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Well, he's kind of had it in for me ever since I accidentally ran over his dog. Actually, replace "accidentally" with "repeatedly," and replace "dog" with "son."

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Nobel Prize-Winning Joke

Dr. Peter Agre received the Nobel Prize for Chemistry this year, 2006. He was interviewed on the Colbert show. At one point during the interview, he observed with some humility that a monkey could have done such and so. Colbert asked if the monkey could get a nobel prize for throwing his own feces. After a pause, Dr. Agre replied, "That's the economics prize."

That's the most awesome economics related comment since President Truman lamented, "Give me a one-handed economist!" (he was tired of hearing, "on the one hand... but on the other hand...").


Anonymous said...

Oh, who will show some respect for the Dismal Science? 

// posted by RBR

Anonymous said...

FYI, Agre won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 2003 . 

// posted by Anonymous

Anonymous said...

My mistake - I assumed his recent appearance was related to the award. I realize now it was related to the group he has founded to urge scientists to enter the political sphere to defend science. 

// posted by LTG