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Ruben Bolling
© Ruben Bolling

I loved the original “View of the World from 9th Avenue” that was on the cover of The New Yorker way back in 1978. The attitude it was poking fun of was (at least partially) based in reality. A few years later, when I was moving from the East coast to Oregon, a friend of mine from New York inquired about Oregon, asking “Is it near Kansas?”. Remembering the map, I simply said “Pretty much”.

In the years since, that cover has been parodied many times. I’m actually really surprised that nobody else thought of updating it for Donald Trump.

Incidentally, the corner of 5th Ave and 56th St is the location of Trump Tower.



  1. Becky wrote:

    This is funny but slightly incorrect. Trump likes to get his new wives from across the Atlantic rather than the Pacific.

    Saturday, September 10, 2016 at 4:07 pm | Permalink
  2. David Freeman wrote:

    It’s appropriate that the world is portrayed as flat.

    Saturday, September 10, 2016 at 5:15 pm | Permalink
  3. Iron Knee wrote:

    Becky, if you keep going west, you will eventually get to Europe, including the Czech Republic (Ivana) and Slovenia (Melania). And then there is Marla Maples, who, being born in Georgia, wasn’t across either the Atlantic or the Pacific.

    Saturday, September 10, 2016 at 9:12 pm | Permalink
  4. Becky wrote:

    IK, very true. Just commenting on the illustration which makes it look like new wives come from SE Asia.

    Saturday, September 10, 2016 at 10:41 pm | Permalink
  5. Anonymous wrote:

    Europe should be behind or close to Moscow

    Monday, September 12, 2016 at 8:37 am | Permalink