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Wii: Everybody Votes

HOUSECLEANING TIME: I have about 44,000,000 started-but-not-finished blog posts sitting in my database here. I’m going to delete a bunch of them, and pop a few out onto the blog.

The Wii has an application (okay, okay, a “Channel”) that lets you join an online poll that covers your region or even the globe. Basically, it’s a two-response poll like you might see on a blog or forum post. EXCITING, I’M SURE. Okay, actually it is pretty neat. After the cut: a little bit about why it’s cool, a video about it by some dude on YouTube, and the math to figure out what percentage of Wii users are female.

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I Guess If You Ran Out Of Crossword Puzzles

You could find something else to do in the bathroom

THE SOCIAL NORM OF LEAVING THE TOILET SEAT DOWN: A GAME THEORETIC ANALYSIS

I’d say I can’t believe anyone would think this hard about anything this trivial, but I’d be lying.