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Undone
07-07-2002, 01:01 AM
<font color="CC33CC">South Carolina...:

1. is the poorest state.
2. has the most obese people of the country
3. alternates with Mississippi as the state with the weakest public education
4. has a law that deems all sex other than the missionary position between a heterosexual couple illegal

Mayfuck
07-07-2002, 01:02 AM
5th largest economy in the world.

Guen
07-07-2002, 01:05 AM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by Undone:
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4. has a law that deems all sex other than the missionary position between a heterosexual couple illegal</font>

alabama has the same thing, except that you have to be married, too.

Undone
07-07-2002, 01:12 AM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by Guen:
alabama has the same thing, except that you have to be married, too.</font>

<font color="CC33CC">We're also not allowed to launch missiles at trains.

Let's not forget the prohibition laws. No alcohol sales on Sundays. No hard liquor sales on weekdays after 7 pm. We're only allowed to be drunk bastards during the daytime.

Irrelevant
07-07-2002, 01:16 AM
one year, Kansas was last in the country in tourism, i think. either that or 49th. i don't remember.

a nobel prize winner is from my hometown, supposedly.

Lie
07-07-2002, 01:19 AM
CHEESE

Undone
07-07-2002, 01:22 AM
<font color="CC33CC">The movie "Shag".

Mark LeDrew
07-07-2002, 01:26 AM
NJ is "the Garden State."
The first baseball game was played here.
We are the most crowded state per capita.
Home of Bruce Springsteen and Thomas Edison.

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Irrelevant
07-07-2002, 01:34 AM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by Lie:
CHEESE</font>

you're from wisconsin?

BeautifulLoser
07-07-2002, 01:37 AM
Mississippi:

1) Refer to original post about education.
2) Jim Henson
3) Oprah Winfrey
4) Blues
5) William Faulkner
6) John Grishom

Hmm. For a state with poor education, we do have quite a few good authors come out of it. There are more that I can't remember for this post.

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Ghetto_Squirrel
07-07-2002, 02:58 AM
The zipper was invented in my town!

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Graveflower
07-07-2002, 02:59 AM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by Mark LeDrew:

Home of Bruce Springsteen and Thomas Edison.

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Don't forget Bon Jovi.

MisterSquishyHalo
07-07-2002, 07:32 AM
Washington, home of:

Apples
latte
flannel
Jets
Ichiro
Bill Gates

Cactuar
07-07-2002, 07:51 AM
Silverchair come from my state.

DeviousJ
07-07-2002, 07:54 AM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by Cactuar:
Silverchair come from my state.</font>

If only I could be as cool as you

relaxor!
07-07-2002, 07:57 AM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by Graveflower:
Don't forget Bon Jovi.</font>And a whole hell of a lot of emo bands. but you guys have Six Flags Great Adventure, so it levels out.

CA: lot of stuff. Steinbeck, however, is the only one I can think of.

frail_and_bedazzled
07-07-2002, 08:15 AM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by MisterSquishyHalo:
Washington, home of:

Apples
latte
flannel
Jets
Ichiro
Bill Gates</font>


heh..spokane:

meth & EXPO '74, MAN!

frail_and_bedazzled
07-07-2002, 08:15 AM
and oh yeah oh yeah...

ny. pretty much everything

Nothing/everything
07-07-2002, 09:56 AM
The Netherlands!


- Where tulips come from! (not really)
- Where everyone wears clumps!
- Where a little boy put his finger in a dike to save the country!
- Where people eat raw herring!
- Where smoking pot and prostitution is legal!
- Where abortion is more common than birth!


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James is Cool
07-07-2002, 10:24 AM
The pop tab was invented in Dayton, Ohio.

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Mooney
07-07-2002, 10:27 AM
New Brunswick:
-the only officially bilingual province in canada.
-umm, that's it.

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Houdini
07-07-2002, 10:43 AM
Mark Twain
the Arch
Branson

ZERO
07-07-2002, 11:53 AM
- i <3 alberta beef
- stampede
- nickelback!!!
- bruce mcullough
- where the best hockey is/was produced

Undone
07-07-2002, 12:09 PM
<font color="CC33CC">Hootie and the Blowfish

wounded
07-07-2002, 12:10 PM
Kentucky:

the winningest College basketball program of all time (University of Kentucky)

Univesity of Lousiville college of Medicine first to perform hand transplant and artificial heart and other wierd things

uh, Thomas Morgan pioneer of genetics is from lexington

George Clooney

shit not much i can't really think of anything

oh yeah, Horses and the Kentucky Derby.

Nate the Grate
07-07-2002, 12:18 PM
<u>Maine</u>
Lobster
L.L. Bean
Bluebarries
Potatoes
some lighthouse
where earmuffs were invented
Joshua Chamberlin and the 20th Maine
Stephen King

<u>Lewiston, Maine</u>
Bates Mill
Simone's hotdogs

Patrick William
07-07-2002, 12:22 PM
United States:
Most Ass-kickinest country in the world
Most scorned country in the world
Land of the free, home of the brave, etc.
Home of the Whopper

Wisconsin:
Cheese
Beer
Bratwurst

Superior, WI:
Arnold Schwarzenegger went to UW-Superior
WWII ace Richard I. Bong (actually from Poplar, but that's close - we have the bridge)
Best hockey in Wisconsin
More bars and gas stations than you can shake a stick at


I feel so proud now.


Patrick


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zekix
07-07-2002, 12:25 PM
Texas: only state flag that is allowed to be flown as high as the U.S. flag.

So very sad about me
07-07-2002, 01:08 PM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by frail_and_bedazzled:

heh..spokane:

meth & EXPO '74, MAN!</font>


And serial killers!

WA has Robert Lee Yates (spokane)
Green River killer (never solved)
is it Ted Bundy that used to operate in seattle???

Uum....as for Eastern wa, we have:

- onions
- nuclear waste


And to stress Meghan on meth.....washington is the highest per capita meth state in the nation. Most of it comes from Spokane too

Undone
07-07-2002, 09:54 PM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by So very sad about me:

And serial killers!

WA has Robert Lee Yates (spokane)
Green River killer (never solved)
is it Ted Bundy that used to operate in seattle???
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<font color="CC33CC">Pee Wee Gaskins lived 5 minutes from my house.

Undone
07-07-2002, 09:54 PM
<font color="CC33CC">First battle of the Civil War was fought in Fort Sumter in Charleston.

scouse_dave
07-08-2002, 01:03 PM
my county:
home of the beatles (and about 100 other bands)
oldest chinatown in europe
main european port in the slave trade
home of the inventor of the modern, flushable toilet http://www.netphoria.org/wwwboard/biggrin.gif

scouse_dave
07-08-2002, 01:04 PM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by Mayfuck:
5th largest economy in the world.</font>

in terms of what?

DeviousJ
07-08-2002, 01:39 PM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by scouse_dave:
in terms of what?

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Size?

Lie
07-08-2002, 02:33 PM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by Irrelevant:
you're from wisconsin?</font>

Now I am.

FearFactory
07-08-2002, 03:26 PM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by So very sad about me:

Green River killer (never solved)
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<font color="orange">Didn't they catch him earlier this year?

Anyway, I'll go with my birthplace of Eugene, Oregon:
OREGON TRAIL, BABY! (sorry, Stearnsie - I had to do it!)
University of Oregon, which is having a resurgence in the quality of their athletic department. Not that I'll root for them.
birthplace of Harold Reynolds
nearby Springfield was the site of one of the '98 school shootings
lumber and flannel (3rd to only Canada and Seattle)

California:
Famed for having a lottery system that allows the majority of winners to be Mexican or white trash. If I move to Santee or Lakeside, I may have a chance!
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FearFactory
07-08-2002, 03:31 PM
<font color="orange">Other people born in Eugene/Springfield, Oregon:

Danny Ainge

uh... I guess that's all!
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-Tragedy-
07-08-2002, 03:43 PM
Central FL.. lightning capital of the world.

Ria
07-08-2002, 04:11 PM
Pennsylvania - named after william penn
philadelphia is where the constition was signed. will smith, jim croce, and hall and oats are from. Plus alot more.

Eulogy
07-08-2002, 04:15 PM
Elgin, IL

The Elgin Watch Factory. Elgin Baylor was named after one of those watches.

Heh.

Ammy
07-08-2002, 04:28 PM
uhhh gilroy, 20 mins away is the "garlic capital of the world"

that place is smelly, specially once the season is over and the fields start rotting. yuk.

Oblivious
07-08-2002, 04:30 PM
kankakee,IL - voted worst place to live in north america by the places rated almanac. david letterman had our mayor on the show and gave us two gazebos to try and brighten up the town because of our worst place to live status. when letterman's crew delivered the gazebos they got ticketed for parking in front of a fire hydrant.

professional wannabe
07-08-2002, 06:15 PM
Illinois

-birthplace of former prez Ronald Reagan
-home of an early Mormon settlement(Nauvoo)
-poet Carl Sandburg from here

Chicago
-Smashing Pumpkins from here
-had one of the worst fires in U.S. history(1871)
-one of the most famous architectual cities in the U.S.
-Ernest Hemingway born in nearby Oak Park
-3rd largest city in country

Ihaman
07-08-2002, 06:19 PM
NEW MEXICO
all sorts of stupid movies filmed
weed is unspokenly legal
deepsky is from here
that one guy from that one movie is from somewhere in new mexico
49th/48th in the country w/ worst education.
indians
chili capital of the world.
rio grande

ALBUQUERQUE
Doogie howzer lives here
Oprah owns a house here
the balloon fiesta is supposedly the biggest hot air convention in the world.
coolest mayor ever.

Thermo
07-08-2002, 11:50 PM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by Ihaman:
NEW MEXICO
all sorts of stupid movies filmed
weed is unspokenly legal
deepsky is from here
that one guy from that one movie is from somewhere in new mexico
49th/48th in the country w/ worst education.
indians
chili capital of the world.
rio grande

ALBUQUERQUE
Doogie howzer lives here
Oprah owns a house here
the balloon fiesta is supposedly the biggest hot air convention in the world.
coolest mayor ever.</font>

Also....

NM
Carlsbad Caverns
Los Alamos
Roswell
Trinity Site: First Atomic Bomb
Ted Turner owns lots of land.
Demi Moore was born here.

ALBUQUERQUE
The Pit
Possibly the Albuquerque Isotopes
The Shins
The coolest mayor ever.

Oh, and you spelled chile like a stupid Texan.

sophmachina
07-09-2002, 12:47 AM
Warwickshire/West Midlands, England

Birthplace of Shakespeare
Kenilworth Castle
Warwick Castle
Coventry Cathedral

Czarina
07-09-2002, 12:52 AM
yay saskatchewan!
home of:
wheat
grain elevators
farmers
and.... stuff!

sweet sweet
07-09-2002, 01:01 AM
Louisiana

49th in most teen pregnancys -I am 99% sure anyway-
some of the worst roads
and some other shit :\

Czarina
07-09-2002, 01:12 AM
oh and joni mitchell was born here. she even went to my high school!

jenniferkate
07-09-2002, 11:48 AM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by relaxor!:
And a whole hell of a lot of emo bands. but you guys have Six Flags Great Adventure, so it levels out.
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that miserable white-trash magnet? hardly.

having spawned Frank Sinatra certainly might.... walt whitman, count basie, jack nicholson, norman mailer, paul robeson, amiri baraka, william carlos williams, eva marie saint, dorothy parker, charles addams, sarah vaughan, allen ginsburg, paul auster. einstein settled here, and died here. glenn danzig alone makes up for it.

We're somewhat blasť about celebrities out here because, in fact, most people from New Jersey are celebrities. I could just say the words "Frank Sinatra" and leave it at that, but the truth is that most of the movie stars, the really significant ones, Susan Sarandon, John Travolta, Michael Douglas, Kevin Spacey (who grew up about two blocks from where I write this), Tom Cruise (who grew up about a mile from here), Bruce Willis, Kirsten Dunst (about half a mile from Cruise's house), Elizabeth Shue (who went to the high school right outside my window), Ray Liotta, Robert Wuhl, Linda Fiorentino, Danny DeVito (who waited on tables two towns over), Whitney Houston (whose mom directs a church choir in Newark), Jason Alexander (who went to Livingston High right down the road) and, oh, maybe a couple of dozen others are from New Jersey. Other celebrity types like Bruce and Bon Jovi and Lauryn Hill (who shops at my Rite Aid) and most significant athletes, current or retired (such as Yogi Berra, who has a museum not far from me), are either from or live in New Jersey. And though it isn't widely known, nearly all truly great American literature was written by writers from New Jersey. (I refer not so much to our greatest man of letters, Edmund Wilson, or our greatest living poet, W. S. Merwin, or even Philip Roth, but to Mark Leyner, whose "The Tetherballs of Bougainville" will dominate next century's best-of lists the way "Ulysses" and "Lolita" did the last one.) But I digress. My point is that we are not so impressed by celebrities as the provincials in Manhattan because we grew up with it. ... Out here, Tom Cruise is more likely to run into the old high school chum who knew him before the plastic surgery. (salon.com)

etc etc.


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scouse_dave
07-09-2002, 11:56 AM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by DeviousJ:
Size?</font>

lemme guess...you didn't study economics at degree level

Geek USA
07-09-2002, 12:02 PM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by zekix:
Texas: only state flag that is allowed to be flown as high as the U.S. flag.</font>

w00t

Ghetto_Squirrel
07-09-2002, 12:27 PM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by Czarina:
yay saskatchewan!
home of:
wheat
grain elevators
farmers
and.... stuff!</font>

And Regina, the city that rhymes with fun!

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Swuggie83
07-09-2002, 10:42 PM
<font color="#0080FF">Home is the place where hell froze over AKA northeastern Pennsylvania. It is known for its highly concentrated funeral home population and a place that sells more alcohol than any other place in the state. Best of all, I'm legally not allowed to enjoy any of it.

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