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  • #16

    Without any effort Tina Fey already looks a LOT like Palin....I bet they have her host SNL just so she can do a whole bunch of Palin skits.
    Actually Palin would be much funnier doing Tina Fey schtick. I'm pretty sure Palin could field-dress Fey any day of the week. The urban hayseed thing is way too easy to ridicule.

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    • #17
      Originally posted by malmo
      National GDPs compared to GDPs of US states.
      http://strangemaps.wordpress.com/2007/0 ... ilar-gdps/

      Three things really surprised me.
      3. South Africa=Wisconsin
      2. Saudi Arabia=Tennessee
      and above all
      1. Russia=NJ

      A knee slapper.
      Minnesota=Norway.
      This calls for Ole/Lena jokes .
      "A beautiful theory killed by an ugly fact."
      by Thomas Henry Huxley

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      • #18
        Very interesting map, Malmo !
        But I'm trying to square some of the data with the 2007 reports by the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, and the CIA World Factbook, and it isn't matching up very well at all.
        For instance, according to the numbers I've come up with so far, here are some of the U.S. State / Country comparisons that seem way out of wack.
        GDP of Turkey = more than twice that of Washington State.
        Nigeria = almost 3 times Hawaii
        Australia = almost twice Ohio
        Ecuador = more than 1 1/2 times North Dakota
        Russia = almost 3 times New Jersey
        Mexico = 1 1/2 times Illinois
        Romania = 2 1/2 times Delaware
        Ukraine = 3 times Idaho
        And so on. I'm thinking there must be some sort of metric that I am missing in the way the U.S. numbers were calculated, although even the rank order within the States is quite different. For instance the "map-maker" had the State of New York as the 7th largest GDP in the USA, but others rank it 3rd, behind only California and Texas.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by rasb
          Very interesting map, Malmo !
          But I'm trying to square some of the data with the 2007 reports by the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, and the CIA World Factbook, and it isn't matching up very well at all.
          For instance, according to the numbers I've come up with so far, here are some of the U.S. State / Country comparisons that seem way out of wack.
          GDP of Turkey = more than twice that of Washington State.
          Nigeria = almost 3 times Hawaii
          Australia = almost twice Ohio
          Ecuador = more than 1 1/2 times North Dakota
          Russia = almost 3 times New Jersey
          Mexico = 1 1/2 times Illinois
          Romania = 2 1/2 times Delaware
          Ukraine = 3 times Idaho
          And so on. I'm thinking there must be some sort of metric that I am missing in the way the U.S. numbers were calculated, although even the rank order within the States is quite different. For instance the "map-maker" had the State of New York as the 7th largest GDP in the USA, but others rank it 3rd, behind only California and Texas.
          Great job. I would have never have thunk to done whut you done. Get on the horn to Mulder and Scully, PRONTO!

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          • #20
            Lol at the Canada comparison.

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            • #21
              Originally posted by croflash
              Lol at the Canada comparison.
              Looks like the Canada/Texas comparison is wrong too.
              According to my numbers the GDP of Canada is ahead of
              Brazil and Russia, which are ahead of India, which is just
              about equal to Texas. Mind you, these are 2007 numbers,
              and there are huge changes happening out there, by the day.
              For instance, even in Canada, Alberta has passed B.C. and
              Quebec over the last couple of years, and is predicted to pass
              Ontario in GDP within the next 5 years. If Ontario was a State,
              it would be ranked 7th in GDP.

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              • #22
                Originally posted by Pego
                A knee slapper.
                Minnesota=Norway.
                This calls for Ole/Lena jokes .
                There are four pages of Ole/Lena and misc. Norwegian/Minnesotan jokes over here: Norskarv.com

                Ole and Lena got married. On their honeymoon trip they were nearing Minneapolis when Ole put his hand on Lena's knee.
                Giggling, Lena said, "Ole, you can go a little farder now if ya vant to"... so Ole drove to Duluth.
                ops:

                A Norwegian, a Swede and a Dane made a bet about who could stay the longest in a stinky pig barn. They all went in at the same time. After only two minutes the Dane came running out. Five minutes later the Swede stumbled out the door. After ten minutes, all the pigs ran out.

                cman :twisted:

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                • #23
                  Rasb, how much free time do you have? :shock:

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by Kevin Richardson
                    Rasb, how much free time do you have? :shock:
                    Is this a job offer? :wink:

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