CD loudness comparison chart by Bob Katz. Edward R. Tufte would give this high marks for effective visual communication, plus it's funny. Sorry it's fuzzed out (drx, don't kill me)--the letters looked gimpy when I attempted an odd-number scale-up so Ph*t*sh*p had to be used.
ricky martin looks INTENSE
You know he is!
hoosier little whozits
Yeah, but in 10 years people will say "Oh yeah, that was that commercial," and in 20 years, they'll say "Yeah, this is, 'Our Country' and they'll just know the song." Or so the author hopes.
"Are we really in the business of making square waves?"
Turning down the volume is recommended before clicking that link.
I like a lot of those ytmnds as single panels, no sound ("lol square wave" would not be the same, of course).
This reminds me of Matador's initial press release for Guitar Wolf's "Jet Generation" a few years back. They claimed that it somehow exceeded the theoretical volume limits for a cd, and that it was thusly "the loudest cd in history"