The song summarizes the controversy about statistically adjusting the United States decennial census for undercount. May be sung to the tune of "Annie's Song" (John Denver). Appeared in Autumn 2001 "Teaching Statistics" and Winter 2002 "STATS". Recorded June 26, 2009 at the OSU Whisper Room: Larry Lesser, vocals/guitar; Justin Slauson, engineer.
Song gives a conceptual overview of big themes of statistics, including variation, correlation, sampling, residuals, outliers, and the interpretation of a confidence interval. Chorus may be sung to the tune of the chorus of "Lose Yourself"(Eminem). Appears in Summer 2003 "Newsletter for the Section on Statistical Education". May be heard at: http://www.lawrence.edu/fast/jordanj/rap.wav
Old statisticians never die they just become nonsignificant. Quote by Gary Ramseyer (1934 - 2012) listed as joke #56 on http://www.ilstu.edu/~gcramsey/Gallery.html Gary C. Ramseyer's First Internet Gallery of Statistics Jokes
My life is an experiment I never had a chance to properly design. The quote is from American statistical consultant Diana Ballard and is also referenced as joke #74 on Gary Remseyer's First Internet Gallery of Statistics Jokes
... statistical techniques are tools of thought, and not substitutes for thought. Quote of american philosopher Abraham Kaplan (1918-1993) appearing in "The Conduct of Inquiry" (Chandler, 1964) p. 257. Also to be found in "Statistically Speaking" the dictionary of quotations compiled by Carl Gaither and Alma Cavazos-Gaither p. 213