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Old 11-30-2014, 07:56 PM
 
Location: Northlake
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Originally Posted by Pemgin View Post
Crap article. Chicago doesn't make the list of great American cities, but Memphis does?
Thank you. Someone other than myself noticed this.

Memphis really? Lol

P.S. You gone always have someone bashing Atlanta about something but at the end of the day the hotels are still selling out.

 
Old 11-30-2014, 07:59 PM
 
Location: City of Atlanta
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Right?! How dare he have a mind of his own and go against popular opinion?

I don't think that Memphis is a greater city than Chicago, but I can easily see why someone would say that the former had more character than the latter.
He called it a great American city, alongside NY, SF, Philadelphia, and Boston. Memphis is nowhere near the same league as those cities, so it's objectively dumb.
 
Old 11-30-2014, 08:08 PM
 
Location: Decatur, GA
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I stopped reading past this point:

Itís because Atlanta has no character.
Consider the truly great major cities in America. There really arenít that many of them. In short, they are New York, Boston, New Orleans, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Memphis.
You might add St. Louis and Louisville to that list, but I wouldnít put them near the top. Chicago? Eh, Iím not so sure.


He's smoking some of the good stuff obviously.
Then prove him wrong. What is Atlanta's unique character? I can't say that we have one, unless you count traffic. But I'm trying to think positive here. We have many characters (Old South, hip hop, stereotypical suburban, etc.) but they don't blend well enough to give us a singular unique character that is a combination thereof (no, I don't mean a rapping Granny holding a casserole and gymnastics bag) but there are too many to say any of them are stronger than the other.
 
Old 11-30-2014, 08:12 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Originally Posted by Pemgin View Post
He called it a great American city, alongside NY, SF, Philadelphia, and Boston. Memphis is nowhere near the same league as those cities, so it's objectively dumb.
Objectivity has nothing to do with it, but I understand your point of view.

I thought the author was biased but fair.
 
Old 11-30-2014, 08:13 PM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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Husband: Baby, I have a surprise for you... For our anniversary we're taking a trip to the best city ever!

Wife: Oh, Honey!! You're taking me to Paris?

Husband: No, it's in the United States.

Wife: Oh, we're going to New York City?!

Husband: Nope, I'll give you 3 more guesses.

Wife: San Francisco? Philly? Boston?

Husband: Nope, nope, and nope. Okay, brace yourself... We're going to... Are you ready for this?..... MEMPHIS TENNESSEE!!!!

Wife: I want a divorce.
 
Old 11-30-2014, 08:22 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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What exactly do you guys think you're proving, aside from your lack of ability to think outside of the box?
 
Old 11-30-2014, 08:31 PM
 
Location: City of Atlanta
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Memphis is a fine town with a fair amount of character, but to say it belongs on a list of great American cities like New York, San Francisco, Boston, Philadelphia, and even New Orleans, is very bizarre and enough to question his credibility, IMO. It doesn't have more character than Chicago. Again, IMO. It takes more than BBQ and Elvis.
 
Old 11-30-2014, 09:30 PM
 
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Then prove him wrong.
It's not that serious for me, and it's not like a Clayton news outlet is getting lots of circulation to make an impact anyway.

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What is Atlanta's unique character? I can't say that we have one, unless you count traffic. But I'm trying to think positive here. We have many characters (Old South, hip hop, stereotypical suburban, etc.) but they don't blend well enough to give us a singular unique character that is a combination thereof (no, I don't mean a rapping Granny holding a casserole and gymnastics bag) but there are too many to say any of them are stronger than the other.
First of all, you don't have to have a unique character to have character. Cities like Baltimore, Pittsburgh, and Cincinnati have lots of character but there's not really anything unique about the character they have.

Secondly, this seems to be written from the point of view of a tourist who never ventured beyond downtown than a resident of metro Atlanta.

I actually like the fact that Atlanta wears a lot of hats (Civil War, Civil Rights, Black mecca, Southern gay mecca, hip hop, convention destination, etc.), even if one doesn't stick out beyond the rest of them.

And I think most people know that Atlanta isn't a leisure/vacation destination and the city doesn't really market itself as such in the traditional sense. We're more of a convention/special events/extended weekend type of city and we excel in that arena.
 
Old 11-30-2014, 09:58 PM
 
Location: Valdosta (Atlanta Native)
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It's not that serious for me, and it's not like a Clayton news outlet is getting lots of circulation to make an impact anyway.



First of all, you don't have to have a unique character to have character. Cities like Baltimore, Pittsburgh, and Cincinnati have lots of character but there's not really anything unique about the character they have.

Secondly, this seems to be written from the point of view of a tourist who never ventured beyond downtown than a resident of metro Atlanta.

I actually like the fact that Atlanta wears a lot of hats (Civil War, Civil Rights, Black mecca, Southern gay mecca, hip hop, convention destination, etc.), even if one doesn't stick out beyond the rest of them.

And I think most people know that Atlanta isn't a leisure/vacation destination and the city doesn't really market itself as such in the traditional sense. We're more of a convention/special events/extended weekend type of city and we excel in that arena.
This isn't the best written article, but the author has a point. Atlanta is more of a business city than tourist city. It's usually not a place people hear about and want to travel to.
Btw, why are people associating this with Clayton? Does it seem any better on this site?
Sorry, Atlanta, but you’re no destination | Henry Daily Herald
 
Old 11-30-2014, 10:13 PM
 
Location: ITP - City of Atlanta Proper
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Originally Posted by Mutiny77 View Post
I stopped reading past this point:

Itís because Atlanta has no character.
Consider the truly great major cities in America. There really arenít that many of them. In short, they are New York, Boston, New Orleans, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Memphis.
You might add St. Louis and Louisville to that list, but I wouldnít put them near the top. Chicago? Eh, Iím not so sure.


He's smoking some of the good stuff obviously.
Some of that ClayCo Dro, probably.

Something tells me the author of that "article" is a transplant from Memphis.
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