Morning Metro: Mansion Tour, Hydrant Flushing, and Culture Maps!

Communication map courtesy of MIT

14 thoughts on “Morning Metro: Mansion Tour, Hydrant Flushing, and Culture Maps!”


  1. Culture maps: Ohio is a world into itself! And the non-coastal West is where to hide — that area just doesn’t connect.

    I was hoping that this was a map about areas WITH culture, as in refinement, elegance, arts, civilization!

    1. And they take the sugar out of the tea where it belongs and put it in the cornbread. By the time you get to Yankeeland, it’s practically cake.

      1. That’s another line, besides the Mason Dixon line, that moves depending on the era and where you are standing–the Yankee Line. In the Northeast, a Yankee is only a New Englander, and usually a more northern, more rural New Englander. New Yorkers are not only not Yankees to New Englanders, but almost foreigners. But, in the South, anyone born north of the Mason Dixon line is a Yankee, even upper midWesterners. The Yankees baseball team may be why those outside of New England or the Mid-Atlantic states are so confused. The Yankees are based in NYC where Yankee fans are anything but true Yankees.

        1. From wikipedia

          A humorous aphorism attributed to E. B. White summarizes these distinctions:

          To foreigners, a Yankee is an American.
          To Americans, a Yankee is a Northerner.
          To Northerners, a Yankee is an Easterner.
          To Easterners, a Yankee is a New Englander.
          To New Englanders, a Yankee is a Vermonter.
          And in Vermont, a Yankee is somebody who eats pie for breakfast.

      2. +1
        Jr year of college, caught a spring break ride from campus in Upper Midwest to Atlanta, with classmates headed to south Fla. We hit the road sometime in the afternoon/evening, whenever the last passenger finished their last exam, drove all night and hit a truck stop in the vicinity of Calhoun, GA for breakfast. Two things I remember clearly. One is having to translate back and forth between my friends and the waitress — they each could only understand about 20% of what the other said. The other is being deeply, deeply appalled when a couple of my friends put sugar and milk on their grits. It really put me off my breakfast.

  2. Interesting take on the coyote. We’ve had a couple sightings recently south of East Lake Country Club. Don’t know which issue is worse, feral kittehs or coyotes.

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