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Behold, the Most Accurate Map of the United States — Ever

In the grand tradition of the Starbucks vs. Walmart state (yep, I'm proclaiming "grand traditions" now — it's a blessing and a curse) GraphJam has this amusing-because-it's-trueish map of how Californians perceive the rest of the country.

Given the left-coast's Berkelian flair and South Park enabled reputation for being quite pleased with itself, the map is pretty amusing. I love that North of the state line is "Canada" and "coffee" (though not so much anymore, eh?)

We'll see who's laughing, Mr. 55-electoral-vote CA, when those "Religious Nutballs" are actually deciding the election...


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LilGlamDiva LilGlamDiva 8 years
hahah that's awesome
lilkimbo lilkimbo 8 years
Just like she left out a lot of midwestern things. I don't really think her map was meant to be all-inclusive. It would have had to have been about 100 times as large!
Islander71 Islander71 8 years
Coke and Pepsi (a southern thing) Krispy Kreme Donuts (southern thing) You left out so many things from the south...
Islander71 Islander71 8 years
yesteryear Why did you put HomeDepot over there? It got it's start in Atlanta and most of it's stores are in the south.
rabidmoon rabidmoon 8 years
And final note: I LOVED Syako's map, I laughed so hard..politically correct or not I don't care, it was funny as hell. And yes, I have to agree also, Louisiana is a world unto itself. I love that place, its mental (in a good way).
rabidmoon rabidmoon 8 years
PS: Whole Foods downtown Austin + BookPeople = Win.
rabidmoon rabidmoon 8 years
:ROTFL: I laughed out loud at the original post and so many of the comments. Good stuff. :)
sldc sldc 8 years
No, no, no Whole Foods is not a Southern California thing, it is an Austin, Texas thing. Central Markets (a San Antonio thing) are also very nice. Regarding this post and its comments: I don't think generalizations are usually funny. I think generalization are more lazy and cliche, than creative or funny. Also, people tend to just parrot them and I find it annoying. /shrugs
californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 9 years
Oh sorry I also had to add... * California also has the best weather. But it DOES rain here, contrary to public belief. And not everyone lives next door to movie stars. Southern California is way different from Northern California. Oh, and not everyone in SF is gay either... * There are so many Sonic commercials in the Bay Area even though the closest Sonic is in the Central Valley, over an hour away. I always try to stop by one in Tracy or Modesto. * I have never stepped foot in a Whole Foods even though I have seen a few of them. Once again, I think that's more of a Southern California thing. * Cracker Barrel pancakes are the best! We ate at one of the restaurants in Virginia and my grandma sends us the pancake mix sometimes.
californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 9 years
But I have to admit i love Seattle and Las Vegas, and I would love to go to New York someday! Btw, I usually think of Disney World first when I think of Florida, then I think of alligators & swamps, then humidity, then old people.
californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 9 years
I think that map is actually pretty accurate. I'm a proud Californian, but I think most of us think our state is the best. But we do have almost everything you could possibly need...beach, mountains, hills, agricultural farmland, desert, forests, city life, etc. I love it here1 I have been to several other states and none of them can compare to CA (sorry!). But we do know where Las Vegas's only a 1 hour plane ride from the SF Bay Area.
lukal lukal 9 years
syako - what about Hawaii?
arcticpuppet arcticpuppet 9 years
Oh my, these are sooo funny!
Bksuga Bksuga 9 years
this is like the funniest post ever...but um...loud newyorkers? hey forgetaboutit!!!
Fo-show317771 Fo-show317771 9 years
Hey..hey..hey! We need morals!
wifflebatt wifflebatt 9 years
Haha Syako Except I live in Fort Worth TX and I dont know anyone who owns a cowboy hat
JohnnaK JohnnaK 9 years
THIS is how Florida should be divided: Upstate- Drunken college kids and red necks, central Florida (woot!)- tourists and the awesome people who have to put up with them, and south Florida- old people.
True-Song True-Song 9 years
I enjoyed the map shown on SNL after the 2004 elections, showing California and some of the Northeast and Canada in blue as "The United States of Canada" and the rest in red as "Dumbf*ckistan."
KrisSugar KrisSugar 9 years
am lightened up, YY. I was trying to see if i could get you to explain why each parts of the country fit your assertion and how. i would have found that funny! sorry i missed your fast food map. The "over your head" comment was really rude and uncalled for. I think you just like being rude for the sake of it. nobody really likes that, but i think you like the fact that nobody likes that. so who cares?
caryatid caryatid 9 years
whole foods is definitely from good old austin, texas. nice try california.
Bettyesque Bettyesque 9 years
And Im loud and obnoxious and live with the supposed religious freaks ...I also heart old people cowboys old people and coffee. Wow I could live anywhere. How versatile.
Bettyesque Bettyesque 9 years
All these comments cracked me up. Where was Bloomies? :rotfl:
yesteryear yesteryear 9 years
kris, maybe it went over your head. i was trying to point out the irony that in response to the map that was posted, i posted one that basically says all americans care about are chain restaurants and stores... and then the next time i looked at the thread everyone was going ga ga over sonic burgers. it's funny. lighten up.
lukal lukal 9 years
myladybloom myladybloom 9 years
Sorry, can't figure out how to do the crying thing.
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