Tuesday, April 17, 2012

April 17th-Brought To You By the Letter 'O'


Ohio


Notice it doesn't even mention the turnpike
Hey, don't blame me.  I don't necessarily agree with this (apparently, these folks have never been to New Jersey).   But, if it's on a tee shirt, it must be true.


DISCLAIMER:  My contact with the great state of Ohio is very limited.  I've been to Cleveland (despite its reputation, it's a lovely city) and I've driven the extreme snore-fest which is the Ohio Turnpike.  
  I saw this tee shirt only days after I returned from my trip to Chicago (a lovely city in its own right).  Still, it may not be exactly accurate.  But, all I know is that LeBron James couldn't wait to get out of there.
  As well as the Browns, who became the...Ravens...?  After the Colts left Baltimore for Indianapolis.  Trust me, I've been to Baltimore so I'll give the Colts a pass on that one (hey, Baltimoreans?  I'm talking smack to Ohioans-a whole state!  Take a number...).  But, then Cleveland got another team called the...Browns.
  It's all so confusing.
  Just stay off that turnpike, though.
  Hate mail may be sent to alpenwasser@hotmail.com

24 comments:

  1. I've never been to Ohio, but the lovely t-shirt displayed gives me the incentive to add this state (the round on the ends and high in the middle state)to my "Must See" list. Thank you for bringing this state to my attention.
    http://gail-baugniet.blogspot.com Theme: A World of Crime

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  2. I've never been to Ohio but I think I would like to visit at least Cleveland one day.

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  3. hahaha never been there, try anything canadian though and you'll be bored to death.

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  4. What about Nebraska? I've been to both Ohio and Nebraska, and I say Ohio is slightly better. But maybe I didn't see the highpoints of Nebraska on my *yawn* visit to it.

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  5. I've been to Ohio extensively when my family allowed me to go to the States with them all the time and while it didn't compare to some others it really wasn't the most boring place although that Turnpike was hell if I remember correctly.

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  6. My retort to your Ohio observations will come sepcor. Safe to say, them's fighting words. What does a Michigan student usually get on their SAT? Drool. Anyway, for 6th degree purposes try the following: Any Olsen twin to Kevin Bacon (those girls creep the bejesus out of me--I think they really are vampires. The twilight movies are a thinly disguised documentary of their lifestyle). If you succeed, an AREC gets promoted to SWC.

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    1. What's the closing lines of an Ohio State graduate's valedictory address? "And, in closing, I must say, 'Do you want fries with that?'"
      Jeez, I'm just kidding! What do I know from higher learning? I went to Klown Kollege and the Connecticut School of Broadcasting (in Pennsylvania).
      Be back after a little research.....

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    2. Yeah, they wicked skeeve me out, too. Anyway...
      Olsen Twins-Frankie Avalon-Ron Howard-Kevin Bacon
      The Olsen Twins starred in 'Full House' (yep, just threw up in my mouth there) guest starring Frankie Avalon who also guest-starred on 'Happy Days' with Ron Howard who directed 'Apollo 13' which starred Kevin Bacon.
      This AREC was promoted to SWC (thank God) and, for my troubles, to TAO.

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  7. I think you'd get more hate mail if you were to say the same about Oklahoma. They're very proud of their state. Great choice of 'O' topic!

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  8. When ever I think of Ohio I think of the TV show the Drew Carey Show and its theme song: Cleveland Rocks. But who am I to argue this that which we call T-Shirt?

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  9. @Matthew: Yeah, I really think my opinion of Ohio was skewed by that frikkin' turnpike.
    @Shockgrubz: All I know of Oklahoma! is that it was a Rodgers and Hammerstein movie. I think. I don't think they were able to get the rights to New Jersey-the Landfill!
    @Bersercules: Me, too. I was surprised at how nice Cleveland was when I visited there to watch the Indians lose to another sucky baseball team (which explains the easy availability of cheap seats).
    @Susan: Funny you should mention Nebraska. My nephew is a Marine and he's driven cross-country a number of times. He did mention that the only thing worse than Nebraska is the Ohio Turnpike. But, I've never been to Nebraska. They grow corn there, don't they?
    @Pat: I've been to Canada a few times (Quebec, Montreal, and Toronto-a hat trick!! Just knew I'd slip in a hockey reference, didn't you?). And I must say that, despite the French accents and the propensity to end sentences with "eh," I really liked the place.
    @Mark: You really should. I liked Cleveland. The football/baseball stadiums, the R&R Hall of Fame, and even the center city are nice. Plus, they have a Hard Rock Cafe there.
    @Gail: Give it a whirl. Just stay off that turnpike. Unless you like sleep.

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  10. I've been to the Cleveland airport, does that count as a visit?
    If the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame actually meant something I might say I'd like to go to that fine state. But, it doesn't so...
    LeBron talks out his a** is what he does.

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  11. Ohio has some pretty good amusement parks, but after the day is done the kids usually say "Yeah, let's go home."

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  12. @Ruth: I've been to the Minneapolis Airport. I say that I've been to Minnesota. In answer to your question...yes. The HOF was pretty cool. Yes, LeBron certainly does.
    @Contrary Guy: Too bad home is in Illinois. What's that big amusement park in Ohio? Cedar Point? Or something such like that?

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  13. you're rocking some new followers these days, al! getting all popular and stuff. it's because you loudly proclaim your disdain of so many different places and people & apparently the public likes it! though perhaps not those from ohio.

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  14. We went to W. Virginia years ago and I don't know why I was tempted to go to Ohio. We didn't go though :/ Guess Im glad now!!! lol

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  15. How can anyone take offense when you insult them in such a pleasing way? :)
    Rhia from Five Minute Piece for Inspriation (about #776 on the A to Z list).

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  16. I've lived all over the country, including Cincinnati. All my best childhood memories are from when I lived there. It was the perfect place to be a kid. I left when I was 11, I think, so I don't know what's it like now. I am excited about going to my first writer's conference in Cleveland, although that's more about hanging with my writer friends. So I'll hold off on hating Ohio. My good grind Carrie lives there. It can't be all bad.

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    1. Grind??? That soubds a bit obscene!! It should be friend.

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    2. F*#$!! Serves me right for typing this crap on my phone!

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  17. "Why oh why Ohio...?" I just want to know in all of these challenges has Ron Howard been the last degree to Kevin Bacon?! Is KB really Andy and Helen Krump's "love child?" Julie

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  18. Who the hell needs Ohio. We should give it to Germany. Just ship it over there.

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  19. @Sherilin: Im starting to feel some guilt about Ohio. Maybe I should write a post extolling the Buckeye State's virtues? I could. But, what would be the fun in that? Nahhhh!!!!
    @Monkey Butt: I went through West Virginia while taking my son to/from Virginia Tech. I really didn't spend much time there. Oh, I peed at a Dairy Queen. Does that count? Probably not. Anyway, it looked nice while going 70 mph.
    @Rhia: It's all done with love. And a computer keyboard. And a map.
    @Nancy: You KNEW I was going to jump all over that grind comment, huh? Good catch. It happens to me all the time. Especially when I'm trying to put down some good sext.
    @Julie: Ron Howard and Happy Days are good avenues down which to proceed. To make it more challenging, I really should eliminate Ron. But, I don't have a whole lotta research time. Maybe if I'm challenged next month, I could include maybe...oh...say...Carrot Top.
    @Nellie: But, then there'd be a big sucking hole in the middle of the country. And we already HAVE Detroit.

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  20. Hey, I'm from New Jersey!! You're from New Jersey! I can think of worse states than Ohio and New Jersey! How about Connecticut? Delaware? Maryland? Indiana? Why does everyone pick on New Jersey?

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