Last night, I joined a couple of friends at the Alamo Drafthouse downtown for a midnight showing of the Dark Side of the Rainbow. Since I’ve been reading a book that starts each chapter with a quote from the Wonderful Wizard of Oz and references David Parker’s The Rise and Fall of the Wonderful Wizard of Oz, there were more than a few sublime moments.
The members of Pink Floyd deny that they intentionally synchronized Dark Side of the Moon to the movie. Anyone who has read excellent books like How We Know What Isn’t So or Fooled by Randomness are well acquainted with the phenomenon of seeing patterns where none exist by discarding data that doesn’t fit. So, if it’s true that last night was a Type I error, consider Dark Side of the Rainbow the biggest “rhymes with blind duck” in history.