||[Jan. 2nd, 2009|10:32 am]
Games I played for the first time in the last few days: Agricola, Dominion, Stone Age, Fjords, Shadow Hunters. Life is good!
- Outline of "Predictably Irrational" - lots of examples about how we are not rational. Take that, economists!
- Alberto Gonzales Can't Find a Job, Whines includes this amazing quote:
for some reason, I am portrayed as the one who is evil in formulating policies that people disagree with. I consider myself a casualty, one of the many casualties of the war on terror.This makes me angry. There are many casualties of the war on terror (victims of 9/11, US soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan, civilians in Iraq and Afghanistan) and you are not one of them!
- Remember all those weird commercials for shows on the Cartoon Network? (djedi does! :-) ) Here's links to a bunch of them, including the ones I remember: "Signal in the Sky" by The Apples In Stereo, "Courage the Cowardly Dog" by They Might Be Giants, and "Back to the Lab" by Prince Paul.
If you want an MP3 of Signal in the Sky or any other songs from the Powerpuff Girls soundtrack, I have it on Mediator.
Favorite quotes from the irrational book:
"Participants worked harder under non-monetary social norms than for payment!...Companies that try to market based on social norms ("like a good neighbor...") but fail to follow through (e.g. imposing nuisance fees) end up in a worse position. Consumers take personal offense when a relationship framed as a social exchange turns out to be a market one."
"...although almost everyone has problems with procrastination, those who recognize and admit their weakness are in a better position to utilize available tools for precommitment and by doing so, help themselves overcome it."
I need to learn this:
"When we focus on the similarities and minor differences between two things, we fail to take into account the consequences of not deciding. Flip a coin and move on."
"Those who signed [the honor code] didn't cheat. Those who didn't see the statement showed 84% cheating."
Great outline! That was really cool. Also, yay for new games :D