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View Poll Results: Which do you prefer?
Atlanta, GA 105 50.72%
Minneapolis, MN 102 49.28%
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Old 06-18-2011, 03:34 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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This is sure to make the Jantelovian Minnesotan in you cringe. More of Atlanta being "flashy"

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Old 06-18-2011, 05:50 PM
 
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How does posting random garbage you found on yotube makes Atlanta look better than Minneapolis?
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Old 06-18-2011, 06:29 PM
 
Location: Cleveland bound with MPLS in the rear-view
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He said "flashier", not better. But flashy is an acquired taste, some people prefer it while others can't stand it -- but it shouldn't be a category to rank cities, IMO.
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Old 06-18-2011, 06:33 PM
 
Location: roaming gnome
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I have had good food in Atlanta, but The Varsity was quite possibly the worst greasiest hamburger I have ever had, my friend ordered it too and spit it out into a napkin, we threw it in the trash and left and went somewhere else, I have no idea why that places is so popular.
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Old 06-18-2011, 06:37 PM
 
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I have had good food in Atlanta, but The Varsity was quite possibly the worst greasiest hamburger I have ever had, my friend ordered it too and spit it out into a napkin, we threw it in the trash and left and went somewhere else, I have no idea why that places is so popular.
You can't go there for the burger no wonder you were disappointed, you gotta get the chili dog. With a side of onion rings, a coke or a chocolate shake and a fried peach pie, mmmmmmmmm fatty, greasy good stuff! Makes me a little home sick...
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Old 06-18-2011, 06:39 PM
 
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He said "flashier", not better.
In that case, Atlanta wins this contest hands down. Still, I don't see how it is relevant to the discussion?
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Old 06-19-2011, 07:37 AM
 
Location: Limbo
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This is sure to make the Jantelovian Minnesotan in you cringe. More of Atlanta being "flashy"
The only person in that video I knew was Allen Iverson.

Other than that, I saw a whole bunch of random people shoving bottles in the camera.
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Old 06-19-2011, 08:00 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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In that case, Atlanta wins this contest hands down. Still, I don't see how it is relevant to the discussion?
I was simply responding to a conversation taking place earlier about Minnesotans not liking "flashiness" first off. And second, the OP asked about entertainment and single life in both cities and that video directly relates to both. Actually, those are the only topics (besides maybe crime and traffic) out of the categories the OP originally brought up that haven't been discussed in depth yet.

WoW. Now I see what Drew and West were talking about. Some people your way really are uptight about that kind of thing. I can't imagine someone from the East Coast, Miami or Cali getting that upset about a little video for fun.

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Old 06-19-2011, 11:35 AM
 
Location: Cleveland bound with MPLS in the rear-view
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I think it's just viewed as "ridiculous" and desperate, not fun or cool. In fact, if somebody were flaunting even something lower key like a Ferari and an Armani suit and a $20K Rolex, most people would just think they guy was a total a-hole, not an icon. I jokingly call it "little peni$ syndrome".

Maybe that's a definitive cultural difference. I like the videos though!
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Old 06-19-2011, 01:15 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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I think it's just viewed as "ridiculous" and desperate, not fun or cool. In fact, if somebody were flaunting even something lower key like a Ferari and an Armani suit and a $20K Rolex, most people would just think they guy was a total a-hole, not an icon. I jokingly call it "little peni$ syndrome".

Maybe that's a definitive cultural difference. I like the videos though!
LOL! you all completely misconstrued the purpose of the videos. I was discussing earlier with someone how Atlanta has more high end shops and somebody commented that may be because MLP has a culture that rejects flashiness and that sort of thing. I kinda agreed with them by showing a few videos that were somewhat flashy. He or someone else then said that was too flashy for them and I countered by showing one more that was even flashier as if to say 'that's nothing it gets worse'. The varsity video was just in response to a video of a car club someone sent from MSP, They have a car meet at the Varsity every first Thursday.

I in no way was trying to proove Atlanta was better just by showing those silly videos. If I wanted to try and outdo MSP with videos I would have shown videos that show how much better our mass transit is (which I really could do) or comparing the cities economic prowess in industry and trade. (Atlanta has plenty of boosterism type videos relating to that as well) or sports videos etc. etc. Those by far weren't even the flashiest videos I could have shown if I were trying to impress you with that.





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