Monday, August 11, 2014

Dear National Geographic...

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Dear National Geographic,

Screw you. You suck. (Screenshot from the linked website).

First, Tainan City is not in China. Second, it is not in Taipei. Taipei is also not in China, because it is in Taiwan, which is not a part of China. "Chinese Taipei" doesn't exist.

Second, now that you've shown you have a very "creative" grasp of geography, I thought of some new captions you could put on your photos. Please let me know if you like them.

Havana, the USA: children playing in antique cars in the street in Havana, Tampa.

New York, England: after a hot day, children cool off around open fire hydrants. Summer 2014 has been one of the hottest on record, leading these children in New York, London to find new ways to cool off.

Bodejovice, Germany: Jews attend shul at one of Eastern Europe's most beautifully preserved historic synagogues in downtown Bodejovice, Prague. 

Kiev, Russia: repairs on the Maidan are slowed by continued fighting and threats of all-out national war in Kiev, Moscow.

Bombay, Japan: waiting at a crowded bus stop for an even more crowded bus, used electronics vendors consider the days earnings in this busy section of Bombay, New Delhi.

I mean, if we're going to fuck with Taiwan's geography, why have geography at all?

Sincerely,

Jenna Cody