End of May 15 Column (No. 878)
Humor: Business Jargon

This and That

Statistics and the Lottery
A half-century ago, a statistics professor asked, “Who plays the lottery?” A few students raised their hands. “The lottery is a tax on the innumerate. If you buy a ticket and I don’t, statistically, we are equally likely to win.”
About Loving Your Wife
Ecclesiastes 9:9

“Enjoy life with the woman whom you love all the days of your fleeting life which He has given to you under the sun; for this is your reward in life and in your toil in which you have labored under the sun.”
Smokeless Cities
In 1954 my friend and mentor Edwin Diamond wrote an overly optimistic article based on Atoms for Peace. I can’t find the paper which headlined it Smokeless Cities and A-Powered Locomotives, but I found the article.

Weapon of Choice
Remember Christopher Walken’s amazing Weapon of Choice  video? Go to YouTube and search for “Weapon of Choice.” Scroll down: Fred Astaire, Taylor Swift’s homage to Gene Kelly in Singin in the Rain., Daniel Craig, others.


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