Thursday, April 21, 2005

Putting the "lust" in "wanderlust"



This map shows, in red, the states I've visited. Oklahoma was a technicality, in that we drove up to the border and took our picture on the "Welcome to Oklahoma" sign. Sad.

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11 comments:

The Manning Report said...

didnt you go on the UL visit to DC?

Flamingo Jones said...

I wish they'd make those maps in something other than red. Green or purple or something. Freaks me out to see California all red like that.

Ian McGibboney said...

Manning: No, I've never been to DC. Not yet, anyway.

Flamingo: I know what you mean! It's as if you leave a bloodbath wherever you go. Was this designed by a postal worker? Perhaps George Carlin?

Michael said...

Damn, boy, you need to get out more. We don't bite, north of the Mason-Dixon line.

Michael said...

Or at least we don't bite unless asked to.

Nick said...

Yeah Mike, but we got better food. And I'd be willing to bet half my bank that I can cook better than 95% of northerners. No offense though, we're just good w/ our food....and guns.

Ian McGibboney said...

The management of Not Right About Anything would like to remind its readers that the blanket definition of "southerner" espoused by Mr. Nick Bouterie are in no way representative of all southerners. Some southerners, in fact, are not smug about their southern origins.

Michael said...

Maybe so, Nick. But I'm in that other 5%. And there are a few things that we do right up here, too. Chicago-style pizza. Philly cheese steak sandwiches. New York deli bagels. Fresh corn on the cob. (I've had Southern-grown corn. I was not favorably impressed.)

Flamingo Jones said...

I second Michael's opinion. Corn on the cob up here is heavenly. When I ate some in the south, I came to the conclusion that it really should not be allowed to be called "corn on the cob" because it in no way is the same food.

Nick said...

Good luck getting boiled crawfish up there, though. Also, if your corn on the cobb wasn't boiled w/ crab boil and in the same pot as crawfish, shrimp, or crabs, then yeah, I'm sure it wasn't that impressive.

I guess I should have made a distinction in the food. I meant food from south Louisiana, b/c yeah, I've eaten cooking from TN, NC, SC, and such, and it pretty much bites. Of course, I don't like anything bland. I put red pepper and garlic powder on my eggs.

Flamingo Jones said...

Nick, rest assured, the corn I had WAS boiled in crab boil. I bit into it expecting normal corn on the cob, and was greeted with...well...lets just say that for a brief moment I really wished I was dead.

I think you have to reconcile yourself to the fact that northerners and southerners have different tastebuds that have very different ideas of what kind of food can reasonably be called "Good."