five times more!

As I sit on the toilet relieving my bowels, I often look for stray items to read for a moment’s entertainment. Once, my eyes stumbled upon a Garnier Fructis bottle of conditioner. I examined it closely, and on its back I found a small chart which really made me think. I don’t have it in front of me, but if memory serves me correctly, it looked something like this:


Seeing this incredibly concise and effective illustration made me consider that someone actually designed this thing and was paid to do so, and that many Americans probably have a great deal of trouble reading such simple graphs. To demonstrate the difficulty inherent in graph deciphering, I’ve prepared the following chart (click to enlarge):


I then decided that my clarity might not sufficiently match that of the Garnier people, so I made one more:


One can clearly see the results in a straightforward and unbiased manner. It is of the utmost importance that companies consider the layman in their design, and I appreciate Garnier’s unwillingness to attempt to persuade buyers with ambiguous and pseudo-scientific pandering.

6 thoughts on “five times more!

  1. i decided to put my post here so that people actually see it instead of five days back.

    yeah, the granny was basically the best movie ever. remember when that dude was fucking his cousin but it turned it to be THE GRANNY? oh boy, what a mess!

    also: how come scott gets a little gray box around his comments? power to the PEOPLE, mang.

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