Pins On A Map

Whenever I get into a conversation about travel I mention how I have a map of the world on my wall that I like to stand in front of and stare at. A few times people have asked if I put pins on all the places I’ve been to. I have not.

The reason is because I can no longer decide what is pin-worthy or not. Is it stepping foot in the city boundaries? Staying overnight? Or maybe I have to live there to add a pin.

Calculating notches is easy because it’s objective. If a guy crosses the plane of the vagina with his manhood, he has a notch. Case closed. He can add as many pins to that as he wants because he has both physically and mentally affected another animal through this guided and purposeful action, for all eternity.

But doing it with cities or countries isn’t the same. It proves nothing except that your body existed in a certain geographical coordinate for a particular amount of time. It would be the same as chopping up the current city you live in into 1,000 square boxes and seeing how many boxes you can step into. Can a man who stepped into 800 boxes make a claim about knowing the city more than the man who stepped into 799? If not then what’s the point of keeping count of such things as countries or cities visited?

Plus we’re not accounting for the location of the Earth around the sun. When you step in a country it will be in a different spot in the universe than when I stepped in it. There’s an infinite amount of ways to measure how we fill space. Therefore you cannot use mere presence at some point in space-time as a judge of experience or knowledge, something that people who have been to a lot of countries tend to do. I remember the time a guy wanted to play a game called “Let’s name all the countries we’ve visited.” Not surprisingly he had been to the most.

But vagina… that’s different.

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“When you step in a country it will be in a different spot in the universe than when I stepped in it. There’s an infinite amount of ways to measure how we fill space. Therefore you cannot use mere presence at some point in space-time as a judge of experience or knowledge…”

Dude, you’re waaaay overthinking this. If I stepped foot in a place(outside the airport), then I been there.

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Speakeasy,

But have you REALLY been there?

If I take a non stop flight from the west coast of Canada to the east coast of the United States can I claim that I’ve been to all of the provinces and states in between? After all I did spend time in their airspace, however brief.

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Huh? Is flying over a place “stepping foot” in the city as I said. Of course flying over a place isn’t the same as visiting.

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how about stepping foot outside of the airport AND eating a meal there? -you may be passing through… but at least you stopped long enough to sit down and eat…

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He can add as many pins to that [notch] as he wants because he has both physically and mentally affected another animal through this guided and purposeful action, for all eternity.

Dude, you high?

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It can be pretty subjective determining when you have actually BEEN to a country.

One thing I’m certain about is that airports don’t count.

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What should be “pinned” is the location of said Vag. Example, if you cross the V-plane in Melbourne, a pin should be placed. If the V-plane is unbroken, no dice.

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I don’t get how the visitation of a given location is different from the visitation of the vagina. I mean, sometimes you fuck a pussy so good that the girl will never forget you. Other times, perhaps you don’t bring your A game and you are quite forgettable.

I’ve had a great time traveling to many places and had such rich experiences there. On the other hand, I think I’ve been to Ohio, but I can’t be sure….

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I believe you have not been to a country until you have a bowel movement in situ. There are profound existential reasons for this.

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There’s also a difference in saying “I’ve been there” and saying “I’ve been -through- there”. If I just drove through a city and never stopped or got out the car, then I’d say the latter. I think as long as you’ve walked around a city, you can say you’ve “been there.” Now saying you truly immersed yourself in the city and it’s culture is another thing.

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Speakeasy,

and that’s the point of the initial blog post.

It’s pretty subjective to say that you’ve been to a city.

When it comes to notches it’s not as subjective.

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I’m not sure it’s all that different after all. By my standards you have been somewhere if you’ve been there, as in stepped foot there. This has nothing to do with whether you know it or not. You can spend ten years in a city and not fully know it, though you will be far closer. The same goes with women. You may have been there but you can’t say you “know” them just because you have been there. It’s a spectrum.

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He can add as many pins to that [notch] as he wants because he has both physically and mentally affected another animal through this guided and purposeful action, for all eternity.

Dude, you high?

+1000. This blog has gotten so bad. I guess being unemployed you have turned this into a self important ego-fest over here. You’re seriously telling me that you have some kind of eternal effect on a chick cause you fucked her? For reals? Seriously, it’s not that big of a deal.

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Pins on a map,
Pins on a map,
Don’t you want to put some pins on a map?

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Ok, this time I have to say, dumb post.

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When she’s drunk and wakes up forgetting your name, how much “affecting” did you do? How much did she affect you when you never see or talk to her again and lose her in the crowd of one night stands and pump and dumps of the last year?

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oh snap, u just got hated on!

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I dont know about the pu$$y comparison. that can get dicey too. what is a notch really? you can mentally and physically affect another animal in a lot of ways. When i think back, i cant remember sometimes if i f’d a girl or just got a bj from her or if i f’d her and came or if i f’d her but didnt cum or if i f’d her with a condom on or without one or if it was a bj where i came or just one where i got a few licks. I havent f’d any sluts in the @ss but i imagine that would complicate things as well. Also, is a titty f with face blast more notch worthy than a condom f that is interrupted mid stroke by a patrol guy on the beach with his dog and flashlight? i say yes. Its complicated. I think a bj from a famous and hot tv personality is more of a notch (and more memorable) than some fat girl fuck that i dont even remember. does anyone who has more than 30-40 notches even count them? I just keep a top 5 (kinda like a mt rushmore or a starting bball lineup) and have open tryouts. If you make the top 5 you are remembered. Otherwise its flushed. Just my dos centavos.

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it stepping foot in the city boundaries? Staying overnight? Or maybe I have to live there to add a pin.

You make an interesting point that also brings up the question of travel.

Who has had a more authentic experience? The Japanese tourist who stays in a bus the whole time, takes a few snaps, and never hears a word of the local language?

Or someone who, from the comfort of their home, reads everything possible about the country, learns some of the language, and goes on a website like sharedtalk.com and talks with a ton of the people from different parts of the country?

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Zzzzzzz…

Whether it’s “I got laid” or links to lame pics, you’re a loser, dude.

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You can put a “pin” in a city if you swooped a fly girl that is from there.

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“Can a man who stepped into 800 boxes make a claim about knowing the city more than the man who stepped into 799? If not then what’s the point of keeping count of such things as countries or cities visited?”

So the only point would be to know better than someone else? Is that what you mean? man, how shallow is that? That’s the only reason you travel, to know better than someone else? That’s the only reason for getting notches? Getting more than somebody else?

And speaking about notches, as someone already pointed out, it’s not that easy either. I mean, how do you measure how good was it or if it had any effect on you or the other person? If you just count being in (as we all would, of course!) why wouldnt it count as much when being in a city when it’s about travelling?

I see your original point, though; it is hard to measure travelling experiences and there’s no point in competing about the places you have been into. But I’d say it’s just overglorifying the whole notch thing if you say it’s something different. Man, I lost my notch count already and i’m just pass 20 or something. I guess I’m lucky not having a big ego telling me to keep counting.

Peace for u all