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Can you help me find funny graphs/charts to show in my university level statistics class? They don't have to be technically correct, I just want something to put onscreen while the students are coming into class. Stuff like this is ok, but SFW is preferable.
posted by arcticwoman to Grab Bag (22 answers total) 24 users marked this as a favorite
 
The Cartoon Guide to Statistics has some great ones...
posted by k8t at 3:07 PM on January 24, 2008




This blog "strange maps" looks promising, but I had this map in particular in mind.
posted by Brian James at 3:10 PM on January 24, 2008


my favorite
posted by txsebastien at 3:14 PM on January 24, 2008 [1 favorite]


There's always the Pac-Man chart.
posted by BitterOldPunk at 3:14 PM on January 24, 2008




xkcd has a bunch as comics, specifically here, here and (the best one) here.
posted by sarahnade at 3:19 PM on January 24, 2008


Indexed has been mentioned on the blue in the past and is pretty funny. I'm especially fond of the early stuff.
posted by hindmost at 3:19 PM on January 24, 2008


1000 Ridiculous Tragedies has some excellent pie charts.
posted by yarmond at 3:26 PM on January 24, 2008 [1 favorite]


There were some pretty funny user-created charts in this Mefi thread. For example:

Pie is seven times better than cake

what butts are

etc.
posted by Rhaomi at 4:49 PM on January 24, 2008


For xkcd comics, don't forget Science!
posted by pombe at 4:51 PM on January 24, 2008


The pac man chart is my favorite
posted by jockc at 5:52 PM on January 24, 2008


I have the pac man chart on my door at work and its gotten a lot of positive feedback, so definitely include that one.
posted by Diskeater at 6:47 PM on January 24, 2008


Statshot on the Onion website has hilarious graphs and charts.

http://www.theonion.com/content/statshot/top_selling_nintendo_wii
posted by Zebtron at 6:50 PM on January 24, 2008


seconding (thirding by now?) indexed.
posted by thinkingwoman at 6:51 PM on January 24, 2008


The Graphic Truth?
posted by eightball at 7:00 PM on January 24, 2008


Slideshow with some of David Letterman's "Charts and Graphs." Not the best selection, alas, but worth a look.
posted by pmurray63 at 9:32 PM on January 24, 2008


Text content of many more Letterman "Charts & Graphs" bits from 2002 and later can be found here. You'd have to recreate the graphics yourself, but that wouldn't be hard.
posted by pmurray63 at 9:43 PM on January 24, 2008


How about the Rambo Death Chart?
posted by KathyK at 5:49 AM on January 25, 2008


Have you checked out portions of Demtri Martin's standup where he uses a large pad on an easel with some very funny charts? (My favorite being the relationship between how beautiful a girl is and how much he is willing to listen to her talk about her cats.) I think that one is in his latest special "Demetri Martin: Person" Hope that's right.
posted by lpsguy at 7:45 AM on January 25, 2008


I like this slide from the Gettysburg address powerpoint presentation.
posted by yarrow at 9:09 AM on January 25, 2008


America's Most Popular Charts is a personal favourite Statshot from The Onion.
posted by mhum at 11:27 AM on January 25, 2008


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