Funny Stuff (Chapter 11)

A physician, a lawyer, and a statistician went out hunting and came across a large deer. The physician fired but missed by a yard to the left. The lawyer fired next but missed a yard to the right. The statistician didn't fire but instead exclaimed: "On average, we got it!!!"

Quotations (and advice) about Life: (1) Cronbach: "Alpha is far better than Omega." (2) Cohen: "Listen to your Higher Power." (3) Tukey: "Be Honest." (4) Fisher: "Try LSD." (5) Dunnett: "Control yourself." (6) Spearman: "Keep your things in order."


These 2 jokes were not newly written by me. Instead, they were plucked from depositories of statistical humor, edited slightly, and posted here to in an effort to show that there's a lighter side to this supposedly dry discipline. If you'd like to see more "funny stuff" about statistics, click here to enter Gary Ramseyer's wonderful website entitled "First Internet Gallery of Statistics Jokes."


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