Wait! Before you do anything else today — get your taxes done! Today is April 15, which means you’re out of time for putting off completing those pesky IRS forms.
Nobody likes paying taxes, but we do like talking about them:
“Death, taxes and childbirth! There’s never any convenient time for any of them.” — Margaret Mitchell, author of “Gone with the Wind”
“In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” — Benjamin Franklin, U.S. statesman and kite flyer“The wages of sin are death, but by the time taxes are taken out, it’s just sort of a tired feeling.” — Paula Poundstone, comedian
“The only difference between death and taxes is that death doesn’t get worse every time Congress meets.” — Will Rogers, humorist
Here’s something NOT about taxes at all! The Kenosha Public Museum is hosting the Kenosha Unified School District’s annual Student Art Exhibit, on display through April 28. The show features artwork created by students in all grade levels from all the KUSD schools. Admission is free. The museum is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. www.KenoshaPublicMuseum.org.
Also at the Public Museum is the new permanent exhibit “From Curiosity to Science,” tracing scientific discoveries from the 1600s to modern times.
If you’re in the mood for a road trip today, head to the Milwaukee Public Museum, which is hosting a new exhibit, “The Power of Poison,” through July 7. (We know paying taxes leaves a bitter aftertaste, but DON’T drink poison!) Visitors will learn all sort of poison trivia, including that Nero, the last Roman emperor, hired a professional poisoner to thwart enemies. Talk about dangerous politics. For more information, go to www.mpm.edu.