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Old 01-07-2015, 12:16 PM
 
Location: Somewhere below Mason/Dixon
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I've always thought of Michiganites, or mid-western people in general, as archetypes of the various characters on the Roseanne show.

Hollywierd is so very responsible for most of the regional stereotypes that exist in America. We all know what people in different regions are like thanks to tv and movies. I saw Sapranoes and Jersey shore so I know what New Jersey is like, of course Seinfeld defines the average New Yorker, Deliverence defines us in the upper south, Mississippi Burning defines the deep south and thanks to Stephen King New England must be the scariest place in America. Califronia though is a paradise of beaches and beautiful people. HMMMM the movies are all made there, think there might be some bias in that one??? Well the poor Midwest has shows like Rosanne to define it.
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Old 01-07-2015, 12:19 PM
 
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I've always thought of Michiganites, or mid-western people in general, as archetypes of the various characters on the Roseanne show.
I thought the same exact thing actually lol.
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Old 01-07-2015, 04:31 PM
 
Location: Iowa, Heartland of Murica
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I have never been to Detroit or any of the other Michigan cities. All I know is the UP and I really liked it!
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Old 01-08-2015, 08:37 AM
 
Location: Windsor Ontario/Colchester Ontario
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Nah, that map shows a cold front that is currently west of lower Michigan on the map. A few hours later, and LM will be engulfed by it, just like WI/MN/IA/IL/Dakotas are on the map. The Great Lakes certainly do moderate temperatures to varying degrees, but Michigan isn't made out of magic.

For comparison, I looked at Sheboygan (mid-Lake-ish) vs a Michigan city that's around the same latitude (Mt Pleasant is actually a bit south of Sheboygan), and their winters are practically identical:

Dec
Mt Pleasant, MI: 33/20
Sheboygan, WI : 33/19

Jan
Mt Pleasant, MI: 28/14
Sheboygan, WI : 29/13

Feb
Mt Pleasant, MI: 31/14
Sheboygan, WI : 33/18

March
Mt Pleasant, MI: 42/22
Sheboygan, WI : 42/27

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It's best to use actual scientific data, though that never stops anyone from "I drove to Chicago once and it was colder" or "I found this one map where Michigan was warmer than Wisconsin."
Nope, you're wrong, Michigan is clearly being kept warmer than Wisconsin by Lake Michigan, and the cold front is down to florida already. Here's proof!

Hardy Palm and Subtropical Board: And the national scene @ 5am...
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Old 01-08-2015, 09:45 AM
 
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I've always thought of Michiganites, or mid-western people in general, as archetypes of the various characters on the Roseanne show.
Maybe more poorer people who live out in the sticks. Roseanne took place in a small town. A large majority of people in the Midwest are in big cities. Half of the people in the Midwest live in its 10 largest metro areas. Another 25% live in other metro areas.

A majority of people in the Midwest live in the suburbs of larger metro areas....and basically have the same lifestyle as the rest of Americans living in the suburbs of their larger cities.
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Old 01-08-2015, 12:19 PM
 
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Michigan should be the playground of the Midwest. Michigan is not a state that people pass through on the way to someplace else....so people really do not get to see Michigan. I used to live in urban Michigan (Grand Rapids/Detroit).....but never saw this part of Michigan.

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I would describe Michigan as a beautiful, but insecure, women. Because of this insecurity, the state is not reaching its full potential.
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Old 01-08-2015, 12:42 PM
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Location: West Michigan
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Michigan should be the playground of the Midwest. Michigan is not a state that people pass through on the way to someplace else....so people really do not get to see Michigan. I used to live in urban Michigan (Grand Rapids/Detroit).....but never saw this part of Michigan.

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I would describe Michigan as a beautiful, but insecure, women. Because of this insecurity, the state is not reaching its full potential.
You've never been up north? You're really missing out there.
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Old 01-08-2015, 01:09 PM
 
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You've never been up north? You're really missing out there.
Nope...well....the furthest North I have been is Ludington. I caught the car ferry from Wisconsin once on the way to Detroit, to reduce my drive time. When we reached the the Michigan Shore....I could not believe that this was the same state that I once lived in . I felt like I had missed out on so much. It was a beautiful sunny day and the dunes and beach made me feel that I was in the Caribbean....of course, never having been to the Caribbean is probably why I felt that way....lol. I was truly shocked. When I arrived back in the D I told my friends about it and they had never been up north either. We were inner-city kids and any vacation we took was down South or to other large cities like Chicago....because we had family in those places.

Hopefully one day I will make it up there.
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Old 01-08-2015, 03:19 PM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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Michigan should be the playground of the Midwest. Michigan is not a state that people pass through on the way to someplace else....so people really do not get to see Michigan. I used to live in urban Michigan (Grand Rapids/Detroit).....but never saw this part of Michigan.

Pics of Spectacular Michigan

I would describe Michigan as a beautiful, but insecure, women. Because of this insecurity, the state is not reaching its full potential.
Michigan is Anna Nicole Smith?
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Old 05-02-2015, 06:18 AM
 
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Default Michigan

Having the pleasure of saying I'm not from Michigan, I feel I can def. give an outsiders opinion on the state. I've lived in the Lansing area. And that was enjoyable for the most part. Lots to do, places to go, places to eat, malls etc.

Then I relocated to " da up". All I can say is this place sucks !
I have the great joy ( eye roll ) of being in ironwood. Ironwood is one huge DUMP.
The houses are run down, the stores( the very few they have) are run down. The parks are disgusting. The equipment is old , so old. The people for the most part are nasty, rude, ill mannered and utterly underhanded sneaks that all know each other. Which makes getting anywhere ( a job, a house , anything a total JOKE. I fully suspect inbreeding!
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