Sunday, June 10, 2007


The EU comes up a lot in conversations these days.

For example, I was just at a conference of young law and poli sci profs, discussing public choice.

At dinner, one young woman told a story of some friends of hers. Her friends had decided they needed fresh ingredients for a dish they were making. So, she said, "They went to a farm, and got permission from the farmer to milk his goats themselves."

"Wow....", young man across the table says.

"What do you mean?" young woman asks.

Young man: "Two women, milking goats....that's kind of hot!"

Young woman: "EEeee-uuUUUU!"

If you hang out with sophisticated folks, international affairs come up pretty often.