Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Happy new year...and lame jokes

Well done for making it this far, there are those who didn't. Spare a moment for them and count yourself lucky.

That done, here are two lame jokes that serve as a warning of what can happen when people take themselves too seriously:

1. Did you hear of the economist who dove into his swimming pool and broke his neck?
He forgot to seasonally adjust his pool.


2. ECONOMISTS do it cyclically
ECONOMISTS do it on demand
ECONOMISTS do it risk-free (in reference to the risk-free interest rate)
ECONOMISTS do it with crystal balls
ECONOMISTS do it with interest
ECONOMISTS do it with models
ECONOMETRICIANS do it if they can identify it. Applied econometricians do it even if they can't.
ECONOMISTS do it discretely AND continuously.
ECONOMISTS do it on Leontief's table.

ECONOMETRICIANS do it with dummies.

If you're sitting there shaking your head in utter disbelief at the absolute lack of humour in these two jokes, just think, it could be worse. You could have been the originator.

Have a prosperous 2006.

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