Monday, February 26, 2007

econ 101 | the laugh trip edition

since i am feeling economish today, i decided to post these jokes about economics and economists. if you dont know, i happen to be an economics major. believe it. i may not be able to maximize profit and utility that much but i am sure i love economics.
thanks to nico c. (",) ( )

Q and A thinggy
Q: What is economics?
A: Everything we know in a language we don't understand.

Q: What's the difference between a finance major and an economics major?
A: Opportunity Cost

Q: What is The First Law of Economists?
A: For every economist, there exists an equal and opposite economist.
Q: What is The Second Law of Economists?
A: They're both wrong.

Q: How many economists does it take to change a lightbulb?
A: Eight. One to screw it in and seven to hold everything else constant.
A2: Just one, but it really gets screwed.

Q: How many marxists does it take to screw in a lightbulb?
A: None - the bulb contains within it the seeds of its own revolution.

Q: How has the French revolution affected the world economy?
A: It's too early to say.

Pick-up Lines for Economists

1. A loaf of bread, a jug of wine and thou beside me watching Rukeyser
2. You stoke the animal spirits of my market
3. Let's assume a ritzy hotel room and a bottle of Dom
4. Tell me whether my expectations are rational
5. Further stimulus could result in uncontrolled expansion
6. Let's raise housing starts together
7. You bring the butter, I'll bring the gun
8. What do you say we remeasure our cross-elasticity
9. Despite a decade of inflation, I still dig your supply curve
10. You raise my interest rate thirty basis points without a corresponding dropoff in consumer enthusiasm

If debaters do it "orally in public in groups"...

- Economists do it in an Edgeworth Box
- Economists do it on demand
- Economists do it risk-free
- Economists do it with a dual
- Economists do it with crystal balls
- Economists do it with interest
- Economists do it with models
- Economists do it on Leontief's table
- Economists do it with Slutsky matrices

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Friday, February 23, 2007

what is happening?

for the past few weeks i have been drifting. drifting from where? i really dont know. this is probably the feeling when youre boat sinks and all you do is hang on to a floating piece of wood, waiting to reach some unknown island. not exactly boring yet not that happy.

sometimes i feel that there is just to much and yet i have none at the same time. im going to share a poem i made back in grade school since it somewhat fits my crisis right now.


so near, yet so far
its in front of you, yet it is not
you can touch it, yet you cannot
you see it, but then you cannot
they say im stupid, they say im fine
wonder why?

pathetic right? oh, im so bad in poetry. tsk tsk tsk. shame on me.
gosh, why did i even think of posting it here? waaaahhh.

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Thursday, February 22, 2007

big shame

an appeal to the voting populace of the philippines:
(disclaimer: all the things written here are all opinions only. the things placed here are not claiming to be facts. these are just emotional and linguistical explosions of a paranoid individual)

i dont like alan peter cayetano. he is one of the those noisy people from the opposition who does nothing except probably to bash on the current administration. thats precisely the problem with philippine politics. the opposition oppose to everything and anything that is done by the administration just so they can get 30 seconds of airtime in television or so that people can say they are 'working.' shame on them. that sort of shitty type of politics never fails to turn me off. crap.

theres a reason why i dedicated this entry to one of my most hated people living on earth (as of the moment). mr. cayetano got 31.7 percent in the recent pulse asia survey for the top senatoriable. this is not to give an applause to him, instead this is an outburst of total disgust.

i concede im getting a bit off with my logic but carry on and ill try to gather myself.

before the 2007 elections came what did we hear about mr. alan peter cayetano? i never heard of him before. i never read a publication where hes being talked about for let us say passing a bill, being a stench supporter or 'un-supporter' of anyone. hes practically unheard of. but during the climax of both the 'garci controversy' and the 'failed gloria impeachmeant', he was there. incidentaly or coincidentaly the event took place a few months before the national elections. hmmmm.... people with schemes never fail to surprise us. exactly, it was all part of a big plan.

i believe not one family in the philippines or the world has a monopoly of intelligence and the sense of responsiblity. apparently in the philippines certain families think that they have a calling from above or below. they flood the senate, the congress and other public positions with their family members. the cayetanos are not an exception. remember, we still have pia in the senate! pia is the sister of peter (duh?!).

i have nothing against pia. she pushes for women's rights and environmental protection, in fairness to her she's doing pretty well but what about peter? hmmmmm... he claims to be for the youth, i doubt.

i am no god.
i am no preacher.
i am not perfect.
i am a bit rightist.
but sometimes left.
the point is, im paranoid.
but that doesnt erase the fact that alan peter cayetano doesnt deserve to sit in the senate.

and you vote for him probably because you are:
1. a leftist who thinks the world will be a better place if we have a revolution and rally against any administration.
2. peter bought you, using the pork barrel fund.
3. you were convinced by his cool television commercials (they are cute after all compared to mike arroyo's)
4. you have a sponge for a brain.
5. you are a cousin, nephew, or what have you of peter.

he belongs somewhere else, probably in the toilet. where else should you put crap?

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Monday, February 19, 2007

on vice night, hearts day and manny pacquiao

vice night
feb 16 07

i know what youre thinking. no. we did not get drunk or smoke. up debate society's vice night is fun even if nobody got drunk. fine, we only drank a few bottles of beer. anyways, the highlight of the party was a pusoy-dos tournament. and yup, i didnt win. i lost three times and won once which means i couldnt qualify in the break rounds. frustrating, i know. i didnt join the swimming too. im so pathetic, i brought swim stuff yet didnt use it. argggh!!! i sound weird right? but i had clean fun!

hearts day
feb 14 07

nothing. just another day. honest, its just another day. plain and simple. i hate people who make a big fuss about this stupid day. i mean, giving flowers, dates etc. its just so so mushy. eeeek! fine! i know, im loveless so that is why i so so abhore it. but if you had something special on this day, i dont care.

manny pacquiao

hes running for congressman. crap! imagine, a boxer who never finished high school, running for congress. is he crazy! no! hes not crazy, he is stupid! dont vote for him people of mindanao. waaaah! mommy pacquiao (manny's mom) told manny not to run. i think manny's mom has brains. mommy pacquiao knows for a fact that this sudden move is really bad. the sad thing is that her son doesnt think. uggggh! whats happening to the philippines?!

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Thursday, February 01, 2007

me, me and me | series no, 1

the next entries in my blog will basically talk about me from different perspectives like numerology and mathematical calculations. the reason why im acting so narcistic (sorry for the spelling, im bad at it) is because tina (i linked her, has a blog too) tried visiting this site that shows these stuff. read on and know more about the neurotic, the obsessive the paranoid: pluto.

There are 15 letters in your name.Those 15 letters total to 71There are 6 vowels and 9 consonants in your name. What your first name means:
Male God of the underworld.

Your number is: 8
The characteristics of #8 are: Practical endeavors, status oriented, power-seeking, high-material goals.
The expression or destiny for #8:Your Expression is represented by the number 8. The 8 Expression is well-equipped in a managerial sense. You have outstanding organizational and administrative capabilities. You have the potential for considerable achievement in business or other powerful positions. You can expect to receive the financial and material rewards. You have the skill and abilities to establish or operate a business with great efficiency. You have good judgment when it comes to money and commercial matters, and you understand how to build and accumulate material wealth. Much of your success (or lack of it) may come due to your ability (or inability) to judge character. With the number 8 Expression, you exercise sound judgment in most of your affairs; you are realistic and practical in your approach to business matters.

The positive 8 Expression produces individuals that are very ambitious and goal-oriented. If the 8 energy is not in excess in your makeup, you will no doubt express these traits to some extent. No one has any more energy that a person with the 8 Expression who has a plan laid and is starting to work. No one has any more self-confidence, either. If you are expressing the positive qualities of 8, you are an outstanding manager because you can plan, initiate, and complete projects; you are very dependable and determined.
As it always happens, there can be too much of a good thing. If you have too much of the 8 energy in your makeup, you may express some of the negative attitudes. A negative 8 can be very rigid and stubborn. Ambition sometimes has a way of becoming over-ambition, and you may express an unreasonable impatience with the lack of progress. If your negative side is showing, you may be too exacting, both of yourself and of others. Sometimes this can even becomes a case of intolerance.
The number 8 is very materialistic and also very desirous of status and power. Neither of these drives are inherently negative unless they are taken to an extreme. You must avoid the tendency to strain after money, material matters, status, or power, to the detriment of the other important factors in your life.

Your Soul Urge number is: 1
A Soul Urge number of 1 means: Your Soul Urge is the number 1. With a Soul Urge number of 1, you want to lead and direct, to work independent of supervision, by yourself or with subordinates. You take pride in your abilities and want to be recognized for them. You may seek opportunities to display your strength and usefulness, wanting to create and originate. In your desire to manage the big picture and the main issues, you may often leave the details to others.
The positive 1 Soul Urge is Ambitious and determined, a leader seeking opportunities. There is a great deal of honesty and loyalty in this character. If you possess positive 1 Soul Urge qualities, you are very attainment oriented and driven to success. You are a loyal friend and strictly fair in your business dealings.
The negative side of the 1 Soul Urge must be avoided. A negative 1 is apt to dominate situations and people; the home, the spouse, the family and the business. Emotions aren't strong in this nature. If you possess an excess of 1 energy, you may, at times, be boastful and egotistic. You must avoid being too critical and impatient of trifles. The great need of the 1 Soul Urge is the development of friendliness, and a sincere interest in people.

Your Inner Dream number is: 7
An Inner Dream number of 7 means: You dream of having the opportunity to read, study, and shut yourself off from worldly distractions. You can see yourself as a teacher, mystic, or ecclesiastic, spending your life in the pursuit of knowledge and learning.

gosh! it is so just me. i cant deny it but to a certain extent it is so so me. bwahahaha. (this is the link)

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