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2014-04-17 08:28:19 PM
8 votes:
It could have been like this:

img.fark.net
/not really well thought out
//aisle seat please
///slashies
2014-04-17 11:15:17 PM
6 votes:
USA Today will always reign supreme this category

img.fark.net
2014-04-17 08:57:36 PM
6 votes:
images.vizworld.com
2014-04-17 08:50:49 PM
6 votes:
blogs-images.forbes.com
2014-04-17 08:37:06 PM
6 votes:

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?
static2.businessinsider.com
2014-04-17 08:16:56 PM
6 votes:
mr_a:
And what happened to all the Asians in 1970?

We're not allowed to talk about that.  Let's just say that the soup was delicious.
2014-04-17 08:55:47 PM
4 votes:
exitcreative.net
2014-04-17 09:36:58 PM
3 votes:
www.bestinfographics.co
2014-04-17 09:08:23 PM
3 votes:
8% and ORANGE, BIATCHES!!!
2014-04-18 03:00:00 AM
2 votes:
www.volacci.com
2014-04-17 10:19:47 PM
2 votes:

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
2014-04-17 09:18:02 PM
2 votes:

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.


s3.amazonaws.com
2014-04-17 09:01:24 PM
2 votes:

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

And what happened to all the Asians in 1970?


img.fark.net

Now in infographic form.
2014-04-17 08:59:18 PM
2 votes:
2.bp.blogspot.com

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.
2014-04-17 07:53:31 PM
2 votes:
It needs Wolf Blitzer standing in front of a 3D version of it

And what happened to all the Asians in 1970?
2014-04-18 12:13:27 PM
1 votes:

Even reverse cowgirls get the blues: [img.fark.net image 500x404]


img.fark.net

/corrected to reflect FARK's demographics
2014-04-18 12:07:13 PM
1 votes:
img.fark.net
2014-04-18 11:30:04 AM
1 votes:
img.fark.net
2014-04-18 12:39:33 AM
1 votes:

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 12:27:14 AM
1 votes:

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.
2014-04-17 11:48:54 PM
1 votes:

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.
2014-04-17 11:17:41 PM
1 votes:
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 11:04:21 PM
1 votes:

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 10:48:40 PM
1 votes:

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 09:49:54 PM
1 votes:
I made this infographic as part of my job at USA Today. I work from home and received the assignment just yesterday morning. There was no time to send it to the political expediency team, because the team leader who is a Pacific Islander was in Maine at the time attending a racism awareness seminar, along with the technical lead who is Asian.

My working partner (we do pair programming during the month of April), who is from Guatemala and is here on a witness protection assignment, called in sick although I think she was probably doing the books for her uncle's landscaping business in New York.

My best friend, who is African American and whose name is Sh'Qua'n D'stamb'odo Nijeme Niemogo and is from my hometown of Washington D.C., was on Capitol Hill representing our company at the annual press conference methodology workgroup meeting webinar council briefing.

So, I was forced to finish this all by myself on the beach in Kapalua, Maui this morning with no oversight or editing.

So if dem buggahs wen get kronk and like beef, den they stay coming heah an we tell um why dis kine map ting wen come all buss up. Ey brah you like fix um den fine, ah. Den when you finish we come put um back bumbye. Know what I mean?
2014-04-17 09:42:26 PM
1 votes:

Zulu_as_Kono: Killer Cars: Teufelaffe: I get that it's a poorly designed graph, but I'm failing to see what's "racially insensitive" about it.


I think Gawker, and any of their satellite/offshoot/whatever-you-call-them sites have a daily quota of submissions that invoke progressive outrage.

Seriously, are some of you people functionally retarded?

Bad graphics are "racially insensitive" and fuel progressive outrage?  Or are you saying Asians and liberals have more highly refined aesthetic sensibilities when it comes to visualized data?


WTF are you on about?
2014-04-17 09:34:31 PM
1 votes:
37.media.tumblr.com
2014-04-17 09:27:55 PM
1 votes:
I'm offended that there was nothing to be offended about
2014-04-17 09:25:55 PM
1 votes:

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 read it as "70% Black Palin" and giggled inappropriately.
2014-04-17 09:24:53 PM
1 votes:

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

And what happened to all the Asians in 1970?


Well, they're ninjas.  What did you expect?
2014-04-17 09:16:41 PM
1 votes:

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.
2014-04-17 09:11:58 PM
1 votes:

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.
2014-04-17 09:04:29 PM
1 votes:

RobertBruce: Not confusing at all. Wtf?


Oh? What percentage of Americans were of Asian heritage in 1970?
2014-04-17 08:47:53 PM
1 votes:

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?


Holy. farking. shiat.
2014-04-17 08:45:25 PM
1 votes:

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

And what happened to all the Asians in 1970?


Disco.
2014-04-17 08:30:06 PM
1 votes:

InterruptingQuirk: It could have been like this:

[img.fark.net image 620x623]
/not really well thought out
//aisle seat please
///slashies


You clearly spent more time on that than the NBC intern that made up that real graph.
2014-04-17 07:51:31 PM
1 votes:

fusillade762: For starters, there appears to be a wormhole stretching across the country that allows residents of California in 1960 to visit New York City in the year 2060.

What, the blue band? It doesn't even touch California. I guess it's not surprising someone who doesn't know the difference between California and Oregon/Washington would be confused by that graph.


What part of that graph is not confusing?
2014-04-17 07:48:56 PM
1 votes:
For starters, there appears to be a wormhole stretching across the country that allows residents of California in 1960 to visit New York City in the year 2060.

What, the blue band? It doesn't even touch California. I guess it's not surprising someone who doesn't know the difference between California and Oregon/Washington would be confused by that graph.
2014-04-17 07:32:55 PM
1 votes:
There's still some 8 and a half months left in 2014. I'm sure USA Today will top that at some point.
2014-04-17 07:24:54 PM
1 votes:
NBC News, you're no Fox News.
 
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