Saturday, August 07, 2004

Respond to Mandelbrot

David and I think that the battle against bad economic analysis (like that employed by Mandelbrot) deserves a nice, pithy phrase. David has opened the dialogue with "The collective movements of the stars themselves are more predictable than the daily activities of a single housewife," which I think is too sexist to work with Joe and Jane Sixpack.

So the floor is open. Come up with a better phrase than David. The author of the best phrase/slogan/etc. will win a date with David Youngberg. Or, at least, win David's lifelong admiration.

1 comment:

Chris said...

Oooh, a contest! I love those! How about this one, "The bowel movements of an African swallow are more predictable than the P/E ratio of a dot-com company on the NASDAQ" This plays right into Joe & Jane's desire for crude, scatological based humor as well as romanticizing for the long lost days of dot-com mania! Hooray, please tell me I won! Well, on second thought no, I think I'll pass and see what's in showcase #2, Bob.