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2013-09-15 09:35:17 PM
They left this one out...

i44.tinypic.com
 
2013-09-15 09:38:19 PM
I figured Ludacris would have more hos than that.
 
2013-09-15 10:07:57 PM
I swear this has gone green before... Oh well. It's an interesting set of maps anyhow.
 
2013-09-15 10:16:17 PM

Mentat: I figured Ludacris would have more hos than that.


I'm sure he has more than one ho in some area codes.
 
2013-09-15 10:18:35 PM
The pink represents countries that the British have invaded.  Goddammit, Brittan!

They spelled Benjamin Britten's name incorrectly.
 
2013-09-15 10:27:44 PM
The British Invasions one is pretty impressive (if accurate) - if they took the scenic route on some of their Empire Building trips they might have managed a full sweep of the globe.
 
2013-09-15 10:30:47 PM
I tried guessing going down which one would be 10th from the bottom.  I went for the losing virginity one though I probably would have made Ludacris the second choice.
 
2013-09-15 10:31:08 PM
www.slightlywarped.com

Everything you ever wanted to know about American Politics - but were afraid to ask.


rlv.zcache.com
 
2013-09-15 10:35:05 PM

Target Builder: The British Invasions one is pretty impressive (if accurate) - if they took the scenic route on some of their Empire Building trips they might have managed a full sweep of the globe.


Would have made their problems with Empire worse. The problem for the British is that by the late Victorian period, they were not getting lucrative colonies anymore - they were conquering just to be able to say they were the biggest and best (and to upstage the French).  But more land meant more administrative costs in both bureaucrats and soldiers.  In 1875, the British captured some little shiatstain of an island in the Pacific- it had no significance except the British Empire went from a money-making enterprise to a money-losing enterprise with that new administrative line-item.  Now, it says how much they had banked that they didn't realize their problem until 1945.  But if they had gobbled everything they possibly could have, they would have sank faster
 
2013-09-15 10:40:34 PM
LOL'd literally at the Ludacris one.

Thought the last one was totes trippy but that might just be me.
 
2013-09-15 10:41:53 PM
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2013-09-15 10:48:20 PM
www.slightlywarped.com

This map is inaccurate, you can't get street view in several large cities in Europe you'd have expected and that are shaded in this map, Vienna for example.
 
2013-09-15 10:53:10 PM
Farthest you can sail in a straight line? Go home map, you're drunk.
 
2013-09-15 10:55:18 PM

Amos Quito: [www.slightlywarped.com image 640x360]

Everything you ever wanted to know about American Politics - but were afraid to ask.


[rlv.zcache.com image 324x324]


Those public employees (football coaches) actually do the opposite of most (if not nearly all) other public employees.  They generate income for the state via sales taxes and donations, create huge amounts of profit for their local markets, and allow schools to support other sports programs that operate at a loss.
 
2013-09-15 10:55:29 PM

badhatharry: Farthest you can sail in a straight line? Go home map, you're drunk.


I'm an idiot. It's a straight line on a globe.
 
2013-09-15 10:56:50 PM

badhatharry: Farthest you can sail in a straight line? Go home map, you're drunk.


Headline fix'd.

Although we don't expect most people on the politics tab to count that high.
 
2013-09-15 11:01:58 PM
I notice that people in the US stop using the internet as much after sundown, whereas in every other country in the world, they keep using it for several hours afterwards. In China/Japan, for example, they don't turn red UNTIL the sun goes down. Yet, America is already greenish-blue when the sunwave finishes scrolling past.
 
2013-09-15 11:06:33 PM

Sim Tree: I notice that people in the US stop using the internet as much after sundown, whereas in every other country in the world, they keep using it for several hours afterwards. In China/Japan, for example, they don't turn red UNTIL the sun goes down. Yet, America is already greenish-blue when the sunwave finishes scrolling past.


Their shift is way more dramatic though. They go almost completely blue, along with Europe, while a lot of US is green, yellow and red all hours of the night.

/that one was probably my fav
 
2013-09-15 11:06:40 PM

ramblinwreck: Amos Quito: [www.slightlywarped.com image 640x360]

Everything you ever wanted to know about American Politics - but were afraid to ask.


[rlv.zcache.com image 324x324]

Those public employees (football coaches) actually do the opposite of most (if not nearly all) other public employees.  They generate income for the state via sales taxes and donations, create huge amounts of profit for their local markets, and allow schools to support other sports programs that operate at a loss.


You keep telling yourself that. It's a perversion of the core mission of the university and part of the slippery slope we are currently on in which more and more money is poured into non-academic parts of the university.
 
2013-09-15 11:09:25 PM

eiger: ramblinwreck: Amos Quito: [www.slightlywarped.com image 640x360]

Everything you ever wanted to know about American Politics - but were afraid to ask.


[rlv.zcache.com image 324x324]

Those public employees (football coaches) actually do the opposite of most (if not nearly all) other public employees.  They generate income for the state via sales taxes and donations, create huge amounts of profit for their local markets, and allow schools to support other sports programs that operate at a loss.

You keep telling yourself that. It's a perversion of the core mission of the university and part of the slippery slope we are currently on in which more and more money is poured into non-academic parts of the university.


FEWTBAWL is as much of the American university as Greek life. It's part of the social fabric of higher education, not to mention a good sports program impresses prospective students and alums with fat wallets. Undergrad education is just one of the university's many, many goals.
 
2013-09-15 11:11:56 PM
www.freedomsphoenix.com

Approves.
 
2013-09-15 11:12:21 PM

ramblinwreck: Amos Quito: [www.slightlywarped.com image 640x360]

Everything you ever wanted to know about American Politics - but were afraid to ask.


[rlv.zcache.com image 324x324]

Those public employees (football coaches) actually do the opposite of most (if not nearly all) other public employees.  They generate income for the state via sales taxes and donations, create huge amounts of profit for their local markets, and allow schools to support other sports programs that operate at a loss.



Sure. If your a large school with a good football, or occasionaly, basketball program.

If your not those two things you can say the same thing, you just have to ignore that the school puts grounds maintenance, sports scholarships, building stadiums, financing the new stadiums, security for the games, and a host of other things in the general budget or as a cost to other departments.

A net loss sports program looks bad to the sports-loving donors and gives the sports-hating donors something tangible to gripe about.

So you cook the books.
 
2013-09-15 11:17:36 PM
That one about who is driving on what side of the road is questionable.  India says it drives on the left but from what youtube has shown me they drive however they wish.
 
2013-09-15 11:19:25 PM
America is so damned focused on strong families that we expect mom to bring her kid into work the day after giving birth.
 
2013-09-15 11:25:25 PM

StarlingFive: Sure. If your a large school with a good football, or occasionaly, basketball program.


Which would be the ones shown on that map.
 
2013-09-15 11:28:37 PM

He_Hate_Me: [www.slightlywarped.com image 640x260]

This map is inaccurate, you can't get street view in several large cities in Europe you'd have expected and that are shaded in this map, Vienna for example.


It's definitely out of date, as Street View is now available for parts of Peru and Colombia.
 
2013-09-15 11:38:22 PM
MURIKA!!!!!!

Countries that don't use metric
The paid maternity leave map
Highest paid public employee

And yes, I know that major sports at big universities generate a ton of revenue that is used to fund other stuff.  If I was the president of a major university I'd spend a bunch of money making sure I had a good coaching staff for my football team as well.  I just think it's sad that we, as a society, place more value on whether a bunch of overgrown children catch or drop a ball than we do on things like physics or medical research.  We're willing to pay $100 for a jersey that bears the name of our favorite manchild, spend crazy money each month to get a TV package that gives us all the games so we can sit there and watch football all goddamn day long, but yet we think that funding basic needs for our elementary schools is teh ebil soshulizm because them thar taxes is just killin' us.
 
2013-09-15 11:40:18 PM

Churchill2004: StarlingFive: Sure. If your a large school with a good football, or occasionaly, basketball program.

Which would be the ones shown on that map.


Which are then used to justify overspending on sports in every other institution that's not on that map.

You are correct though.
 
2013-09-15 11:40:30 PM
I'd be happier if the "great series of geopolitical maps" site wouldn't keep crashing my browser. It does it with both Safari and Firefox.

Why, yes, I'm on a Mac OS 10.5.8. Why do you ask??
 
2013-09-15 11:45:33 PM

Sim Tree: I notice that people in the US stop using the internet as much after sundown, whereas in every other country in the world, they keep using it for several hours afterwards. In China/Japan, for example, they don't turn red UNTIL the sun goes down. Yet, America is already greenish-blue when the sunwave finishes scrolling past.


Every other country plans their vacations at home.  Americans plan their vacations at work.
 
2013-09-15 11:47:18 PM
This map is outdated as well. I've been to the McDonald's in Casablanca, Morocco (2006).  www.slightlywarped.com
 
2013-09-15 11:50:07 PM
McDonalds may not be present in Pakistan or Nigeria, but Johnny Rockets is.

/usa! usa! usa!
 
2013-09-15 11:52:08 PM
I never realized we wasted so much on footbal coaches. MORE ACADEMIC-ONLY SCHOOLS NOW!
 
2013-09-15 11:57:19 PM

Don't Troll Me Bro!: MURIKA!!!!!!

Countries that don't use metric
The paid maternity leave map
Highest paid public employee

And yes, I know that major sports at big universities generate a ton of revenue that is used to fund other stuff.  If I was the president of a major university I'd spend a bunch of money making sure I had a good coaching staff for my football team as well.  I just think it's sad that we, as a society, place more value on whether a bunch of overgrown children catch or drop a ball than we do on things like physics or medical research.  We're willing to pay $100 for a jersey that bears the name of our favorite manchild, spend crazy money each month to get a TV package that gives us all the games so we can sit there and watch football all goddamn day long, but yet we think that funding basic needs for our elementary schools is teh ebil soshulizm because them thar taxes is just killin' us.




Someone posted a link a couple of weeks ago to a Sports Illustrated article that showed only 6 universities had athletic programs that were revenue positive.

UT Austin was one of them.
 
2013-09-15 11:59:17 PM
Two things -

Apparently the more coffee you drink, the earlier you have sex.

There are too many damn people in China.
 
2013-09-16 12:07:38 AM

HempHead: Don't Troll Me Bro!: MURIKA!!!!!!

Countries that don't use metric
The paid maternity leave map
Highest paid public employee

And yes, I know that major sports at big universities generate a ton of revenue that is used to fund other stuff.  If I was the president of a major university I'd spend a bunch of money making sure I had a good coaching staff for my football team as well.  I just think it's sad that we, as a society, place more value on whether a bunch of overgrown children catch or drop a ball than we do on things like physics or medical research.  We're willing to pay $100 for a jersey that bears the name of our favorite manchild, spend crazy money each month to get a TV package that gives us all the games so we can sit there and watch football all goddamn day long, but yet we think that funding basic needs for our elementary schools is teh ebil soshulizm because them thar taxes is just killin' us.

Someone posted a link a couple of weeks ago to a Sports Illustrated article that showed only 6 universities had athletic programs that were revenue positive.

UT Austin was one of them.


Came to say this. The notion that sports programs bring in so much revenue is ill-conceived and largely not based in fact.
 
2013-09-16 12:07:55 AM
Quite cool series of maps, but:
1) This is a very loose definition of "geopolitical", and the term is overused and empty of meaning anyways.
2) Isn't this just pulled from that strange maps blog?
 
2013-09-16 12:08:12 AM

StarlingFive: ramblinwreck: Amos Quito: [www.slightlywarped.com image 640x360]

Everything you ever wanted to know about American Politics - but were afraid to ask.


[rlv.zcache.com image 324x324]

Those public employees (football coaches) actually do the opposite of most (if not nearly all) other public employees.  They generate income for the state via sales taxes and donations, create huge amounts of profit for their local markets, and allow schools to support other sports programs that operate at a loss.


Sure. If your a large school with a good football, or occasionaly, basketball program.

If your not those two things you can say the same thing, you just have to ignore that the school puts grounds maintenance, sports scholarships, building stadiums, financing the new stadiums, security for the games, and a host of other things in the general budget or as a cost to other departments.

A net loss sports program looks bad to the sports-loving donors and gives the sports-hating donors something tangible to gripe about.

So you cook the books.


Purely on the basis of ticket and concession sales and merchandising the only profitable sports are usually men's Basketball (the most commonly profitable because it costs a heck of a lot less to run than football), Football (though generally only for the schools that can draw the most attendance in each division), and sometimes baseball and hockey.

Women's sports are almost universally money losers (a couple women's b-ball teams may counter that), and other sports like swimming, track & field, rowing, golf, soccer, etc, lose money everywhere.

However, depending on the profitability of the revenue sports they may well pay for the rest of them, plus put money back into university coffers.

Athletic scholarships are a big expense, but they also serve the purpose of allowing students who might not otherwise be able to afford to the opportunity to get a college degree.  Yes, at the top of D1 football and basketball there are some abuses of that were they only stick around long enough to go into the pros, but those are an extreme minority of the total student athlete population.

Athletics also provide the most effective fundraising channels for many schools.  They encourage alumni to maintain a connection with the school, allowing for them to be hit up for donations.  The Harvard/Yale game is as much about picking the pockets of alumni as it is about the actual game.
 
2013-09-16 12:17:55 AM

HempHead: Don't Troll Me Bro!: MURIKA!!!!!!

Countries that don't use metric
The paid maternity leave map
Highest paid public employee

And yes, I know that major sports at big universities generate a ton of revenue that is used to fund other stuff.  If I was the president of a major university I'd spend a bunch of money making sure I had a good coaching staff for my football team as well.  I just think it's sad that we, as a society, place more value on whether a bunch of overgrown children catch or drop a ball than we do on things like physics or medical research.  We're willing to pay $100 for a jersey that bears the name of our favorite manchild, spend crazy money each month to get a TV package that gives us all the games so we can sit there and watch football all goddamn day long, but yet we think that funding basic needs for our elementary schools is teh ebil soshulizm because them thar taxes is just killin' us.

Someone posted a link a couple of weeks ago to a Sports Illustrated article that showed only 6 universities had athletic programs that were revenue positive.

UT Austin was one of them.


Is that the entire athletics division?  I'd have difficulty believing that there aren't a lot more than that if you look at just look at a football or basketball program on its own.  I live between Camp Randall and The Kohl Center, which is where the Badger football, basketball, and hockey teams play.  Even if the programs aren't revenue neutral or positive on their own, the commerce those games bring to the city has to be worth the investment.  The city is a madhouse all day long.  Restaurants and bars packed, parking ramps full, hotels filled up, storefronts making lots of sales, etc.  I think it's really hard to get a handle on whether a program is revenue positive or not when all that other stuff is considered, and of course anyone who's involved wants to do the accounting to make it look one way or another, such as putting all the construction and maintenance cost for a stadium under the same building maintenance account as all the other buildings.

I just think it's sad that we, as a society, seem to place more value on something that has no real impact on our lives than we do on things that really matter.
 
2013-09-16 12:23:16 AM
Am I the only one bothered that the cartographer was too lazy use use a map that had an insert of Hawaii?
 
2013-09-16 12:26:00 AM

ramblinwreck: Amos Quito: [www.slightlywarped.com image 640x360]

Everything you ever wanted to know about American Politics - but were afraid to ask.


[rlv.zcache.com image 324x324]

Those public employees (football coaches) actually do the opposite of most (if not nearly all) other public employees.  They generate income for the state via sales taxes and donations, create huge amounts of profit for their local markets, and allow schools to support other sports programs that operate at a loss.


Allow schools to operate other sports programs? Even if true, have they forgotten schools are for edjumacation?
 
2013-09-16 12:31:01 AM

Amos Quito: [www.slightlywarped.com image 640x360]

Everything you ever wanted to know about American Politics - but were afraid to ask.


[rlv.zcache.com image 324x324]


The farking hockey coach, New Hampshire? WTF, man?
 
2013-09-16 12:42:14 AM

doomjesse: ramblinwreck: Amos Quito: [www.slightlywarped.com image 640x360]

Everything you ever wanted to know about American Politics - but were afraid to ask.


[rlv.zcache.com image 324x324]

Those public employees (football coaches) actually do the opposite of most (if not nearly all) other public employees.  They generate income for the state via sales taxes and donations, create huge amounts of profit for their local markets, and allow schools to support other sports programs that operate at a loss.

Allow schools to operate other sports programs? Even if true, have they forgotten schools are for edjumacation?


The ancient Greek ideals our foundation of education is based on included a balance of arts, sciences, and physical education.  Athletics have been a part of the American education system since the beginning.
 
2013-09-16 12:42:59 AM

Don't Troll Me Bro!: Is that the entire athletics division? I'd have difficulty believing that there aren't a lot more than that if you look at just look at a football or basketball program on its own. I live between Camp Randall and The Kohl Center, which is where the Badger football, basketball, and hockey teams play. Even if the programs aren't revenue neutral or positive on their own, the commerce those games bring to the city has to be worth the investment. The city is a madhouse all day long. Restaurants and bars packed, parking ramps full, hotels filled up, storefronts making lots of sales, etc. I think it's really hard to get a handle on whether a program is revenue positive or not when all that other stuff is considered, and of course anyone who's involved wants to do the accounting to make it look one way or another, such as putting all the construction and maintenance cost for a stadium under the same building maintenance account as all the other buildings.

I just think it's sad that we, as a society, seem to place more value on something that has no real impact on our lives than we do on things that really matter.


No, it's only a small number than run profits for the entire AD.  In 2010, Missouri and Texas were the only schools in the Big XII that were profitable, Missouri because of extreme frugality and Texas because Texas.  Missouri is temporarily unprofitable because the move to the SEC caused a one year revenue drop that necessitated a loan from the University, but Kansas State is now profitable because of the new Big XII contract and the payouts from the four Big XII defectors.  Ohio State and Alabama are both profitable and several schools like Kansas and Louisville are profitable enough from basketball that they don't run significant overall deficits.  A lot of it is based on media deal payouts, accounting (some use Enron-style accounting) and the philosophy of the AD.  Texas makes so much money that they funnel the excess to non-revenue sports and even back to the university proper.  Missouri has traditionally focused on debt payment and was essentially debt-free going into the SEC move.
 
2013-09-16 12:48:44 AM
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/map of Afghanistan
 
2013-09-16 12:50:25 AM
I had no idea there was so much variation in the amount of lightning strikes and I'm a little sad that I'm ignorant as to the cause of that.
 
2013-09-16 12:57:22 AM

TuteTibiImperes: The ancient Greek ideals our foundation of education is based on included a balance of arts, sciences, and physical education.


Do we also let the professors fark our children in the ass like the Greeks did? If so I know what career field I want to get into.
 
2013-09-16 12:58:58 AM
www.slightlywarped.com

Most common surnames by country.

Would have been interesting to see a little further east. Especially if they counted given names.


www.slightlywarped.com

Helloooo, Scandinavia. How YOU doin'?
 
2013-09-16 01:04:43 AM
It looked like it said Belize was metric...I can tell you that isn't the case. I live in Belize and have never seen a speed limit sign or distance sign in metric.  When I buy fruit and veggies at the market it is always in pounds or ounces.

Some co
 
2013-09-16 01:15:08 AM

Krieghund: Mentat: I figured Ludacris would have more hos than that.

I'm sure he has more than one ho in some area codes.


That was also based on 2001 data.
 
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