Worst state in the US

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i'd probably say Maine in a pinch if i had to name a "most innocuous US state."

i look at Miami as a sort of West Berlin, surrounded by the East Germany that is the rest of Florida. that's how i see Atlanta, too, come to think of it.

a big fat fucking fat guy in a barrel what could be better? (Eisbaer), Sunday, 29 April 2012 00:31 (five years ago) Permalink

Lol yeah i can see that. Tho I think you can miss out on some real treats with that attitude. Athens, Savannah, all the cool waterfalls and caves in the mountains of North GA. And Macon, which I've only been to once, but any town where you can see the Allman bros. graves in beautiful Rose Hill Cemetery, shop at the official Otis Redding store, and visit Indian Mounds is pretty damn cool.

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Sunday, 29 April 2012 00:50 (five years ago) Permalink

Carrollton's nice too.

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Sunday, 29 April 2012 00:51 (five years ago) Permalink

i'd probably say Maine in a pinch if i had to name a "most innocuous US state."

Maine's where that killer demon clown killed all those kids. Also where the four kids found that dead body in the woods.

"Fourvel - it's like Fievel, but one less." (R Baez), Sunday, 29 April 2012 00:53 (five years ago) Permalink

i personally look to the midwest for my innocuousness

lag∞n, Sunday, 29 April 2012 01:02 (five years ago) Permalink

i might've said a Midwest state as an example of innocuousness too ... until the denizens of several such states went & elected evil asshats like Scott Walker, Michelle Bachmann and Steve King.

a big fat fucking fat guy in a barrel what could be better? (Eisbaer), Sunday, 29 April 2012 02:19 (five years ago) Permalink

Probably Vermont, but I wanna say that Maryland is somewhere in the running.

Ha, yes, I'll consider this next time I'm hanging out in Fredneck.

pplains, Sunday, 29 April 2012 03:03 (five years ago) Permalink

Hawaii seems pretty innocuous

Kiarostami bag (milo z), Sunday, 29 April 2012 03:08 (five years ago) Permalink

Queen Liliʻuokalani would like to have a word with you.

pplains, Sunday, 29 April 2012 03:14 (five years ago) Permalink

Idaho has three essential things, at least:
- The caldera entrance to Twin Falls
- SR 95 from Boise to Coeur D'Alene. It takes forever and it's so pretty.
- Priest Lake

On a cultural level, eh. Built To Spill play Seattle more often than most Seattle bands. And Boise is a loooong drive, if that gives perspective.
That KKK sheriff candidate is probably running in the same county as Priest Lake, to be fair.

ma ck ro ma ck ro (mackro mackro), Sunday, 29 April 2012 04:14 (five years ago) Permalink

I crossed SR 95 a couple of times today actually as I do most weekends. And as for your guess regarding the KKK sheriff candidate you would be absolutely correct.

I've lived here for almost six years now and I've been to Seattle and Portland dozens of times but have yet to go to Boise.

being from Idaho didn't mean I was going to be a violent racist

I love talking to people in my hometown, in rural-ass upper michigan, about Idaho and having them all freak out about how crazy and backwoods and racist it obviously must be while not realizing that they live in a far more crazy and occasionally racist backwoods place.

joygoat, Sunday, 29 April 2012 06:56 (five years ago) Permalink

Ha, yes, I'll consider this next time I'm hanging out in Fredneck.

― pplains, Saturday, April 28, 2012 11:03 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Have you seriously had to hang out in Frederick for some reason?

frogsclovetofu (beachville), Sunday, 29 April 2012 09:51 (five years ago) Permalink

the caldera entrance to twin falls is something to behold, it's true

twin falls, in general, is a very, deeply, strange place

catbus otm (gbx), Sunday, 29 April 2012 18:16 (five years ago) Permalink

Never hung out in Frederick though I have hung out a little in the panhandle and "innocuous" wouldn't be the word I'd use to describe it.

(but isn't all of Maryland a panhandle, ami rite.)

pplains, Sunday, 29 April 2012 18:40 (five years ago) Permalink

there is a lot of panhandling going on, yes

kneel aurmstrong (harbl), Sunday, 29 April 2012 18:57 (five years ago) Permalink

Maryland really got screwed when they were handing out boundaries.

pplains, Sunday, 29 April 2012 19:04 (five years ago) Permalink

If this poll was strictly about boundaries, it'd get my vote.

pplains, Sunday, 29 April 2012 19:04 (five years ago) Permalink

five years pass...


los blue jeans, Tuesday, 26 September 2017 03:32 (one month ago) Permalink

truth is there are about 20 states that all fucking terrible

Karl Malone, Tuesday, 26 September 2017 03:33 (one month ago) Permalink

yeah but the answer is Alabama

El Tomboto, Tuesday, 26 September 2017 03:35 (one month ago) Permalink

i can't say i'm an AL expert but i'll cop to never finding much redeemable there in the way i could w/ GA, LA, TN and even godforsaken MS.

constitutional crises they fly at u face (will), Tuesday, 26 September 2017 03:40 (one month ago) Permalink

every state that isn't obscenely wealthy is str8 trash

sleepingbag, Tuesday, 26 September 2017 03:42 (one month ago) Permalink

TN should just annex the north part that has muscle shoals and huntsville in it, which would basically resolve the question completely

El Tomboto, Tuesday, 26 September 2017 03:43 (one month ago) Permalink

well that's true everywhere, but at least as far as presidential elections go, which is usually what 'go blue' refers to, texas is def a swing state by 2020

― iatee, Friday, April 27, 2012 9:31 PM Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Only way this happens, btw, is if Hillary runs as a Republican next time.

pplains, Tuesday, 26 September 2017 03:44 (one month ago) Permalink

Alabama has some amazing thrift stores and Hank William's gravesite is a must see. from my experience Birmingham is a cool city. everywhere else is college football land).

imo it's not as picturesque as the surrounding states that get more into the lower Appalachians, just kind of flat country dotted with Flying Js and the fireworks superstores with the tall facades.

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Wednesday, 27 September 2017 13:47 (one month ago) Permalink

Florida as a collective whole is crap (though I will admit I've only lived in a very small radius of it) but there are really dope areas of FL.

so a belated "eff these poll options".

Neanderthal, Wednesday, 27 September 2017 13:51 (one month ago) Permalink

• Alabama has more freshwater biodiversity than any other state.

• Bear Bryant was born in Arkansas.

About as good as I'm going to get this morning complementing Alabama.

pplains, Wednesday, 27 September 2017 14:19 (one month ago) Permalink

I have a shitload of nice stuff to say about very specific aspects of small parts of Alabama - I was born and raised there, duh - but I mean, no, Alabama is bad. It's the worst. It's a tight race with Mississippi sometimes but really, Alabama.

El Tomboto, Wednesday, 27 September 2017 14:45 (one month ago) Permalink

I wouldn't call it the worst state. It definitely has fewer cowbells than Mississippi, for example.

Pointing out that Tennessee should annex North Alabama made me think of this turn-of-the-century arena football team, based in Huntsville.


pplains, Wednesday, 27 September 2017 16:16 (one month ago) Permalink

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