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Old 11-24-2012, 05:38 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Best way to get roaring applause and a standing ovation in a Comedy Club in New York City? Just open by saying "It's great to be in New York." Make sure you're actually in New York when you say that. People there are no less provincial than those from Kalamazoo or Cedar Rapids.
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Old 11-25-2012, 11:00 AM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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This is silly. I know countless people from NYC that get excited when somebody that grew up in their borough gets famous or is mentioned on TV. It's not just a small town thing.
I can see this for the Bronx or Staten Island since they are way overshadowed, and for the Bronx, pretty disadvantaged. But Brooklyn, or especially Manhattan? Big deal.

Oh, and agreed, jtur, New Yorkers are no less provincial than anyone else.
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Old 11-25-2012, 06:32 PM
 
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I can see this for the Bronx or Staten Island since they are way overshadowed, and for the Bronx, pretty disadvantaged. But Brooklyn, or especially Manhattan? Big deal.

Oh, and agreed, jtur, New Yorkers are no less provincial than anyone else.
The people I've heard it from were Staten Island, Bronx and Queens.
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Old 11-26-2012, 10:25 AM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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The people I've heard it from were Staten Island, Bronx and Queens.
Well, sure. They are from the flyover country of the greater NYC metropolitan area. Staten Island may as well be in Nebraska for the attention it receives in national media. The Bronx is so misunderstood, most people would not set foot in it based on the decades of negative stereotypes.

Queens, on the other hand, well they have a sitcom, so they can just shut up.
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Old 02-27-2013, 12:35 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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Breaking News!

Someone in Syria is wearing a MN high school sweatshirt!!

Sniper in Syria pulls on his Robbinsdale Cooper sweatshirt, starts shooting | StarTribune.com

There is a war going on with people dying but look at his sweatshirt everybody!
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Old 02-27-2013, 01:16 PM
 
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Would be interesting to know how many gangster shootouts outside Ohio have involved Cincinnati Reds hats.
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Old 02-27-2013, 02:32 PM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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Breaking News!

Someone in Syria is wearing a MN high school sweatshirt!!

Sniper in Syria pulls on his Robbinsdale Cooper sweatshirt, starts shooting | StarTribune.com

There is a war going on with people dying but look at his sweatshirt everybody!
li-li-li-li-li-li-li-li-li-li-li Cooper Hawks Akbar!
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Old 02-28-2013, 02:05 AM
 
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Would be interesting to know how many gangster shootouts outside Ohio have involved Cincinnati Reds hats.
Probably more than actual shootings by Reds fans while wearing a Reds cap.
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Old 02-28-2013, 05:59 AM
 
Location: West Michigan
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Silly Mid-Westerners
Silly City-Data-ers. All people do annoying things. For every Midwesterner who is provincial, there is someone on the coasts who is provincial in his/her own unique and annoying way.
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Old 02-28-2013, 08:46 AM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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It's called being proud of where you're from. Nothing wrong with that at all.
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