PeteSchult wrote:Tangentially, I'm reminded of the Star Trek episode "Let That Be Your Last Battlefield" when Kirk says of the planet Cheron,(since, obviously, racial prejudice only occurs in the South).That's in the southern half of the galaxy, isn't it?
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sharkmano2 wrote:But the south to which Kennedy was referring was the global economic south, which is a phrase used in economics and political science to refer to the third world.
michael24easilybored wrote:GetOutOfMyHeadRandall wrote:Oh, and may I add that for somebody who is so pathetically pedantic about JFK's geography skills, you've missed a mistake in your own comic. You said that you're half a century late. Half a century is fifty years. The speech was forty-nine years ago.
Stick to your standards, you fuckwitted hack of a cartoonist.
I fully endorse this.
And as said earlier, he meant what is referred to as 'the south' by economists, ie what used to be the third world. Stop being such pedants.
Zegnar wrote:Thirding that he was obviously referring to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North-South_divide
Given that XKCD is so snobbish about intelligence, to run a weak comic based on an ignorant misunderstanding is pretty annoying.
So, wait, lemme get this straight... Neither economists nor political "scientists" own globes?