here is the vend diagram video that i yakked about yesterday, now embedded forever within the ones and zeros of the ragbag.

September 3, 2009
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news bulletin (for immediate release): my former boy-bandmates, rafi kam and dallas penn, who style themselves the internets celebrities, have just released a new video on the topic of street vending called the vend diagram for which they approached me to concoct some venn diagrams (wordplay!). the above chart is perhaps my favourite as it deals with creole and mixed languages and  ends rather absurdly where it all began—with a ginormous slice* of pie.
rafi and dallas’ investigation into how the economy is effing up the most micro of businesses—the street vendors, can be found here. i made the charts for it, but i will not now confirm (nor double confirm) that i made a cameo in it.
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*properly speaking, the shape of this slice is a reuleaux triangle (maths!)

news bulletin (for immediate release): my former boy-bandmates, rafi kam and dallas penn, who style themselves the internets celebrities, have just released a new video on the topic of street vending called the vend diagram for which they approached me to concoct some venn diagrams (wordplay!). the above chart is perhaps my favourite as it deals with creole and mixed languages and ends rather absurdly where it all began—with a ginormous slice* of pie.

rafi and dallas’ investigation into how the economy is effing up the most micro of businesses—the street vendors, can be found here. i made the charts for it, but i will not now confirm (nor double confirm) that i made a cameo in it.

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*properly speaking, the shape of this slice is a reuleaux triangle (maths!)

i suppose that this was inevitable.
to note: “scientists” have informed me that these frankendogs ARE NOT to be called hybrids because that term is reserved for the offspring of different species. but then i told this “scientist” that forks and spoons are in the same species and nobody ever gave me any trouble calling a spork a hybrid. and then i said, “q.e.d.” and folded my arms like i was posing for the cover of g.q.

i suppose that this was inevitable.

to note: “scientists” have informed me that these frankendogs ARE NOT to be called hybrids because that term is reserved for the offspring of different species. but then i told this “scientist” that forks and spoons are in the same species and nobody ever gave me any trouble calling a spork a hybrid. and then i said, “q.e.d.” and folded my arms like i was posing for the cover of g.q.

in man’s quest to muck about with the natural order of things, he has turned his attention from utensils to the source of what they utend: ie. food. today’s set of hybrids are less about form and more about colour (recorded in appended photo) and taste and texture (not recordable in photos as of 5/21/2009). yet, as with all good hybrids, wacky names play a major role.
further notes.

in man’s quest to muck about with the natural order of things, he has turned his attention from utensils to the source of what they utend: ie. food. today’s set of hybrids are less about form and more about colour (recorded in appended photo) and taste and texture (not recordable in photos as of 5/21/2009). yet, as with all good hybrids, wacky names play a major role.

further notes.

half the fun of hybrid cutlery° is the peculiar names.
UPDATE: (6/15/2009) i now own a splayd of my own and have reviewed it here.
UPDATE: kottke & eatmedaily readers, should you ever be able to pry yourself away from gawking at the splayd, you may enjoy my other chart posts or food posts. you may also get a charge out of a selection of my other dispatches—[disclaimer: it is also very possible that you could find them tremendously boooooring (extra o’s added for emphasis).]

half the fun of hybrid cutlery° is the peculiar names.

UPDATE: (6/15/2009) i now own a splayd of my own and have reviewed it here.

UPDATE: kottke & eatmedaily readers, should you ever be able to pry yourself away from gawking at the splayd, you may enjoy my other chart posts or food posts. you may also get a charge out of a selection of my other dispatches—[disclaimer: it is also very possible that you could find them tremendously boooooring (extra o’s added for emphasis).]

disclaimer