May 16, 2008
State motto bastardization
This ad for a new luxury high-rise in Williamsburg has been floating around the local press for a while. This week it's in the Onion. It's the most egregious rip-off of New Hampshire's aggressively libertarian state motto I've ever seen, and it definitely makes me want to withhold my tax dollars that are probably subsidizing this steel and glass hunk of hideousness.
In an attempt to discourage the Williamsburg Edge developers from taking a hard-core, no-bullshit motto like "Live Free or Die" and using it as some kind of nonsensical hyperbole to promote their latest yuppie compound, might I suggest a few other state mottos they might use instead:
Paraphrase Ohio's motto: With Trust Funds, All Things Are Possible.
Or update the New Jersey state motto: Liberty and Prosperity (thanks, Dad!)
Better yet, use the original motto of the Republic of Texas: Remember Galapagos!
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