humor

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Grandpa Chad distribution

xkcd crossed a rough age distribution of people becoming grandparents with people named “Chad” and “Jason” to highlight the dawn of a new era. The time is now. Tags: age, humor, names, xkcd

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Good state naming

From @haru_cchii on the Twitter: Local German Gets Bored And Tries To Name All American States i think i did pretty well Seems right to me. Tags: America, humor

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Questionable science diagrams

Sometimes illustrating scientific findings is a challenge. Sometimes the illustrations are published anyways, because there are no more options. Sometimes those illustrations end up on a Twitter feed called Science Diagrams that Look Like Shitposts. Tags: humor, science

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Weight gain lines

From Kim Warp for The New Yorker. Ha. Ha. It’s funny because it’s true. It reminds me of Amanda Cox’s dress size graphic for the NYT. [Thanks, Mike] Tags: humor, New Yorker, weight

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KPI overload

From Tom Fishburne, the Marketoonist. Maybe a dashboard isn’t the answer you’re looking for. Tags: humor, KPI, Marketoonist

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Everyday charts book

Add a book to the humorous-charts-documenting-the-everyday genre. Am I Overthinking This? by Michelle Rial charts the everyday. I like how Rial uses everyday objects to show everyday data informally. [Amazon link] Tags: book, humor

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Wikipedia views and every line of Billy Joel’s “We Didn’t Start the Fire”

In the biggest crossover event of the century, Tom Lum used the Wikipedia API to chart the number of views for every reference in Billy Joel’s We Didn’t Start the Fire. Yes. [via @waxpancake] Tags: Billy Joel, humor, Wikipedia

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Four

Got a chuckle out of me: Me explaining why standardizing your variables is important: pic.twitter.com/mQKj0nEJ0G — Chelsea Parlett Pelleriti (@ChelseaParlett) June 12, 2019 Tags: context, humor

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Jeopardy! winners making chart jokes

James Holzhauer is on a record-breaking Jeopardy! win streak. It’s not so much for the number of wins in a row — an impressive 30 so far — but for how much he wins per game. He’s on pace to break current record-holder Ken Jennings’ total winnings of $2.5 million in less than half the number of games. Chicago Tribune made this chart to show Holzhauer’s cumulative sum: Holzhauer commented:...

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Case of the 500-mile email

Trey Harris, a previous tech administrator for a university, tells the story of a statistics department that couldn’t send email farther than 500 miles away. The story is more about the peculiarities of server admin in 2002, but I’m more interested in those statisticians: “We could send email. Just not more than–“ “–500 miles, yes,” I finished for him, “I got that. But why didn’t you call earlier?” “Well, we...

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