Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras ended yesterday - the only day of the year when beads are considered boobie currency. Compared to what a guy normally has to do to get a girl to take off her shirt, throwing a string of beads ranks pretty low on the effort scale - along with just politely asking Paris Hilton.

What other powers do beads have? Let's do a quick thought experiment: It's been estimated that 10 million beads are sold during Mardi Gras. On any day other than Mardi Gras, the only comparably easy way to see boobies is to go to a strip-club. From what I've been told, a topless lap dance costs $20. Assuming 50% of the beads sold are actually "cashed-in", the total intrinsic value of the beads used at Mardi Gras is $100 million. Now what could New Orleans possibly do with an extra $100 million?

And this concludes my attempt at connecting strip-club economics to the mis-handling of the Katrina disaster. Stay tuned next week when I'll link the porn industry to high oil prices. (Hint: Vaseline)


At 2:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very nice deduction. I shall keep that in mind next time I purchase beads

At 5:38 PM, Anonymous naomi said...

love the photo!

At 6:01 AM, Anonymous Chanakin said...

Trying to figure out the link between porn, oil prices and Vaseline.

Are you saying we can save money on fuel if we simply stay home instead and play with ourselves?

At 4:53 PM, Blogger ProudMary said...

wait. so what else DO guys do to see boobies? Now I'm curious. this should be your next post!


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