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Pocket-Sized #1039: “The A-through-L of Social Dilemmas”

Sunday, October 25th, 2020

In this Pocket-Sized episode #1039, Marc Abrahams shows an unfamiliar research study to Robin Abrahams. Dramatic readings and reactions ensue.

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1. Robin Abrahams encounters:

Etiquette, by Emily Post, 1942.

Seth Gliksman, Production Assistant

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Pocket-Sized #1038: “Ice Cream & Sluggo”

Monday, October 19th, 2020

In this special Pocked-Sized episode #1038, Marc Abrahams extracts some some flash-frozen bits of history from techno-sociologist Gus Rancatore, proprietor of Toscanini’s Ice Cream.

Today, Gus shares with us the tale of Sluggo and the ice cream flavor that manifested thereafter.

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Seth Gliksman, Production Assistant

BONUS (unrelated): The research study “Comparative Efficacy of Mollusk Baits Containing Metaldehyde (SlugFest and Deadline) and Iron Phosphate (Sluggo) Against the Gray Garden Slug, Deroceras reticulatum Occurring on Artichokes

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Pocket-Sized #1037: “Chernoff Faces”

Sunday, October 11th, 2020

In this Pocket-Sized episode #1037, Marc Abrahams shows an unfamiliar research study to Mason Porter. Dramatic readings and reactions ensue.

The research mentioned in this episode is featured in the special Mathematics issue (Vol. 16, #4) of the Annals of Improbable Research Magazine. 

Mason Porter encounters:

Chernoff and the Face Value of Numbers,” Alice Shirrell Kaswell, Annals of Improbable Research, vol. 16, no. 1, July-August 2010.

The Use of Faces to Represent Points in K-Dimensional Space Graphically,” Herman Chernoff, Journal of the American Statistical Association, vol. 68, no. 342, 1973, pp. 361–8.

Graphical Representation of Multivariate Data by Means of Asymmetrical Faces,” Bernhard Flury and Hans Riedwyl, Journal of the American Statistical Association, vol. 76, no. 376, December 1981, pp. 757-65. 

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Seth Gliksman, Production Assistant

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Pocket-Sized #1036: “Ice Cream & Intense Scholars”

Sunday, October 4th, 2020

In this special Pocked-Sized episode #1036, Marc Abrahams extracts some flash-frozen bits of history from techno-sociologist Gus Rancatore, proprietor of Toscanini’s Ice Cream.

Today, Gus shares with us the phenomena of the intense scholar and their many idiosyncrasies.

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Seth Gliksman, Production Assistant

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Pocket-Sized #1035: “What Is Stupid”

Sunday, September 27th, 2020

In this special Pocked-Sized episode #1035, Marc Abrahams shows an unfamiliar research study to Jean Berko Gleason. Dramatic readings and reactions ensue.

The research mentioned in this episode is featured in the special Psychology issue (vol. 26, #1) of the Annals of Improbable Research magazine. 

  1. Jean Berko Gleason encounters:

What Is Stupid?: People’s Conception of Unintelligent Behavior,” Balazs Aczel, Bence Palfi, and Zoltan Kekecs, Intelligence, vol. 53, 2015, pp. 51-58. 

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Seth Gliksman, Production Assistant

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