or, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Fear and Loathing at a Public Library Reference Desk



I am a Statistic, by Demetri Martin

   June 28th, 2011

This is a Book coverA friend of mine is reading This is a Book, by Demetri Martin, and shared the passage below with me.

I know it's a humor book, but I found one of the comments only marginally funny. Well, not that it was unfunny, but moreso that I have just always sort of taken it for granted.

The line I'm talking about is the fourth one up from the bottom on the page below. As a friend of mine from college used to say, "I am the norm; everyone else is just a deviation from me."

Also, the boomerang one is funny.

page from This is a Book



Tags: , , , , ,


3 Responses to “I am a Statistic, by Demetri Martin”

  1. Liz Says:

    …does this mean that you’re average? Or maybe that you WERE average, but are now an EXCEPTIONAL American?

  2. Brian Herzog Says:

    @Liz: I don’t mind sticking with average. However, if I had to pick from a list of prefixes, perhaps hyperaverage or ultraaverage. I like the irony of that.

  3. Carrie Says:

    Interlibrary Loan Time!