Re: I don't get all the jokes, but the ones I get are funny.

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That thing's been around forever.

Tee-hee!


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 10- 7-10 11:08 AM
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So's your mom.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 10- 7-10 11:10 AM
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Well, I hadn't seen it. Thanks, heebie. "British Riviera" made me laugh.


Posted by: Witt | Link to this comment | 10- 7-10 7:34 PM
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I did it all for the Witts of the world.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 10- 7-10 8:22 PM
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½ Decikobe!


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 10- 7-10 8:27 PM
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4: Amd we get nothing even though modern industrial society would be impossible without me. Typical.


Posted by: Opinionated James Watt | Link to this comment | 10- 7-10 8:37 PM
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3: Which one has "British Riviera"? I didn't notice that anywhere.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 10- 7-10 8:37 PM
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South America.

(It's the Malvinas/Falkland Islands)


Posted by: Witt | Link to this comment | 10- 7-10 8:51 PM
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8: That's excellent. I still regret not buying a poorly made T-shirt in Argentina with a map and the proud text, "Las Islas Malvinas". Stupid being-a-thrifty-student-traveler me.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 10- 7-10 10:13 PM
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Let me be the first to say that these maps = not very funny. Good concept, lame execution. Come on, "British Riviera"? That doesn't make plausible comedic sense. ("War for Sheep Islands" would have been better, off the top of my head, and I'm not very funny). Sorry to be a negative nelly, but that's how I feel.


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 10- 7-10 10:25 PM
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Yeah, there's a couple of mild chuckles on those maps, but they aren't up with the Exile's nationality chart:

http://www.exile.ru/transient/151/europeans-chart.html

of which these maps are a poor imitation.


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 10- 8-10 12:04 AM
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strangemaps.wordpress.com is your friend for this kind of thing. Look for the Tory Map of the World for starters, with the colour code marking countries as British Territory, Used to be British Territory, Ought to be British Territory and Ought to be Below Sea Level. And "Sea (British)".

http://bigthink.com/ideas/21155


Posted by: ajay | Link to this comment | 10- 8-10 2:10 AM
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That reminds me of a business plan I had a while back. I was going to open a chain of German language schools across Europe and staff them exclusively with monolingual English speakers from Britian. When the students or authorities came to get them for taking money in exchange for a service they could not provide, they were to say, "You ungrateful bastards. Without us, you'd be speaking German now."


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 10- 8-10 5:06 AM
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