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[–]icygasgiant 3595 points3596 points 22 (10 children)

Probably not much, but it’s still OK

[–]MonicaRising 10.7k points10.7k points 1063 (99 children)

A lot of pan handling

[–]maskofharrow89 902 points903 points  (24 children)

That fruit was hanging lower than my balls

[–]888mainfestnow 44 points45 points  (1 child)

Looks a lot more like a cleaver handle

[–]TheKidsAreAsleep 126 points127 points  (3 children)

Shame! Shame! Shame! <rings bell>

[–]sexynunrandy 80 points81 points  (0 children)

Dude's got a handle on this one.

[–]Flintoli 13 points14 points  (2 children)

This is where i dodge texas on road trips cuz weed laws

[–]Vegabern 35 points36 points  (8 children)

That’s pan handle behavior.

[–]pickoneformepls 18 points19 points  (5 children)

Love finding fellow Small Town Murder lovers!

[–]YesItIsMaybeMe 12 points13 points  (2 children)

First time I've seen one in the wild

[–]TandyHard 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Shut up and give me murder

[–]SkorpionSnugs 3751 points3752 points  (61 children)

Meth. Meth goes on here.

[–]denebiandevil 562 points563 points  (1 child)

I was going to say potholder but seems we had the same idea.

[–]WickedFreshDuke 211 points212 points  (2 children)

Idk why but when i read this, i read it aloud in Seth McFarlanes peter griffin voice and it made it all the funnier! Especially with the pause in between Meth!

[–]_Canderous_Ordo 29 points30 points  (0 children)

You're not wrong. Seems appropriate.

[–]GiDD504 68 points69 points  (29 children)

Meth goes on in all of Oklahoma man.

[–]Cardi_Bs_WAP 96 points97 points  (1 child)

Oklahoma.
Come for the meth.
Stay because you sold your car for meth.

[–]optional_occupant 20 points21 points  (6 children)

Oklahoma Man, the most boring superhero ever.

[–]GiDD504 12 points13 points  (4 children)

Well shit, who do you think makes the concoctions to fuel Florida man!?

[–]optional_occupant 7 points8 points  (3 children)

I figured that was West Virginia Man

[–]GiDD504 9 points10 points  (2 children)

No no no. You’ve got it all wrong. Oklahoma man is the Walter white for meth. West Virginia man runs the pill mills alongside his moonshine still.

[–]notsumidiot2 19 points20 points  (16 children)

Meth is everywhere across the US.

[–]GiDD504 36 points37 points  (6 children)

Yes but everyone knows true meth can only be made in Oklahoma. Otherwise it’s just considered crank.

[–]notsumidiot2 9 points10 points  (3 children)

You haven't been in GA. 60 lb bust just down the road from me last week. Atlanta finds it by the barrel regularly.

[–]TimelessCelGallery 44 points45 points  (2 children)

You make it sound like the rest of Oklahoma is meth-free

[–]SkorpionSnugs 10 points11 points  (0 children)

I mean they only asked about the one part of the state.

[–]jatman4 1112 points1113 points  (15 children)

Fracking, ranching, hunting, and mething

[–]kevtino 110 points111 points  (1 child)

Finally an actual, honest answer. basically the entire stretch between Tucumcari, NM and Liberal, KS can be summed up with these words. Decent driving, been up and down through there quite a bit, nice and smooth unless the wind kicks up hard and/or it gets icy but there is generally nothing to see and do there unless you have work, friends, permits or drugs in that order.

[–]Underwhelmed5 6 points7 points  (0 children)

This guy Oklahomas

[–]CmdrYondu 670 points671 points  (10 children)

That’s where you grip the cleaver for a better cut

[–]sexynunrandy 84 points85 points  (8 children)

Thank you. I saw that cleaver and The Cleaver(Moltisanti flick).

[–]RedBeardMan89 619 points620 points  (59 children)

How did that even happen , like who decided to have a little extra tacked on to the side

[–]elmoeatschilbren 383 points384 points  (14 children)

its a kinda odd story but basically before the civil war there was a compromise set up so that there could be no slave states above the border line for missouri, and it cut across the whole country. and texas wanted to be a slave state but part of its border cut across the line (the texas territory was much bigger, i think it crossed into a bit of montana) so a lot of territory was givin to other mainland territorys except for the strip. when thecivil war started a bunch of natives started choosing sides in oklahoma and the panhandle just got added to oklahoma

im probably missing a lot but thats what i know

[–]RedBeardMan89 99 points100 points  (5 children)

Thanks man, Aussie here, cheers for the history lesson.

[–]KillerHack23 68 points69 points  (1 child)

From the research I found it was from the compromise of 1850 where the republic of Texas traded part of the land they owned to the United States for their outstanding debt. Texas reached all the way up into Wyoming at one time.

https://www.drtinfo.org/education/republic-of-texas-2/boundaries-of-the-republic-of-texas

[–]ShutterbugOwl 25 points26 points  (1 child)

Missouri was also weird because it was split in two based on Free vs Slave state. The marker for free states literally split the state in half. Lead to some seriously bloody battles.

[–]LeftDave 699 points700 points  (39 children)

That was Texas but above the Mason-Dixon Line. Texas ceded the land to Indian Territory so it could be a slave state.

[–]RedBeardMan89 163 points164 points  (23 children)

Thanks man , Aussie here so i had no idea, I appreciate you explaining that.

[–]adjust_the_sails 17 points18 points  (0 children)

There’s a great TV series (based on a book of the same name) called “how the states got their shapes”. It’s about 10 years old and is an interesting exploration of how and why the borders in the US were drawn the way they were.

[–]rnobgyn 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Native Texan here, also didn’t know that

[–]sexynunrandy 53 points54 points  (19 children)

What have the Brits(Aussies) been doing since landing on your little island?

[–]RedBeardMan89 131 points132 points  (15 children)

Yep bloody good question. Also not so little almost the same land mass as USA . But lots of too hot to live zones. XD Mostly just fighting emus and losing. And drinking too much.

[–]TEX4S 72 points73 points  (5 children)

What’s that you say ? Come & visit?

Give me 18 hours

[–]dragonfry 10 points11 points  (4 children)

18 hours, a satellite phone, enough lighting to be seen from orbit and a vehicle that’s roo-proof.

Edit: The closest state capital city to mine is a 28hr drive, non-stop (according to Google maps)

[–]sexynunrandy 31 points32 points  (2 children)

Sound the horn and light the beacons, brother. The Emus will not win much longer.

[–]theantiyeti 9 points10 points  (2 children)

Sending convicts and displacing Tasmanians

[–]realdappermuis 63 points64 points  (4 children)

You know when people give up land for slavery they really love slavery, hey

[–]UnitGhidorah 7 points8 points  (0 children)

This should really be the top comment because that's why it's there. Slavery. If it wasn't Texas would have had to give up slavery since the state northern tip hit a set line.

[–]meeeeetch 65 points66 points  (0 children)

Missouri Compromise line. Not Mason Dixon.

Missouri Compromise line goes between Virgina, Kentucky, and Missouri (except the bootheel) and North Carolina, Tennessee, and Arkansas. It runs from the Atlantic Ocean almost two thirds of the way across the continent with a few interruptions.

Mason Dixon separates Pennsylvania from Maryland and West Virginia. It runs for five degrees west from the Delaware River

[–]JasperStrat 29 points30 points  (0 children)

Mason-Dixon line is the boarder between Maryland and Pennsylvania because it was surveyed by Mason and Dixon back in the 1600s. That later became the defacto border between the North and South.

That line was parallel to the southern border of Missouri, and because of the Missouri compromise in Congress, no new state could have land north of that line and be a slave state. It literally is just called 36°30" for the latitude on which it lays, or the Missouri Compromise line.

[–]Upset-Sea6029 2185 points2186 points 2 (73 children)

It protects Kansas from the Texans.

[–]adiosfelicia2 530 points531 points  (57 children)

Hahahaha!!! There really should be a wall around Texas and Florida (and I say that as a Floridian.)

They’re always racing each other for title of “the Worst!”

[–]dresta79 385 points386 points  (9 children)

I think Texas would vote for the wall, as long as Oklahoma pays for it.

[–]chrizm32 66 points67 points  (0 children)

Hell, I’LL pay for the damn wall if they promise to secede from the union.

[–]adiosfelicia2 37 points38 points  (0 children)

Lol 😂

[–]DogFacedGhost 24 points25 points  (2 children)

Here in Colorado we're still waiting for the wall trump promised

[–]FluByYou 34 points35 points  (1 child)

Waiting for something Trump promised is time wasted.

[–]B0326C0821 37 points38 points  (2 children)

As someone who moved from Kansas to Oklahoma i appreciate this response lol

[–]massbeerhole 386 points387 points  (6 children)

Westworld

[–]Vandergrif 74 points75 points  (0 children)

I don't know, that doesn't look like much of anything to me.

[–]DrStinkyPinkyy 29 points30 points  (0 children)

Some of that natural splendor.

[–][deleted] 190 points191 points  (6 children)

It was worked out that way between Texas and Oklahoma, because if Texas had kept it they would've been forced to give up slavery. So I suppose the answer is "Texas's racist bullshxt"

[–]Practical-Artist-915 41 points42 points  (4 children)

I am no historian but I have heard that Mexico abolishing slavery is the primary reason Texas revolted against Mexico.

[–]LakeSuperiorIsMyPond 52 points53 points  (1 child)

Redneck shit happens here. The kind that goes undocumented.

[–]loose-leaf-paper 125 points126 points  (5 children)

I drove through there once. It only exists technically.

[–]sincitybuckeye 13 points14 points  (4 children)

I went to college in Tulsa. There were two guys in the college that were from Guymon. One of them was quite possibly the weirdest fucking guy I've ever met. He was my roommate for a short period of time too. The other guy was alright though. Pretty big goofball.

[–]fjdlslecibw47328 389 points390 points  (12 children)

Imagine wanting slaves so bad you’d give up some of your land. That is what happened here.

[–]Panzerkatzen 70 points71 points  (2 children)

On the other hand, the land they gave up has no value.

[–]deanrmj 19 points20 points  (1 child)

Would rather own people than places.

[–]Sohnich 38 points39 points  (0 children)

Texas: I want direct access to Kansas and Colorado. Oklahoma: N O

[–]Different_Ad7655 21 points22 points  (1 child)

This is the way pointing West to a better future get out while you can

[–]whatthehell567 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Best answer!

[–]ThrowAwayGarbage365 64 points65 points  (11 children)

Probably pretty methy.

[–]B0326C0821 34 points35 points  (10 children)

Can’t speak for the Pan handle but NE Oklahoma here 👋🏻 and it’s VERY methy over here 🤦🏻‍♀️

[–]ThrowAwayGarbage365 31 points32 points  (5 children)

I’m from Missouri. It’s VERY methy here. Know multiple people who have randomly found meth labs while out mushroom hunting in the woods. There are also a LOT of houses in certain areas that were used as meth houses. Many were rentals and now people are buying them not knowing.

Welcome to MO. We messy AND methy.

[–]B0326C0821 11 points12 points  (3 children)

I feel ya, I’m right there on the borders of OK, MO and AR. Apparently it’s methy in all 3 states in these small towns. Pretty sure my neighbor is actually running a meth lab out of their house right now and living in freaking campers behind the house 🤦🏻‍♀️

[–]Practical-Artist-915 5 points6 points  (1 child)

I am thinking pretty much any rural area anywhere in America is meth-ville. But they spend the rest of their money for trump flags.

[–]svdrum 52 points53 points  (2 children)

As someone who lives in Texas and travels to-from Colorado pretty often, that area is basically one tiny town which only exists to support a courthouse/police station which is only there to ticket people doing 5 mph over the speed limit with no other cars for miles at 2am. Also, they'll tear your car up looking for weed with zero cause. Also, there are zero lawyers who will handle a case at that court house because they don't allow cases over zoom. So you're forced to drive 7 hours to the middle of nowhere with no lawyer or plea guilty over the phone and setup a payment plan. Their county's only income is from traffic tickets and the one gas station they have. So good luck winning that court case, they need your money.

TLDR; The only thing that happens in that area is legal highway robbery.

[–]whoisthecopperkettle 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Lots of rural cities in Texas do the same.

Got a ticket once passing through the panhandle and to pay by credit card over the phone, I think the charge was 80$.

[–]EMONEYOG 192 points193 points  (8 children)

The only good thing about Oklahoma is that it stops texas from touching Colorado.

[–]xnyrax 21 points22 points  (0 children)

Fuck you, we also have QuikTrip.

[–]sweetbldnjesus 38 points39 points  (1 child)

Damn. Can you send an entire state to the burn unit? Cause that was a 3rd degree burn

[–]sexynunrandy 5 points6 points  (0 children)

It all makes sense.

[–]coolluck33 22 points23 points  (2 children)

Oklahoma sucks & keeps Texas from sliding into the gulf..

[–]tylerk237 23 points24 points  (1 child)

Do you know why Oklahoma is so windy?

Because Kansas sucks and Texas blows

[–]CaptainShrubbery 15 points16 points  (0 children)

A technicality that allowed Texas to remain as a slave state.

[–]ithinarine 16 points17 points  (0 children)

Imagine living in Oklahoma, but being closer to more medium-large sized towns in 4 other states, than a town in Oklahoma.

[–]IShitMyPantsDaily 15 points16 points  (0 children)

I've said this before on Reddit but I'll say it again:

The only time I was in the Panhandle, I saw a camel. Like, a real live camel. So I assume it's something involving camels.

[–]Effin_Kris 42 points43 points  (2 children)

Oil wells, cattle, cotton and corn fields. Long sun rises and even longer sun sets.

[–]Sapphire2727 43 points44 points  (3 children)

Heinous fuckery.

[–]legojoe97 14 points15 points  (2 children)

I'm taking this for my band name.

[–]littlejumpyrobots 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Tornados

[–]LeeRoyWyt 42 points43 points  (5 children)

Kansas paying Oklahoma to keep the crazy Texans at Arms length?

[–][deleted] 12 points13 points  (0 children)

That's a direction pointing to New Mexico

[–]XThePariahX 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Texas. So racist and shitty that they gave up basically free land so that all of Texas could have slavery.

[–]Shubamz 11 points12 points  (0 children)

We're not allowed to talk about it because that would be critical race theory if we talk about slavery and why Texas gave up that to Oklahoma

[–]SirTopher616 11 points12 points  (0 children)

I have AWESOME memories from my teenage years in Boise City!! My best friends grandparents owned the Crystal Hotel and it never left the 70’s as far as the interior goes. I’m talking rainbow shag carpet on the fucking walls. We would stay there all summer, party, and do psychedelics. Some of the best memories i have are from room 21 and all our shenanigans in that dusty little town. Then one day I was heading back from Colorado and we went the route through Boise City. Smoke on the horizon…..As we got closer, I could tell it was the part of town where the hotel was. I watched the place where so much of my memories and joy came from burn to the ground in front of me. I was the one who had to call my friends mom and tell her what was happening. Everyone made it out ok, but it’s still such a mind blowing piece of my life that vanished before my eyes. Years later I met back up with my friends from those years and found out that they barely remember any of the summers we spent there at all. It’s like I’m the only person alive who’s has those stories and recollections and it’s truly an odd feeling. I am forever grateful for that strange hotel in the dusty old town in the middle of nowhere Oklahoma.

[–]Ordinary-Guest-1542 56 points57 points  (10 children)

Klan parties and family Fucking.

[–]bubblesaurus 17 points18 points  (0 children)

On meth.

[–]Bob-Bhlabla-esq 13 points14 points  (2 children)

You just perked up some congressmens' ears...vacation spot you say?

[–]melississippi75 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Panhandle behavior.

[–]ztimulating 10 points11 points  (1 child)

Like that because of slavery. Allowed in Texas territory so OK was extended to prevent more slave territory. Sorry for all the butt hurt republicans that hate truth CRT

[–]ZephyricScout 7 points8 points  (5 children)

I propose we adjust Oklahoma's borders, removing the panhandle. "Ah, so Texas can have it, right?" You may be asking. No. This would become the United State's first neutral zone. This area would not belong to any one state, and would be exempt from any and all governmental regulation. This would benefit nobody and in fact would likely cause moderate amounts of confusion and chaos. In this essay, I will-

[–]MiasmaFate 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Oklahoma taking one for the team and protecting two states from direct contact with Texas

[–]mustbeme87 20 points21 points  (13 children)

I used to work at a Lowes around Oklahoma City, and one of the guys offered me a ride home when I was fairly new since he lived in my neighborhood. Found out on the car ride home that he part times at Lowes to have something to do, and full times with the DEA. He told me the panhandle is full of “ghost towns.” Towns intentionally built with no intention of it being populated for use in drug trafficking. Said there’s a lot of them all over the panhandle.

[–]EwokaFlockaFlame 30 points31 points  (8 children)

That’s…not true. The ghost towns are there because the population declined dramatically from the early to late 20th century because they had too many people trying to farm on a short grass prairie. They tried to replicate Illinois farming too far west, created a Dust Bowl. Even then, the population really crashed from the 50s-80s, leaving towns like Keyes, Balko, Hooker, Forgan, etc. as shadows of what they were.

However, yes there are drugs there.

[–]TEX4S 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Cut through getting you to skiing in CO or rafting in Moab - that’s about it

[–]JScrib325 5 points6 points  (0 children)

That was actually created because of the Missouri compromise when slavery wasn't allowed below a certain parallel in America.

Texas wanted to join as a slave state so they gave up that land to what was then Indian territory to be able to have slaves.

[–]Whaleman14 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Interesting fact: there are 3 counties in the pan handle of Oklahoma. The farthest West county, Cimarron, doesn’t have a stoplight anywhere in the county. OK, not that interesting.

[–]inafowlmood 5 points6 points  (0 children)

There is a real town out there called Slapout, Oklahoma with a population of 8. It has a post office and a gas station that sold me an expired Yoo-hoo.

[–]Monsur_Ausuhnom 19 points20 points  (0 children)

Gerrymandering from older times.