Tuesday, February 05, 2008


My Evidence professor regularly says some pretty funny things. Recently, he's been fond of using California as the whipping-boy for any negative example he wants to make. What's wrong with America? California. Who can we blame SARS on? California. Where do gay babies come from? California!

It's a good conversational trick, too. Whenever a discussion veers towards a controversial topic like religion, politics [badabing!], or anything just plain boring, blame California and move on. People will laugh and the tension of the previous conversation will be gone. They'll love each other again, and you will be revered for restoring good vibes to the party.


Anonymous said...

Did you know that California has the 7th largest GDP in the world? Where does Alabama rank? 61st. Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_between_U.S._states_and_countries_nominal_GDP

Hate away Alabama. Hate away. :)

Anonymous said...

I blame California for that inane comment.

Sharon said...


Ashley said...

Clearly, Anon #1 has never even been to the state of California, but rather, he has delusions of grandeur of one day moving to L.A. and becoming the next Hugh Hefner. Personally, I am proud to be from the land of fruits, nuts, and, apparently, the 7th largest GDP in the world. Roll Tide.

Silly Little Law Student said...

Cali is my Biz-Ass Prof's daily whipping boy as well. Usually to the tune of... "Well... California and the 9th Circuit do it differently and apparently we have to pay attention to those nut-balls because they are so ridiculously big. But they're crazy anyways."

Glad to know that the disdain for California exists outside of the greater Chicagoland area :)