Monthly Archives: October 2010

20 Economic Models Explained With Cows

SOCIALISM
You have 2 cows. You give one to your neighbour.

COMMUNISM
You have 2 cows. The State takes both and gives you some milk.

FASCISM
You have 2 cows. The State takes both and sells you some milk.

NAZISM
You have 2 cows. The State takes both and shoots you.

BUREAUCRATISM
You have 2 cows. The State takes both, shoots one, milks the other, and then throws the milk away…

TRADITIONAL CAPITALISM
You have 2 cows. You sell one and buy a bull. Your herd multiplies, and the economy grows. You sell them and retire on the income.

SURREALISM
You have 2 giraffes. The government requires you to take harmonica lessons.

AN AMERICAN CORPORATION
You have 2 cows. You sell one, and force the other to produce the milk of four cows. Later, you hire a consultant to analyse why the cow has dropped dead.

A FRENCH CORPORATION
You have 2 cows. You go on strike, organise a riot, and block the roads, because you want three cows.

A JAPANESE CORPORATION
You have 2 cows. You redesign them so they are one-tenth the size of an ordinary cow and produce twenty times the milk. You then create a clever cow cartoon image called ‘Cowkimon’ and market it worldwide.

A GERMAN CORPORATION
You have 2 cows. You re-engineer them so they live for 100 years, eat once a month, and milk themselves.

AN ITALIAN CORPORATION
You have 2 cows, but you don’t know where they are. You decide to have lunch.

A RUSSIAN CORPORATION
You have 2 cows. You count them and learn you have 5 cows. You count them again and learn you have 42 cows. You count them again and learn you have 2 cows. You stop counting cows and open another bottle of vodka.

A SWISS CORPORATION
You have 5000 cows. None of them belong to you. You charge the owners for storing them.

A CHINESE CORPORATION
You have 2 cows. You have 300 people milking them. You claim that you have full employment, and high bovine productivity. You arrest the newsman who reported the real situation.

AN INDIAN CORPORATION
You have 2 cows. You worship them.

A BRITISH CORPORATION
You have 2 cows. Both are mad.

AN IRAQI CORPORATION
Everyone thinks you have lots of cows. You tell them that you have none. No-one believes you, so they bomb the **** out of you and invade your country. You still have no cows, but at least now you are part of Democracy….

AN AUSTRALIAN CORPORATION
You have 2 cows. Business seems pretty good. You close the office and go for a few beers to celebrate.

A NEW ZEALAND CORPORATION
You have 2 cows. The one on the left looks very attractive.

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Jajangmyeon goodness~

My latest favourite = Korean noodles with blackbean sauce, otherwise known as ‘jajangmyeon’ or ‘jajangmyun’.

It may not look very pretty, but *sigh*~~~ I love it.

If you don’t know what this is, it’s basically like instant noodles, although if you’re skilled as a cook, you might be able to make it from scratch. There are various sites available to show you how to make it. Myself, I’m not too great in the kitchen… though, I tend to enjoy eating this with half boiled egg (love the slightly runny yolk) and sometimes throw some frozen peas+carrots in also.



‘The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes’ – A.C. Doyle

I’ve always been intrigued by the numerous references to this infamous character but my interest piqued after watching the feature movie ‘Sherlock Holmes’ (2009) directed by Guy Ritchie, starring Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law. Though there has been a length of time since watching that movie, I have nevertheless begun reading my first novel about Sherlock Holmes, and it is indeed not a let down.

Just a brief bio:
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, born in 1859, was a Scottish physician and writer. Sherlock Holmes first featured in ‘A Study in Scarlet’ around 1887 which appeared in ‘Beeton’s Chrsitmas Annual’ (an English magazine). He has since written a total of 56 short stories and 4 novels.

~wind.