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Old 07-22-2011, 12:54 PM
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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:

New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
West Virginia

Old 07-22-2011, 02:04 PM
Location: Denver
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Alabama-"Momma said life is like a box o' chocolates.."
Alaska-Ice Road Trucker or Palin
Arkansas-Little Rock
Georgia-Gucci Mane
Iowa-A girl I know in Cedar Rapids
Kansas- What?
Kentucky-Kentucky Horse Derby
Louisiana-Best country in the world, yes I said country
Maine-Lobster and lighthouses
Michigan-The fact that it is completely split, Mackinaw Island
Mississippi-A quick drive in the DeLorean
Montana-Scenic views
New Hampshire-Draw blanks
New Jersey-The Situation and Snooki
North Carolina-Appalachia
Oklahoma-Kevin Durant!
Oregon-Go Ducks!
Rhode Island-the fact that it is so small
South Carolina-Charelston
Texas-George dubya Bush
Utah-The stole our New Orleans Jazz
Vermont-Want to visit, for sake of being so different than where I've been
West Virginia-Only state that almost has as many last place trophies as mine
Old 07-22-2011, 02:19 PM
Location: London, England
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Nebraska - Corn
Texas - Death
Old 07-22-2011, 02:20 PM
Location: The City
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Originally Posted by annie_himself View Post
Utah-The stole our New Orleans Jazz

I always found the Utah Jazz team name kind of ironic. I think NOLA should get a NBA team called the LDS
Old 07-22-2011, 02:26 PM
Location: Denver
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Originally Posted by kidphilly View Post
I always found the Utah Jazz team name kind of ironic. I think NOLA should get a NBA team called the LDS
Haha, most people would mistake it for LSD.
Old 07-22-2011, 02:27 PM
Location: Bellingham, WA
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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"
Old 07-22-2011, 02:49 PM
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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, *******s, 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]
Old 07-22-2011, 02:58 PM
Location: Boston
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Alabama- illiteracy
Alaska- bears
Arizona- desert
Arkansas- Bill Clinton
California- Hollywood
Colorado- mountains
Connecticut- wasps
Delaware- literally nothing comes to mind
Florida- Disney
Georgia- peaches
Hawaii- hula dancers
Idaho- potatoes
Illinois- Chicago
Indiana- nascar
Iowa- corn
Kansas- evangelical bible-thumping bigots
Kentucky- horses
Louisiana- cajun food
Maine- moose
Maryland- crabs
Massachusetts- Pilgrims
Michigan- Ford
Minnesota- lakes
Mississippi- obesity
Missouri- arch
Montana- cowboys
Nebraska- corn
Nevada- Vegas
New Hampshire- beautiful scenery
New Jersey- jersey shore
New Mexico- desert
New York - Statue of Liberty
North Carolina- barbecue
North Dakota- plains
Ohio- swing state
Oklahoma- OKC bombing
Oregon- hippies
Pennsylvania- colonial history
Rhode Island- rocky beaches
South Carolina- confederates
South Dakota- Mt. Rushmore
Tennessee- country music
Texas- cowboys
Utah- mormons
Vermont- environmentalists
Virginia- pocahontas
Washington- grunge
West Virginia- hillbillies
Wisconsin- cheese
Wyoming- Yellowstone
Old 07-22-2011, 03:07 PM
Location: Where Else...?
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Alabama- some of the sweetest people around
Alaska-cold, bears, but beautiful...crazy Sarah Palin
Arizona- Grand Canyon, warm, beautiful scenery
California- warm,beauty, Hollywood, Mountains, Sequoias, Ocean, beach, fun, sunny
Colorado-cold, purple mountains majesty
Connecticut-Cape Cod
Delaware-small, but sweet
Florida-myriad of beaches, warm, amusement parks, palms galore, swamps
Georgia-Hot, Southern, beauty
Idaho- 'taters
Illinois-Chicago....that's all.
Kansas-flat, tornado terrain
Maine -cold
Minnesota- The Twins (heey Joe Mauer!)
Mississippi- the south!
Missouri-bland..hated it....
Nevada-Vegas, HOT, expensive
New Hampshire- Primaries
New Jersey- bad gets a bad rap
New Mexico - the Southwest, Aztec..Alberquerque, Balloon Race....
New York- Empire State of Mind
North Carolina-Raleigh-Durham
North Dakota- north
Oklahoma- not here or there....
Oregon- next to California, Portland
Pennsylvania- Philly..beautiful mountains...hated driving thru them...
Rhode Island-tiny
South Carolina- Myrtle Beach
South Dakota- south of North Dakota....
Tennessee- Memphis!!!!!!!!!!!
Texas- my home! I love it!
Utah- Salt Lake
Vermont-maple syrup
Virginia-Newport News
Washington- Seattle...coffee, Mariners, cool, rainy, Space Needle, Pine trees
West Virginia- not sure...
Wisconsin- cheese... Milwaukee...blah
Wyoming-home on the range.... i dunno
Old 07-22-2011, 03:45 PM
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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Originally Posted by Stars&StripesForever View Post
Massachusetts [filled with left wing nuts who'd put a homosexual in office who has sex with his pages]
The irony is there are self hating right wing nut jobs getting caught doing just that in other states. What an idiotic claim


Originally Posted by Stars&StripesForever View Post
Georgia [forests, good, wholesome people, conservatism]
Indeed there are many good people in Georgia, sans a few judgemental ones here on C-D that make ignorant statements about places they no little to nothing about. There is nothing wholesome about biggotry. It's a good thing I know better not to give Georgians (good people mostly, like most Americans) a bad name when I read vile statements like yours.

Originally Posted by Stars&StripesForever View Post
California[non-whites, illegals, freaks, degeneracy, cultural marxism, decay]
Your hateful worldview and biggotry denotes what true degeneracy is. How sad. I feel sorry for you.

Last edited by Desert_SW_77; 07-22-2011 at 04:16 PM..
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