"A couple of guys in first class on a flight
From New York to Los Angeles
...30, 000 feet above, could be Oklahoma
Just a bunch of square cornfields and wheat farms
Man, it all looks the same
Miles and miles of back roads and highways
Connecting little towns with funny names
Who'd want to live down there in the middle of nowhere?"''
—Jason Aldean, "Fly Over States"
"You've got to remember that these are just simple farmers. These are people of the land. The common clay of the new West. You know... morons."
—Jim, Blazing Saddles
“All Americans come from Ohio originally, if only briefly.”
David: The TV then reports Ted Kord talking about the stolen scarab, and then refers to Kord Industries as, and this cracked me up, “The Blackwater of the Midwest.“
Chris: Oh man. “The Blackwater of the Midwest.” That makes it sound like from Ohio to the Dakotas is just some Post-Apocalyptic War Zone with roving gangs of mercenaries, which… well, it’s not entirely accurate, anyway.
Jack: I watched this several times as a kid; I still kinda like it.
Rich: What did you see in it??
Jack: I grew up on a farm, and we didn't have—
Jay: You can end it right there. "I liked Supergirl because I grew up on a farm." Cut.
The Nonexistent States of America: Most of the Britons on the board firmly believe that the Dakotas, Wyoming, Colorado etc. are entirely fictional, and were only invented by American airline companies in order to make their planes seem faster than they are on flights from the east coast to the west coast. This is strongly denied by most of the American posters, especially those who believe they live in the said nonexistent states: on the contrary, according to the Americans, it is Delaware that is fictional.