Today's Poll: Is Christmas a ho-ho-ho or a boo-hoo-hoo? It's 20 days away, if there was a big red CANCEL CHRISTMAS button, so you still got the time off, but all presents, festivities and shananigans were cancelled would you press it?

"So, Spock, lifeforms think I'm humorous."

"In an infinite universe, at least ONE civilisation will find you funny, Jim."

"EXACTLY! Now, I wrote another joke."

"I think I'm wanted on the brid—"

"What do Romulan frogs use for camouflage?"

"I'm not aware frogs are native to—"

"Don't spoil this with FACTS! Where was I?"

"Romulan frog camouflage."

"Ah, yes! They use a CROAKING device! Hah!"

"Most amusing. Now, if you'll excuse me, I have to find the escape pod."



Are nurses patiots?

"The people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism, and exposing the country to greater danger."

Herman Goering 1945

🙄 Tory solution to massive strike wave: bring in the army

💚 Green solution: tax the rich to fund a proper pay rise for public-sector workers

Escalators can never break down as they just revert to their backup state.

They become stairs,

"We've left the Twitterverse, Spock?"

"Correct, Jim. We're now in the universe. A place of peace, harmony, good deeds & the odd NSFW photo but there are Content Warnings, so no need for alarm."

"Troll report, Uhura."

"None detected."

"Any wars being waged in this region of space, Spock?"

"Only who can tell the worst joke."

"Easy, that's me. What'd happen if Musk fell into a black hole?"

"Pray tell."


"You win, Jim."

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Google moves Maps to the root domain. Which means that if you grant location access to Google Maps now, you grant it to all of Google. #Privacy #Google

I've come on mastodon to share a piece about mastodon, which sounds like the kind of cannibalistic self-referentialism that started mad cow disease


If you need to see the state of Covid in your area, the official Gov.UK map is here

Burst out laughing when I heard the news that Boris Johnson will stand again at next general election.

Time to introduce myself. Hello!

I'm an economist, writer and professional nerd.

I write books (The Undercover Economist, How To Make The World Add Up, etc).

I present "More or Less" on BBC Radio 4 and the BBC World Service.

My FT column is called "The Undercover Economist"; it's been running since 2005.

I also present "Cautionary Tales", a podcast about learning from other people's mistakes.

Nice to be here.

#Twittermigration #Economics #Writing #introduction

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