Sunday, July 22, 2012


Today, at dinner with the historian's daughter and her family--to celebrate her birthday, so happy birthday, Anna!--we were discussing a pesky wasp problem in their yard, which brought this infographic to mind:


This also reminded me that somewhere or another I read that some smart guy--some guy I probably read about in the New York Times today, but honestly, I can't be bothered to double-check--right, some smart guy has an infographic feed. Or something. He constantly consumes infographics, which is a good idea, because infographics are kind of awesome. For instance, here's some useful information about the cost of hiring a zombie:

I Hired a Zombie, or The True Cost of a Bad Hire (via Mashable)

And here's one, The History of the Internet in a Nutshell (go on, check it out--it's pretty!):

via Mashable (click here to see it full screen)

I think we'd all like to know about ten of the most expensive meals ever, wouldn't we? Hello, $145.00 hot dog!

...and that is by no means the most expensive thing on the menu.

Well, I wish I were an infographic maker. Perhaps I will become a connoisseur of them. But in the meantime, here is some other information you might like to have about stuff I want to do before I go back to school (too bad I can't/am too lazy to put it all in the form of a well-designed graphic):
  • see all the movies
  • read a pile more books
  • write drafts of ten more poems--by "drafts," I really mean drafts, not finished poems. You know, move my freewriting to the next level.
  • make two video essays
  • ride my bike in the morning fifty more days (not technically possible, but there's a spirit of the thing involved here)
  • notice everything
  • see some live music outside
  • eat some more good food
  • have dinner with some friends
  • relax some more, and then
  • relax even more than that.
Doable? YES.

1 comment:


    This is the only infographic you will ever need. Trust me.



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