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August 10, 2003 3:11 PM   Subscribe

Pancake. Kansas, flatter than.
posted by srboisvert (23 comments total)

 
Best use of science, ever.
posted by Mwongozi at 3:21 PM on August 10, 2003


I searched, but I couldn't find their article on Watching Paint Dry. Ohio, more boring than.
posted by jonson at 3:54 PM on August 10, 2003


Who here likes Kansas? I love Kansas.
posted by dg at 5:05 PM on August 10, 2003


Matt, South Dakota, can I have?
posted by WolfDaddy at 5:17 PM on August 10, 2003


dg, the funniest, wittiest guy I've ever known is from Kansas. I'm pro-Kansas.
posted by planetkyoto at 5:21 PM on August 10, 2003


Plus, it has the geographic center of the lower 48, so that's where the ammo should be buried for the Last Stand.
posted by planetkyoto at 5:23 PM on August 10, 2003


shhhh, planetkyoto. We don't like to talk about the ammo.
posted by donnagirl at 5:43 PM on August 10, 2003


There's a good book about Kansas. Anyone read Prairyerth?
posted by drinkcoffee at 6:00 PM on August 10, 2003


I am a huge fan of Kansas, and have visited 84 of its 105 counties. (The hard drive on every one of my computers, in addition, has been named for The Big Well.) Other fine spots: The Garden of Eden and Monument Rocks.

I also am a huge fan of links like this, and am amazed (astonished, even) to find a pancakes link on MeFi worth checking out. Nice job, srboisvert!
posted by LeLiLo at 6:09 PM on August 10, 2003


Kansas is quite a mysterious place...

I never quite understood why Bob Dole is from Kansas, but Dole pineapple isn't.

Or why Kansas City isn't necessarily a city in Kansas.

Or why you can find Topeka and Santa Fe on a map, but not Acheson.

Or how the pronunciation of Kansas goes all pearshaped when you add an "A-R-".

And if Missouri is the "Show Me" State, why shouldn't Kansas be the "Show YOU" state...
posted by wendell at 6:13 PM on August 10, 2003


the funniest, wittiest guy I've ever known is from Kansas

No, I'm from Oklahoma. People get the two of them confused all the time; Oklahoma's the one with the handle.
posted by yhbc at 6:21 PM on August 10, 2003


Damn, dg beat me to the punch. Nice post. Freaks.
posted by zpousman at 6:24 PM on August 10, 2003


Wendell: Here is Atchison, Kansas.

And the only thing that is truly "flatter than a pancake" is my sister. Or at least, that's how we always teased her, 20 years ago.
posted by davidmsc at 6:48 PM on August 10, 2003


Ah, the annals. Also cited in the above article: comparing apples and oranges.
posted by Johnny Assay at 7:59 PM on August 10, 2003


The Annals of Improbable Research taught me all about the electron band structure in germanium.
posted by CrunchyFrog at 8:06 PM on August 10, 2003


The Big Well

Uhh.... why would you want a hand-dug well 32 feet in diameter? Did they have a 32-foot-wide bucket for reasons probably best left unexplored? Or was it a reverse of the Stonehenge problem (32 INCHES, it says! INCHES!)?

posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 8:27 PM on August 10, 2003


But if you leave the nearly vertical sides of the pancake cross section out of the calculation, the pancake wins.

swing, batter batter...
posted by StrangerInAStrainedLand at 8:40 PM on August 10, 2003


the funniest, wittiest guy I've ever known is from Kansas

Living in Kansas forces you to develop a sense of humor, otherwise you'd have no way to keep entertained.

I'm just glad we have Ahnold drawing the state jokes de jour over to California, while we struggle to keep evolution back in the high school science curriculum.

No, really, I do like it here.
posted by katieinshoes at 9:12 PM on August 10, 2003


"Your abs are like Kansas," Tom flattered.
posted by wendell at 11:04 PM on August 10, 2003


Sorry, yhbc. There's only two things come outta Oklahoma.
posted by planetkyoto at 12:24 AM on August 11, 2003


(However, Kyoto Prefecture and Oklahoma are sister states.)
posted by planetkyoto at 12:25 AM on August 11, 2003


They have a great site. The Sleep-Retardant Properties of My Ex-Girlfriend is hilarious.
posted by alex_reno at 11:45 AM on August 11, 2003


This is great, but now Carry on My Wayward Son is stuck in my head.
posted by PinkStainlessTail at 12:21 PM on August 11, 2003


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