The United States of Shame Featuring Your Poor Ass

Pleated recently put together this map of our United States with each state decorated by one state that it is worst in the nation in. What better day to post this than on the day after our President’s State of the Union address? Oh, I know what you’re thinking, guy with knife lodged in his belly, but Missouri isn’t the nation’s worst place for crime, that’s just St. Louis. The wise map picked bankruptcy as Missouri’s “best” worst ranking. [Read More]

Finding Things in the Weather Radar is Fun

It’s about the time of year when everyone in St. Louis pretends we are actually in New Mexico and begins to freak out about any nominal snow fall. “Oh no! Snow is coming! Who would have predicted 3 inches of snow in January?!” It’s even worse after the whole New Year’s Eve deal, which turned the St. Louis area population in to a bunch of cave people (ok, some of them were pretty close already) scared of anything with the word “storm” in it as though the weather gods are out to get us. [Read More]
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Race Map of St. Louis Based on Census Data Looks About Right

Eric Fischer was inspired by Bill Rankin’s Chicago map of racial and ethnic divides which took the recent Census data and dotted a city map with colored dots equaling groups of the same race…so he did the same thing for other cities. Not sure if this really counts as being “inspired”. “Thought that it was cool so I did the exact same thing.” might be closer. Below is Fischer’s map of St. [Read More]