Thursday, September 29, 2011

From Steve Sailer
  • Diminishing marginal returns: Well, now that the forces of enlightenment are well on the road to their inevitable triumph on gay marriage (without, so far as I can recall, ever winning a popular vote on the topic – they were 0-31 last I checked, but who cares about democracy?), they need a new issue to demonstrate their moral superiority.
  • When my son was ten, his baseball coach – inspired by Michael Lewis’s bestseller Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game – came up with a statistically brilliant team strategy: Don’t swing. Ever. Because few ten-year-olds can throw more strikes than balls, his team won the pennant by letting the little boy on the mound walk them around the bases until he dissolved into tears and had to be replaced by another doomed lad. The next spring, the parents got together and decided not to let that coach return.

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