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Old 07-22-2011, 07:35 PM
 
Location: Philly suburbs or Jersey Shore or Philadelphia
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Alabama -- rednecks, a few decades behind
Alaska -- Sarah Palin, isolation
Arizona -- desert, dry heat, racial tension
Arkansas -- hillbillies, also a few decades behind
California -- Hollywood, epitome of West Coast
Colorado -- mountains/skiing, Denver, South Park (lol)
Connecticut -- one big suburb, quasi-New England
Delaware -- boring, low taxes
Florida -- Disney World, Miami, retirees
Georgia -- Atlanta, rednecks, a lot of black people
Hawaii -- paradise, Japanese people
Idaho -- mountains, potatoes, isolation
Illinois -- Chicago
Indiana -- corn, Chicagoland, KKK
Iowa -- flat, plains
Kansas -- tornadoes, WBC, very conservative
Kentucky -- hills, hillbillies
Louisiana -- New Orleans, Madri Gras, Cajuns
Maine -- cold, lobsters, isolation
Maryland -- Baltimore, suburbs, black people
Massachusetts -- Boston, heart of New England
Michigan -- Detroit, auto industry, poor economy
Minnesota -- lakes, annoying accent, Minneapolis
Mississippi -- see Alabama
Missouri -- St. Louis and Kansas City
Montana -- see Idaho, but no potatoes
Nebraska -- see Kansas, but no WBC
Nevada -- desert, Las Vegas, prostitutes, gambling
New Hampshire -- rich white people, mountains
New Jersey -- suburbs, Atlantic City
New Mexico -- desert, Native Americans
New York -- NYC
North Carolina -- diverse geography, ahead of its Southern neighbors
North Dakota -- cold, plains, boring, isolated, Native Americans
Ohio -- generic America
Oklahoma -- like Nebraska, but with cowboys and Native Americans
Oregon -- rain, hipsters
Pennsylvania -- Philly, coal, Amish
Rhode Island -- rich white people, yachts, New England, accent
South Carolina -- palm trees, Confederacy, conservative
South Dakota -- like North Dakota but with Mount Rushmore
Tennessee -- country music/Nashville, Memphis, Elvis, rednecks
Texas -- rednecks, cowboys, Mexicans, oil, Dubya
Utah -- mountains and Mormons
Vermont -- mountains and hippies
Virginia -- Old South, I guess
Washington -- like Oregon but more important and with Starbucks
West Virginia -- hillbillies, coal
Wisconsin -- cows, cheese, annoying accent, and as of recently very partisan politics
Wyoming -- like Montana but with cowboys and Yellowstone National Park (yes, I know part of it is in Montana)

 
Old 07-22-2011, 10:22 PM
 
Location: Salt Lake City
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I always found the Utah Jazz team name kind of ironic.
You know how the team ended up with that name, don't you? It was purchased from the New Orleans Jazz. Nobody could agree on a new name so they just left it as the Jazz.
 
Old 07-22-2011, 11:05 PM
 
Location: US Empire, Pac NW
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Can we make this a little simpler and perhaps more fun? Instead of listing all 50 states and asking what you think, which would take an eternity to write out, let's say what comes to mind with a state the poster above spits out?

For example, poster above me discussed Louisiana and Utah. What comes to my mind about those two are:

Louisiana: 'Nawlins and parties on Bourbon St., Creole food, and Hurricane Katrina
Utah: Gorgeous steppe and mountains, Mormons, and mining

The next state that can be discussed is: Arizona
 
Old 07-22-2011, 11:46 PM
 
Location: At the Root
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Can we make this a little simpler and perhaps more fun? Instead of listing all 50 states and asking what you think, which would take an eternity to write out, let's say what comes to mind with a state the poster above spits out?

For example, poster above me discussed Louisiana and Utah. What comes to my mind about those two are:

Louisiana: 'Nawlins and parties on Bourbon St., Creole food, and Hurricane Katrina
Utah: Gorgeous steppe and mountains, Mormons, and mining

The next state that can be discussed is: Arizona
Wow, I don't know about you changing the rules in someone else's thread (lol). The op's way is just fine. Ill do mine later.
 
Old 07-23-2011, 12:07 AM
 
Location: MT/35 yrs full time after 4 yrs part time
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Hopefully this hasn't been done before...I tried doing a search but "comes to mind" brings up so many topics. What's the first thing that comes to mind when you think of a specific state? For example, if you're sitting in your car and see a Mississippi license plate, what's the first thing you think of? Feel free to do any combination of states.

Here's the list:

Alabama ....hot & sticky
Alaska ....salmon
Arizona ...cactus
Arkansas.....wild pigs
California .....phonies
Colorado .....high mountains
Connecticut.....yankees
Delaware......Delaware River
Florida .....gators
Georgia ...peaches
Hawaii ....pineapples
Idaho....potatos
Illinois ......."Blago"
Indiana ,,,Hoosier
Iowa ....corn & pheasant hunts
Kansas......good pheasant hunting
Kentucky ,,,whiskey
Louisiana ......Shrimp
Maine ......Lobster
Maryland........don;t know
Massachusetts ......Shoes
Michigan .......Detroit---uggh
Minnesota.......misquitos
Mississippi........catfish
Missouri .......tornadoes
Montana ,,,,,,The Last Best Place!!
Nebraska ,,,,,corn huskers
Nevada..........Vegas
New Hampshire.....maple syrup
New Jersey..........bunch of crooks
New Mexico.........last state I;d want to live in
New York..........2nd buggest bunch of phonies next to Calif...
North Carolina.......hil Billies runnin' Hooch
North Dakota ,,,,,,,pretty good pheasant hunting
Ohio.......chestnuts
Oklahoma.........tornades
Oregon .......rainy far too much
Pennsylvania .......coal
Rhode Island ,,,,,,really don't know except: damn it's small!!
South Carolina.....'the past Gov really liked his South American Squeeze"
South Dakota.....very good pheasant hunting
Tennessee:;;....good sour mash
Texas ,,,,,good looking ladies still has some real cowboys
Utah........mormons: hair shirts...don't drink booze & miss out on a lot of fun
Vermont ........more marle suryup
Virginia ........coal & hillbillies
Washington ......Spaceneedle
West Virginia......more coal and even more hillbillies
Wisconsin ......good MUSKY fishing & Good Brats on the grill w/Beer
Wyoming........ Yellowstone and Cody>>good places for visitors,
...
 
Old 07-23-2011, 12:54 AM
 
Location: Berlin, MD
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Alabama - Sitting out on the porch with a straw hat
Alaska - Bears and snow
Arizona - Mexicans
Arkansas - Baptist churches
California - Surfing
Colorado - Mountains
Connecticut - Wealth
Delaware - Georgetown
Florida - Oranges and sunshine
Georgia - Peaches and sweet tea
Hawaii - The beach and volcanoes
Idaho - Torrie Wilson
Illinois - Chicago
Indiana - Bumpkins (Sorry Indiana)
Iowa - No idea what so ever
Kansas - Dust
Kentucky - A guy with a banjo
Louisiana - Crawdads
Maine - Snow
Maryland - Home
Massachusetts - New England food
Michigan - Detroit
Minnesota - Karen from youtube
Mississippi - Friedness
Missouri - What it's like there
Montana - Prairie land?
Nebraska - Nothing...
Nevada - Reno
New Hampshire - New England food
New Jersey - Beaches
New Mexico - Mexicans again
New York - That accent
North Carolina - That accent
North Dakota - Snow
Ohio - Nothing
Oklahoma - Carrie Underwood
Oregon - Trees
Pennsylvania - Bad drivers
Rhode Island - Tininess
South Carolina - Charleston
South Dakota - Snow
Tennessee - Dixie
Texas - Heat!
Utah - Mormans I guess.
Vermont - Nothing
Virginia - The Eastern Shore of VA
Washington - Trees
West Virginia - Mountains and snow
Wisconsin - That 70's show
Wyoming -....
 
Old 07-23-2011, 02:10 PM
 
Location: Madison, WI
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Alabama [Good, down to earth Godly people]
Alaska [wilderness, cold]
Arizona [desert, cacti, heat]
Arkansas [ozarks]
California [non-whites, illegals, freaks, degeneracy, cultural marxism, decay]
Colorado [rocky mountains, left wingers]
Connecticut [small, urbanized state, with lots of left wing fruit loops]
Delaware [small state with lots of left wing nuts]
Florida [beaches, amusement parks, warmth]
Georgia [forests, good, wholesome people, conservatism]
Hawaii [islands, volcanoes]
Idaho [wilderness, open country, and constitutional government]
Illinois [Chicago; Chicago politics, left wing nuts in Chicago area]
Indiana [corn fields; family-friendly]
Iowa [corn fields; duped, easily-influenced people who side with left-wing politics that doesn't suit their interests]
Kansas [wheat fields, good quality of life; family friendly]
Kentucky [good, wholesome people]
Louisiana [french influence, swamps]
Maine [evergreen forests]
Maryland [extremely left-wing state]
Massachusetts [filled with left wing nuts who'd put a homosexual in office who has sex with his pages]
Michigan [Great Lakes. Automobiles]
Minnesota [Lakes, Left-wing nuts]
Mississippi [Long Live Dixie. A bastion of sanity in a corrupted America]
Missouri [Good family atmosphere]
Montana [Big Sky Country, beautiful mountains]
Nebraska [corn fields, good wholesome environment for families]
Nevada [sin, debauchery, gambling]
New Hampshire [small state who says live free or die, but who lately are acting like they've taken their voting cues from the Kennedy clan.]
New Jersey [nice "shore", pine barrens, small, urban north]
New Mexico [Indians, Mexicans, desert/steppe, forested north]
New York [left wing buffoonery]
North Carolina [mountains, piedmont, outer banks, fantastic quality of life]
North Dakota [cold, scandinavian influence, nice people]
Ohio [corn fields, good people]
Oklahoma [cowboys, conservatism, fields, good, wholesome environment]
Oregon [Cascades, hippies, left wing nuts, pine forests, deserted east]
Pennsylvania [amish, good people]
Rhode Island [Left wing nuts, small, tiny state, geographically the size of a major metro area]
South Carolina [good people, but often very naive and easily influenced to vote for the candidate the media wants them to; Charleston]
South Dakota [Mt. Rushmore]
Tennessee [country music]
Texas [Mexicans, and the weak politicians, including governor, Rick Perry, who refuse to do anything about it]
Utah [Mormons, Wasatch, desert]
Vermont [Hippies, homos, Libtards, beautiful scenery]
Virginia [Cradle of the Confederacy]
Washington [white men who have a fetish for Asian women; Mt. Rainer; Cascades]
West Virginia [Wild and Wonderful; beautiful country]
Wisconsin [Good people, but incredibly naive and easily led away by cultural marxist forces]
Wyoming [cowboys, yellowstone, beautiful country]
The comment about some states being "family friendly" while the rest aren't is purely ridiculous. You must be quite young to make a generalized comment that is definitely false. Don't listen to what some publication like Family Circle says.
 
Old 07-23-2011, 05:38 PM
 
Location: Arkansas
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Some of these I never really think about, so I'll label them "nothing". Doesn't mean I think there's nothing there, just that I don't know how to answer.

Alabama: Like Tennessee, only more
Alaska: Natural beauty, few people
Arizona: Hot, sunny, and dry
Arkansas: Um...nothing?
California: Beautiful in some places, hot in others, crazy people from both sides of the political spectrum
Colorado: Mountain biking in the 90s
Connecticut: Nothing
Delaware: Nothing
Florida: Hot, flat, touristy
Georgia: Some natural beauty in the northern parts, but I don't think about the rest of it much. Well...ever.
Hawaii: Beautiful but hot
Idaho: Natural beauty
Illinois: Desolate except Chicago
Indiana: Nothing
Iowa: Nothing
Kansas: Nothing
Kentucky: Nothing
Louisiana: Hot, New Orleans
Maine : Natural beauty, cool/cold, small fishing villages, L.L. Bean
Maryland: Nothing
Massachusetts: Well regarded universities, taxes, colonial era
Michigan: Natural beauty, sadly decaying cities
Minnesota: Cold, bike friendly in Minneapolis
Mississippi: Like Alabama, only more.
Missouri: Nothing
Montana: Wide open spaces, few people
Nebraska: Nothing
Nevada: Hot, sunny, and dry
New Hampshire: Beside Vermont?
New Jersey: Nothing
New Mexico : Hot, sunny, and dry
New York: Natural beauty, Ithaca (not sure why I always think of Ithaca, but I do)
North Carolina: Mountains
North Dakota: Nothing
Ohio: Nothing
Oklahoma: Nothing
Oregon: Natural beauty, bike friendly, like WA but a little sunnier
Pennsylvania: Philly, American history
Rhode Island: Dumb & Dumber (the movie)
South Carolina: Nothing
South Dakota: Nothing
Tennessee: My home state. I'll be nice and not say anything.
Texas : Hot, extreme state pride, questionable text books
Utah: Nothing
Vermont: Burlington! And cows.
Virginia: Navy ships
Washington: Natural beauty, cool, like Oregon but slightly cloudier
West Virginia: Natural beauty, coal mines
Wisconsin: I hate to say cheese, but that is indeed what comes to mind.
Wyoming: The movie "Shane"

Wow due to your multiple states with "nothing" beside them you should get out more.
 
Old 07-23-2011, 05:40 PM
 
Location: Arkansas
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Alabama -- rednecks, a few decades behind
Alaska -- Sarah Palin, isolation
Arizona -- desert, dry heat, racial tension
Arkansas -- hillbillies, also a few decades behind
California -- Hollywood, epitome of West Coast
Colorado -- mountains/skiing, Denver, South Park (lol)
Connecticut -- one big suburb, quasi-New England
Delaware -- boring, low taxes
Florida -- Disney World, Miami, retirees
Georgia -- Atlanta, rednecks, a lot of black people
Hawaii -- paradise, Japanese people
Idaho -- mountains, potatoes, isolation
Illinois -- Chicago
Indiana -- corn, Chicagoland, KKK
Iowa -- flat, plains
Kansas -- tornadoes, WBC, very conservative
Kentucky -- hills, hillbillies
Louisiana -- New Orleans, Madri Gras, Cajuns
Maine -- cold, lobsters, isolation
Maryland -- Baltimore, suburbs, black people
Massachusetts -- Boston, heart of New England
Michigan -- Detroit, auto industry, poor economy
Minnesota -- lakes, annoying accent, Minneapolis
Mississippi -- see Alabama
Missouri -- St. Louis and Kansas City
Montana -- see Idaho, but no potatoes
Nebraska -- see Kansas, but no WBC
Nevada -- desert, Las Vegas, prostitutes, gambling
New Hampshire -- rich white people, mountains
New Jersey -- suburbs, Atlantic City
New Mexico -- desert, Native Americans
New York -- NYC
North Carolina -- diverse geography, ahead of its Southern neighbors
North Dakota -- cold, plains, boring, isolated, Native Americans
Ohio -- generic America
Oklahoma -- like Nebraska, but with cowboys and Native Americans
Oregon -- rain, hipsters
Pennsylvania -- Philly, coal, Amish
Rhode Island -- rich white people, yachts, New England, accent
South Carolina -- palm trees, Confederacy, conservative
South Dakota -- like North Dakota but with Mount Rushmore
Tennessee -- country music/Nashville, Memphis, Elvis, rednecks
Texas -- rednecks, cowboys, Mexicans, oil, Dubya
Utah -- mountains and Mormons
Vermont -- mountains and hippies
Virginia -- Old South, I guess
Washington -- like Oregon but more important and with Starbucks
West Virginia -- hillbillies, coal
Wisconsin -- cows, cheese, annoying accent, and as of recently very partisan politics
Wyoming -- like Montana but with cowboys and Yellowstone National Park (yes, I know part of it is in Montana)

Hillbillies and a few decades behind for Arkansas???? Really. Way to stereotype!
 
Old 07-23-2011, 05:40 PM
 
Location: The City
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You know how the team ended up with that name, don't you? It was purchased from the New Orleans Jazz. Nobody could agree on a new name so they just left it as the Jazz.

I dont know the whole story but do know they were from NOLA
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