I Love You, But You Don't Pay My Rent

A great thing about blogs is that you have the opportunity to read stuff that otherwise would possibly never get published. Here is a beautiful short piece of prose from Andrew Gelman, a statistician, which immediately reminded me of the poem "The Day Lady Died" by Frank O'Hara. (As though Andrew Gelman wanted to scare people who liked that post away from his blog, it is followed on the page by a post with the super-sexy title "Approximate Bayesian inference using integrated nested Laplace approximations". No kidding.) It's good to see that people with a knack for writing literature have a second talent which actually pays the rent.

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