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American questions for British people

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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Re: [solved]American questions for British people

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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Re: [solved]American questions for British people

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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Re: [solved]American questions for British people

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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Re: [solved]American questions for British people

Post by jasperness 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 jasperness 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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Re: [solved]American questions for British people

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 jasperness 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 jasperness 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 jasperness 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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Re: [solved]American questions for British people

Post by raj gibson 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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Re: [solved]American questions for British people

Post by jasperness 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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Re: [solved]American questions for British people

Post by jasperness 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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