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    Post by undo on Sun Feb 10, 2013 2:55 pm

    Do your globes and world maps show the 50 states or is the US just one big, undivided country?

    I'm pretty sure I know the answer to this but I wanted to ask anyway.
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    Post by Ned Braden on Sun Feb 10, 2013 2:56 pm

    That giant mass of CANADA I grew up with still renders me confused whenever I'm thinking about which time zone the hockey game is going to be in.
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    Post by Bruegel on Sun Feb 10, 2013 3:41 pm

    depends on the scale, function and target audience

    most standard issue physical projections do not feature any intrastate administrative demarcations

    most political projections beyond the smallest and most basic feature US states

    at my high school we had a 25" extreme raised relief globe which had states, prefectures, counties, landers, okrugs etc. - it was a thing of beauty

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    Post by Soma on Sun Feb 10, 2013 3:42 pm

    Did you delete my post due to misinformation, Bruegel.
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    Post by Bruegel on Sun Feb 10, 2013 3:49 pm

    I used to know the names and capitals of thousands of administrative entities - I'm sure most of them are still knocking about up there somewhere

    it was like a sickness for me - luckily I hit puberty just as I was getting balls deep in the raion subdivisions of Russian oblasts.
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    Post by Bruegel on Sun Feb 10, 2013 3:50 pm

    Someh wrote:Did you delete my post due to misinformation, Bruegel.
    No sir. Didn't see your post. What did you say?
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    Post by chrondog on Sun Feb 10, 2013 5:37 pm

    Finally someone made this thread

    Really specific question here: Do you know the song that gets played in the grounds before a Norwich City match at Carrow Road? I hear it whenever MOTD is showing the lineups. I'm not talking about the goal music - that's Samba de Janeiro - but the music from the pre-game warmups.
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    Post by Bruegel on Sun Feb 10, 2013 5:51 pm

    What kind of tune is it? I know they come out to On the Ball, City but I doubt you mean that.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/On_the_Ball,_City
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    Post by chrondog on Sun Feb 10, 2013 6:01 pm

    yeah, it's not one of the traditional songs they sing in the ground. it's something that gets played over the PA. i think it has some bells ringing in it? it sounds very 90s, just some soaring chords and bells.

    i was just about to say i've been searching for it on youtube forever and can't find it, but it's at 0:10 in this video:

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    Post by Bruegel on Sun Feb 10, 2013 6:04 pm

    That's Fatboy Slim's Right Here, Right Now
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    Post by chrondog on Sun Feb 10, 2013 6:15 pm

    ahahahaha, thank you!

    fun song
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    Post by Duff... on Sun Feb 10, 2013 7:38 pm

    Bruegel wrote:That's Fatboy Slim's Right Here, Right Now

    lol
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    Post by chrondog on Mon Feb 11, 2013 1:03 am

    this is why i can't be afraid to ask silly questions, thanks British people

    the way he flipped the sample in that is transcendent and apparently i slept through 1999
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    Post by chrondog on Mon Feb 11, 2013 1:19 am

    aaand they're literally playing "Right Here Right Now" during the end of this Kings v Rockets game
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    Post by undo on Mon Feb 11, 2013 12:45 pm

    Does it bother anyone else when cities like Rockford,Illinois or Billings,GGWC&NIABD are shown on world maps while so many cities in China (and elsewhere) with much greater populations are not?

    Not really a question exclusively posed for Brits but this thread seemed like the best place to pose it.
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    Post by undo on Mon Feb 11, 2013 12:52 pm

    Bruegel wrote:That's Fatboy Slim's Right Here, Right Now

    http://www.lotsofpeopleposting.net/t338-songs-that-make-what-u-are-doing-seem-really-important-when-u-play-them-with-the-volume-way-up
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    Post by techno raj on Mon Feb 11, 2013 1:00 pm

    undo wrote:Does it bother anyone else when cities like Rockford,Illinois or Billings,GGWC&NIABD are shown on world maps while so many cities in China (and elsewhere) with much greater populations are not?

    What kind of maps are we talking about? I think a schoolroom map in the US could be forgiven for this kind of thing, Chinese city populations are changing so rapidly and the principal metro area of a US state is arguably more important for a kid to know about.

    But today doesn't everyone just use online maps anyway? Which obviously show all the important cities, although they raise their own mapmaking questions (e.g. Arunachal Pradesh).
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    Post by Ned Braden on Mon Feb 11, 2013 1:29 pm

    I sort of like the way our maps, intentionally or otherwise, foster the notion of China as one big, confusing mass of red, presumably because not even geography experts can fully grasp the (evil) terrain.
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    Post by chrondog on Mon Feb 11, 2013 3:56 pm

    i have a giant, old Randy McNally topographic map on the wall of my room and i like the way it makes Earth look like it only has like five mountain ranges from far away. Alaska to Tierra del Fuego looks like one continuous ridge.
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    Post by chrondog on Mon Feb 11, 2013 3:59 pm

    undo wrote:
    Bruegel wrote:That's Fatboy Slim's Right Here, Right Now

    http://www.lotsofpeopleposting.net/t338-songs-that-make-what-u-are-doing-seem-really-important-when-u-play-them-with-the-volume-way-up

    precisely how i feel

    your ability to dig these threads up so consistently is remarkable
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    Post by reuben on Tue Feb 12, 2013 12:54 pm

    these guys are still doing stuff?

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    Post by reuben on Tue Feb 12, 2013 12:55 pm

    That was kind of a rhetorical question. I guess the followup is Why?
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    Post by reuben on Tue Feb 12, 2013 12:57 pm

    Also, do Hibernians fans get made fun of a lot?

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    Post by Bruegel on Tue Feb 12, 2013 3:44 pm

    as a lifelong jambo sympathiser i'm not averse to a bit of hibee baiting

    no info on the current activities of the cabbage twins, sorry
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    Post by Bruegel on Tue Feb 12, 2013 3:44 pm

    what prompted these enquiries?

    haven't watched either of the vids btw

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