kitchen
Tip: Kimchi udon shrimp is INSANE. But so was everything. Tip: Ask about the beers, there is a major story behind what they serve here. Tip: everything is light and packed with insane flavor. Less salt, less heavy, just BETTER.
When to come here: whenever you want amazing food. Can’t go wrong here. WOW.