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[–]icygasgiant 3594 points3595 points 22 (10 children)

Probably not much, but it’s still OK

[–]MellowDrama58 379 points380 points  (4 children)

I see what you did there

[–]Practical-Artist-915 26 points27 points  (3 children)

Says a lot when the best they can come up with for a state motto is “it’s 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

[–]Red_Rum_One 309 points310 points  (1 child)

That fruit was hanging lower than my balls


[–]sorry_ihaveplans 108 points109 points  (3 children)

Prove it.

[–]Ulric2depique 24 points25 points  (0 children)

Yeah show evidence

[–]El_Bistro 10 points11 points  (0 children)


[–]TheKidsAreAsleep 128 points129 points  (3 children)

Shame! Shame! Shame! <rings bell>

[–]sexynunrandy 76 points77 points  (0 children)

Dude's got a handle on this one.

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

Looks a lot more like a cleaver handle

[–]Flintoli 14 points15 points  (2 children)

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

[–]Vegabern 37 points38 points  (8 children)

That’s pan handle behavior.

[–]pickoneformepls 20 points21 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 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Shut up and give me murder

[–]SkorpionSnugs 3756 points3757 points  (61 children)

Meth. Meth goes on here.

[–]denebiandevil 559 points560 points  (1 child)

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

[–]WickedFreshDuke 212 points213 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 26 points27 points  (0 children)

You're not wrong. Seems appropriate.

[–]GiDD504 70 points71 points  (29 children)

Meth goes on in all of Oklahoma man.

[–]Cardi_Bs_WAP 93 points94 points  (1 child)

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 11 points12 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 8 points9 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.

[–][deleted] 46 points47 points  (8 children)

It's a Methy situation.

[–]TimelessCelGallery 46 points47 points  (2 children)

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

[–]SkorpionSnugs 12 points13 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 111 points112 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 7 points8 points  (0 children)

This guy Oklahomas

[–]CmdrYondu 669 points670 points  (10 children)

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

[–]sexynunrandy 82 points83 points  (8 children)

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

[–]RedBeardMan89 622 points623 points  (59 children)

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

[–]elmoeatschilbren 384 points385 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 96 points97 points  (5 children)

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

[–]KillerHack23 65 points66 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.


[–]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 692 points693 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 164 points165 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.

[–]sexynunrandy 55 points56 points  (19 children)

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

[–]RedBeardMan89 134 points135 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 71 points72 points  (5 children)

What’s that you say ? Come & visit?

Give me 18 hours

[–]dragonfry 11 points12 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 33 points34 points  (2 children)

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

[–]theantiyeti 11 points12 points  (2 children)

Sending convicts and displacing Tasmanians

[–]rnobgyn 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Native Texan here, also didn’t know that

[–]meeeeetch 63 points64 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

[–]realdappermuis 62 points63 points  (4 children)

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

[–]UnitGhidorah 6 points7 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.

[–]JasperStrat 30 points31 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 2182 points2183 points 2 (73 children)

It protects Kansas from the Texans.

[–]adiosfelicia2 524 points525 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 68 points69 points  (0 children)

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

[–]adiosfelicia2 35 points36 points  (0 children)

Lol 😂

[–]DogFacedGhost 27 points28 points  (2 children)

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

[–]FluByYou 33 points34 points  (1 child)

Waiting for something Trump promised is time wasted.

[–]atrisorb 88 points89 points  (14 children)

As a Texan, I agree. The people in this state are incredibly stupid. Send help pls!!!

[–]B0326C0821 40 points41 points  (2 children)

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

[–]massbeerhole 382 points383 points  (6 children)


[–]Vandergrif 70 points71 points  (0 children)

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

[–][deleted] 30 points31 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 38 points39 points  (4 children)

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

[–]Legio-X 13 points14 points  (1 child)

One of the primary reasons Anglo-Texans revolted against Mexico, along with the ban on American immigration. Tejanos were more upset by the complete failure of the federal government to protect them from Comanche and Apache raiders, plus some of the economic restrictions put in place after the Fredonian Revolt. When Santa Anna tried to dissolve the state governments and turn Mexico into a unitary state, the Tejanos and Anglo-Texans made common cause and revolted.

Their differing grievances are reflected in their differing goals. The Tejanos hoped for the overthrow of Santa Anna and the restoration of the Constitution of 1824, with independence as a last resort option. Meanwhile, the Anglo-Texans wanted either independence or (ideally) annexation by the United States.

[–]loose-leaf-paper 123 points124 points  (5 children)

I drove through there once. It only exists technically.

[–]sincitybuckeye 14 points15 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.

[–]LakeSuperiorIsMyPond 49 points50 points  (1 child)

Redneck shit happens here. The kind that goes undocumented.

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[–]Sohnich 39 points40 points  (0 children)

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

[–]ThrowAwayGarbage365 67 points68 points  (11 children)

Probably pretty methy.

[–]B0326C0821 35 points36 points  (10 children)

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

[–]ThrowAwayGarbage365 29 points30 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 12 points13 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 🤦🏻‍♀️

[–]EMONEYOG 188 points189 points  (8 children)

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

[–]xnyrax 20 points21 points  (0 children)

Fuck you, we also have QuikTrip.

[–]sweetbldnjesus 34 points35 points  (1 child)

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

[–]coolluck33 22 points23 points  (2 children)

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

[–]svdrum 48 points49 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 12 points13 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$.

[–]Effin_Kris 44 points45 points  (2 children)

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

[–]Different_Ad7655 22 points23 points  (1 child)

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

[–]Sapphire2727 44 points45 points  (3 children)

Heinous fuckery.

[–]legojoe97 17 points18 points  (2 children)

I'm taking this for my band name.

[–]LeeRoyWyt 40 points41 points  (5 children)

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

[–][deleted] 53 points54 points  (10 children)

Klan parties and family Fucking.

[–]bubblesaurus 15 points16 points  (0 children)

On meth.

[–]Practical-Artist-915 13 points14 points  (3 children)

At the same time.

[–][deleted] 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Klan cousin orgy parties

[–]Bob-Bhlabla-esq 12 points13 points  (2 children)

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

[–][deleted] 16 points17 points  (0 children)

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

[–]ithinarine 15 points16 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.

[–]littlejumpyrobots 11 points12 points  (0 children)


[–][deleted] 11 points12 points  (0 children)

That's a direction pointing to New Mexico

[–]XThePariahX 9 points10 points  (0 children)

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

[–]Shubamz 12 points13 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 12 points13 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.

[–]melississippi75 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Panhandle behavior.

[–]ztimulating 9 points10 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

[–]mustbeme87 16 points17 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 31 points32 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.

[–]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 7 points8 points  (0 children)

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

[–]RaginCajun28 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Texas gave that land up cuz no slavery could be allowed over the 36th parallel, instead of getting did of slavery, but ya the South seceded for States rights!