Archive for Humor

Funny Anecdote About “A Few Good Men”

Kevin Pollack must have been fun on set:

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Bob Murphy Show Ep. 93: Lindsay Goldwert on Stand Up Comedy and Standing Up For Yourself

Lighter fare than impeachment or a war with Iran… Here’s the audio and video below.

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Scott Sumner Sweepstakes

OK, before I post these links, you have to know the context: When I’m traveling, I basically read the whole internet on my phone. And when I see something that I want to comment on, I save that page. Since I read EconLog and TheMoneyIllusion, I end up accumulating things from Scott Sumner. The reason […]

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“Elusive” by Robert P. Murphy

I posted this as a joke on Facebook, but now that I see Steve Landsburg had a lot of trouble flying American via DFW, I feel compelled to share it here as well. Also, in the comments of Steve’s post, people are saying these mechanical delays are deliberate, as part of the union(s)’ efforts to […]

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The Flu Preference

When I describe gastrointestinal illness as “an extreme, socially disapproved preference,” the most convincing counter-example people offer is the flu.  Do I really think people “want to have the flu” or choose the flu as a bizarre alternative lifestyle? My quick answer: These objections confuse preferences with meta-preferences. No one chooses to have the gene for cilantro aversion.  Yet people with […]

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It’s Celebrity Criticism All the Way Down

As all right-thinking people recognize, it should be illegal to harshly criticize a celebrity. Now some libertarian theorists try to say, “Well, there’s no rights violation involved, so shouldn’t it be legal to harshly criticize a celebrity?” But that’s not a good argument. I’ll demonstrate with a humorous thought experiment to show the inner contradictions of […]

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Impressionist Does Robin Williams, Jack Nicholson, and even Ron Paul

My dad sent me this compilation. Pretty good.

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Norm MacDonald Tells the Moth Joke

I heard Bill Burr mention this–in the context of saying that many comedians act like they don’t care if people like them, but NM is the real deal–and I had to look it up.

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