March 2, 2011

The State of Absolut Fitness

I just got an email from a fellow member of the 50 states club that read, “Well if it were not hard enough to get 50 states – there is a chance we would need one more. I guess we would have to rename the club?”

The email went on to include the text of a recent news article indicating that there is a secessionist group in southern Arizona who wants to form a 51st state, to be called either “Baja Arizona,” “South Arizona,” or “Gadsden.” My favorite part of the article is this:

Eckerstrom said Start Our State, which had more than 2,350 “likes” on its Facebook page as of Tuesday night, wants to put a non-binding resolution for secession before Pima County voters next year.

So… if I want to form my own state, can I just get a few thousand Facebook “likes” to make it legitimate? Count me in! Apparently not, though. A Google search to find the full text of the original article pulled up the following fabulous comic that indicates the additional work that needs to go into it.

Photo Credit: The Tucson Sentinel

Do you think a blog following can supplement for Twitter? Now I just need a million of you guys…


4 thoughts on “The State of Absolut Fitness”

  1. Ha. I think it takes a wee bit more than a FB following, but I’d certainly join.

    FWIW, my parents told me that there are a group of people in southern IL who want to do the same thing.

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