Archive for May, 2009

David Letterman is a legend–a late night talk host and comedian.  I think he’s hilarious, but then you can take a look through my web site and see that I am no good judge of humor or jokes.

Letterman visited,  his accountant, and both his accountant and his wife told him to check out:

David Letterman Visits His Accountant

David Letterman Show on October 2, 2008

“Fine, I’ll just have to smother him with a pillow,” says Dave’s witty wife.

What is it with ledges and accountants?  A local TV station in Rhode Island airs a show called Wicked Late.  Troubled by losses from the recent economic collapse, the show’s accountant takes to the ledge.  View it now:

TV Show Accountant Loses All and Jumps from Ledge

Wicked Late TV Show on December 19, 2008

Oh well …

Debit and credit – – David Albrecht

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womenwantme“Women want me, men want to be me,” says Richard Cohen, NYC area accountant on the David Letterman show from April 15, 2009.  This episode, a recent addition to the ever popular Top 10 List , is funny and accurate in its portrayal of American tax accountants on the U.S. Tax Day.

Watch it and weep!

Top Ten Things I’ve Learned From Being An Accountant

David Letterman Show on April 15, 2009

Accountants don’t kill to get on Letterman, but they will try strange things.  Why?  Letterman specializes in strange and unusual.  One need to no further than another popular Letterman skit–Stupid Human Tricks.  [For those who are really into stupid humans, you must check this out.]

Clark Nuber, a Bellevue, Washington CPA firm, dearly wishes to appear on Letterman on April 15.  Will they get there?  Probably not since it is now three years and counting.  Here is their video request from February, 2007.  Clark Nuber, here’s looking at you, kids.

Pick Us, Dave

Clark Nuber video to David Letterman, February 6, 2007

Clark Nuber, I’ll tune in Letterman on April 15, 2010, hoping to see you.

Debit and credit – – David Albrecht

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I’m Back

I'm Back!

I'm Back!

I’m sorry to have missed the months of March and April.  I had trips to three out of state campuses, then had a death in the family.  In my day job (accounting professor) missing time from work means that everything gets deferred until the end of the semester.  Wow!  I don’t want to go through that again.

Because the semester has ended, I’m de facto caught up.  So, I’m back to blogging.

I hope you’ll start lookng for new essays on accounting.  There have been some developments on the GAAP v. IFRS front, and I’ll get to those.  Also, I’m about to start a series on the absurdity of the FASB/IASB approach to fair value accounting.  What a mess!

I’ll be at my current school for the next six weeks, teaching Intermediate Accounting 1 and Financial Principles.  Then possibly off to a new school.

In August, I’ll travel to the American Accounting Association’s national convention in New York City.  It could be a busy conference for me.  I’m tentatively scheduled to present a workshop on advanced experiential learning.  Then I have two papers to present and one paper to critique.

Debit and credit – – David Albrecht

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