Thursday, October 9, 2008

A Little Slice of Heaven

Pi - kinda boring

Pie - delicious

Pie Charts - now we're talking

I fucking love pie charts.

Why?

Because they are awesome - listen if I am going to pour my heart and soul into this you can't be asking dumb questions the whole time. I'm sorry for the tough love, sometimes I worry I care too much.

If I were to make a pie chart about how awesome pie charts are - I would simply draw a circle and write, "100%, Bitches" - because I like pie charts and having good grammar.

In fact if I were to make a pie chart about how much I like pie charts and good grammar it would look like PacMan with his mouth being "Good Grammar".

I like grammar but c'mon - in a pie chart about pie charts it only gets a little slice.

This got me to thinking - pie charts couldn't have been invented until AFTER pie had been invented. Pies date back to 12th century England (thanks, Wiki) - so pie charts couldn't have started till after that.

How in the hell did King's allocate their time to plundering, feasting and wenches? "Too many wenches!!! Ahhhh! If only I could accurately articulate the share of wenches in comparison with feasting and plundering!!!"

I used to talk about pie charts so much that a friend of mine stated, "If I had a Jeff Nomina pie chart, I'd eat it."

I'd be fucking delicious.

Knowing my love for all charts pie, you can guess my excitement when I discovered the single greatest, most spectacularly beautiful pie chart I have ever seen. I, in no way, claim ownership of this pie chart - as it was discovered late one night, spent like so many others, Googling pie charts. I present - the Meat Loaf pie chart:

39 comments:

Suzanne said...

I just snarfed at my desk, thanks for that. And now I am signing that song, LOUDLY, at my desk. My co-workers do not thank you.

JustinS said...

My friend, I'm about to Complete You:

http://graphjam.com


One of my favorites:

http://graphjam.files.wordpress.com/2008/05/funny-graphs-optios-when-li.gif

fiona said...

I'd like to order one large slice of "Nomina Pie" a la mode.

Vicky said...

That really is the best pie chart ever! Awesome! :-)

Ben said...

Damn. Justin beat me to the graph jam link.

Other than that, I have nothing to add besides my utter failure at commenting quickly.

Mel said...

I'd eat you... especially if you tasted like meatloaf.

The food, not the man.

Kristen said...

Bwahahahahahaha!

awesome.

Hot Coffee Girl said...

Pie charts are way better than meetings about a meeting.

Represent.

ANG* said...

wow now i have that 25 minute song stuck in my head. amazing late-night find!

Douchegirl said...

There's a website about this! I can't remember the name, but it's about pop culture references and rap lyrics made into pie charts and stuff. It's pretty cool.

Douchegirl said...

Umm.. I think someone beat me to it. Crap.

Christina_the_wench said...

So you're my hookup for my next admin meeting. I expect greatness. Nothing less.

surviving myself said...

Have you seen Indexed? That's a site you'd like as well.

Ashley said...

There's a pie chart for Meat Loaf..wow. That's about all I have to contribute. Wow.

Maki said...

LOL. I've never looked at pie charts the way you do until today. Funny, funny, funny :D

pj said...

Ok, I work in a call ceter (I know sucks for me right?!?) Anywho, I am reading this on my cell and had to log out of my phone, as to not laugh at a caller, and put my head down on my desk. Well, the more I try not to laugh the harder I laugh... Sucks I am losing money each second, but almost kinda worth it...

Sarah said...

that really is the best pie chart i've ever seen. i also love pie charts way more than regular pie.

aaaaand...justin's link to graphjam will entertain me all day

Marie said...

All this pie talk and now I want a pie. The type you eat, not stare at on paper.

Jaime said...

i once presented the question "what is THAT?" on my blog... no one could tell me.

rs27 said...

Not even a sliver for "that". I believe Meatloaf was a little over the top. He woudl do that.

sometimes.

longredcape said...

I love the Meatloaf pie chart!! There's a websi- oh crap justins beat me to it. Oh well.

lacochran's evil twin said...

Pie charts are to bar charts like pies are to carburetors.

My SAT scores could have been higher.

Evil Genius said...

If that were a cheese PIZZA pie chart instead of meat loaf, I'd be SO on board with you!!! :)

Megkathleen said...

Genius!

stealthnerd said...

That really is the best pie chart I've ever seen.

taawd said...

really, i mean really, i had no idea where you were going with this post until the end, which, i may admit was true brilliance.

your brain does kill me.

btw, taawd's sans facial

LBluca77 said...

You are delicious Narm.

Maxie said...

I'm still sad that you said you said pi is kinda boring... pi is awesome!

you can figure out the area of anything round.

what's round and awesome?

boobs.

you can find out the area of a BOOB with pi. do you still think it's "kinda boring"?

Angela said...

http://www.jamphat.com/rap/

i don't need to say any more.

Mon said...

ha ha ha ha if i had a pie chart about this post it would be 100% awesome. Except, I don't dig pie charts, I favor the graph chart. I think it's on account of I like penises or something.

I'm just sayin.

Heff said...

I posted that several months back my damn self. My favorite pie chart of all time.

"Too many wenches" ? IMPOSSIBLE.

Poetry Sue said...

I'm crying. My tears of mirth are flowing down my cheeks.

c.watson said...

Wait I'm confused. It looks like a pie but you can't eat it? What's the point?

(Doesn't work in a real office anymore, and rarely uses graphs at all, yeah journalism!!)

Kristen Kaleal said...

I don't believe you like grammar nearly as much as you said.

"How in the hell did King's allocate their time to plundering..."

What is grammatically incorrect with that sentence?

No one else caught that??

I like good grammar as much as Pac Man is yellow.

One of the funniest posts ever.

Hex said...

I'm such a victim to pop culture -- when I read that hilarious line about the king wondering how to best allocate his time to plundering, feasting and wenches -- I immediatley figured that the guy in the viking helmet or the pilgrim in the back seat of the car would provide the answer.

mentalTHREESIXTY said...

"Pi - kinda boring" - BLASPHEMY!!!!

muskrat said...

love it. i did a few of these charts myself on my blog:

http://tinyurl.com/3mvezd

(www.dailymuskrat.com)

Lauren said...

I saw that meatloaf one a bit ago - I LOVE it. It's so accurate.

Oh that meatloaf.

Pie Charts ARE pretty awesome. Especially when they look like PacMan

PomJob said...

Hilarious. Thanks for sharing.