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Facts About Montana

Moe FwackyMoe Fwacky Right Here, Right NowDrives a BuickModerator mod
edited February 2008 in PAX Archive
Things you probably don't know.

Okay, so on the CCST this year, we had a lot of chatter on the radio. Many people said it was that chatter that helped keep them going. When we got into Montana, one of the things we did, other than the "Your mom" jokes, was tell each other facts about Montana, and we came into some really obscure stuff. So without further stalling, here are some facts about the great state of Montana.

  • Aunt Jemima was a world famous hooker from Montana
  • Montana is the only state in the union where holes in the ground are legal tender.
  • Montana is home to the largest naturally formed stone phallus in North America, Penis Rock.
Which ones do you guys remember. Some of them were golden.

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  • xxhennersxxxxhennersxx Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Moe_Fwacky wrote: »
    Things you probably don't know.

    Okay, so on the CCST this year, we had a lot of chatter on the radio. Many people said it was that chatter that helped keep them going. When we got into Montana, one of the things we did, other than the "Your mom" jokes, was tell each other facts about Montana, and we came into some really obscure stuff. So without further stalling, here are some facts about the great state of Montana.

    • Aunt Jemima was a world famous hooker from Montana
    • Montana is the only state in the union where holes in the ground are legal tender.
    • Montana is home to the largest naturally formed stone phallus in North America, Penis Rock.
    Which ones do you guys remember. Some of them were golden.

    considering my ex girlfriend yelled at me for dissing montana when we were together, and I now hate her this list makes me giggle.

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  • HounHoun Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Until recently, it was still legal to shoot indians in Montana so long as your covered wagons were in a protective circle formation.

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  • OfficerOfficer Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Montana was the original capitol of New Mexico.

    The mayor of Montana and the governor of Montana share the same office.

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  • OfficerOfficer Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Law mandates that a woman can't dance on a table in a saloon or bar unless she has on at least three pounds, two ounces of clothing.

    Actually this one is true... weird, ne?

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  • Moe FwackyMoe Fwacky Right Here, Right Now Drives a BuickModerator mod
    edited August 2007
    Montana was founded as the capital of New Mexico by Teddy Roosevelt in 1927.
    Montana stole the idea of Mayor of Montana from Washington.

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  • randomguyrandomguy Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    - Since Electricity was not invented in Montana, torches are the main source of light.

    - Montana has still never recovered from the great paint wars of 2004 , in which they were the losers.

    - Montana's number one export are trains, their number one import are ghosts.

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  • NorthNorth Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    lmao at the legal tender one.

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  • Moe FwackyMoe Fwacky Right Here, Right Now Drives a BuickModerator mod
    edited August 2007
    Here's a couple pictures from Montana as well

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    This is one of the rest/view stops. There was a sign that said "stay on pavement, rattlesnakes present"

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    This is a McDonalds in Glendive, MT. It was not equipped for a line of over 10 people, let alone the almost 30 we showed up with. I think the staff there almost panicked at the sheer mass of people we brought in.

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  • HounHoun Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Moe_Fwacky wrote: »
    Here's a couple pictures from Montana as well

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    This is one of the rest/view stops. There was a sign that said "stay on pavement, rattlesnakes present"

    <snip>

    I want to point this picture out to anyone who hasn't been, because if you've seen this picture, you've seen 95% of what Montana has to offer.

    As a former Montana resident, my heart goes out to all the brave PAXers forced to trudge through that god-forsaken land, and I pray that not too many of you were lost along the way.

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  • Moe FwackyMoe Fwacky Right Here, Right Now Drives a BuickModerator mod
    edited August 2007
    We all survived, but only by making jokes about the state and people's mothers.

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  • HounHoun Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Hopefully I'm immune, as I though I did spend a greater majority of my pre-adult life there, I was neither born there, nor were my parents, and I escaped as soon as effing possible. =D

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  • KaneKane Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Houn wrote: »
    Until recently, it was still legal to shoot indians in Montana so long as your covered wagons were in a protective circle formation.

    Did they finally repeal that law? Last I heard they hadn't bothered...made me a little nervous around covered wagons...

    I lived in Bozeman, MT for 12 years with my parents. Born in Seattle, thankfully, and came back home after THAT hell-hole. Yes, Montana is mostly prarie...until you hit the southwest corner which is all mines and ski resorts.

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  • HounHoun Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Kane wrote: »
    Houn wrote: »
    Until recently, it was still legal to shoot indians in Montana so long as your covered wagons were in a protective circle formation.

    Did they finally repeal that law? Last I heard they hadn't bothered...made me a little nervous around covered wagons...

    I lived in Bozeman, MT for 12 years with my parents. Born in Seattle, thankfully, and came back home after THAT hell-hole. Yes, Montana is mostly prarie...until you hit the southwest corner which is all mines and ski resorts.

    Actually, I'm not sure. A friend still over there seems to think it has been, but I'm too lazy to find out for sure. Also, the Western 50mi or so is all Rockies, too, so it's much more pleasant; Sorta like around here, only with darker shades of green and brown.

    I wonder how many people thought I was joking when I threw it in here. ;D

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  • KarfKarf The Past Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    The rest of Montana sucks, but Missoula is pretty fucking awesome.

    Not that I live in Missoula or anything.

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  • FyreWulffFyreWulff YouRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    edited August 2007
    I watched most of Montana outside the bus window.

    wtf red dirt

    Also I came in about 10 minutes behind you guys through Billings. I would have probably run down to your stop, but the best rule of Greyhound stations is to not go outside of them.

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  • ChizzerChizzer Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Here's some I remember:

    Residents of Montana can't walk and turn at the same time.

    Montana was originally a coastal state, but had to change places with Washington after it's residents kept wandering into the sea.

    Digging a hole is a B.Sc. worthy degree in Montana.

    Montana has only one rock. It has fallen.

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  • ChizzerChizzer Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Also, great thread!

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  • feboeefeboee Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    I believe this was the Montana rattlesnake sign we ran into...

    http://flickr.com/photos/wheremyarm/1224246622


    Also, Montana is famous for tricking people into believing that there are mountains there.

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  • neurosliceneuroslice Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Dude.
    This thread is made of Win and Awesome.

    I love you guys.
    Srsly.

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  • ChizzerChizzer Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    The male:female ratio in Montana is 12:1. As such, there are annual forced breeding ceremonies in every town.

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  • HounHoun Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Chizzer wrote: »
    The male:female ratio in Montana is 12:1. As such, there are annual forced breeding ceremonies in every town.

    Run by the 4H Club, and the infants produced are shown and judged at the county fair.

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  • MongolorMongolor Registered User new member
    edited September 2007
    As a native, and current resident of Montana, might I enlist you folks in my plan to change our wonderful state. Simply put, I want to split the state in two.

    Montana, everything west of Billings, up the Rocky Mountain Front.

    West Dakota, everything else.

    Spread the word.

    And I hope you enjoyed our lack of sales tax.

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  • KarfKarf The Past Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Mongolor wrote: »
    As a native, and current resident of Montana, might I enlist you folks in my plan to change our wonderful state. Simply put, I want to split the state in two.

    Montana, everything west of Billings, up the Rocky Mountain Front.

    West Dakota, everything else.

    Spread the word.

    And I hope you enjoyed our lack of sales tax.
    Seriously.

    Eastern Montana is depressing as shit. All of it.

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  • EvilBadmanEvilBadman DO NOT TRUST THIS MAN Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    I have the unfortunate luck of being born in Butte, Montana. Yes. Ass.

    Fun fact: It is also the birthplace and home of Evel Kinevel.

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  • yoshamanoyoshamano The fuck is this. The fuck was that. Marshall, Soviet MichiganRegistered User regular
    edited September 2007
    EvilBadman wrote: »
    I have the unfortunate luck of being born in Butte, Montana. Yes. Ass.

    Fun fact: It is also the birthplace and home of Evel Kinevel.

    This explains so much about him.

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  • Moe FwackyMoe Fwacky Right Here, Right Now Drives a BuickModerator mod
    edited September 2007
    Oh man, Butte was the literal butt of sooooo many jokes. The best was when we were sitting down at the Flying J's and a few people were eating. One of the Knight Rider guys was talking and the state troopers walked in. Another guy looks at him and says, "you'd better be careful, the Butt Police are here."

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  • SkorMTSkorMT Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    I have to say.. being an X montanain as well .. born there.. raised there.. and lived in other places much less friendly than MT..

    and well the fact that you really never get to see the true beauties of that state if you never leave I-90 ..

    Glacier National Park -- one of the true rare natural parks left.. people still get eaten by bears there just for being stupid.. :/

    Lewis And Clark Caverns

    Yellowstone Park (well shared with WY :)

    Flathead Valley


    Some true historical sites:
    Custards last Stand

    Virginia City ..

    hell Even Butte .. or the capitol Helena..

    home of several challenging ski area.. won't say resort.. as some are defiantly not that.. but considering Bridger Bowl out of Bozeman is used for extream skiers to practice at.. says something :)

    I don't live there any more.. true.. but it will always have a bit of my heart....

    it's just unfortunate 2/3's of the state is SOOO flat and wind tortured. ... but even then.. thare are some things out there missed by most passer bys

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  • HounHoun Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    SkorMT wrote: »
    I have to say.. being an X montanain as well .. born there.. raised there.. and lived in other places much less friendly than MT..

    and well the fact that you really never get to see the true beauties of that state if you never leave I-90 ..

    Glacier National Park -- one of the true rare natural parks left.. people still get eaten by bears there just for being stupid.. :/

    Lewis And Clark Caverns

    Yellowstone Park (well shared with WY :)

    Flathead Valley


    Some true historical sites:
    Custards last Stand

    Virginia City ..

    hell Even Butte .. or the capitol Helena..

    home of several challenging ski area.. won't say resort.. as some are defiantly not that.. but considering Bridger Bowl out of Bozeman is used for extream skiers to practice at.. says something :)

    I don't live there any more.. true.. but it will always have a bit of my heart....

    it's just unfortunate 2/3's of the state is SOOO flat and wind tortured. ... but even then.. thare are some things out there missed by most passer bys


    Montana: 1/3 of it is a Great Place to Visit!*

    *Paid for by the Montana State Board of Tourism

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  • SkinnaySkinnay Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    evil kenival was most definately born in montana...and is still alive and working at the shitty gas stop in the butt!

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  • SkorMTSkorMT Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Houn wrote: »


    Montana: 1/3 of it is a Great Place to Visit!*

    *Paid for by the Montana State Board of Tourism

    eh.. call me silly .. was trying to put a positive spin on a place where I still have family and friends who live there cause they love it..

    and it just seemed rather negative having people pick on both the residents and the state itself..

    and I didn't say only 1/3 was a great place.. just that 2/3'rds is not the green perfect place they all want to see.. (all the time)

    but what ever..

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  • ChizzerChizzer Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    EvilBadman wrote: »
    I have the unfortunate luck of being born in Butte, Montana. Yes. Ass.

    Fun fact: It is also the birthplace and home of Evel Kinevel.

    I was speaking to some crazy-ass gas station clerk in Butte at 3am (the CCST stopped there for gas) and he was telling me about how Evil Kinevel once spanked him for stealing his golf cart :lol::lol:

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  • Crit_FailCrit_Fail Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    SkorMT wrote: »
    Some true historical sites:
    Custards last Stand



    Oh, condiment! We hardly knew ye!

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  • Moe FwackyMoe Fwacky Right Here, Right Now Drives a BuickModerator mod
    edited September 2007
    Don't take these slams on Montana so personal. Think of them like "your mom" jokes (of which we also made a lot of). We just happened to be driving across Montana and wanted something to amuse ourselves with on the way, naturally "Facts About Montana" was born.

    Also, 15 hours or so across Montana, mostly at night, yeah.

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  • HounHoun Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    No, you should take them personally. It's a natural part of the deprogramming process.

    Something about that "Big Sky" crushes intelligence. ;D

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  • KarfKarf The Past Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Any state that can contain my awesomeness is a magic land.

    It just takes all the state's energy to contain me, hence all the boring and dead. Also; fires.

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  • lordthandalordthanda Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Yeah, funny thing about the fires. As we were pulling into .... I think it was the Billings stop, we paused from our Montana jokes to make critical comments about the smell. Which was followed by more Montana jokes. Turns out the smell was because that part of the state had been aflame fewer than 48 hours before we pulled into it.
    Montana: We hate it here so much, we set it aflame.

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  • Moe FwackyMoe Fwacky Right Here, Right Now Drives a BuickModerator mod
    edited September 2007
    It set itself aflame, just because it knew we were coming.

    Montana, it's self-aware!

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  • TNTrooperTNTrooper Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    _______moe wrote: »
    Montana, it's self-aware!

    And possibly suicidal.

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  • BeyondFrostyBeyondFrosty Registered User new member
    edited September 2007
    Oh yes, I remember taking Ramrod's diriving shift through that wonderful state. At another gas station in Butte, I met a guy who told me he once tried to jump three driveways on a motorcycle and woke up 9 days later "in the hospital with tubes and sh*t" coming out of him.
    Brown Gulch in Butte anyone?

    Montana's residents do not venture out after dark due to an intense fear of vampires.
    Comment at dusk: Man, even the sun wants to get the hell out of Montana.

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  • ChizzerChizzer Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Hey GTA, what time did you guys end up getting back?

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