Strange search-engine queries (518)

Okay, buoys and gulls, the holidays are behind us and receding quickly. Time to get back to work.

seoul station:  You’re listening to Kpop.

your mom tells you to charge a price of 25 cents for each bracelet. since the marginal cost of making a bracelet is also 25 cents, this price will _____:  Be approved by the government, which doesn’t know any better.

“received the verification code, you will be able to choose a new password for your account.” malingering:  Now there’s a memorable, if weakish, password.

not superman:  That describes all of us, more or less.

expressionengine discussion forum – version swoon:  If you asked me to install a forum running on Expression Engine, I’d probably swoon.

get this tub of shit down to the infirmary symmetrical:  And it damn well better be balanced when it gets there.

say hello to longer legs:  With pleasure.

eight-year-old trey stands in front of a group of kids and says, “i am smart”. which of the following is the most plausible reaction to this incident:  C. And your mother dresses you funny.

my sprained ankle family blog:  Like I’ve always said, you can write about anything.

micah buys a used car for $10,000 and spends $200 on a new radio that is made in the u.s. the end result of these two transactions is:  An endless thump-thump-thumping.

1 cock is not enough:  Stacy Brown got two.

dishardening:  It’s twice as bad with Stacy Brown.

leo worries all of the time. he worries about his money, his children, and his dog. his muscles are always tense and sore, he has trouble sleeping, is often irritable, and has difficulty concentrating. leo’s symptoms sound most like:  America 2016.



  1. backwoods conservative »

    4 January 2016 · 7:16 am

    What, me worry?

    The bracelet thing fits the liberal model of economics, in which profits are evil and should be forbidden. It falls short, however, of the liberal ideal, which is that businesses should operate as charities and benefit everyone but the owners.

  2. Francis W. Porretto »

    4 January 2016 · 9:15 am

    The bracelet question is a mis-stating of a micro-economic theorem derived directly from classical economics: in the absence of competition, the revenue from a product has been maximized when the marginal revenue — i.e., the sale price of the next bracelet to be sold — falls to a level equal to the marginal cost of production.

    The problem with the statement as it appears at Dustbury is simple: You can’t start out at a price equal to your cost! That’s a shortcut to Bankruptcy City. It’s only when you can only sell one more bracelet by lowering your price that far that the theorem applies.

  3. CGHill »

    4 January 2016 · 9:24 am

    I figured this was a word problem in a contemporary textbook, which means that it was based on something illogical to begin with, and the desired answer, which a lazy student was hoping to find, was probably even worse.

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