Fantasy Civil War

25 09 2008
Best state flag?

This is someone's state flag... really.

A while back, a friend and I started drafting American states, with the idea that our two teams would then engage in some sort of warfare–military, economic, athletic, whatever.  Really, we were just deciding which states were more awesome.  The draft went something like this:

  • He took California
  • I took Texas and New York
  • He took Florida and New Jersey
  • I took Illinois and Massachusetts, and also declared myself winner on the basis that I didn’t have New Jersey on my team

I also picked up a bunch of nice sleepers like Hawaii, Lousiana and Nevada, while dodging places like Ohio and Mississippi, and Delaware.  By the end, I was pretty sure I’d win or draw in every category, including military power, civilian weaponry, economic power, sports teams, universities, fewest states named New Jersey, and general awesomeness.

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2 10 2008
Joe

Win on every level my ass. Gdp beeatch. Also good luck getting new york and texas to get along. My cali propaganda and jersey boy money will rob you blind.

2 10 2008
Joe

Also…

“Hello?”
“JIMMY! THIS IS YOUR GRANDMOTHER!”
“Oh, hi, Grandma, you don’t have to shout, I can hear you.”
“WHY DON’T YOU COME VISIT ME?”
“I’ve been busy, Grandma; I don’t-”
“YOU SHOULD LEAVE NEW YORK AND MOVE TO NEW JERSEY AND GET ME SOME GRANDKIDS!”

Game over!

7 10 2008
drqfunk

Are you justifying Jersey on GDP grounds? It’s like the 8th highest state according to wikipedia. Illinois and Pennsylvania both are wealthier, and also better in other ways, I’d think.

And I didn’t realize that one of our categories was old people. If I’d known, I would have bumped up Arizona in my rankings.

8 10 2008
Joe

Gah, I had bad information about NJ’s GDP. Maybe I was looking at income? Or some measure that showed part of NY’s GSP as NJ’s GSP? Even so, it’s hard to argue with the BEA. Gragh!

The following is a list of things that New Jersey is best at:
Population density
Millionaires
Jewish people (after New York)
Muslim people (after Michigan (!))
Median household income
Turnpikes
Boardwalks
Park Places
Marven Gardenses
Drumthwackets
Lowest rate of depression

Eat it!

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