Smart people listen to...Dumb people listen to...

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  1. Avery

    Avery Well-Known Member Banned User

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    Bob Dylan, The Shins, Radiohead, and Counting Crows are the favorite bands of smart people. Meanwhile, Lil Wayne, Beyoncé, The Used, and gospel music comes in at the lower end of the spectrum — or, as Griffith puts it, is music for dumb people.

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    Stupid fuck can't label the graph? Is that SAT scores?
     
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    why didn't you lead with Beethoven?
     
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    Avery Well-Known Member Banned User

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    i'll take one from column one and 2 from column 2
     
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    Beyoncé is lower on the dumb scale than Nickelback lulz :bounce:
     
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    no Skrillex?
     
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    I'm calling BS on the graph....is it survey-based? How was the data compiled?

    Also, it is surprising that the genre Jazz is ranked so low.
     
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    Ludacris > justin timberlake :eek:
     
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    1. Get a friend of yours to download, using Facebook, the ten most frequent "favorite music" at every college via that college's Network Statistics page on Facebook (manually -- as not to violate Facebook's ToS). These ten "favorite musics" are perhaps indicative of the overall intellectual milieu of that college.
    2. Download the average SAT/ACT score (from CollegeBoard) for students attending every college.
    3. Presto! We have a correlation between musical tastes and dumbitude (smartitude too)!Music <=> Colleges <=> Average SAT Scores
    4. Plot the average SAT of each "favorite music", discarding those with too few samples to have a reliable average.
    5. Post the results on your website, pondering what the Internet will think of it.
    http://musicthatmakesyoudumb.virgil.gr/index.php

    http://musicthatmakesyoudumb.virgil.gr/musicdetails.php?music=Radiohead
     
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    Southern Hospitality is genies.
     
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    That caught my eye as well
     
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    Ahaaaa, generational skew. Flawed study. Confirmed and verified
     
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    I guess that's one way to do it. :D
     
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    Stew Nod Well-Known Member Banned User

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    Extraneous variables :grad:
     
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    and it's not labeled. fuck that graph
     
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    Precisely. It targets people in their late teens to mid 20's.
     
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    ^Pissed off Lil' Wayne fans :c
     
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    @Avery is ruining my life!!! I'm outraged!!! :bigcry: