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The Onion (satirical (online only now?) newspaper) is publishing a world atlas.
The Onion's World Atlas on amazon

And for Tintin fans, I heard they were going to be publishing a slipcovered hardcover edition of the complete works. I haven't seen any details, but I think it's supposed to come out sometime next year. I haven't heard what language(s) or versions (in the case of some of the versions that weren't exactly popular in the US back in the day).
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The Onion (satirical (online only now?) newspaper) is publishing a world atlas.
The Onion's World Atlas on amazon


I want one :)
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The Onion (satirical (online only now?) newspaper) is publishing a world atlas.


They still publish in hard-copy.



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The Onion is publishing a world atlas.


It's also available as an audio book.

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wow, it has a 1:1 scale pull out map! I wonder what press ran that?! :blink:

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wow, it has a 1:1 scale pull out map! I wonder what press ran that?! :blink:


Sorry I digress, but this reminds me an article on air bands the Isthmus weekly newspaper (Madison, Wis.) ran last summer. Included, free inside the issue, your very own air guitar! :D
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Sorry I digress, but this reminds me an article on air bands the Isthmus weekly newspaper (Madison, Wis.) ran last summer. Included, free inside the issue, your very own air guitar! :D


I have one of those... quite difficult to tune though...

ba-da-boom
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Well, I got my copy of the Onion Atlas yesterday. It's more a factbook with maps than an atlas, but a very funny read. It pokes fun at us cartographers a few times, and of course at every country it describes...

Some small Caribbean Islands are grouped on the "Who Cares Islands" page. Some even smaller ones are on the "Really, Who Cares?" page :)

Greenland is described as larger than Africa and South America combined, hey, that's what it looks like in the Mercator projecting :P

Definately recommended for anybody who enjoys reading The Onion.
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It is hilarious!

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Just wondering, are the maps themselves humorous or just standard atlas reference maps?

I was looking in the bookstore this weekend to see if I could get a look at the book in person. I didn't find the Onion atlas, but did see another atlas called Atlas Schmatlas on amazon, with a mix of hand-drawn maps and pixelly-looking graphics/maps and humorous text.
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Just wondering, are the maps themselves humorous or just standard atlas reference maps?


The style is just basic atlas reference...

BUT

The legends are humorous. For example, Germany. 2 shades of green. One is "Birthplace of beer", the other one is "Birthplace of waking up in puddle of vomit".

Also the locations marked on the maps are humorous.
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