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Hokey mas, indeed


Paul Alper writes:

The pictures which often accompany your blog are really “inside baseball” and I frequently fail to see the connection to the accompanying text. For example, when I click on today’s picture, I get:

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This happens to interest me because our granddaughter, who is now two years old and attends a Spanish-speaking daycare, was at our house the other week and after dinner we all did the hokey pokey. When the adults finished, she decided that she wasn’t, so she said, “Hokey mas.” But what is the link to statistical graphics?

A few days ago on your blog you had a picture of Alan Reed, aka Teddy Bergman:

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What is the (obvious?) connection to neanderthal genes, yours in particular or generally speaking?

My reply:

1. Today’s post, like the Hokey Pokey, concluded with the line, “that’s what it’s all about.”

2. Alan Reed was the voice of Fred Flintstone who was somewhat Neanderthal, no?

One Comment

  1. Z says:

    I guess the Neanderthal genes would have been less diluted wherever they were present in Flintstone’s time, but maybe also not as widespread?

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