Tag Archives | Chart

…America likes its presidents tall and fat?

The Measure Of A President

Ever wonder how a candidate’s stature effects his chance of getting into office?

To help evaluate that question, The New York Times put together a fantastic chart of the presidential candidate pairings to see if there are any trends, and found some interesting results.

According to the chart, taller (17 to 8) and heavier (18 to 8) candidates generally do better than their shorter and lighter counterparts.

It’s not an exact science, but it does show some interesting insight into what we see in a leader.

[The New York Times – The Measure Of A President]

[Via: SwissMiss]

…Jon Dyer loves facial hair?

Beards

According to the official chart of facial hair types, there are 34 different types of facial hair.

According to Jon Dyer, he’s done 24 of them so far, and plans to continue until his face has featured each one.

Check out his blog for a documentation of his quest.

[Jon Dyer’s Blog – The Quest For Every Beard Type]

[Via: Swissmiss]

…It’s Music Monday: South By Southwest?

South By Southwest

South by Southwest (AKA SXSW) is an interactive, film, and music festival that takes place every year in Austin, Texas.

Because many of the bands that perform there each year are trying to make it big and break into the scene, they release an official torrent with most of the music from the festival for you to download and enjoy.

This years torrent contained 763 tracks, and played end to end, would be nearly 48 hours of continuous music.

If that sounds like a lot to go through to find what you like, that’s because it is, so Paul Ford decided to listen to them all and give you a kind of cheat sheet for finding the music that you like.

His chart ranks each of the songs on a one to five scale, and gives each a six-word review, making it easy to find the good stuff.

If you’re looking to be on the cutting edge of the music scene, then head on over to the download link and fire up your favorite torrent downloader, because it doesn’t get much rawer than this.

[South By Southwest]

[South By Southwest Torrents]

[South By Southwest – Six-Word Reviews]

…Food brands aren’t always as they appear?

Organic FoodsThey might try to hide behind healthy and family farm sounding names, but many/most of the organic foods that you buy are actually produced by some of the nation’s largest food processors.

To see if your favorites are part of a larger conglomerate, check out GOOD’s Buying Organic chart:

[GOOD – Buying Organic]

…Vista likes versions?

Upgrade Chart

Trying to decide between upgrading to Vista and OSX? I hope this chart helped.

[Via: UNEASYsilence]