Are the rich getting richer while the poor get poorer? Prof. Sean Mulholland uses several statistical measures and finds that this common perception may not be accurate. A surface-level examination of statistics may indicate that the poor are getting poorer, but a more thorough study shows that there is more income mobility in the United States than many might think. Prof. Mulholland highlights data showing household income by quintile adjusted for inflation and even uses data that follows specific households over time. For example, if we look at households in the bottom quintile in 1987 and follow those individual households until 1996, about 45 percent of them have moved up to a higher quintile.
In the next 10-year period, about 40 percent of households move up. Watch the video to see Prof. Mulholland's findings about income mobility for the top 20 percent of income earners over time and for U.S. households across generations, too. Prof. Mulholland says this data provides "evidence that the possibility of upward mobility in the United States is still very real."
Steve Horwitz explains that, contrary to popular belief, the poor are getting richer: Learnliberty.org
Written by Robert Smigel of Triumph the Insult Comic Dog fame, this infamous sketch is nothing short of the greatest takedown of nerds ever. What I'd like to know is exactly how much input Shatner had into its creation. Given how natural his performance is here and the fact that he later named an autobiography Get a Life!, I'm guessing a significant amount (it's easy to imagine the folks at Paramount showing this sketch to every new Trek cast member in preparation for the sorts of nonsense they would have to endure once they hit the convention circuit). While nerds enjoyed this because it hit so close to home, everyone else relished how relatable it made Shatner seem. Interesting enough, this six-minute clip says more about the human condition than the entirety of Star Trek's original run. Of course, there are many of you wonderful geeks who will argue this point with me in the comments. Which just makes this clip all the more biting, funny and true.
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What is a jeffrey? Weed mostly, but its got a bit of opium in it, heroin, crunched up E's, clorox, methadone, subutex, morphine, peyote, angel dust, and some other un-identifiable substances. This drug Neapolitan was named after some nice bloke from down the road. Don't try this at home!
This is a comical clip from the movie Get Him To The Greek (2010)
Hillarious fake infomercial-style ad for "Songs That Get Stuck in Your Head"...
cranberries zombie iron man black sabbath police roxanne journey anyway you want it marylin manson beautiful people daniel powter had a bad day queen under pressure vanilla ice ice,ice baby everybody dance now random salsa indian war chant the chipmunks Alvin, Simon Theodore The THX sound
The new Mr. T Snickers commercial, with the Speedwalker. And the new Snickers - Gun :)
Apparently the Gay community requested the ad be pulled, since it demeans men who might run in an effeminate manner. Mr.T's lines were also seen as demeaning to gays, as he tells the speedwalker to:
"GET SOME NUTS." and "run like a real man."
Arguably one of the most memorable scenes in cinema history?!
Michael Richards (aka Kramer from Seinfeld, before Seinfeld) plays the host of Stanley Spadoski's Funhouse, the star show in the UHF line-up, which is for a TV Station run by Weird Al. Insanity and hillarity ensue in this 80's classic UHF.