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Old 04-18-2013, 01:33 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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Am I the first to correct the spelling of the name of the fellow referred to in the OP's original post? Not "Ferretti", but rather "Fieri".

 
Old 04-18-2013, 01:34 PM
 
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Funny, I go out just about every weekend Im here and I can count the number of people who look like that on one hand per night. When were you living here, 1995?
Clearly someone from 2007 thought the same thing. So much so that they wrote and published an extensive article about it.

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Addison isnt like that either. You have your show offs in Uptown, but the crowd has become pretty diverse. There isnt one type of person that lives here/goes out here.
You sound like page 3 of the story:

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I approach confidently, unknowingly exuding threatening levels of sass. I peek my head into their circle and muster up all the sugary-sweetness I have. "Hey, guys, can I ask you a question?"

The alpha male, sunglasses perched on his forehead, sizes me up. "What's up, babe?"

"Have you guys ever heard the term '$30,000 millionaire'?"

I watch as the guys catch each others' eyes.

"Yeah, man, they're all over this place!" the one in the striped shirt says.

"This place is packed with them," another assures me, leaning in and assaulting my olfactory nerves with cologne.

"Do you guys know any?" I ask, looking from the loafers to button-down to hair gel on each one.

"No!"

"Nah."

"Uh-uh."

The alpha male simply shakes his head.
 
Old 04-18-2013, 01:40 PM
 
Location: Forney Texas
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Nothing wrong with cowboy boots, jeans, and an untucked dress shirt. Thats pretty normal.

I dont know why anyone would like to go to one of those lounges in downtown or uptown. I hate places like that. Expensive drinks and loud music is not my cup of tea. If I go downtown/uptown I go somewhere like the loon where its more low key.
 
Old 04-18-2013, 01:42 PM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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Addison isnt like that either. You have your show offs in Uptown, but the crowd has become pretty diverse. There isnt one type of person that lives here/goes out here.
The other day Uptown was White washed, now its diverse?

To the OP, Guy's platinum blonde hair spikes were all the rage...14 years ago. It was started by Billy Idol in the 80's & revived by the Rave/Kandy Kid crowd of the late 90's/early 2000's & was mostly worn by Asians & Caucasians. I even used to sport that same look.


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Old 04-18-2013, 02:11 PM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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We went through this in the other thread. It can be both. Ive seen it whitewashed (Kung Fu Saloon not too long ago) and Ive seen it be a melting pot (Prime Bar last weekend).

The bottom line is the city and area are way too diverse to be stereotyped into one type of person. You cant point to a person and say "Everyone (or even most people) in Dallas look like this". Its moronic.
 
Old 04-18-2013, 02:16 PM
 
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The last time I went out in Addison was about three years ago. I used to have this friend (RIP) who would loudly exclaim, "I don't DO Addison". I am still laughing...
 
Old 04-18-2013, 02:24 PM
 
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From that $30k millionaire article from the Dallas Observer:

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Tech, babe!" he says. "It's my alma mater." I sympathize. As a Longhorn fan, I say, I love to see Oklahoma lose any which way. "Did you go to UT?" he asks. I didn't, I admit. I went to NYU. No football there. But UT's my surrogate team. He rolls his eyes.
I like this quote from that article. It turns out the author is the front-running fake, not any of the people she actually talks to.
 
Old 04-18-2013, 02:39 PM
 
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Gee, I never knew I looked like that.

Youve either never been here or never spent significant time outside of small sections of Uptown. Youre dealing with a very diverse city.

Its a very small group of people who dress like that. Hell, most of Dallas is Mexican, does that mean that we can say that everyone in Dallas listen to Norteno, eats Tacos, and speaks Spanish?
I'm pretty sure everyone in Dallas eats tacos. (or should at least!)
 
Old 04-18-2013, 03:16 PM
 
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I wouldnt like you no matter where you shop. I dont like people who steretype millions of people into being one thing.
Are you an individual with unequal traits and characteristics? Do you not like being put into a box because you are a unique person who is special? Can nobody tell you what to do because of your individual freedoms and liberties?

Do you like the words different, rare, matchless, exclusive, special, original? Do you hate being called common, normal, plain, average, ordinary?

You may just be...an American!
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Old 04-18-2013, 06:15 PM
 
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I was always told they were only worth $30,000.
I must've adjusted the amount to $35K for inflation. BTW... the Dallas Observer link keeps getting blocked by my Malware as it seems to have some bad virus mojo connected with it ...FWIW.
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