bootyxqueen:

lottosim:

Sloth on a speedboat

laughing so fucking hard

bootyxqueen:

lottosim:

Sloth on a speedboat

laughing so fucking hard

skepticalavenger:


I wish I’d had this a few weeks ago, when I was telling students how not to present their data. This is a chart illustrating the effects of stand-your-ground-laws on murder in Florida.
I glanced at that and thought, “Whoa, surprise: the stand-your-ground-laws had a pretty dramatic effect in reducing murder. I did not expect that at all.”
And then I was a bit disappointed: “But they really should have set the Y axis at zero. It’s a bit misleading and magnifies the apparent effect, otherwise.”
And then I did a double-take: “They inverted the freaking Y axis!”
That’s right. It doesn’t show a decline, it shows a dramatic spike in murder after the law was passed. The text in the article actually says that clearly, but the chart was actively selling the opposite message. They’ve since added a corrected chart that actually makes the point clearly, instead of obscuring it.

I took away two points. It’s really easy to lie with graphics, and shouldn’t any evidence-based legal system recognize the consequences of passing a bad law and correct itself?

Unfreakinbelievable.

skepticalavenger:

I wish I’d had this a few weeks ago, when I was telling students how not to present their data. This is a chart illustrating the effects of stand-your-ground-laws on murder in Florida.

I glanced at that and thought, “Whoa, surprise: the stand-your-ground-laws had a pretty dramatic effect in reducing murder. I did not expect that at all.”

And then I was a bit disappointed: “But they really should have set the Y axis at zero. It’s a bit misleading and magnifies the apparent effect, otherwise.”

And then I did a double-take: “They inverted the freaking Y axis!”

That’s right. It doesn’t show a decline, it shows a dramatic spike in murder after the law was passed. The text in the article actually says that clearly, but the chart was actively selling the opposite message. They’ve since added a corrected chart that actually makes the point clearly, instead of obscuring it.

betterfloridagundeaths

I took away two points. It’s really easy to lie with graphics, and shouldn’t any evidence-based legal system recognize the consequences of passing a bad law and correct itself?

Unfreakinbelievable.

onlylolgifs:

Sniper Prank

onlylolgifs:

Sniper Prank

thankyouforthedildos:

hungarian:

do squirrels think about stuff

no because they’re so darn stupid

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mainlybioshock:

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onlylolgifs:

Ghost Car Appears Out of Nowhere 

nosdrinker:

this is the teacher from the incredibles

nosdrinker:

this is the teacher from the incredibles

kuzco2000:

what the hell’s a laker

kuzco2000:

what the hell’s a laker

breefolk:

ghdos:

starslicer:

LOL.

OHMYGODTHEACCURACYOFTHISPOSTISASTOUNDING.

This actually happened one time between two guys at the school I used to go to.  They were always at each others throats and threatening each other, and one day one of the school administrators took them into an empty classroom and said, “Go at it.”
And they just looked at each other awkwardly and started giggling.

breefolk:

ghdos:

starslicer:

LOL.

OHMYGODTHEACCURACYOFTHISPOSTISASTOUNDING.

This actually happened one time between two guys at the school I used to go to.  They were always at each others throats and threatening each other, and one day one of the school administrators took them into an empty classroom and said, “Go at it.”

And they just looked at each other awkwardly and started giggling.

sofiahendrick:

make me choose; garronpaduk asked: Lilith or Maya.

sofiahendrick:

make me choose; garronpaduk asked: Lilith or Maya.

donglek:

megustamemes:

It’s more disturbing with the USB cable plugged in.

donglek:

megustamemes:

It’s more disturbing with the USB cable plugged in.

wereyoufullyawareofthisgaming:

broback the fuck up

wereyoufullyawareofthisgaming:

bro
back the fuck up