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Giggling Uncontrollably

Cosmic VarianceBy Sean CarrollJun 14, 2008 1:03 AM


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Paul Krugman puts into anecdote form what many of us frequently feel:

So, you get through grad school. You do research that gets lot of citations. You get tenure. You branch out into policy work, and into writing for a broader audience. You try to play a role in the important economic debates. And finally, you really hit the big time — you’re debating the economy on Larry King, with who knows how many people watching. And then Larry King wraps it up: "Tomorrow, we’ll talk about psychic kids." I was still giggling uncontrollably ten minutes after I left the studio.

(Via Dynamics of Cats. We also serve who link and laugh.)

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