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Friday, August 19, 2005

I'M THINKING, I'M THINKING.... 

Glen Whitman of Agoraphilia has trained the guns of probability theory on one of the most terrifying questions a man can hear: "Do I look fat?" His analysis is fascinating, but it's based on a faulty premise. The true answer is always yes (A = 1, to use his nomenclature); otherwise the question wouldn't have been asked in the first place. Problem is, the true answer doesn't help much in fashioning the answer one actually gives, and, however fascinating, neither does Whitman's analysis.

Of course, there's always "splunge."

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