The Popular Feedback Remix: 50 States, 50 TV Series

Wow.

That’s all I can say about the feedback from last week’s blog post, 50 States, 50 Television Series.  It went viral, getting spread all over the internet quicker than I knew was possible.  Thanks to everyone who posted it, everyone who commented on it… hell, everyone who looked at it, all 18,000 views.  I certainly never intended for it to be so widely read.  Honestly, I never thought anyone would give two craps about it.  I just thought it was something to have a little fun with. Continue reading “The Popular Feedback Remix: 50 States, 50 TV Series”

50 States, 50 Television Series

(UPDATE: A ‘Remixed’ version of this map, which accounts for popular feedback, is now available. Check it out!)

As you may remember a couple days ago, there was a piece was published on the Huffington Post identifying every state of the U.S. by one movie, which of course I answered with a map of my own.  The original map from the HuffPo was featured on the fantastically entertaining Strange Maps blog, in which the author Frank Jacobs made a request for a similar map of TV shows.  Well, I couldn’t pass a challenge like that.  You can click on the map below for a larger version.

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Sorry Folks, I’m Gonna Sit This One Out

“If voting changed anything, they’d make it illegal.” — Emma Goldman

I have no doubt that I’m going to catch some flack for this, and that’s okay.  Maybe my cynicism has become so deep that I need a good browbeating, I’m not sure.  But I’m just going to come out and say it:

For the first time, in a general election during my adult life, I will not be voting in 2010. Continue reading “Sorry Folks, I’m Gonna Sit This One Out”

50 States, 50 Movies

A piece was published on the Huffington Post today, identifying every state of the U.S. by one movie.  Here’s the map they came up with:

The selection criteria isn’t necessarily clear on the HuffPo…. not much is said about what kind of thinking was behind these selections.  It appears that most of these movies have stories based in the states listed, which is a good idea. Continue reading “50 States, 50 Movies”

Regions of the Continental United States (According to… Me)

My friend and colleague, Emily Fekete, who recently moved on to greener pastures and new opportunities in the geography PhD program at the University of Kansas, posted an entry trying to establish her mental map of regions of the United States.  I thought it was a good idea, and since I don’t have too many of those on my own lately, I figured I might as well replicate her efforts and provide my own map of regions so that we could compare our different thoughts, ideas and experiences. Perhaps this will filter through the community of geography blogs and we’ll get a whole bunch of mental regions floating around. Continue reading “Regions of the Continental United States (According to… Me)”

A (ahem) “Modern” Look at Modernity

What else could I write?
I don’t have the right.
What else should I be?
All apologies.

-“All Apologies,” Nirvana

“All Apologies” is a song that’s been going through my head a lot lately. I don’t know why, because the content isn’t terribly relevant to anything that’s going on in my life. I’m not terrifically unhappy or terribly regretful of my actions. I don’t feel trapped by marriage. Nothing like that. Perhaps it’s just a catchy tune with an inflective, though ultimately depressing, feeling to it. God knows I’m a sucker for little ditties like that.
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