Assorted links

by on April 5, 2009 at 8:42 am in Web/Tech | Permalink

1. Markets in everything: Anatomie-Bettwäsche.

2. Zach Wamp.

3. Vitamin sales seem to be countercyclical.

4. I Love You, Man is a deeply conceptual movie, full of (implicit) social science.  It raises (and does not resolve in the usual corny way) the possibility that our choices of romantic partners are more interchangeable than our choices of same-sex friends.

Steve Horwitz April 5, 2009 at 10:41 am

Plus, *I Love You, Man* has the most Rush content of any move EVER.

In actuality, it is both very funny and a great riff on gender and communication as well as the point Tyler raises.

JasonL April 5, 2009 at 1:34 pm

That Zach Wamp bit reminded me of “Oh, Brother” with pappy biscuit whassisname running for re-election.

“We need to get us some of that there RE-form, Pappy.”

David Wright April 5, 2009 at 1:56 pm

…and close italics. Sorry, the italics should have closed after “anywhere.”

LemmusLemmus April 5, 2009 at 4:23 pm

Yup.

assman April 5, 2009 at 5:40 pm

“I’d say it’s almost self-evident that our choices in romantic partners are NOT more flexible than our choices in same-sex friends, which is why the vast, vast, vast majority of romantic relationships burn a fiery death.”

That has more to do with intensity than flexibility.

gorobei April 5, 2009 at 6:43 pm

I love this raivo thing. Even the modernist sci-fi authors never dreamed of a econ-blog parasite.

hern April 6, 2009 at 12:50 pm

isnt it well known that movie trailers depict the movie’s themes better than the actual movie itself? in high school, i always found the cliffs notes version more enjoyable and more truthful than the literature itself.

duhhh.

ive gotta agree with Cowen on his observation about the movie; there tends to be less variance in values and behavior among same-sex friends than romantic partners. i also agree with the comment about mistaking flexibility for intensity.

Mark April 6, 2009 at 3:26 pm

‘few genuinely funny moments’? You must have been asleep for the scene where Paul Rudd puked all over that guys’ face. Pure comedic gold!!

hern April 6, 2009 at 5:30 pm

mark you are crazy.

this blog is reserved for movie snobs that religiously adhere to indie films, academy award nominees, and the woody allen collection. please take your low-brow 5 year told toilet humor elsewhere.

uggs and a hawaiian shirt on a boardwalk? psh please, that is so predictable. a gay son that doubles as a best friend? psh, please, also very cookie cutter. and RUSH??? this is a pathetic attempt to emulate a canadian spinal tap cult following. can you say recycled ideas?

Jim K April 7, 2009 at 1:24 am

‘Jules et Jim’ remains the standard reference on the subject, I think.

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