When a researcher like myself is presented with information that contradicts his findings, he has two choices. The first is to disregard it, blindly trust his methods, and press on. This feels good in the moment, as questioning your own scientific integrity and admitting you might have made an embarrassing mistake can be humbling at best, and depressing at worst. But this is also how the powers in Rome ended up imprisoning Galileo for suggesting the Earth was not the center of the universe. So, there are some drawbacks.
The other option is to examine this new evidence closely and compare it to your original findings, free of prejudice, to determine if you could have maybe, possibly made a mistake in your research. And if the results of this examination prove such mistakes were made, as shameful as they may be, you must then bite the bullet and admit so publicly. The principles of science demand it.
And so, with that in mind, I must make the following announcement: I appear to have missed some Juices.
In my post yesterday about the Quest for 100 Juices on The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, I stated that the show was at 34 total Juices uttered by David Schwimmer’s character, Robert Kardashian. I came to this figure by keeping a running count as I watched my screeners of the show and took notes for my weekly recaps. But yesterday, the above Juice supercut was posted on YouTube by user Nicholas Martin, and after multiple close viewings… there appear to be 40.5 total Juices.
I could try to make excuses here (maybe there were more Juices in the TV version than the advance screeners, maybe I initially thought I heard a “just” in there instead of a Juice, etc.), but the bottom line is this: I was wrong and I apologize.
However, there is a silver lining in all of this. Here are the new, updated stats through four episodes:
Total Juice count: 40.5
Current rate of Juices per episode: 10.125
Total Juices needed to reach 100: 59.5
Rate of Juices per remaining episode needed to reach 100: 9.92
Current projected Juice total: 101.25
That’s right, people. We are currently on pace for 100 Juices! The dream is real!
I’ve never been so happy to be wrong.