} Yawn. The ignorance of some supplicants nearly overwhelms me.
} But wait, I'm the Oracle, and cannot be overwhelmed.
} Your ignorance UNDERwhelms me.
} Eric (The Red) and his son Leif ran a real-estate operation about a
} thousand years ago. They enticed Norse farmers (who should have known
} better) to pull up stakes and move to the Vast Unexplored and Fertile
} Terretories they claimed to have discovered. Iceland was first, but
} that name didn't go over very well. Next was Greenland, and then
} Vineland, and finally Columbus, Ohio. Each more enticing, more
} expensive, and further away than the one before. Sort of like
} suburban subdivision tracts.
} There was a bit of a problem in reaching Columbus, Ohio. First of
} all, Columbus hadn't been born yet. Secondly, the Norse explorers
} were trying to get there via a northern route, sailing south from
} Husdon's Bay. They landed in Minnesota. If you do not believe me, go
} to Lake Woebegone. where you can find the Statue of the Unknown
} Norwegian. (Actually, because I'm an all-knowing Oracle, I know who
} he is, but I'm not telling. Oskar Knutsen's secret is safe with me.)
} You owe the Oracle someone who will eat the rest of a year's supply
} case of lutefisk.