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Poll results: Which is the dullest state in the US (vote for top three)

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  • Washington

    0 0%
  • Oregon

    0 0%
  • Arkansas

    1 2.33%
  • New Mexico

    0 0%
  • Indiana

    7 16.28%
  • Ohio

    4 9.30%
  • Delaware

    8 18.60%
  • Nebraska

    6 13.95%
  • Idaho

    1 2.33%
  • Kansas

    9 20.93%
  • North Dakota

    16 37.21%
  • Maryland

    0 0%
  • Iowa

    8 18.60%
  • Utah

    1 2.33%
  • Nebraska

    7 16.28%
  • Minnesota

    0 0%
  • South Dakota

    2 4.65%
  • Nevada

    2 4.65%
  • Illinois

    1 2.33%
  • Other (and why do you despise America so very much)?

    2 4.65%
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Thread: What is the dullest/least interesting state in the union?

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    What is the dullest/least interesting state in the union?

    We need some nominations for what you think is the least interesting/dullest state. Your reasons are your own - maybe you think its the dullest place in which to live, has the least interesting or least varied natural environment, unremarkable history, never hear about in the news, overly homogenous culture....whatever criteria you choose. When we get 19 nominations on the floor (leaving an obligatory choice for hating America, of course) I'll post a poll and then we can debate about the choices.
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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    Delaware. Because nothing in that thread is the least bit interesting.
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    Quote Originally posted by btrage View post
    Delaware. Because nothing in that thread is the least bit interesting.
    That was indeed my inspiration for this thread.
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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    Iowa, Ohio or Nebraska? I'm sure someone in here can defend the thrill of each of these states, but that's what I'm putting on the table.
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    I also vote for Delaware... [Garth Voice] "Hi I am in Delaware." [/Garth Voice]
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    North Dakota ?
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    This choice does not come easily but I'm going to say North Dakota. Beyond their economy, there's nothing remarkable about it.

    Iowa and Nebraska were runners up. Nebraska has Omaha which has (depending on who you ask) the largest zoo in the US. Then Iowa's significance in politics is frankly bizarre.

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    Since the top four states I would have chosen have already been named I nominate Indiana
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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    I'm nominating North Dakota. There's just no good reason for people to live there unless they're snowbirds from Saskatchewan.
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    Idaho is another interesting situation. There's nothing interesting or remarkable about it when you compare it to its neighbors.

    Then there's Nevada which, outside of the Vegas and the Reno areas, is completely empty. US 50 there has the distinction of being the loneliest road in America.

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    Certain states have more or less automatic exemptions: California (c'mon does anyone have to explain why?), Texas, Florida, Hawaii, Alaska....probably just about any state in the old South (although one might make some compelling arguments for dullness where Maryland is concerned)
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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    I don't think any state is dull. Many states however have regions that are dull.

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    Maryland is not Dull.
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    Quote Originally posted by btrage View post
    Delaware. Because nothing in that thread is the least bit interesting.
    That's because you haven't read my post yet.

    Quote Originally posted by Blide View post
    Idaho is another interesting situation. There's nothing interesting or remarkable about it when you compare it to its neighbors.
    My first instinct was Idaho. I've never been there, and I can't think of any reason why I would go. (Of course, Cardinal will probably chime in with some recollection of his adventures in Idaho )

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    Kansas, hands down. Lived and worked there for a year. Flat, miserable, drab, ugly, and boring!!! If I'm ever up in that neck of the woods in my car it's just to cut through from Oklahoma to Missouri. The only scenic area was the Flint Hills in the northeast part of the state. Now if only I could say a few words about the engineering consulting firm who wasted my time.
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    Nebraska is dull. So is Idahoooooooo.
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    The least interesting that I've been to are Kansas, Oklahoma, and Nebraska. I dread driving through all of them. I imagine North Dakota would rank pretty high also on a least interesting list, as would Delaware. I don't know about Idaho. I've heard Boise is a pretty cool city and at least it has mountains.
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    Idaho has Sun Valley for skiing.
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    Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?
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    There was an earlier thread where Cyburbians were asked about iconic natural features and manmande spectacles for each state.

    Ohio stumped us for both.

    Ohio isn't a boring place to live, but it's not really that interesting. Outside of election years, we really don't hear about it that often. In just about every quality of life statistic -- health, education, income, whatever -- it ranks 25th among all the states. Smack in the middle, completely average. Think of a statistic ... any statistic ...

    Hurdy-gurdy players per capita? 25th.
    Persian cat ownership among single mothers? 25th.
    Percentage of the population fluent in Klingon? 25th

    Ohio.

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    ah yes, the flyover states...

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    See, OHIO seems exotic to me. Lots of trees, more than one big city, setting of lots of sitcoms, people of color.....all things in limited supply in my part of the world.
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    I am going to go with Iowa. What do they have? Corn?
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    Quote Originally posted by Dan View post
    In just about every quality of life statistic -- health, education, income, whatever -- it ranks 25th among all the states. Think of a statistic ... any statistic ...

    Hurdy-gurdy players per capita? 25th.
    Persian cat ownership among single mothers? 25th.
    Percentage of the population fluent in Klingon? 25th
    C’mon, there’s gotta be something where Ohio ranks near the top… number of cornhole boards per capita? Highest proportion of college football fans that root for a certain university but they didn’t attend that university?


    Although I have seen a pretty sunrise there, my vote for most boring goes to Kansas.

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    Quote Originally posted by ursus View post
    See, OHIO seems exotic to me. Lots of trees, more than one big city, setting of lots of sitcoms, people of color.....all things in limited supply in my part of the world.
    Oh we are exotic.... we have corn, soybeans, and winter wheat!


    Ohio is pretty middle of the road, now that I think about it... but at least we have attractions.


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    Quote Originally posted by Blide View post
    Idaho is another interesting situation. There's nothing interesting or remarkable about it when you compare it to its neighbors.

    Then there's Nevada which, outside of the Vegas and the Reno areas, is completely empty. US 50 there has the distinction of being the loneliest road in America.
    Idaho is a cool state! Lots of cool mountains, lakes, rivers and little communities.

    My vote goes for Kansas. What is the matters with Kansas anyways?
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