The Panayi Factor

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Panayi's Perspective: The Definitive Quotes III

On Channel 5: "Anyone see 'Banged up Abroad' last night? They showed some woman smuggling heroin out of Thailand... They were going to execute her, but they didn't bother..." -3.10.06
On himself: "I'm the spawn of Stalin" - 2.10.06
On himself: "Ooh, I've got a really itchy leg" - 3.10.06
On holidays: "I'm going up to Leeds, to see my brother... just for a couple of days" - 3.10.06
On Jigsy: "He doesn't want to read, you keep pushing him into reading stuff..." - 3.10.06
On reading text: "Tell you what, I'll read and you can nap or something if you like..." - 3.10.06
On shoes: "Yeah, these I'm wearing are a black version, in boot form... Genius. I've just been staring at them all weekend, bought them on Saturday" [pulls up trouser leg slightly to show off boot] "Genius." - 3.10.06
On The Star being 5p: "It doesn't really deserve to be any more than that, does it?" - 3.10.06
On visiting the dentist: "Good luck" - 3.10.06

Sunday, October 01, 2006

Panayi's Perspective - the definitive quotes II

On average cost curves: "I looked it up and kicked myself, literally... in the back of the head" - 28.9.06
On badgers playing hopscotch: "Yeah, well that's unit 2..." - 28.9.06
On diseconomies of scale: "If you excersise a bit, then it's good for you because you get a bit fitter. But if you excersise too much then you can't run properly because you get just too big and muscular... well, I think it's a good analogy..." - 28.9.06
On economies of scale: "If you buy 400 toilet rolls, it's a lot cheaper than just buying one... you can keep them under the stairs... maybe have some of those puppies running around under there too..." - 28.9.06
On economies of scale: "Saying 'I'm a Saville Row tailor' sounds better than if you come from, say, Deptford" - 28.9.06
On Fleur De Lys: "Every time they come in here they leave my chair set lower down. You know what I'm talking about - you expect it to be higher up than it is... I nearly broke my back sitting down just then..." - 29.9.06
On hidden charges: "If you want to put this as an example of 'Merking' people, you can" - 28.9.06
On printed handouts: "You can kill people with kindness, I say" - 28.9.06
On making posters:
"Maybe when we're doing something interesting, like interest rates"- 28.9.06
On slow workers: "Un-believable..." - 28.9.06
On specialisation: "What if your job was always to put the third nut on one of the wheels of a car? You'd get pretty bored. I suppose you could spice it up a bit and try putting the fourth nut on instead, but you wouldn't be as good at it because really you're 'nut no.3 guy'..." - 28.9.06
On specialisation: "If all you ever do is put a nut on a car wheel, either your wrist would deteriorate or you'd end up with just one huge hand weighing you down..." - 28.9.06
On the risks of specialisation: "What if people suddenly turn around and say 'We don't want windows any more, we want a more outdoorsy life'..." - 28.9.06
On the use of the word "Bangin'": "Yeah, very good stuff" - 28.9.06

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Panayi's Perspective - the definitive quotes

On Arsenal: "I've got a season ticket to the Emirates Stadium, I went on Saturday. Often I don't see much of the game, I'm just looking around the stadium..." - 26.9.06
On average cost curves:
"We might all die, but then this won't matter anyway..." - 26.9.06
On average cost curves: "I knew someone would ask me about this, so I looked it up last night. But now I've forgotten about it..." - 26.9.06
On Dragons' Den: "Duncan Bannatyne, he's a bit of a dude, waterskiing like James Bond, you kinda expect him to shoot the screen and have it go red" - 26.9.06
On Dragons' Den: "That Theo Paphitis, he's the worst one, he's pretty mean, and he's Greek, with his teeth..." - 26.9.06
On factors of production: "Well, you've got land, labour, capital and enterprise now, but in a few years there might be a fifth factor of production - who knows?" - 26.9.06
On God: "Maybe the poor need God so that they don't feel so bad about being poor, whereas the rich just say 'God? Pff, I've got a credit card'..." - 26.9.06
On God: "God could still exist right now - I'd still have to go to work, wouldn't I?" - 26.9.06
On Jigsy: "So is it Giggsy or Jiggly?" - 26.9.06
On Ken: "Legend" - 26.9.06
On labour shortages:
"You can always make more people" - 26.9.06
On love: "Yeah, why not" - 26.9.06
On the working age: "If you work too hard in your 20s, you lose your looks..." - 26.9.06