Sunday, January 28, 2007

You know you've been talking about work too much..

The tax adviser had just read the story of Cinderella to his four-year-old daughter for the first time. The little girl was fascinated by the story, especially the part where the pumpkin turns into a golden coach. Suddenly she piped up, "Daddy, when the pumpkin turned into a golden coach, would that be classed as income or a capital gain?"

Friday, January 26, 2007

Yorkshire Airlines

Although not an accountancy joke I was introduced to this at a professional networking event for suppliers of services to accountants - organised by SWAT. It's also topical as my son is at Leeds University.

(The video lasts 2 minutes)

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Thursday, January 04, 2007

Vicar Of Dibley marries an accountant

According to the viewer stats, on Xmas day more Brits watched The Vicar of Dibley than any other TV programme.
This most British of sitcoms involved the Vicar getting married (eventually) to her sweetheart who was an accountant - for reasons I nver found out. It didn't seem to be an integral part of the plot.

However his profession did permit an old accountancy joke to be heard by millions of viewer when the Vicar (played by Dawn French) asked a rhetorical question:

'What do accountants do when they're constipated? They get their pencil and work it out.'

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

A few good expenses

Is this the original script for 'The truth' scene in that great film "A few good men"? Was Jack Nicholson really running the Accounts dept?

It only lasts 90 seconds. There's a similar 3 minute version with a different punchline on Youtube.

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