Worst chart ever?

Ben Hyde sends me this:

It’s even worse than it looks because the numbers are wrong too.

Why, oh why, do people only send me the bad stuff? From “dporn” to chartjunk . . .

4 Responses to Worst chart ever?

  1. Mark Rogers May 20, 2011 at 5:33 am #

    Someone has to push back against laziness and foolishness.

  2. Andrew Burnette May 20, 2011 at 9:01 am #

    I propose that you compile a list of all of the bad charts that are sent each year, and then offer a “worse chart award” (it’ll have to have a sexier title than that….). Maybe let loyal readers vote for the “winner” (loser?) at the end of the academic year. It could be fun, and maybe it’ll even inspire better charts for fear of the shame of being on the list.

  3. Erik Voeten May 20, 2011 at 10:14 am #

    It is worth pointing out that this disaster was published by Newsweek, which deserves our collective mock.

  4. TallDave May 25, 2011 at 1:54 pm #

    I could not stop laughing. The swirling missiles, the falling missiles, the missiles sitting on the line… oh God, the hilarity!

    Thanks for sharing.