October 29, 2007

Hipsters, gangstas, & unacceptable haircuts

Chart! And! Graphs!

  • Maps
  • Graphs
    • Artist Andrew Kuo spent the summer hitting as many NY concerts as possible, and he “obsessively charted the entire experience, from reviewing the bands to counting the number of porta-potties.” Check out the results.  See also the brief accompanying article.  Many more infographics live on his blog.
    • Protec’ ya neck: Chris Sims lets us peer into the rigorous science of gangsta rap. [Via]
    • This Australian dating ad uses infographics to make its pitch.  (Only 11% of suitors have “unacceptable haircuts”?  They must not be counting the vast number of Aussie dudes with fauxhawks.)
Posted by John Nack at 6:57 PM on October 29, 2007


  • Phil Brown — 10:56 PM on October 29, 2007

    On Aussie Fauxhawks:
    Thankfully, it’s mostly restricted to teenagers either too young to have developed a genuine sense of style or too full of their own teen-angst to care what anyone thinks. Either way, they’ll grow out of it (as is their right as teenagers) either through the development of some semblance of style or, thanks to male-pattern baldness :-)
    As for those older Aussie blokes sporting the Beckhamistic-do, well, we’re suitably ashamed and reguarly attempt to convince them to swim with the crocs or move to the US!
    [Heh heh. I’ll tell you, when my wife and I visited three years ago, we were struck by the dual national passions for that hairdo & those car-truck “ute” combo vehicles. We vowed to return and open a pub called the “Cruck and Fauxhawk.” ;-) –J.]

  • Nick Watts — 9:53 AM on October 30, 2007

    that science of gangsta rap is the funniest thing i’ve seen in weeks. i want t-shirts.

  • Blue Buffalo — 7:23 PM on October 30, 2007

    I love all of the colorful graphs that Andrew Kuo created.

  • Phil Brown — 9:07 PM on March 15, 2008

    Hey John – old archive, but looks like you’re about to start importing “Crucks” to the US!
    [I know! I just discovered that bit of news yesterday. I was kind of intrigued to hear that a “G8 Sport Truck” was on the way, only to realize it was not a truck but a *cruck*. –J.]
    (Thanks for the export dollars ;p )
    And circa 1968 – after a flash flood, once pulled out and some metho poured over the engine to help get rid of the water, started first time (my parents, travelling around Australia on their honeymoon):
    So the Ute lives on :-)
    [Hard core! –J.]

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