Tuesday, February 19, 2008

The States

We were watching the episode of the History Channel's series, The States, this weekend. Each state has a celebrity spokesperson to sort of narrate the segment. Ann Curry (NBC) for Oregon, Neil Patrick Harris for New Mexico, etc. We were all jazzed to see who would be featured in the Vermont segment. I quickly Googled famous Vemonters (besides Cupcake) and discovered most of them are from days of yore.

However, we do have the members of Phish (are they actual natives, or flatlanders that came to VT later?) and sportscaster Ken Squier. Another option was Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, but they are most definitely not natives.

So, who did they have? Some chick who won some snow boarding thing. Like, whatevs. I am anti-snowboard in a big way. I think they ruin the alpine experience for us skiers. I plan to ski Mad River Glen as much as possible when I move. The one thing this chick had, though, was a fair-to-middling VT accent. But she was dumb as a box of rocks, not exactly representative of the intellectual achievments of the state. Oh, if we could only bring back Silent Cal for documentary commentary.


Dearest Cupcake said...

Pat Leahy is one of my favorite Vermonters. Hands down. He's got some great politics, a kickin' Middlesex accent, and for the past 5 or 6 years I have run into him in Montpelier, browsing the stores the day after thanksgiving. I'm always star struck when I see him, and get a thrill saying "hello senator" as I pass him on the street. who would I definitely NOT want to do it? The Logger


Although I do kind of love him too.

Kristen S. said...

Pat Leahy is definitely a good choice! What about Ed Tuliper?

Chris said...

Just slumming, 'round ur blog. I wouldn't call Phish phamous. And to whom? There was a South Park episode on recently (re-runs) where SP is overrun with Hippies. They have a hippy music fest and there's a band their totally spoofing Phish. I even thing the band was Fish spelled differently of Phrog or something equally weird. How long do you have to be a resident of Vermont to be considered a Vermonster? I would think a few years (decade) would grandfather anyone in. And what about those who leave? They are still from there? Like most of the intarweb, a mystery best left uncovered.

Anonymous said...

So who did they get to do Maine? Stephen King?
- Jean