Good question, cartoonist. For one thing, Hollywood would get some very cold winters. Michael Crawford is riffing on the US map over at the New Yorker's website, and this version, which we think makes LA look suspiciously like the Huckleberry Ridge ash bed formed by an ancient volcanic supereruption, is called "Los Angeles Getting More Annoying as We Speak." More annoying for the residents, certainly. Click through for more map nerd fun.
· Altered States [New Yorker]