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Old 04-29-2011, 03:42 AM
 
Location: South Chicagoland
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Yeah what's so different about the lake and the ocean?
The ocean has sharks. And salt that might hurt a cut.

 
Old 04-29-2011, 03:45 AM
 
Location: South Chicagoland
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Well then I guess most folks in Chicago like carrying around metaphorical "balls and chains".
Correct. They do carry around a ball and chain. Some people in Chicago think it's worth it to carry around a ball and chain. Just because people make this choice, it doesn't make it any less of a hassle.
 
Old 04-29-2011, 06:45 AM
 
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Correct. They do carry around a ball and chain. Some people in Chicago think it's worth it to carry around a ball and chain. Just because people make this choice, it doesn't make it any less of a hassle.
What else are we supposed to defend ourselves with against all of the crooks and drug fiends plaguing every corner of our city.
 
Old 04-29-2011, 09:21 AM
 
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Foreigners who don't give a crap about U.S. geography

I don't give a crap about European geography but I know London doesn't sit on the Atlantic Ocean? Neither does Paris. WTF? I don't think any foreigners believe Chicago is on an ocean. That's a stretch. All they have to do is look out of their airplane window and see miles of cornfields, oh there's the lake and then bam. Chicago appears.
 
Old 04-29-2011, 09:24 AM
 
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Yeah what's so different about the lake and the ocean?
Unless you enjoy going miles and miles into the ocean or diving a thousand feet underwater.

Wgat can you do in an ocean that you can't in a great lake?

Salty smell? Don't know why that's pleasurable

Where do I start?

Boardwalk
Warm water
Bigger waves
Sea Shells
Bigger Tide
 
Old 04-29-2011, 11:46 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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I don't give a crap about European geography but I know London doesn't sit on the Atlantic Ocean? Neither does Paris. WTF? I don't think any foreigners believe Chicago is on an ocean. That's a stretch. All they have to do is look out of their airplane window and see miles of cornfields, oh there's the lake and then bam. Chicago appears.
They're not city nerds like you.
 
Old 04-29-2011, 11:48 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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Where do I start?

Boardwalk
Warm water
Bigger waves
Sea Shells
Bigger Tide
Oh yeah. Big difference.
NOT

and the lake gets warmer and it has shells too.
 
Old 04-29-2011, 12:40 PM
 
Location: btw Bmore and DC but in the Bmore Metro Stat Area
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honestly not much of a beach person. the fact that chicago has dtown beaches does it for me.
fresh water is nice as well.
 
Old 05-01-2011, 06:11 AM
 
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I've never been to NYC but I've been to Chicago multiple times. I would think its because Chicago has a mini-NYC feel in downtown but you can escape and go to other areas and be able to breathe. It's not as congested as New York which tends to be the major complaint I hear from people that visit NYC.
 
Old 05-02-2011, 01:06 PM
 
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They're not city nerds like you.

Slim,

Believe me there is nothing nerdy about me homey! If you want to close your eyes and click your heels three times and believe that Lake Michigan is just like the Atlantic Ocean, by all means do it. LOL
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