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Rowdy’s Dream Blog #353: I Need to Get Those Maps

My brother-in-law and I are about to leave on a trip for which we will need two maps: one of Phoenix and and another of Bandelier. My neighbor M has them.

A new red jeep backs up into our driveway, proceeding to their house which is behind ours. They are leaving too. I need to get to the maps. I walk around back to their house. I see the maps are already in the back of their station wagon, but their house is gone now. It's just a low wire fence around some dirt.

I see M and L sitting on a bench outside the house next door. I step over the low fences and approach them. They are watching intently as an irrigation ditch is being filled with a lot of water. A guy in a gray suit is diving for bodies. He finds one and floats it to the surface.

News

The Daily Word in air strikes, McAfee, poverty and pee

The head of Hamas' military was assassinated.

Sen. John Kerry is being vetted to take over as Secretary of Defense.

Girls in foster care are especially at risk of being trafficked.

"If you do that to me again, I'll punch you out."

McAfee is a computer virus software brand. It's also a guy running from the law.

Second-worst.

Paul Ryan's tired of talking about presidential politics.

The power of pee.

"A precarious state of existence."

Voter groups, charted.

What's old is new again.

Rep. Dennis Kucinich is scheduled to hold a hearing on the use of drones.

Our current world map is subject to change.

Cerealist art.

WWW

Let’s Play Global Thermonuclear War

Nukemap is a handy online app that allows you to rain some nuclear annihilation down on your hometown (or any town for that matter). Simply input the GoogleMaps location you’d like to destroy and select the historical payload you want to unleash. (Do you feel like the dainty 16-kiloton “Little Boy” or the whopping 3.3-megaton Chinese ICBM today?) Then, push the button and see if your neighborhood survives. Probably not. It’s scary and fun ... and educational too, I guess.

dreams

Rowdy’s Dream Blog #236: I find a large city map of the area.

It is a cold windy day. I follow my lovely blonde girlfriend over a huge city overpass. At the top of the arc she decides to take a side bridge down to the east. She disappears. I find a large city map of the area, but a small corner is missing. I refold the map. I find the corner on the sidewalk near the men's room with some pink goop on it. I touch it and get some on my finger. I continue to search for her inside a large concrete building with stairs and a gravel floor.

V.20 No.33 | 8/18/2011

Feature

ABQ DANGER MAP!

Albuquerque is a tough little piñon—a big old city trapped in a small town’s body. We love it here. But all of that natural splendor and quirky charm comes at a price. Mastering Albuquerque takes street smarts. If you want to thrive, first you have to survive—and finding the pitfalls is half the battle.

So, based on the most recent available data, here’s the battleground. Good luck navigating it, citizens of Burque. (Click below for our interactive Danger Map.)

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Cartozoology

Landlocked Migratory Salmon
Landlocked Migratory Salmon

Cartozoology n. The science or practice of discovering and studying animals outlined paradigmatically by street layouts as they appear on maps, especially with reference to physical evidence of the animals’ presence in the corresponding terrain.

That’s a fancy way of saying, “We look at maps and see animals made by the streets.” Think constellations.

Political Bouncy Rhino
Political Bouncy Rhino

Like all good ideas, cartozoology was conceived while the conceiver was doing something dull: traveling by plane. Examine the Norwegian Cartozoologic Society. Rad nerds.

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