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|Republica Latina de Atlanta|
|Motto: "Lo siento. No hablo ingles"|
|Official nickname||English: "The Big Peach" "The Mexico of the Southeast"
Ebonics: "Da A-T-L, yo"Southern: "Lana" or "Lanner"
|Official language(s)||Southern English, Latin American Spanish, Korean, Ebonics|
|Currency||US dollars, methamphetamine, weed, crack, coke, (in schools) spicy chips...|
“Obtuve un 45 en mi examen final.”
At first glance, Atlanta looks just like any other major city. However, there are many aspects of this dynamic municipality that put it in a category all its own: The Innovative Category. Yes, Atlanta is an innovative city in an even more innovative state (Georgia, 47th in the nation in SAT scores). But SAT scores aren't the only factor.
The Downtown Connector, a.k.a. F***ing Road to Hell
In 1937, the city's hero, known popularly as "Mr. Connector", had a brilliant idea:
“Hey! I've got a brilliant idea! Let's take Interstates 75 and 85, two major highways, and merge them into one road going through downtown Atlanta, a major city! It's not like Atlanta will become the city with the worst traffic and road construction in the nation as a result!”
The idea was not implemented until decades afterwards because of concerns for safety.
“I say ATL should storm Canada. All those stupid Canadians should just shut up and get a life. ”
When Mr. Connector died a few years later, an autopsy showed that his maximum possible IQ was about 43, much higher than what many Atlantans suspected. However, Atlanta's tourism industry has taken advantage of this highway behemoth by informing potential visitors of how the innovative Downtown Connector allows one to sit back and take in the beauty of the city without having to worry about missing anything. This is due to the fact that the grandma in front of your car is moving at 2 frigging miles per hour and GET THE F*&% OUTTA THE WAY!!!! YEAH YOU!!!! MOVE, YOU OLD FART!!! YOU F***ING SUCK!!!...
Sorry. Forget I said that. Let's move on.
- Interstate 75 is known as the Detroit-Atlanta Freeway. Drivers can get to Detroit from Atlanta or vice-versa in 12-13 hours if their speed is greater that 70 mph, which it almost never is. There are great hotels, gas stations and restaurants along that freeway. South of Atlanta the freeway changes to Justin Guarini Expressway, not to be confused with Justin Timberlake.
- Interstate 85 is known as Jeff Foxworthy Expressway for gaining fame on Are You Smarter Than an Atlanta 5th Grader.
- Georgia 400 is known as the "Georgia Autobahn." Drivers that live in the "OTP" ("Outside The Perimeter") side of town drive their Porsches and Mercedes at high rates of speed wondering if they will be home in time to catch their wives with the gardener or the pool boy(s). If you encounter ANY of these drivers, the best thing to do is to GET THE HELL OUT OF THEIR WAY because they will run you over in a heartbeat.
- Interstate 285 W is the only place in the country where running 15 over the speed limit means you damn well better get your ass into the right lane. With a speed limit of 55 and an average speed of 75 you're more likely to get run over you're more likely to be run over by a donk rider than anywhere else in the country.
Ted "Teddy-Bear" Turner was once the owner of Atlanta, but who gives a crap? These days he merely owns CNN, Cartoon Network, TBS, TNT, Turner Classic Movies, Boomerang, Turner Field, Tru TV, your mom, Jesus and Tina Turner. He also owns a patent for his mustache. Ted Turner did, at one point, own the Atlanta Braves, but their ownership has long since been outsourced. Teddy's real name is Robert Edward "Ted" Turner III, so naturally he has copyrighted the names "Robert", "Edward", "Ted", "Turner", and the Roman numeral III. That means this article has just broken the law about...2...5...hum-dee-dum-dum...about 19 times, not counting the "Teddy"s. Don't worry, though, because it's not like he'll--
Business tycoon Ted Turner has just bought Uncyclopedia for $500 million and 250 lbs. of meth.
Coca-Cola is one of the best things ever to originate in Atlanta. Its name is derived from the Latin words coca, which means ""painless holes"", and cola, which means "ass". In the words of the great philosopher Dave Barry, "I am not making this up." But in all sincerity, Coca-Cola kicks Pepsi's ass. So there.
Fast Facts for Tourists
- Coca-Cola was originally created in 1886 as a medicine for headaches. ("I recommend a Coke after every meal for the next, say, two weeks, OK?")
- The original formula for Coca-Cola includes cocaine. ("Oh, WOW, man!!!")
- A soda brand made by Coca-Cola and sold in Brazil has enough carbonation to turn a can or bottle of it into a lethal explosive. (OK, not entirely true)
- The site of the pharmacy that first sold Coca-Cola is now home to a souvenir store. ("Sorry, we don't sell Coke here, but these Official Coca-Cola Brand Bunny Slippers make a great gift!")
- Blondie, famous Clermont Lounge entertainer and renowned poet, can and will crush a Coca-Cola can between her sagging breasts. However, she generally prefers cans of PBR.
The Atlanta Braves
Back in the 90's, fans would usually make way to Atlanta from throughout the South and the nation to see great pitchers such as Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, and John Smoltz. But after the departure of Ted Turner (and his money) and the arrival of Jeff "Can't Hit a Beachball Hanging on a String" Francouer, they've sucked since 1999. However, Francouer was traded and the Braves were left with "Wood" Chipper Jones, who has been with the Braves since the day he was born in 1972, and other great players including Álex "Mexican" González and Jordan "Not good enough to play college softball" Schafer. Today, many fans come to play "how many black people can we find in the crowd," which studies show is more difficult than finding a needle in a haystack. Other attendees come to cheer on opposing teams, making the real name of Turner Field "Wrigley South", "Fenway South", and even "Marlins Park North".
Considering historical trends, the Braves should be a good baseball team again in 2027. At which point Zombie Ted Turner will re-purchase the team and the American League All Star lineup of 2026. Similar prophecies also read that the Braves will win their fourth World Series in 2029 against the Nashville White Banjo Pluckers.
The Georgia Aquarium
This is a more recent addition to the innovative melting pot that is Atlanta. Here is a brief list of the more interesting innovative stuff:
A Brief List of the More Interesting Innovative Stuff
- The building, surprisingly, does not belong to Ted Turner...yet...
- The Georgia Aquarium is the largest aquarium in the world, yet the line to get inside stretches to the Tennessee Aquarium. This allows tourists to enjoy two aquariums instead of just one! How innovative!
- Two beluga whales and two whale sharks have died in the aquarium. Autopsies show that all four experienced massive brain shrinkage caused by exposure to lethal amounts of a radioactive isotope known as stupidium-1337. The source of the radiation is believed to be the Downtown Connector.
- The outside of the aquarium appears to be a sinking ship, a look that many tourists consider to be innovative.
- There are sharks in the petting-zoo tank. How cool and innovative is that?
- Can you guess where the food court gets its fish? This is an amazing innovation in the fish industry.
"Tourism" in Atlanta
Many people believe that Atlanta draws many tourists to the above locations. That is inaccurate. In fact, the people seen downtown visiting Coca-Cola and the Aquarium are just travelers who have missed their connection at Atlanta's Ludacris-Martin Luther King-T.I.-Ted Turner-CocaCola International Airport. Visitors can also rent a Chrysler that seats about 20, get robbed by BKPL, drive down the Atlanta highway, and visit the Love Shack.
ATLiens are mostly made up of black people, Latinos, and Koreans. They normally carry guns, rob apartments, and pull knives on their spouses. If you tell them something football-related, you'll confuse them (Why do you think the Falcons lost to the Patriots?)
The Magician was Atlanta's most-esteemed resident, aside from Ted Turner, Donovan, and the guy who invented Coca-Cola.... with actual cocaine. Anyway, He'd constantly wow his populace by performing deeds one would think were impossible, such as pulling rabbits out of seemingly empty hats.
It is a widely accepted fact that The Magician was Georgia's most intelligent resident. Sadly, he died an untimely death when a boat he was sailing on was tragically eaten by a freakishly large bass fish. Not even his magic could save him then, because, like all other residents of Atlanta, he hadn't taken the government-offered free "Bass Fish Safety and You" course at the learning annex.
One Final Note
- Atlanta seems far more innovative if you see the rest of Georgia.
Another Final Note
- Check the ratio of men to women and women to men when down south.
A Third Final Note
Sophisticated redneck, pasty diggers pretending to be like their favorite rappers. Proceed with caution.... you don't know what they have done to get the blacks respect!