A Plate of Venns May 7, 2012 3:59 PM   Subscribe

This hand-drawn Venn diagram that recently became semi-viral (via the usual chart-themed blogs) seemed MetaFilter-Related to me because it actually looks like a plate of beans, and note the legend for the outermost circle.
posted by oneswellfoop to MetaFilter-Related at 3:59 PM (36 comments total)

That's nice.
posted by Curious Artificer at 4:01 PM on May 7, 2012 [3 favorites]


Speaking of overthinking, I'm still wondering what's in the overlap between the "All the things I actually did" and "All the things I avoided doing" sets.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 4:03 PM on May 7, 2012 [3 favorites]


I'd also like to see a diagram for "things I don't want to do" and "things I actually did".
posted by Scientist at 4:11 PM on May 7, 2012 [1 favorite]


I'm still wondering what's in the overlap between the "All the things I actually did" and "All the things I avoided doing" sets.

It's "All the things I actually do" and "All the things I avoid doing". Critical distinction.
posted by Etrigan at 4:19 PM on May 7, 2012


I'm not sure they're beans. They look like some other type of legume.
posted by Tell Me No Lies at 4:21 PM on May 7, 2012 [4 favorites]


I'm still wondering what's in the overlap between the "All the things I actually did" and "All the things I avoided doing" sets.

laundry.
I mean, I eventually did it. after I avoided it.
posted by changeling at 4:22 PM on May 7, 2012


Scientist: "I'd also like to see a diagram for "things I don't want to do" and "things I actually did"."

I think, for many of us, these two are almost 100% the same.
posted by dg at 4:22 PM on May 7, 2012 [3 favorites]


This is Metafilter-Related?
posted by cjorgensen at 4:29 PM on May 7, 2012


For lack of a better word, foop, I have to say you're overthinking it.
posted by flatluigi at 4:31 PM on May 7, 2012


I'm glad my city got passed over for the Olympics bid.
posted by Burhanistan at 4:31 PM on May 7, 2012


((((Smile so bright (could have been a candle)) the way you do the things you do) doo doo de doo).
posted by Fiasco da Gama at 4:37 PM on May 7, 2012 [2 favorites]


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posted by not_on_display at 4:37 PM on May 7, 2012 [1 favorite]


THIS RECURSIVENESS IS GIVING ME A HEADACHE

Throw yourself on the mercy of the Last Visible Dog, and all will be forgiven.
posted by GenjiandProust at 4:43 PM on May 7, 2012 [1 favorite]


Are you asking if Wendy Macnaughton is MetaFilter's Own? Wouldn't it be more efficient to drop her an email?
posted by Sidhedevil at 4:45 PM on May 7, 2012


Can I favourite this or do I have to eat it?
posted by infini at 4:46 PM on May 7, 2012 [2 favorites]


I believe in metaland you can have your favorite and eat it too.
posted by HuronBob at 4:49 PM on May 7, 2012 [1 favorite]


cortex is a fish.
posted by cjorgensen at 4:51 PM on May 7, 2012


I've been waiting for someone to suggest that the Mad Men plot, in which SCDP can't close the deal on Heinz baked beans because the client has some mysterious criteria in his head about what the ad should be about but is unable to either articulate it or recognize it when he sees it, was Metafilter-inspired.
posted by George_Spiggott at 5:00 PM on May 7, 2012 [2 favorites]


I'm still wondering what's in the overlap between the "All the things I actually did" and "All the things I avoided doing"

This is what you get when you practice structured procrastination.
posted by Wordwoman at 5:14 PM on May 7, 2012


I've been waiting for someone to suggest that the Mad Men plot, in which SCDP can't close the deal on Heinz baked beans because the client has some mysterious criteria in his head about what the ad should be about but is unable to either articulate it or recognize it when he sees it, was Metafilter-inspired.

Peggy over-thinks the plate of beans but Megan grasps the unspoken emotional connection intuitively, discuss.
posted by The Whelk at 5:35 PM on May 7, 2012


These pretzels are making me thirsty.
posted by cmoj at 5:36 PM on May 7, 2012 [2 favorites]


This is Metafilter-Related?

We're a Venn-friendly sort of site.
posted by cortex (staff) at 5:59 PM on May 7, 2012 [1 favorite]


-The Tale Of A Philosophical Drunk Experience: What It Means To Think About Things

..."AND THE POINT WHERE I FELT LIKE THERE WERE TOO MANY THINGS. THINGS. BUT REALLY, WHAT ARE THINGS AFTER ALL? WHAT'S THE PURPOSE OF THIS THING? I MEAN...mumblemumblemumble"

"DID I TELL YOU ABOUT THE TIME WHEN I... mumblemumblemumble. ZZZZ..."
---
This is what happens after you realize that you have spent years procrastinating on things, have not done enough great things, have not planned to do certain things, and always talk about doing things but fail to take any action to do these things.
posted by livinglearning at 6:11 PM on May 7, 2012 [1 favorite]


That is not a Venn diagram
posted by empath at 7:04 PM on May 7, 2012


Why is there no overlap between "Things I Plan to Do" and "Things I Procrastinate on Doing"? I require analytic rigor in my jokey Venn diagrams.
posted by palliser at 7:10 PM on May 7, 2012 [2 favorites]


I don't get it.
posted by octobersurprise at 7:16 PM on May 7, 2012 [1 favorite]


"All the things I actually did" and "All the things I avoided doing"

I actually did avoid doing anything today.
posted by PapaLobo at 8:18 PM on May 7, 2012


Wait, if the thing I plan to do is 'procrastinate' and I do it, will the universe survive?
posted by dg at 8:48 PM on May 7, 2012 [1 favorite]


I'm still wondering what's in the overlap between the "All the things I actually did" and "All the things I avoided doing" sets.

laundry.
I mean, I eventually did it. after I avoided it.


Correct answer.
posted by SpacemanStix at 9:11 PM on May 7, 2012


My biggest problem is the intersection between "All the things I want to do" and "Things I procrastinate on doing".

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posted by aubilenon at 12:35 AM on May 8, 2012


That diagram is not well thought-out. Some of the circles clearly should be overlapping and are not.
posted by Decani at 2:35 AM on May 8, 2012


Yeah, there are all kinds of legitimate intersections that this diagram ignores. For instance, things I plan to do and procrastinate doing -- like laundry, or the dishes.
posted by Plutor at 7:25 AM on May 8, 2012


This is what the diagram should look like.
posted by Plutor at 7:25 AM on May 8, 2012 [2 favorites]


They look like some other type of legume.

I think it looks like a plate with a large pancake, and some pieces of fruit on top.
posted by carter at 8:47 AM on May 8, 2012


I'm pretty sure people have been overthinking things since long before Mathowie's dad was first drawing up exhaustive list of pros and cons associated with asking his mom out on a date.
posted by Kid Charlemagne at 5:25 PM on May 8, 2012


What about the puppet head?
posted by contraption at 9:28 AM on May 10, 2012


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