Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Ah Numbers

Soft Cell: Numbers

Subtitle: What is 2 Trillion dollars between friends?

Now you might think this post is a thinly veiled excuse for Marcus to promote a Soft Cell song that was a nightclub favourite from a past life.  Well perhaps.

Who´s the person that you woke up next to today
If you were any older
Then you´d know you´d have to pay your way
Well maybe you do already
But you make out they pay you
Did you ask yourself where did love go wrong with you?
Don´t tell me your name I don´t want to know
And don´t forget to take all reminders when you go
Good things have to end
And I was never any good at saying goodbye
Because when I say goodbye a silly thing happens
And I always cry
You´re looking so thin these days are you doing speed?
(No, numbers)
Have you seen your face? Now you´re really going to seed
(Playing numbers)
Doing a nine to five in the day
And you never know their names
Because names make a person real
And there´s no real people in these games
Pass them on and pass them by
Never hold a good thing down for long
Throw ´em away like Kleenex
Pick them up and push them away
Oh numbers
Until you wake up one day
And find that you´re a number

Body one, body two, body three, body four
Body one, body two, body three, body four

But back to the proposed American Budget 2018 

If only the most irritating point of this document was the smug self serving title.   Does anybody believe this kind of showboating?

I shall also try to overlook the offer of the Budget CD-ROM format.  Well because this is in fact the year 2017 and not the year 1987 and we have something called the Internet now.

You can certainly read the 62 pages of optimism.  It reminds me of the fantasy language used in some of the UK 2017 Election manifesto's I have been reading today  (Green Party, Liberal Party  for example)

When you are done I also suggest you look at the Quartz article.  All may not be well in  Accounting Land.   This is not what we mean by Double Entry Book Keeping :-)

The 2 Trillion accounting error++  oops.