A classification of faces with eyes open and closed in Dr. Seuss’s ABC based on the nature of the character


A classification of faces with eyes open and closed
in Dr. Seuss's ABC: An Amazing Alphabet Book!
based on the nature of the character
Narrators Other
Unspectacled
Other
Bespectacled
Eyes Open Closed Open Closed Open Closed
Endpaper 2
Title 2
A 2 2
B 2 2 2
C 2 1
D 2
E 1 2
F 1
G 2 1
H 2 1
I 2
J 1
K 1 3
L 2
M 1 5
N 11
O 1 1
P 4 4
Q 2
R 2
S 1
T 10
U 1
V 2 1
W 1 1 1
X 1 1
Y 2
Z 2 2 1
Total 18 6 13 56 3 0
Eyes Open Closed Open Closed Open Closed
Narrators Other
Unspectacled
Other
Bespectacled
Comments (14)
  1. John says:

    Most pointless post ever (aside from this comment).  Who knew Mr. Chen was an aspie?  In hindsight it should have been obvious.

  2. Everyone says:

    This is the kind of random graphing I'd expect to find on xkcd.

    I've read very little Dr. Seuss stuff, so It took a while before I understood what you were actually graphing. :p

  3. Jim T says:

    Um, I'd say Aunt Annie is indeed bespectacled and close-eyed.

    It's side on, so the specs are just draw as a line, but …

  4. Style suggestion: right-align <td>s with numeric content.

  5. Hmmm… I see that the post has <colgroup> with ALIGN settings, but for some reason they're not having any effect in my browser (everything's left-aligned.)

  6. zwieback says:

    I like how the main column headings are repeated at the bottom of the table – I'll copy that for all my future tables that are more than a handful of rows long.

  7. JJJ says:

    Book cover: 3 open.  But maybe that was just to help sell the book and therefore was not guided by pure artistic intention, so it shouldn't count.

  8. Mark (The Other Mark) says:

    seems odd that there is no Vowel versus Consonant breakout.

    I'd also like to see a breakdown by page number- Primes versus Non primes

  9. Joshua says:

    Raymond has a small child in the family. I'd hazard a guess of the age of learning to read.

  10. A. Skrobov says:

    Joshua, considering the length of Raymond's posting queue, the child may be finishing the school by now.

  11. steveg says:

    Oh, Raymond, the places you'll go. Brilliant.

  12. Cedric says:

    Google now ranks this blog in second place for the word "unspectacled".

  13. Gabe says:

    I've always wondered what the opposite of "bespectacled" would be. Now I know!

  14. pcooper says:

    I feel like this has to be the setup for some amazing future blog post. Possibly years from now.

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