Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Random Flickr Blogging #6327: Random X and Y Axis Flickr Blogging

As I was thinking about this week's RFBing, I couldn't get my mind off of Kevin Drum's request (h/t The Carpetbagger Report) for help with mockery of the mind-bogglingly dumb last line of this mind-bogglingly dumb anti-Gore piece by Emily Yoffe. It is indeed a head-scratcher:
But just because something can be plotted on an X and Y axis does not make it the whole truth.
What plotting something on an X and Y axis has to do with anything is not terribly clear, but then neither is the rest of Yoffe's careless, pointless screed (I think the Howler has her pegged). My best guess is that "plotting something on an X and Y axis" is meant to be a trope for nerdiness, so Yoffe is basically ending her piece in a time-honored kewl kid way by calling Gore a nerd. Ooooh, devastating put-down. Anyway, this is what happens when you fixate on a particularly idiotic piece of punditry while you randomly Flickr blog:

"But just because something can be plotted on an X and Y axis does not mean this woman will give me her phone number."
"But just because something can be plotted on an X and Y axis does not mean it can help us with our remake of Polanski's Knife in the Water."
"But just because something can be plotted on an X and Y axis does not mean—Ow! Enough with the pitchforks already."
"Plotting something on an X and Y axis makes Baby Jesus cry."
"I really go for a guy who can plot something on an X and Y axis."
"I invite you to plot my fearful symmetry on an X and Y axis."
Let's plot this on an X and Y axis and then leave it on Ann Althouse's front lawn.
"Even plotting something on an X and Y axis won't help you when the fourth Tank Engine of the Apocalypse gets here, mwa ha ha."
"What's an X and Y axis?"
(Images originally uploaded by ndswiler, Kris Fields, matthamlin99, from_the_sky, calanimephotos, Louis Lu, tobstone, sophware, and sandranahdar; Random Flickr Blogging invented by Tom Hilton.)

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