By mw | Related entries in Media, Partisan Nonsense, Satire, WTF?

Greg has contributed a number of interesting and informative infographics on the Donk, but I was particularly impressed with the last post. Not only did it remind us that money is the root of all evil, but it convincingly documents the degree to which mere association with disposable income can corrupt the soul.

My only quibble is that it missed an important graphic and statistical data element. I’m envisioning a Joe Camel character with eyes bulging out of it’s head and stuck squeezing through the eye of a needle. The headline number and text next to the image would read:

1,735,252 to 1 – ODDS OF CAMEL GETTING THROUGH EYE OF NEEDLE – Better odds than 1 Percenters going to heaven.”

The small print on the bottom of the infographic would reference Mark 10:25.

Learning from this example how effective the infographic can be at communicating an idea, I decided to learn more about infographics. What better way to learn, than an infographic about infographics? Sure enough, I found one on a marketing site, promoting it’s use in advertising and commerce:

“It’s that old notion that a complex idea can be conveyed with a simple still image. Have you ever completed hours and hours of market research only to find that you now have a 20-page document that could put your client (even on 4 cups of coffee) to sleep? Next time, try out this highly popular design and marketing technique that recently caught my eye: The Infographic. It’s useful for presenting statistical information in a cool and enjoyable way.”

Helpful, but that infographic is focused on the use of infographics in business to promote a product or service one might otherwise not consider needed or useful. What we really need is an infographic focused on the use of infographics in politics to promote an idea that would otherwise be considered laughable, nonsensical and unsupportable. Something like this:

satirical meta infographic hack
Satirical infographic hacked from original work by Zabisco.

UPDATED: Replaced graphic with a slightly improved version.

Cross-posted at “The Dividist Papers

This entry was posted on Sunday, March 18th, 2012 and is filed under Media, Partisan Nonsense, Satire, WTF?. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.


  1. Jacob Says:

    Ok. I love this. Thanks MW

  2. James Dupont Says:

    That is freaking awesome. I Love your infographic about infographics. Very Inception of you.

  3. Donklephant » Blog Archive » Defending the defensible: Citizens United two years and one election later. Says:

    […] META-INFOGRAPHIC on INFOGRAPHICS That Kiss At The Rick Santorum Rally […]

Leave a Reply


You must ALWAYS fill in the two word CAPTCHA below to submit a comment. And if this is your first time commenting on Donklephant, it will be held in a moderation queue for approval. Please don't resubmit the same comment a couple times. We'll get around to moderating it soon enough.

Also, sometimes even if you've commented before, it may still get placed in a moderation queue and/or sent to the spam folder. If it's just in moderation queue, it'll be published, but it may be deleted if it lands in the spam folder. My apologies if this happens but there are some keywords that push it into the spam folder.

One last note, we will not tolerate comments that disparage people based on age, sex, handicap, race, color, sexual orientation, national origin or ancestry. We reserve the right to delete these comments and ban the people who make them from ever commenting here again.

Thanks for understanding and have a pleasurable commenting experience.

Related Posts: