Friday, April 14, 2006

The Sound Of One Hand Clapping

Right at this moment, Lisa is trying to explain Deal Or No Deal to her 82 year old grandfather. I used to be a neuroscientist and I can't figure that damn show out.

3 Comments:

Blogger Kevin Wolf said...

And I've got the goods right here - the simplest approach: I've never seen the stupid show.

Apr 15, 2006, 3:55:00 PM  
Anonymous blue girl said...

I can totally relate! What the hell is going on in that show? And why does it have to be so LOUD?

It's like it insults all your senses all at once.

Apr 16, 2006, 6:52:00 PM  
Blogger Dean ASC said...

Actually it's game theory mathematics which profoundly impacts economics. It's what John Nash won the Nobel Prize for. Lisa and I heard Nash read a paper a couple years ago. He lost my wife almost immediately. He lost most of the audience about ten minutes in. I tried to stay with him to the end but it took heroic effort. The host of the lecture had to pull the plug on him when he went a half hour over so we never go the punchline. If he had freaked out and started naming his toes it would have been far more entertaining. Sadly, he didn't.

Still that game is fucked up. I kind of get it but not well enough to explain it to anyone else. Funny thing is it was almost exactly the problem Nash was describing in his lecture.

A side note, Nash had a paper that he published a few years earlier printed on overhead slides and he stood with his back to the audience reading his slides word for word.

I call my right big toe Big Louie. The one next to it is Mickey The Wire. I'm not going to tell you what the other 8 toes are named.

Apr 16, 2006, 7:21:00 PM  

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