Most Targeted Books [infographic]

June 15, 2011 |  by  |  Lifestyle  |  1 Comment
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As a kid, banned books always held a sort of forbidden fruit appeal for me. The controversy surrounding The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn initially piqued my curiosity and prompted me to read. Sure, I probably would have read it anyway, but I mostly started reading to see for myself why it had been banned.

Today’s infographic displays the most “challenged” books of 2009 with parents’ corresponding concerns. According to the infographic, even in 2009 certain parents didn’t like how To Kill a Mockingbird handled racism. Even Twilight couldn’t dodge the censorship bullet, as parents felt it was both unsuited to its target age group and sexually explicit.

I can understand parents trying to protect their own children (if cutting them off from a world of literature can be called protecting… okay maybe I don’t understand). If they keep their children from To Kill a Mockingbird or The Color Purple, that’s their call. However, “challenging” or banning a book pushes that moral judgment onto a whole group of people who are entitled to make their own choices.

How many of the beleaguered books below have you read? [Via]

Infographic of targeted books

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House Cleaning and Couples [infographic]

June 14, 2011 |  by  |  Lifestyle  |  4 Comments
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I hate cleaning the house. I will argue with my significant other over the most trivial things, as long as it keeps me from cleaning. But why do I, and millions of other men, do this? According to this infographic, women do 51% of the house cleaning and 41% of cohabiting couples argue about it.

Over the past year, my girlfriend and I have developed a solution to this problem. Instead of arguing about who does what, how to clean, or when to clean, we’ve set some guidelines. Every Sunday, we spend one hour or less cleaning, depending on how dirty our house is. We split up the responsibilities and stick to those duties every week. For example, I hate vacuuming and my girlfriend hates moping. So I mop and she vacuums. Problem solved [via]

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Video Game Movies [infographic]

June 13, 2011 |  by  |  Gaming  |  No Comments
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Go Mavs! For those of you who did not see the NBA Finals game last night you missed the Mavs whoopin up on the Miami Heat. Now that basketball is over what are we supposed to do to kill time the rest of summer? Go outside? Hang out with friends? Perhaps go to a movie? If you happen to have an extra $10 laying around your should definitely check out one of the many, what seem to good, movies coming out.

Although summer seems to have become the time for super hero movies, every so often a video game movie is released. Today’s infographic, Video Game Movies by the Numbers, ranks the top grossing video game movies. The top grossing being Lara Croft: Tomb Raider having drawn in $274,703,340. Lara Croft of course was played by Angelina Jolie, one of four Oscar winners to in a video game movie.

Overall it does not seem as though video games translate very well into movies, as evidenced by the highest video game movie rating by Rotten Tomato at a mere 43%. Hopefully all you geeks out there enjoy today’s post! [via]

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Video Game Movies By The Numbers

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World Series of Poker SCOOP [infographic]

June 13, 2011 |  by  |  Gaming  |  Comments Off
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Let’s take a look at 2011 PokerStars SCOOP results and stats represented in this infographic. Although US players were not able to participate in this event there is a big increase in participation and amount of money earned by poker players from Nordic countries, Russia, France, Germany and the UK. See the increase of the number of entrants and countries participating this year as compared to last year. It’s obvious that the worldwide growth is a proof that online poker tournaments will continue on.

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American Dudes & Fast Food [infographic]

June 10, 2011 |  by  |  Food  |  No Comments
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It seems that McDonald’s is still the top dog of fast food, but ever since I saw the documentary Super Size Me, I stopped any trips to Micky D’s. That film really exposed the unhealthy aspects of fast food and the real problems it is causing. Fast food is simple, tasty, cheap and way too convenient. Driving over 10 minutes to a drive through seems like a hassle. If it was less available we may be able to dissuade people from eating fast food so often.

Let’s put the health issues aside, they compared Chipotle to McDonald’s? Chipotle may be food that is served fast, but it isn’t technically fast food in my opinion. The public may not be on my side though. It seems that 40% of men have been to Chipotle in the last 3 months. That looks like fast-food-frequency to me.

I’m glad that they didn’t use Jack In the Box, some of those weird food creations sold there look less than appetizing. The mascot of the guy “Jack” is weird in and of itself. Was he originally a bobble head from a car antenna or did the car antenna idea come from Jack’s head? I’ll try not to get started on Ronald or Wendy so you can get started on American Dudes & Fast Food.

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