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World according to U.S.

There are only a couple things I would change about this map...

France should be labelled "Cheese weasels", NZ should be labelled "Middle-Earth" (not "Xena"--that's so five years ago), and "Llamas" should be written across the general vicinity of Peru. Otherwise, it looks about accurate. ;)

(Oh yes, and their "Hollywood" arrow is a few hundred miles off. It appears to be pointing to San Francisco. But then, I'm guessing this was drawn up by someone who is not from the U.S., so some inaccuracy about U.S. geography is to be expected. Hee. The irony.)


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Feb. 19th, 2003 12:34 pm (UTC)
Heh, that's silly. It's always good to be able to laugh at your own country though...
Feb. 19th, 2003 01:38 pm (UTC)
This perhaps reveals my own prejudices, but my guess is that any American who would draw the map this way would re-mark New York to include it under "Evil Communists."

And isn't there a rather big "Bombed here" dot missing... oh, say, somewhere around Japan or so?

(Still sniggering over "cheese weasels"...)
Feb. 21st, 2003 04:50 pm (UTC)
Uh-huh, Japan ought to have quite a few...so should Germany, for that matter.

And, really, they're assuming that most of us can locate Pakistan and Turkey and such on a map, which is kind of a stretch. ;)
Feb. 22nd, 2003 06:36 am (UTC)
aren't those both in the Levant, or Arabee?
Feb. 20th, 2003 10:45 am (UTC)
Yeah :D :D But the map is too well drawn...
seen similar, I think this one is the best, tho it's a bit old:
love the way they spelled Europe; yurop ;)

love, yurop-resident with no TV or escalators..
Feb. 21st, 2003 02:37 pm (UTC)
anti-war protests in Minas Tirith
I already showed this to molly - i thought you guys would like it...

Peace in Middle Earth in our time

MINAS TIRITH (Gondor News Network) - Thousands of peace activists took to the streets of Minas Tirith and other cities of Middle Earth today to protest what they termed a rush to war with Mordor.

“We need more time for diplomacy,” said a key member of the Middle-Earth Security Council, Saruman the White. “I am not convinced by the evidence presented by my esteemed colleague, Gandalf the Grey, or that the Dark Lord Sauron presents an imminent danger to the peoples of the West” ...

i posted the whole thing at:


Mar. 12th, 2003 05:13 pm (UTC)
Re: anti-war protests in Minas Tirith
How come it's supposed to be funny when people protest against a war started by a supposedly "good" country against a supposedly "bad" country? *sigh* I can see the point - a few months ago I would have laughed at this - but it's weird how the actual state of the world is interpreted upon a story whose author said expressively that it didn't have ANYTHING to do with actual events (even less with the actual events of 50 years AFTER he wrote the story)
*clears throat*
Sorry. Just couldn't shut up.
Besides, Saruman just isn't the kind of type who'd want negotiations. Not in the time this article is supposed to come from. Unless you think of the Star Wars Episode II "aggressive negotiations" thingy.

Saddam's not Sauron, you know. Not even Saruman.
And Bush is most like Ar-Pharazôn. *coughs* AKALLABÊTH NOW!

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