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Other Things That Surprise Economists

With the recent dip in durable goods orders surprising economists I began to ponder what other things might surprise economists. Here are a few other things that surprise economists. If you have any other things that surprise economists, please feel free to add them in the comments section.

Other Things That Surprise Economists (other than the economy sucks):

  • Sunrise
  • Sunset
  • Lifetime Television has a lot of chick flicks
  • Milli Vanilli were lip syncing
  • Summer
  • Politicians lie
  • Gravity
  • Christmas
  • Their own shadows
  • Sneezing
  • Near beer isn't
  • Knock knock jokes
  • Fall
  • 4th of July
  • Clap on, clap off…the Clapper
  • Gilligan didn't get off the island, again
  • Samantha's mother on Bewitched suddenly appears out of nowhere
  • At the end of every episode of Scooby Doo when they rip the rubber mask off the "monster" or "ghost"
  • Easter
  • Shake an Etch A Sketch and the drawing disappears
  • Winter
  • The Governor of California and the guy in Terminator look surprisingly similar
  • New Years
  • Boxed wine not as good as bottled
  • Government statistics not always accurate
  • Your mileage may vary
  • Congress isn't always looking out for your best interests
  • Spring
  • Look, a puppy!
  • 4 left turns…hey there's my house again!
  • Almond Joy has nuts, Mounds Don't
  • Every time theĀ infomercial announcer says, "But wait, there's more!"
  • Lassie always knows where Timmy is
  • Keebler Elves didn't really make their cookies
  • Ricky Ricardo says Lucy can't be in the show, but somehow she always ends up there
  • Throw a boomerang, it comes back
  • Magazines airbrush models
  • Jack in the box pops out every time song "Pop Goes the Weasel" finishes
  • There is life after high school
  • Every time John Belushi stuffs his face with mashed potatoes in "Animal House" and then smashes his cheeks and says, "Look, I'm a zit!"
  • Mistletoe
  • Memorial Day traffic
  • Reeses: Chocolate and Peanut Butter really do go great together
  • Rock and Roll is here to stay
  • Some assembly required
  • Ponzi was not that really cool dude from Happy Days
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