9 thoughts on “From the Correlation Not Equal Causation Department”

  1. But should we struggle to produce more oil, so the quality of the music will increase, or should we attempt to draft better composers and musicians into rock ‘n’ roll, so we can have more oil?

    I’m so confused!

  2. Rolling Stone Top 500 as a proxy for music quality? That’s about as reliable as tree rings for temperature.

    Check the correlation between the Top 500 and, say, Rolling Stone editors freshman year in college…

  3. Francis, get a grip. The 800 days lag between pop music and crude oil, proves that crude oil production increase causes an increase in pop music quality by way of an unknown trigger mechanism.

  4. It looks to me that it took the oil companies five years to drill through all that Hard Rock. I guess that the Acid Rock ruined a lot of drill bits, so that the oil companies haven’t been able to do much drilling lately.

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