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Old 06-27-2012, 07:16 PM
 
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Dude, shut up nobody wants to see an Atlanta filled with dirty pretentious hipsters. Just face it when people think of Atlanta they think of King, Laface records, Andrew Young, John Lewis, Lil John, tricked out cars, big houses, college life (GSU, Georgia Tech, Spelman, Morehouse, AUC, etc), football, and the entrepreneurial spirit. When people think of Atlanta nobody thinks of cute little coffee shops, hipsters walking ugly dogs, and all of the other pretentiousness that comes with people who want to turn Atlanta into east village. Don't get me wrong, there is absolutely nothing wrong with folks like this, but thats not Atlanta, sorry.
Guess we should tell those GT students that Atlanta's safe too.
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Old 06-27-2012, 07:16 PM
 
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Dude, shut up nobody wants to see an Atlanta filled with dirty pretentious hipsters. Just face it when people think of Atlanta they think of King, Laface records, Andrew Young, John Lewis, Lil John, tricked out cars, big houses, college life (GSU, Georgia Tech, Spelman, Morehouse, AUC, etc), football, and the entrepreneurial spirit. When people think of Atlanta nobody thinks of cute little coffee shops, hipsters walking ugly dogs, and all of the other pretentiousness that comes with people who want to turn Atlanta into east village. Don't get me wrong, there is absolutely nothing wrong with folks like this, but thats not Atlanta, sorry.
Actually, it IS Atlanta. The Atlanta you described is dying a quick death, if it's not already dead. It's DEATH has been VERY well-documented:

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/03/11/na...pagewanted=all

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The gentry are coming | Cover Story | Creative Loafing Atlanta

The gentry are coming | Cover Story | Creative Loafing Atlanta

Decatur Metro Atlanta's Unmatched Gentrification

Even HOLLYWOOD is catching on:


What to Expect When You're Expecting Trailer.flv - YouTube

^Residents of the NEW Atlanta. And I didn't see a SINGLE "tricked out car."

Face it, my description of Atlanta is not just CURRENT, but the FUTURE.
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Old 06-27-2012, 07:18 PM
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So Atlanta is "progressing" by being the setting of a 1986 remake? Sounds old and staid to me.
I would like to see a remake set in Atlanta just because i think that it could be a hit among ATLiens, and people who are familiar with the new generation, especially when it comes to what people perceive as Atlanta's culture. But to tout remaking Ferris Bueller to put Atlanta on the map is kind of laughable, the movie worked for the context in which it was made ie 1980's Chicago, you can't take that formula and try to force it on Atlanta without taking into account the context of Atlanta's culture.
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Old 06-27-2012, 07:24 PM
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Actually, it IS Atlanta. The Atlanta you described is dying a quick death, if it's not already dead. It's DEATH has been VERY well-documented:

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/03/11/na...pagewanted=all

https://www.facebook.com/blockthebeltline

The gentry are coming | Cover Story | Creative Loafing Atlanta

The gentry are coming | Cover Story | Creative Loafing Atlanta

Decatur Metro Atlanta's Unmatched Gentrification

Even HOLLYWOOD is catching on:


What to Expect When You're Expecting Trailer.flv - YouTube

^Residents of the NEW Atlanta. And I didn't see a SINGLE "tricked out car."

Face it, my description of Atlanta is not just CURRENT, but the FUTURE.
Yeah, because so many people are clamoring to see what to expect when you're expecting. Face it, nobody thinks of the stuff that i touched on before when I mention Atlanta. I had an oppurtunity to hang out with some Germans a few years ago, and when i mentioned that I was from Atlanta one of them went "A town down" and started talking about how he loves lil jon and other artists which are similar. Anytime I travel to any other states, most people talk about wanting to move to Atlanta because of the factors that I mentioned before. I just think that you're living in your own world mate. But again, not saying there's nothing wrong with certain parts of Atlanta that are trying to emulate Manhattan, but thats not what people think of when people hear Atlanta.
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Old 06-27-2012, 07:37 PM
 
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Even HOLLYWOOD is catching on:


What to Expect When You're Expecting Trailer.flv - YouTube

^Residents of the NEW Atlanta. And I didn't see a SINGLE "tricked out car."

Face it, my description of Atlanta is not just CURRENT, but the FUTURE.
That movie got bad reviews and did poor box office. Maybe it should have been set in Chicago?
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Old 06-27-2012, 07:44 PM
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That movie got bad reviews and did poor box office. Maybe it should have been set in Chicago?
See, I didn't even know that they released the movie already.
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Old 06-27-2012, 08:07 PM
 
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Yeah, because so many people are clamoring to see what to expect when you're expecting. Face it, nobody thinks of the stuff that i touched on before when I mention Atlanta. I had an oppurtunity to hang out with some Germans a few years ago, and when i mentioned that I was from Atlanta one of them went "A town down" and started talking about how he loves lil jon and other artists which are similar. Anytime I travel to any other states, most people talk about wanting to move to Atlanta because of the factors that I mentioned before. I just think that you're living in your own world mate. But again, not saying there's nothing wrong with certain parts of Atlanta that are trying to emulate Manhattan, but thats not what people think of when people hear Atlanta.
"Most people" talk about wanting to move to Atlanta because there are "tricked-out" cars here? Well, I suppose it's no wonder that this city is on its death bed.
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Old 06-27-2012, 08:09 PM
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"Most people" talk about wanting to move to Atlanta because there are "tricked-out" cars here? Well, I suppose it's no wonder that this city is on its death bed.
Yes, ignore the other factors that I listed.
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Old 06-27-2012, 08:17 PM
 
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Yes, ignore the other factors that I listed.
No, it makes perfect sense, and is perfectly in-line with a dying city. Please understand, I am not disagreeing with you. As you so aptly pointed out, a city without a future does not attract bright people; it only attracts those who want to work at the Wal-mart where Lil' John shops and live behind the headquarters of a 1990s-era record label.
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Old 06-27-2012, 08:22 PM
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No, it makes perfect sense, and is perfectly in-line with a dying city. Please understand, I am not disagreeing with you. As you so aptly pointed out, a city without a future does not attract bright people; it only attracts those who want to work at the Wal-mart where Lil' John shops and live behind the headquarters of a 1990s-era record label.
So bright people aren't attracted to Atlanta's college scene, entrepreneurial spirit, and its cultural flavor (which contrary to popular belief spans beyond Lil Jon). Got ya.
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