NH SCRAPBOOK: George Carlin & LIVE FREE OR DIE
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Here's a clip from George Carlin's 1988 comedy special, What Am I Doing In New Jersey? Of course, when you talk about state mottos and license plates, you can't leave out New Hampshire:
The most dramatic license plate of all has to be New Hampshire's, which says LIVE FREE OR DIE! Well I'm certainly not going to move there. I get just a little nervous in any state where they mention death right on the license plates.
On the other hand, Idaho says FAMOUS POTATOES. I guess those are the two extremes in thought. It would seem to me that somewhere in between LIVE FREE OR DIE and FAMOUS POTATOES, the truth lies. Probably it's a little closer to FAMOUS POTATOES.
Here's the video if you want to see the whole bit and don't mind some salty words: