Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Roger Ebert is a sarcastic genius

Some choice words from Roger Ebert's review of Sex and the City 2:

Some of these people make my skin crawl. The characters of "Sex and the City 2" are flyweight bubbleheads living in a world which rarely requires three sentences in a row. Their defining quality is consuming things. They gobble food, fashion, houses, husbands, children, vitamins and freebies. They must plan their wardrobes on the phone, so often do they appear in different basic colors, like the plugs you pound into a Playskool workbench.

It doesn't slow down from there. My favorite thing about this movie is the contempt and sarcasm that it inspires in Mr. Ebert.

Monday, May 10, 2010

R Graphics Parameters That I like

Reproduced here so that I don't lose them:

par( lwd = 1.5 )
par( mgp = c(3,1,0) )
par( mar = c(4,5,3,2) )

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Rethinking Paper Money

Michael Tyznik has a great post in which he suggests new designs for American currency:

Graphic Design: Dollar Redesign by Michael Tyznik.

The best part is that rather than filling the reverse side of bills with a smorgasboard of random eyes and famous buildings, Tyznik's designs use tasteful pictures of important people in history and famous quotes from them.