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September 22nd, 2010 · 12 Comments
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I am beginning to think that I hang out with more comedians and comedian-adjacent folks than the average person. Case in point: my friend John Perich (an actual normal friend- we didn’t even meet on the Internet or anything) does comedy with ImprovBoston and also is one of the writers for Overthinking It. OTI’s tag line is “Overthinking It subjects the popular culture to a level of scrutiny it probably doesn’t deserve,” and that pretty much tells you all that you need to know.

Now that I think about it, I think I also hang out with more economics people than the average person- this wouldn’t be surprising except that I seem to gravitate towards them somewhat randomly. For example, I met Perich at Wednesday night karaoke (don’t you dare judge) and later found out that he had studied economics at Boston College. Therefore, it didn’t surprise me when I received the following from his this morning:

Hey Professor,

There’s a post up on OTI today that talks about public choice theory and rent-seeking, as applied to the Robert Rodriguez film “Machete”. You or your readers might be interested.

He was right, at least with regard to the part about me being interested. I suppose I can let you decide for yourself, and you can read the post here.

Also, in case you wanted photographic evidence that I do have friends in a non-Internet context…if you look closely, you can even see the karaoke equipment.

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