Tuesday, January 19, 2010

A couple of funny things

Yoram Bauman, "The Standup Economist" has a book out. A comic book. About Economics. Really.! It's called "A Cartoon Introduction to Economics" and is available at Amazon and BN for only $12.11 cents. Based on the price, Bauman does know his comedy, as the price demonstrates his understanding that prime numbers are funnier than other numbers. You can check out some sample pages HERE.

On an even sillier note, in return for introducing me to the opera, I decided I would show Kip the Gilligan's Island episode where they perform "Hamlet" as a musical to impress Phil Silvers. Then, she said she wanted to watch the pilot. So, we watched the pilot, a show I had never seen before, with a completely different Professor, Ginger and Mary Ann. OH, and a theme song that is not the one we all know by heart. Weird! I wonder it this ever actually appeared on TV. If you want to check it out, you can go HERE

1 comment:

Budd Bailey said...

I believe in the pilot, the only references in series historyto the real names of the Skipper (Jonas Grumby) and the Professor (Roy Hinkley) are made. You hear them on the radio right after they are shipwrecked.