Chocolate and Cash come between Smelly People and Porn

Europe According to the United States of AmericaFrank Jacobs knows maps, and on his Strange Maps blog he’s posted more than a few good spins on the atlas.

His posts range from from a serious investigation into The Shotgun Tracts of the Lower Mississippi to enlightening twists such as his popular US States Renamed For Countries With Similar GDPs.

And the Europe as Seen by Americans map displayed above–that’s his too (click on the map to enlarge).

That map is from a recent post where Jacobs takes several more worthwhile and hillarious looks at Europe:

In the kaleidoscope of cultures that is Europe, no matter from where you look at it, you’re always surrounded by ‘the Other’. It takes but a few small steps thence to paranoia, xenophobia, and worse. I remember speaking to a European about the neighbouring ethnicity, literally living up the road. “Oh yes, but they’re all racists,” she said, apparently undefeated by her own logic.

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5 Responses to Chocolate and Cash come between Smelly People and Porn

  1. libhomo says:

    I’ve always been amused by parody maps that poke fun at how most Americans see the world.

  2. pelmo says:

    Libhomo it’s no longer amusing to see how shallow the American public has become. We are so bombarded with a million and one fears, that far to many people are afraid to venture out of their little comfort zone and find out what a large and diverse world this is.

  3. Xman says:

    Interesting.
    Reminds me of a Charles de Gaul quote:
    “In a country that has 400 types of cheese…the only way to unite the French is thru fear”.

  4. pelmo says:

    Very interesting comment by Charles. It’s only when you see it on the Daily Show, do you realize how much fear is tossed at us on a daily basis.

  5. sadisticon says:

    pelmo I apologise if you’ve already thought it through but it shouldn’t take a daily show to tell one that the world is a fearful place.

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