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January 6th, 2015 · 4 Comments

Thanks to everyone who came to the humor session on Sunday night- it was a blast, and I hope to have video up soon to commemorate the event. Additional thanks to everyone who stopped by my exhibit booth to say hi- I particularly liked our discussions on how to be innovative (read, fun) in the world of online content.

Now, for some more FAQs:

Q: What was in the whiskey bottle?
A: A combination of whiskey and iced tea, the composition of which varied over the course of the evening.

Q: I saw a camera- will there be video of said event?
A: Yup, I will post it here once I’m done editing out awkward A/V moments.

Q: I tried to come say by at your booth Monday morning, but you weren’t there. What gives?
A: I think economists need to develop a theory of rational hangovers. (Or, in video form, here.) I would also like to give a particular thank you to Peter Griffin (awesome name) for leaving goldfish crackers and a nice note.

Q: Where can I find the lemonade video that you showed?
A: You can find that one and 19 or so more here or on Amazon Instant video, Netflix, YouTube, Vimeo, etc.

In related news, I came upon this when confirming that the series was in fact available on Netflix:

I guess when the Netflix recommendation engine fails, it fails big.

Tags: Administrative

4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Steve // Jan 6, 2015 at 11:09 pm

    Uh yeah…. so are you saying that Netflix recommend was a fail because you’ve missed it all this time and you wish you saw it, or…. it was recommended and you didn’t like it?

    Cause, I just watched the Alpaca’s in Adam McKay’s video about income inequality, and I wasn’t impressed.

  • 2 econgirl // Jan 7, 2015 at 8:34 pm

    Well it’s a fail for a few reasons, the most obvious being that I worked on the project. 🙂 (To clarify, Netflix thinks I will not like this series.) I don’t disagree with you re the alpacas, and I actually had some knock-down-drag-out fights on that front.

    Now you’re making me consider the possibility that, as per the Netflix engine, people like me don’t like the series!

  • 3 Steve // Jan 7, 2015 at 8:58 pm

    I think I saw that Morgan Spurlock was involved, and I’m pretty sure I can predict how his content will sway.

  • 4 econgirl // Jan 9, 2015 at 1:37 am

    He’s actually quite reasonable- for the alpacas video, you can blame Adam McKay, the director of Anchorman. In fact, if you want something that trends toward the other end of the spectrum, check out the lemonade video.

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