Here, by the guy who does Wayward Robot, is the front cover for the book (which should—with hope—be out of my hands by the end of this week).
October 15, 2008 at 5:36 pm
Where do we pre-order?
October 15, 2008 at 6:23 pm
Are you related to John Briggs? What are the chances of that?!!
October 15, 2008 at 10:09 pm
Wonderful comic. Didn’t know you did it til now. What comes next? I didn’t know statisticians were funny. My son certainly is not, and neither am I.
October 15, 2008 at 10:11 pm
October 16, 2008 at 1:44 am
Statisticians are very funny. The problem is nobody gets their jokes. But they amuse themselves.
October 16, 2008 at 2:00 am
And sometimes their kids get infected with the same sense of humor. It’s insidious.
October 16, 2008 at 7:12 am
October 16, 2008 at 9:02 am
Sometimes we don’t even make ourselves laugh.
October 16, 2008 at 10:28 am
Mr William M. Briggs (44)
I should like to buy a copy and I look forward to seeing you on Oprah Winfrey.
Have you considered approaching documentary makers? Iâ€™ve never seen them cover statistics specifically and yet we are subjected to them all the time. Itâ€™s in the publicâ€™s interest to understand them a little better.
It would be topical so programme makers might be interested right now as never before.
October 16, 2008 at 12:59 pm
Oh, sure. I expect the media to come knocking on my door at any moment.!
October 16, 2008 at 2:02 pm
I was being deadly serious although not about Oprah. They wouldnâ€™t need much persuasion.
I can see it happening, you might want to start with a smaller company like a Canadian, Ausie or British documentary maker. Youâ€™d have a sympathetic ear with Martin Durkin, Lord lawson of Blaby and my friend Lord Moncton of Brenchley. Even Jeremy Clarkson (who loves Americans really) might have some useful contacts! This idea, might be very amusing to the shy statistician but consider it like a coming out party for the profession!
Mark my words, someone will do it, it may as well be you.
October 16, 2008 at 2:43 pm
I met Lord Monckton at the Heritage Climate Conference back in March (or April?). Smart guy. Passionate.
Anybody who knows me would never use the term “shy” to describe me, so bring on the cameras!
October 17, 2008 at 5:41 am
Hey Briggs, an autographed copy for me? Autographed by Wayward Robot and the author of the book. I am willing to pay more.
Neat book cover.
October 17, 2008 at 2:33 pm
How come you didn’t reply to my question about your relationship with John Briggs? Are you trying to pull an Obama?
October 17, 2008 at 3:54 pm
You know I don’t allow bad language on this blog.
Yes, Wayward Robot is drawn by my number 2 son. He’s 20, in school for computer science.
October 18, 2008 at 12:25 am
Excellent. Congratulations. The strip is clever and pretty funny.
My profound apologies for the bad language.
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