Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for July 22, 2020

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    BE THIS GUY  over 1 year ago

    They need something to attract tourists to Columbus, Ohio when the football season is over.

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    Sherlock Watson  over 1 year ago

    Something about this just doesn’t add up.

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    Jesy Bertz Premium Member over 1 year ago

    I never realized that accountants had their own league. The CPA.

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    Flynn White Premium Member over 1 year ago

    An Accounting Hall of Fame inspires Accountants to be audit they can be

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    LeeCox  over 1 year ago

    It really IS a thing:

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    kagekyuu  over 1 year ago

    from the wikipedia article "The Accounting Hall of Fame is an award “recognizing accountants who are making or have made a significant contribution to the advancement of accounting” since the beginning of the 20th century.1 Inductees are from both accounting academia and practice." this was established in 1950

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    iggyman  over 1 year ago

    Put your money in calculators because they are really what counts!

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    iggyman  over 1 year ago

    My accountant is in the “Numbers Racket”! :)

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    rdav1248961 Premium Member over 1 year ago

    There’s no accounting for taste.

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    rdav1248961 Premium Member over 1 year ago

    My accounting firm is in there—Dewey Cheatem and Howe.

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    Kind&Kinder  over 1 year ago

    Well, some people think we start off tabula rasa, and then we start accruing assets and debits. Happily, we’re not required to wear the traditional (but rarely used today) green visor to calculate the worth of our lives. Truth is (and some will call this pollyannaish) we’re all in our own halls of fame: we’re legends for being us—which no one else can do! Life is wonderful and wonderfully absurd!!!

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    jimmjonzz Premium Member over 1 year ago

    I’d say any sentence that begins, “Life is…” has a high likelihood of being entirely incorrect or otherwise way off the mark.

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    gammaguy  over 1 year ago

    These days, it would be an AD-visor. (Courtesy of Google.)

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    Breadboard  over 1 year ago

    All groups must beat their own drum from time to time ! … Croc Power !

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    Ignatz Premium Member over 1 year ago

    I can’t be the only one who checked. It’s real.

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    jel354  over 1 year ago

    Rat and Goat came deducted that on their own.

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    NeedaChuckle Premium Member over 1 year ago

    City had some halfast downtown revitalization. One of the main attraction was the Barbershop Museum! Somehow it failed to draw thousands of people from around the world and closed in about 6 months.

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    dailyreader58  over 1 year ago

    There is also an actuarial science hall of fame for casualty actuaries. And it is important to note that God created actuaries to make accountants look interesting.

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    ItzBigNATELover_2021 Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Yeah I guess

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    SALUDADOG  over 1 year ago

    There’s no business like show business, but there are a lot of businesses like accounting.

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    Zebrastripes  over 1 year ago

    At times people lose all cents!

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    wrd2255  over 1 year ago

    No. But the floor plan is modeled on a huge Excel spreadsheet.

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    1953Baby  over 1 year ago

    Did you know there are tow truck competitions? I kid you not. . .

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    Ellis97  over 1 year ago

    Absurd? You’re a talking rat and goat.

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    Reader  over 1 year ago

    I hope the first award was posthumously given to Luca Pacioli.

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    Snolep  over 1 year ago

    Yesterday Pig was a Buddhist. Today Rat’s an Existentialist. Not sure about Goat.

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    david_42  over 1 year ago

    That’s reasonable. It’s a tossup between accounting and brewing as to which drove the creation of writing.

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    jonesbeltone  over 1 year ago

    It has sleeve garters you have to wear upon entering.

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    kartis  over 1 year ago

    There is no accounting for some tastes.

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    alliegator  over 1 year ago

    is it a visor? you can count on it!

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    Otis Rufus Driftwood  over 1 year ago

    The weird things we think of in a pandemic . . .

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    Whatcouldgowrong  over 1 year ago

    I think that’s wonderful, think of all the little boys and girls out there dreaming about that one perfectly balanced double entry just as the clock clicks down to closing time on tax day, and after a long career, stardom and making it into the Accounting Hall of Fame. "Someday, someday, if I practice really hard . . . . "

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    walstib  over 1 year ago

    In my accounting days I was called a bean counter, but I preferred to call myself a number cruncher.

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    aerotica69  over 1 year ago

    Life is wonderful, people are absurd.

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    scpandich  over 1 year ago

    There was a history series called Connections hosted by James Burke that I saw many years ago, and I seem to recall he did a bit on the significance of the invention of double entry bookkeeping to the development of the modern world.

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    MeGoNow Premium Member over 1 year ago

    There’s an inscription over the door. “So big deal. Your brother’s a doctor.”

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    JudyAz  over 1 year ago

    Did you hear about the bookkeeper who committed suicide by jumping off a ledger? Well, there’s no accounting for taste…

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    Troglodyte  over 1 year ago

    Somebody ought to book Rat for constant cynicism and negativity.

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    the lost wizard  over 1 year ago

    There are numerous calculations of how much it actually cost to build.

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    JimValTen Premium Member over 1 year ago

    I am desperately searching my address book for “ number crunchers” I have known, but alas, they have all gone to that spread sheet in the sky.

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    Scott S  over 1 year ago

    I’ve never worn a green visor.

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    well-i-never  over 1 year ago

    Auditors rule!

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    comics001  over 1 year ago

    One can learn a lot at PBS. There is not only a waffle day but actually two.

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    ramcharanr  over 1 year ago

    ’S true!

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    mi_sbs  over 1 year ago

    Started at Ohio State. Figures. (just a little good natured rivalry ribbing folks)

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    joeshmoe554  over 1 year ago

    Wonderful and Absurd don’t seem mutually exclusive to me. Quite the opposite actually. I find many of the absurd things in life are what make it wonderful. We should all embrace the divine nonchalance of the world around us.

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    austin.swinburn  over 1 year ago

    I’ll admit it – I wanted to see and googled it. RASSAFRAZZ PASTIS!

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    austin.swinburn  over 1 year ago

    Well, heck it was on the second page of results. My bad.

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    Hello Sweetie  over 1 year ago

    Double entry book keeping is one of those inventions that no one notices but it is a foundation for modern business.

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    cupertino jay  over 1 year ago

    Our dear auntie uncle and cousins live(d) in Cleveland, like forever. Flo passed in her 80s while stubbornly shoveling snow off their driveway. Many decades ago they enjoyed visiting siblings in faraway San Diego. Sighned, California Boy

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    j.l.farmer  over 1 year ago

    just found out that accountants, telegraphers , copy editors and others whose job entailed vision-intensive, detail oriented, eye strained work wore the green visior due to the incandesent lights and candles they worked by.

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    braindead Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Couldn’t some of the members of that HOF tell you whether life is more absurd or wonderful?

    And by exactly how much?

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    Gloria Fleming  over 1 year ago

    oooohh I hope so. the door could look like a G/L sheet and the handles could be pencils.

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    knight1192a  over 1 year ago

    There’s a lot of halls of fame out there. The only way I’ll ever get into one (besides as a visitor paying too much money to see the exhibits inside) is if I establish one myself and vote myself into it.

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    PBS1!  over 1 year ago

    The bigger question is, what, if anything, is too absurd to be true?

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    tinstar  over 1 year ago

    I think Rat is being a tad calculating.

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    Sisyphos  over 1 year ago

    Dad, in the pre-computer days, was what was then called a “machine accountant,” using primitive but hulking IBM machines to perform accounting tasks, prepped by the key-punchers. He was a whiz at wiring boards (early “programming”). He transitioned into early computers before retirement….

    Never made it to that Hall of Fame!

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    ken  over 1 year ago

    There truly is an accountant’s hall of fame And I have a friend who is in it. I passed this panel onto him and he was offended. Does his reaction not validate the punch line? Do they all take themselves THAT seriously?

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    Scott S  about 1 year ago

    You’ve got to be accrual to be kind…

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