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August 21, 2014

My favorite book title of 2014


That's it above.

From Jennifer Oullette's August 3 New York Times Book Review review: "Extraordinarily rare events are actually commonplace, and there are rational reasons why. He [author David J. Hand] boils it down to a handful of laws: the Law of Inevitability (something must happen); the Law of Truly Large Numbers (given enough opportunities, unlikely things will happen); the Law of Selection (we paint targets after the arrows have hit); the Law of the Probability Lever (even a tiny change in a variable can have a big impact on the probability of an event); and the Law of Near Enough (things that are sufficiently similar are treated as if they are identical)."

August 21, 2014 at 08:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Ice Cream Sandwich Pool Float


Six feet long x 26" wide x 6.5" thick.

Vinyl; includes a patch kit in case someone's not thinking clearly and tries to take a bite.



August 21, 2014 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Laurence Olivier as Uncle Vanya in 1927


He was 19 years old at the time.

[via the British Library Archive and the New York Times]

August 21, 2014 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1)

What is it?


Answer here this time tomorrow.

Hint: smaller than a bread box.

Another: inorganic. 

August 21, 2014 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (7)

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