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Feb 23, 2007

Holy Venn diagrams!

Where oh where on the blogging spectrum does C.O. fall in the four shperes of audience reaction? In the "Lust" category? nyerhe. In "Indignation"? nyerhe!

According to Valleywag, we're planted firmly in the "Affirmation" sphere! (But dangerously close to 'outrage'!)


Nice submishe, Das Hajjen!

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 |  Feb 23, 2007 at 09:06 AM

But even closer to "Novelty"
very appropo, I'd say!.

B. Modern
 |  Feb 23, 2007 at 09:12 AM

Surely stimulation and lust!!!!!!

The Honourable Gladys Anstruther
 |  Feb 23, 2007 at 09:13 AM

It does seem that a stray ducky has escaped Cuteville and landed in Novelty.

 |  Feb 23, 2007 at 09:16 AM

Hmmm...and I always thought that CO was off the charts.

 |  Feb 23, 2007 at 09:23 AM

Same here, Aubrey.

 |  Feb 23, 2007 at 09:26 AM

Must be all those 'This'& Racks images that's pushing the Outrage envelope ;).

 |  Feb 23, 2007 at 09:37 AM

CO is definitely affirmation (It's cute therefore I am). I think the proximity to "outrage" is because of outraaaagious fransh accent posts.

 |  Feb 23, 2007 at 09:44 AM

If you're looking at CO for purposes of Lust, Honourable Gladys Anstruther, then this should be under Perversity. ^_^

Fish Eye no Miko
 |  Feb 23, 2007 at 09:45 AM

I think CO ought to be at the convergence of Affirmation/Outrage/Novelty. It is all these things.

Oh, and the Outrage? Clearly a product of the Nuffingham Factor.

 |  Feb 23, 2007 at 09:47 AM

I think it's novelty. I mean what a "novel" concept...a website of all things cute?

I have to admit though that it's somewhat "titillation" (what a FANTASTIC work that is) without all the icky sex things implied with that.

I'm obviously stimulated and tickled by what I see here but not aroused! Even with the fantastic racks, this is so not about sex but it is sort of pleasurable in a wholly "my brain is overwhelmed with feelings of joy" sort of way.

Where's the part of the circle where all areas meet? What is that called? Overloaded. I think that just about right.

 |  Feb 23, 2007 at 09:52 AM

What a pretty pastel petal flower.
CO affirms me, CO affirms me not, CO affirms me, CO affirms me not, CO affirms me!

 |  Feb 23, 2007 at 09:56 AM

Hannah, 'it's cute therefore I am' - the philosophy propounded by Rene DeCute.

 |  Feb 23, 2007 at 09:57 AM

How about "I meep, therefore I am," Aubrey?

 |  Feb 23, 2007 at 10:05 AM

re: "Stray Duckie" escape -- I think that's Ze Frank, PonyGirl.

 |  Feb 23, 2007 at 10:07 AM

I think it's closer to Stimulation/Novelty, myself.

 |  Feb 23, 2007 at 10:08 AM

This chart totally makes my head hurt.

Is gofugyourself.com on there? That's my fave fashion-bitch-fix blog.

CO still rules my universe.

 |  Feb 23, 2007 at 10:09 AM

how about more cute animals and fewer venn diagrams that don't really make a whole lot of sense?

 |  Feb 23, 2007 at 10:13 AM

I was thinking "Titillation"-- but I agree with Ali: more cute, fewer diagrams, please.

Tina Rhea
 |  Feb 23, 2007 at 10:14 AM

ali, how about you have a little patience, dude.

 |  Feb 23, 2007 at 10:18 AM

"Fewer Diagrams" people -- um, go back and count them, 'k? Actually, here, I'll do it: 1...
. . . .
...yeah, we're done here.

(Note the categories, peeps. It's a shoutout, i.e. publicity. The fuzz continues after these messages of success and inevitable world domination.)

 |  Feb 23, 2007 at 10:21 AM

DKN, I think the Fug Girls are going to be a little annoyed about this!

T., "I squee, because I can?"

 |  Feb 23, 2007 at 10:27 AM

I am not afraid to ask:

Who is the person next to the CO logo with the rather unaffirming expression?

 |  Feb 23, 2007 at 10:29 AM

Anyway, without a diagram, you might get poignant.

 |  Feb 23, 2007 at 10:32 AM


 |  Feb 23, 2007 at 10:34 AM

Hold on ... I *used* to be good at this ...

*tries to start up brain*


 |  Feb 23, 2007 at 10:34 AM

Teho, world domination has already been addressed by the kitteh in Backlit Extravaganza. Sometime yesterday afternoon I channeled kitteh while trying to concentrate on work and learned that Teh Qte will indeed rule the earth. Oh, and he told me his name was the Great Floofy McFloofersons. Go figure.

 |  Feb 23, 2007 at 10:37 AM

WTG, Meg, being an island of kind and happy sanity in the midst of a sea of much-too-serious crap.

I think the slight nudging toward Outrage probably comes from those Nuffers still hanging around...

And EliottM, that's Heather of dooce.com.

A thinker
 |  Feb 23, 2007 at 10:37 AM

One more thing: Sidney, I think you meant to say "bleen"

 |  Feb 23, 2007 at 10:45 AM

Whoever came up with this diagram does not have enough to do. They need a bit more Stimulation in their life - the kind that does not come from a computer screen. How about a book? With big words? :o)~

Angela P.
 |  Feb 23, 2007 at 10:46 AM

So, boing boing is the center of the blogosphere? huh.

 |  Feb 23, 2007 at 10:47 AM

thinkie, you're absolutely right re: the Nuff dust still kickin'.

Meggie is the *best*!

 |  Feb 23, 2007 at 10:48 AM

i think the proximity to "outrage" has to do with the questionable language some of the animals use. it's like people think Meg is making them say that stuff or something. and what is she to do? censor the animals, without whom there would be no CO? i think not! if a panda or a baby polar bear wants to call me a bizzatch i plan to sit here and take it as long as they want to dish it out.

because i am a willing slave to the Qte.

 |  Feb 23, 2007 at 10:53 AM

Instead of

"Affirmation -- Indignation -- Titillation (heh. he said tit.) -- Stimulation",

it were

"Sqeeeeee! -- Bleen -- 'Tocks -- Splode"

to make it a truly CO Universe?

 |  Feb 23, 2007 at 10:56 AM

anner - And, as you yourself so deliciously said, "Don't forget the hoes."

 |  Feb 23, 2007 at 11:00 AM

And then the Affirmation/Indignation overlap "Outrage" could be replaced by "Critter 'n' Racks";
Indignation/Titillation overlap "Scandal" replaced by "Interspecies Snorgling";
Affirmation/Stimulation overlap "Novelty" replaced by "Snorgling" (you know, the good old, decent kind);
and "Stimulation/Titillation" overlap "Lust" replaced by "Kid Licking Pig's Nose."

The center of it all? The Cosmic Meg.

Yes. I have Too Much Free Time.

 |  Feb 23, 2007 at 11:04 AM

jaypo, what if i don't wanna?!


 |  Feb 23, 2007 at 11:06 AM

I'm going for the Trifecta here:

The even smaller overlaps between three of the orbits...

"Sex" replaced by "Kees";
"Perversity replaced by "Leek";
"Revenge" replaced by "Nyyeeeeh";
and "Schadenfreude" by "Ehn".

Not quite sure where Theo fits into all of this.

 |  Feb 23, 2007 at 11:12 AM

Thanks Theo. I would have said "bleen" if I knew what it meant? Wanna give me a clue. Pweese

 |  Feb 23, 2007 at 11:15 AM

Aubrey: "I *beep* therefore I'm Jaypo"?

Except, obviously, I'm not.

 |  Feb 23, 2007 at 11:21 AM

ZOMG! The stupid "prove you're not a robot" thingy. It just made me type "k9nfur."

Did I just receive a cosmic message from Teh Qte? If the next post is a puppers...

 |  Feb 23, 2007 at 11:23 AM


"I'm sweet, therefore I'm Maypo?"

 |  Feb 23, 2007 at 11:31 AM

Yum, Maypo!

And I recognize approximately (less than) half of what's on the diagram, but I still think it's a hoot. I'll have to look at it again at home, when I can make it big enough actually to *see* most of the icons.

Boo to the "I don't like this, post more animals" crowd. It's a CuteOverload mention, so it gets posted.

 |  Feb 23, 2007 at 11:41 AM

I admit I am not sure what is titillating and almost lustful about EBay. Since our society is saturated with "I spend, therefore I am," maybe it should be over in Affirmation.

 |  Feb 23, 2007 at 12:01 PM

I'm deep, therefore I'm Thoreau.
I'm Jeep, therefore I'm turbo.
I'm a Peep, therefore I'm Theo. (except, obviously, I'm not). Snicker, Redz ;-)
Oh don't start...I have to go, and miss all the fun.

 |  Feb 23, 2007 at 12:05 PM

This is pretty darn cool. It reminds me of all the strategery I learned in Corporate Life. We could diagram the heck out of anything. This is by far the most useful application of Diagramnostication I've seen.

 |  Feb 23, 2007 at 12:24 PM

Amy, please tell me you made up the word "Diagramnostication." Or are you a Diagramnostitician?

 |  Feb 23, 2007 at 12:25 PM

"jaypo, what if i don't wanna?!"

Then I beep you on the nose.

 |  Feb 23, 2007 at 12:25 PM

brinnan - I prefer Diagramnosticator.

 |  Feb 23, 2007 at 12:30 PM

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