‘Friedman and Hobsbawm separated at birth’: shock new claim

The world of lunatic economics was rocked to its sandy foundations last night when respected author and 1963 Wimbledon ball-girl Avril Dykes revealed evidence to suggest that Milt Friedman and Eric Hobsbawm were in fact the twin sons of Mr & Mrs Alvin P. Hammerschickle of Burns Down, South Carolina*


                   Milton Keynes                                                      Eric Frogspawn

“It’s obvious,” Avril told her admiring audience, “They both had big schnozzles, wore glasses, went bald and insisted their insane ideas were the only alternative. What’s also uncanny is the way in which, wherever their theories were tested out, right, it went tits-up within a few years and everyone got poor except a few at the top. It’s too much of a coincidence to be true”.

Decide for yourselves: visit Avril’s unique blog HowEastendersatemyBrain.com today.

* Astonishingly, there really is a town called Burns Down in South Carolina.

14 thoughts on “‘Friedman and Hobsbawm separated at birth’: shock new claim

  1. Still can’t understand (well, maybe I can) why Hobsbawm AND the late Millipede Senior are reverently referred to by Auntie Beeb as “Marxist intellectuals”, when the very phrase “Marxist intellectual” is an oxymoron…


  2. John,
    I’m so disappointed, I was really hoping there might actually be a blog called HowEastendersatemyBrain.com !



  3. New Minimum wage for 21years old and above = £6.19
    Working (paid) 48hour per week, 52 weeks of the year = £15,450.24 before tax (that is to say, before the first round of tax on the money you earn with your labour).

    The rate for 18 to 20-year-olds remains at £4.98 an hour.
    The rate for 16 and 17-year-olds remains at £3.68 an hour.
    However, the rate for apprentices rises by 5p to £2.65 an hour.


  4. Fabulous, I had the pleasure of working with him when he was on the road with The Clonakilty Cowboys. Sadly apparently he only did the live performances with Hendrix, he thought Noel wasn’t good enough for the studio work, although he was on the first couple of singles. Just a rumour, don’t know how much truth there is in it!


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  6. Grossly unfair JW. Friedman died before his theories went tit-up. Hobsbawn died defending theories that had already gone tits-up.


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