Humor Archive:

Fuck Your Infographic

In: Humor

21 Jan 2012

Ahhhh, graphic design, how I love you.

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Discordianism

In: Culture Humor

20 Jan 2012

An outline of the beliefs and structure of this “religion(?)”.

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Originally in French.

This is pretty damn funny. Thanks to Rebecca Southers for passing it on!

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Romance in Plots

In: Culture Humor

11 Jan 2012

Awwww! Adorable.

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Aries Criminals

In: Culture Humor

4 Jan 2012

An analysis of people arrested in Southwestern Ontario in 2011 by astrological sign. Anyone have a larger dataset?

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Amusing examples of why you shouldn’t trust a lot of charts.  Thanks to Sam F. for sending me the link!

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Breeds: Dogs vs Cat

In: Humor

8 Dec 2011

There’s something sinister behind the truth of this, I’m sure of it.

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Heheh.

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Congress is less popular than the IRS, lawyers, banks, and Nixon – but just above Fidel Castro. Hahaha!.

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Opinion polls are probably the mostly worthless statistics out there. However, they can sometimes be amusing: In the 1990s, Michael Moore’s television show “TV Nation” paid for a number of entertaining polls to be professionally conducted:
65% of all Americans believe that frozen pizza will never be any good and there’s nothing science can do about it.
15% of Americans wish Dennis Hopper would go back on drugs.
29% of Americans believe that Elvis was right to shoot TV sets.
60% of Americans say that if they could push a button that would make Larry King disappear, they would “keep pushing it and not stop.”
17% of college graduates would punch themselves really hard in the face for $50.
16% of all Americans believe that the world is out to get them. Of those, 46% are gun owners.

Personally, I like to stare at the Peters when I’m pondering global issues, but I use the Winkel-Tripel when I’m double checking a choropleth or cartogram and need to be sure which shape in the middle of eastern Europe really is Slovenia – I have large versions of both on my office walls.

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Coffee Temperature

In: Humor

1 Nov 2011

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Hacking money with graphics to draw attention to economic inequalities. I love that they included accurate titles and legends. (via Ritholtz)

 


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