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Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Ohio Needs Our Help

Last night, we got a tweet from @BPotterR alerting us to an opportunity to help our neighbors to the south.  Apparently the fine folks in Ohio are looking for a new slogan for their license plates:

On behalf of Governor John Kasich, welcome to "MY OHIO PLATE." Ohio's new license plate and driver's license will showcase how Ohioans feel about Ohio. Please select the one slogan, phrase or fact that you think best describes Ohio. The deadline for submitting your recommendation is January 8, 2012. We'll review your suggestions and unveil the final version later in 2012.

Folks are then presented with a list of options to choose from including (and no, we're not making these up):

*  1st Traffic Light
*  White Trillium (which is not the substance the bad guy is trying to obtain in the next James Bond movie, it's a flowered plant)
*  40,948 Square Miles
*  State of Perfect Balance
*  Rubber Capital of the World

They also have Tosu-centric choices such as "The Horseshoe" and "Woody Hayes" (we're guessing somebody tried to get "Fuck Michigan" on there but was unsuccessful).

Sure, some of these are okay.  I mean, who wouldn't be bursting with state pride driving around sporting "1st Traffic Light" on their license plate.  But none of them really capture what Ohio is.  Luckily, there is a way we can be neighborly and help Ohio with this important and difficult decision.  At the bottom of the BMV page with the choices is a blank write-in box under the heading "What does Ohio mean to you."  Naturally, we have very strong feelings about that one.  So, after giving it some thought, we here at the MZone came up with a couple suggestions:

*  The Buckstache State
*  I believe in hell, I live in Ohio
*  Ohio: It's like Michigan...only without the class or scenery
*  Speed Trap Capital of the World
*  Ohio: Round ends, high inside.  Just like its residents
*  It could be worse, I could live next door in Kentucky
*  Who farted?

Anyway, we're still trying to figure out which one to submit.  And make sure you do your part for Ohio by giving them a suggestion.  Let us know what it is in the comments section.

UPDATE:  T-man sent us his submission.  Pretty darn good...


JamesD'Troy said...

How about these;

"Ohio: Presidents, Buckeyes, & Jerry Springer!"

"As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly!!!"

"Oh the humanity!!!"

"Hell yes, we have electricity."

VictoryForMSU said...

The Underarm of Michigan
No, "That Smell" Isn't About Us
We Like it Flat
More Than a Pit Stop
and so on and so forth...

Ron said...

Wow, Yost. Back to Back Home runs with comic gold posts. Well done sir.

Bigasshammm said...

Since I live here I'll submit this one : "Get me the hell out of here"

VictoryForMSU said...

At least the gas is cheaper.. right?

phil said...

"Ohio: Yes We Have a Kraft Distribution Warehouse"

(I was trying to find something nice to say about the State.)

616goblue said...

"We celebrate tattoo-laden football wins with dumpster fires."

"Need more for your auto trade-in? Come to Columbus."

"In Columbus we love sharing our powdered donuts so much we throw them at our guests."

Mikoyan said...

Home of the Air Force Museum (that's my nice thing)

Ohio-4 out of 5 Great Lakes wanted to get away

Ohio - The Not So Great Lake State

Ohio - At least we don't have Gary

Ohio - Even the C&O doesn't want to admit it...

MMQ said...


Brilliant, simply brilliant. And I believe you will have to put up a poll in order for all the readers to vote once all the suggestions are in.

"Ohio: The Mistake by the Lakes"

"Ohio: JB Hunt Employee/Retiree Capital"

"Ohio: We Love Liars"


Dennis said...


I think your suggestion of:

Ohio: Round ends, high in the middle. Just like its residents.

is by far the best. Probably because it is so very true in many cases.

Yost said...

Great choices, all. Glad folks got a chuckle from the post.

And Dennis, I tweaked the wording a bit on that one. More concise now.

Mgrad92 said...

"Worst State Ever"

Bigasshammm said...


Wife looked into getting me a ticket to the bowl game. Would cost 480$ just for airfare down there.


I could have lived without her ever telling me.

M Fanfare said...

"Free Tattoos for all Buckeye Players!"

bigGexpress said...

How about adding to one of their choices.

Ohio, Rubber Capital of the World
Now let's please quit exporting, use them ourselves and stop reproducing.

Chad said...

Ohio - Where Hitler is loved more than Charlie Bauman.

Mikoyan said...

Oh yeah, in case anyone cares:
this is trillium


Dennis said...


The original is better. The wording matches the riddle "What's round on the ends and high in middle?" That's what made it so funny to me, at least.