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Last updated on May 20th, 2017 at 07:19 am
Australia finds itself perilously close to Michael Moore’s mouth:
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).
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
What happened to the pets mentioned in the crawl?Posted by mythusmage on 2008 04 23 at 04:45 PM • permalink
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
Yeah, it’s displaced Africa.Northern-Hemisphere-centric ‘mercans! ;)’
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
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
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
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
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.