succumbing to peer pressure

Monday, May 22, 2006

The NYTimes has a nice story about WV in the Sunday edition. And see, I'm not just making this up, it happens to all of us from WV:

"It's like the rest of the country fell asleep during geography class," said Lionel Jordan, also known as 6'6 240, a popular rapper from Morgantown who now lives in Atlanta. West Virginian pride is one of his themes.

"I say I'm from West Virginia, and they all tell me they have a cousin in Richmond," Mr. Jordan said. "No disrespect to Richmond, but I'm trying to put my state back on the map."

Also, I hadn't heard this particular joke, but it's pretty cute:

But the joke they are most likely to tell is the one in which St. Peter is escorting a soul through heaven and is asked why there is a section that is walled-off. He replies: "Oh, that's where we put the West Virginians. Otherwise they try to go back home on the weekend."


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