Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Living In ...

I was looking at a map of Florida today, and discovered this tiny community:

dreamworld


It seems like that would be a great place to live, if only so you could say “I’m living in a Dreamworld.” But it got me wondering if there were other places you could live that would be fun to tell people. I immediately thought of “Fear,” “Denial,” “Filth,” “Squalor,” “Oblivion” and “Obscurity,” but there are no such places.

One interesting place to live is “Fairyland,” which is located purely by coincidence in Queensland, Australia.

I looked for towns called “Sin” and “Mycar,” but struck out. However, there is such a place as “Avan” in Kazakhstan. But it seems like a long way to go for a joke, and it’s not down by a river.

But I was cheered by the fact that there’s a town called “Misery” in France, which is a lot closer than Kazakhstan. Even better still, you can live in “Poverty” in Kentucky.

On the flip side, there’s a “Comfort,” Texas.

I tried “Purgatory” and “Hell,” but nobody loved those names enough to name a town after them. Or if they did, the town council voted to change the name a long time ago. But “Paradise” is everywhere: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Michigan, California and Nova Scotia.

Even more popular is “Harmony,” which can be found in Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Maine, Indiana, Florida, Texas, Wyoming and California. Equally popular is “Utopia,” which can be found in Alaska, Illinois, Kansas, Florida, Ohio, New York, Ontario and New Brunswick.

If you find this kind of research troubling, you can always go to live in “Asylum,” California.

10 comments:

Tim said...

My friend Gordon pointed out that there is a Hell, Norway, which I assume freezes over at regular intervals.

Anonymous said...

You have way too much free time.

burton said...

Apparently, you can tell your wife you CAN get the new Plasma HD TV because Hell freezes over regularly now! Here is a nice wikipedia entry on it. I like the photo caption "Road sign at the outskirts of Hell"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hell,_Norway

burton said...

Apparently Hell is closer to home than we thought - Try Michigan:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hell,_Michigan

Tim said...

I now realize my research on this subject was slipshod. I have since discovered that there is a Purgatory in both Maine and Rhode Island, as anyone who has visited those states would already know.

In addition, there is an archaeological excavation of a settlement known as "Sin" on Attu Island, in the Aleutian archipelago of Alsaka. So people used to live in "Sin," but not anymore.

Tim said...

Oh, and you troubled East Coast residents needn't drive across the country, because I've discovered there is an "Asylum" in Pennsylvania as well.

Tim said...

"Paradise" is burning: http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=080709180658.m8hi4sw9&show_article=1

Tim said...

"Paradise" is burning: http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=080709180658.m8hi4sw9&show_article=1

Anonymous said...

You people need to get a life, seriously.

Anonymous said...

George said...............

Didn't James Brown hedge his bets on this with his famous song.

At least he covered this country