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Posts Tagged ‘ Chart ’

Breaking Bad Characters as Chemical Diagrams


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In anticipation of the return of AMC’s Breaking Bad for the second half of its final season, Shutterstock analytically assembled “chemical diagrams” to represent significant characters from the show. The graphic series that the blog calls Bad Chemistry: The Character Elements of Breaking Bad features nine of the show’s most prominent characters, from high school chemistry teacher-turned-meth cook Walter White and his former student-turned-sidekick Jesse Pinkman to fast food chain owner and drug kingpin Gus Fring. The clever minds behind the diagrams have used the show’s thematic design choice of abbreviating words like chemical elements found in the periodic table to concoct their own skeletal models of each person’s chemical makeup. Like a bunch of Heisenbergs, each chart the blog produced is a unique “Blue Sky” that reflects character virtues and flaws, accompanied by a quote and a few significant icons.

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For true fans of the show, every minute “element” in each diagram is sure to spark a memory of that character’s narrative and personal journey. While some visual symbols like the scales of justice seem an obvious fit for Saul Goodman (solely because he’s technically a lawyer), the fly in Walter’s structural formula is a nod to a notable episode titled Fly, which symbolizes the loss of control in Walter’s life as his cancer is in remission yet he continues to cook meth. The flower in his frame is also a reminder of the poisonous “Lily of the Valley” plant that reflects one of the many shifts in Walter’s moral compass.

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The Magnificent Map Of Rap Names.


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Names in rap have been the subject of much debate.  All the Lil’s and Young’s, the Wiggas, Jiggas, and N*ggas in the rap game all need a way to make themselves stand out.  And it wasn’t until ‘Pop Chart Lab‘ devised the ingenious chart below, that all the names, from all the greats came into an intelligible format for all to see.  This detailed guide to the semantics of rap names, the widescreen edition print spans over seven square feet and contains 636 rapper names as well as some all-time greats illustrated in the background.  Click the pic above to see the chart in all its glory.

The Angry Birds…


I got my hands on the iPhone 4 for Verizon when it came out a few weeks ago, and I’ve been quite happy with it.  But one of the sickest things I’ve come across was the uber-addictive “Angry Birds” game.  For those of you who aren’t familiar with it, it’s a super simple strategy game where you fling different birds at structures in order to destroy green pigs.  Some of the levels are very strategic, and force you to really think about a stupid sling-shot game in terms of structural integrity, comprehensive angle calculations, and speed, weight, and distance approximations.  So need less to say, the nerd in me happy when I have a split second to play.  I never let anyone but my assistant touch any of my cell phones, but letting people play ‘Angry Birds’ is my one exception, so after explaining 100 times to different people what each bird does, I dug up a little chart to show which birds are the best to use when you play.  Check the method below.

 

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