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In Wake of Antennagate, Apple to Rebrand in Pink and Comic Sans

July 23, 2010
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In Wake of Antennagate, Apple to Rebrand in Pink and Comic Sans

Our sources reliably inform us that in a knee-jerk reaction to the iPhone 4 antenna problems, Steve Jobs has decided that Apple need a new, friendlier brand that will appeal to soccer moms and the everyman. He has decided to ditch the corporate, stark greys and Lucida/Myriad fonts, and replace them with friendly pinks...
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1980s Action Star Manliness, Dolph Lundgren and Kittens

July 14, 2010
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1980s Action Star Manliness, Dolph Lundgren and Kittens

Who’s the most masculine 1980s action star? There’s one easy way to tell – with Google. We searched for the names of six movie stars on Google, to see how many results were found when their names were combined with two masculine and two feminine words. In addition, we performed the same searches with...
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Most Popular Words in Video Game Titles

July 6, 2010
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Most Popular Words in Video Game Titles

You knew it was coming, didn’t you? After our posts on popular words in music and common words in film titles (and┬ámovie tag lines), it was inevitable that we’d eventually cover common words in the titles of video games. So here it is. We like being predictable. Well, not too predictable. Squid balloon. We...
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Most Popular Hair Color for Simpsons Characters

June 29, 2010
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Most Popular Hair Color for Simpsons Characters

Thanks to the hard work of Wikipedia users, we are able to bring you a startling new graph that highlights (pun intended) which hair colors are most popular among characters from the TV show The Simpsons. Our revelations reveal that, contrary to popular belief, brown seems to be more common than yellow. In another...
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Most Common Words in Movie Titles, By Genre

June 24, 2010
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Most Common Words in Movie Titles, By Genre

Following our previous posts (Most Common Words in Album Names and┬áMost Common Words in Movie Tag Lines) we thought it only right to apply the same analysis to movie titles. So that’s what we did, using data from IMDB. From this analysis, we see that a cliched title for a love movie would be...
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Video Game Controller Trend Shows Worrying Knob Propensity

June 17, 2010
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Video Game Controller Trend Shows Worrying Knob Propensity

Before I go any further: yes, I only used the word knob in the title because it sounds good. Actually, this post is about buttons. But buttons aren’t funny. Hence, knob. We took the list of best-selling video game consoles, and plotted the number of buttons on the controller/joystick from each console against the...
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