More Pauline Kael

It is almost universally agreed that accountancy is in a mess.

8 thoughts on “More Pauline Kael”

  1. As a consequence of people like him!
    It was people like him who blocked the introduction of CCA (which would have resulted in taxes being paid on real profits not imaginary ones) because they were too stupid (or, more often, too lazy) to adjust historic data by the RPI when there was no precise data so we got CPP [my colleague’s comment on CPP was that the companies that looked looked most profitable were Property companies about to go bust].

  2. “It is almost universally agreed that accountancy is in a mess.”

    I’ll translate.

    Current accountancy rules don’t allow me to snoop about in other people’s tax affairs as much as I like and it is almost universally agreed by the accountancy profession that I’m a twat.

  3. Dennis, CPA to the Gods

    It is almost universally agreed that accountancy is in a mess.

    Yeah, the way he does it, it is a mess.

  4. Meanwhile spud’s YouTube embarrassments are attracting viewing figures of sub 1,000.

    ‘pet cat catches coronavirus’ has been viewed 111,000 times.

    I wonder how long spud will continue before giving up.

  5. Dennis, Clear-Eyed As Always

    I wonder how long spud will continue before giving up.

    What else has he got to do? It’s not like he has a career or a marriage to occupy his time.

  6. I had to look up Pauline Kael and I’m not sure the comparison with the leprous fvckwit is apposite or fair, to her.

    Kael was known for her “witty, biting, highly opinionated and sharply focused” reviews, her opinions often contrary to those of her contemporaries.

    The turgid and rambling Murphy is not witty, biting or sharply focused in any sense

  7. She was famous for saying “But no one I know voted for Nixon!” which wasn’t even what she did in fact say. Rather, she noted that she doesn’t really know anyone who had and isn’t that a commentary on the bubble she lived in.

  8. @AndrewC, I watch a channel on YouTube which is a very niche subject of the history of prisons and it gets more views and subscribers than Spud’s

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