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Richard Florida (rise of the creative class) writes about a study to identify the “Brainiest” metros. St. Louis county makes it into the upper tier. Way to go! Now why are we still saying “The Martin Road?” It’s just Martin Road!

13 Comment(s)

  1. Come on, man. I rather like the localism of articles before certain rural/main roads. I think it’s an artifact from when those roads were the road to a place like, “the road to Martin’s place” or “the road to Arnold.”

    hbh1 | Jun 8, 2012 | New Comment
  2. I like it as well. Plus it sounds right for some reason, regardless of what it should be.

    But I find it weird that I picked up that phrase from my grandparents, but I don’t call the couch a “Davenport.”

    Dorkus | Jun 8, 2012 | New Comment
  3. I can’t believe that Florida makes a living at this crap.

    Ramos | Jun 8, 2012 | New Comment
  4. Can’t help but see a correlation to the 2008 Presidential election map of Red and Blue states, esp. in the eastern half of the US -

    mojowoikin13 | Jun 8, 2012 | New Comment
  5. I, too, enjoy the colloquial use of the definitive article when describing roads in these parts. It’s kinda grown on me.

    Lawrence Lee | Jun 8, 2012 | New Comment
  6. My theory fits with hbh1--The Martin Road was once The Martin’s Road — or where the Martin place was…? or maybe a Scandinavian language thing? (yes I know there are many Scandinavian languages, LOL)

    FranceneStarr | Jun 8, 2012 | New Comment
  7. Clearly this is just a map of the liberals and their gay agenda rearing its ugly head where it doesn’t belong.

    Codie | Jun 8, 2012 | New Comment
  8. Haha, I’ve been to the Martin road, and you sir are no Martin road! Jkjkjk …. Going to The Martin Road” feels natural in my mouth too. sounds like part of The Gay Agenda (isn’t that a bar on The Midway Road?) it’s no biggie I was just looking for a quick and easy example of how intelligent we are up here. It was early and I wasn’t thinking so good.

    baci | Jun 8, 2012 | New Comment
  9. When I was in high school, I would replace the words to Garth Brooks “Thunder Rolls” with “The Martin Road.”

    And the lightnin’ strikes
    Another love grows cold
    On a sleepless night
    As the storm blows on
    Out of control
    Deep in her heart
    On the Martin Road

    Ba da da da da DA -- The Martin Road!

    It’s a brainworm. You can’t not sing it.

    Don Ness | Jun 8, 2012 | New Comment
  10. Yah. We drive out the Martin Road to borrow our books to our friends.

    kerc | Jun 9, 2012 | New Comment
  11. While I was probing teh interwebz for proof of man’s ever increasing brainial capacity, I found this clue under the Prometheus trailer’s comments, proving folks are in fact, becoming much smarter and kinder everywhere…

    “You dumb shit, the snake like things are the infected meal worms that were on the ground when they first entered the chamber. The black bio weapon mutates the host its in obviously it mutated his sperm and thats what got her a fucken squid baby! And its not the first evolution of the aliens because there is a fucken stone carving of one hanging on the wall near the giant head! Did you watched the movie or were you too busy sucking your boyfriends cock?”

    Speaking of brainworms…

    Herzog | Jun 9, 2012 | New Comment
  12. I can’t believe Don Ness singlehandedly just ruined my closet adoration for Garth Brooks.

    jessige | Jun 9, 2012 | New Comment
  13. Or was it the Garth Brooks?

    jessige | Jun 9, 2012 | New Comment

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