The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

23 February 2005

Locational meme

It's called, simply, where you've been.

bold the states you've been to, underline the states you've lived in and italicize the state you're in now...

Alabama / Alaska / Arizona / Arkansas / California / Colorado / Connecticut / Delaware / Florida / Georgia / Hawaii / Idaho / Illinois / Indiana / Iowa / Kansas / Kentucky / Louisiana / Maine / Maryland / Massachusetts / Michigan / Minnesota / Mississippi / Missouri / Montana / Nebraska / Nevada / New Hampshire / New Jersey / New Mexico / New York / North Carolina / North Dakota / Ohio / Oklahoma / Oregon / Pennsylvania / Rhode Island / South Carolina / South Dakota / Tennessee / Texas / Utah / Vermont / Virginia / Washington / West Virginia / Wisconsin / Wyoming / Washington D.C. /

For some reason, this made me think of an old Jack Benny radio show. There was a contest in which you were to complete the following in 25 words or less: I can't stand Jack Benny because...

WWII was going full-tilt at the time, so prizes of Victory Bonds were awarded. And one day on the show, Rochester is opening one of the bazillions of envelopes received, and announces, "Here's one from Fred Allen."

"Fred Allen?" says Jack. "He can't enter. He's a judge."

"Just the same," insists Rochester. "He says, 'I can't stand Jack Benny because...' and then he lists the reasons, alphabetically, chronologically, and geographically."

"Geographically?"

"Yeah. He can't stand you any place."

Given the amount of moving around I've done, I'm wondering if they (whoever "they" are) can't stand me any place.

Go HERE to have a form generate the HTML for you.

(Snatched from Accidental Verbosity.)

Posted at 6:56 PM to Screaming Memes


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Alabama / Alaska / Arizona / Arkansas / California / Colorado / Connecticut / Delaware / Florida / Georgia / Hawaii / Idaho / Illinois / Indiana / Iowa / Kansas / Kentucky / Louisiana / Maine / Maryland / Massachusetts / Michigan / Minnesota / Mississippi / Missouri / Montana / Nebraska / Nevada / New Hampshire / New Jersey / New Mexico / New York / North Carolina / North Dakota / Ohio / Oklahoma / Oregon / Pennsylvania / Rhode Island / South Carolina / South Dakota / Tennessee / Texas / Utah / Vermont / Virginia / Washington / West Virginia / Wisconsin / Wyoming / Washington D.C /

Posted by: unimpressed at 8:38 PM on 23 February 2005

The underline doesn't work. At least, it doesn't work as imported.

Posted by: unimpressed at 8:42 PM on 23 February 2005

I'm running MT's Sanitize function on comments, and evidently I had the underline tag trapped out. My bad.

Posted by: CGHill at 8:48 PM on 23 February 2005

How long do you have to have lived somewhere to have lived there? I spent a summer in Ocean City, New Jersey. Does that count?

Posted by: Michael Bates at 2:09 AM on 24 February 2005

I counted any place I was actually stationed rather than just visited.....

My Home of Record didn't change, but my residence did....

Posted by: unimpressed at 2:19 AM on 24 February 2005

Hmm. Have to break the form and do it the easy way.. Lived (residence in, have lived everywhere I've been, unless I died somewhere) in New York and Oklahoma. States I *haven't* been to: Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, and Nevada. Far shorter list that way.

Posted by: Terkish Payne at 7:51 AM on 24 February 2005

bold the states you've been to, underline the states you've lived in and italicize the state you're in now...

Alabama / Alaska / Arizona / Arkansas / California / Colorado / Connecticut / Delaware / Florida / Georgia / Hawaii / Idaho / Illinois / Indiana / Iowa / Kansas / Kentucky / Louisiana / Maine / Maryland / Massachusetts / Michigan / Minnesota / Mississippi / Missouri / Montana / Nebraska / Nevada / New Hampshire / New Jersey / New Mexico / New York / North Carolina / North Dakota / Ohio / Oklahoma / Oregon / Pennsylvania / Rhode Island / South Carolina / South Dakota / Tennessee / Texas / Utah / Vermont / Virginia / Washington / West Virginia / Wisconsin / Wyoming / Washington D.C /

Posted by: anstranger at 6:10 PM on 24 February 2005

Alabama / Alaska / Arizona / Arkansas / California / Colorado / Connecticut / Delaware / Florida / Georgia / Hawaii / Idaho / Illinois / Indiana / Iowa / Kansas / Kentucky / Louisiana / Maine / Maryland / Massachusetts / Michigan / Minnesota / Mississippi / Missouri / Montana / Nebraska / Nevada / New Hampshire / New Jersey / New Mexico / New York / North Carolina / North Dakota / Ohio / Oklahoma / Oregon / Pennsylvania / Rhode Island / South Carolina / South Dakota / Tennessee / Texas / Utah / Vermont / Virginia / Washington / West Virginia / Wisconsin / Wyoming / Washington D.C /

Posted by: McGehee at 7:43 AM on 25 February 2005

I'd say anything that required a permanent change of address counts as "lived"; my stay in California was not all that long, but I did acquire a California driver's license and car plates while I was there.

I interpret "been to" as "drove through and stopped at least once."

Posted by: CGHill at 9:42 AM on 25 February 2005