MrJeff2000 Explains It All It’s a mad, mad, mad, mad, um what was I talking about again?

April 1 has meant one thing to me for more than 25 years – the chance to publish something goofy and silly, but still with a little bite. I've been fortunate to be employed by a company that has let me do an April Fools edition every year (sometimes by the skin of my teeth).

This year will be no different, except this marks the 25th (or 26th) edition. So I'm going to take an extended look back that may take me all the way into April.

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In the headlines (last) week:

Construction on housing finally scheduled to get underway near CitiField

MetroCard upgrade delayed because it was scheduled for Super Bowl weekend

Trump will probably refuse to release Democratic memo and blame the FBI

Plastic bag tax is underway on Long Island but not state-wide

Did you know there are five public toilets in New York City, and that it took 25 years to open them?

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The Super Bowl is Sunday, February 4.

And I'll be done with football-related pools for seven months!

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A look at some big recent news stories.

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It's cold and flu season, which means a lot of hacking and coughing.

It also means a lot of snow, which translated into plowing and traffic issues.

Which meant an official letter of complaint had to be written about the inefficiency of the plowing.

Which brings me back to a situation with people not curbing their dogs in our neighborhood.

Which brings me back to official letters of complaint.

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Has it been 300 podcasts already?
This week, I play the very first episode I ever recorded (sorry for low quality) and then come back with some thoughts on the past six years.

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There have been a number of people posting online about their pets recently.

I would post about mine - but they're very far in the past.

And none of them was particularly memorable.

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I had some bitcoin and wanted to sell part of it, to get "real cash."

And here is where my adventures began.

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Got done with the 2017 book sale, which can only mean one thing.

It's less than a year until the 2018 book sale.

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Did you know that a company in New York cannot deduct a shortage from a worker's paycheck or demand that they pay it from their own pocket?

Well, it is a right-to-work state, or if you are not a union member, they could summarily fire you for not making good on a shortage.

But this is not something I knew about 30 years ago. When I had a similar situation occur.

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