Hi! To those that requested rebloggable sprouts, here they be.
Some penguins are able to expel their poop with such great pressure that it lands far away from their nest, thus keeping their homes tidy. Scientists calculated the pressure that penguins would need to send their poop flying a given distance, and this chart outlines the parameters they used in their model. Click on the photo for the complete paper.
This one is brand SPANKIN new, created in honor of today’s chartist festivities, but will soon be cross-posted over at my site.
They say the unexamined life is not worth living, and I for one am inclined to agree. Thus I provide this chart of my own experiences with coffee. And caps lock. Note the physical limitations. The keyboard and typographic media to which it is linked can only provide so much assistance as an expressive tool. Type can only be so bold and so italic and SO CAPS. But we can try. OH YES WE CAN TRY.
Is there anything so frustrating than being frustrated in 12pt type? I dare say no. If you say otherwise, shoot a question over to http://ilovecharts.tumblr.com/ask. I’m listening.
(Inspired by the amazing Sarah Beacan’s quest to get spring to come back.)
Thanks to Jason and Cody for offering me this prestigious Chartist in Residence position. Thanks to everyone who enjoyed what I had to share, and (especially) thanks to even a few haters for coming out and taking part today.
If you’re enjoyed any of the STW guest-comics or older comics, …
Lesson: Airport Security
President Obama, THAT is how you make a pat-down joke.
(Disclaimer: Neither Dante nor ILoveCharts are responsible for any idiotic actions you take as a result of reading this.)
“Classic” Lesson: Lesson #282 - The Fermented Four
If you don’t think brackets count as charts, then you’re clearly not a sports fan.
Seeding was done based on popularity, notoriety, and general enjoyment. I always thought this would make for a nice series of parties among friends - and a couple readers recently proved me right, when they passed along a completed bracket they said they conducted over six different weekends. In the end, they found that White Russian beat Vodka in the final. Who do you have winning it all?
That Virginia. She’s so easy.
“Classic” Lesson: Lesson #5 - Fame
This was one of the first STW comics I ever made, and it’s still one of my favorites - not because of the punch-line, but because it was the first original idea I first had for the comic (as opposed to adapting it from something else I had come up with).
I also love this one because it angers so many people who misread it as me saying that ‘there is more skill in profession X than profession Y’. That’s not what it says, but people never read it that way. It’s the skill required to reach a certain level of fame. So the long, long arguments about it in the comments of wherever it gets posted are delightful to read. Mainly because it initiates interesting debates, and because it proves some people need to learn how to read a graph.
And yes, the x- and y- axes are switched, but that had to be done for the sake of building up to the punchline.