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I used to think I was smart, you know getting 98% in Statistics and all. But one day it dawned on me that the entire concept of Statistics was a complete fallacy. That in fact you never had more than a 50/50 chance of anything happening. Flip a coin as much as you like, but the outcome doesn't mean anything. Either you get heads or tails. Play the lottery, you win or you lose. Write as many shorts as you like, but the resulting statistics would turn into a mere facade of success. Personally I enjoy flipping a coin. One drunken summer evening I convinced my friend to play russian roulette with me. 1 bullet, 6 chambers. Unfortunately he didn't know what I knew. and I ever so eloquently passed on my wisdom about statistics and that the chances of him eating the bullet were slim to none. Carefully minding to calculate the # of rounds, factoring in my ability to hold a firearm, let alone accurately point it at someone and make the shot from 10 yards away. He was hyped, and impressed by my intelligence. So I bet him $10K that I couldn't hit him. He laid his 10 on the table, turned round, walked the 10 yards, spun and then his body tore down like bamboo reacting to a freshly sharpened hacket. He sure was a dumb fuck.
Date Written: April 12, 2005