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June 15 2007

20,000 ACCA Audit students questioned about Mal & Co. I would be so excited I couldn't even take the test.

Well, I learned from Monty Python's Meaning of Life that chartered accountancy is akin to piracy. While not pirates, per se, our crew is close enough for this to make total and complete sense to me.

I am growing increasingly loopy.
That's too cool
Awesome. You just know that some clueless editor changed "Wash" to "Walsh." And the Tam siblings to the Tam brothers (darn sexist accounting exams).
That is very shiny.

However, I would've loved to have seen this question:

"Explain how using test data should help in case Wa[l]sh Co. gets impaled by cannibalistic consumers."
Why does that make me so giddy? hehehe! Very nice. :)
Or could we be having a very special Buffy/Firefly crossover, courtesy of Maggie Walsh?!

After all, her newest 'child' could be made out of car parts, just like the Transformers...
I don't think I'd have been able to concentrate.

Did anyone notice the cool reference to the unaired episode 'Audit Sampling and Other Means of Testing'?

Also:

'We should check all invoices'. 'How about selecting a sample using statistical sampling techniques?'. 'Why waste time obtaining a sample?'.

Ahhhh. Classic Joss.

[ edited by ZodKneelsFirst on 2007-06-15 08:29 ]
Mal: Make our cashflow go further.

Wash: Can't make it go further.

Mal: Not if all you're going to do is sit around here and whinge about it.

Wash: What do you expect me to do, Mal?

Mal: Whatever you have to. And if you can't do it from here, then get a suit and tie on and go downstairs to the basement...

Wash: And what? Wave my arms around?

Mal: Wave your arms around. Jump up and down. Divert the discretionary budget from marketing. Whatever.

Wash: Divert the - Right! Because cooking the books is fun when you're about to die!

Mal: Give the cashflow a boost, wouldn't it?

Wash: Yes, Mal, it would boost the cashflow. But even if we hid it in receivables, all it would do is muck up our ledgers.

Mal: Could be that's true.

Wash: Damn right, it's true. We'd be forced to stop and spend it.

[Beat, Mal waits for Wash to get it]

Wash: [Still yelling as if he's angry] Well maybe I should do that, then!

Mal: Maybe you should!

Wash: Okay!

Mal: Good!

Wash: Fine!
CPA science fanfic! Now I've seen everything! :-)
b!x you maniac, LOL ;).

Certainly brings new meaning to being 'in the black'.

Jayne Co has a significant number of cash transactions ...

Made me chuckle. I bet it would too, sneaky sod.

I'm picturing some exam setter, somewhere, giggling to themselves as they made these up. We get everywhere, don't we. Like a fungal infection ;).

"River: It's just a mid-term depreciative amortisation, it doesn't mean what you think."
OMG! I work in accounting, and this is the shiniest thing I've read all week (aside from the post from xanderharris).

b!x, you are a nut! And that is probably my favorite exchange in all of Firefly. Out of Gas is, after all, my second favorite episode after War Stories.
b!x, that was excellent, except, I found myself screaming in my office, "God, this show was so damned good" and getting angry.

Thanks for the reminder and of course I will have to watch the series again when I get home.

BTW b!x, what do you think of about Universal reopening their boards for Firefly? I have a feeling that it means nothing at all, just a way to push the upcoming SE Disc, but you are usually pretty straight forward about these things.
Jayne Co has a significant number of cash transactions ...

Yeah, that one leaped out at me too.

I'm just taking an accounting course right now. I wish the guys who wrote this exam had written our text. It would sure be a whole lot more interesting to read.
great b!x! lol

as for viral marketing.. hehehe and being a subliminal part of the culture.. this is just too cool...
I work for a CPA also. It must have been hard to resist using the term 'cashy money'.

onetruebix - wonderful!
May I reprint that on my LJ?

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