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  • Quotation: Indeed, many prehistoric “maps†may be the result of cartocacoethes-a mania, uncontrollable urge, compulsion or itch to see maps everywhere.

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  • A good word, a helpful image, and yikes--what does it say about me that my first thought was of Lady Gaga?

    October 11, 2010

  • That's spectacular. Look how fatty North Dakota and Colorado are! And Texas is nicely marbled...

    We used to play a game whenever my mom (or I) made beef cutlets for dinner. I taught Spawn the rule that one could eat one only after identifying a state or nation that its outline resembled.

    We actually still play this game.

    October 11, 2010

  • Ugh. My first thought was Lady Gaga's meat dress.

    October 10, 2010

  • Strange Maps: 'I learned a new word today, but the condition it describes has been with me for quite some time: cartocacoethes - the compulsion to see maps everywhere. More on that here...'

    December 28, 2008