Originally created 05/17/02

I asked for Georgia state slogans, and you responded

A committee is a group of men who individually can do nothing, but as a group decide that nothing can be done.

- Fred Allen

I asked for suggestions for a new Georgia state slogan, and here are your ideas:

  • Georgia: We've come a long way since Deliverance
  • Georgia: Onions 'R' Us
  • Georgia: It grows on you - like kudzu
  • Georgia: No shirt, no shoes, no problem
  • Georgia: It's the heat and the humidity

  • Georgia: Got peanuts?
  • Georgia: If you liked Mississippi public schools, you'll love ours
  • Georgia: Where our politicians have convictions (along with indictments).
  • More ideas:

    "I've only lived in Augusta for one year. I'm originally from Minnesota. I would think a good slogan for Georgia would be: 'Georgia: Home of the Southern Belle."'

    "How about: 'Move to Georgia and simultaneously raise the IQ of the state you leave, and Georgia'?"

    "My sister's suggestion is: 'Georgia: A state of temporary political insanity.' I personally think the same of Richmond County."

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    BY THE NUMBERS: Everything you need to know about government bureaucracy:

  • Pythagorean theorem: 24 words
  • Lord's Prayer: 66 words
  • Archimedes' principle: 67 words
  • The 10 Commandments: 179 words
  • The Gettysburg Address: 286 words
  • The Declaration of Independence: 1,300 words
  • U.S. Government Regulations on the Sale of Cabbage: 26,911 words
  • * * *

    TODAY'S JOKE: The pastor of a church began his sermon with this story: "I was on a plane last week from Chicago to California when we ran into some very severe turbulence. As it got worse, the passengers became more and more alarmed, and even the flight attendants began to look concerned.

    "Finally, one of them noticed that I had 'Rev.' in front of my name on the passenger list, came over to me, and said, 'Sir, this is really frightening. Do you suppose you could, I don't know, do something religious?' So I took up a collection."

    Reach Bill Kirby at (706) 823-3344 or bkirby@augustachronicle.com.


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