THE U.S. OF R.A.
Long-time readers are probably already familiar with my racist
aunt. New readers may wish to read up
on her as a prelude to this feature, in order to ensure 100%
Recently, as an experiment, I placed a map of the United States
of America (not including U.S. territories such as Puerto Rico
and Guam, for fear that the resulting confusion would dismantle
my experiment before it even began.) in front of my racist aunt,
and asked her to tell me what she made of it. She was given full
license to comment, and her knee-jerk reaction was encouraged
over careful, diplomatic consideration. She was even permitted,
if she desired, to re-divide the territories however she pleased.
The links below are a visual record of this experiment. There
are two distinct flavors:
Download a PDF file: this requires
Adobe Acrobat Reader, which your computer surely already has.
In the event that my hunch is incorrect, you can easily download
and install the free reader at adobe.com.
View a giant GIF image: this solution
is more immediate, though it will produce a file of both large
physical dimensions and data size. Also, the fonts probably will
be slightly less elegant than on the PDF version, I think. But
be my guest, anyway.