Sunday, March 18, 2007

New York Times Hates America

...and in particular, Virginia.

In their current campaign to promote their travel site, an apparent rival to Lonely Planet, The New York Times has been using this campaign on the web and in print. Showing a world map, the Times gives us helpful markers, such as "How To Save" while in Ireland, "What to Know" in Ghana, "Where to Dance" in Spain, etc.

The United States gets one marker, and it's the only negative marker. "Where Not to Eat" is reserved for what appears to be southern VA. (Click image to enlarge.)

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13 Comments:

  • "What to drink" in Mexico? I hope they're not talking about water.

    By Anonymous captain flummox, at March 18, 2007 at 3:03 PM  

  • gotta be the tequila

    By Blogger Jetpacks, at March 18, 2007 at 3:11 PM  

  • I would never eat in South Virginia but that's only cuz the NYTimes tells me.

    By Blogger Maulleigh, at March 18, 2007 at 7:28 PM  

  • I think that's a country-wide reference -- and the idea was to offend as few people as may read the New York Times (yet still coastal enough for an "unspecific" arrow.)

    And I love that the one in the US is for food. That's what we're good at. Food and debt.

    Anyway, here's a short list of where not to eat: Arby's, Applebee's, Red Lobster, Olive Garden, any Vietnamese restaurant in Harrisburg, PA, any sushi restaurant in West Virginia, 78% of the restaurants in NYC, any Korean restaurant that is disturbingly situated near a pet store.

    By Blogger James-H, at March 18, 2007 at 11:28 PM  

  • Anywhere in NW NJ too.

    By Blogger Make the logo bigger, at March 19, 2007 at 2:21 AM  

  • Good point, James. It likely is a countrywide reference.

    So it's official. The NYT is an anti-American rag. Or at least anti American food.

    I notice 7-11 is not on the short list. Good thing. Love the sausage egg and cheese english muffin. (Free orange juice comes with it!) (Free Dasani water when you buy the 24oz coffee! Also a free USA today - speaking of worthless rags.)

    By Blogger Jetpacks, at March 19, 2007 at 9:02 AM  

  • It likely is a countrywide reference.

    Yeah well we still have awesome food here....

    By Blogger Thinking In Vain, at March 19, 2007 at 10:07 AM  

  • Knew I could bait the Roanokers or Richmonders.

    Rise up! Cancel your NYT subscriptions!

    By Blogger Jetpacks, at March 19, 2007 at 10:26 AM  

  • Rise up! Cancel your NYT subscriptions!

    I'm sure the NY Times thinks we're too backwards to even read.

    By Blogger Thinking In Vain, at March 19, 2007 at 11:01 AM  

  • I'm pretty sure they look down on anyone not residing within "The City."

    By Blogger Jetpacks, at March 19, 2007 at 11:10 AM  

  • Does that Dasani come with benzyne? 'Cause I get cranky without my morning benzyne.

    By Anonymous captain flummox, at March 19, 2007 at 8:54 PM  

  • Are you kidding? They're looking down on anyone not residing "on the island."

    Also: when was the last time anyone paid for a USAToday? Aren't they just the official newspaper of "free newspapers" ?

    By Blogger James-H, at March 21, 2007 at 6:23 PM  

  • Hey, James. I'll be in Dallas next week. (literally across the street from Firehouse) We should get together for some burritos. Or a Corona.

    jetpacks (at) gmail (dot) com

    By Blogger Jetpacks, at March 21, 2007 at 6:30 PM  

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