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March Madness for nerds

Ah! The Morning News has posted its Tournament of Books bracket. There’s a lot of math on that page, and it’s okay if you space out or just go re-read the OkCupid blog instead. Because the important thing is the bracket, presented as a downloadable PDF at the bottom of the page, which tells us that:

  • Snarkmarket favorite Molly Young is in the first round, reading Snarkmarket favorite The Anthologist and some other book.
  • Snarkmarket favorite Jason Kottke does not face this pressure, clear on the other side of the bracket.

I predict that: Molly Young will choose The Anthologist; Jason Kottke will choose between The Lacuna and Let the Great World Spin; the final showdown will be between The Anthologist and Let the Great World Spin; and The Anthologist will prevail.

Yes: my method here is about as rigorous as it is with the non-nerd March Madness. (Wow, scope out that 2004 post. Who wrote that?)

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Man, Nevada beat MSU and Gonzaga that year.

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