Friday, June 27, 2008

Louisiana: It Comes With A Larger Purchase

For whatever reason, before today I had never paused to notice how pathetic Louisiana's state quarter design really is. Yes, they show a horn in deference to the state's vaunted musical legacy, and yes, they show a pelican in hopes of suggesting there's still some coastline not rendered lifeless by petrochemicals and overfishing, but the map and the invocation of the Louisiana Purchase subtract all the state pride by saying, in effect: please forgive Louisiana, it came as part of a larger purchase.

And so it did. Which is not to say the state is completely without its claims to fame. Its Wide Stance Senator hates the gays but loves the whores, and its governer [hearts] ignorance and fights demons.

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1 comment:

Samuel John Klein Portlandiensis said...

And the really sucky part?

It's not marked for individual sale.

Louisiana ... we're stuck with it.

If it didn't give us Cajun cuisine and that magnificent city of New Orleans, I'd say chuck it.