Exactitudes & Estimations

Visitor numbers for Las Vegas lead to some awe-inspiring reflections and scary implications. In 2013, 39,668,211 people visited Las Vegas.  That’s according to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, which might have an understandable interest in not undercounting visitors.  But for our purposes here, let’s take that at face …

Six Six

Exploring whether it’s a coincidence that so many famous authors have six letters in both first and last names.   Our currently local newspaper recently carried an article about Robert Jordan, the now-deceased author of what is, apparently, ‘one of fantasy’s most acclaimed series’; to wit, The Wheel of Time.  …

By the Numbers

What’s with marketers and their use of numbers, anyway?   Idly eyeing the checkout-stand magazines on offer, my scan stops at Time: ‘100 Ideas that Changed the World’.  Interesting.  Ennobling even: I feel smarter just standing here.  But what’s this to its left?  Forget the world-changing ideas: Cosmo is offering …