Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Be careful on Mexican Grehound....

The photo isn't the greatest (I had to shoot it from inside the Mexicali bus on the way back from Tijuana) -- but, if you look closely, you'll see their Midwest geography is a bit off....

9 comments:

Anastasia said...

you mean you've never heard of Arkassouri?

Inside the Philosophy Factory said...

Memphis in Oklahoma and Chicago in Iowa are probably worse that Milwaukee in Minnesota--- although, if you ask people in Wisconsin, you'd probably get a different answer.

When I saw this, what caught my eye was Omaha in South Dakota...

Rhonda said...

I'm personally a fan of Buffalo, just floating out there in Lake Superior. (Is that Lake Superior?)

Inside the Philosophy Factory said...

I don't think that is Lake Superior -- it is west (i.e behind the top of the window...) Buffalo seems to be in Canada...

Rhonda said...

Ah. So it is. Looks like I'm no better than Mexican Greyhound when it comes to geography!

Bardiac said...

I have a feeling I'd do even worse on Mexican geography, alas. And I have, what, 12 years of college? I'm guessing that's a few more than the guys who applied the stencils.

It looks like some of the stencils got displaced, doesn't it? Like if they moved a whole chunck of the writing over, it would be a lot closer.

Inside the Philosophy Factory said...

I think that is exactly what happened... the cities are in the right relationship to one another, but just moved west and north a bit...

I know that, off the top of my head, I could do parts of Mexican geography... but, I think I could do better than they did with ours if given a map, and I kind of presume the Grehound people would have a US map... Although, if you buy a road atlas at Wal-Mart (yes, I have... some camping trips there were no choices) it didn't include Mexico or Canada -- even though it said "North American" road atlas on the cover...

comebacknikki said...

Heh. That's great! :)

shea said...

Hahaha, that's pretty amusing. Though, I tend to agree with them...most of the Midwest (that I've seen anyway on the occasional debate trip during my career) looked exactly the same regardless of what state we were in. ;)