Counterparties

By Felix Salmon
May 31, 2011
NYT

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Prince Philip: Ninety gaffes in ninety years — Independent

There are more people over 35 making $200k than there are people under 35 making $100k — TBI

The Startup Genome Project’s empirical research on startups — Steve Blank

Your tax dollars at work. “At a training session, ‘most attendees dressed like hippies’” — NYT

Dancing protestors arrested at the Jefferson Memorial — WTOP

What the British say, What the British mean, and What others understand — LL

Obama’s meta-joke about the Queen, the Pope, and Nelson Mandela — YouTube

Paul Romer to NYU — NYT

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The Prince Philip gaffes are mostly signs of an actual sense of humor. I took for granted that he’s the fool he’s portrayed as but the quotes show a satirical sensibility. Most are obviously poking fun, many by pretending to be ignorant. Some are tasteless, but they seem to be on the whole rather intentionally so.

Posted by jomiku | Report as abusive

jomiku, I love this gaffe: “You managed not to get eaten then?” And there’s still 85 more to read!

Posted by flippant | Report as abusive

Yes jomiku, satire Archie Bunker style. Happy to make fun of those lesser beings, which is about anyone that isn’t …himself.

Posted by hsvkitty | Report as abusive

Being of Slavic decent and having a pot belly, I found No. 6 to be particularly amusing: “You can’t have been here that long – you haven’t got a pot belly.”

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