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Do you remember this Bob and Ray routine touching on innumeracy?
September 2, 2014 10:15 AM   Subscribe

Can you help me locate an old Bob and Ray routine that briefly lampooned pointless statistical calculations?

If my memory is correct, the routine was something like this. It was a dialogue about a nine-member baseball team on their team bus, driving to the next town.

BOB: They've got to travel 90 miles for their next game, Ray.
RAY: That's 10 miles per player, Bob.


Can you help me find this routine? Or can you provide a similar example of pointless and irrelevant calculations (for a brief piece on statistical illiteracy I'm writing)?
posted by Mr. Justice to Media & Arts (6 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
 
Not Bob and Ray, but I always enjoyed this:

http://youtu.be/RiiFPTZajS0
posted by jimmereeno at 10:46 AM on September 2 [1 favorite]


You may need to find (Wally B)aloo broadcasting on a street corner. Or find Chris Elliot, he might have a collection of his dad's stuff.
posted by Cranberry at 10:59 AM on September 2


Statistician's Blues by Todd Snider might work. It's hilarious, too.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 11:21 AM on September 2


You might inquire of Larry Josephson -- he runs bobandray.com
posted by Rash at 12:12 PM on September 2


Headlines from a mathematically literate world
posted by whatzit at 12:14 PM on September 2


A highly-placed Bob & Ray fan reports, "No idea, but my suspicion is that it might be part of their Broadway show 'The Two and Only.'"
posted by johngoren at 2:51 PM on September 2


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