Like a lot of action films, the Bond franchise has always used comedy to blunt the violence and bring in big audiences. And, much like the franchise’s increasingly bloated action sequences, which always seem to involve thousands of uniformed extras scurrying around sets the size of Rhode Island, the humor eventually leached the series of its excitement, its sense of risk.
—New York Times, "Renewing a License to Kill and a Huge Movie Franchise," by Manohla Dargis, November 17, 2006.
[Asheron's Call] ...is staged on the island continent of Dereth ...an island roughly 24 miles to each side. (Approximately half the size of Rhode Island).
—PlayTesters.com, review of Asherton's Call, by Jaded Critic, (August 2000).
ABOUT TWENTY MILES AWAY FROM THEIR LANDING SITE THEY DISCOVERED A CITY ROUGHLY THE SIZE OF RHODE ISLAND, NOW THE SOVERIEGN [sic] REPUBLIC OF RHODE ISLAND.
—The Young Writer's Club, "Terran-Tissani-LL'AHD Alliance," by Holodeck, (August 2000).
He guessed that [Staronia] was about as big as Rhode Island, or Chicago—but on further search he found that it was of respectable size—he was unused to the vast stretch of the African Continent.
—"Princess Lorraine—American" by George Edmund Holt, The Modern Priscilla, October 1915.