WE ARE A TASTY SNACK

Australia finds itself perilously close to Michael Moore’s mouth:
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Strange Maps reports:

For cartophiles, the main problem with this map is not that interviewer Larry King’s head covers most of Europe, or that the bulky figure of his guest, moviemaker Michael Moore, obscures much of America. The problem is not what it hides, but what it misplaces.

See the huge island continent of Australia? Well, you shouldn’t. Most of it should be hidden beneath the desk, in between Messrs King and Moore. But Oz seems to have lost its mooring, drifting north to the latitudes of the Philippines, immediately off Australia’s west coast, and Hawaii, not far from the Queensland coast (but obscured by Moore’s black sweater – an unfortunate choice and probably proof he’s not a regular viewer of the show).

(Via CW)

Posted by Tim B. on 04/23/2008 at 10:00 AM
    1. Somebody told Mike that black is slimming and he really scored here, it’s erasing!

      This is why I prefer SNL’s Weekend Update. They just stick the continents wherever they feel like.

      Posted by tim maguire on 2008 04 23 at 10:22 AM • permalink

 

    1. The map is as accurate as the rest of CNN’s reporting.

      Posted by Mr. Bingley on 2008 04 23 at 10:23 AM • permalink

 

    1. Well, maybe it drifted there on a stray ice floe.

      Or Wronwright lost the sticky tape that was holding Oz to its (Mike) Moorings.

      These things happen.

      Posted by carpefraise on 2008 04 23 at 10:27 AM • permalink

 

    1. From Tim Flannery’s latest:  As the Antarctic ice continues to melt, drowning millions of polar bears, Australia will be dislodged and drift north into a horrific collision with Asia…

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 2008 04 23 at 10:29 AM • permalink

 

    1. Looks like South America finally declared its total independence, too, and claimed possession of the North Atlantic.  Expect a press conference soon at which the continent is renamed “La Isla Grande de la Su Excelencia el Rey Chavez.”

      Posted by Ricardo on 2008 04 23 at 10:33 AM • permalink

 

    1. People, must I remind you of Special Royal Decree #1092-X-7123.1-F617, subject: “America needs more surface area”?

      Signed by Lord Karl Himself?  Remember?

      What, did you think wronwright stole lakes just to confuse lefties and greenies?

      Puuuuhhhhhh-LEEEEEEZZZEEEE!!!!!!

      Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2008 04 23 at 11:09 AM • permalink

 

    1. Oh geez.  The jig is up folks.  Turn her around MarkL.  We’ll wait a few months and then try again to move to a warmer latitude.

      Posted by wronwright on 2008 04 23 at 11:15 AM • permalink

 

    1. Look at Africa – the Arabs must be building igloos!

      Posted by egg_ on 2008 04 23 at 11:16 AM • permalink

 

    1. Is that South America lurking just behind Larry’s head?

      Posted by SteveGW on 2008 04 23 at 11:17 AM • permalink

 

    1. Wrong Ass, Aussies!

      If you see its moonlike cheeks
      And breathe its fulsome breath
      Run like scalded dingos, mates –
      It is the Ass of Death!

      Posted by lyle on 2008 04 23 at 11:34 AM • permalink

 

    1. At least Porky appears to be saying grace before he tucks in.

      Posted by paco on 2008 04 23 at 12:32 PM • permalink

 

    1. #1:

      He’s going for the “Fattest mime of the world” record.

      Posted by PW on 2008 04 23 at 01:49 PM • permalink

 

    1. And I think the world map has simply been reshaped by Moore’s gravitational influence.

      Posted by PW on 2008 04 23 at 01:50 PM • permalink

 

    1. PW wrote:

      And I think the world map has simply been reshaped by Moore’s gravitational influence.

      No, no… Australia is on the correct part of the map, it’s just that gravitational lensing from Moore’s mass makes it look like it’s in the wrong place.

      Posted by Patrick Chester on 2008 04 23 at 03:10 PM • permalink

 

    1. You people are clearly ignorant of basic cartography. That there is the well-known Lite-Brite projection.

      Posted by Crispytoast on 2008 04 23 at 04:25 PM • permalink

 

    1. that isnt a map of the world.. its a rorschach test

      Posted by missred on 2008 04 23 at 04:31 PM • permalink

 

    1. What happened to the pets mentioned in the crawl?

      Posted by mythusmage on 2008 04 23 at 04:45 PM • permalink

 

    1. Hey, no fair! I go to bed, and I wake up in Michael Moore’s stomach, along with the rest of my country!

      Posted by TimT on 2008 04 23 at 05:15 PM • permalink

 

    1. We’re in the right place.  The rest of the world though is slumping in depression as Mooooooore babbles endlessly on about himself.  You can see it in the slumped shoulders of Alaska.  It’s like when you start of sitting upright on the couch in front of the TV and end up with your head at the level of your navel.

      All this map needs is a few stiff drinks and some viagra.

      Posted by mr creosote on 2008 04 23 at 05:28 PM • permalink

 

    1. Where’s Stop Continental Drift when you need him?

      Posted by kae on 2008 04 23 at 05:38 PM • permalink

 

    1. #9
      Yeah, it’s displaced Africa.Northern-Hemisphere-centric ‘mercans! ;)’

      Posted by egg_ on 2008 04 23 at 06:39 PM • permalink

 

    1. No, no… Australia is on the correct part of the map, it’s just that gravitational lensing from Moore’s mass makes it look like it’s in the wrong place.

      For my money (my millions in blogwealth, anyway), Patrick wins the thread!

      Posted by Mary in LA on 2008 04 23 at 06:39 PM • permalink

 

    1. It’s nice to know that even CNN is forced to recognise that Australia counts in the US these days, because of John Howard.

      And it looks like it’s larger than life too, and much closer to our good ol’ cousin USA.

      Posted by Barrie on 2008 04 23 at 06:50 PM • permalink

 

    1. That’s not Australia, that’s the Lost Continent of Mu! (Yes, that’s one of the urls that came up when I searched Google. I am bookmarking the Strange Maps site.)

      Posted by Andrea Harris, Administrator on 2008 04 23 at 08:33 PM • permalink

 

    1. #24: Hmm. The map seems to indicate that the continent of Mu is covered in mold.

      Posted by paco on 2008 04 23 at 09:19 PM • permalink

 

    1. No, Micheal Moore isn’t dressed in black.

      He’s reached a critical mass….and collapsed to form a mini-black hole.

      Posted by rinardman on 2008 04 23 at 10:28 PM • permalink

 

    1. Does it look like Asia is a fat guy giving Moore the finger, or is it just me?

      Posted by andycanuck on 2008 04 24 at 01:34 AM • permalink

 

    1. Did CNN steal my nephew’s LightBrite?  Naw, an 8 year old could do a much better job than that.

      Posted by Nova Scotia Mike on 2008 04 24 at 07:25 AM • permalink

 

    1. It’s probably an old satellite photo taken while it was on its way to here.

      Posted by dodgybob on 2008 04 24 at 07:30 AM • permalink

 

  1. Wow, this really rings a bell, something from years ago, maybe back at Tim’s Spleenville site, maybe the one before it. Something about a traveling Australian land mass, and “witnesses” describing certain events. I wish I could think of a keyword or two that would pick it out.

    Posted by ForNow on 2008 04 24 at 06:41 PM • permalink