Journalistic Humor

An (intentionally?) humorous lede in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer:

The Internal Revenue Service office in Seattle is investigating an infestation of possible blood-sucking parasites — bedbugs — in its downtown office, after an employee complained of insect bites at work, federal officials said Monday.

Note the need to clarify that the parasites in questions don’t work for the IRS. I don’t think OSHA is in on the joke, though:
“It is alleged (that) management has known of the presence of these parasites for several weeks and has taken no action to remedy the situation,” OSHA said in a letter to the IRS dated Nov. 18.
My suggestion for getting rid of the parasites: simplify the 70,000-page tax code.