Humour for Mr Decker : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

Did you know that if you laid all the economists in the world end-to-end they still wouldn't reach a conclusion.

-- (laugh@for.a.change), April 22, 1999


Or if you ask a question of three economists, you will get four different answers.

And then there's the economist who had to pull himself together just to be schizophrenic.

-- Don Florence (, April 22, 1999.

I guess this question also applies to Jennifer Yourdon.

-- Maria (, April 22, 1999.

Maria, Maria, I have found an ass named Maria....

Jerks need two cents...

-- Charon (, April 22, 1999.

Hey Maria, lets make a bet. If Decker is right, I'll do anything you want. If Jennifer is right, I get to mudwrestle you in your birthday suit.

What do you say?

-- a (a@a.a), April 22, 1999.


1. Despite popular opinion, a few economists actually have a sense of humor.

2. Despite her fervent claims, Jennifer Yourdon is not an economist... at least not until she has an advanced degree or two in the subject. Having escaped her doctoral work thus far, she may indeed have an intact sense of humor.

3. Thank you for the generous support.


1. What exactly have I predicted? Please be specific.

2. Your proposed wager was boorish. If you have a shred of civility, you will apologize.

3. If you care to wager on my "predictions" (if you can actually find one), please feel free to write. I respectfully decline any stakes involving nude wrestling.


-- Mr. Decker (, April 22, 1999.

Decker, what are you, her Daddy? If she wants an apology she can ask for one herself. FYI, the mudwrestling comment is an ongoing joke that wasn't even started by me (a fact you would be aware of if you frequented more often - oh that's right, this forum is too obtuse and boorish for you).

Lighten up bud, this is supposed to be a humor thread after all. Loosen that tie and mix yourself a martini. The fun hasn't even started yet!

-- a (a@a.a), April 22, 1999.


My comments were more for the sake of manners than Maria. As you can discern from my honorific, I prefer to keep matters on a more formal (and polite) basis.

I probably know as many economist jokes as most. Some are actually funny... but I generally prefer lawyer jokes.

Finally, you avoid my reposte. If you can find a "prediction" I have made, please share. Second, if you want to wager, I am usually well- disposed to a sporting proposition. Be prepared, though, in my neck of the woods we take our betting seriously. Don't sit down at the table unless you can afford to lose.


-- Mr. Decker (, April 22, 1999.

OK Decker, go to

As you can see, I prefer a little more detail than "1. Idealist 2. Optimist 3. Realist 4. Pessimist 5. Survivalist 6. Fatalist".

I am predicting a 4.5 on the Edwards scale. What is your prediction, what is your wager, and what are the terms?

-- a (a@a.a), April 22, 1999.

Economist jokes? Other than the above, are there enough ECON 101 jokes to even make a category? 8<)

-- Robert A. Cook, PE (Kennesaw, GA) (, April 22, 1999.


Email me. The wager will be cash (if I win), gold (if you win). Since you have thrown the gauntlet, I am sure you will pick up the escrow charges.

Mr. Cook,

There are many "econ" jokes, and for good reason. Just like there are a lot of lawyer jokes.


-- Mr. Decker (, April 23, 1999.

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