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Western Fried Spaghetti

The Mysterious Man pulled down the brim of his Stetson and squinted back along the mesa, into the late afternoon sun.  It had been a long day—too long, like a tie that goes down way past your belt buckle, and your wife wonders aloud just how stupid the other parents at the concert will think you are, and then you yell at each other until your daughter starts crying.

Mad Dog and his gang sauntered down the mesa behind him.  They all wore holsters under their dusters, and they all carried six-shooters.  One of them spat over the edge of the mesa.

Mad Dog.  If ever a man was born already deserving to die, it was him.

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From:  Malcolm Gorlitz []
To:  Hieram Luftweng []
Subject:  Chicken

Dear Prof Luftweng:

I would like to request an extension on my final project in your Game Theory class (Econ 110B) on the basis of utility.  In your syllabus, between item 9 on the iterated prisoner’s dilemma and item 10 on our class prediction market, you have a sidebar saying that students are expected to act in utility-maximizing fashion.

I know the syllabus also says a late project is an automatic fail, but I believe you’ll find that there’s greater utility for both of us at the point where you allow me an extension.


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