Today I got a really random IM from Ashlea at work with a question that opened the floodgates. I'm probably going to offend some people with this one but at the end of the day, I stand by my word. I now give you our instant message conversation:
ASHLEA: Which state would you describe as the most useless?
ME: Montana. Alaska. Alabama. Kentucky. Missisippi. Tennessee. Georgia. South Carolina. North Carolina. And Virginia.
ASHLEA: Haha. Ok, disputes...Alaska has oil. And you can take cool cruises.
ME: Yea but conservationists won't let us get the oil, so it's useless. Mexico has cool cruises, too.
ASHLEA: North Carolina and South Carolina are awesome. Outer Banks, Myrtle Beach.
ME: If you want beaches, go to Florida or California or Hawaii.
ASHLEA: Georgia peaches.
ME: Georgia has the Klan.
ASHLEA: Tennessee because of Nashville.
ME: Nashville has country music and also inbreeding.
ASHLEA: Eddie you really need to redeem your feelings about Nashville.
ME: Nah. I like my feelings about Nashville. It's OK. I feel the same about Atlanta. We should just pave over them and start over.
ASHLEA: What would you change?
ME: I would gas it, fence it off, and make it a nature preserve.
After this, Ashlea didn't say anything else. So, naturally, that means I'm right.