Ugh, what a week. What a terrible, terrible no-good week, what with the cromnibus and the Rolling Stone fiasco and everything generally being awful.
The way I see it we have two options: we can drown our sorrows with alcohol, or we can drown them with data! Below, a 100-proof collection of the week's finest charts and maps, with identifying information redacted, for you to test your knowledge on. Dive in and let the numbers wash over you, and let me know how you did.
So there's someone retiring from Congress this year, who served with a guy who served with a guy who who served with a guy who who served with a guy who who served with a guy who who served with a guy who who served with a guy who served in the first Congress. Who is it?
In the past few days, a single event inspired three competing Twitter hashtags. What are they?
These are census tracts. What's the common denominator between them?
FiveThirtyEight charted the distribution of liberal and conservative something-or-others who graduated from top colleges - what are they?
I'm going to be straight with you: this is probably the easiest one on here.
Whoa, this is freaking cool. What is it?
What does the green mean?
People are not very good at estimating something. What is it?
Something crashed this week. What is it?
That's quite a striking gradient. What does it represent?