Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics

There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics. -Mark Twain I have a confession to make. Many, many moons ago, my roommates and I were living in a perpetual state of poverty and were looking to make some cash. A friend of ours came across a table of statistics used for some casino games (particularly craps) and so we decided to host … Continue reading Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics

Romanian Witches Aren’t The Only Ones Failing to Predict the Future

Recently, my aunt was discussing this article from the online website Salon about how there are far more men than women getting their books published (in the traditional way). I don’t know why but I read Salon every morning, even though the writing there (including the linked piece) tends to often be of substandard quality. If you’re looking to improve your English writing skills, avoid … Continue reading Romanian Witches Aren’t The Only Ones Failing to Predict the Future

The Flipping Witch Tax: Part 2

Back in January, I seriously hoped I had heard the last of the flipping witch tax but alas, it is not so. My unsleeping internet “eye” picked up a gaggle of idiots chortling about the witch tax and I managed to track it down to this AP report filed by an anonymous reporter and released just two hours ago. Since then it’s spread to a … Continue reading The Flipping Witch Tax: Part 2