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Earthly Strip Economics

[2913] The Earthly Strip: Mak Cik Kiah’s recession

And The Earthly Strip makes a return.

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Books & printed materials Economics Humor

[2801] Insurance and moral hazard in Ankh-Morpork

They jogged on through the crowd of frightened people leaving the area, while the wizard took great mouthfuls of cool dawn air. Something was puzzling him.

“I’m sure all the candles went out,” he said. “So how did the Drum catch fire?”

“I don’t know,” moaned Twoflower. “It’s terrible, Rincewind. We were getting along so well, too.”

Rincewind stopped in astonishment, so that another refugee cannoned into him and spun away with an oath.

“Getting on?”

“Yes, a great bunch of fellows, I thought — language was a bit of a problem, but they were so keen for me to join their party, they just wouldn’t take no for an answer — really friendly people, I thought…”

Rincewind started to correct him, then realized he didn’t know how to begin.

“It’ll be a blow for old Broadman,” Twoflower continued. “Still, he was wise. I’ve still got the rhinu he paid as his first premium.”

Rincewind didn’t know the meaning of the word premium, but his mind was working fast.

“You inn-sewered the Drum?” he said. “You bet Broadman it wouldn’t catch fire?”

“Oh yes. Standard valuation. Two hundred rhinu. Why do you ask?”

Rincewind turned and stared at the flames racing towards them, and wondered how much of Ankh-Morpork could be bought for two hundred rhinu. Quite a large peice, he decided. Only not now, not the way those flames were moving… [Page 88-89 The Color of Magic. Terry Pratchett. 1983]

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Humor Sports WDYT

[2798] Guess the scoreline for Malaysia-Saudi Arabia match

UAE scored 10 goals against Malaysia in the World Cup qualification. That is right. Ten against none. It is such a happy coincidence given the 1MDB and Najib scandals. It is UAE of all countries, the country which somebody sold Malaysia to.

But up next in the schedule, for September 8, is Saudi Arabia, which is probably as tough as UAE. So…

Malaysia versus Saudi Arabia. What will the result be?

  • Malaysia to win! (0%, 0 Votes)
  • A draw (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Lose by a goal or two (4%, 1 Votes)
  • Lose by 3-5 goals (22%, 5 Votes)
  • Lose by 6-10 goals (22%, 5 Votes)
  • Lose by 11-700,000,000 goals (13%, 3 Votes)
  • I have never taken these goals for personal gain (39%, 9 Votes)

Total Voters: 23

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Humor Politics & government WDYT

[2786] Help the government find Jho Low!

Folks, the PAC wants to question Jho Low but the Ministry of Finance cannot find him. Let us help our beloved government find him!

Where is Jho Low?

  • Hong Kong (6%, 2 Votes)
  • Cayman Islands (9%, 3 Votes)
  • Riyadh (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Somewhere in the Caspian Sea (0%, 0 Votes)
  • London (6%, 2 Votes)
  • Menara Dato' Onn (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Perdana Putra (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Ministry of Finance HQ in Putrajaya (6%, 2 Votes)
  • Pekan (9%, 3 Votes)
  • Seri Perdana (9%, 3 Votes)
  • Brisbane with Sirul Azhar (6%, 2 Votes)
  • I have never taken 1MDB funds for personal gain (25%, 8 Votes)
  • Kota Belud (6%, 2 Votes)
  • New York (9%, 3 Votes)
  • Other places (6%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 32

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Humor Society WDYT

[2733] Today’s Friday sermon will be about…

It is that part of the week again when government-sanctioned mosques deliver government-prepared sermons to all Muslims beforeFriday prayer. Here, I give you a chance to guess what will the topic be today. Hurry. The sermon will be due in an hour. You can choose up to two options.

What will the topic of today's Friday sermon be?

  • Goods and services tax is good for us all (7%, 1 Votes)
  • Hudud is good (13%, 2 Votes)
  • Supporting the government is an obligation (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Income tax deadline is coming up. Remember to file your tax and fulfill your obligation (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Jews are the scourges of the world (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Other non-Muslims are the scourges of the world (13%, 2 Votes)
  • Christians are trying to confuse Muslims (20%, 3 Votes)
  • Liberalism is the scourge of the world (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Communism is the scourge of the world (0%, 0 Votes)
  • The Great Satan is visiting Malaysia. Be careful! (13%, 2 Votes)
  • LGBTs are sinful people (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Illegal gatherings are illegal! (20%, 3 Votes)
  • Free speech is bad (0%, 0 Votes)
  • There is no such thing as absolute freedom (7%, 1 Votes)
  • Others (7%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 9

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