Sunday, May 07, 2006
Drawn and quartered
Well, our Washington state quarter design has been chosen. The governor went for the leaping salmon with Mount Rainier in the background.
It beat out the "Hey! Let's cram as many state symbols as we can onto a coin!" quarter, and the Native American orca, which has been styled as the "whale plane" by many online folks.
I think it was probably the best choice, though it certainly won't stand out in a handful of change like the whale plane would have.
Now I can't wait to see if Montana agrees to go with the giant floating cow skull coin or not. Come on, giant floating cow skull!
I also really want Idaho to pick the one with the words "And here we have Idaho/Winning her way to fame," because first off, song lyrics on a quarter are hilarious, and secondly, Idaho? Fame? Famous potatoes, maybe, but none of the possible Idaho quarters display potatoes. They just weren't willing to go all the way for their state food, unlike Wisconsin. Make your own "That's right, you da ho" joke here.
I also badly want Utah to pick the quarter with the dude-a-riffic snowboarder on it, but you just know they're going for that damn beehive.
Also, Wyoming? I sense a trend.