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TorgoX (1933)

TorgoX
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Wednesday February 23, 2005
06:18 AM

Unthink

[ #23324 ]
Dear Log,

When I lived in Albuquerque, I found that New Mexicans so recoiled in terror from basically every bordering state that their mental model of things was: What states does New Mexico border? Colorado.

And a bit of Oklahoma.

And okay, if you drove for like a day, you could get to where New Mexico borders "Old Mexico".

And that's all that New Mexico borders.

Now, New Mexico is a square, but as to the east and west sides, it was like the oddly blank unshaded unlabelled parts on a medieval map -- that's just where space stops existing, don't look there, it's a singularity and we do not discuss that.

That's how they un-thought of Arizona, Utah, and Texas.

So, the lesson that Arizona, Utah, and Texas, should learn from this, is: when New Mexico, a dessicated lunar landscape of nuclear-bomb craters, meth-labs, and flailing grifters, looks down on you, it's time to wonder what you're doing wrong.