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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

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☮ (peace, man), Friday, 27 September 2019 22:57 (nine months ago) link

one month passes...

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mookieproof, Thursday, 31 October 2019 21:52 (eight months ago) link

Virginia Beach sucks, it's true

president of deluded fruitcakes anonymous (silby), Thursday, 31 October 2019 22:16 (eight months ago) link

tx checks out

i'm not a government man; i'm a government, man. (m bison), Thursday, 31 October 2019 23:02 (eight months ago) link

not familiar with maine but the rest of new england is otm

ciderpress, Thursday, 31 October 2019 23:10 (eight months ago) link

i can't figure out the reasoning behind the LA choice unless there was only one vote for that state

ciderpress, Thursday, 31 October 2019 23:14 (eight months ago) link

Would say maybe Minnetonka or Excelsior over Edina for MN, in that genre.

Pauline Male (Eric H.), Thursday, 31 October 2019 23:34 (eight months ago) link

I spent a week in Edina one night, so I'm completely on board with that one.

Council Bluffs had to be a hard #2 behind Cedar Rapids.

How Jeff City can come out ahead of Branson, Ferguson or Raytown must really say something. (I've never had any problems there.)

Some people say my town is less than desirable due to the fact that on some nights, you can go outside in your yard and catch a big whiff of Pine Bluff.

And I don't know what the fuck Turkey Creek is, but the fact that Bastrop could top any of the cities I mentioned above shows you how rigged Louisiana's results must've been. Seriously. We used to take family trips to Monroe (which has to be in the Top 10) and Bastrop would wake me up, it smelled so bad. One of those gray towns where everything's made of aluminum and there's always the sound of a diesel engine rumbling in the distance.

pplains, Friday, 1 November 2019 01:52 (eight months ago) link

BASTROP, LOUISIANA

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pplains, Friday, 1 November 2019 01:56 (eight months ago) link

Poolesville, MD isn’t bad at all

tobo73, Friday, 1 November 2019 02:09 (eight months 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 (eight months 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 (eight months 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 (eight months 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 (eight months ago) link

states in which you've ~banged~ or gtfo

(appreciate the county detail tho)

mookieproof, Friday, 8 November 2019 02:07 (eight months ago) link

you gotta power straight through iowa

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

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

pplains, Friday, 8 November 2019 02:16 (eight months ago) link

'counties i've been to' would be amazing

mookieproof, Friday, 8 November 2019 02:18 (eight months 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 (eight months ago) link

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mookieproof, Sunday, 17 November 2019 15:13 (seven months 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 (seven months 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 (seven months ago) link

sometimes geographic determinism feels so, so good

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

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

pplains, Sunday, 17 November 2019 16:46 (seven months 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 (seven months 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 (seven months ago) link

we don't eat Lemon pie in Florida.

pie is for throwing

Jordan Pickford LOLverdrive (Neanderthal), Monday, 18 November 2019 05:41 (seven months 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 (seven months 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 (six months 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 (six months ago) link

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

joygoat, Wednesday, 8 January 2020 17:46 (six months ago) link

I think "no data" sounds about right.

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

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

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☮️ (peace, man), Wednesday, 8 January 2020 18:39 (six months 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 (six months ago) link

These maps never ever lie.

pplains, Tuesday, 14 January 2020 20:17 (six months ago) link

three months pass...

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

two weeks pass...

What's the Matter With Kansas?

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mookieproof, Friday, 22 May 2020 16:07 (one month 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 (one month ago) link

montana :(

Karl Malone, Friday, 22 May 2020 16:33 (one month ago) link

(must. resist. Alabama. joke)

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

it's "Alabama"

Yanni Xenakis (Hadrian VIII), Friday, 22 May 2020 17:22 (one month ago) link

ha i missed VA's....

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

I bet Kansas has theirs because of the Koch Brothers.

pplains, Friday, 22 May 2020 18:07 (one month ago) link

Someone else will have to explain Vermont.

pplains, Friday, 22 May 2020 18:08 (one month 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 (one month ago) link


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