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Official state proclamation declares Sept. 21 "Civilization V Day" in Maryland


Do you fancy yourself Civilization's number one fan? Well, have you created a state-wide holiday to honor the historically inaccurate awesome series?

Didn't think so.

That, however, is exactly what Maryland governor Martin O'Malley did with a recent proclamation.

"Sid Meier is known throughout Maryland and the world as a pioneer of electronic gaming, having co-founded his first studio in Baltimore County, Maryland in 1982, and today continuing a tradition of developing the talent and creativity of future generations," the governor's statement said.

"Now, therefore, I, Martin O'Malley, Governor of the State of Maryland, do hereby pay tribute to the outstanding achievements of Sid Meier on this day, July 28, 2010, and hereby recognize September 21, 2010, as Sid Meier's Civilization V Day, and call upon the people of our State to join in celebrating this salute."

In the spirit of Civilization, we plan on celebrating by re-writing Maryland's history such that it was founded by Genghis Khan after his horse-mounted riders' narrow victory over a platoon of Panzer tanks and fighter jets. Ultimately, it will square off against the allied forces of Napoleon and George Washington in a contest for supreme control of earth.

Now that's our kind of holiday.

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Nathan Grayson