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Dorothy Gambrell is very fond of data
March 21, 2008 1:28 PM   Subscribe

Year Zero throughout history. Waffle Houses per capita. The 20th Century on Google Image. Dorothy Gambrell is very fond of data.

(Previously. Also.)
posted by nebulawindphone (14 comments total) 15 users marked this as a favorite

 
I call dibs on Seattle.
posted by oddman at 1:49 PM on March 21, 2008


(um... For a waffle house, that is.)
posted by oddman at 1:49 PM on March 21, 2008


Wow. Dorothy Gambrell should mate with cortex. The offspring would be some sort of data Super... something.
posted by dios at 2:01 PM on March 21, 2008


Dorothy Gambrell is just about my favorite person on the Internet, actually, but I'm now moderately concerned that she's going to see this and wonder why the hell someone is trying to involve her in a breeding program.

Her Donation Derby is also excellent Pekar-esque slice-of-mundane-life fun. And you can even buy the book, now.
posted by cortex at 2:06 PM on March 21, 2008


Very nice. This one in particular was great.

Also, there is a Waffle House in Lawrence, Michigan, as anyone who's driven East on I-94 from the Indiana border will tell you. It may not be the Waffle House, but hey, why quibble over details? It's only waffles we're talking about here. It does have "America's best restroom", FWIW.
posted by 40 Watt at 2:07 PM on March 21, 2008


Dorothy Gambrell is quite possibly my one true lurrve on the Internet. I mean that in a totally non-creepy, non-stalking, merely an acolyte of her intellect way, of course.
posted by jokeefe at 2:10 PM on March 21, 2008


Brilliant. I love the way she picks things apart and brings them back together again.
posted by batmonkey at 2:34 PM on March 21, 2008


I love, love, love this kinda stuff, but it's impossible to ascertain whether that love is inseparable from my being a librarian or not.
posted by blucevalo at 3:09 PM on March 21, 2008


I heart Dorothy Gambrell.
posted by jeffamaphone at 3:17 PM on March 21, 2008


Interesting that Aleister Crowley for 1911 - do what though wilt shall be whole of the law...
posted by Pressed Rat at 3:38 PM on March 21, 2008


I'm in Kansas (which, according to the Waffle House map, has one Waffle House per every 600,000 to 800,000 residents). Butbutbut, thought I, I have never seen a Waffle House! So I went to the Waffle House homepage and tried their restaurant locator. It seems that every one of their 6 Kansas Waffle Houses are in the extreme northeast corner of the state (clustered around the metro Kansas City area), thus denying the rest of the state our quota of waffly goodness!
posted by amyms at 6:56 PM on March 21, 2008


Kötter og Stúlka rock.
posted by CheeseDigestsAll at 7:26 PM on March 21, 2008


"The connection has timed out"
posted by pracowity at 10:41 PM on March 21, 2008


i like her travel journals for her trips she's taken with mister chen. they travelled across the pacific on a cargo ship once.

truly the best of the internet, for sure.
posted by joeblough at 10:15 AM on March 22, 2008


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