Humor

by Admin
Updated: August 26, 2020

A series of videos and websites that take a humorous approach to economics and mathematics

Humor is good for your health, good for bonding and can sometimes reveal insights that straight talk cannot reach.

You don’t have to be a nerd to appreciate the videos.

Casually Explained: People Who Are Into the Stock Market

Is everyone getting rich off the stock market? Who are these people and what are their secrets?

Monty Python - Stock Market Report

Eric Idle, 1972 - as applicable today as it was then.

Bird and Fortune

Brits John Bird & John Fortune performed a series of comedy interviews relating to financial issues including the Subprime Crisis broadcast in October 2007 which anticipated the Global Financial Crisis of 2008.

Standup Economist

Yoram Bauman is the world’s first & only standup economist.

Official website: standupeconomist.com

Standup Math

Australian Matt Parker is possibly the only person to hold the prestigious title of London Mathematical Society Popular Lecturer while simultaneously having a sold-out comedy show at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Official website: standupmaths.com

Chicken chicken chicken

Doug Zongker’s legendary “Chicken chicken chicken.”

PDF: isotropic.org/papers/chicken.pdf

More nerd humor

Collection of nerd jokes at unijokes.com.

Financial jokes at progress-to-financial-freedom.com.

“21 Jokes Only Nerds Will Understand” at buzzfeed.com (it’s worth following the link to reddit.com for the originals and more).

More info

Studies have shown that humor has many benefits and there is a correlation between executives who use humor and who are ranked as outstanding (changingminds.org).

humorthatworks.com lists 30 benefits with sources.

Harvard Business Review has some insights on how being honest, authentic and disarming is the way to go (hbr.org).

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