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Hookernomics vs. Freakonmics

By John | March 14, 2008

Why do Hookers live with their parents?

I guess I find it mildly ironic that would be making fun of a person like Sudhir Venkatesh. In the grand scheme of things making fun of Scobel and Arrington really doesn’t really amount to a hill of beans. However, when Melissa Gira Grant commenting on Sudhir Venkatesh I think of the scene in the Big Lebowski where John Goodman is yelling at Donnie telling him he is out of his element. I think also that Grant (an ex hooker) is like a child walking into this conversation on her recent blog post. It really isn’t a fair comparison, she is just a hooker and he is a Harvard Fellow. How could she have ever known of some of the really cool things Venkatesh has done prior to him showing up on her Gmail as a Google Alert. I mean one of the other valleyraggers might have caught this fau paus however she is probably working without a net – ropes maybe. Even the “rag” should pay Sudhir Venkatesh a modicum of respect. How many times have you taken six years of your life to follow your passion in a dangerous Chicago project. But how could “Old Sweaty” ever know this. Venkatesh is just a string that she saw in some email post that encroached her beloved “Hooker Economics” (a.k.a Hookernomics). She is to busy saving the wales by trying to distinguish the economics between 4k per night hooker and 20kper night hookers.

Since the team is ignoring my plea to get rid o Grant I have come up with a plan. I have created a semester’s worth of reading for “Old Sweaty” and here it is:

Built to Last by Jim Collins

Surely you will be able to relate to this one.

Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

Actually on second thought I am giving you life experience on this one.

Everybody Wins! by Gordon Cain

Shoot.. forget this one as well.

The 4 Hour Work Week by Timothy Ferriss

Darn this is turning out to be a lot harder than I thought.

The Long Tail by Chris Anderson

Yikes.. I give up

See the 40Rag series for more-o-fun


Topics: Eliot Spitzer, Sudhir Venkatesh, freakonmics, sillystory, valleywag | No Comments »