Monday, June 23, 2014

Monday's Child

1.  A classic selection problem.  Published in JAMA.  Amazing how little medical people know about basic statistics.  Does porn shrink your brain?

2.  So now there is a "prediction" of the weather, minute-by-minute.  That's what people actually WANT, of course.  When will it rain, exactly what minute?  Of course, the prediction are completely inaccurate, but the people get what the people think the people want.  This may explain our politics, also.

3.  The way we have students apply for financial aid appears to have the effect of "weeding out" those who actually need it.  This should one.  After all, as Bastiat said: "When under the pretext of fraternity, the legal code imposes mutual sacrifices on the citizens, human nature is not thereby abrogated. Everyone will then direct his efforts toward contributing little to, and taking much from, the common fund of sacrifices. Now, is it the most unfortunate who gains from this struggle? Certainly not, but rather the most influential and calculating."    The amazing thing to me is that Cass Sunstein acts like this is amazing. "We" don't actually want to help poor people, at least if by "we" you mean the craven state.  "We" want to help "us."  So, almost all financial aid goes to (relatively) rich people.

4.  That's....guilty, guilty, GUILTY!

5.  Pig...the dog.  Sweet, yet disturbing.


6.  What's better than "yo"?  If you said nothing, you were right.  Or is it, if you said "nothing," you were right?

7.  Where have all the emails gone?  Long time, a-fibbing.

8.  Actual photographs of a U of OK Econ Dept faculty meeting.  I vote for "the nutter."

9.  I wish I could unsee this.  But then I wouldn't believe it.  Wha...why?  I guess I have to ask Tommy the Tenured Brit....Hot? Not?

10.  Optimal cake-cutting, for those of you who sit alone in darkened rooms and wash your hands several dozen times a day.

11.  How come no one is screaming about this blatant micro-aggression toward my family?  (It might as well be my family:  "rednecks" and "upstate New York" are pretty much my people).  Of course, even the rednecks in my family were afraid to go over to New Hampshire.  Those are SERIOUS rednecks.

12.   Umm....cookies.

13.  A tool, for the most liberal and most conservative towns in each state.

14.  As always, women deny they love the "bad boys."  And it's a lie...again.

15.  Young Phillies fan catches foul ball...cutie.

16.  I played "Jarts," and ....lived!

17.  She's....9.  She's 9.

18.  "Taming the Prince."  You may say that it should have been done under GWB.  Okay...and you were probably saying it then:  Impeach Bush!  Why aren't you saying it now?  I detect a certain lack of principle.  What our Presidents are doing is wrong.  Even if it's your guy, it's wrong.  And in practical terms, next time it may not be your guy.  That would be bad.

19.  Don't fall off your boat.  And one of you should wear a life preserver.   How the heck did they both fall off?  If one of you heads up on the front deck, the other has to stay in the cabin, if you are not in a slip.  So don't both fall off.

20.  No, you can't stop and save the ducks.  The lives of people are more important than ducks.

21.  This sounds like the premise of an Onion story.  But it appears to be "true."

22.  The "actual patterns" of lawmaking in Congress.

23.  Task Force on Negotiating Agreement in Congress.  Your APSA at work!

24.  Raising a glass (of pisco!) to Chile.

25.  A "coordinate legal campaign"?  You mean, like the "civil rights movement"?


U.S. Student Rescued From Giant Vagina Sculpture in Germany. In Tubingen, no less.


Mayor of Poopville, CA resigns.


Anonymous said...


Best Monday's Child so far.

Thanks Mike!

Thomas Oatley said...

As an almost Vermonter (having moved there when 2 years old) it is with prideful shame that I point out that the rednecks in question in your link to NH rednecks were, in fact, a family of Vermonters.

Hasdrubal said...

I think they buried the lede in the pronography shrinks your brain story: 64 presumably more or less random men _averaged_ 4 hours of porn viewing a week. That's a ton, more than half an hour a day on average.

They really must be watching it for the story.

Russell G. said...

I've never seen the point of porno; it seems like a waste of time. When I'm hungry, I don't want to watch a video of someone else eating a sandwich.