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gr8080, Tuesday, 25 March 2008 09:19 (twelve years ago) link

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gr8080, Tuesday, 25 March 2008 10:18 (twelve years ago) link

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latebloomer, Tuesday, 25 March 2008 10:27 (twelve years ago) link

doesn't the usa kinda look like a musical instrument you strap over your shoulder

latebloomer, Tuesday, 25 March 2008 12:11 (twelve years ago) link

Awesome thread. I've been looking for that Australian overlay for years.

SOME STATES THAT GET THEIR BORDER FUDGED BY CARELESS CARTOGRAPHERS:

ALASKA - Aluetian Islands are frequently left off and misspelled.
ARKANSAS - Has two indentions: One in the northeast corner and one in the southwest.
DELAWARE - Is this really a state?
FLORIDA - That little part that juts up into Georgia a bit.
GEORGIA - See above
HAWAII - Oahu and three other little circles does not make a map of Hawaii.
IOWA - Has a sizable bulge on the eastern side.
MISSOURI - don't forget the boot heel!

Pleasant Plains, Tuesday, 25 March 2008 12:47 (twelve years ago) link

racist aunt OTM

Curt1s Stephens, Tuesday, 25 March 2008 13:19 (twelve years ago) link

Man, some of those old electoral maps look strange in today's context.

Pleasant Plains, Tuesday, 25 March 2008 13:58 (twelve years ago) link

MINNESOTA - That little tic of a state park that you can only get to via Canada.
NEVADA - Has six sides, not four.
NEW MEXICO - The panhandle down near El Paso.
NEW YORK - Long Island, surprisingly enough. It's like the Tasmania of the Empire State.
SOUTH DAKOTA - Not a perfect rectangle, thanks to the Missouri River.
WEST VIRGINIA - Wheeling is not in Ohio.
WISCONSIN - Does not have an upper peninsula.

Pleasant Plains, Tuesday, 25 March 2008 14:18 (twelve years ago) link

Poolesville, MD isn’t bad at all

tobo73, Friday, 1 November 2019 02:09 (one year ago) link

Spokane kind of rules, no way it’s the worst city in WA. The place everyone shat on was the Tri-Cities area so Richland, Pasco and Kennewick probably split the vote if you were using actual city names as qualifiers.

joygoat, Friday, 1 November 2019 02:53 (one year ago) link

there's way, way worse places in oregon than salem. salem's actually a pretty okay town these days!

Clay, Friday, 1 November 2019 03:21 (one year ago) link

the united states of america

I'm still not crazy about their criteria for "private employers" there.

pplains, Friday, 1 November 2019 12:26 (one year ago) link

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*Special note about Iowa, in which I've likely spent at least a good 100 hours in, covering every minute of the day, without having actually ever stopped for the night.

pplains, Friday, 8 November 2019 01:58 (one year ago) link

states in which you've ~banged~ or gtfo

(appreciate the county detail tho)

mookieproof, Friday, 8 November 2019 02:07 (one year ago) link

you gotta power straight through iowa

at home in the alternate future, (Karl Malone), Friday, 8 November 2019 02:08 (one year ago) link

counties i've driven through but have not stopped at

at home in the alternate future, (Karl Malone), Friday, 8 November 2019 02:08 (one year ago) link

Ha, I haven't even been to all the counties in Arkansas.

pplains, Friday, 8 November 2019 02:16 (one year ago) link

'counties i've been to' would be amazing

mookieproof, Friday, 8 November 2019 02:18 (one year ago) link

I've tried, but there's too much guesswork.

It does make for a pretty good argument against the electoral college, seeing the states you've been to vs the actual part of the states you've been to.

pplains, Friday, 8 November 2019 02:39 (one year ago) link

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mookieproof, Sunday, 17 November 2019 15:13 (one year ago) link

i was going to respond in earnest but i decided this map was created to get a rise out of me and ruin my morning so im going to rise above

i'm not a government man; i'm a government, man. (m bison), Sunday, 17 November 2019 15:25 (one year ago) link

i have to admit, i do love a good blueberry pie

Peaceful Warrior I Poser (Karl Malone), Sunday, 17 November 2019 15:28 (one year ago) link

sometimes geographic determinism feels so, so good

Peaceful Warrior I Poser (Karl Malone), Sunday, 17 November 2019 15:28 (one year ago) link

Not a single pumpkin pie, get that map outta here.

pplains, Sunday, 17 November 2019 16:46 (one year ago) link

pumpkin pie is an atrocity with the appearance and consistency of baby shit

Suggest Banshee (Hadrian VIII), Sunday, 17 November 2019 20:09 (one year ago) link

Ok but I have lived in Virginia for 40+ years and never seen a lemon pie served on Thanksgiving. 8 years in Missouri I saw exactly zero blueberry pies served on Thanksgiving. Blueberries are not even remotely seasonal, people!

The pies they are not talking about are pumpkin and apple (both seasonal and classic). Of those pies, only pecan pie belongs in a Thanksgiving tableau.

Fourth of July? Sure, bring your cherry, key lime, blueberry pies. They are appropriate then. But not Thanksgiving, sheesh.

savages

they see me lollin' (Ye Mad Puffin), Monday, 18 November 2019 03:42 (one year ago) link

we don't eat Lemon pie in Florida.

pie is for throwing

Jordan Pickford LOLverdrive (Neanderthal), Monday, 18 November 2019 05:41 (one year ago) link

Blueberries are not even remotely seasonal, people!

OK, but just go to the grocery store. They have food all year round.

☮ (peace, man), Monday, 18 November 2019 13:05 (one year ago) link

one month passes...

gonna have to blow the midwest whistle on several of those states, i'm afraid.

But guess what? Nobody gives a toot!😂 (Karl Malone), Wednesday, 8 January 2020 15:41 (one year ago) link

indeed being a beach boy c. 1965 would seem to skew these findings

Suggest Banshee (Hadrian VIII), Wednesday, 8 January 2020 16:14 (one year ago) link

as a native of upper michigan i have bigger issues than the midwest boundary definitions

joygoat, Wednesday, 8 January 2020 17:46 (one year ago) link

I think "no data" sounds about right.

temporarily embarrassed thousandaire (Eric H.), Wednesday, 8 January 2020 18:30 (one year ago) link

The Beach Boys couldn't get chicks in Upper Michigan due to the overwhelming popularity of my uncle's band.

http://www.michiganrockandrolllegends.com/images/Excels%20Promo%20-%20JPEG%201965%20Beach%20Boys.jpg

☮️ (peace, man), Wednesday, 8 January 2020 18:39 (one year ago) link

This map gives you a rough sense of all the ways U.S. land is used. Much of U.S. land serves specific purposes, such as the 2 million acres devoted to golf courses or the 3 million acres for airports.https://t.co/WkDPqg3rwv pic.twitter.com/FUfKYZhy2L

— Farm Policy (@FarmPolicy) January 11, 2020

mookieproof, Sunday, 12 January 2020 00:04 (one year ago) link

These maps never ever lie.

pplains, Tuesday, 14 January 2020 20:17 (one year ago) link

three months pass...

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mookieproof, Tuesday, 5 May 2020 20:40 (eight months ago) link

two weeks pass...

What's the Matter With Kansas?

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mookieproof, Friday, 22 May 2020 16:07 (seven months ago) link

Kind of weirded out by Virginia tbh

I bless Claude Rains down in Africa (Ye Mad Puffin), Friday, 22 May 2020 16:14 (seven months ago) link

montana :(

Karl Malone, Friday, 22 May 2020 16:33 (seven months ago) link

(must. resist. Alabama. joke)

I bless Claude Rains down in Africa (Ye Mad Puffin), Friday, 22 May 2020 16:37 (seven months ago) link

it's "Alabama"

Yanni Xenakis (Hadrian VIII), Friday, 22 May 2020 17:22 (seven months ago) link

ha i missed VA's....

Yanni Xenakis (Hadrian VIII), Friday, 22 May 2020 17:23 (seven months ago) link

I bet Kansas has theirs because of the Koch Brothers.

pplains, Friday, 22 May 2020 18:07 (seven months ago) link

Someone else will have to explain Vermont.

pplains, Friday, 22 May 2020 18:08 (seven months ago) link

skeptical of the variety in this one...seems a bunch of states would have more in common along the lines of “definitely” and “separate”

Yanni Xenakis (Hadrian VIII), Friday, 22 May 2020 18:13 (seven months ago) link

five months pass...

i know the precise layout of this map is unimportant for its purposes but nevertheless it is appalling

More than half of South Dakota's covid tests are coming back positive right now. pic.twitter.com/fNrhF1Z6je

— Dave Levitan (@davelevitan) November 3, 2020

mookieproof, Tuesday, 3 November 2020 21:34 (two months ago) link

I hate those too.

Nothing like driving due west from Shreveport to Tulsa.

pplains, Wednesday, 4 November 2020 04:17 (two months ago) link

two weeks pass...

That slow lift from east to west across Kansas, Nebraska, etc.

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pplains, Saturday, 21 November 2020 16:50 (one month ago) link

Like, whoa, I'm losing my balance here.

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pplains, Saturday, 21 November 2020 16:54 (one month ago) link

ha, the highest point in kansas is "mount sunflower," which is a hill a half mile from the colorado border.

the walls of the sierra nevada and by the snake river on that map are cool

circles, Sunday, 22 November 2020 00:16 (one month ago) link

three weeks pass...

How Life Magazine imagined North America would look like if the US didn't intervene in WW1. (Cover of Life Magazine, October 10, 1916) #twitterstorians #maps pic.twitter.com/dlwqL47lZJ

— Eriks Bredovskis (@bredovsk) December 17, 2020

mookieproof, Friday, 18 December 2020 02:31 (four weeks ago) link

with Florida as “Turconia”!

lol @ "Barbarians"!

mom tossed in kimchee (quincie), Sunday, 20 December 2020 01:57 (three weeks ago) link

otm tho

mookieproof, Sunday, 20 December 2020 03:54 (three weeks ago) link


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