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3,405: Eleven years of sleep

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Eleven years now that I’ve doing this. Not sure I could stop if I wanted to now. Bigger if you right click.

Previously:
A decade of sleep
Nine years of sleep
Eight years of sleep
Seven years of sleep
Six years of sleep
Five years of sleep
Four years of sleep
Three years of sleep
Two years of sleep
A year of sleep

The song in my head when I woke up this morning
Mine by Phoebe Ryan

On this day
Wilco, 11 September 2005

Here’s an interesting Wikipedia article
Mennonite

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September 11th, 2017 at 4:34 am

3,383: MLB standings

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With regard to the drawing in the last post

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June 30th, 2017 at 5:36 am

3,374: Women on QI

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Recently, I listened to an episode of Scroobius Pip’s Distraction Pieces podcast in which he was talking to British comedian Josie Long. The topic came up of “quotas” with regard to panel shows having a female comedian on every episode. It’s worth a listen. That particular segment of their conversation begins around the 26 minute mark.

In 2014, the BBC’s director of TV said that there would no longer be all-male line-ups on BBC panel shows. So I thought it would be interesting to do some research, and have a look at who appeared on every episode of QI.

I like QI. It’s the only British panel show that I try to watch every episode of. I wanted to point that out only because I don’t want to be misunderstood. I’m not picking on one show in particular. I chose to look at this show because I like it, and because it’s on the BBC.

In the analysis below, I’ve not included the unscreened pilot, compilation episodes, or the special Comic Relief and Sport Relief episodes. I’ve included the show’s host (Stephen Fry for the first 13 series, Sandi Toksvig for the most recent one) and regular guest Alan Davies in the numbers, as it seems to me that this is about the amount of men and women on the screen at any time, not just about the people who appear as guests.

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The BBC decision occurred before Series L, but as you can see, they’d already begun a process on QI of upping the female presence in the two previous series.

We are getting closer to a truer representation of the UK population. The most recent series’s 40% female participation is a vast improvement on the third series’s low point of just 6.7% of people being women.

What would it take to have a 50-50 male-female split? Well, if in the next series, there were just eight more women than the 16 guests and 16 Toksvig appearances, we’d be there. That’s just one more women every other episode. Or another way of looking at it: an equal number of male and female panelists half the time.

One interesting thing, though, about the one (so far) Toksvig-hosted series: there’s never been more than one female guest in any of her episodes. When Stephen Fry was host, that occurred 13 times, ten of which were in the four series immediately before this Toksvig-hosted series.

Looking at the numbers a bit deeper, aside from her 16 episodes as host, Sandi Toksvig was also a guest 16 times. Of the total 152 female guest appearances, the four women who’ve been on the show the most make up half of that number: Jo Brand (37), Sandi Toksvig (16), Sue Perkins (15), Sarah Millican (8).

On the 13 episodes with more than one female guest, all but one of those shows included Jo Brand, Sandi Toksvig, or Sue Perkins as one of the female guests.

And while we’re here, it’d be wrong not to mention people of colour. This is an area where QI is a lot weaker. According to the 2011 census, people of colour make up 12.1% of the UK population. On QI, only 1.19% of participants have been people of colour. 12 total appearances from nine people. Only three of those nine were women of colour.

Sources:
https://www.acast.com/distractionpieces/josie-long-distraction-pieces-podcast-with-scroobius-pip-14
http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-26107011
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_QI_episodes
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demography_of_the_United_Kingdom
https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/populationandmigration/populationestimates/articles/overviewoftheukpopulation/february2016

The song in my head when I woke up this morning
Misread by Fazerdaze

On this day
World Cup, part 9, 22 June 2014

Here’s an interesting Wikipedia article
Megathrust earthquake

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June 22nd, 2017 at 1:36 am

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3,350: Two Tribes

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Two Tribes, Frankie Goes To Hollywood’s second single, was released on the fourth of June 1984. It was quite a thrilling time. My memory is that it was a good hot summer, we were wearing t-shirts asking/telling people to Choose Life, Relax Don’t Do It, and Arm The Unemployed.

I was 13 years old, so it’s slightly difficult to remember exactly how nuclear war seemed like it was just around the corner. But that’s how it felt. More thrilling than everyone dying, though, was this song, its video (and staying up late, I seem to remember, to watch its first unedited showing on Channel 4), and the fact that their debut single was climbing back up the charts.

It was a good time for music, looking back. There are five songs that I still listen to fairly regularly in the top ten from the week that Two Tribes entered the charts at number one (still quite a rare thing in those days): Two Tribes, Wake Me Up Before You Go Go, Smalltown Boy, High Energy, Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now.

I did a chart about this in 2013. Worth another look, maybe. Bigger here.

The song in my head when I woke up this morning
I Don’t Wanna Live Forever by Zayn and Taylor Swift

On this day
London 2012, 4 June 2007

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Bunker

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June 4th, 2017 at 2:47 am

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3,344: Relegation (update)

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In 2013, I looked at the teams that had been relegated out of the Football League (the fourth tier of English football) since automatic relegation was introduced for the 1986-87 season. I’ve updated that chart. While it must be a sad time for Hertlepool United and Leyton Orient fans, there’s hope. A significant proportion of teams who went down to the fifth tier have returned to the Football League at some point.

The song in my head when I woke up this morning
Argentina by Petite Meller

On this day
Island life, 29 May 2008

Here’s an interesting Wikipedia article
Denmark

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May 29th, 2017 at 12:00 pm

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3,304: List of flags by colour combination

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Don’t recall why I was looking at this List of flags by colour combination page on Wikipedia, but when I did, oh man! How I enjoyed the contents section. I took screenshots of it, just in case it changes or disappears:

After that, it kinda felt necessary to visualise that contents section in some way, so I did this quickly:

A wee bit of artwork
I do enjoy a pretzel. So here’s a pixel pretzel. I drew this with the Pixaki iPad app. It’s a good app. And really nice if I wanna keep drawing but can’t be arsed to be sat at my desk. Which I’ve just realised should be the slogan for the iPad.

The song in my head when I woke up this morning
Issues by Julia Michaels

On this day
Bs As, 25 April 2008. I still think about Buenos Aires a lot. I really enjoyed my visit there. Could really do with another visit someday.

Here’s an interesting Wikipedia article
Area

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April 25th, 2017 at 1:09 am

3,180: Some paintings

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I did some paintings for the people I spent Xmas Eve with.
Feels a bit weird to be putting them online, but at the same time: why not, eh?

Watercolour of an imaginary Mexican landscape:

Watercolour of a cafe for the owner of said cafe:

Watercolour and gouache painting of the “Life on Mars?” seven-inch single for my pal who is a big David Bowie fan. It’s more or less life-size:

I was planning to do another seven-inch single watercolour, and asked the recipient of the Bowie one what music the other person liked. A few artists were mentioned, and then a auto-suggestion typo thingy happened, when she typed the word “guns” on her German phone, it changed it to “hund,” so instead of a watercolour 7″, this person got a painting of Dogs ‘N Roses:

And for two pre-teen kids, acrylic and coloured pencil pictures of thingies from a children’s film franchise:

Other business
A quick we chart re. the holidays.

The song in my head when I woke up this morning
Elizabeth Taylor by Clare Maguire.

On this day
The Beautiful South vs. los Tigres del Norte, 26 December 2012. I heard a song in Mexico that seemed familiar, and it was one of those things where it was nagging away in my brain for a while before finally, yes! it sounds like the Beautiful South.

Here’s an interesting Wikipedia article
Zapatista Army of National Liberation

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December 26th, 2016 at 2:35 am

3,142: Convoy

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What an awful night that was.

Here’s an infographic about a song. This song.

The song in my head when I woke up this morning
Run Away with Me by Carly Rae Jepsen

Here’s an interesting Wikipedia article
Beagle Channel

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Minecraft Project Day 13
Bit of a slow day. I collected all the other stuff I’d left in my cave hole, and finished off one side of the roof.

Time flew by…

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November 9th, 2016 at 9:05 am

3,138: Cubs

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Well, that was fun wasn’t it? Here’s some graphics.

A simple one of every game of the Cubs’s season. (Prints)

Another one of the tree ring things. (Prints)

And one for Cleveland. (Prints)

And one for all 30 teams. (Prints)

A wee bit of artwork

Other business
Around the corner, I saw this restored, old taxi. This is how the taxis in Mexico City were in the 1950s and 60s. Taxis here have changed colour three times since my first visit. They were green and white, then dark red and gold, and now they’re pink and white. I once asked a taxi driver why this was, and he just said one word: “money.” Here’s a Mexican newspaper’s slideshow of even more of this city’s taxis over the decades.

The song in my head when I woke up this morning
Ink by Coldplay

Here’s an interesting Wikipedia article
Creep (deformation)

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Minecraft Project Day 9
This is where my cabin’s gonna go.

I needed to flatten up the land a bit and clear out some trees first, though, which took the whole day.

By the end of the day, though, I got my first view of the sunset which will soon be my view every evening.

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November 3rd, 2016 at 9:08 am

Athletics world records

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An updated chart:

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October 5th, 2016 at 4:05 pm

A decade of sleep

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Well then, a decade. That’s something to be proud of, I guess. My sleep pattern is less erratic than it was a decade ago, and I’m going to bed earlier, waking up earlier, but still I remain a dickhead who does this every morning.

Click here to see it full-size.

I seriously thought about stopping this year. A decade feels nice and round and neat and tidy. The problem now is that this is just one spoke of a daily routine of making notes about things (what drawings etc. I’ve done, which cap I wore, sports events I attended, the song in my brain when I woke up…) and I would really have to give them all up at the same time to be able to keep going and not regret stopping the sleep chart. So, see you here again in a year.

Previously:
Nine years of sleep
Eight years of sleep
Seven years of sleep
Six years of sleep
Five years of sleep
Four years of sleep
Three years of sleep
Two years of sleep
A year of sleep

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September 11th, 2016 at 7:56 am

Serious data

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April 20th, 2016 at 11:35 am

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Radiofringe

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March 15th, 2016 at 8:00 am

Metres, y’all, metres

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February 2nd, 2016 at 7:16 am

Nine years of sleep

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This keeps on going. Will it ever stop? Well, I guess this post exactly one year from now would be a good time to stop doing it.

A decade of sleep has a nice ring to it. But, also, wouldn’t it be nice if this kept on going until the day it is no longer updated because I am dead?

Click here to see it full-size.

Previously:
Eight years of sleep
Seven years of sleep
Six years of sleep
Five years of sleep
Four years of sleep
Three years of sleep
Two years of sleep
A year of sleep

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September 11th, 2015 at 7:19 am

Bitter Sweet Symphony

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August 17th, 2015 at 7:52 am

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WGC

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Fun thing I learned about Welwyn Garden City last week from Wikipedia: it’s both a garden city (like, duh) and a new city. Thus, Venn:

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August 15th, 2015 at 8:28 am

Derek Jeter

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This is one of eleven infographics I did last September for Sports Illustrated about Derek Jeter’s career. You can see the others here: http://flipflopflyin.com/flipflopflyball/info-derekjeter.html

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July 30th, 2015 at 9:18 am

Billy Beane’s Oakland Athletics

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Here’s a chart I did back in March for the Bay Area News Group regarding the Oakland Athletics’s general manager Billy Beane.

http://flipflopflyin.com/flipflopflyball/info-beaneoakland.html

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July 25th, 2015 at 12:55 pm

A quite pointless chart

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A quite pointless chart re the names of the five main professional sports leagues in the United States.

Bigger here: http://flipflopflyin.com/flipflopflyball/info-nationalmajor.html

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May 24th, 2015 at 2:57 pm