I know I’ve said this before, but I really couldn’t have come up with this next one if I tried. There’s stupid, and then there’s so ridiculously stupid that it actually becomes funny.
Let’s put it this way, if a new petition gains traction and becomes a viral phenomenon, we could end up with 49 states! Okay, that won’t happen, but stick with me here.
A new change.org petition is gaining steam that would like to see North and South Dakota become one state. The name of the proposed combined state?
There’s no typo there. No mistake.
Here’s what the petition says (the grammar is not altered at all):
i think itd be pretty cool to have a state called MegaKota so yeah.
oh yeah and then maybe Puerto Rico can be a state and we wont have to change our flag.
The petition originally had a a goal of 5,000 signatures. But, since the petition currently sits at just above 5,000 signatures, the goal has moved up to 7,500.
Okay, I have to admit that we all had a pretty good laugh when I first discovered this petition. I mean, “MegaKota?” Why don’t we combine North and South Carolina while we’re at it? We can call it ‘Super Carolina!’
I think I shall declare my house its own state. I shall call it Nicktoberfest!