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Sunday, February 20, 2005

A Nice Place To Visit

Pennsylvania: "Better than your state. Sure, the roads suck, but not as bad as parts of Kentucky. Sure, the people can be dumb, but not as dumb as in Alabama. Sure, the weather sucks, but not as badly as it does in Alaska. Yeah, okay, it's a little rural, and you have to buy your liquor in state stores, and there's no beaches, but at least we're not West Virginia. Or Iowa.

Plus, the Amish are cool, we make ketchup and chocolate, the Steelers used to be a decent team, and hey! we've got a town called Intercourse.
Pennsylvania has Intercourse. Your state doesn't."

After yesterday's posts that included some "local" sites, I got to thinking about some of the local stuff from my old stomping grounds, York Pa. Although there are many worthwhile sites to visit,, and much quaint architecture, York has been known in other parts of the country for a variety of weird reasons. They still make the dubious claim of being the First Capital of the United States.

When I tell people that I grew up in York, I find that York is best known for Air-conditioning, Hex murders, peppermint patties, Three Mile Island, more murders and riots, Kohr's Custard, Utz Potato Chips, barbells, The band Live, and motorcycles.

A nice place to visit, but I didn't want to live there since as the Wikipedia entry for Pennsylvania describes it with a just a little bit of an understatement: "The central part of the state tends to be very conservative."

A few more PA links for good measure, (or to beat a dead horse) SIX THINGS YOU DON'T KNOW ABOUT: PENNSYLVANIA. And if you can ignore the obnoxious HTML and forgive the author for the bad fashion choice of the mullet (obviously both products of the 80's) this Pennsylvania Turnpike History Site can be quite a treasure trove of interesting facts and pictures of what "they" claim to be "The World's Greatest Highway" (NOT!)
|| JM, 10:10 AM


Jes, Ms Mary here - Thanks for the tour. I just bursting with knowledge of PA. For me, I grew up in the Prime Beef Center of the world. We even had a Miss Prime Beef Festival, an honor I decline.
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