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Old 10-18-2011, 05:30 PM
 
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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Thinking that having an IKEA makes a city cool is the ultimate definition of Narnian.
They sell crappy furniture.
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Old 10-18-2011, 06:03 PM
 
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using the term "narnian" to describe a city or effort that you deem less credible, valid or worthwhile than others sounds incredibly sophomoric and ridiculous. really, what makes the occupy movements in the midwest cities any different than those in the coastal cities? what, you have to live near wall street in order to be justifiably incensed with the establishment? what is so "narnian" about being pissed off?
If NYC had not done it - they would not have either. It's basically a feigned demonstration.
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Old 10-18-2011, 06:05 PM
 
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Thinking that having an IKEA makes a city cool is the ultimate definition of Narnian.
They sell crappy furniture.
lol, I can only imagine how much certain Narnian cities would brag if they got an Ikea.

Same effect as when a Narnian city gets Trader Joe's, or a second Trader Joe's.
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Old 10-18-2011, 06:09 PM
 
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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lol, I can only imagine how much certain Narnian cities would brag if they got an Ikea.

Same effect as when a Narnian city gets Trader Joe's, or a second Trader Joe's.
Who buys into that lifestyle stuff?
Seriously, that is Narnian.
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Old 10-18-2011, 06:23 PM
 
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Portland Oregon, that fits thay Discription perfectly.
Yep.
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Old 10-18-2011, 06:43 PM
 
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Thinking that having an IKEA makes a city cool is the ultimate definition of Narnian.
They sell crappy furniture.
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lol, I can only imagine how much certain Narnian cities would brag if they got an Ikea.

Same effect as when a Narnian city gets Trader Joe's, or a second Trader Joe's.
Just like those Narnian folks in Brooklyn who got all excited when an Ikea opened in Red Hook back in 2008... Even to the extent of having the borough president speak at the opening, having huge festivities--and some even camped out days in advance to be among the first to enter the Ikea when it officially opened.

Narnian, right, whatever that means...

Red Hook Ikea Open for Brooklyn Business: Gothamist

Ikea docks in Red Hook • The Brooklyn Paper

Then again Brooklyn got excited when a Target opened in Fort Greene back in 2004...Enough so that hipster actress Chloe Sevigny showed up.

http://www.brooklynpaper.com/stories...7_29nets2.html
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Old 10-18-2011, 08:24 PM
 
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It's not the same kind of Narnian, although there is a similarity. The Narnian effect is significantly more powerful.

Seems like Target was more of a celebrity autograph/picture taking session. It's impossible for NYC to be truly Narnian. It's cities that are nothing like NYC, get an Ikea or Trader joe's, and now consider themselves more impressive than the next Narnian city. It's actually somewhat of a confusing concept, you'd have to have spent time in a Narnian city to really understand.
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Old 10-18-2011, 08:36 PM
 
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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It's not the same kind of Narnian, although there is a similarity. The Narnian effect is significantly more powerful.

Seems like Target was more of a celebrity autograph/picture taking session. It's impossible for NYC to be truly Narnian. It's cities that are nothing like NYC, get an Ikea or Trader joe's, and now consider themselves more impressive than the next Narnian city. It's actually somewhat of a confusing concept, you'd have to have spent time in a Narnian city to really understand.
You know, I think there are whole regions that suffer from Narniaism, I do believe I live in one.
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Old 10-18-2011, 09:06 PM
 
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Well done, style515. Props to you, sir.

Still at it after, what--six years now? One would think that a person would have better things to do than continuously troll internet forums, but hey--at least you're consistent. I'm just amazed that you're still attempting to do this after all these years. Isn't this what got you banned at skyscrapercity.com twice? A quick Google search of your aliases here and here brings up all of your old posts--many of which were pretty hilarious, might I add.

You have a weird obsession/complex with trying to belittle cities in the Midwest. You find reasons in your head to deride these places (typically for them attempting to become something better than what they are now), and then create these lame justifications like calling a city "narnian." What the hell does that even mean?

Meanwhile, when others point out how immature and ridiculous these threads are, you find convenient exceptions and asterisks that will fit the specific image that you're trying to convey. It's hard to take threads like this seriously because you spend so much time and effort trying to make these cities look bad that you simultaneously make yourself look like a jackass in the process.

Perhaps I'd have more respect for you if you just flat out said "St. Louis sucks" or "Columbus is lame" (not true for either city, just illustrating my point here). Give it up man--honestly. C-D is much more heavily trafficked and thus the flow is faster than other city discussion forums, so a lot of people here aren't hip to your jive yet--but I certainly am, and have been from day one.
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Old 10-18-2011, 09:08 PM
 
Location: Tampa Bay
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Ples forgoe my english wat do narnian is in yor cityscape? I do not now is am Nicarauguan
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