Sunday, December 06, 2009

Imagine Living in Springfield

Are there really some people who managed to get tickets to the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver who are stupid enough to be booking hotel rooms in Vancouver, Washington?

Apparently so.

“The joke among the hotels,” said Elson Strahan, who helps oversee a historic site in town, “was that with tourism down, everyone should book as many of those rooms as they can.”

I guess I'm a geography snob asshole after having spent so much of my life from the very early years studying maps. But I am just perplexed by people who think, for instance, that New Mexico is not part of the United States.

And FYI, there's a London in Arkansas (and also an England), and a Paris in Texas, and you don't need a passport to visit them. Hotel choices won't be so great. There is a Cuba in Missouri with no trade embargo and you will not be in violation of the law by going there.

There's also a pyramid in Memphis but that doesn't make it Egypt. No need to spend your الجنيه المصرى there. They wouldn't even accept it.

Tip for the geographically challenged: This is not Vancouver, Washington.