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Sjoerd

This is the link to an article in Salon about Tufte, showing the Pravda graph: http://www.edwardtufte.com/tufte/salon_0310

The graph is here:
http://www.edwardtufte.com/tufte/graphics/pravda970310.gif

gb

Make a junk chart junkier: "G"ram.

roughly proportional === slightly non-linear

"It is in fact a proportional relationship. .... The math is roughly 11 calories per ounce, and 3g of sugar per ounce."

It is in fact a "slightly non-linear relationship": between 3.06 and 3.39 grams of sugar per ounce, and between 11.25 and 12.19 calories per ounce (at least the calories per gram of sugar are essentially constant).

zbicyclist

(channeling a Jay Leno joke) It might be helpful to show Mayor Bloomberg himself for scale.

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