The blog of Richard Thompson, caricaturist, creator of "Cul de Sac," and winner of the 2011 Reuben Award for Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Your Unnecessary Spot Illustration of the Day

This was drawn for Smithsonian Magazine to illustrate a piece on various laws. Benford's Law states that in an argument passion increases in direct proportion to paucity of information (the less you know the louder you get); Godwin's Law is that, as an argument gets longer (specifically an argument on the internet), the likelihood of comparisons to Nazis or Hitler becomes greater; Murphy's Law we all know, some of us too well.


Jesse Cline said...

I love it! Had never heard of Benford's Law but it definitely makes sense.

Also, what a clever way to draw a person calling someone a Nazi without using any words. Very well done.

Anonymous said...

Murphy's and the Peter principle were all I knew. Good one.