Thursday, February 25, 2010

Utah - H*ck Yeah!, part 1

It's probably a safe assumption on my part to think that most (if not all) readers and fans of NU14 are, were—or at the very least hope to one day be—Utahns. (Incidentally, it could also be spelled "Utahans" if you prefer, but I think that's putting too many vowels in an already-confusingly-and-convolutedly-spelled word). Aside from my two-year stint in South Africa, I have lived in the state my whole life and am proud to identify myself as a Utah Man—though I didn't go to the University of Utah, so I guess I'm not a "Utah Man" Utah Man, but still.

For those who don't call the Beehive State home, you may be asking yourselves the following question: "But Adam, why? Why would a [relatively] sharp and [fairly] level-headed [not to mention extremely good looking] individual such as yourself be drawn to a state that I hear all sorts of rumors about?" (That's right... you ended your sentence in a preposition. And Winston "The Lion" Churchill supposedly said that ending a sentence in a preposition is "the sort of arrant pedantry up with which I will not put". But don't feel bad; few people will ever live who were as cool as that guy.)

In concrete answer to your theoretical question, I am preparing an objective presentation on Utah and why it is awesome, which I will present to you next Tuesday. In the meantime, however, allow me to present to you a few bigwigs who, perhaps unbeknownst to you, presently call (or once called) Utah home.

Roseanne Barr, comedienne
born in Salt Lake City
Cytherea, adult film star
born in Salt Lake City
Faye Dunaway, Academy Award-winning actress
attended Dugway High School
Patrick Fugit, actor
born in Salt Lake City
Jewel, singer
born in Payson
Maddox, author
current Utah resident
Amanda Righetti, actress
born in St. George
Picabo Street, Olympic gold medalist
current Park City resident
Mary Elizabeth Winstead, actress
grew up in Sandy
James Woods, Academy Award-nominated actor
born in Vernal


Becca said...
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Becca said...

Wow, I considered myself to be pretty educated on who has Utah ties but I didn't know quite a few of those. Bravo!
However, having been born and raised in the same state, I seem to lack such obvious adoration for Utah. I'm anxious to see what you have up your sleeve to help sway that sentiment. Proceed.

Melinda said...

Okay, I just want to know how / why you know this random and frankly, quite personal, fact about an adult film star?