### About

This site is a little project that lets me make fun of some things and sense of others. I use it to think a little more relationally without resorting to doing actual math.

### Subscribe

### Archives

- July 2014
- June 2014
- May 2014
- April 2014
- March 2014
- February 2014
- January 2014
- December 2013
- November 2013
- October 2013
- September 2013
- August 2013
- July 2013
- June 2013
- May 2013
- April 2013
- March 2013
- February 2013
- January 2013
- December 2012
- November 2012
- October 2012
- September 2012
- August 2012
- July 2012
- June 2012
- May 2012
- April 2012
- March 2012
- February 2012
- January 2012
- December 2011
- November 2011
- October 2011
- September 2011
- August 2011
- July 2011
- June 2011
- May 2011
- April 2011
- March 2011
- February 2011
- January 2011
- December 2010
- November 2010
- October 2010
- September 2010
- August 2010
- July 2010
- June 2010
- May 2010
- April 2010
- March 2010
- February 2010
- January 2010
- December 2009
- November 2009
- October 2009
- September 2009
- August 2009
- July 2009
- June 2009
- May 2009
- April 2009
- March 2009
- February 2009
- January 2009
- December 2008
- November 2008
- October 2008
- September 2008
- August 2008
- July 2008
- June 2008
- May 2008
- April 2008
- March 2008
- February 2008
- January 2008
- December 2007
- November 2007
- October 2007
- September 2007
- August 2007
- July 2007
- June 2007
- May 2007
- April 2007
- March 2007
- February 2007
- January 2007
- December 2006
- November 2006
- October 2006
- September 2006
- August 2006

### Categories

- 5×7
- arrogance
- BOOK!
- booze
- brands
- communication
- consumption
- creeps
- crime
- easter bunny
- ego
- ethics
- excuses
- expectations
- experience
- faith
- family
- fashion
- finances
- friends
- gum
- halloween
- hipsters
- inequality
- kids
- language
- love
- men
- moderation
- monsters
- music
- optimism
- orthodontics
- pain
- parties
- patience
- perception
- philosophy
- politics
- pop culture
- queens
- santa
- school
- sickness
- snobs
- snuggling
- sports
- standards
- stress
- success
- technology
- television
- tooth fairy
- travel
- Uncategorized
- value
- virginity
- weight
- women
- work
- xenophobia

I think I get the concept, but what is -3/0/3 supposed to mean?

In the normal distribution, you have about a 68% chance of being within 1 s.d. of the mean, 95% of being within 2, and 99.7% (I think) of being within 3. The standard normal distribution has mean 0 and standard deviation 1. So a standard normal variate has 0.3% change of being more than 3 or less than -3.

Very cute! But the -3 to 3 also threw me off. Probabilities are expressed as being between 0 and 1 (with one being absolute certainty), so if you changed the threes to ones, it would be perfect.

No, “1″s would not make it perfect. With a normal distribution, you think in terms of standard deviations (like the person above stated).

Bwuh?

Somewhere around zero, you should have a point labeled “Boy”… It could represent a boy’s chances asking a girl out for a date… or it could just represent FatBoy Slim. :)

I agree with Alex…. Bwuh?, indeed.

Ah yes… standard deviation. Too bad it’s been nearly 10 years since I studied statistics…

The closer you get to normal the better chance you have at anything? Someone help me!

I really liked this one because it’s a less familiar statistical concept.

I like the very small gap between Slim, and none.

Requests? Something about looking at waterfalls being less fun if you have the urge to go to the bathroom, which of course increases as you look at the waterfalls, and it’s more fun to look at them once you’ve relieved that urge.

Heehee.

I have no clue, and these comments aren’t helping!!

Oh well…

Chana – a slim chance and a fat chance both mean the same thing – improbable.

The A and B points are at the points in the normal distribution that imply statistical rarity meaning improbable. This one is really quite clever and my favorite one so far. But then I’m kind of a science dork.

My interpretation..

This is a clever play on words: slim chance & fat chance. In a “normal distribution” (what’s shown), 99.73% of random numbers fall within +/- 3sigma.

The cleverness is in slim/fat. 0.27% of the population is slim or fat – the other 99.73% of us are “normal”.

I love this – first comment – very fun to look at these – thanks you =)

Is this the Bell Curve?

hehe, you’ve got no chance! fat chance = slim chance = no chance. and as the posters above explained, nearly 100% of phenomena fall within 3 “units” of the center of a normal curve.

>_< omg i cannot believe i understood all that normal distribution stuff...

i wanna punch my stats teacher now…

tramadol

tramadol

tramadol

tramadol

tramadol

tramadol

tramadol

tramadol

tramadol

tramadol

tramadol

tramadol

tramadol

tramadol

tramadol

tramadol

tramadol

tramadol

tramadol

tramadol

tramadol

tramadol

tramadol

tramadol

tramadol

tramadol

tramadol

tramadol

tramadol

tramadol

tramadol

tramadol

tramadol

tramadol

tramadol

tramadol

tramadol

tramadol

tramadol

tramadol

tramadol

tramadol

tramadol

tramadol

tramadol

tramadol

tramadol

tramadol

tramadol

tramadol

tramadol

tramadol

tramadol

tramadol

tramadol

tramadol

tramadol

tramadol

tramadol

tramadol

tramadol

tramadol

tramadol

tramadol

tramadol

tramadol

tramadol

tramadol

tramadol

tramadol

tramadol

tramadol

tramadol

tramadol

tramadol

tramadol

tramadol

tramadol

tramadol

tramadol

tramadol

tramadol

tramadol

tramadol

tramadol

tramadol

tramadol

tramadol

tramadol

tramadol

tramadol

tramadol

tramadol

tramadol

tramadol

tramadol

tramadol

tramadol

tramadol

tramadol

tramadol

tramadol

tramadol

tramadol

tramadol

tramadol

tramadol

tramadol

tramadol

tramadol

tramadol

tramadol

tramadol

tramadol

tramadol

tramadol

tramadol

tramadol

tramadol

tramadol

tramadol

tramadol

tramadol

tramadol

tramadol

tramadol

tramadol

tramadol

tramadol

tramadol

tramadol

tramadol

tramadol

tramadol

tramadol

tramadol

tramadol

tramadol

tramadol

tramadol