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The Mentalist

The Mentalist is one of my favorites TV shows, probably because Patrick Jane is insanely funny but, at the same time, it looks like he has a hidden ‘dark’ side. And, of course, I love the way he break the rules.

For this image I analyzed english dialogues of the first two seasons, and here you have the most used words: jane (449), guys (368), sorry (358), lisbon (302), agent (252), murder (248), cho (201), nice (190), rigsby (189), kid (167), boss (152), john (152), van (147), cbi (141), husband (140), pelt (139), real (139), excuse (132), phone (125), truth (117), patrick (116), killer (114), stuff (111), police (110), couple (108), anyone (107), cop (107), victim (99), drugs (97), somebody (97), charge (96), arrest (95), investigation (94), hurt (92), nobody (92), hell (90), mom (89), shot (87), jim (82), lawyer (81), dad (80), whatever (80), crime (78), damn (78), suspect (77), serious (76), bosco (75)…

I know this image looks a little bit crazy, but all on this tv show looks distorted so I feel it must be the spirit of the show.

The Beatles

What can I say about The Beatles?. The most iconic band ever.

For this visualization I took the lyrics of 290 Beatles song’s and I analyzed the most used words. Do you guess wich one is the most used?… by far: LOVE.

The most used: love (701), know (464), oh (347), baby (293), go (281), well (264), say (259), come (251), get (239), can (232), want (226), now (225), got (222), see (216), like (199), yeah (186), just (184), girl (180), hey (173), tell (167), little (162), day (160), one (157), way (154), make (153), time (147), back (144), take (130), said (127), feel (125), good (125), right (125), look (121), never (121), cry (120), home (117), need (115), long (110), yeh (109), night (107), things (105), think (104), man (103), leave (99), waiting (94), please (93), mine (91), yes (89), hold (88), away (87), better (86), try (86), dance (84), heart (83), much (80), mind (76), ever (73)…

In the first image the words size are proportional to the number of times a word appears. In the next images the most used are bigger but there is no relationship between the word size and the visualization data.

Lot of songs, lot of data… I will post again about The Beatles.


Joaquín Sorolla is one of the best spanish painters ever. I like the color and the sunlight of his paintings, especially in his impressionist beach scenes.

I took one of his works, Menina (actually in The National Museum of Fine Arts of Havana), and spread the most relevants words of the spanish Sorolla wikipedia article.

I know my sister will love this one. So Raquel, this one is for you!.

Words Words Words

Today goes on sale Bo Burnham’s latest work, “Words, Words, Words”. As you can see I have been involved in the CD/DVD cover with one of my illustrations.

I wish the best to this hilarious comedian/singer (hard to define!). If you don’t know Bo take a look at his website or watch one of his youtube videos. You will not regret.

You can also find Words, Words, Words in iTunes.

Thanks Bo!.

The Secret of Jules Verne

He was the pioneer of science-fiction genre, one of the most translated author of all time and certainly a source of inspiration for all of us.  Verne did accurate anticipations of modern times  and wrote about submarines and space travel before they were invented.

You can read more about Verne in his wikipedia article.

I took more than 25 of his books and count all the words. The book list:

A Winter Amid the Ice and Other Thrilling Stories, Five Weeks in a Balloon, A Journey to the Centre of the Earth, From the Earth to the Moon, The Voyages and Adventures of Captain Hatteras, In Search of the Castaways, Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea, ll Around the Moon, The Adventures of a Special Correspondent, Around the World in 80 Days, The Mysterious Island, The Survivors of the Chancellor, Michael Strogoff, Off on a Comet, The Underground City, Celebrated Travels and Travellers, Dick Sand A Captain at Fifteen, Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon, Godfrey Morgan a Californian Mistery, The Waif of the Cynthia, Robur the Conqueror, Ticket No. 9672, In the Year 2889, Facing the Flag and The Master of the World.

The best part is that you can donwload all those books for free.  Search for Verne in the Project Guttemberg website.  There is also differente languaje versions.

Take a look at the first words of the list… Does it remind you something?

day (4878), time (4854), captain (4179), island (4177), now (3924), upon (3815), made (3726), well (3656), like (3445), replied (3416), must (3347), even (3345), great (3305), sea (3213), little (3106), water (3034), first (3008), long (2911), place (2891), make (2817), see (2750), man (2714), say (2692), take (2642), last (2622), reached (2514), hand (2504), still (2504), nothing (2488), return (2437), know (2436), passed (2432), asked (2417), hours (2405), appeared (2403), land (2373), can (2357), might (2356), good (2301), come (2294), much (2285), seemed (2282), found (2244), look (2230), part (2220), new (2191), soon (2177), miles (2173), doctor (2157), men (2137), hundred (2098), way (2089), shall (2080), followed (2079), name (2065), left (2061), point (2040), feet (2019), country (2005), never (1996), towards (1991), may (1960), coast (1958), cried (1939), ship (1933), yes (1916), moment (1910), travellers (1883), answered (1869), however (1836), every (1827), mr (1804), remained (1795), eyes (1782), years (1771), vessel (1770), certain (1766), work (1760), night (1759), words (1734), friends (1731), back (1718), companions (1693), harding (1689), took (1686), far (1683), carried (1667), open (1666), give (1662), thought (1655), came (1628), leave (1628), light (1623), get (1618), near (1609), find (1601), just (1591), think (1578), natives (1564), continued (1552), sailors (1551), several (1547), five (1546), away (1545), head (1537), many (1535), order (1529), arrived (1520), seen (1518), side (1512), end (1498), turned (1498), old (1491), four (1486), large (1484), boat (1482), wind (1472), called (1468), half (1464), right (1449), trees (1440), means (1439), fire (1432), house (1428), observed (1418), town (1410), quite (1409), put (1407), went (1402), formed (1401), hope (1394), set (1377), shore (1364), river (1363), yet (1361), use (1359), air (1356), direction (1352), engineer (1350), fact (1342), twenty (1342), board (1328), earth (1328), also (1323), minutes (1302), mountains (1298), sail (1288), already (1273), possible (1270), chapter (1268), course (1261), saw (1260), ice (1258), whose (1249), arms (1241), nature (1240), degrees (1236), present (1236), less (1223), whole (1222), care (1221), rocks (1217), north (1214), thousand (1203), moon (1198), animals (1194)…

When I read the list it immediately remind me the tv show LOST. I did a quick search and found this link that talks about similarities between “Lost” and the Jules Verne novel “The Mysterious Island”, quite funny.

Here you have another versión of the same visualization, this time the words are rotated.

Half a Million Manic Miners

This is a tribute to the best game ever… Manic Miner by Matthew Smith. Originally released by Bug-Byte in 1983, written for the ZX Spectrum… yes I know… I’m old (my mobile ringtone is the start-game music for Knight Lore).

But we are talking about one of the most addictive games ever… so, do you want to play?. Hidden, in between half a million Manic Miners there is one Jet Set Willy. Yes, I’m manic too, but it’s a fair revenge for those lost hours trying to solve the “Solar Power Generator” level… So Matthew Smith take that!.

Take a look… the man on the right is Jet Set Willy. Big difference, eh? }:-)

Download PDF JO-D-101004-ManicMiner

This second image is about Matthew Smith in these days.

Download PDF JO-D-101004-MatthewSmith

Links with more about Manic Miner and an old funny history about Matthew Smith.

Honore Daumier

This all-in-one man was a French painter, sculptor and printmaker but he was best know because of his caricatures. Take a look at this wikipedia article about him. I love some of his paintings.  So for this work I used the most representative words of his Wikipedia article and one of his beautiful paintings.

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