Bad Chart Thursday: Sucky Valentine’s

At 9:30pm* today I was still at work, just waiting for someone else to do their job so I could go home and continue to think about how much my life sucks in the comfort of my own couch. You would think that is the perfect time to open up your browser to watch cat videos on Youtube, steal some cool No.2 pencils from the supply closet, and make photocopies of your private parts, but my boss was sitting right next to me. I had to pretend to work. Then I remembered: It’s Bad Chart Thursday! So I made this for you guys:

bad chart

That is an actual chart I was working on, just very slightly changed so I don’t get sued. Happy Valentine’s Day!

*Spanish time. I ended up leaving the office at 10:45pm.

Image source for Cupid here.



Born and raised in Mexico City, Daniela has finally decided to abdicate her post as an armchair skeptic and start doing some skeptical activism. She is currently living in Spain after having lived in the US, Brazil and Italy. You can also find her blogging in Spanish at esceptica.org.

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  1. February 14, 2013 at 9:50 pm —

    This is a compelling and utterly convincing graph.

  2. February 14, 2013 at 11:00 pm —

    Reminds me of my own career. And pretty much every Valentine’s Day I’ve ever had.

  3. February 15, 2013 at 8:39 am —

    Thank you for doing the heavy lifting for data viz, science and singletons everywhere!

  4. February 15, 2013 at 3:22 pm —

    Ahh it’s So bad.:-)

  5. February 15, 2013 at 3:59 pm —

    This is not a proper bar chart, The axes are not properly labelled. This is offensive to real skeptics like me. This chart should be removed immediately\snark
    ROTFL at the evil hanging cupid!

  6. February 15, 2013 at 7:44 pm —


    Looks like things are so bad Cupid committed suicide. The world really sucks doesn’t it? :-)

  7. February 18, 2013 at 12:20 pm —

    Hey Daniela! Would tweet normally but can’t find your tag name. Just arrived in Spain and living in Malaga, are you keen for a coffee when I get around to visiting Valencia? Not a psycho just looking for intelligent friends :) If your job hasn’t killed you by then, obviously…

    @clairmaurice, http://www.msclair.com

    • February 18, 2013 at 1:00 pm —

      Hi Claire. I just followed you on Twitter. DM me and I can give you Spain advice!

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