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Love the "probability taken personally" quote, but as Penn is quick to point out, it's not his. He was quoting Chip Denman (manager of the Statistics Laboratory at the University of Maryland)
LMAO @ panel 3.....
Mom had taste - if only!
Dude, how do you keep your job? Is your boss just so incompetent that he can't properly utilize the internet?
Anyways, funny as always.
Very well done. That final panel's analogy is among the best descriptions I've ever read.
@Tabitha Scott and Mullet Boss are actually the same person, like in Fight Club.
"If being lucky doesn't make them feel lucky...." Very nice.
I intend to use the analogy in panel four as soon as circumstances permit.
Panel 4 has so many uses...
@Tabitha: He's lucky his boss knows he's joking. :)
"I don't see your point."
"Which is, in fact, my point."
Classic. I love it!
If Ayn Rand were alive today, she would write a thousand page novel with Mullet Boss as the hero, and Scott as the villain.
@ Weezy - LMFAO
Scott - Excellent as always. I would steal your mustache analogy but my father in law has a mustache.
A second person noting that this is, in fact, Chip Denman's quote and not Penn's - I've spoken to Chip about this more than once and he is getting a little tired of it. The problem is that Chip's not well-known (even though his is the official statistician for the JREF) and Penn's super-well-known, so Penn always gets the credit.
But you, Scott, you have the power to fix this in at least one place...
Note from Scott: Done!
@Tabitha, Scott doesn't have an actual boss like this (anymore). My impression is that he works for a place that is highly protective of it's image so he really can't allude to his workplace.
Heh, run into a "Horatio Alger" with a trust fund?
Love the last panel.
Excellent! Every panel is a winner!!
Born on third base and acts like he's hit a triple!
Wow! One of the most clever yet! You just keep getting better Scott.
this is actually my favourite BI so far. don't normally comment, but this is just sublime.
Belongs in the pantheon of BI...and that's a very rarified atmosphere indeed.
Right up there with "Born on third, thinks he hit a triple."
All that money and all that hair, and look what he does with it.
Panel 4 was perfect
tell me about luck = probabilities. A few years ago I had a freak accident where I fell 4 feet & fractured my pelvis. What happened only happens to a couple of hundred people a year in the US. Last week I had a tumor removed from my throat and will receive radiation. Less than 40, 000 people get this kind of thing a year & of those only about 5,000 are, like me, non-smokers. You tell me what the probabilities are, that math is beyond me. Add being born with a spina bifida, only one kidney and cataracts and I am now a firm believer in luck because I have plenty of it - In hebrew the term is "schlimazel"
Nice Punchline, love it.
It's already been said, but it bears repeating... that fourth panel is a classic.
Scott Meyer wrote "Luck is probability taken personally", while referencing a quote Penn Jillette said while quoting Chip Denman....which was later discussed in a comment.
I had to check the archives to re-read this strip after buying Scott's latest book "Dignified Hedonism." The commentary from Scot at the bottom of the page cuts off the "*" explanation, and I had to come and see what it said. Now that I know, I must admit it is was kinda anticlimactic. Don't really know what I was expecting. Sigh.
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