The Misanthrope’s Guide to the Best Places to Live

When I look at this collage of photos of the United States at night, I feel an almost overwhelming urge to move to a place that is darker. Anyone else feel that way?

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13 Responses to The Misanthrope’s Guide to the Best Places to Live

  1. Bman says:

    If you can’t clearly see the Milky Way at night, then you’re living amongst too many peeps.

  2. R.D. Walker says:

    I can see it on a clear night. Sometimes I can see Andromeda when there is no moon.

  3. Locke n Load says:

    I’ve recently noticed an easy way to tell if the area is worthy of consideration: hats.
    I’m enormously more comfortable in places where my field hat is acceptable and normal,lol.

  4. Bman says:

    I found out, to see if a place is worthy of living in, if the gas pumps say, “Prepay after dark”, then I suggest to ease on down the road.

  5. notamobster says:

    I agree, Bman. Michigan is still pay after pumping. I really like that!

  6. James says:

    Be prepared to live in a desert.
    Population is distributed by rainfall.

    This is also cool:

  7. Matt says:

    James, I’m in the desert and I highly recommend it!

  8. eastofthepecos says:

    Been in one of those dark spots for almost 8 years now. Ain’t never goin’ back!

    Oh give me land, lots of land under starry skies above……

  9. notamobster says:

    Yeah, God-willing, I ain’t ever living in the desert again!

  10. R.D. Walker says:

    Other ways to know you are living in the right place…

    You are served by a volunteer fire department.

    The only time you lock your pickup is when you go to church on Sunday otherwise people leave bags of zucchini, tomatoes or sweet corn on the seat and you already have too much yourself.

    It is considered rude not to wave or at least raise a finger when you pass another car on the road.

    These actually apply to me.

  11. Jim22 says:

    At one time the west began on the west shore of the Mississippi river. This satellite image shows that it has moved west – probably 200-300 miles.

    We live in one of the darkest sections of the map. RD is right. If you don’t wave or at least raise a finger you are rude.

    I love it.

  12. Ray Davies says:

    I see Quad Cities,Dubuque,Cedar Rapids,Iowa City,Waterloo,and DSM.
    I just turned out my porch light,they’re watching me.

  13. Greg says:

    Having trouble convincing the better half to move into a darker spot of the globe. At least out a bit farther.