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docmagik
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Okay, first go here and check out a couple of states that suit your fancy.

Then check out this.

I don't know what's funnier--that nobody cared before or that people are caring so much now.

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Tara
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I ate the Texas egg...
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Wow. That's . . . silly on multiple levels.
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The Rabbit
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I guess I don't find this to be particularly silly. If I were Wyoming and found that rather than contacting the state of Wyoming to find an artist, they had selected an administrative person's child to do the Wyoming egg, I'd be insulted too.
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Altáriël of Dorthonion
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That is freakin' hilarious.

Heck, any of us could've decorated that egg better than that. Poor Wyoming.

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I can't stop looking and smiling at that egg [Smile]
I'm not entirely sure that IS a bad move, certainly if I didn't know it was a mix-up I'd think that Wyoming had an incredible sense of humour ...

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quote:
Originally posted by Altáriël of Dorthonion:
Heck, any of us could've decorated that egg better than that.

Not me...
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[Cry]

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quote:
Originally posted by Mucus:
I can't stop looking and smiling at that egg [Smile]
I'm not entirely sure that IS a bad move, certainly if I didn't know it was a mix-up I'd think that Wyoming had an incredible sense of humour ...

Yeah. If I were the governor of Wyoming, I'd like to think I would've just cracked (har har) a joke about the state's tiny population, and then moved on with my life.
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]Yeah. If I were the governor of Wyoming, I'd like to think I would've just cracked (har har) a joke about the state's tiny population, and then moved on with my life.

I suppose you've never lived in a small population Western State where people are sensitive about the repeated slights they get from more populous regions of the country.
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I have to say, I like Wyoming's better than Iowa's. And Maryland's. And Rhode Island's.

Not that those aren't nice eggs-- just that they don't do anything for me, while Wyoming's is, at least, amusing.

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quote:
Originally posted by ketchupqueen:
I have to say, I like Wyoming's better than Iowa's. And Maryland's. And Rhode Island's.

Not that those aren't nice eggs-- just that they don't do anything for me, while Wyoming's is, at least, amusing.

I actually have to say, Wyoming's is one of my favorites.
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quote:
Originally posted by The Rabbit:
quote:
Originally posted by Tarrsk:
]Yeah. If I were the governor of Wyoming, I'd like to think I would've just cracked (har har) a joke about the state's tiny population, and then moved on with my life.

I suppose you've never lived in a small population Western State where people are sensitive about the repeated slights they get from more populous regions of the country.
I suppose I haven't. I have, however, lived in a large West coast state that is routinely ridiculed for its pot-smoking hippies, hedonistic Hollywood liberals, and Governator- and managed to do so without ever getting offended by those jokes. If California's egg had been painted with a crude marijuana leaf or Terminator logo by some joker from Nevada, I would've found it hilarious, especially if it actually managed to get posted on the White House website.
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Everybody in California hates everybody else in California.

When people crack on my home state of NC, my only response is "well, we're not as bad as SC!"

Oh well. Maybe the rest of NC will stop embarrassing me one day.

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Oh Yeah.
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quote:
Originally posted by steven:
Everybody in California hates everybody else in California.

Nah. We like San Diego just fine. It's Los Angeles that everybody hates. [Big Grin]
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Altáriël of Dorthonion
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quote:
Originally posted by Tarrsk:
quote:
Originally posted by steven:
Everybody in California hates everybody else in California.

Nah. We like San Diego just fine. It's Los Angeles that everybody hates. [Big Grin]
You better. [Wink]
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Altáriël of Dorthonion
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I think Connecticut tried too hard...and Delaware's seems a little tacky, same as Idaho. Washington D.C.'s though, takes the cake in lack of creativity.


My favorites so far include Nevada, Arizona, California, Indiana, Kansas, Rhode Island (just loose the feathers), West Virginia (because that's just plain funny), and of course Wyoming.

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My favorites so far are

Vermont, Ohio, Virginia, Montana, Utah and Kentucky,

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Go CA! #1! WOOHOO!
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quote:
Originally posted by Tarrsk:
quote:
Originally posted by steven:
Everybody in California hates everybody else in California.

Nah. We like San Diego just fine. It's Los Angeles that everybody hates. [Big Grin]
Speak for yourself. I'd never live anyplace but L.A. (except maybe S.F.)
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Poor Wyoming.
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That is horrible. How did it even get into there? I am serious when I say if that happened in my state I would seek a class action suite of some kind, any kind - maybe slander? At any rate, I wouldn't care if it was tossed out, as long as I had on record the suite was filed in protest. Then, I would, if time permits, petition the U.S. Government to allow it to be replaced.

That is sick, and I feel for Wyoming.

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Wyoming...

Who cares?

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whaaaaaat? i think wyoming's is awesome.
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quote:
Heck, any of us could've decorated that egg better than that. Poor Wyoming.
Part of me thinks it's a fair representation of Wyoming. [Taunt]
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Wyoming's lucky we still let them have 2 senators.

You hear that Wyoming? One more stunt like this and you're on representatives only until you've though about what you've done!

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Personally I think all the eggs should be submitted by students 6th grade or younger. An awful lot of them are really overblown.

I find NY's egg embarrassing.

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*nod* NY's was crappy.
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Louisiana's creeps me out. I think that's supposed to be Emeril, but it still creeps me out.
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I know I'm biased, but I think Hawaii's egg is really sweet.
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It's not like the population of Alaska is that high either, and their egg is the best of the lot. Texas' and Illinois' are also really well done. I think it's really too bad that Wyoming didn't really pick an artist to do a Wyoming egg, and as a result their egg is so crappy.
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quote:
Personally I think all the eggs should be submitted by students 6th grade or younger. An awful lot of them are really overblown
That would be awesome
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Perhaps next year, instead of decorating eggs, they can try something a little more challenging. Like decorating bacon.
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Everybody look at Colorado's. It's beautiful.
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That's just funny. Oklahoma's is ok (get it, ok). Not very exciting, but then again, neither is the state.
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*looks at Tennessee's*
[ROFL]

NC's is both ugly and un-creative. The artist needs to be expelled from the state. "Hey, I've got an idea, how about the state flag..in BEADS!!!"

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He's a rhinestone bun-ny...
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"West Virginia (because that's just plain funny)"

and apropos

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Really, they just need to ban rhinestones/beads.
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If they are going to do it at all, then they need to contact all of the states' offices. It is horrible to be so disrespectful.
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It could be worse. Hawaii's is a travesty trying to pass itself off as art.
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What!? You didn't like the brown children!?

My opinion of you has fallen, sir.

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Mississippi.. Ouch.
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I feel bad for TN. I live there.

I don't like Elvis. I mean we have such a great history- the formation of the KKK. Andrew Jackson's removal of the Indians, Johnson was the first president to be impeached.... I mean come on- there's so much great stuff of there.

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The more I look at these eggs, I wish they would have picked a better photographer, maybe one who has heard of depth of field. Or maybe multiple viewing angles.

This is a once-a-year, nationwide event, and they can't even take a picture that will let you appreciate the egg.

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Am I the only one hearing John Linnel's state songs in my head as I click these?

Crash my bicycle, crash my bicycle.. in a big South Carolina wreck I crash my bicycle... <notes>

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