As GIS geeks, we love "cool stuff" in a map. Sometimes we love it too much, wanting to throw in features that contribute little to overall usability. I don't know how many of you saw it, but there was a fantastic parody of form-over-function in GIS from none other than the folks at Saturday Night Live (starting at about 2 minutes in).

And of course, my immediate reaction as a GIS geek was "wow, that's a cool map".