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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)

 

A Love Triangle

In: Culture Humor

18 Oct 2011

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If you live in Washington DC this will make sense to you.

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Hat tip to Jennifer D for sending it to me.

Very useful reference material.

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Document Review Process

In: Humor

22 Sep 2011

This describes how a lot of my meetings go.

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Yeah, that’s pretty much it.

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Fairly accurate.

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Scientists: how accurate is this?

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An excellent flowchart.

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From the same artist: “So you found something cool on the internet”:

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