welcome, dissidents!

So, just in case Scatterplot and Orgtheory end up squaring off in a race to get banned in China, I looked up a list of phrases that will supposedly put you on the golden road to getting blocked. Phrases of potential relevance to handicapping the contest:

1. A power law [advantage, Orgtheory, which occasionally discussions about mathematical models]
2. PubMed [advantage, Scatterplot, with more connections to health research]
3. Sale of organs [advantage, Orgtheory (Kieran)]
4. Pseudo-large [advantage, Scatterplot, given the wild ideas some people seem to have about the extent of our readership]
5. Fake diploma [advantage… wait, I think that’s supposed to be a secret.]
6. Miss Independent [advantage, Scatterplot. You do not want to take me on at Kelly Clarkson karaoke.]
7. Young woman [disadvantage, Scatterplot (Olderwoman)]
8. Electric Chicken [advantage, Scatterplot (Have you seen Shamus dance?)]
9. Boycott [advantage, Orgtheory (Brayden)]
10. Gambling [advantage, Scatterplot. Seriously, as some will have the privilege to see at ASA Vegas, Freese has a mortgage now and a system for roulette that works.]

Author: jeremy

I am the Ethel and John Lindgren Professor of Sociology and a Faculty Fellow in the Institute for Policy Research at Northwestern University.

4 thoughts on “welcome, dissidents!”

  1. “Seriously, as some will have the privilege to see at ASA Vegas, Freese has a mortgage now and a system for roulette that works.”

    Which bank officially holds your mortgage, Jeremy? Looking for a nice short in the stock portfolio.

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