Nobel Pie Prize

#1
been reading about the trio of ' economists' who have copped the latest Nobel prize for their formula for 'business theory' based on cutting up a pie.

seems that the claim is that ' fairness' and ' agreement' can be reached if , as an example using the pie ' explains',..you let one person cut the pie and the other person pick the first piece.

This seems to mean that the cuts will be more equal/fair because of enlightened self interest..the incentive to cut evenly prevents breakdown of negotiations, etc. etc..

all seems fine in theory.. but it doesn't work at my house..My wife always cuts the pie and I always chose the smaller piece...because she's the one holding the knife...
 
#2
Rocketeer said:
been reading about the trio of ' economists' who have copped the latest Nobel prize for their formula for 'business theory' based on cutting up a pie.

seems that the claim is that ' fairness' and ' agreement' can be reached if , as an example using the pie ' explains',..you let one person cut the pie and the other person pick the first piece.

This seems to mean that the cuts will be more equal/fair because of enlightened self interest..the incentive to cut evenly prevents breakdown of negotiations, etc. etc..

all seems fine in theory.. but it doesn't work at my house..My wife always cuts the pie and I always chose the smaller piece...because she's the one holding the knife...
What happens if it is a beef pie and you're a vegetarian? Does the same rule apply to crumbles. There are far too many variables here, I don't see how it could work :roll:
 
#3
And it assumes no-ones had their fingers in their arrse prior to grabbing piece of said pie. See? This is the fundamental difference between Squaddies and civvies. We would grab a skiffing opportunity like this and exploit it. :twisted:

edited for mong spelling.
 

Biped

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#4
a_nony_mouse said:
Rocketeer said:
been reading about the trio of ' economists' who have copped the latest Nobel prize for their formula for 'business theory' based on cutting up a pie.

seems that the claim is that ' fairness' and ' agreement' can be reached if , as an example using the pie ' explains',..you let one person cut the pie and the other person pick the first piece.

This seems to mean that the cuts will be more equal/fair because of enlightened self interest..the incentive to cut evenly prevents breakdown of negotiations, etc. etc..

all seems fine in theory.. but it doesn't work at my house..My wife always cuts the pie and I always chose the smaller piece...because she's the one holding the knife...
What happens if it is a beef pie and you're a vegetarian? Does the same rule apply to crumbles. There are far too many variables here, I don't see how it could work :roll:
Another variable is the one in which the missus cuts the pie, but the crust breaks up and remains larger on the piece on the left, but of course, when it is scooped out of the tray and laid on the plate, all the soft stuff inside is favoured in the piece on the right. So, what does one do when choosing (with self interest) the piece they want to take? More crust, or more meat (or vegetables if it's a vegetarian pie)?

Self interest aside, what if the pie is gopping altogether, or cooked badly? Does self-interest come into play there, considering one might actually pick the smallest piece, or worse, the cooker of said pie cuts it unfairly in the hope that you will take the biggest piece and therefore get poisoned?

What if the cooker of said pie has deliberately swirled the cooked pie so that all the meat is in the half he/she is going to make the smaller of the two?

What if the cooker of the pie is looking to get rid of you and deliberately poisons the whole thing and then says "You have it honey bunny, I'm not hungry? Do you a: eat the whole pie (and die), eat a larger portion of the pie, leaving the rest in the fridge (and die), or take the smallest piece as you are a considerate soul, but dead anyway?
 

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#6
deerhunter said:
Guys, this is pudding me off my work.
Well think of some useful input for 'starters', then you may yet get to the main course of your duties. Just an after's thought.
 
#7
Deerhunter, that was painful. Is it your own job or are you filling in?, is it a top crust position?, do you work with any porkers or fruits?
 
#8
Gents I do feel you are glazing over the issue here, these economists are plainly just trying to earn a crust by doing their job. :)
 
#10
What if it is a McDonalds pie that has a high chance of the staff having jizzed into it with the result that nobody wants to take a piece? Bet that never came up in the research.Useless academics.
 
#11
spoiltb said:
What if it is a McDonalds pie that has a high chance of the staff having jizzed into it with the result that nobody wants to take a piece? Bet that never came up in the research.Useless academics.
anyone who can stick their kn0b in a MacD apple pie and not need a skin graft is welcome to keep the whole thing
 
#12
Best Steak and Ale so far has to be Crombies on Broughton Street, Edinburgh

Anyone who eats a McDonalds pie must take in more chemicals at a Rat pack
 

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#13
Biped said:
(or vegetables if it's a vegetarian pie)?
There is no such thing as a vegetarian pie with vegetables. Please stop making stuff up.

If you lot ever escape the jungles and swamps you infest, and make it to civilisation, Dicksons steak pies take some beating. Work your way up to a Savloy Dip with everything on. Its not a pie but they sell them in pie shops, so it scrapes under the wire.
 

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#14
TheIronDuke said:
Biped said:
(or vegetables if it's a vegetarian pie)?
There is no such thing as a vegetarian pie with vegetables. Please stop making stuff up.

If you lot ever escape the jungles and swamps you infest, and make it to civilisation, Dicksons steak pies take some beating. Work your way up to a Savloy Dip with everything on. Its not a pie but they sell them in pie shops, so it scrapes under the wire.
So, correct me if I misunderstood your last - vegetarian pies contain vegetarians then? If so, I'll have 5.
 
#15
Vegetarian pies - they've been making them for years - out of such stuff as apples, blackberries, apple and blackberry, also, I believe rhubarb (when not in the mood for crumble). After all, there's no meat in the fuckers.
 

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#16
deerhunter said:
Vegetarian pies - they've been making them for years - out of such stuff as apples, blackberries, apple and blackberry, also, I believe rhubarb (when not in the mood for crumble). After all, there's no meat in the fuckers.
Actually, you're wrong. I've been kindly corrected by my mate The IronDuke, who reliably informs me that there is no such thing as a vegetarian pie with vegetables in it, only vegetarians. The things you are so ignorantly blathering on about is 'Fruit' pies - and yes, they contains fruits.
 
#17
Ah, but I'm right, in that they contain no meat, and as such are suitable for vegetarians.

There are two basic types of pie; those which contain meat, and those which contain fruit (they can be called fruit pies of course). One is suitable for vegetarians, one is not.

There is no such thing as a vegetable pie - that's madness.
 

TheIronDuke

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#18
deerhunter said:
Vegetarian pies - they've been making them for years - out of such stuff as apples, blackberries, apple and blackberry, also, I believe rhubarb (when not in the mood for crumble). After all, there's no meat in the fuckers.
A pie only qualifies as a pie if you can eat it with peas and beer at pie & pea supper, or mash and gravy if not.

Lets save apples, blackberries, apple and blackberry and rhubarb with peas and beer or mash and gravy for our declining years in the Nursing Home when we wont care.
 

TheIronDuke

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#20
deerhunter said:
There are two basic types of pie; those which contain meat, and those which contain fruit (they can be called fruit pies of course). One is suitable for vegetarians, one is not.
No no NO. They are puddings. Have you never been caught out around December? "Would you like a mince pie?"

"Oh, yeah, thanks, that would go down a treat" only to be confronted with one of those sickly little girls sweetmeats full of rasins and dusted with icing sugar? Bah.

There is no such thing as a vegetable pie - that's madness.
This is true and I'm fairly sure it says it in the Bible. What the fuck would you eat it with? Vegetables?

deerhunter said:
What about beaver pie then can spuds and gravy be associated with that?
Hmmm. I've enjoyed it with the traditional Mars bar, Nutella hazelnut spread... delicious with Maple Syrup... but mash and gravy... hmmm.. interesting...
 

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