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like pavlov’s airplane

Filed under: — adrian @ 10:45 am

I think I have a conditioned response to taking off when I’m on a plane: falling asleep. I’m not being facetious here. I’m being honest. I was trying to read the other day before take off. After take off, I had to put the book down because I was quite drowsy.

I find this pretty funny.

stats n’ at

Filed under: — adrian @ 9:21 am

I have very little interest in basketball, but I found this article about Shane Battier (by Michael Lewis, author of Moneyball) long but fascinating. Battier doesn’t have good stats, in the traditional sense, but makes his team better when he plays. It makes me want to take an interest in basketball and start running some stats about it.

On the topic of stats, Nate Silver (of Baseball Prospectus, predicts the Oscars using stats. Interesting!

And, on the topic of Michael Lewis, his book The Blind Side, a book about football’s left tackle, was preceded by a NY Times Magazine article, Ballad of Big Mike. It’s more of a narrative than a stats-filled article, but it’s still pretty interesting.

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