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View Poll Results: Bigger Impact on American Pop Culture?
San Francisco Bay Area, California 56 61.54%
chic-land, midwest 35 38.46%
Voters: 91. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 06-25-2009, 04:10 PM
 
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Default Chic-Land or SF Bay Area, Which has a bigger impact on american pop culture?

I'd say the Bay.

Everyone has an Apple/Iphone, its where all the cool internet sites are located(google,ebay,craigslist etc etc), everythings hi-tech, they are at the forefront of new laws and bans, first REAL high-speed rail line coming between SF and L.A

and come on...it's in California
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Old 06-25-2009, 04:17 PM
 
Location: North BX
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LOL I'm on my iphone right now
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Old 06-25-2009, 04:38 PM
 
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Finally you found a topic which can totally blow Chicago away. LOL. I don't even know what pop culture in America is impacted by Chicago except for the Boeing planes. Chicago culture is not popular anyways.

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I'd say the Bay.

Everyone has an Apple/Iphone, its where all the cool internet sites are located(google,ebay,craigslist etc etc), everythings hi-tech, they are at the forefront of new laws and bans, first REAL high-speed rail line coming between SF and L.A

and come on...it's in California
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Old 06-25-2009, 04:52 PM
 
Location: West Hollywood
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I'd say the Bay.

Everyone has an Apple/Iphone, its where all the cool internet sites are located(google,ebay,craigslist etc etc), everythings hi-tech, they are at the forefront of new laws and bans, first REAL high-speed rail line coming between SF and L.A

and come on...it's in California
Yawn......

There is already a San Francisco vs. Chicago thread on this.

Hasn't this topic been discussed before. It seems like this thread is just a front for yet another anti-Chicago thread.

When will people come up with something original?
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Old 06-25-2009, 04:55 PM
 
Location: NC/IL/MI
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Old 06-25-2009, 05:06 PM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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Thumbs up Chicago

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I'd say the Bay.

Everyone has an Apple/Iphone, its where all the cool internet sites are located(google,ebay,craigslist etc etc), everythings hi-tech, they are at the forefront of new laws and bans, first REAL high-speed rail line coming between SF and L.A

and come on...it's in California
Its shocking I never thought of internet sites like google or ebay as culture before. Nor did I ever think of high speed rail as culture either! And if "new laws and bans" are considered "culture" than Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union must have been centers of high culture!

But I do know things ranging from the Second City (comedy) all the way to the Joffrey Ballet and Chicago Symphony Orchestra (one of the big 5) is certainly culture!

Don't get me wrong, Nightmare --- I understand what you are saying about the new stuff. But I do believe you and other people are grossly underrating Chicago here.
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Old 06-25-2009, 05:16 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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List of people from Chicago - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

There's a gigantic list of people from Chicago, including musicians and entertainers. I know Chicago has a great comedy scene as well as theater. It's also famous for the Blues, and holds a festival to celebrate it annually, too.

Both cities have made great contributions to American pop culture
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Old 06-25-2009, 08:40 PM
 
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Well, lets see Chicago does have: Michael Jordan, Oprah, Obama; that in itself is tough to beat.
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Old 06-25-2009, 10:03 PM
 
Location: The yuppie ghetto known as San Francisco
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And if "new laws and bans" are considered "culture" than Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union must have been centers of high culture!
Exactly, as a SF resident I'd say it's one of the worst aspects of the area, along with the ridiculous housing costs. If both of those trends continue we'll see most of the innovators fleeing the area for greener pastures. Lets face it, it's not business friendly. Nanny States don't work.
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Old 06-25-2009, 11:47 PM
 
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Chicago hasn't had an impact on the psyche of those outside the US Midwest since the days of Micheal Jordan ended.
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