Steady Stream of Sorrows
berenzero:

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How to lie with statistics: The relationship between Florida’s Stand Your Ground law and gun deaths.
At Junk Charts, Kaiser Fung drew my attention to a graph released by Reuters.  It is so deeply misleading that I loathe to expose your eyeballs to it.  So, I offer you the mishmash above.
The original figure is on the left.  It counts the number of gun deaths in Florida.  A line rises, bounces a little, reaches a 2nd highest peak labeled “2005, Florida enacted its ‘Stand Your Ground’ law,” and falls precipitously.
What do you see?
Most people see a huge fall-off in the number of gun deaths after Stand Your Ground was passed.  But that’s not what the graph shows.  A quick look at the vertical axis reveals that the gun deaths are counted from top (0) to bottom (800).  The highest peaks are the fewest gun deaths and the lowest ones are the most.  A rise in the line, in other words, reveals a reduction in gun deaths.  The graph on the right — flipped both horizontally and vertically — is more intuitive to most: a rising line reflects a rise in the number of gun deaths and a dropping a drop.
The proper conclusion, then, is that gun deaths skyrocketed after Stand Your Ground was enacted.
This example is a great reminder that we bring our own assumptions to our reading of any illustration of data.  The original graph may have broken convention, making the intuitive read of the image incorrect, but the data is, presumably, sound.  It’s our responsibility, then, to always do our due diligence in absorbing information.  The alternative is to be duped.
Lisa Wade is a professor of sociology at Occidental College and the author of Gender: Ideas, Interactions, Institutions, with Myra Marx Ferree. You can follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

What the fuck, people…

I saw this graph and did a double-take, but then I thought it was cool they made the graph the opposite of most graphs and figured the purpose was to highlight the backwards nature of the law and the inverse effect it had on peoples’ safety in Florida. Maybe it’s just me being naive, but I don’t think the intent was to fool people, I think it was to make people look at the data twice, and from multiple angles.

berenzero:

socimages:

How to lie with statistics: The relationship between Florida’s Stand Your Ground law and gun deaths.

At Junk Charts, Kaiser Fung drew my attention to a graph released by Reuters.  It is so deeply misleading that I loathe to expose your eyeballs to it.  So, I offer you the mishmash above.

The original figure is on the left.  It counts the number of gun deaths in Florida.  A line rises, bounces a little, reaches a 2nd highest peak labeled “2005, Florida enacted its ‘Stand Your Ground’ law,” and falls precipitously.

What do you see?

Most people see a huge fall-off in the number of gun deaths after Stand Your Ground was passed.  But that’s not what the graph shows.  A quick look at the vertical axis reveals that the gun deaths are counted from top (0) to bottom (800).  The highest peaks are the fewest gun deaths and the lowest ones are the most.  A rise in the line, in other words, reveals a reduction in gun deaths.  The graph on the right — flipped both horizontally and vertically — is more intuitive to most: a rising line reflects a rise in the number of gun deaths and a dropping a drop.

The proper conclusion, then, is that gun deaths skyrocketed after Stand Your Ground was enacted.

This example is a great reminder that we bring our own assumptions to our reading of any illustration of data.  The original graph may have broken convention, making the intuitive read of the image incorrect, but the data is, presumably, sound.  It’s our responsibility, then, to always do our due diligence in absorbing information.  The alternative is to be duped.

Lisa Wade is a professor of sociology at Occidental College and the author of Gender: Ideas, Interactions, Institutions, with Myra Marx Ferree. You can follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

What the fuck, people…

I saw this graph and did a double-take, but then I thought it was cool they made the graph the opposite of most graphs and figured the purpose was to highlight the backwards nature of the law and the inverse effect it had on peoples’ safety in Florida. Maybe it’s just me being naive, but I don’t think the intent was to fool people, I think it was to make people look at the data twice, and from multiple angles.

thenintendard:

domsdominatinggaming:

Nintendo 64 start screen montage. 

The Rooks - Devil On My Back
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Here’s a demo of a new song we’re working on called “Devil On My Back.” We’re trying for a “tent revival” kind of sound with this one so we’re working on a banjo part and 3-part harmony, which is why the chorus sounds a bit strange with just my voice. Hope you like it.

Lyrics/Vocals: Ariel

Music/Guitar: D.B. Aaronson

The Rooks - Afraid
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Here’s a demo of a new song we’re working on called “Afraid,” a song I unironically wrote for a homestuck fanfic and DBA adapted into a ballad. Hope you like it.

Lyrics: Ariel

Music/Vocals/Guitar: D.B. Aaronson

Flute: Kohl

rachelroach:

rook logo for my brother’s band

rachelroach:

rook logo for my brother’s band

samdigspoems:

Ten men women have warned me against becoming:

1.

The man who takes up too much space.
Whose legs need their own chair in
public spaces, who plays awful, shitty
guitar at parties, whose backpack
can’t touch his lap and must therefore
have its own seat on the bus
while…

theroguefeminist:

wackd:

brokenbutbright:

dreamsofamadgirl:

brokenbutbright:

Feminism is like the red pill in the Matrix.

Suddenly you’re watching everyone walk around in this delusion and reality is terrifying.

There’s a reason this exists:

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(courtesy Sinfest)

HOLY SHIT I HAD NO IDEA THIS GEM EXISTED.

this is true for all forms of oppression tbh

Danny "Sexbang" Avidan - SON OF A BITCH
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sharphoe:

A full minute of it. Enjoy.

thespeedoofsolomon:

tally-art:

New Home Is Where The Internet Is!  Tumblr’s 10-page limit is keeping me from posting the whole thing, so head on over to the webcomic to read the rest (plus a blog post with Paris photos and doodles).

I’m going to Strasbourg tomorrow!!!  I’m so excited.  We might take a day trip into Germany and the Black Forest 8-D AHHHHHH.  Back soon, love and hugs~

-Your friend Tally

This is beautiful

mya-the-butt-touch-octopus:

godoftheroads:

GUYS

THE WHOLE VERSION CAME OUT

i dont care whether you’re into homestuck or not, everyone needs to see this beautiful piece of animation