Wednesday, November 2, 2011


In Hollywood, accounting can seem like a pretty glamorous profession, or not.

The opening sequence in the 1983 comedy, "Monty Python's The Meaning of Life," is a short movie called "The Crimson Permanent Assurance," in which a group of beleaguered British chartered accountants decides to fight their corporate overlords by turning into pirates and sailing off on the high seas of accountancy. "It's fun to charter an accountant and sail the wide accountant-sea," the pirates sing.