Venn Redux

Okay, remember when the internet started leaking a steady supply of hilariously reworked periodic tables and I developed a tiny obsession (then revisited it) despite a distinct lack of real scientific knowledge?

Well, it’s happened again, this time with Venn diagrams. Usually, I try to avoid anything remotely mathematical (unless of course it’s Craig Damrauer’s New Math).

But there are Venn diagrams, and then there are Venn diagrams. These are the latter:



{ Douglas Adams loved giant, spotty, placid whale sharks, and so do I. via Behance }



{ I love both unicorns and narwhals, and this is genius. My original favourite, by ArgyleWhale via horkulated }



{ I’m also a fan of colour standards, so CMYcake is my new favourite, via FFFFOUND! }

There’s also something rather nice about memes that are gradually exuded throughout the ether like this. As opposed to those high GI memes that burn twice as bright but half as long, before hitting maximum saturation and maximum irritation at almost precisely the same moment (see also: Rickrolling, Squirrel Crashes, and — as much as I hate to say it — Play Him Off, Keyboard Cat).


PS. For a permanent source of often puerile, seldom unfunny, and not at all mathematical diagrams and graphs, you might like to bookmark GraphJam:

…but only if you can afford to fritter away vast swathes of time on a regular basis)

PPS. This one is conclusively prescient:


{ Enough said! via BuzzFeed }

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7 thoughts on “Venn Redux

  1. I wonder which section of your last category all of us yogadorks would fit into…I’m thinking heavier on the intelligence & obsession and lighter on the social ineptitude, but maybe I’m just trying to make myself feel better. :)

    • I was going to say the same thing! I don’t think yogadorks have much of a problem with social ineptitude (except when you get two or more of us together at a social gathering and suddenly all the non-yogadorks are lost in the ‘asana’ talk!). But we’re definitely intelligent, and definitely obsessed. That would make us geeks I suppose (and proud of it too :) ).

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