Here’s a quick copy/paste from “The Writer’s Almanac with Garrison Keillor” for April 15, 2009:

Dave Barry

Dave Barry

Today is Tax Day. The federal income tax has been in effect since Congress ratified the 16th Amendment in 1913. That first year, the form was only two pages long. Humorist > Dave Barry wrote <, “It’s income tax time again, Americans: time to gather up those receipts, get out those tax forms, sharpen up that pencil, and stab yourself in the aorta.”

Editor’s note: You procrastinators out there better get started!

Our household e-files, which we did last week, and I signed the forms yesterday that e-filers have to send to the IRS in the mail.