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1  General Category / Desipio Lounge / Re: The only site I'll ever need... on: February 09, 2016, 12:20:51 PM
I know we have several alleged lawyers here -- any non-advice on what to look for when creating a will? We've gotten quotes that range from like $400 to $3,000 (which seems insane, though maybe this is a reasonable get-what-you-pay-for thing) and there are terms thrown around that I have little understanding of like various types of trusts and directives, etc. We just want our bases covered, but since I don't even know what those are, I can't really ask for them. Any tips?
It depends on what you have and how you want to distribute it.  Are you married?  If so, do you live in a community property state?  I don't do probate, but my experience is that if you die intestate (without a will) the state will generally do what you would have done had you had a will.  The main reason for going to a lawyer is to do what you can to avoid estate taxes that allow the state to get a share of your estate that would have otherwise gone to your heirs.  But I say "tough on those ungrateful brats!"  You made it the hard way.  Why should their lazy asses be rewarded?

You generally want as little passing through probate as possible. It takes forever, is expensive, and is public. If you die without a will your property gets divided up amongst your family regardless of whether you even liked that brother who's always posting pro Donald Trump memes on your wall. Wanted to leave something to friends or charity? Too bad, should've written a will. And the scheme for doing that is determined state by state, so you're basically letting the legislators of your fine state write your will for you if you die without one.

Trusts can get around both the not having a will problem as well as the long probate (think "the judge-controlled legal process of interpreting and following a will") problem, and there are provisions that can make it harder for creditors to access your assets or, for example, to protect your son or daughter from him or herself by limiting access to gifts until certain ages or conditions are met. This whole structure can vary wildly state by state so you'll need a lawyer in your jurisdiction. My firm handles high net worth estate planning (not my department, but people I can ask under the guise of being new) but if you're not in California I can't tell you much in specifics that's going to be helpful to you. Unlike Stew, who has mercifully forgotten law school and the bar exam by now (I hope), I just got out of law school and took trusts and estates very recently, so it's somewhat fresh. Damn it.

We've got a fair amount of assets (but no kids/heirs), but we were able to do it all with Microsoft Willmaker.

I assume this will all be going into the Hockeenight.com Trust which will be capably administered by myself.
2  General Category / Boobtube / Re: The Venture Bros. on: February 08, 2016, 09:42:26 PM
Also, new theory that will probably be totally wrong: Wide Whale is somehow related to Dr. Dugong, who was murdered by the Monarch back in Season 3, and thus the animosity.

JESUS CHRIST I WAS RIGHT
3  General Category / The Dead Pool / Re: The Shoutbox on: February 08, 2016, 03:22:32 PM
I have no idea why you're all ashamed to post your actual email on here. You worried about stalking "guests?" They can send whatever emails they want to peniswrong@gmail.com

More concerned about web crawlers grabbing my email and signing me up for every dick pill mailing list for the next 10 years.

Send me an invite!

For the dick pills?
4  General Category / The Dead Pool / Re: The Shoutbox on: February 08, 2016, 11:12:04 AM
Invites sent to all!

Let me know if you didn't receive. 

Anyone else who would like an invite - just holler.
Everyone in the group is set as an admin, so we can all extend invites.

I'll take one.
5  General Category / Desipio Lounge / Re: 2015-16 Chicago Blackhawks' Salary Capocalypse/Russian Invasion Thread on: February 05, 2016, 12:52:39 PM
Non-Blackhawks Post:

Is it just me or do The Canadians this year remind anyone else of the Spurs when they lost Robinson early in the year and got the number 1 pick, drafted Duncan, and profited for the next 18 years or so?

No, not really.

You don't seen any parallels between Michel Therrien and Gregg Popovich?
6  General Category / The Old Feedbag / Re: Tonker's Upscale Fast Food Tour and Reviews on: February 05, 2016, 10:58:27 AM
I don't know where to put this, but I had a great experience at mEAT on Chestnut. You order meats by the skewer and share sides a-la-carte. The mac and cheese and brussels sprouts were unreal and the meatballs and pork skewers were definitely solid. My American Mule cocktail and the lady's margarita were also merrily consumed.

Please don't tell me this is another Corner Bakery moment for me.

Nope, that's some fine-assed eating. Next time,  treat yourself to Publican go back and bump this thread for suggestions.

Order!, Order!'d

On another note, I think IAN is ashamed of us.  This is, at least, his second trip to Chicago (if Facebook is to be believed) with IANGF and not one shred of evidence of getting together.

Fucker dodged me at a Cub game.

I really wish I had the opportunity to meet you and LFork that day. I was unfortunately one pawn in a long line of IANGF family members trapsing through God-knows-where in Wrigleyville to some bar IANGF's brother's wife's family owns.

Point being, this was the first time I met these fine folks and I was going to say "Hold up, my internet friend who likes to dance in public wants to meet up!" It just didn't work out and I'm more ashamed that we didn't get to say hi.

Oh, and I'm certainly ashamed of all of you. That's a fact.

So ... sister-in-law? (If you're in to brevity.) Or "sister" if you're in Louisiana *rimshot*.

IF there was a ring on IANGF...but alas there isn't. Yet.

Right but that would still make "IANGF's brother's wife" IANGF's sister-in-law.

Still, I side with IAN here, the joke was overly complicated and required a reread of the paragraph. 

3/10, would not read again.
7  General Category / Boobtube / Re: The Venture Bros. on: February 04, 2016, 03:39:54 PM
Also, new theory that will probably be totally wrong: Wide Whale is somehow related to Dr. Dugong, who was murdered by the Monarch back in Season 3, and thus the animosity.
8  General Category / Desipio Lounge / Re: 2015 Cubs Offseason: Building a Winner Around David Ross on: February 04, 2016, 03:36:07 PM
I don't know what everybody's problem is. Matt Murton is the Japanese hitting sensation that we've all been waiting for.

Finally it's acceptable to wear my "HORRY COW!" t-shirt in public again.
9  General Category / Desipio Lounge / Re: The only site I'll ever need... on: February 04, 2016, 02:48:11 PM
I know we have several alleged lawyers here -- any non-advice on what to look for when creating a will? We've gotten quotes that range from like $400 to $3,000 (which seems insane, though maybe this is a reasonable get-what-you-pay-for thing) and there are terms thrown around that I have little understanding of like various types of trusts and directives, etc. We just want our bases covered, but since I don't even know what those are, I can't really ask for them. Any tips?

At a Cubs game, I asked this of Section (sic) 242 of HJE ShoutBox fame (but an odd Desipio-avoider) and he told me he gets this asked so much that he was thinking of holding a seminar.

And that was where the conversation ended.

I still need to do this.

Seriously, contact Kerm.
10  General Category / Desipio Lounge / Re: The only site I'll ever need... on: February 04, 2016, 02:45:22 PM
I know we have several alleged lawyers here -- any non-advice on what to look for when creating a will? We've gotten quotes that range from like $400 to $3,000 (which seems insane, though maybe this is a reasonable get-what-you-pay-for thing) and there are terms thrown around that I have little understanding of like various types of trusts and directives, etc. We just want our bases covered, but since I don't even know what those are, I can't really ask for them. Any tips?

Kerm put together my will.  I think I paid him in Faygo pop.
11  General Category / The Dead Pool / Re: The Shoutbox on: February 04, 2016, 09:52:03 AM
All y'all wanting to bring back the Shoutbox remind me of when Conan got fired at NBC. Nobody cared until it was gone, then nobody will actually use it if it comes back.

Conan? NBC? What the hell are you talking about?

In all seriousness, the Shoutbox had a longer and arguably better run than Conan did on NBC.

In which slot? Why am I replying to this

The Tonight Show I don't know
12  General Category / The Dead Pool / Re: The Shoutbox on: February 03, 2016, 10:06:24 PM
All y'all wanting to bring back the Shoutbox remind me of when Conan got fired at NBC. Nobody cared until it was gone, then nobody will actually use it if it comes back.

Conan? NBC? What the hell are you talking about?

In all seriousness, the Shoutbox had a longer and arguably better run than Conan did on NBC.
13  General Category / Boobtube / Re: The Venture Bros. on: February 03, 2016, 10:04:25 PM
It's back...IT'S BACK.  This definitely needs a second watch but here's some of my initial observations.

Spoilers and shit:

Glad to see Brock back in a major role.  And the return of the Brock Samson Eye Twitch of Rage.

One thing that did catch my eye was the sports headline on Gary's paper: "SWING HEIL! CUBS BLITZ METS IN 7-0 HOLOCAUST"

The Monarch's weird elation at finding a deck of cards in the wall.

The Captain's sticking around and he's back on that sweet, sweet tranq juice.

The dickhead guy who bullies Brown Recluse is the alter ego of Stars & Garters, right?

"We're trapped in an elevator with the devil! Just like that movie, Devil!"

"They laughed at my name again"

"Killinger, Killinger, Killinger!"  "He's not Beetlejuice for god's sake!"

Do not fuck with H.E.L.P.E.R.




I know that dickhead is a Flash Thompson analogue, but I wondered the same thing. Also: Night Dick.

*snickers*

Also, upon rewatch, the second guy at the Guild meeting who stands up and yells "AND MORE PEOPLE OF COLOR" who is dressed a baseball player with the bowl haircut has to be called "Purple Rose", no?
14  General Category / Desipio Lounge / Re: Totally Unreadable on: February 03, 2016, 02:48:42 PM
DPD. Also:

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Heres the thing. If I had $6 million to spend on executives, Id spend $3 million of it to hire a Theo Epstein type, and the other $3 million to hire 50 of the best and brightest young guns straight out of grad school at $60,000 a pop. Think about what Mark Shapiro had in Cleveland in the 2000s: a clear organizational structure, with him at the top, and a bunch of future GMs below him buying into that vision, and wildly underpaid for their talent (because they were early in their career).

So, to recap. Don't hire a couple of smart, successful people because their ideas might clash. Instead, hire FIFTY unproven guys straight out of graduate school and watch their ideas coalesce into something beautiful.



and the "best and brightest young guns straight out of grad school" would land for $60K? Sounds like bachelors degree money to me.

Holy shit, that would be some outstanding organizational bloat.  Also, I'm guessing most of these grad school mavens are already employed by BP and would willing to jump for that kind of money.
15  General Category / Desipio Lounge / Re: Totally Unreadable on: February 03, 2016, 01:37:51 PM
So I think we've reached the point where MLB teams have hired every last one of the big/innovative brains that the old BP produced, and now we're left with a bunch of navel-gazing 25 year old chuckleheads.

Nonsense, who doesn't like a side of doctoral thesis on Leadership with their baseball writing?
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