What makes your state great?

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  1. Mem

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    New Jersey is the home of:

    First College Football Game
    First organized baseball game
    First pro basketball game

    First bulb,
    phonograph,
    and movie

    First town to be lighted in the world (Roselle NJ) ,the town next to where I live.

    First "condensed" soup

    First cranberry sauce

    First boardwalk
    and saltwater taffy

    First electric guitar

    First national historic park

    First submarine

    First copper mine

    First ferry

    First brewery in America


    First flag
    History students know that Betsy Ross sewed the first American flag, but did you know it was designed by a New Jerseyan? Francis Hopkinson, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, designed the first American flag in 1777.



    I think we have more famous people from here than from California...at least better ones.

    The best actor alive : Jack Nicholson
    the best actress alive: Meryl Streep
    the top box office draw: Tom Cruise live here quite a while and graduated from Glen Ridge H.S.

    Abbott & Costello
    Jason Alexander
    John Amos
    Robert Blake
    Zach Braff
    David Copperfield
    Sanda Dee
    Brian Depalma
    Danny Devito
    Michael Douglas
    Kristin Dunst
    JOhn Forsythe
    James Gandolfini
    Jerry Lewis
    Artie Lange
    Ray Liotta
    Ozzie Nelson
    Bebe Neuwirth
    JOe Pesci
    Tara Reid
    Roy Scheider
    Mira Sorvino
    Kevin Spacey
    Loretta Swit
    John Travolta
    Jack Warden
    Flip Wilson

    Count bAsie
    Clint Black
    Donald Fagan
    John bonjovi
    Connie Francis
    Debbie Harry
    lauren hill
    whitney Houston
    Ice-T
    Queen Latifa
    Eddie Rabbit
    Paul Simon
    Frank Sinatra
    Patti Smith
    the Smithereens
    Bruce Springsteen
    Fankie Valli
    Dionne Warwick

    Allen Ginsberg
    Norman Mailer

    Derek Jeter
    Shaquil O'neal
    JOe Theisman

    Buzz Aldrin
    Samuel Alito jr
    William Brennan
    AAron Burr
    Grover Cleavland
    Antonin Scalia
    Norman Schwarzkopf

    Felix the Cat
    Alfred Kinsey
    Martha Stewart
    Dave Thomas- Wendys

    MOved Here:

    Thomass Edison
    Albert Eistein
    &
    Marconi
    Woodrow Wilson
    Bruce willis
    Susan Sarandon
    Les Paul
    Annie Oakley
    Bill Maher
    Charles Lindbergh
    CArl Lewis
    Calista Flockhart
    Yogi Berra
     
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    Everything's bigger in Texas.

    Everything.
     
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    We gave you 4 more years of Dick and Bush
     
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    Oh, yeah, you're right. I forgot about that.

    Fuck you. Seriously. Fuck you.

    *hits*
     
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    just look at the shape of florida
     
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    *ow*

    Don't worry, we seen the error of our ways after we lost our jobs.
     
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    Hindsight's 20/20. Seeing the error of your ways does nothing to change the fact that millions of people are suffering needlessly.

    *kicks Ohio*
     
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    Billions possibly.

    Bet hey, I didn't vote for 'im. I didn't vote for anybody. :tongue:
     
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    Smokin' Hot Farmboys!
     
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    If I can answer the thread title seriously I'll laud the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for its singularity of individual thought in early events like the The Boston Tea Party, the resisitance to the Stamp Act in the form of the slogan "No More Taxation Without Representation", and the very fact that we alone (at least so far) have stood alone for human rights by the Massachusetts Supreme Court ruling that not allowing gay people to marry is unconstitutional.

    Beyond that .............. it's beautiful beyond belief here.
     
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    Oregon: home of the U.S.'s first "bottle bill" legislation for recycling and container deposits.

    Before the bottle bill the highways were littered with discarded cans and bottles. Filthy, shameful, disgraceful...in Oregon and elsewhere. Afterwards, discarded cans or bottles are not easy to find here. The roadsides are much cleaner because few people throw away cans anymore.

    Sorry stronzo, its more beautiful here. :D
     
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    What's special about Michigan:

    We've got 2 seasons - Winter and Road Constructioin
    We have More Orange Barrels than trees
    Our Snow plow drivers got their CDL from a cracker jack box.
    Madonna was born here but she claims Bay City was "Smelly"
    Our state depends heavily on the auto industry, so were really screwed right now.
    We have access to see many of the cars of the future toodling on the highway coming out of detroit.
    Our Fall Colors are outstanding, especially up north.
    The Upper penninsula is God's country, truely. Mostly 2 trac, and ATV access only.
    We come from Da U.P. EH!
    And it's where I live.... so you know it's special.
     

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    We're fucking Texas. I can't go into why we're the best state. *hairflip* It should just be common sense.

    I can go into why Austin's the best place to live in Texas though.And last but not least....
    • The fucking University of Texas Longhorns. Rosebowl, baby. Rosebowl.
    :biggrin1::biggrin1:
     
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    Hmm...let's see. California is the only state I can think of that you can go from the beach to the mountains to the desert, to the valley, to the palins in less than two hours of driving. We have some of the best of clubs, where lots of celebs frequent (sorry New York and Florida we got you beat here). More celebrity sightings (I was stuck in trafic over the last five years with Lindsey Lohan, Bruce Willis, and i think Julia Roberts). We also have great stores and exclusive resteraunts (ever had a "double bouble" from In and out?). Plus our minimum wage is $6.75. Top that.:cool:
     
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    Well, Canada sure isn't a state, but it should be mentioned.

    We invented Hockey, and basketball.

    Celebs like Pam Anderson, Jim Carrey, and Mike Myers were all born here.

    We have hot summers and cold winters.

    BEAUTIFUL landscapes, with more natural resources than All of the USA combined.

    I was born, and still live here.:tongue:
     
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    Hah, we have half of that stuff, plus I was born here so...:tongue:
     
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    Lol, you don't have hockey or basketball invention. Or those celebs, Or winter:rolleyes:

    btw, our minimum wage is 8something. (I know it is in canadian $$)
     
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    We get winter. I live in a desert and it snows here. Plus we get an awesome spring and a real fall or autumn if you wish. (it's breathtaking in the fall). Plus even though we didn't invent basket ball or hockey we have teams here probably the most basketball teams in one state. As for those celebs they may not be born here but they usually work and hang out here.:tongue:
     
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    The state of Baden-W&#252;rttemberg:
    • has a black and yellow flag. Yay! :rolleyes:
    • has more medieval and baroque castles than you can shake a stick at. *shakes stick demonstratively* :cool:
    • was the birthplace of director Roland Emmerich, who has brought the world such cinematic atrocities as Independence Day and the remake of Godzilla. Oops. :eek:
    • has such a thick regional accent that an official state promotional campaign uses the tag-line, "We can do everything. Except speak proper German" ("Wir k&#246;nnen alles. Au&#223;er Hochdeutsch"). :biggrin1:
    • contains an Umlaut ("&#252;"), so that I'm continually receiving mail from the States with "%20" appearing in the middle of my address, since people have attempted to print it out on their (insufficiently configured) home computers. The irony is... that you don't even need to include the name of the state in addresses here... just the city and zip-code would suffice. :tongue:
    Tsk, that's more than enough already. :cool3:
     
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    Then would you say it's your state's sense of subtlety?:rolleyes: :tongue:
     
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