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Old 06-27-2012, 08:23 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.
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Old 06-27-2012, 08:34 PM
 
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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.
College scene? I'm not sure what that even means besides that there are some colleges located in Atlanta. So what? Atlanta is no Boston.

Entrepreneurial spirit? Atlanta is no more known for that than any other American city.

Cultural flavor spanning beyond contrary to popular belief? Well, according to your original post, what is contrary to popular belief is irrelevant. We both agree that perception is reality, and perception, according to you, is tricked-out cars.

Atlanta is in a death-spiral. A kitsch remake of a 1980s John Hughes film is not going to reverse that.
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Old 06-27-2012, 08:37 PM
 
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No, you're right, I'm just being negative. Atlanta is the city on the hill, a booming metropolis that is free of crisis and leading the nation out of recession, with robust job growth, stabilizing home prices, and rising real income.
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Old 06-27-2012, 08:41 PM
 
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No, you're right, I'm just being negative. Atlanta is the city on the hill, a booming metropolis that is free of crisis and leading the nation out of recession, with robust job growth, stabilizing home prices, and rising real income.
More like hyperbolic. Atlanta's not dying either.
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Old 06-27-2012, 08:44 PM
 
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College scene? I'm not sure what that even means besides that there are some colleges located in Atlanta. So what? Atlanta is no Boston.
Boston is the epitome. Still, Atlanta's college/university base is very good.
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Old 06-27-2012, 08:44 PM
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College scene? I'm not sure what that even means besides that there are some colleges located in Atlanta. So what? Atlanta is no Boston.

Entrepreneurial spirit? Atlanta is no more known for that than any other American city.

Cultural flavor spanning beyond contrary to popular belief? Well, according to your original post, what is contrary to popular belief is irrelevant. We both agree that perception is reality, and perception, according to you, is tricked-out cars.

Atlanta is in a death-spiral. A kitsch remake of a 1980s John Hughes film is not going to reverse that.
You're acting like the AUC (Morehouse, Spelman, Clark), Georgia Tech, GSU, and Emory don't attract people. No, Atlanta isn't a traditional college town, but there is no denying that these schools bring their own flavor to the city of Atlanta and has helped to shape the city, especially the AUC and Georgia Tech. You're right that perception is reality, but your perception is not the next mans reality. While Atlanta has been pumping out a ton of crappy music lately, it has traditionally pumped out very decent acts (Goodie mob, TLC, Outkast, Usher, etc) which has had a positive impact on Atlanta's image. But like i said before, every place doesn't have to be like East Village to be viewed as successful.
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Old 06-27-2012, 08:54 PM
 
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Boston is the epitome. Still, Atlanta's college/university base is very good.
Obviously this base is not good enough, as it has not prevented Atlanta's lofty descent from one of the nation's best economic performers to one of its worst.
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Old 06-27-2012, 08:55 PM
 
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There ya go! A new idea! A movie about a bunch of nerds making a road trip to Atlanta to attend Dragon*Con. Better than making this remake. It could be like like "Hangover" but with a nerd twist. Endless characters and maybe they could have a big finale Star Wars vs Star Trek fight, Marvel vs DC fight, even throw in William Shatner.

Now that might vault Atlanta's Dragon*Con past San Diego's Comic-Con.
That is a great idea-plus include parts of Atlanta's indie arts and music scene and it might work.
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Old 06-27-2012, 08:56 PM
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Obviously this base is not good enough, as it has not prevented Atlanta's lofty descent from one of the nation's best economic performers to one of its worst.
Of course the fact that Atlantas main economic driver having to do with housing had nothing to do with this.
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Old 06-27-2012, 09:03 PM
 
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You're acting like the AUC (Morehouse, Spelman, Clark), Georgia Tech, GSU, and Emory don't attract people.
Atlanta doesn't need people, it needs jobs.

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No, Atlanta isn't a traditional college town, but there is no denying that these schools bring their own flavor to the city of Atlanta and has helped to shape the city, especially the AUC and Georgia Tech.
While the effect is there, it's minimal. Atlanta is known for its uneducated citizens, not its educated ones.

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You're right that perception is reality, but your perception is not the next mans reality.
Was it not you that declared what Atlanta is known for and what it is not? I simply agreed that Atlanta is not known for intellectualism, let alone coffee shops.

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But like i said before, every place doesn't have to be like East Village to be viewed as successful.
Atlanta may be viewed as successful by some people because it's where Usher was born or where Lisa Lopes burned a house down, but statistics show that it is not succeeding; indeed, it is failing, and at an alarmingly fast rate.
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