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Everyone believes they are classless, but they never fool anyone else
[Peter Gammond, Bluff your way in class. 1986, p.18]
|The M/Sad Sociologist Society: Jokes|
The sociologist looks at his backseat and and says: Oh yes I almost forgot, but Im not sure what I should do with them. Well sir, said the attendent, if I were you I would go to the zoo with these penguins. Thats not a bad idea, said the sociologist, Ill do that right away.
A week later the sociologist comes to the gas station again, with the same penguins on the backseat. Now the penguins wear sunglasses and carry a towel over their shoulders. Hey sir, said the service attendant, I see you still have those funny penguins. So you didnt bring them to the zoo after all? Oh yes I certainly did, the sociologist said, and they liked it very much. I thank you for your good advice. But today they want to go to the beach to get a nice tan ....
Pareto got annoyed and decided to teach Schmoller a lesson. He got his chance the next day when he saw Schmoller in the streets of Geneva. Pareto approached Schmoller and hid his face, pretending to be a beggar (which was not too difficult since Pareto was a shabby dresser). Please, Sir, Pareto said, Can you tell me where I can find a restaurant where you can eat for nothing? Schmoller replied, My dear man, there are no such restaurants, but there is a place around the corner where you can have a good meal very cheaply. Ah, said Pareto triumphantly, so there are laws in economics! [Vilfredo Pareto, The Mind and Society, New York: Dover Publications, 1935:xviii]
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On love and rape
"Brutalizing a man could be a great sin, because a man who has become a brute can never love. And sins against love are the greatest sins, and deserve the greatest punishments. Theft is a crime, often a sin; but it only operates against money or goods. Murder is a crime, often a sin; but the degree of the sin depends upon the value of the life, which might not be worth living, or which might have brought pain and misery to others. But love is always good. And sins against love are always the worst, because love is the only ... the only especially human thing we have. So, rape is the greatest sin, greater than murder, because it is a sin against love. And I don't only mean violent rape. In fact, violent rape is perhaps the least sinful kind of rape because the perpretrator is not always responsible for his acts. But the subtler kinds of rape are great sins. The businessman who makes getting a job dependent on having sex with him, he is a rapist. The man who takes a plain girl out for dinner and an expensive evening because he knows she will feel obliged to make love with him, he is a rapist. The young man who finds a girl starving for affection and who talks of love in order to get sex, he is a rapist. All these crimes against love. And without love ... my God, without love ...!"
[Trevanian (1977) The Main. New York: Jove. p.42]
Don't say it…
There are many things that you can or may be even should say during sex. But there seem to be at least 101 things not to say during sex.
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|Worst of all are the slimeballs who send you their electronic advertising via email, thus introducing the spectucularly offensive prospect of forcing you to pay to read their ads. The arrogance of these morons is astounding, and your proper response is to give'em what for, with both barrels.
This isnt a widespread problem ... yet. But it is true that in every group of a hundred people enjoying a spectacular view of the Grand Canyon, two or three individuals are busy calculating exactly how much dough they could make by erecting a billboard in the dead center of the view. I say, let's push'em over the railings! Sic semper tyrannis!
[Andy Ihnatko, Complete Guide to Online Etiquette]
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When you get tired of all these good intentions and political correct thinking, you might want to visit the Cruel Site of the Day as an antidote to all of this unhealthy positive energy. Cruel Site of the Day presents a daily link to the world of the perturbed, peeved, pensive and postal. It's updated by Rogers Cadenhead, a web developer who began examining the issue of self-love in his early teens (in 2007 he announced his retirement from the dark humor and wacky internet link business). If this isn't enough, you can try Something Awful
In for more Education Humor? Alan Meiss has collected 50 Fun Things to Do on the First Day of Class. Although they are not really funny, they give some indication on the pubertal level of the sense of humor. Most professors won't be amused by this kind of fun.
There is also a collection of 50 fun things for professors to do on the first day of class, harvested by Alan Meiss. For professors this could be a good inspiration not to be funny on the first day of class. This kind of fun would chase every intelligent student out of the class room.
Human nature as we know it?
Oliver Williamsons theory of transaction costs is build upon the behavioral assumption of opportunism. Self-interest seeking with guile (lying, stealing, cheating, and more subtle forms of deceit) are an essential part of human nature as we knowit. He doesnt assume that most people are opportunistic most of the time, but that some people are opportunistic some of the time and that it is very difficult to sort those who are opportunistic from those who are not. He believes that introspection supports his view, and that all of Skakespeares tragedies and comedies support it. And this is the proof: The alternative to opportunism is saintliness, and since we are notprepared to embrace that, then opportunism is something we have to come to terms with [Oliver E. Williamson, Interview in Swedberg's Economics and Sociology. Princeton: Princeton Univ. Press 1999, p.126].
Its not too far away from the logic of the scholastic priests in the Middle Ages: the alternative for our religious believe is godlessness, and since we are notprepared to embrace that, then religion is something we have to accept as an essential part of human nature as we know it. Amen!
It's not true that all history is bunk, and we can be pretty sure that not all social science is junk. But there is a science without a sense, a junk science. Steve Milloy created a the Junk Science Home Page: All the junk that's fit to debunk. A page that focuses on junk science issues with special emphasis on developments in the public health research arena. The Junkman concentrates on serious issues - in a light, humorous manner. In the junkyard youll find the Junk Science Hall of Shame, you can look at the Junk Science Pennant Race, study a Roster of Junk Scientists, and more. Editor: Steven J. Milloy (Cato Institute, SUES).
But what happens when a sociologists dies? If you've been a good, creative sociologist you will certainly be permitted to return as a sociologist next time. And what if you've been a bad, unproductive sociologist? You will burn in hell forever, surrounded by all evil economists. But the hardest thing to do -- even for the most brilliant sociologist -- is to prove these kind of hereafter statements. They are junk statements, and that's why we may leave them in abeyance in the category of funny science.
What happens if an economist applies?
If it moves, its biology
If it stinks, it's chemistry
If it doesnt work, its physics
If it doesnt apply, its economics
[Found somewhere on the net by Stefan Svallfors]
Economist dont have a sense of humor
Some people think that economists dont have a sense of humor. Check out if they are right, and visit Jokes about economists and economics (compiled by Pasi Kuoppamäki, Finland & reedited by Dennis Alexis Valin Dittrich, Germany). Here you can read something like this:
Thats too sad for a happy ending. So lets try this one as a final:
We are prone to locating the essence of a person in what we publicly dismiss as trivial, yet privately hold as vitalב
[Alain de Botton, Kiss & Tell. London: Macmillan 1995, p. 78].
Rational choice sociology can be seen as a move from metaphors to formalism
[Daniel Bell, Interview in Swedberg's Economics and Sociology. Princeton: Princeton Univ. Press 1999, p. 225].
Only one thing is impossible for God: to find any sense in any copyright law on the planet
Peters Principle: In every organization, each person tends to rise to the level of his incompetence.
Wisdom can only be produced by great minds. If you really want to accumulate new wisdom, you try to retain these actual quotations of Great Thinkers of Our Time.
Jeopardy - Legend has it that studying social sciences is boring. In this stopping place studying just become a lot more fun.
Quote Pages - A collection of links that will bring you more quote pages.
That wasnt enough, give me more Words to Remember.
dr. Albert Benschop
Social & Behavioral Studies
University of Amsterdam
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