Thursday, July 30, 2009

Cartography fail

I use Google Analytics to keep track of views of the home page of the organization at which I work. (In case you're curious: we're a smallish program at a university, so as you can imagine, we're not talking Boing Boing-esque numbers here--I'm more interested in where and when pageviews are happening. But that's beside the point.) Analytics offers a nifty interactive map allowing users to view activity state-by-state. As you can see and probably could have guessed if you knew that's where we're located, New York accounts for most of our hits.

But something ain't right here. Let's take a closer look.

I'm outraged on Michigan's behalf: the familiar glove and whatever-the-upper-peninsula-is-supposed-to-look-like has been replaced with a depiction of Ontario's failed 1932 invasion of Wisconsin (look it up).

Worse yet, it looks like a bigger, tilted New Jersey, and I think the world is fine with just one of those.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Jon Bon Jovi is just not that into you

Oh, we're halfway there
Oh, oh, living on a prayer
Take my hand, we'll make it, I swear

Wait, what?

We'll make it, I swear.

But didn't you just say--


You just said it doesn't make a difference if we make it or not.

The hell you talking about?

It was, like, twenty seconds ago.

Oh. Come on. Don't be lame.

I know it's just a song.


Well, it just makes me wonder. It's weird. I think we need to talk about where our relationship is heading.

Yeah, uh. You know, I can't really talk too long. I've got a thing.

Well, okay. Call me later, I guess.

See ya.