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Map of the day

Source – kottke.org

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A Map of the World After Four Degrees of Warming

The map shows us one possible future, so here is my take on what else the future might hold.

The future is hot, as Donald Trump will eventually be?impeached for tweeting too many porkies. Mexico and the US will open their borders after finding that they had far too many commonalities such as genealogy, language and surnames.

The Liberals and the Greens will declare?that the earth is doomed (as they always do). Their statement will create?a variety of new business opportunities across the globe. Elon Musk and Donald Trump will join forces to form a company called “Let’s Leave”. Their mission will be to relocate earth’s residents to a new planet with two moons, one resembling a red Tesla and another a giant spliff.

Kim Jong-Un will lose his Korea in a game of Mahjong and will move to Scotland. He will become a professional gambler and win free tickets to the new earth. As a proud pioneer, he will be joined by Jacob Zuma,?Jeremy Corbyn and Vladimir Putin on the first ship out, a journey that will take a mere twenty years.

Trump will still be active in politics and will never be?seen without a red baseball cap and a McDonald’s Cheeseburger. His cap will have a new slogan: ‘Make Trump Great Again’.

Standing on a podium he will bleat: “If these four very, very good friends of mine, four incredibly good people, can make this journey and successfully build that colony, then there is hope for all of us to leave this shithole.” Musky will love his speech and clap profusely in a manner that makes the North Koreans look like amateurs.

Then the bells will ring and the massive crowds will disperse!

Two burly young guards will grab?Trump and Musky and march?them off to their cells for the night.

Because the rich and famous can arrange things even when institutionalised, Trump’s cell will be uber luxurious and completely padded, allowing him to shout and debate all night long without creating a disturbance. Musky’s cell will have an extractor fan allowing him to smoke a few naughty joints without bothering his neighbours.

If this is what the future holds after only 4 degrees of global warming I say…..bring it on!

Dear readers,

Thank you all for your kind words of support. I have thoroughly enjoyed doing the MOTD and have learnt a lot about our crazy world.

Signing out for now

Mike

** If anyone is interested in volunteering to take over MOTD please contact sb at whaleoil.co.nz

Map of the day

Source – digital.library.cornell.edu

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Neighbours in 1937

This map appears in an unusual “Pictorial Atlas of the British Isles,” published on the eve of World War II. What separates the maps in this work from many other charming cartoon maps of the period are the unusual borders of each map, filled with images of relevant people and physical items in silhouette. While many of the border images of this map are those of happy interactions among “Neighbours” (tennis, dancing, toasting, playing chess), others foreshadow the war to come: bombs, rifles and warplanes.

digital.library.cornell.edu

 

Map of the day

Source – grafomap.com

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The Number of People in India……

Who can guess what you see on this map? Those who guessed that it is a population of India, you guessed right. Populations of all of these countries combined to represent the number of people in India alone.

grafomap.com

It is said that India’s population will over-take China within a decade.

Map of the day

Source – bing.com

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Stereotypical Perceptions of Europeans about the US

There you go, the wall is designed.

Map of the day

Source – i.pinimg.com

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Where Each States Largest Immigration Population was Born

A self explanatory comparison between 1910 and 2013. I guess this is why Trumpet loves his contentious wall?

Map of the day

Source – atlasofprejudice.com

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Very good read below

The Discovery of America According to Christopher Columbus 1492

1492 was a blockbuster year in world history with a beginning worthy of a Venezuelan soap opera. There was barely any time for opening credits. On the second day of January the last Muslim state on the Iberian Peninsula, the Emirate of Granada, was finally conquered by the armies of the Catholic Monarchs, a fanatical incestuous couple comprising of Isabella I, Queen of Castile, and Ferdinand II, King of Aragon. Their personal union would later become the foundation of what we know today as Spain.

For those lucky enough to be there, the sight of the surrender must have felt like the ultimate Castilian wet dream. The cross of Christ hung on the walls of the enchanting Alhambra palace. The Moorish Emir Muhammad XII slowly approached, holding the keys of his city, ready to present them to his conquerors and kiss their hands as a sign of capitulation. Suddenly, there came a dramatic ceremonial twist. To save the dignity of her son from complete emasculation, Muhammad?s mother begged the Catholic Monarchs to amend the protocol, so the city can pass in their possession without the aforementioned humiliating kiss. Isabella and Ferdinand agreed.

The crowd, deeply moved by the merciful gesture, spontaneously started to sing the Catholic evergreen Te Deum and burst into tears of joy. Rumor has it that only the mercy of the almighty Christian God, who opened the heavens to take a peek at the momentous celebration, spared those people from severe dehydration by miraculously reinforcing their lacrimal glands with holy water. According to a popular legend, when Muhammad XII reached a nearby hill on his way to exile, he turned back to see his beloved palace for the last time. Overtaken by sadness and corroding sense of loss, he started to weep until his mother, a true incarnation of a perfect Muslim dominatrix, consoled him with the words, ?Thou dost weep like a woman for what thou couldst not defend as a man.?

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Map of the day

Source – atlasofprejudice.com

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The World According to Trump

Yanko drew this in 2016 but it is still a good read and highly relevant to this day.

You know there must be a video of Hillary Clinton hysterically laughing hidden somewhere in the digital vaults of her campaign headquarters. There?s no other way a leading Democratic candidate could have reacted to the news that Donald Trump wants to ban all Muslims from entering the US. This comment finally disqualified him from the race by insuring a split in the Republican vote. Even though there may be a pundit or two who would just for the sport insist Trump still has a chance, the real estate mogul is a political corpse in a rapid state of decay.

He brought this to himself. Everybody with a brain should have arrived to this conclusion months earlier after Trump, in a fit of exalted insanity, declared that the majority of the Mexican immigrants in the US were rapists. Then again, American society has a high tolerance towards insults to people south of the border. So Trump got away with it and the media continued to use him as clickbait, boosting his popularity to hysterical levels.

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Map of the day

Source – bigthink.com

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London is a Shallow Sea of Christianity with many Islands of Multiple Faiths

As the map suggests, Christianity is still the biggest faith in London. But Greater London is the least Christian region in the UK: less than half (48.71%) of all Londoners are Christian. London does have the country’s highest percentage of Buddhists (1.01%), Hindus (5.05%), Jews (1.84%), and Muslims (12.56%). However, the Midlands has more Sikhs (2.39%) than any other region.

So, if London still looks like a Christian sea, it’s a fairly shallow one?and dotted with large islands and archipelagos peopled by other faith Read more »

Map of the day

Source – mappingmovement.newberry.org

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Ye Olde Spanish Main, 1933

Designed and executed by Jo Mora. This is a cartoon pictorial map of historical and geographical significance covering much of North America, but highlighting the Caribbean area, Central America, and Mexico. The informative intent of this carte is historical and topographical yet it is rendered in the manner humorous that its perusal may be accomplished rather with the smile of levity than the frown of research.

mappingmovement.newberry.org

Map of the day

Source – bigthink.com

 

Ages of the World

This map is a compound of the situation on the ground, and the prejudices of the mapmaker. Much of Africa, South America and the Arctic is living in the Stone Age. The interior of Australia, the north of Africa and elsewhere: colonial times. Russia, most of the US and China: the 1900s. The UK, the inhabited parts of Canada, Southern Europe, New Zealand: the present. Germany, Scandinavia, Japan, northeastern US, coastal China: the future. If you want to experience all at once: go to India.

bigthink.com

The whole of NZ, Sydney, Perth, Canada, some parts of Europe and the UK are the only ones living in the present day.

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