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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:

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

 
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
California-Governator
Colorado-Scenery
Florida-Beaches
Georgia-Gucci Mane
Hawaii-Secludedness
Idaho-Potatoes
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
Nevada-Vegas
New Hampshire-Draw blanks
New Jersey-The Situation and Snooki
North Carolina-Appalachia
Ohio-Snow
Oklahoma-Kevin Durant!
Oregon-Go Ducks!
Pennsylvania-Amish
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
Wisconsin-Cheese
Wyoming-Blank...
 
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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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
Arkansas-ozarky
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
Hawaii-tropical
Idaho- 'taters
Illinois-Chicago....that's all.
Indiana-Hoosiers
Iowa-Corn
Kansas-flat, tornado terrain
Kentucky-bluegrass
Louisiana-spicy
Maine -cold
Maryland-DMV
Massachusetts-Boston
Michigan-Detroit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Minnesota- The Twins (heey Joe Mauer!)
Mississippi- the south!
Missouri-bland..hated it....
Montana-west
Nebraska-Omaha...lol
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
Ohio-nothing...
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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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

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Foley

Quote:
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.

Quote:
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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