Sunday Burst

And now for something completely (meaning, non-pi or pie related) different!

:: Via John Hodgman, here’s Vampire Kermit attacking Vincent Price.

:: Toronto is often used by filmmakers as a stand-in for other cities. They’re usually pretty good at keeping the very obvious Toronto landmarks offscreen, but sometimes they miss a few. I’ve seen most of these movies, so I’m left baffled as to how I missed these.

::  It’s funny how the Internet can sometimes remind you of weird stuff you’d long-since forgotten. Years ago, there was an ongoing thing in PARADE Magazine (for those who don’t get it, PARADE is a supplement that’s in a lot of Sunday newspapers) when one of their regular columnists, a woman named Marilyn vos Savant who is billed as “the world’s smartest woman” wrote an entry on what’s come to be called “the Monty Hall Problem”. This resulted in quite the kerfuffle, because her answer to the problem is apparently (a) incredibly counter-intuitive, and (b) actually correct. I remember this unfolding over the course of several weeks in the paper, with some ancillary discussion at home (unavoidable with a math professor living in the house). I’d forgotten about it until reading this article.

That’s all for now!

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