Monday, August 27, 2007

FBO: 'Shape Talk'

LAST GLIMPSE AT MEXICAN OKLAZONA
This November, Oklahoma turns 100. As the state readies itself for an overblown 'gala' in downtown OKC and first capital Guthrie stages little dances and costumed walk-arounds, it's worth looking at how STUPID the United States of America LOOKED during is under-/over-grown days of awkward adolescence...

...which ended when Oklahoma became a state in 1907.

Note this map, circa 1900:



Now focus JUST on the red parts. That's your country a century ago. Can't really brag at international symposia with a shape like that.

(However, if Arizona, New Mexico and Oklahoma -- all US territories at the time -- had broke off to become their own nation, 'Mexican Oklazona,' it would easily be the best nation shape in the world.)

--> The Failed Bands of Oklahoma would like to thank Oklahoma for contributing to the United States of America's more logical shape.


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1 comment:

chip said...

Yes, I too would like to thank OK for their wonderful license plates and for having the best state bird, the scissor-tailed flycatcher. Although a close second would be the loveable cactus wren, from Arizona.