Thursday, September 20, 2012

Update on Paul Krugman Thinking Some Nobel Laureates are Idiots

So I walk in this morning, not a care in the world, check emails and am gobsmacked by the reaction to yesterday's Krugman post.

I have to think that at least some of my correspondents didn't listen to the "Wait, Wait..." piece.
I heard it on the original airdate and didn't see anything wrong with Professor K's Nobel comment and in fact thought he was cordial, almost affable.

Where I erred was in not taking five seconds to type the above sentence.

To rectify my omission and prove that a) Herr Professor Doktor Doktor (yes he's a double doc) has a sense of humor, b) that I'm aware of it and c) he can play well with others (Nobelists that is) I'll repost a picture we first ran in 2010's "Largest Group Of Nobel Laureates To Remove A Sword From Someone's Throat":
Largest Group Of Nobel Laureates To Remove A Sword From Someone's Throat

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On October 1, 2009, during the 19th First Annual Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony in Cambridge, Massachusetts, eight Nobel Prize Laureates removed a 22-inch solid steel sword from Ig Nobel Prize Laureate sword swallower Dan Meyer's throat.
The Nobel Laureates involved:
Rich Roberts
- Nobel Prize in Physiology/Medicine, 1993
Wolfgang Ketterle
- Nobel Prize in Physics, 2001
Dudley Herschbach
- Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1986
Paul Krugman
- Nobel Prize in Economics, 2008
Roy Glauber
- Nobel Prize in Physics, 2005
Frank Wilczek
- Nobel Prize in Physics, 2004
Martin Chalfie
- Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 2008
William Lipscomb
- Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1976

- sword swallower must be a legitimate sword swallower officially verified and recognized by the Sword Swallowers Association International
- sword must be a solid steel non-retractable sword with a blade at least 15 inches in length
- Nobel Laureates must be recognized bonafide Nobel Laureates who have actually been awarded an official Nobel Prize
Click the pics to see the action.