Tag Archives: xkcd

SIWOTI: the Margaret Thatcher Edition

In order to understand this post, you need to be familiar with this cartoon. Familiar? Good, now onto the ‘fun’ part. As a general rule, I try to avoid the situation in which the cartoon’s protagonist finds himself. That is, getting into lengthy online disputes where – it would seem – very few people are […]

The economic argument against woo-woo

This via the outstanding (as always) xkcd (and a tip of the hat to the redoubtable Dave Bath). If woo worked, here are some potential market applications. Do click through to xkcd’s site to view the mouse-over, which doesn’t work for everyone on a WordPress blog. It is chuckle-worthy.

TV Tropes: or, how I learned to stop worrying and love the WikiWalk

If this headline means nothing to you, it’s because you haven’t yet discovered this site, which is a thing of beauty, wonder and sunk costs. Yes, you read that right. It’s so amazing it represents sunk costs in advance, which is supposed to be impossible, but I know exactly what will happen to those of […]