A Freakonomics Contest, Nostalgia Edition

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I was in California the other day and saw someone doing something that I haven’t seen done in a good while. I used to do it myself quite a bit, when I was in college, largely out of necessity.


What was it?

A piece of Freakonomics swag to the first correct guess.


Addendum: The answer to the nostalgia contest question is provided here.

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  1. Chris says:

    Roller skating with rainbow suspenders and a boom box?
    Adjusting a TV antenna?
    Using an afro-pick?
    Going to church?
    Returning an overdue Beta tape?

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  2. John Walp says:

    Posting a “ride wanted to… will pay for gas” sign with a set of those pull-off tabs at the bottom.

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