Saturday, April 12, 2008

Nerdy Joke Of The Day

Two neoclassical economists are walking down the street. One of them sees a $20 bill, but before he can bend down to pick it up, his colleague says, "Don't bother; if it were really there, someone would have gotten it before us."


Swakkhar Shatabda said...

nice one!

Lindsey said...

It's almost as though we have the same reading list or something...

Alright, as long as we're sharing economist jokes:

A mathematician, an accountant and an economist apply for the same job.

The interviewer calls in the mathematician and asks "What do two plus two equal?" The mathematician replies "Four." The interviewer asks "Four, exactly?" The mathematician looks at the interviewer incredulously and says "Yes, four, exactly."

Then the interviewer calls in the accountant and asks the same question "What do two plus two equal?" The accountant says "On average, four - give or take ten percent, but on average, four."

Then the interviewer calls in the economist and poses the same question "What do two plus two equal?" The economist gets up, locks the door, closes the shade, sits down next to the interviewer and says "What do you want it to equal?"

Ahsan said...

yeah, i had to put it down immediately after reading the jervis piece.

by the way, i'm pretty sure you messed it up. as far as i recall, the asshole in the above joke is the accountant, and not the economist, as you claim. i could look it up, but i'm too lazy/busy.

Lindsey said...

Ahsan said...

right, so while you may in fact be right in this case, i maintain the following:

1. the joke is funnier with the accountant playing the role of the evil cunt, because accountants are more likely to cook the book (Enron etc etc) than economists.

2. i could have sworn i heard the joke with the accountant as the cunt when i first heard it. i will not budge from this position.

be that as it may, it appears you may have temporarily won this argument.

Nikhil said...

accountants are nearly always the cunts.

and no, while i may work for a financial services firm, i'm not an accountant. so screw you all.