Where's WALY?

post by Callum McDougall · 2022-04-02T02:03:37.235Z · EA · GW · 2 comments

Given this most auspicious of dates, I'd like to register my extreme disappointment that the Happier Lives Institute hasn't founded a programme looking for cost-effective interventions in the Wellbeing-Adjusted Life Years space, and called it Where's WALY

In my view this is a most pressing problem, and should be immediately rectified.

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comment by Will Aldred · 2022-04-02T14:21:36.856Z · EA(p) · GW(p)

Where are the rest of the upvotes for this post?

My guess is that the wordplay here flew over the heads of our US friends, for whom the franchise is not Where's Wally, but Where's Waldo.

And while we're on this topic, here's a (non-exhaustive) list of some other silly-sounding things Americans say.

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comment by Will Aldred · 2022-04-02T14:27:04.040Z · EA(p) · GW(p)

^^In case my tone above is unclear, I love y'all across the pond really <3

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comment by Will Aldred · 2022-04-02T14:30:19.799Z · EA(p) · GW(p)

^^(especially my Berkeley peeps - Go Bears!)

(context: I did my undergrad at Berkeley, and remain subscribed to the tribalism of college sports teams; Lightcone is also kinda neat)