A Freakonomics Contest, Nostalgia Edition

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I was in California the other day and saw someone doing something that I haven’t seen done in a good while. I used to do it myself quite a bit, when I was in college, largely out of necessity.

 

What was it?

A piece of Freakonomics swag to the first correct guess.

 

Addendum: The answer to the nostalgia contest question is provided here.


Ryan

Use a typewriter

Kurt

RollerBlading

Quin

Miming?

Unicycling?

klc

going into the bank

Nate C.

dumpster dive

Kyle

Roll the pants leg on your jeans

DS

Washing clothes by hand?

james

rollerblading

Ben

Roller blading

Ana María

Steal toilet paper from the dorm bathrooms.

Leah

Boarding a bus to go home for break?
Using a typewriter?

I also think hitchhiking is a good guess, but someone else already said that. :)

Professor

Lean over to roll down passenger side window with that handle!

Andrew N

Rollerblading.

Ron Miller

Roller Skating?

Eddie

Use a floppy disk???

Dan

Donating plasma.

Jimbo

Three guesses:

1. Using a typewriter
2. Using a payphone
3. Photocopying pages from a book for research

Steven Gangstead

Riding a bicycle.

Tank

Steal?