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Math and bad drawings

Ben Orlin likes math and teaching. He's bad at drawing. He has a blog on math and teaching with bad drawings. This blog is about…

Insecurities of age through the eyes of Google Suggest

In this straightforward video, Marius Budin offers a look at our insecurities as get older through the eyes of Google Suggest. If anything, it's clear…

xkcd: Growing dating pool

An old one from xkcd. I'm not sure whether to laugh or cry, but I think he's implying that people who make graphs on weekends…

Local pub flowchart

From Reddit user ddurrr while visiting London. Pretty much my current status and mental capacity. [Thanks, Tom]…

Internet Explorer causation

I'm almost certain this relationship is significant. Side note: Is there a meaningless-correlations tumblr yet? [via] …

Series of concentric circles emanating from glowing red dot

Run for your lives. The red concentric circles on the green squiggly are headed your way. From The Onion: [via @civilstat]…

Nixon signature timeline

Something changed. [via]…

50 percent

Meta. Is it people's interest, or is it actually 50 percent of statistics in the news are worthless numbers that were plugged in to make…

A taxonomy of arse

By designer Stephen Wildish, a taxonomy of arse. No comment necessary.…

Stephen Colbert on the USA Today infographic logo

USA Today launched a redesigned logo last month. It's a circle that reflects the day's news in each section. Stephen Colbert reports. [via @albertocairo]…

Netanyahu knows his diagrams

Yes, this is real. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu used a bomb-shaped diagram to illustrate the line that must be drawn to prevent Iran from…

Level of arousal and armadillo population density

It's another label-your-axes joke from SMBC. Yep, still funny. See also: this, this, and this.…

Coolness graphed

Along the same lines as Jessica Hagy's indexed charts, Coolness Graphed charts only one thing: coolness. I got a good chuckle out of it.…

Meryl Streep scatterplot

Vulture plotted Meryl Streep's character faces on a cold-warm, frivolous-serious scatterplot. Sure, why not.…

Typographic superheroes

Designer Matthew Olin unmasked the characters behind the typeface characters for his MFA thesis. Others include sans serif as Batman, slab serif as the Hulk,…

Film titles street map

Art shop Dorothy made a map with film titles for street names. The Map, which is loosely based on the style of a vintage Los…

Flowchart: Defend yourself against witchcraft accusations

I get accused of witchcraft all the time, so naturally this flowchart by Lapham's Quarterly was of interest. Malleus Maleficarum is an actual thing, by…

Build a pop song, pick the right pieces

Voice producer Kuk Harrell works with performers like Justin Bieber and Rihanna to "make sure that the artist shines on the record." The New…

Always label your axes

From Fluffware, here's a fine reminder to always label your axes. See, it's funny because usually when we talk about labeling axes, we're talking about…

Tennis racket mountain range chart

By Dan Piraro of Bizarro Comics. This is what happens when you don't label your axes. Also this. [via Laughing Squid]…

Bed cartography

Doghouse Diaries maps bed regions. I relate to this. [Thanks, Robert]…

Pancake Venn

From illustrator Stephen Wildish: the pancake venn diagram. Is it Friday yet? [via]…