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Jordan Ellenberg
Math professor at Wisconsin. Number enthusiast. Author of HOW NOT TO BE WRONG and SHAPE (May 2021)
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Jordan Ellenberg 5m
Replying to @JSEllenberg
If you live here and don't know what that means, consider learning a bit about the Ho-Chunk, the indigenous people of this region.
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Jordan Ellenberg 8m
Today is Ho-Chunk Nation Day in the city of Madison. ?
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Jordan Ellenberg 2h
Replying to @JSEllenberg
It really does seem like people on aggregate are’t immune to reality and modify their behavior in response to disease conditions.
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Jordan Ellenberg 3h
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I.e. maybe the total risk didn’t go up and people were budgeting interaction rather than adding it?
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Jordan Ellenberg 3h
Maybe I’m too optimistic, but I’d think many people who traveled for in-person Thanksgiving cut down other interactions in the weeks before.
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Jordan Ellenberg 16h
many dishes to wash
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Jordan Ellenberg 17h
Replying to @JSEllenberg
Does anybody make this with sour cream? Should I add sour cream to the leftovers? Is this entire idea a wrong turn?
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Jordan Ellenberg 17h
It occurs to me, too late, that the traditional green bean/cream of mushroom soup/fried onion dish would be good with sour cream in it.
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Jordan Ellenberg 17h
A Course in Arithmetic
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Jordan Ellenberg 18h
"Independent People," by Halldór Laxness
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Jordan Ellenberg 20h
When I candy a yam, it stays candied.
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Jordan Ellenberg Nov 26
The fast hands of JJ Watt are still fast.
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Jordan Ellenberg Nov 26
My kids won’t watch the WKRP Thanksgiving episode with me, where have I gone wrong
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Jordan Ellenberg Nov 25
I have an old and corny soul
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Jordan Ellenberg Nov 25
Replying to @beenwrekt
Lyrics by director Robert Altman's 14-year-old son!
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Jordan Ellenberg Nov 25
Replying to @CmonMattTHINK
Sometimes there is meta-commentary on the wackiness of the premise, as in "Believe it or not, I'm walkin' on air"
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Jordan Ellenberg Nov 25
Replying to @beenwrekt
No, I think this one is less expository, more of a character sketch, akin to the "Mary Tyler Moore" theme
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Jordan Ellenberg Nov 25
Replying to @CmonMattTHINK
And then there's "Diff'rent Strokes" which starts with the birth of the eldest member of the ensemble cast
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Jordan Ellenberg Nov 25
Replying to @CmonMattTHINK
No one can talk to a horse, of course
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