Wednesday, June 13, 2007


This is a very interesting map; it renames the individual states of the US after countries with which they share a GDP. Thus we can see that the burgeoning economy of California equals that of France, while poor old New Hampshire can only manage a Bangladesh.

I'm rather mortified, however, that Australia's wealth only equals that of Ohio. Ohio? What the hell does Ohio produce, other than cows, Drew Carey and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches?

This will not do. I will not stand idly by and allow some dull Midwestern oaf of a state to steal our economic thunder. On behalf of my great nation I declare WAR on Ohio! Don't worry, fellow Australians; we outnumber them two to one, and frankly if they all look like Jim Jarmusch we should be able to take them down without raising a sweat.

While Australia and Ohio indulge in a little Mutually Assured Destruction, the rest of you may like to take comfort in the fact that, although the US economy eclipses that of anywhere else, they're still lagging behind us in some other key areas. You only need to note Maine's spelling of 'Morocco' to see this.


Blogger MC Etcher said...

Well I am from Ohio, which clearly has influenced its worth a great deal.

Besides bloggers, Ohio makes rubber, roller bearings, jet engines and machine tools, auto parts, steel, auto equipment, soybeans, corn, oats, wheat, hay, apples, peaches, strawberries, and grapes!

4:33 AM  
Blogger Blandwagon said...

And Carmen Electra! Wowrrr!

9:46 AM  
Blogger MC Etcher said...

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9:58 AM  
Blogger MC Etcher said...

Here's the public service announcement I was talking about:

10:00 AM  
Blogger an9ie said...

Georgia = Switzerland and Alabama = Iran?

What the ...?

11:57 AM  
Blogger phaedrus said...

Even better: Minnesota = Norway and Iowa = Venezuela. Now if our University's football team could just reliably beat Iowa's, we could write them off for good.

5:33 AM  
Blogger MC Etcher said...

Ohio hereby surrenders. I trust you will be a fair and just conquerer.

10:48 PM  

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