Creative Writing Student Uses Tax Form as Mad Libs Substitute

Ken Taro
3 min readApr 16
1040 Tax Form and the cover of a Mad Libs magazine

NEW YORK — New York University creative writing major Dino Mancini, a senior in his final semester, decided to turn in a capstone project like no other: a tax form disguised as a Mad Libs exercise.

“Taxes are bullshit,” grumbled Mancini. “Although to be honest, I don’t 100 percent know what a tax is or why they are collected at all. Either way, I know I’m…

Ken Taro

Writer, satirist, and humorist. You can find my best work on my mom’s refrigerator.