Bad Chart Thursday’s Mysterious Disappearance
Bad Chart Thursday is back! But I’m sure I’m not alone in wondering where it disappeared to over the past few months. I asked it, but of course, its responses were inconsistent and unverifiable.
Did Bad Chart Thursday get lost when we moved servers and travel thousands of cyberspace miles to find us? Or did it disappear when charting the Bermuda Triangle? Maybe our beloved BCT got involved in a numbers racket or was kidnapped by creationists and forced to illustrate their textbooks.
The mystery has consumed me, so with BCT being less than forthcoming, I’ve decided to conduct a skeptical investigation into all the most likely possibilities.
BCT traveled back in time to change events to suit its bad data. (The U.S. flag looks a lot like a combination scatter plot and bar chart, doesn’t it? Coincidence?)
Bad Chart Thursday was abducting aliens.
BCT took on part time work in graphic design. (Statistically significant, with a p value of < #00FF33)
BCT has been hiding out in surrealist and cubist works of art. (Statistically significant, with a p value of < manatee)
BCT has been trapped in a diner pie case off route 60.
BCT just needed to get lost in the city for a while.
BCT got involved in the Sasquatch DNA project.
BCT has been working for Fox News this whole time. (Likelihood: %193)
To clarify the theories for analysis, I of course plotted them on a chart:
At the end of this rigorous and complex mathematical investigation, I am still not certain of what the real explanation is for the disappearance of Bad Chart Thursday, and I am sure there are possibilities I did not think to investigate. Perhaps Bad Chart Thursday was here all along. In our hearts.
Or we’re just lazy.
Image credits: Mountain View Grand; Gerhard A. E. Uhlhorn; Jouissance; The Bargeman, by Fernand Léger; kielmaru
I was totally convinced by the random square in Likely Explanations.
I’m pretty sure that’s baby BCT, fathered during the mysterious disappearance by either Sasquatch or President Harding.
So Melanie, what kind of aliens were you abducting, and is DNA stringy?
Shouldn’t “Working for Fox News” be closer to 193 percentage likelihood?
Yes. It really is a terrible chart.
“Fox News?” Please, that’s small fry. World Nut Daily is were its at. Why “Fox News” actually is “fair and balanced” by comparison. Its the real place to go for fact free right wing “journalism.”
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