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Old 10-13-2008, 09:05 AM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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Seriously, water is water, who friggin cares? Id prefer Lake Michigan to the ocean SIMPLY because Im petrified of ocean wildlife. lol Other than that, both are water and both are huge. You can swim, boat or dive in both. Theyre both wet and blue and have beaches. Who cares?
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Old 10-13-2008, 09:35 AM
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Who cares?
Me. That's who. And when it comes to the purposes of traveling and choosing where to live, that is who counts.
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Old 10-13-2008, 09:57 AM
 
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I love the ocean, but Lake Michigan is also very beautiful. I love sitting on the express bus in the mornings just gazing out the window at the sun rising over the lake. It might get large waves less than the ocean which sees them all the time, but I love the fact you can't see across Lake Michigan.

One thing that is cool is the lake effect with clouds and waves. Some of the black cloud formations are awesome over the lake when the wind comes from the right direction. It can be bright and sunny in the city, and look like hell on earth out over the lake. Usually the bright sunshine can maket he clouds look that much darker. It's also fun with the east winds that create some pretty awesome waves from time to time.

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Old 10-13-2008, 10:06 AM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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Me. That's who. And when it comes to the purposes of traveling and choosing where to live, that is who counts.
I can understand Boston is situated closer to other attractions than Chicago and I'll agree, but we're talking about water here. One has salt, the other doesnt. Big friggin whoop.
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Old 10-13-2008, 10:26 AM
 
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Steve,

You are getting upset over water? Personally, I don't like Boston that much but for people to sh*t on it. Come on. Boston is a beautiful place that is very educated and vibrant. These stupid comparisons make us all look silly.
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Old 10-13-2008, 11:57 AM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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You are getting upset over water? Personally, I don't like Boston that much but for people to sh*t on it. Come on. Boston is a beautiful place that is very educated and vibrant. These stupid comparisons make us all look silly.
Not getting upset, I just dont see the vast difference between the Great Lakes and the ocean, other than size and salt.
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Old 10-13-2008, 01:08 PM
 
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both are great cities
threads like this lead to nothing but specious arguments
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Old 10-13-2008, 02:04 PM
 
Location: Dorchester
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Steve,

You are getting upset over water? Personally, I don't like Boston that much but for people to sh*t on it. Come on. Boston is a beautiful place that is very educated and vibrant. These stupid comparisons make us all look silly.
Uh, yeah DC.
Let's not be a hippocrit here.
You may not sh*t on Boston on this board but you most definitely fart on Boston quite bit.
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Old 10-13-2008, 02:47 PM
 
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Tom,

I only fart on you!
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Old 10-13-2008, 09:54 PM
 
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Chicago is much more appealing to me. It seems to offer more big city amenities than Boston ever could.
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