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August 17, 2006 12:03 PM   Subscribe

Indexed: life lessons in chart and graph form.
posted by hydrophonic (21 comments total) 39 users marked this as a favorite

 
I think Hemlines vs. razors has the wrong slope. Other than that, great post; I often think just like this.
posted by ZenMasterThis at 12:07 PM on August 17, 2006


Hemlines vs. razors has the right slope, it's just that "hemlines" should be treated as elevation, rather than skirt length, which is counterintuitive.

A lot of those Venns are questionable, though. And what's up with the pairs of barcharts?
posted by gurple at 12:14 PM on August 17, 2006


This might be the greatest Venn diagram ever produced.
posted by escabeche at 12:16 PM on August 17, 2006


Yeah, the fork-pie-outlet one was funny. Why do everyone's links suck, though?
posted by gurple at 12:17 PM on August 17, 2006


I totally misread the hemlines one. . .

I thought it said Helminthes - as in platyhelminthes and I was all like . . . razors vs flatworms - I can see that.
posted by isopraxis at 12:32 PM on August 17, 2006 [2 favorites]


brillant.
posted by filmgeek at 12:58 PM on August 17, 2006


hydrophonic, Just loved your post! What delightfully mischievous, dry humored life cartoons. Ingenius simplicity on index cards. wow.

Who is this cool artist? Sort of Roz Chast meets the zen of Venn diagram, xy charts and graphs.
posted by nickyskye at 1:12 PM on August 17, 2006


*ingenious
posted by nickyskye at 1:13 PM on August 17, 2006


I love this. Thank you!
posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 1:28 PM on August 17, 2006


i love it, this is great
posted by das_2099 at 1:35 PM on August 17, 2006


Coolio! Thank you!
posted by airgirl at 1:53 PM on August 17, 2006


Nice, but I must say I'm pretty happy with Toothpaste for Dinner's panflute flowchart.
posted by blueberry at 3:08 PM on August 17, 2006


This is a great post - thanks.
posted by Samuel Farrow at 3:13 PM on August 17, 2006


I have always liked thinking in graphs.
Whether some jokes are funnier than others doesn't really matter. It's the way of thinking about relationships (graphs, overlapping territories) between concepts or data that is mind opening.

Excellent, hydrophonic, thank you.
posted by bru at 3:46 PM on August 17, 2006


Spectacular, and a favorited! Thanks for posting this.
posted by jonson at 4:08 PM on August 17, 2006


nice. this made a difficult day a little less so. thanks hydrophonic
posted by Gaius Gracchus at 5:10 PM on August 17, 2006


I loved these. She should turn them into a book.
posted by rongorongo at 4:55 AM on August 18, 2006


Very good. I laughed several times, often in embarrassment.
posted by OmieWise at 5:54 AM on August 18, 2006


Hemlines vs. razors has the right slope, it's just that "hemlines" should be treated as elevation, rather than skirt length, which is counterintuitive.
I was thinking the same thing about the "friends made on an airplane vs body odor." It appears from that graph that the more gregarious i am while in the air, the prettier I smell.
posted by Andrew Brinton at 4:50 PM on August 18, 2006


Seconding the book idea.
posted by nickyskye at 6:33 AM on August 19, 2006


These are awesome!
posted by graventy at 6:06 PM on August 19, 2006


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