Thursday, December 27, 2012

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Stereotype Map

How about an adorable little map lampooning various stereotypes of the states or regions?  Enjoy!

Saturday, December 15, 2012

More on Cal's Logo

Apparently there was such a level of protest regarding the University of California's logo that they dropped the idea entirely.

Sometimes originality is not a good thing.


I want to go back home.  I'm tired of work; I'm tired of school.  I want to have some Tennessee under my shoes.  I want back in Franklin, or Knoxville, even.


Maybe I need to get laid.....

Maybe I need to regroup and think of things.

Anyway, sorry for my being a pill with the blog lately.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Cal's Logo Change

For some reason, maybe because the State of California is rolling in dough and needs to spend it on trivial things, the University of California recently changed its logo.

You can go to this link and form your own opinion by comparing it to the original one.

Personally, I think it could just as easily serve as a logo for a brand of suppositories.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

The Worst States; the Most Annoying States

I suppose it's an easy way to fill up some space by magazines or internet sites: to compose a list of the worst states or the most annoying states.

The authors, and people they consulted found New York and Massachuetts to be the least worst states.  Did their being based in New York have anything to do with it?

According to Gawker, the worst states were Arizona, Alabama, New Jersey, Utah, and Mississippi.

As for the most annoying state, Spy Magazine several years ago reported that Texas was the most annoying state.  Florida came in second, New York tenth, and New Jersey was slighted by being named the least annoying of all states.  Sorry, I can't give you any rankings of the other 46 -- you'll have to find an old Spy magazine, a tall order in most places, in my opinion.  Maybe that information, if known, would have weighed against a state's ranking in the Spy article.

Does this have anything to do with the recent rash of secessions?  It might.  There probably is widespread sentiment that the Union is pretty okay; but many people would not mind voting a few states out of it, fobbing one or two off on unsuspecting other countries, or hoping for the earthquake to top all others.  This feeling probably played a part in at least some of the petitions.  For example, it's hard to understand why New Jersey would want to secede; but a number might be tempted by watching Jersey Shore to vote to have New Jersey secede!  And take Donald Trump with it!