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Old 03-21-2012, 09:20 AM
 
Location: The City
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^^ agree some interesting ones. Most have an assemblance of truth but are a bit sensational.

Maybe I started this thread on a negative trend

Would be interesting on a positive spin

So here goes

New York- Power again sorry both positive and negative it works
LA- Gorgeous diverse, huge, something for everyone
San Francisco- Amazing; exuding with character
Chicago- Bold and engaging, people are real
Philly- Historic quaint and energetic
Boston- Smart energy and engaging people
Atlanta- Growing and exciting - the new south personified
Dallas- Big attitude and making it work and somehoe delivering; fun people
San Diego- Just go outside and smile
Seattle- Young, edgy, exciting
Portland- Smaller of above
DC- Booming; active, interesting
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Old 03-21-2012, 09:32 AM
 
Location: The City
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Washington DC-- I can't do a stereotype because I have lived there for so long and have a very complicated relationship with the city. What I will say is that its outright gorgeous in the spring, has much to recommend it, but has priced itself out of my life market. And it is not full of the most creative people ever but it does have a thriving undercurrent of non-douchebaggy activites. The status thing gets a little tired, but I find if you avoid certain places, its not a big deal.
Spring is amazing in much of NE IMHO. Like the cherry blossoms in DC; majestic.

One thing I love is the whole energy of the place comes alive; you can feel it; truly is like magic. This is where winter plays in IMHO; without it this springing to life isnt as appreciated. But it is alos the people. The pure energy can just be amazing. facial expressions change when experiencing it
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Old 03-21-2012, 09:48 AM
 
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Based on Stereotypes (which I've collected from people in the USA and travels around the world):

New York- Huge, powerful, dirty, dangerous, exciting
LA- Movies, money, glitz, plastic, everyones a celebrity
San Francisco- Beautiful, GG Bridge, gays, tech
Chicago- Huge, Sears tower, blue collar, hard working people
Philly- Historic, dangerous, dirty, sports crazy
Boston- Rude, worst drivers, Irish City, historic, rascist (just a stereotype) , intellectual
Atlanta- New South, black celebrities, trees, rappers, growth, sprawl, beautiful, panhandlers
Dallas- No trees, pickup trucks, Bush, Cowboys, old money
San Diego- Perfect climate, laidback, zoo
Seattle- New, smart, tech, isolated, suicidal people, overcast and rain
Portland- Same as above, plus hippies, bums, smart planning
DC- Government, wealthy suburbs, snobs, highly cultural

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Old 03-21-2012, 11:26 AM
 
Location: LBC
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^^ agree some interesting ones. Most have an assemblance of truth but are a bit sensational.

Maybe I started this thread on a negative trend

Would be interesting on a positive spin

So here goes

New York- Power again sorry both positive and negative it works
LA- Gorgeous diverse, huge, something for everyone
San Francisco- Amazing; exuding with character
Chicago- Bold and engaging, people are real
Philly- Historic quaint and energetic
Boston- Smart energy and engaging people
Atlanta- Growing and exciting - the new south personified
Dallas- Big attitude and making it work and somehoe delivering; fun people
San Diego- Just go outside and smile
Seattle- Young, edgy, exciting
Portland- Smaller of above
DC- Booming; active, interesting

Nicely done. The negative stuff is exhausting. I'll try to limit myself to single words:

NY- Big
LA - Complex
SF - Pretty
Chi - Sturdy
Phily- Moxie
Boston - Overachieving
Dallas - Ambitious
SD - Mellow...
Seattle- Future
Portland - Outside
DC - Necessary
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Old 03-21-2012, 11:41 AM
 
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Your viewpoints are kinda disturbing!
I was trying to be caustic/sarcastic, did I succeed?
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Old 03-21-2012, 11:52 AM
 
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Yeah, don't get me started on that post! I took the Seattle/Minneapolis comment as his disgust for people who are "fake nice".

It's a very passive aggressive attitude that persists MAINLY amongst the Scandinavian culture that is very prevalent in Minnesota and Washington.
Correct, and if your ancestry is Mediterranean, then it's a tough pill to swallow, since your approach is generally diametrically opposed. Also, addressing a later comment about Southern fake nice, that is another valid point. There are several kinds of Southerners - the kind that are SO plastic, you know to stay away from them (like Blanche on "Golden Girls," something I've seen seniors watch) and the "over the backyard fence philosopher of life," the latter kind is more benign. At any rate, living in Atlanta, you can surround yourself with so many Northeasterners and Midwesterners, that the Southerners kind of fade into the background...almost.
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Old 03-21-2012, 12:24 PM
 
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New York - Nothing a huge downtown
LA - Hollywood Oriented
San Francisco - Flamboyant Gays frolicking in the sun everywhere you go.
Chicago - Dangerous Hard working town
Philly - Gritty big city,
Boston - By going to any college in Boston, you would be accepted at a job quicker than anyone else applying no matter which college it is.
Atlanta - Black successful people everywhere
Dallas - Big Hair, Big Boots, and Big MONEY
San Diego - Surfers everywhere.
Seattle - Lame boring yuppies everywhere.
Portland - Weird
DC - Same as atlanta but Government wise.
Kudos to you. And, some of us are trying to be funny (not negative), and you succeeded.
The ones in bold are pretty funny.
a) the words "flamboyant," "gay," and "frolic" are often used in the same sentence
b) Big Hair is an 80s thing, but I'm sure the hair and nails in Dallas still reign supreme
c) surfers are annoying, and there's a lot of them on the Central Coast, too
d) how the Emerald City went from unnoticed to extreme yuppiedom is an eye-opener
e) Portland has a bumper sticker saying "Keep Portland Weird" and the person driving the car usually fits the bumper sticker

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Old 03-21-2012, 01:12 PM
 
Location: ITP - Northeast Atlanta
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New York- Yankees, WTC, Rudy Giuliani, fashion
LA- motion pictures, glamour, palm lined streets, edgy
San Francisco- Full House, GGB, Woodstock, gays, Jim Jones
Chicago- Al Capone, deep dish pizza, bungalows, high winds, skyscrapers
Philly- Fresh Prince, cheesesteaks, Liberty bell, We the people, Neosoul
Boston- Cheers, Harvard, Boston tea party, the accent
Atlanta- MLK, Gone With the Wind, Black entertainment, Centennial Olympics
Dallas- J.R. Ewing, livestock, oil refineries, established wealth
San Diego- surfing, military base, perfect weather
Seattle- Starbucks, grunge, Kurt Cobain, Microsoft, drizzle
Portland- Mount St. Helens?
DC- US government, Marion Barry, DC sniper, the Salahi's
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Old 03-21-2012, 02:16 PM
 
Location: Athens, GA (via Pittsburgh, PA)
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Cities described in one word

New York: Refrigerator
Los Angeles: Styrofoam
San Francisco: Celery
Chicago: Hamster
Philadelphia: Truck
Boston: Pebble
Atlanta: Book
Dallas: Horseradish
San Diego: Coin
Seattle: Toothpick
Portland: Chalkboard
Washington DC: Trampoline


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Old 03-21-2012, 10:58 PM
 
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New York - Investment Banker *******
LA - Persian Real Estate Mogul *******
San Francisco - Well Paid Hipster
Chicago - Streetwise Hustler
Philly - Blue Collar Worker
Boston - Alternative/Nerdy Student
Atlanta - Black Mover and Shaker
Dallas - Annoying Southern *****
San Diego - Surfer Bum
Seattle - Green Engineer
Portland - Jobless Hipster
DC - Policy Wonk
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