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May 29, 2011

And the Student was Enlightened
Posted by Jim Macdonald at 07:06 PM *

venn diagram

Label appropriately:

  1. People who print-publish
  2. People who e-publish
  3. People who self-publish
Comments on And the Student was Enlightened:
#1 ::: James D. Macdonald ::: (view all by) ::: May 29, 2011, 09:14 PM:

Label appropriately:

1) Items found in iceboxes.
2) Items that are eaten.
3) Items that you are saving.

#2 ::: thomas ::: (view all by) ::: May 29, 2011, 09:24 PM:

further categories of agents

0. fabulous ones
1. Those that are trained
2. Those that dissemble as if they were mad
3. Those that have just broken the law
4. Those that from a long way off look like publishers

#3 ::: Allan Beatty ::: (view all by) ::: May 29, 2011, 09:34 PM:
  1. Money flows towards the author.
  2. Money flows towards the scammer.
  3. No money flows.
#4 ::: Singing Wren ::: (view all by) ::: May 29, 2011, 10:04 PM:
  1. Formal verse
  2. Free verse
  3. Verses about plums
#5 ::: DanR ::: (view all by) ::: May 29, 2011, 10:06 PM:

1. People who write on paper
2. People who write on line.
3. People who write on stones.

#6 ::: James D. Macdonald ::: (view all by) ::: May 29, 2011, 10:28 PM:

1. Those that belong to the emperor
2. Those that belong to the emperor
3. Those that belong to the emperor

#7 ::: thomas ::: (view all by) ::: May 29, 2011, 10:44 PM:

1. Written in large friendly letters
2. Written in the stars
3. Writ on water

#8 ::: Kip W ::: (view all by) ::: May 29, 2011, 11:53 PM:

1. Hula hoop champions

#9 ::: Bruce Cohen (Speaker to Managers) ::: (view all by) ::: May 30, 2011, 12:07 AM:

1. Stage magicians
2. Beer distributors
3. Topologists and knot theoreticians.

#10 ::: Paul Duncanson ::: (view all by) ::: May 30, 2011, 12:30 AM:

1. People who like Venn diagrams.
2. People who like drawing circles.
3. People who put their coffee cups down on their work.

#11 ::: Paul A. ::: (view all by) ::: May 30, 2011, 04:21 AM:

You Can Draw the Heads of Talking Animal Characters!, "Lesson 7: A Parrot", Step 3.

#12 ::: mjfgates ::: (view all by) ::: May 30, 2011, 07:52 AM:

12. Oh
1. my
2. God,
123. it's
23. full
13. of
3. stars

#13 ::: rgh ::: (view all by) ::: May 30, 2011, 08:26 AM:

@9 http://www.circustakeaway.co.uk/magic_trick1.php

#14 ::: Cadbury Moose ::: (view all by) ::: May 30, 2011, 08:32 AM:

1) Maria Silaeva

2) That is all.

3) Oh all right, if you insist:Elena Lev

#15 ::: Fragano Ledgister ::: (view all by) ::: May 30, 2011, 12:33 PM:

1) A circle.

2) Another circle.

3) Yet another circle.

#16 ::: Ginger ::: (view all by) ::: May 30, 2011, 12:50 PM:

1. Dogs
2. Cats
3. Elephants

#17 ::: Clifton Royston ::: (view all by) ::: May 30, 2011, 02:30 PM:

1. mountains and rivers
2. not mountains and not rivers
3. mountains and rivers

123. !

#18 ::: Kip W ::: (view all by) ::: May 30, 2011, 03:13 PM:

1. Lions
2. Tigers
3. Bears
0. My!

#19 ::: Cadbury Moose ::: (view all by) ::: May 30, 2011, 03:24 PM:

1) Hoop snakes

2) Drop Bears

3) Bunyips

#20 ::: TexAnne ::: (view all by) ::: May 30, 2011, 03:26 PM:

1. Yarn you have.
2. Patterns you have.
3. Yarn and patterns that work together.

#21 ::: Phyllis ::: (view all by) ::: May 30, 2011, 03:29 PM:

1. Kahlua
2. Half & Half
3. Smirnoff Vanilla Vodka

#22 ::: Cadbury Moose ::: (view all by) ::: May 30, 2011, 04:52 PM:

1) Chatowsies

2) Ahagaree

3) Pourrian.

< FX: wanders off to wash his dog in the beer.>

#23 ::: Lee ::: (view all by) ::: May 30, 2011, 04:58 PM:

1. Time travel
2. Spaceships
3. Killer robots

(Extra points to the first person who guesses the reference!)

#24 ::: Mary Aileen ::: (view all by) ::: May 30, 2011, 05:31 PM:

Lee (23): I love that shirt!

#25 ::: Janet Brennan Croft ::: (view all by) ::: May 30, 2011, 06:00 PM:

1. Tornadoes.
2. Ice Storms.
3. Brush fires.

123. Where Janet lives.

#26 ::: GiacomoL ::: (view all by) ::: May 30, 2011, 06:34 PM:

1. Things you will do.
2. Things you won't do.
3. Things you might do.
123. Politics.

#27 ::: Bill Stewart ::: (view all by) ::: May 30, 2011, 09:16 PM:

1. A ring
2. and another ring
3. and another ring.
And you've got three rings, Ballantine,
or for the Elven Kings under the Sky,
or a traffic circle in Camden NJ that looked very much like the Ballantine logo except with some stoplights at inconvenient places in the middle.

#28 ::: DanR ::: (view all by) ::: May 30, 2011, 09:20 PM:

1. People who hate
2. People who love
3. People who are comfortable

#29 ::: HelenS ::: (view all by) ::: May 30, 2011, 09:47 PM:

The Olympics was much smaller than usual this year.

#30 ::: thomas ::: (view all by) ::: May 30, 2011, 10:03 PM:

Bill Stewart:

XKCD

#31 ::: Tony Zbaraschuk ::: (view all by) ::: May 30, 2011, 11:54 PM:

1. Restaurants you like to eat at.
2. Restaurants you can afford to eat it.
3. Restaurants within walking distance.

#32 ::: alex ::: (view all by) ::: May 31, 2011, 04:55 AM:

1. Structural social conflicts.
2. Externally-influenced dimensions of personal identity.
3. Pre-existent structures of loyalty, allegiance and belonging.

123: everyone.

#33 ::: David DeLaney ::: (view all by) ::: May 31, 2011, 05:37 AM:

A villanelle, and
a triolet, and also
a sonnet. TOM SWIFT!

--Dave, a-seasonally

#34 ::: Chris Lawson ::: (view all by) ::: May 31, 2011, 07:52 AM:

A symphony of Petri dishes

#35 ::: Chris Lawson ::: (view all by) ::: May 31, 2011, 07:53 AM:

Oh, and using Jim's original key, that would be Dave Langford in the middle, wouldn't it?

#36 ::: Theophylact ::: (view all by) ::: May 31, 2011, 09:44 AM:

1.Red
2.Yellow
3.Blue
4.Orange
5.Green
6.Violet
7.White

#37 ::: Theophylact ::: (view all by) ::: May 31, 2011, 09:45 AM:

... Making Light!

#38 ::: Cadbury Moose ::: (view all by) ::: May 31, 2011, 11:01 AM:

1, 2, 3, Dip!

#39 ::: Julian ::: (view all by) ::: May 31, 2011, 12:50 PM:

1: John Bonham

#40 ::: James D. Macdonald ::: (view all by) ::: May 31, 2011, 01:19 PM:

1. Those who know the territory and have been around

2. Those who turn to dust and fall down

3. Those who sooner or later will be screwing around

#41 ::: Janni ::: (view all by) ::: May 31, 2011, 04:21 PM:

Thank you.

Hit the point this morning where if one more person used "epublishing" and "self-publishing" as synonyms (and so leapt to the existence of both portending doom for anything outside the set that is self-publishing), eyes were going to meet sporks. Just hadn't decided whether they'd be mine or everyone else's yet.

#42 ::: Janni ::: (view all by) ::: May 31, 2011, 04:33 PM:

(I do get that this doesn't only apply to the first example given. But even so.)

#43 ::: abi ::: (view all by) ::: May 31, 2011, 04:38 PM:

1. Eyeballs of Janni @41's interlocuters
2. Janni @41's eyeballs
3. SPORKS

#44 ::: Janni ::: (view all by) ::: May 31, 2011, 04:42 PM:

LOL, abi!

(No sporks required for said LOLing, because the term is being used in its original context.)

1. People who know what LOL means
2. People who are actually LOLing when they say they are
3. People who responding with LOLs to things worthy of LOLing over

#45 ::: abi ::: (view all by) ::: May 31, 2011, 04:47 PM:

It occurs to me that we need this key to the diagram as well:
1. Spoons
2. Forks
3. Knives
4. Sporks
5. Chopsticks
6. Really Sharp Forks
7. Fingers

#46 ::: Janni ::: (view all by) ::: May 31, 2011, 04:53 PM:

If we make it just:

1. spoons
2. forks
3. knives

Aren't the sporks implied among the intersections? :-)

(But not the chopsticks. The fingers simply lie in the space outside the diagram, though.)

(I have met fork/knife, in plasticware even. spoon/fork/knife is probably a certain sort of Swiss army knife, or other camping gear.)

#47 ::: Janni ::: (view all by) ::: May 31, 2011, 04:54 PM:

If we make it just:

1. spoons
2. forks
3. knives

Aren't the sporks implied among the intersections? :-)

(But not the chopsticks. The fingers simply lie in the space outside the diagram, though.)

(I have met fork/knife, in plasticware even. spoon/fork/knife is probably a certain sort of Swiss army knife, or other camping gear.)

#48 ::: abi ::: (view all by) ::: May 31, 2011, 05:01 PM:

I was naming the intersections as well:

spoon + fork = spork
spoon + knife = no damn use, give me chopsticks
fork + knife = really sharp fork
spoon + fork + knife = ah, hang it, I'll just use my fingers

#49 ::: Avram ::: (view all by) ::: May 31, 2011, 05:03 PM:

1: A man
2: A plan
3: A canal
1+2: A map
2+3: A panel
1+3: A camel
1+2+3: An alpaca almanac

#50 ::: Janni ::: (view all by) ::: May 31, 2011, 05:06 PM:

abi: heh. Okay, I get it now.

#51 ::: abi ::: (view all by) ::: May 31, 2011, 05:12 PM:

Janni @50:

I should have used Avram's notation. And some of his cleverness, too, while I'm being acquisitive.

#52 ::: Xopher ::: (view all by) ::: May 31, 2011, 05:13 PM:

1: Ugly
2: Rock Star
3: Genius
1+2: Ted Nugent
2+3: Sting
1+3: Jean-Paul Sartre
1+2+3: Bob Dylan

#53 ::: Tom Whitmore ::: (view all by) ::: May 31, 2011, 07:20 PM:

There's another game possible here: name what's in the center, and have others guess what the three outside circles might be. Extra points for large circles, reasonably large secondary overlaps, and a tiny tertiary overlap. A ternary expansion of the two-word google search....

#54 ::: P J Evans ::: (view all by) ::: May 31, 2011, 07:42 PM:

48
fork + knife = skewer, perhaps? Or maybe an oyster-fork, with two tines.

(Also, snail tongs are like spoon+knife.)

#55 ::: DanR ::: (view all by) ::: May 31, 2011, 08:56 PM:

1: Those who read Saul Bellow
2: Those who do not conceal their farts
3: While riding the train
1+2: Genius
2+3: Ugly
1+3: Rock Star
1+2+3: Bob Dylan

#56 ::: Paul Duncanson ::: (view all by) ::: June 01, 2011, 12:09 AM:

Theophylact @ 36: You seem to have your RGBs and your CMYKs badly mixed up.

#57 ::: Andrew Plotkin ::: (view all by) ::: June 01, 2011, 02:48 AM:

Poem, in theme, but too complex to fit into a comment:

http://eblong.com/zarf/thod/42/index.html

(Requires a graphical web browser with javascript on. Unusably slow on the iPad/iPhone browser, for some reason; I may fix this tomorrow, or not.)

#58 ::: TomB ::: (view all by) ::: June 01, 2011, 02:49 AM:

1) Guitars
2) Cadillacs
3) Hillbilly music

#59 ::: David Harmon ::: (view all by) ::: June 01, 2011, 07:25 AM:

So combining Abi & P J Evans, plus introducing a more suitable notation for this stuff:

01/1.
Spoons
02/2.
Fork
03/1+2.
Spork
04/3.
Knife
05/1+3.
Snail Tongs
06/2+3.
Oyster Tongs
07/1+2+3.
Multitool
#60 ::: Paul A. ::: (view all by) ::: June 01, 2011, 11:17 AM:

Janni @ #44:

People who say "LOL" instead of saying "That's funny" (or, for that matter, laughing).

#61 ::: eric ::: (view all by) ::: June 01, 2011, 01:06 PM:

1. A bunch of inflatable sex dolls.
2. A tank of helium.
3. Rapture!

?

#62 ::: eric ::: (view all by) ::: June 01, 2011, 01:07 PM:

Oh, and I have some metal sporks here with (ineffective) serrations on one side to vaguely indicate that it's a knife on that edge.

#63 ::: Merav ::: (view all by) ::: June 03, 2011, 03:17 AM:

The local system as I understand it:

4 prongs = fork
3 prongs = threek
2 prongs = toque
1 prong = whunk

#64 ::: Merav ::: (view all by) ::: June 03, 2011, 03:18 AM:

@63 Credit for this system to myself, BDan Fairchild and possibly the Swarthmore collective at large.

#65 ::: Glenn Hauman ::: (view all by) ::: June 03, 2011, 07:26 PM:

1. A snowball down a mountain.
2. A carnival balloon.
3. A carousel that's turning, running rings around the moon.

#66 ::: Glenn Hauman ::: (view all by) ::: June 03, 2011, 07:29 PM:

1. An Australian pawnbroker that needs to move to a larger location.

#67 ::: Bruce Cohen (Speaker to Managers) ::: (view all by) ::: June 05, 2011, 01:11 AM:

Theophylact:

0.Black
1.Brown
2.Red
3.Orange
4.Yellow
5.Green
6.Blue
7.Violet
8.Grey
9.White

#68 ::: Bruce Cohen (Speaker to Managers) ::: (view all by) ::: June 05, 2011, 01:13 AM:

1. The fields we know.
2. The edges of the fields we know.
3. Beyond the fields we know.

#69 ::: Bruce Cohen (Speaker to Managers) ::: (view all by) ::: June 05, 2011, 01:15 AM:

1. John
2. Paul
3. George
123. Ringo

#70 ::: James D. Macdonald ::: (view all by) ::: June 05, 2011, 04:22 PM:

1. Chemistry
2. Physics
3. Biology

0. Mathematics

#71 ::: Victoria ::: (view all by) ::: June 13, 2011, 11:58 AM:

1. Long Range Plans
2. Short Term Plans
3. Winging It

1+2= Midpoint course correction or attitude adjustments.
2+3= Somewhat clued in to things.
3+1= WTF-ness.

1+2+3= success

#72 ::: Bill Stewart ::: (view all by) ::: June 20, 2011, 01:46 AM:

Somehow I read this thread without immediately being inspired to post a reference to Jessica Hagy's blog thisisindexed.com (Let me fix that herewith.) She posts a variety of graphs, Venn diagrams, etc. that are creative and usually funny.

Choose:
Smaller type (our default)
Larger type
Even larger type, with serifs

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