gtg817q

I miss the old Freakonomics blog, before stupid recurring posts such as "And Today Is..."

It seems like Steven/Stephen are sacrificing some quality for quantity. You guys feeling pressure from the publishers? Might this tie in to some master plan to keep the interest high in anticipation of Freakonomics 2? Because you don't need crap like this to do that, just keep doing what you were doing before...

egretman

Hey...don't panic about it.

blaise

It is also D-day, celebrated here in France

blaise

Well, not D-day, of course (6 of June), but the day de Gaulle called for the french to resist

tacoweapon

Of any objections to the recurring posts: the nice thing about them is that they are easily skipped for those that don't care to read them.

I actually find it rather interesting to see how much of a stretch each new 'Day' is going to be. It's bad enough that society has made the leap from accepting Mother's Day and Father's Day to including things like Grandparent Day as something requiring a greeting card, can you imagine if we were required by the masses to recognize a specific Day each day? Geez, I can't wait until Thanksgiving Day to give thanks for that having not yet happened.

Kent

I hope this feature to the site continues at least until October 27, National Cat Day.

Kent

To appease gtg817q, let's have tomorrow be gtg817q Day.

gtg817q

I miss the old Freakonomics blog, before stupid recurring posts such as "And Today Is..."

It seems like Steven/Stephen are sacrificing some quality for quantity. You guys feeling pressure from the publishers? Might this tie in to some master plan to keep the interest high in anticipation of Freakonomics 2? Because you don't need crap like this to do that, just keep doing what you were doing before...

egretman

Hey...don't panic about it.

blaise

It is also D-day, celebrated here in France

blaise

Well, not D-day, of course (6 of June), but the day de Gaulle called for the french to resist

tacoweapon

Of any objections to the recurring posts: the nice thing about them is that they are easily skipped for those that don't care to read them.

I actually find it rather interesting to see how much of a stretch each new 'Day' is going to be. It's bad enough that society has made the leap from accepting Mother's Day and Father's Day to including things like Grandparent Day as something requiring a greeting card, can you imagine if we were required by the masses to recognize a specific Day each day? Geez, I can't wait until Thanksgiving Day to give thanks for that having not yet happened.

Kent

I hope this feature to the site continues at least until October 27, National Cat Day.

Kent

To appease gtg817q, let's have tomorrow be gtg817q Day.