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    Gimmick's Law

    Dear Teachers,

    I read these from The Decline and Fall of Practically Everybody by Will Cuppy:

    1. "Philip had an awful time with the Moriscos, who insisted on bathing. Philip hated bathing, so he gave each Morisco thirty days and a heavy fine for the first offense."

    Does "thirty days" mean "thirty days in prison"?

    2. "As Colbert did not believe in supply and demand, he made them illegal and substituted Gimmick's Law, which afterwards led to the Mississippi Bubble."

    I can't find any information regarding "Gimmick's Law". Does is actually refer to John Law?


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    Re: Gimmick's Law

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    Gimmick's Law of the Inexorable Fallibility of Humanity:

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    ... the more I debate with people, the less reason I have to be excited about them.

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    Re: Gimmick's Law

    Quote Originally Posted by Eway View Post
    Dear Teachers,

    I read these from The Decline and Fall of Practically Everybody by Will Cuppy:

    1. "Philip had an awful time with the Moriscos, who insisted on bathing. Philip hated bathing, so he gave each Morisco thirty days and a heavy fine for the first offense."

    Does "thirty days" mean "thirty days in prison"?
    Yes, but keep in mind that it is supposed to be humor, not history.

    Quote Originally Posted by Eway View Post
    2. "As Colbert did not believe in supply and demand, he made them illegal and substituted Gimmick's Law, which afterwards led to the Mississippi Bubble."

    I can't find any information regarding "Gimmick's Law". Does is actually refer to John Law?
    Apparently, it is not a real law of any sort.

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