2005-08-30

Where is Sixth Apostle?


If I was a cartoonist, I'd draw some witty pictures. I'm not, so what's with his absence. I really don't approve of this silent treatment. What is he trying to say?

13 comments:

Agatha said...

Perhaps the 6th Apostle is suffering from the same kind of blogger's block that I was after returning from the Riviera.

6th Apostle said...

Thanks for the concern, Conchie. All is fine. I'm catching up on my reading of the blogs. Don't want to comment until I am up-to-date. I am concerned at how much interaction is going on between the ESI's and 5M. I find it amusing that 5M quoted not long ago some reference about the importance of writing for one's self as opposed to writing for others. But if you can believe the calculations from our friend in the brig, it seems evident she's writing for more than just herself. Given her journal is on the internet, I suppose I shouldn't be surprised.

Anonymous said...

A great thinker once said:

"....everyone wants to be noticed. Some through deeds, some through thoughts, yet everyone wants their day."

4th Dwarf said...

Welcome back, 6A. Although I have to chastise you for leaping to a conclusion and then stating it so indelicately. Correlation does not prove causation.

Coyote, did you go to that menu from the Humane Society? It must have you drooling. It looks to me like the "large rabbits" are the real special of the day.

coyote said...

Yeah, Dwarf, but ya can find bunnies anywhere. I feel like foreign food. Maybe Siamese.

And welcome back, Apostle. The short guy is right though -- gotta watch out for that persnickety chi factor. It'll bite ya on the butt otherwise.

Conch Shell said...

What the heck? Guys, why are you giving 6A a hard time for saying what he's thinking?
I wonder, are you both now writing for 5M?
I can see that my ethics note was well timed.

coyote said...

T'ain't ethics, it's statistics, Conch. What we are saying, I believe, is that we have as yet proven no solid link between our actions and the Muse's recent output. The numbers are suggestive, yes, but any number of confounding factors could be in play. We haven't done the research to eliminate them as influences. Or for that matter, even to find out what they are. And I have said, already, that I am an empirical coyote...

Could be she's writing so prodigiously because she's got more time on her hands, not because we provide a captive audience. We just don't know. The chi-squared factor would be the degree of certainty or the level of confidence one may reasonably hold, that there is any statistical correlation at all.

And hey, Nonny: who is this wise guy to whom you so cavalierly omit attribution?

Corrie said...

CHILDREN! Leave off from attacking one another so viciously!

What we have witnessed here is merely the obvious formation of voting blocs when it comes to who's favoring whom, trying to date whom, and/or analysing whoever at any given moment.

I'd say Dwarf and Coyote are suffering from a certain crush.

And I'd say Conchie, moi and perhaps the Apostle (although he's still suffering the residual effects of jet-lag; who knows what the heck he's REALLY thinking?) are suffering from listening to a lot of denial.

As for Aggie, dear girl, where are you?

4th Dwarf said...

Corrie, was it you who was complaining of feeling like you're in high school? (Maybe it was Siren, Waggie or the Kicker of @55. It doesn't matter.)

All this talk of crushes reminds me of grade 6 and grade 7.

coyote said...

I confess; you've uncovered my deep-rooted love for statistics. But with numbers, it's not a crush, it's a crunch.

4th Dwarf said...

Coyote, I thought when you talked about "number crunching" it meant you were chewing more than two mice or voles at a time.

Corrie said...

Dwarf: I'm not the one acting like I HAVE a crush. Ergo, your comments re: crushes and gr.6 and 7 seem a tad misdirected, and my comments on the whole mushy mess are, once again, merely observational on my part.
And yes, I DO feel like it's high school time again, for some reason...
However, I have high hopes the tone in this space will soon undergo some uplifing forces, ie: coyote will once again be diverted by some tasty morsel (Or two. He does have SUCH a short attention span, doesn't he?), and you will soon be off following the fall tides, pirating here and there, leaving your usual swathe of destruction...

Corrie said...

Whoops, forgot to say: nice stats, you incarcerated trouble-maker.