Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Some meaty humor

Jim Gaffigan on steak.

For some reason this reminded someone of me, though I regard steak sauce as an abomination.

Monday, February 4, 2019

Merla Mae (sad) news

The owner of Merla Mae's, my favorite ice cream place in London, Ontario, has passed on. I always arrange my trips so that I can make a stop at Merla Mae's whenever I make it back to Western Ontario.

Hat tip: A fellow member of the "Merla Mae nation"

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Adventures in applied epistemology in other disciplines

From the Atlantic, a very entertaining piece about a very entertaining professor who does not think the dinosaurs were done in by an asteroid and, as such, received a truckload of awful treatment from her colleagues in the worlds of geology and paleontology.

From Quartz, a story of false positives from fMRI.

My calm assurance that such things never, ever go on in economics gives me great comfort.