Now we can’t say that the best of the best and the brightest of the brightest blog readers stop by here on a regular basis, because that would be immodest of us. […]
Two New Dice Games: Animosity & Disdain
Summer and time for doing plenty of nothing. Like playing a rousing game of 10,000, sometimes called Farkle, Dix Mille, or “Didn’t we just play that yesterday?” There are many variants to […]
Hats Are Back! Staring At Women’s Breasts Lowers Math Scores!
Fedoras For Fellas While watching an exquisite interpretation of the classic hose-in-the-face by one Curley “Babe” Howard on television, I inadvertently saw a commercial for the movie The Adjustment Bureau starring, among […]
World Cup Predictions Verified
All that was missing was the water for the players to plunge into. Still, referee Howard Webb must be a fan of the aquatic and artistic sport of diving, and he must […]
World Cup Statistics and Predictions for the Final
A prediction (made on Monday, 28 June) verified: Although—and this has nothing to do with the issue at hand—Argentina’s goaltender Sergio Romero stinks, and that’s putting it nicely. Every shot on goal […]
Worst Science Fiction of All Time
Shoot to kill July 1995 (I wrote this about six or seven years ago and had it posted to my website where I was a graduate student. I thought that it was […]
Hitting or Pitching. Which wins more games?
By Tim Murray and William Briggs You obviously need to score runs to win baseball games, and buying better hitters does this for a team. But you also need to keep your […]
I am a child of the ’70s
I was in my files looking for a paper on proper scoring rules when this photo popped out of an envelope: This is, I think, 1977, when I was 13. I’m not […]