Monday, April 21, 2008

The Chinchilla Interviews: Mountain Laurel

I have been interviewed by the chinchilla. Which chinchilla, you may ask? Why, it's the most famous celebrity chinchilla interviewer, Mr. Chinchilla. Interview With The Chinchilla: The Chinchilla Interviews: Mountain Laurel

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

The Monty Hall problem

Am I an idiot because I just don't get this? This page, The Monty Hall page, is a cyber-equivalent of Let's Make a Deal. (I hold Monty Hall personally responsible for the amount of junk I carry in my purse.)

It just seems counterintuitive to me that the odds should not change when the problem changes.

If anyone can explain it to me, I'd appreciate it. Logically I can understand it, but I just can't "get" it.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Accent Test

You may have noticed that I like these tests. Here are my results for the accent test:

What American accent do you have?
Your Result: The Midland

"You have a Midland accent" is just another way of saying "you don't have an accent." You probably are from the Midland (Pennsylvania, southern Ohio, southern Indiana, southern Illinois, and Missouri) but then for all we know you could be from Florida or Charleston or one of those big southern cities like Atlanta or Dallas. You have a good voice for TV and radio.

The West
North Central
The South
The Inland North
The Northeast
What American accent do you have?
Quiz Created on GoToQuiz

My question, though, is where is Appalachia in this test? I didn't see it in any of the questions, and I"m not sure where an Appalachian would fall in the list of results? Are we Midland? Or is this an idiosyncratic anomaly for me? What about the rest of you?