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Facts About Montana

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  • HounHoun Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    randomguy wrote: »
    Houn wrote: »
    A herd of antelope was once elected to public office in Montana.

    Unfortunately, they didn't manage to institute many policy changes prior to the opening of Hunting Season and their sudden (yet legal) demise, leaving Montana without a full governing body until the following Election.

    This event created the fabled Montana lottery election where each winner is allowed to stone his predecessor to death before taking office.

    Except in Eastern Montana, where Stones are a rare and valuable building material (the straw and stick ranch houses were found to have and inherent structural instability when confronted with wolves), so instead they use hard, sun-dried cow chips.

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  • randomguyrandomguy Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Houn wrote: »
    randomguy wrote: »
    Houn wrote: »
    A herd of antelope was once elected to public office in Montana.

    Unfortunately, they didn't manage to institute many policy changes prior to the opening of Hunting Season and their sudden (yet legal) demise, leaving Montana without a full governing body until the following Election.

    This event created the fabled Montana lottery election where each winner is allowed to stone his predecessor to death before taking office.

    Except in Eastern Montana, where Stones are a rare and valuable building material (the straw and stick ranch houses were found to have and inherent structural instability when confronted with wolves), so instead they use hard, sun-dried cow chips.

    An action greatly affecting the Sun-dried cow chip export industry of Montana, until 1973 when realized that Sun-dried buffalo chips can sell as a replacement.

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  • HounHoun Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    randomguy wrote: »
    Houn wrote: »
    randomguy wrote: »
    Houn wrote: »
    A herd of antelope was once elected to public office in Montana.

    Unfortunately, they didn't manage to institute many policy changes prior to the opening of Hunting Season and their sudden (yet legal) demise, leaving Montana without a full governing body until the following Election.

    This event created the fabled Montana lottery election where each winner is allowed to stone his predecessor to death before taking office.

    Except in Eastern Montana, where Stones are a rare and valuable building material (the straw and stick ranch houses were found to have and inherent structural instability when confronted with wolves), so instead they use hard, sun-dried cow chips.

    An action greatly affecting the Sun-dried cow chip export industry of Montana, until 1973 when realized that Sun-dried buffalo chips can sell as a replacement.

    Which is why the National Bison Range is their most treasured resource.

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  • neurosliceneuroslice Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Houn wrote: »
    randomguy wrote: »
    Houn wrote: »
    randomguy wrote: »
    Houn wrote: »
    A herd of antelope was once elected to public office in Montana.

    Unfortunately, they didn't manage to institute many policy changes prior to the opening of Hunting Season and their sudden (yet legal) demise, leaving Montana without a full governing body until the following Election.

    This event created the fabled Montana lottery election where each winner is allowed to stone his predecessor to death before taking office.

    Except in Eastern Montana, where Stones are a rare and valuable building material (the straw and stick ranch houses were found to have and inherent structural instability when confronted with wolves), so instead they use hard, sun-dried cow chips.

    An action greatly affecting the Sun-dried cow chip export industry of Montana, until 1973 when realized that Sun-dried buffalo chips can sell as a replacement.

    Which is why the National Bison Range is their most treasured resource.

    And is also why buffalo don't want anything to do with public office. In Montana, the buffaloes don't want to be stoned to death with their own poop.

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  • ChizzerChizzer Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    In Montana you're safe from rattlesnakes as long as you stay on the concrete paths. The reason is that even the rattlesnakes are afraid of Montana construction quality.

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  • UndefinedMonkeyUndefinedMonkey Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    neuroslice wrote: »
    And is also why buffalo don't want anything to do with public office. In Montana, the buffaloes don't want to be stoned to death with their own poop.

    Unlike most Montanans...
    Chizzer wrote:
    In Montana you're safe from rattlesnakes as long as you stay on the concrete paths. The reason is that even the rattlesnakes are afraid of Montana construction quality.

    :^:

    There are only two seasons in Montana... Winter and Construction.

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  • Moe FwackyMoe Fwacky Right Here, Right Now Drives a BuickModerator mod
    edited September 2007
    There are only two seasons in Montana... Winter and Construction.
    Ain't that the truth. Our last 30-40 miles of Montana was nothing but construction, moving at 30mph because we got stuck behind an RV that was stuck behind an oversize load. When the RV tried to go around, the Oversize pace car got in front of it, making it impossible for us to pass, driving slow as hell. I believe that was when the radio chatter turned to "This is Montana not wanting us to leave."

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  • ChizzerChizzer Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    neuroslice wrote: »
    And is also why buffalo don't want anything to do with public office. In Montana, the buffaloes don't want to be stoned to death with their own poop.

    Unlike most Montanans...
    Chizzer wrote:
    In Montana you're safe from rattlesnakes as long as you stay on the concrete paths. The reason is that even the rattlesnakes are afraid of Montana construction quality.

    :^:

    There are only two seasons in Montana... Winter and Construction.

    Sounds like a saying in my city;
    Ottawa has two seasons: Hockey and Construction.

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  • AngelHedgieAngelHedgie Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    You haven't lived in Montana till you've experienced a week where 0 degrees was the high temperature.

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  • Moe FwackyMoe Fwacky Right Here, Right Now Drives a BuickModerator mod
    edited September 2007
    Yeah, we get that here in Cleveland too.

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  • AngelHedgieAngelHedgie Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    yoshamano wrote: »
    In Soviet Montana, coal mines you.

    The problem is that "Soviet Montana" is an oxymoron of the highest order. This is Montana, Land Of The Free. How free? We didn't have an open container law untill 2005.

    No, that's neither a typo or a joke. Yes, it makes me cry.

    Also, Montana is where men are men, women are scarce, and the sheep run scared.

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  • Moe FwackyMoe Fwacky Right Here, Right Now Drives a BuickModerator mod
    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.

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  • Moe FwackyMoe Fwacky Right Here, Right Now Drives a BuickModerator mod
    edited September 2007
    Chizzer wrote: »
    In Montana you're safe from rattlesnakes as long as you stay on the concrete paths. The reason is that even the rattlesnakes are afraid of Montana construction quality.

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  • neurosliceneuroslice Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    _______moe wrote: »
    Chizzer wrote: »
    In Montana you're safe from rattlesnakes as long as you stay on the concrete paths. The reason is that even the rattlesnakes are afraid of Montana construction quality.

    1224250506_b159400e79.jpg

    Oh man... this made me laugh in my chair.
    Thanks moe!

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    Hotel bound on PAX Saturday,
    I exclaimed "Khoo is my Sensei!"
    So if memes make great shirts,
    And Pod Six is Jerks,
    Then Moe, Khoo and I had our day.
  • randomguyrandomguy Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    neuroslice wrote: »
    _______moe wrote: »
    Chizzer wrote: »
    In Montana you're safe from rattlesnakes as long as you stay on the concrete paths. The reason is that even the rattlesnakes are afraid of Montana construction quality.

    1224250506_b159400e79.jpg

    Oh man... this made me laugh in my chair.
    Thanks moe!

    However since 1987 it is illegal for citizens to walk on paved areas in Montana unless they are pregnant and barefoot.

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  • HounHoun Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    neuroslice wrote: »
    _______moe wrote: »
    Chizzer wrote: »
    In Montana you're safe from rattlesnakes as long as you stay on the concrete paths. The reason is that even the rattlesnakes are afraid of Montana construction quality.

    1224250506_b159400e79.jpg

    Oh man... this made me laugh in my chair.
    Thanks moe!

    Do you have any idea how many years it's been since I've seen that sign?
    Whatever the number, it's not nearly enough.

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  • UndefinedMonkeyUndefinedMonkey Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    _______moe wrote: »
    There are only two seasons in Montana... Winter and Construction.
    Ain't that the truth. Our last 30-40 miles of Montana was nothing but construction, moving at 30mph because we got stuck behind an RV that was stuck behind an oversize load. When the RV tried to go around, the Oversize pace car got in front of it, making it impossible for us to pass, driving slow as hell. I believe that was when the radio chatter turned to "This is Montana not wanting us to leave."

    Yeah, that sounds about right. I hate highway driving in the summer.

    edit: that sign isn't quite as silly as it initially appears... rattlers like hanging out in tall grass. Well, they actually like hanging out everywhere, and there's certainly no magical force field that keeps them off of concrete, but they're much harder to see in tall grass than they are on, say, a sidewalk or paved surface. While they definitely could have worded it better (snakes have been observed? WTF?), it's definitely valid.

    Unless you're talking about the bullet holes, in which case you're absolutely right.

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  • AngelHedgieAngelHedgie Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    It is possible to tell exactly how backcountry a Montanan is by looking at his license plate.

    Yes, this is true.

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  • cimorenegalcimorenegal Registered User new member
    edited September 2007
    _______moe wrote: »
    Well North Dakota has an awesome liquor store (Happy Harry's Bottle Shop) and a Jimmy John's that opened an hour early to accommodate our schedule. All Montana had was a McDonalds with a staff that had never seen a crowd as big as ours.

    You obviously weren't in the right parts of Montana. The state Liquor store here is like a freaking boutique of goodness.

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  • ChizzerChizzer Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    You haven't lived in Montana till you've experienced a week where 0 degrees was the high temperature.


    Come to Ottawa in the winter, then tell me what livin ain't :P

    "in the summers of 1986 and 2001, to a record low of -38.9 °C (-38 °F) being recorded on December 29, 1933, the third coldest temperature recorded in a capital city (after Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia and Moscow, Russia)."

    That doesn't count wind chill. WITH wind chill it frequently hits -45 on the colder days in winter here.

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  • neurosliceneuroslice Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Chizzer wrote: »
    You haven't lived in Montana till you've experienced a week where 0 degrees was the high temperature.


    Come to Ottawa in the winter, then tell me what livin ain't :P

    "in the summers of 1986 and 2001, to a record low of -38.9 °C (-38 °F) being recorded on December 29, 1933, the third coldest temperature recorded in a capital city (after Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia and Moscow, Russia)."

    That doesn't count wind chill. WITH wind chill it frequently hits -45 on the colder days in winter here.


    I lived in Temagami, bumfuck nowhere, Northern Ontario for six months.
    It's so cold there they did a Survivorman on the same lake.


    About the same temp there as Ottawa gets, I guess.
    It was -40 (Celsius and Fahrenheit meet at 40 below) WITHOUT windchill, one morning.
    And we were out smoking cigarettes.
    That's so cold you get frostnip in fifteen minutes.
    And we were SMOKING. heh.

    Anyway, it was freaking cold there, and I'm glad I live back in California now.

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    I exclaimed "Khoo is my Sensei!"
    So if memes make great shirts,
    And Pod Six is Jerks,
    Then Moe, Khoo and I had our day.
  • AngelHedgieAngelHedgie Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    See, Montana's a great place to hide.

    Especially if you were involved with war crimes.

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  • Cynd3rCynCynd3rCyn Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Montana was the first state to have a restaurant in a hotel. This led all hotel restaurants to be horrible.


    *Posted at the insistence of my bf Yoshamano*

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  • VThornheartVThornheart Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Didn't he just die a month or two ago?

    You guys lost you one claim to fame. Suckfest. =(

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  • Cynd3rCynCynd3rCyn Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Didn't he just die a month or two ago?

    You guys lost you one claim to fame. Suckfest. =(

    If you meant Yoshamano, he is very alive and well. Lol

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  • AngelHedgieAngelHedgie Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Ugh. It's snowing here. And I mean snowing. At least it's not so cold that you go through reverse puberty.

    That was last week.

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  • SergeantAuberieSergeantAuberie Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Chizzer wrote: »
    You haven't lived in Montana till you've experienced a week where 0 degrees was the high temperature.


    Come to Ottawa in the winter, then tell me what livin ain't :P

    "in the summers of 1986 and 2001, to a record low of -38.9 °C (-38 °F) being recorded on December 29, 1933, the third coldest temperature recorded in a capital city (after Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia and Moscow, Russia)."

    That doesn't count wind chill. WITH wind chill it frequently hits -45 on the colder days in winter here.

    Why, why, WHY would anyone live in a place that cold?

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  • SoupsSoups Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Why make fun of Montana so much, but not North Dakota? No way is Montana worse. Right?

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  • HounHoun Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Chizzer wrote: »
    You haven't lived in Montana till you've experienced a week where 0 degrees was the high temperature.


    Come to Ottawa in the winter, then tell me what livin ain't :P

    "in the summers of 1986 and 2001, to a record low of -38.9 °C (-38 °F) being recorded on December 29, 1933, the third coldest temperature recorded in a capital city (after Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia and Moscow, Russia)."

    That doesn't count wind chill. WITH wind chill it frequently hits -45 on the colder days in winter here.

    Why, why, WHY would anyone live in a place that cold?

    Canadian Witness Protection Program.

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  • Qs23Qs23 Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Soups wrote: »
    Why make fun of Montana so much, but not North Dakota? No way is Montana worse. Right?

    Idk... I really don't remember that much of North Dakota, I think I was sleeping while we went through that state... and I was driving.

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  • Moe FwackyMoe Fwacky Right Here, Right Now Drives a BuickModerator mod
    edited February 2008
    North Dakota was easy, Montana was not.

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  • Qs23Qs23 Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    North Dakota was easy, Montana was not.

    North Dakota was a straight line... Montana had snakes and bears and mountains and bad food and bad gas and holes and slow traffic and...

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  • AngelHedgieAngelHedgie Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Qs23 wrote: »
    North Dakota was easy, Montana was not.

    North Dakota was a straight line... Montana had snakes and bears and mountains and bad food and bad gas and holes and slow traffic and...

    Montana - If It Took Lewis And Clark A Month To Cross It, Guess How Long It's Going To Take YOU?

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  • SoupsSoups Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Qs23 wrote: »
    North Dakota was easy, Montana was not.

    North Dakota was a straight line... Montana had snakes and bears and mountains and bad food and bad gas and holes and slow traffic and...

    Montana - If It Took Lewis And Clark A Month To Cross It, Guess How Long It's Going To Take YOU?

    Umm... Also A Month? I Don't Get What You're Talking About.

    And you guys are right, I guess ND is too easy. I live there, you know. I don't like living here, but I have no choice. The government forces me to live here... and if they found out I was telling you this, they'd ki

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  • AngelHedgieAngelHedgie Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Soups wrote: »
    Qs23 wrote: »
    North Dakota was easy, Montana was not.

    North Dakota was a straight line... Montana had snakes and bears and mountains and bad food and bad gas and holes and slow traffic and...

    Montana - If It Took Lewis And Clark A Month To Cross It, Guess How Long It's Going To Take YOU?

    Umm... Also A Month? I Don't Get What You're Talking About.

    And you guys are right, I guess ND is too easy. I live there, you know. I don't like living here, but I have no choice. The government forces me to live here... and if they found out I was telling you this, they'd ki

    NO CARRIER

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  • KaitouAyashiKaitouAyashi Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Qs23 wrote: »
    North Dakota was easy, Montana was not.

    North Dakota was a straight line... Montana had snakes and bears and mountains and bad food and bad gas and holes and slow traffic and...

    Montana - If It Took Lewis And Clark A Month To Cross It, Guess How Long It's Going To Take YOU?

    This entire thread has convinced me to bypass Montana for any and all travels forever until the end of time and space.

    Thank You.

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  • Moe FwackyMoe Fwacky Right Here, Right Now Drives a BuickModerator mod
    edited February 2008
    Sometimes that's just not an option though.

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  • Qs23Qs23 Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Montana - "Welcome to Montana. Oh, are we in your way? I'm sorry. Where ya headed? Seattle, WA? Well ya what, if you don't want to drive through our state, this is what you need to do. Head back to Fargo, ND, Drive south till you hit Omaha, NE. The head west till you hit Salt Lake City. Then head up past Boise, ID to Portland, OR. Then you can take the hellish I-5 up into Seattle. Don't worry, it's only an extra 900 Miles to your journey."

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  • HounHoun Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Qs23 wrote: »
    Montana - "Welcome to Montana. Oh, are we in your way? I'm sorry. Where ya headed? Seattle, WA? Well ya what, if you don't want to drive through our state, this is what you need to do. Head back to Fargo, ND, Drive south till you hit Omaha, NE. The head west till you hit Salt Lake City. Then head up past Boise, ID to Portland, OR. Then you can take the hellish I-5 up into Seattle. Don't worry, it's only an extra 900 Miles to your journey."

    Why would you go from Boise to Portland, when you can just continue north through Idaho until you hit I-90?

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  • Moe FwackyMoe Fwacky Right Here, Right Now Drives a BuickModerator mod
    edited February 2008
    Either of them are still a lot longer than it is worth

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