Another day, another list willing to keep Nevadans humble.
They soften the blow by starting out with their idea of what's good. Nevada gets kudos for legalized prostitution and for Las Vegas being a great place to spend 48 hours. That's the extent of their love. They go on to say that Las Vegas shouldn't exist, call Reno and Carson City "total dumps," and in an honorable display of nonpartisanship, take swipes at both Sharron Angle and Sen. Harry Reid.
At the bottom of the list, making it the best state, is New York, which just happens to be where Gawker's offices are located. Bias, schmias. (And in fairness, they did rank themselves prior to Hurricane Irene.)
The site says the list came at the behest of the U.S. Department of Social Geography, which, unless Google is broken, exists only in the minds of those witty Gawker writers.