The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

29 May 2006

"Baja Kansas" is out

Fake news item: "Responding to mounting public pressure that the name of the nation's 46th state is offensive to Native Americans, the Oklahoma Legislature has passed and Governor Brad Henry has signed into law legislation that will change the name of the state of Oklahoma effective November 16, 2007. The law, which was drafted by Oklahoma State Senator Polly K. Rekt (I-Bowlegs), calls for a blue-ribbon commission, selected by the Governor, to propose three new names for the state."

From my own Pabst Blue Ribbon commission, the Top Ten Unlikely New Names for the State Previously Known as Oklahoma:

  1. Bricktown Adjacent
  2. Nazareno
  3. Funnelland
  4. Shotkickers
  5. New New Mexico
  6. Istuchas
  7. [this space reserved for Rodgers and/or Hammerstein]
  8. Claynation
  9. Arrid Extra Dry
  10. Dustbury [under license]

New signage will go up about as soon as we finish cleaning up the rest stops on the Interstates.

Posted at 1:22 PM to Bogus History , Listing to One Side , Soonerland

You forgot "Southwest Branson."

Posted by: Dan at 1:27 PM on 29 May 2006

I personally vote for Oklohama, as presented by the AP a few days ago.

Posted by: Dwayne "the canoe guy" at 2:06 PM on 29 May 2006

"North Canadian" would get my vote.

Posted by: McGehee at 4:39 PM on 29 May 2006

Thanks for the link. Glad you liked the fake news.

We might have to consider North Texas or South Kansas. Yuck!

Posted by: Tyson Wynn at 10:43 PM on 30 May 2006