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Friday Footnotes: Old White Guy Crashes Strong Woman Party; Are You Intuit?; Are You There IRS, It’s Me Margaret | 01.23.15

IRS Watchdog: Elderly and Disabled Taxpayers Not Allowed to Leave Messages Serves 'em right for trying to leave voicemails. [Americans for Tax Reform]

What will we do in a world without SkyMall? Well, duh: But now SkyMall’s parent company has filed for bankruptcy. The explanation given to the Wall Street Journal by CEO Scott Wiley is tragically simple: “With the increased use of electronic devices on planes, fewer people browsed the SkyMall in-flight catalog,” Mr. Wiley said. [Quartz]

A major beer company is buying a major critic of major beer companies Anheuser-Busch InBev on Friday added another craft brewery to its portfolio with the planned acquisition of Seattle-based Elysian Brewing Co. But the nation's largest brewer might have an immediate branding problem on its hands with this deal. That is because one of Elysian's beers is called, ironically, Loser Pale Ale, with the tagline: "Corporate Beer Still Sucks." [Advertising Age]

Intuit Offers $25 Refund To TurboTax Deluxe Users Hurt By Software Changes Wait, is this true? "Like Uber, TurboTax charges customers the most when they’re most desperate—meaning its prices go up close to the April 15th tax filing deadline." [Forbes]

Of course an old white guy had to crash the party [Twitter]


Davos 2015: Only 17% of participants at this year's World Economic Forum are women. This is why OH, finally, enlightenment! [The Independent]

IRS cuts back on distribution of tax forms Aww, the four people who use them will be really upset. [E-T]

Rich Guy Is Making This Class War Too Easy [Gawker]