They need something to attract tourists to Columbus, Ohio when the football season is over.
Something about this just doesn’t add up.
I never realized that accountants had their own league. The CPA.
An Accounting Hall of Fame inspires Accountants to be audit they can be
It really IS a thing: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accounting_Hall_of_Fame
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
Put your money in calculators because they are really what counts!
My accountant is in the “Numbers Racket”! :)
There’s no accounting for taste.
My accounting firm is in there—Dewey Cheatem and Howe.
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!!!
I’d say any sentence that begins, “Life is…” has a high likelihood of being entirely incorrect or otherwise way off the mark.
These days, it would be an AD-visor. (Courtesy of Google.)
All groups must beat their own drum from time to time ! … Croc Power !
I can’t be the only one who checked. It’s real.
Rat and Goat came deducted that on their own.
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.
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.
Yeah I guess
There’s no business like show business, but there are a lot of businesses like accounting.
At times people lose all cents!
No. But the floor plan is modeled on a huge Excel spreadsheet.
Did you know there are tow truck competitions? I kid you not. . .
Absurd? You’re a talking rat and goat.
I hope the first award was posthumously given to Luca Pacioli.
Yesterday Pig was a Buddhist. Today Rat’s an Existentialist. Not sure about Goat.
That’s reasonable. It’s a tossup between accounting and brewing as to which drove the creation of writing.
It has sleeve garters you have to wear upon entering.
There is no accounting for some tastes.
is it a visor? you can count on it!
The weird things we think of in a pandemic . . .
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 . . . . "
In my accounting days I was called a bean counter, but I preferred to call myself a number cruncher.
Life is wonderful, people are absurd.
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.
There’s an inscription over the door. “So big deal. Your brother’s a doctor.”
Did you hear about the bookkeeper who committed suicide by jumping off a ledger? Well, there’s no accounting for taste…
Somebody ought to book Rat for constant cynicism and negativity.
There are numerous calculations of how much it actually cost to build.
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.
I’ve never worn a green visor.
One can learn a lot at PBS. There is not only a waffle day but actually two.
’S true! https://aaahq.org/AHOF
Started at Ohio State. Figures. (just a little good natured rivalry ribbing folks)
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.
I’ll admit it – I wanted to see and googled it. RASSAFRAZZ PASTIS!
Well, heck it was on the second page of results. My bad. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ
Double entry book keeping is one of those inventions that no one notices but it is a foundation for modern business.
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
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.
Couldn’t some of the members of that HOF tell you whether life is more absurd or wonderful?
And by exactly how much?
oooohh I hope so. the door could look like a G/L sheet and the handles could be pencils.
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.
The bigger question is, what, if anything, is too absurd to be true?
I think Rat is being a tad calculating.
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!
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?
You’ve got to be accrual to be kind…