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Coney Island

Inspired by this story (“Good news! Researchers respond to a correction by acknowledging it and not trying to dodge its implications”):

Coming down from Psych Science
Stopping off at PNAS
Out all day datagathering
And the craic was good
Stopped off at the old lab
Early in the morning
Drove through Harvard taking pictures
And on to the stat department
Stopped off for Sunday papers at the
Journal office, just before Coney Island

On and on, over the hill to the Uni
In the jamjar, autumn sunshine, magnificent
And all shining through

Stop off at Uni for a couple of lines of
R code and some potted data in case
We get review reports before dinner

On and on, over the hill and the craic is good
Heading towards Coney Island

I look at the article you wrote in response to a correction
Acknowledging it and not trying to dodge its implications
And all the time going to Coney Island I’m thinking,
Wouldn’t it be great if it was like this all the time.

(Apologies to Van Morrison.)

P.S. The funny thing is, before looking up those lyrics, I always thought it was the Sunday peppers he was talking about. It makes sense, no? He picks up some veggies before getting jam and seafood. Louie Louie, indeed.

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