Some notable webcomics

Lucy Knisly has “always been taught that to have less- to economize and prune- is better, and allows us to focus on the intangible and immaterial things.”* (Stop Paying Attention)

“The proverb should be : A bird in the hand is worth a bird in the hand.” (Doghouse Diaries)

How images can distort our perceptions of the world around us. (Ferd’nand**)

“Specialness is not a conserved quantity.” (Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal)

Disgust is to violence as respect is to thought. (Indexed)

“As you can see, our company has a long history of not hiring minorities.”  (Partially Clips)

*I’ve always been taught that as well, and this strip makes me wonder if it really is true.

**I know Ferd’nand isn’t technically a webcomic, since it appears in newspapers, and it doesn’t have the ethos of a webcomic, since it isn’t crudely drawn and doesn’t trade on its readers’ sense of intellectual superiority.  But I read it online, and this installment is clever, so by my standards it qualifies.

Pie charts and bar graphs

For some reason, hundreds of people looked at this old post of mine one day a couple of weeks ago.  It consists almost entirely of this image, borrowed from haha.nu:

I have no idea what drew so much traffic to this item, but evidently the joke resonates with the Zeitgeist.  Here’s the latest Partially Clips:

These may remind you of an xkcd from last year that consisted of self-referential charts and graphs, or of this joke.