November 30, 2009
Wordy snarky strips about the "creative business" industry.
7 years ago
This is not snarky. It's the truth.
To-meh-to, to-mah-to (^_~)
Ah yes, I'm all for putting quotes around "creative."
"creative business" goes on my Oxymoron list... although, these days, I'm about to take "creative accounting" OFF the list...
would probably appreciate the strips.
May be sightly NSFW
Wendell, perhaps you mean
creative out-of-this-planetary-influence accounting
? These days the math involved in accounting exceeds the amount of calculations computed in getting the Large Hadron Collider up and running--oddly enough possibly resulting in the same effect--a huge black hole in which your money may vanish or perhaps the end of the world. Apparently the Hadron, at any rate, isn't dangerous. Who knew?
I worked as an Accountant for a company that imploded during the 1990 Junk Bond Crisis. It's accounting wasn't creative, just based on a fantasy premise (the market will keep going up forever). Watching everything else embrace the same fantasy in subsequent years has been thoroughly disheartening. Of course, I knew the Junk Co. was doomed from the day I went to work there, but they were grossly overpaying me so I shut up and banked the money.
The LHC doesn't need better maths, it needs better fuses. And, the black holes will be tiny. Very very tiny. Just keepin' it real. Carry on.
That was pretty funny stuff. One of them reminded me of the many "jailhouse lawyers" that I have to deal with. "Jailhouse lawyers" are inmates who claim to have a case or have heard about a case that is so similar to my own client's case. They then tell my client that what I am doing for him is wrong. My client freaks out and I suddenly have to explain why some six-time convicted felon who can't read doesn't know more about the law than I do.
When I first started, jailhouse lawyers sometimes did know more than I did.
Yes, what gomichild said.