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December 29, 2006 1:56 PM   Subscribe

The meeting's in 5 minutes, and your boss asked you to find a statistic online to prove a point. Like that the tobacco consumption in Brazil is decreasing, or that most seniors prefer cats to dogs. Whatever it is, we're now here to help you create valid-looking statistics in an instant! via
posted by signal (26 comments total) 13 users marked this as a favorite

 
It's true!
posted by Astro Zombie at 2:01 PM on December 29, 2006


This is pretty fun.
posted by koeselitz at 2:05 PM on December 29, 2006


This...is...awesome!
posted by furtive at 2:17 PM on December 29, 2006


Impress everyone in the meeting by prooving your point not only makes common sense...

Um. No. Sorry.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 2:26 PM on December 29, 2006


oh man, someone is going to use this and get sh*t canned.
posted by nola at 2:28 PM on December 29, 2006


This will be useful.
posted by bobobox at 2:28 PM on December 29, 2006


It's honest too.
posted by dflemingdotorg at 2:33 PM on December 29, 2006


Wow! I had no idea!
posted by Greg Nog at 2:35 PM on December 29, 2006


This certainly bears repeating.
posted by found missing at 2:38 PM on December 29, 2006


Wheeeeee
posted by brain_drain at 2:38 PM on December 29, 2006


pr(itsbullanyway)=1
posted by elpapacito at 2:41 PM on December 29, 2006


Oh, shit. It's not even three and I'm having a drink.
posted by strangeleftydoublethink at 2:42 PM on December 29, 2006


Yes, but which side will Oregon take?
posted by isopraxis at 2:48 PM on December 29, 2006


I got nuthin'
posted by hal9k at 3:07 PM on December 29, 2006


We hope you don't read until here because basically, the statistic above is totally fake. But it looks so authoritative that you can print it out anyway to carry it into the meeting to prove a point.
posted by arcticwoman at 3:20 PM on December 29, 2006




Is this a business example of truthiness ?
posted by fluffycreature at 3:21 PM on December 29, 2006


I'm just having fun appending different numbers at the end and seeing what other people chose. There is some wacky shit there.
posted by quin at 3:38 PM on December 29, 2006


Now it all makes sense.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 4:22 PM on December 29, 2006


At last, there's proof!
posted by otherthings_ at 4:25 PM on December 29, 2006


Wish the fields were a bit bigger, but oh well.
posted by Cyrano at 4:32 PM on December 29, 2006


I like that the real "webinar" advert at the bottom looks like it's part of the joke.
posted by cillit bang at 5:30 PM on December 29, 2006


Lies!
posted by ORthey at 6:41 PM on December 29, 2006


Heh- someone even used this to "answer" a question in AskMe today, but it has since been deleted. :)
posted by hincandenza at 8:34 PM on December 29, 2006


Ah Bartleby. Ah humanity
posted by Twang at 7:09 AM on December 30, 2006


A late Christmas present for my brother.
posted by maryh at 7:32 AM on December 30, 2006


I was shocked to find...

Yes, this IS how our government functions. That guy who linked soy intake to homosexuality, must be a frequent visitor to this site. Certainly Carl Rove must have built an entire administration on this stuff!
posted by Oyéah at 12:00 PM on December 30, 2006


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