Sunday, December 14, 2008

The Whole World is Tanking; i.e. Quotes from Microeconomics

"What about bears? Should we tax bears? They take fish."
--Student
"Bears tend not to over-fish."
--Professor Bowman
"So bears are smarter than humans?"
--Another student

"You don't have to pick all the apples."
--Professor Bowman

"Let's break it down!"
--Professor Bowman

"Yeah, that is pretty narcissistic...but that's me."
--Professor Bowman

"Beer is an inferior good. As income goes up, the quantity demanded of beer goes down."
--Professor Bowman
"ALL beer?"
--Student
"...This brings back memories."
--Professor Bowman

"The whole world is tanking."
--Professor Bowman on the economic crisis

"If you're thinking about grad school, it might be a good time to go..."
--Professor Bowman, in an uplifting lecture about our job prospects

"Maybe they invest in the tinfoil market."
--Student
"That's probably not the case."
--Professor Bowmanr

"Smoke something else. This program is not endorsed by your professor."
--Professor Bowman

"Make sure to give thanks to me on Thanksgiving."
--Professor Bowman

"That's 'price on imports,' not 'pimps'"
--Professor Bowman

"It's OK to just let it out."
--Professor Bowman

"What about cocaine?"
--Student
"What ABOUT cocaine?"
--Professor Bowman
"Who can resist talking about cocaine?"
--Anonymous by request
"So you want to talk about cocaine?"
--Professor Bowman
"That sounds like a pro-cocaine argument."
--Professor Bowman

"Wasn't the wealth supposed to trickle down?"
--Student, sounding surprised

"If you lived through the Great Depression...which I didn't. Do I have to make that clear?"
--Professor Bowman

"Feel free to ask me about the current mess."
--Professor Bowman, again about the economic crisis

"You need to take medication."
--Professor Bowman to a student

"It's adorable."
--Student about a piggy bank

"They have lower skills so they deserve the exploitation."
--Student about foreign workers

"Old people like to get a deal."
--Student

"I'm gonna kidnap a kid."
--Student, figuring out how to take advantage of Perkins' 'Kids Eat Free' Tuesdays

"He's like the gang leader."
--Professor Bowman

"No, they're the ones with the big wings that look like flies."
--Student
"Those are birds."
--Another student

"Brown-noser."
--Professor Bowman to a student

"You might even get one in your cereal box."
--Professor Bowman about calculators

"You should be in the U.N. You could save the world's problems."
--Professor Bowman to a student who said the Japanese use tupperwares instead of genetically modifying their fruit

"It's like a drug dealer."
--Professor Bowman about Hallmark

"If I spent 48 hours hung over...this is an exaggeration now...Now I get migraines, so I can't drink. It's a shame."
--Professor Bowman

"I'm not trying to defend the selfish Republicans."
--Professor Bowman

"I hope I'm not expressing my bias..."
--Professor Bowman before expressing his bias

"How often do you check your email?"
--Student
"Obsessively, unfortunately."
--Professor Bowman

“Steve O would probably go the moon if he could.”
--Professor Bowman

“Would you rather be a rabbit or something that eats the rabbit?
--Professor Bowman

“Do you remember How To Lose a Guy in 10 Days?”
--Professor Bowman

"I'm not a Communist."
--Professor Bowman

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