Oh, one more thing. Since these graphs posted this morning, I have received some feedback. Some of it has been nice (thank you). Some has been too nice (no thank you, I am married, and besides, I am not sure I know what a “Panamanian Backflip” is, though it sounds exciting). Some has been negative. One man wrote to complain specifically about the height graph, and to point out several logical flaws that he believes undermine its premise. “I’m sure that what you were going for was a kind of recursive comedy,” he said, correctly. “But I can think of at least ten ways to do it better than that.” Perhaps, but he furnished zero, even when I replied to his message. Maybe the rest of you can make good on his presumption.
Look at the graph above. Try to think of a better title—by better, I mean funnier, cleverer, brain-twistinger. The graph will not change—you just have to think of a title. Write it in the comments or send it here. The reader who submits the best one, as judged by me — and, by extension, by the guy who hates my graphs—will win a copy of the I Love Charts book.