D'Arcy from Winnipeg
Solution Architecture, Business & Entrepreneurship, Microsoft, and Adoption

A Geographical Education for Americans

Tuesday, September 12, 2006 1:55 PM

You should definately check out this Joystiq article about Castle Crashers, which could be one of the best games every on XBox Live Arcade.

However, I must raise my ire at a comment made in the article about rules concerning who can post in a contest for a CC shirt. And I quote:

The contest is limited to US entrants only, mainly because we don't want to ship anywhere else

WTF?! I think its time that we reminded our fellow American friends that shipping to countries BORDERING you isn't all that much more expensive. But maybe...maybe they don't understand where these countries are! I mean...maybe they think there's some huge chasm between Washington and BC, North Dakota and Manitoba, Montana and Alberta. Consider the map below:

Notice the red dots in Canada. Those are the cities that matter, and they aren't all that far from the states! We're not all living in igloos up here eating whale blubber and drinking seal blood. I'm literally an hour from the American border...ooo, but don't ship a shirt to me because it might take YEARS to get to my remote hollowed out cave in the base of whatever glacier Manitoba is.

So c'mon Joystiq...don't be dinks...ship me my t-shirt already. Please?


Edit: Sorry, here's the link to the article here.


# re: A Geographical Education for Americans

You have an extra red dot in Manitoba, but otherwise that graph looks pretty accurate... 9/13/2006 8:21 AM | Justice~!

# re: A Geographical Education for Americans

heh...I'm surprised the Saskatchewan people haven't made any comments.

D 9/13/2006 8:24 AM | D'Arcy from Winnipeg

# re: A Geographical Education for Americans

FWIW, it costs me more to ship to a closer location in Canada than a state at the other edge of my own USA. So N'yah!

9/13/2006 11:16 AM | BM

# re: A Geographical Education for Americans

Damn! Justice beat me to the shot at the 'peg. 9/13/2006 1:17 PM | Rob Windsor

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