I got this globe at a yard sale. Whenever I see students looking at it, I ask if they’re lost.
The other day I noticed France has an island off the coast of Mexico. This was news to me, so I looked it up.
It used to be called – ooh la la – Île de la Passion, but then somehow got named after an English pirate. Its history of human habitation is distinctly unhappy, and has evidently inspired novels. Porcine habitation fared little better; verily, The Ornithologist could be a Tarantino short (“He’s back. And this time, he’s gonna totally pig out”).
Personally, I think Clipperton would have made a good Serge Gainsbourg song.