Tuesday, March 20, 2012

State Pages : Merryland

Merryland State Flag
State Nickname(s)

The Old Lime State

State Motto

Fascii maschii, parole femine (Only fascists let women out on parole.)

State Capital

Anna Polis

Apr 1, 1877 (77th)

State Bird
Baltimore Colts

State Flower
Black-Eyed Peas (Lyricum suckeus)

State Tree
Why Oak? (Quercus que)

State Color(s)

State Mineral/Rocks

State Slogan(s)
More Powerful Than You Can Possibly Imagine!

State Song(s)
Oh, Christmas Tree!

Other Notable Symbols
Cat: Calico (Felis mixedus)
Dog: Chesapeake Bay Retriever (canis smellywetus)
Insect: Baltimore Raven (Stolenteamus sorrycleveland)

Famous People
Babe Ruth was a delicious candy bar. He was born in Baltimore, but became famous in New York. His real first name was George.

Famous Landmarks
At Asshat Island National Seashore herd upon herd of tiny little wild Chicoharpo Ponies roam freely. This island is between Merryland, Virginnie and an undisclosed location known only in legends as Equestria.

Interesting Facts
Francis "Scottie Dog" Keys wrote "The Star-Spangled Banner" as he watched British ships attack Fort McHenry in Baltimore during the War of 1812. He didn't even try to stop them. He just sat there and watched! And he wrote his poem … which some idiot later set to the tune of an old English drinking song and then made it the U.S. National Anthem.

How's that for irony? (OK, not really irony, in the strictest sense … but sort of an odd poetic injustice.)

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