Señor Grumblecakes (jervo) wrote,
Señor Grumblecakes

Since a few people have asked, I took down the map because I didn't want to offend anybody - there are a lot of people who need to be offended, but people on my friends list who live in southern states aren't among those people. If you're wondering what I'm talking about, click here.

The flight from NYC to Denver is about 3.5 hours, so I had plenty of opportunities to look out the window of the plane. From what I understand, driving across the middle of the country is incredibly boring; it certainly looked that way from the air, as there was nothing but huge gridlines encompassing acres and acres of nothingness. And it occured to me that the electoral map is misleading, to a certain degree; the middle of the country might all be "red states", and from the map's perspective it looks overwhelming, but from my vantage point 35,000 feet in the air, the middle of the country is fucking EMPTY. I don't know how to compute the size of the land I was able to see from my plane window, but from Ohio to Nebraska the average view was something like 80 squares of crops, and houses on maybe 10 of them - and, I mean, individual houses, not towns. I guess I sorta knew all this, but I'd never actually seen it before, and it kinda blew my mind a bit.

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