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2014-04-17 10:29:00 PM  
insensitive


Oh stop it. Just call it shiatty like a grownup.
 
2014-04-17 10:34:55 PM  
i86.photobucket.com
 
2014-04-17 10:35:41 PM  
Am I just reading this thing sideways, or is it telling me that at this moment the US population is made up of 0% people of Asian ethnicity or race? 0%

There sure seem to be a lot of people hanging around that seem to be Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Indian, Vietnamese making up that 0%.
 
2014-04-17 10:36:16 PM  

SevenizGud: <snip>


I realize everyone has a right to offer any opinion on anything they want to, but ...

...your reputation precedes you. Your opinions on graph-making will never be taken seriously by anyone on Fark.
 
2014-04-17 10:40:37 PM  
I'm just glad I'll be dead in 2060!
 
2014-04-17 10:47:14 PM  

godxam: I'm just glad I'll be dead in 2060!


How do you know you won't become an Obamacare Zombie?
 
2014-04-17 10:47:27 PM  

phaseolus: SevenizGud: <snip>

I realize everyone has a right to offer any opinion on anything they want to, but ...

...your reputation precedes you. Your opinions on graph-making will never be taken seriously by anyone on Fark.


People on Fark who have voiced opinions on SevenizGud's graph-making abilities:

73%
14%
12%
8%
and an article of Asians.
 
2014-04-17 10:48:40 PM  

cretinbob: [www.bestinfographics.co image 640x839]


Now there is an offensive graph.

Dude doesn't even know how to butcher a body (hint: the loin is not the muscle down the back, it is the psoas--i.e. the muscle that runs through your loins).  However, it's probably not going to be as good as this guy thinks, since while in cows it's very tender, we use that muscle far more in bipedal locomotion so human loin would probably be best off stewed.  Also, you'll only get CJD from eating brains if the person you are eating had CJD so avoid Brits and New Guineans and you're probably fine to enjoy the subtle taste and delicate texture of brain.  And sure, the liver does store Vitamin A, but how much liver are you planning to eat in one sitting?  A human liver would feed half the restaurant, and individual slices would be fine, especially with well-carmelized onions.
 
2014-04-17 10:49:11 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: godxam: I'm just glad I'll be dead in 2060!

How do you know you won't become an Obamacare Zombie?


The horror!
 
2014-04-17 10:53:32 PM  
I feel sad for anyone who can't tell what that's supposed to say, it was pretty easy
 
2014-04-17 10:58:16 PM  
So this graphic is saying that they are going to bring back segregation?
 
2014-04-17 10:59:19 PM  

itazurakko: Olo Manolo: Racially insensitive, eh? Anybody care to explain how somebody got their poor little feels in a knot from this?

Other than them possibly going for a joke about Asians being confined to Maine, I don't get the racist angle either.  I mean, it's a terrible graph, but I'm not seeing racism in it.

TheOther: Dammit, I thought that said 70% 'Back Pain' rather than Huckabee or Romney...that would have been funnier than Palin.

That was my first thought too...

Speaking of bad graphs though I remember the graph that at first glance seems to show a 14 foot tall house cat "for scale."  It actually doesn't, but if you have to study the graph that hard, it could stand some improvement.

[i.imgur.com image 850x566]


Err, are you sure it's not showing a 14 foot tall cat?  I don't get what other interpretation there is; I just assumed someone mixed up feet and inches in the cat scale.
 
2014-04-17 11:00:49 PM  
So Alaska and Hawaii are off the coast of Arizona?
 
2014-04-17 11:00:49 PM  

Abner Doon: itazurakko: Olo Manolo: Racially insensitive, eh? Anybody care to explain how somebody got their poor little feels in a knot from this?

Other than them possibly going for a joke about Asians being confined to Maine, I don't get the racist angle either.  I mean, it's a terrible graph, but I'm not seeing racism in it.

TheOther: Dammit, I thought that said 70% 'Back Pain' rather than Huckabee or Romney...that would have been funnier than Palin.

That was my first thought too...

Speaking of bad graphs though I remember the graph that at first glance seems to show a 14 foot tall house cat "for scale."  It actually doesn't, but if you have to study the graph that hard, it could stand some improvement.

[i.imgur.com image 850x566]

Err, are you sure it's not showing a 14 foot tall cat?  I don't get what other interpretation there is; I just assumed someone mixed up feet and inches in the cat scale.


It took me a few minutes, the cat is there to illustrate the amount of clearance they are SUPPOSED to have between the top of the semi and the bridge.
 
2014-04-17 11:01:18 PM  
Hey, YOU! Moron.

Ya! You!!

Look up the phrase "per cent" thats in the title. Then look at the passage of time thats proposed at the top, too.

It was abundantly clear what this graphic is conveying. You guys all ride the Short Bus or what??

Read the words first. I realize this may cause excruciating pain for you people, but trust me:

They're Your Friends.
 
2014-04-17 11:01:42 PM  

Chameleon: cretinbob: [www.bestinfographics.co image 640x839]

Now there is an offensive graph.

Dude doesn't even know how to butcher a body (hint: the loin is not the muscle down the back, it is the psoas--i.e. the muscle that runs through your loins).  However, it's probably not going to be as good as this guy thinks, since while in cows it's very tender, we use that muscle far more in bipedal locomotion so human loin would probably be best off stewed.  Also, you'll only get CJD from eating brains if the person you are eating had CJD so avoid Brits and New Guineans and you're probably fine to enjoy the subtle taste and delicate texture of brain.  And sure, the liver does store Vitamin A, but how much liver are you planning to eat in one sitting?  A human liver would feed half the restaurant, and individual slices would be fine, especially with well-carmelized onions.


WTF Is your name Dahmer
 
2014-04-17 11:04:21 PM  

itazurakko: Olo Manolo: Racially insensitive, eh? Anybody care to explain how somebody got their poor little feels in a knot from this?

Other than them possibly going for a joke about Asians being confined to Maine, I don't get the racist angle either.  I mean, it's a terrible graph, but I'm not seeing racism in it.

TheOther: Dammit, I thought that said 70% 'Back Pain' rather than Huckabee or Romney...that would have been funnier than Palin.

That was my first thought too...

Speaking of bad graphs though I remember the graph that at first glance seems to show a 14 foot tall house cat "for scale."  It actually doesn't, but if you have to study the graph that hard, it could stand some improvement.

[i.imgur.com image 850x566]


How do they get the cat to ride on top of the trailer?
 
2014-04-17 11:05:31 PM  

Abner Doon: Err, are you sure it's not showing a 14 foot tall cat?  I don't get what other interpretation there is; I just assumed someone mixed up feet and inches in the cat scale.


That's what most reasonable people would see at first glance, and is why it's a bad graph.

The trick is to notice that the surface the cat is sitting ON is labelled as 13 feet 6 inches. The bottom of the graph (the dotted line) is the top of the truck.

It would maybe help a bit if the line continued under the cat, but probably not enough.  Because yeah. That totally looks like a 14 foot tall cat, particularly given the placement of other text nearby.
 
2014-04-17 11:06:06 PM  

BluVeinThrobber: How do they get the cat to ride on top of the trailer?


Also an excellent question...
 
2014-04-17 11:06:47 PM  

Abner Doon: itazurakko: Olo Manolo: Racially insensitive, eh? Anybody care to explain how somebody got their poor little feels in a knot from this?

Other than them possibly going for a joke about Asians being confined to Maine, I don't get the racist angle either.  I mean, it's a terrible graph, but I'm not seeing racism in it.

TheOther: Dammit, I thought that said 70% 'Back Pain' rather than Huckabee or Romney...that would have been funnier than Palin.

That was my first thought too...

Speaking of bad graphs though I remember the graph that at first glance seems to show a 14 foot tall house cat "for scale."  It actually doesn't, but if you have to study the graph that hard, it could stand some improvement.

[i.imgur.com image 850x566]

Err, are you sure it's not showing a 14 foot tall cat?  I don't get what other interpretation there is; I just assumed someone mixed up feet and inches in the cat scale.


The scale goes from 13' 6" to 15' 0".  It confused me the first time I saw it, as well.
 
2014-04-17 11:10:21 PM  

TheOther: Danger Avoid Death: [images.vizworld.com image 530x399]

Dammit, I thought that said 70% 'Back Pain' rather than Huckabee or Romney...that would have been funnier than Palin.


I thought it said "black Palin"
 
2014-04-17 11:13:23 PM  

mr_a: It needs Wolf Blitzer standing in front of a 3D version of it

And what happened to all the Asians in 1970?


they all stepped out for a smoke at the same time
 
2014-04-17 11:13:34 PM  

itazurakko: BluVeinThrobber: How do they get the cat to ride on top of the trailer?

Also an excellent question...


Hope it knows when to duck
 
2014-04-17 11:15:17 PM  
USA Today will always reign supreme this category

img.fark.net
 
2014-04-17 11:17:41 PM  
With 16% mexican and 12% black what percentage of the next generation is going to be too lazy to steal?
sfti.s3.amazonaws.com
 
2014-04-17 11:22:11 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: [upload.wikimedia.org image 850x405]


Ah yes! I remember this from Tufte's book. Beautiful.
 
2014-04-17 11:22:44 PM  
And, apparently, in the future, all Asian-Americans will be confined to a tiny strip of land in northern Maine.

...in accordance with the prophecy.

No, but seriously, it's merely bad--not awful, not "racially insensitive," not indecipherable. And hey, we all learned something we'd have ignored if we hadn't had to stop and figure out what the fark that chart was trying to say.
 
2014-04-17 11:41:10 PM  
if you couldn't understand that graph, you're a farking moron.
 
2014-04-17 11:46:11 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: [upload.wikimedia.org image 850x405]


That's the best data representation ever.
 
2014-04-17 11:48:54 PM  

log_jammin: if you couldn't understand that graph, you're a farking moron.


I've got news for you. That graph has nothing to do with it. So there.
 
2014-04-18 12:05:07 AM  

RobertBruce: Not confusing at all. Wtf?


Yeah, it's not confusing. You just can't see the top. And anything having to do with race is insensitive, so there's your outrage.
 
2014-04-18 12:10:10 AM  

WI241TH: Confabulat: WI241TH: It really has no business being labeled "the worst infographic of the year,"  in fact, I'm more offended by that title than the actual infographic.

Do you work for NBC News? Cause, yes. It is. Show me one worse. I dare you.

Have you not seen this one yet?


Wtf?!?
 
2014-04-18 12:11:52 AM  

Danger Avoid Death:


No. No. No.
 
2014-04-18 12:13:40 AM  
andrewgelman.com
 
2014-04-18 12:22:39 AM  
i141.photobucket.com
 
2014-04-18 12:27:14 AM  

Pumpernickel bread: Looked clear enough to me. Replace the U.S. background with standard figure format and it looks just like any other graph showing changes in percentages over time.


So, you mean: fix it and it's fine.

Yeah. Thanks.
 
2014-04-18 12:31:58 AM  

WI241TH: Confabulat: WI241TH: It really has no business being labeled "the worst infographic of the year,"  in fact, I'm more offended by that title than the actual infographic.

Do you work for NBC News? Cause, yes. It is. Show me one worse. I dare you.

Have you not seen this one yet?


31.media.tumblr.com
 
2014-04-18 12:34:35 AM  

Danger Avoid Death: log_jammin: if you couldn't understand that graph, you're a farking moron.

I've got news for you. That graph has nothing to do with it. So there.


k.
 
2014-04-18 12:35:15 AM  
I thought it said "black Palin".
 
2014-04-18 12:35:29 AM  

itazurakko: Olo Manolo: Racially insensitive, eh? Anybody care to explain how somebody got their poor little feels in a knot from this?

Other than them possibly going for a joke about Asians being confined to Maine, I don't get the racist angle either.  I mean, it's a terrible graph, but I'm not seeing racism in it.

TheOther: Dammit, I thought that said 70% 'Back Pain' rather than Huckabee or Romney...that would have been funnier than Palin.

That was my first thought too...

Speaking of bad graphs though I remember the graph that at first glance seems to show a 14 foot tall house cat "for scale."  It actually doesn't, but if you have to study the graph that hard, it could stand some improvement.


If my local newspaper had something like that in every edition I'd subscribe to it. But then the Peru Daily Tribune would lose all journalistic credibility.
 
2014-04-18 12:39:33 AM  

Smeggy Smurf: I see nothing wrong with it but then I'm not looking to be offended.  It must suck always looking for something to offend you.  It's like being a religious fundie finding sinners everywhere and screaming about it.  No, at least the fundies can claim mental illness.


You're worse at trolling than Farker letrole. And that's saying something.
 
2014-04-18 12:40:02 AM  

Colin O'Scopy: Hey, YOU! Moron.

Ya! You!!

Look up the phrase "per cent" thats in the title. Then look at the passage of time thats proposed at the top, too.

It was abundantly clear what this graphic is conveying. You guys all ride the Short Bus or what??

Read the words first. I realize this may cause excruciating pain for you people, but trust me:

They're Your Friends.


They're Your Friends

"Their You're Friend's" FTYF

\pit peave
 
2014-04-18 12:47:06 AM  

ransack.: itazurakko: Olo Manolo: Racially insensitive, eh? Anybody care to explain how somebody got their poor little feels in a knot from this?

Other than them possibly going for a joke about Asians being confined to Maine, I don't get the racist angle either.  I mean, it's a terrible graph, but I'm not seeing racism in it.

TheOther: Dammit, I thought that said 70% 'Back Pain' rather than Huckabee or Romney...that would have been funnier than Palin.

That was my first thought too...

Speaking of bad graphs though I remember the graph that at first glance seems to show a 14 foot tall house cat "for scale."  It actually doesn't, but if you have to study the graph that hard, it could stand some improvement.

If my local newspaper had something like that in every edition I'd subscribe to it. But then the Peru Daily Tribune would lose all journalistic credibility.


Hey that's the Indy Star! It is a local paper! Neat!
 
2014-04-18 12:48:01 AM  

bdub77: [2.bp.blogspot.com image 600x600]

I don't know what everyone's problem is, it's very informative with a lot of takeaways. By 2060 Florida will be 100% crazy, Asians will once again be close to the coast (and you know how good their sushi is), Manhattan will be renamed La Isla De Pendejos, and Delaware will be like that music video California Love.


I guess white people were expecting a map of places to go to escape?
 
2014-04-18 01:09:23 AM  
If they hadn't used a US map as a cutout, it might have been useful...

Tillmaster:


Marcus Aurelius: [upload.wikimedia.org image 850x405]

That's the best data representation ever.


It impressed the heck out of me when I first saw it for it's cleverness, but I'd still have to go with the Sargent Welch Periodic Chart of The Atoms so far as sheer amount of raw information presented clearly:

i60.tinypic.com

/ grew up with one tacked to my bedroom wall as a kid, though the elements might only have gone up to say... 4 in that age.

// don't judge me.

/// bonus: You always saw one in the background of any scientist's lab in cheesy B movies. Even if the scientist was a biologist.
 
2014-04-18 01:22:08 AM  

bdub77: I don't know what everyone's problem is, it's very informative with a lot of takeaways. By 2060 Florida will be 100% crazy, Asians will once again be close to the coast (and you know how good their sushi is), Manhattan will be renamed La Isla De Pendejos, and Delaware will be like that music video California Love.


You're on a roll today!
 
2014-04-18 01:22:42 AM  

SquiggsIN: cretinbob: [www.bestinfographics.co image 640x839]

Was that one originally from PETA?


Evidently it had something to do with Hannibal Lecter, but maybe PETA used it too.
 
2014-04-18 01:24:21 AM  

Danger Avoid Death: Hilary T. N. Seuss: There are a lot more Asians in Maine than I would have thought... or at least there will be in 2060. What do Asian Americans know about Maine that I don't!?!

They rike the robster.


Casino with all you can eat buffets will get them there.
 
2014-04-18 03:00:00 AM  
www.volacci.com
 
2014-04-18 04:02:18 AM  
and it looks like Alaska and the Hawaiian islands have undergone some sort of ethnic cleansing.

It's about time.

/damn white people
 
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