The existence of "visual learners" has long been recognized by education experts, or at least recognized as a great way to shut up parents of dumb kids. Rightfully making charts all silly: When The What?
Sprung from the tireless pen of an ad copywriter, this phantasmagoria of hand-drawn, ink-on-graph-paper timelines charts and intricately dissects a veritable cornucopia of pop-culture/historic topics ranging from the origins of Major League Baseball teams and chain restaurants, to a list of notable monkeys and the years when particular celebrities jumped on the "Twitter Train" -- also known as the Blue Line to Revere. Choice info-graphics include:
• Pro Wrestling Champions: Just posted in memory of the late great Macho Man, this bar graph outlines all 40 WWNF/WWF/WWE winners since 1960, interestingly highlighting how much easier it was to hold on to the belt in those days, even with Bruno Sammartino's corpulent, sausage-like fingers.
• Fictional Pub Crawl: Meandering through an afternoon of iconic TV/movie bars, this time-traveling faux booze slog hits all the classics, stumbling from Chalmun's Spaceport Cantina in Star Wars to Three's Company's Regal Beagle, not to mention The Raven from Raiders of the Lost Ark, and even Police Academy's Blue Oyster Bar, which, ironically, is where you can now find the real Steve Guttenberg drowning his sorrows! Just kidding, no way he could afford the cover.
• Evolution of the Sidekick: Kicking off with Robin Hood's Lil' John and hitting faves like Robin and Tonto whilst unfairly neglecting T-Mobile, this mostly-20thC ode to famous #2s runs the gambit from Scottie Pippen to Shrek's Donkey, to Conan's Andy Richter, whose own short-lived solo show couldn't really be considered successful on any scale.
If you're more of a "Wait, wait, don't tell me!" kind of guy, challenge yourself to instinctively imagine what's drawn on fresh charts by first checking out the newest titles on Twitter, a place expertly recognized as a repository for
"expressive learners" dumb people.
Published: May 26, 2011 at 4:00am EDT
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