Sunday, September 5, 2010

Why it matters: social security (video Sunday)

Thank You For Your Call from Shawn Nee / discarted on Vimeo.

More on the story behind the video here.
It is tempting to think that marriage is not necessary, legally speaking, as long as one is careful about making up wills and signing directives and buying insurance policies. But, from a practical standpoint, that’s just not true (even putting aside the premiums and lawyers’ fees for all those papers).


JCF said...

Geek Alert!

According to the links from the story (I saw this vid several weeks ago, FWIW), Bill Bowersock's late (federally unacknowledged) husband was behind (gone but not forgotten) Battlestar Galactica (2.0: that of the female Starbuck iteration! :-D).

Sad---and obscene---story.

IT said...

You're geekier than I am, JCF. Never was much of a fan.

Just FYI, I don't try to be up to date with the videos. They tend to come in waves and I spread them out. Often it pays to revisit them (so occasionally I repost them)