Thursday, December 07, 2006

Investment Banking

If you, like Whit, thought the last paper was hard to get through, this one will be near impossible. It's one of the worst (and therefore best) papers I've found in a while. Give it a shot though, hopefully theres enough stick-figure comics contained within to keep you entertained during this b-school paper that just loves to talk about Microsoft Office and electronic mail (email).

"and more" is the new "and etc"

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17 Comments:

Blogger AHFB said...

I talked to someone who said this is likely an assignment for a business information technology class in which students are supposed to interview someone in their chosen field and ask how they use computers in their job.

5:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OMG, the description of podcasting is hilarious. I said to myself, "geeze, why didn't this person just go to the wikipedia entry to learn all about it?" Then I went to the wikipedia entry, and look what I found: "In general, these files contain audio or video, but also could be images, text, PDF, or any file type."

Suspicious that the file types are EXACTLY THE SAME, isn't it? I mean, I've never heard of using a podcast to send a PDF, and here it is, popping up in two totally different places...

Nice find; hilarious commentary, as usual!

5:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The paragraph on Microsoft word [sic] is among the finest ever posted on this site.

The structure alone is comical, and that's completely ignoring the irony of praising "Microsoft word being easy to use and understand" while failing miserably at an incredibly simple task like adding page numbers.

5:59 PM  
Blogger AHFB said...

Anonymous, you are amazing: I can't believe you found the exact quote like that.

Jeremy, good comment on the irony too. It seems that Author holds Powerpoint in highest regard b/c he capitalizes the most. No love for excel :(

6:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

holy god don't let this guy near my money.

p.s. you missed another "and more" near the end of the second paragraph

6:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey AHFB,

I love your site, and have been spreading it around to my friends. Just wondering.. do you find some good papers/writing samples that have been left behind along with what you've posted? Are most of the students at my school morons, or just a couple?

-AG

6:40 PM  
Blogger AHFB said...

Hey AG-
Not everything that I find is bad. In fact, a couple days ago I found the second half of a screenplay that seemed like it was pretty good. I find a lot of lecture notes, a lot of class readings. The really technical, high-level psych and science papers seem pretty good. The other stuff's usally pretty bad though, but I feel like the good papers aren't getting left behind in the first place. Usually I have a big stack of potential stuff that I go through from a day and maybe only 2-3 papers that are possibly worth posting. I guess if I had to lump all the papers and short stories into a group, it would be "mediocre"

Thanks for the publicity btw,
AHFB

6:53 PM  
Blogger Little Max said...

This thing here - this paper - this is soemthing special. It deserves to be framed.

7:00 PM  
Blogger Little Max said...

Oh Christ, a typo.

7:01 PM  
Blogger AHFB said...

OMG TYPO ON A WRITING BLOG: FLOG HIM!

7:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

After reading that monstrosity of a paper I really can't see how a dip-shit like that could have ever been excepted to U of M.

11:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

mos h8ed:

excepted != accepted.

you lose.

11:40 PM  
Blogger whit said...

oh man. he should have been paid to advertise microsoft... at least, he might make microsoft ads look good.

great find :)

12:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jeremy, evidently I didn't get accepted to U of M either... jerk.

12:43 AM  
Anonymous ko said...

this one was great. although it took me forever to read through the thing.

nice microsoft zing, whit. (i just love apple commercials- everything i'm thinking only they say it so much better)

9:58 AM  
Anonymous Siew said...

Oh yes, this is most definitely a BIT200 paper. I finished the first page and felt that I just HAD to comment. I can sympathize a little though, that class is pretty...pointless. I doubt that my paper would have gotten a better review. Meh.

4:52 PM  
Blogger Joel said...

Missed another "and more" in the Microsoft paragraph.

BUSN 531: Investment Banking
Prerequisites: A father who donates to the business school.
Course description: A brief introduction to basic computer usage in everyday life.

7:27 PM  

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