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Outside Looking In: How the World views the Yellow Border (and all that's in it)


Outside Looking In: How the World views the Yellow Border (and all that's in it)

A place to post discussions, links, sharing, ideas, stories, about how other people and entities have seen, documented, or written about the Society, the Magazine, the Channel, etc.

Embrace the broad view. . . .this can include "ancillary" things like vintage books or publications that were written by key Society staff, or members or others associated thereof about topics that enjoyed prominent/partial coverage by N.G.S. through the years, but may not have been strictly an NGS book, program or whatnot.

If something has merely a loose connection to anything Nat Geo, this is the place for it.

If you have suggestions for the scope of this group, or even a better name for it, do let me know. Best,

Members: 7
Latest Activity: May 5

Discussion Forum

The National Geographic as a Cultural Fixture (Part 3) 213 Replies

With great help from a list provided by Cathy Hunter and an addendum by Scott Shier, I have tried to create this compilation of various National Geographic references throughout our culture.  It is,…Continue

Started by George Thomas Wilson. Last reply by Scott T. Shier May 5.

A Visual Listing of NGM Parody Covers 17 Replies

This is a Chronological list of parody covers of the National Geographic Magazine.  Scott Shier has an excellent discussion on this topic in the Ephemera & Collectibles group.  I felt that since…Continue

Started by George Thomas Wilson. Last reply by George Thomas Wilson Apr 1.

How Other See Us: Articles about National Geographic in other publications 59 Replies

Note: This discussion was first posted to the Ephemera and Collectibles group.  It has been updated and reposted here.This collection is eclectic if nothing else. It was inspired by the article in…Continue

Started by George Thomas Wilson. Last reply by George Thomas Wilson Feb 7.

On the Wrong Side, Again

On the Wrong Side, AgainThe good name of the National Geographic Society…Continue

Started by George Thomas Wilson Apr 25, 2020.

Comment Wall

Comment by George Thomas Wilson on December 11, 2014 at 9:00pm


I guess this is where my post under "Ephemera" really belongs.  I was thinking of reworking it to put the newer additions we posted chronologically.  I also have some other ideas to post here.


Comment by Scott T. Shier on December 11, 2014 at 9:18pm

Great, and I was hoping for that! I look forward to it, and I know over time, other members will retroactively appreciate such things as well. We know here at the 'Corner that posts are a longer-term engagement. I love it when I hear back 2-3 years later from someone who finds the site, sees "old" discussions, and the like.

I was going to message you later and ask if you'd like to tweak and re-post your list here. I wanted a group like this...and when you posted your list it sort of planted some proverbial hot coals under my feet (er, should I say fingers).

Comment by George Thomas Wilson on September 21, 2015 at 5:24pm

Note: Due to size constraints, I have to split my "Cultural Fixture" discussion into two parts.  (Maybe three down the the road, we'll see.)


Comment by George Thomas Wilson on September 23, 2015 at 9:56am

Note: As expected, I had to further split the "Cultural Fixture" discussion.  It is now in three parts.


Comment by George Thomas Wilson on July 6, 2016 at 9:25pm

Here's a cute little item... I just came across this news story from "my neck of the woods":

Tom Wilson


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