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Sunday, January 28th, 2007

Holy cow.

If UNC made this mistake randomly, and if you could get data on these kids in a few years, there must be at least a few good papers to be written.

Just wondering… about Christmas

Monday, December 4th, 2006


Seems like lots of Christmas decorating here at sunny Stanford. There’s a tree in our department lounge, some absurd holiday tunes playing at dinner tonight, and probably lots more.

Is there more tinsel because it’s warm here? Maybe if there’s snow on the ground, you feel all Christmassy even without smiling Santas on the secretary’s desks. Are winter weather and holiday decorations substitutes?

Gui suggests maybe the phenomenon is amplified by all the carpetbaggers here from colder climes.

Data, anyone?