Thrillist every year makes a list of the 50 Worst States in the USA. This year, the are making the claim that this list is the last time, saying it is the “Final” and “Definitive” list. So why would this be the be-all-end-all list? Maybe it has something to do with how the rankings aren’t changing very much.
The good new for all of us is that Florida, that has been listed on pretty much every list as the craziest, most humid, weirdest, most likely to be destroyed by a hurricane, etc. seems to keep it as the absolute worst place in the USA. The same can be said for Arizona, not surprisingly.
But, when it comes to the best places to live, Iowa, Illinois and Missouri don’t make the top of the list. It’s more like mid-pack for Iowa and Illinois.
Sorry to say, Missouri, you rank just slightly above North Dakota and Arizona.
As the list explains
Iowa ranks at #25, mostly because The Hawkeyes, Eskimo Pies and Loose Meat Sandwiches.
Illinois ranks at #27 due to your narcissistic attitude, your “look at me” attitude, you inability to elect a governor who won’t go to jail and your obsession for bowling. (Don’t blame me, I am just telling you what the author at Thrillist said). By that description, sounds like you should be more than 2 spots below Iowa.
Which means the knives are coming out for Missouri, ranking you at #42. So, while you are lauded for baseball, you are trashed for St. Louis’ loss of the Cardinals and Rams football teams. Then you are trashed for crappy pizza cheese.
Don’t shoot the messenger. But if I didn’t tell you, you wouldn’t know how others view you.
I guess, sometimes ignorance is bliss.
If you want to check out the full list of all 50 states and get a good laugh, click here for the Thrillist.