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Old 03-17-2008, 10:25 AM
 
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1. I love to play the tuba. Is there a city with a high proportion of tuba players?

2. I want to live in a community with great culture. Mind you, I haven't been to a concert, a play, a recital, or any other kind of live performance in three years. In fact, I pretty much sit at home and watch television six nights a week. But saying I live in a city with culture is extremely important to me.

3. I want exact conformance to my political principles by everybody who lives in the community. My principles are primarily Hobbsian in nature with a little Ayn Rand...although influenced partially by George Wallace and Tamburlaine.

4. Religious. Are they religious or not? Again, I expect absolutely no deviance from my own rarefied spiritual ideals, which typically are either Wiccan or Unitarian, depending on my frame of mind. If I sacrifice a goat on my front lawn during the Witch's Sabbath will people be narrow-minded enough to call the police?

5. Crime. I expect to live in a community with no crime. If I read that somebody's been shot outside a crack den at 3 a.m. in a neighborhood ten miles from me, I'm going to move.

6. Ethnic Tolerance. I'm a mix of Laotian, Finnish, Somalian, and Inca. I want to make sure that people in the grocery store will not erupt into a complete rage at the sight of me, howling obscenities, pelting me with rocks and garbage and spray-painting slurs on the side of my 1978 Buick Electra.

7. Climate. My tolerance for temperature is from 71-76 degrees. Anything outside of that range is completely unacceptable. Oh, and it should only rain when I don't have outdoor activities planned.

8. Sexuality. I'm totally straight, but weigh 450 pounds and have a harelip. I'll need to live in a community where people accept me for who I am. Because if I don't have a date every weekend, it will prove that the community is hopelessly shallow and fickle.

Can anybody help me find the ideal place to live using these criteria?
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Old 03-17-2008, 10:43 AM
 
Location: Iowa, Des Moines Metro
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If I sacrifice a goat on my front lawn during the Witch's Sabbath will people be narrow-minded enough to call the police?
This would make them narrow-minded? ... Well, I guess I pride myself in being narrow-minded then. Because I would call the police as soon as I saw you walk out onto your lawn with the sharp utencils in hand.

Also, were you kidding about needing to live in an area with Incas? I don't think this exists. Might as well try to find a city in the US with a high Aborigine population, or a chique Aborigine Culture District.
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Old 03-17-2008, 10:47 AM
 
Location: Chesterfield, MO
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Hahahahaha!!!!

Man, I've got a PERFECT city for you!

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Old 03-17-2008, 11:34 AM
 
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This would make them narrow-minded? ... Well, I guess I pride myself in being narrow-minded then. Because I would call the police as soon as I saw you walk out onto your lawn with the sharp utencils in hand.

Also, were you kidding about needing to live in an area with Incas? I don't think this exists. Might as well try to find a city in the US with a high Aborigine population, or a chique Aborigine Culture District.
Hahaha.

I was really writing a satire on these kinds of threads. I'm guessing you figured that out already.
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Old 03-17-2008, 01:50 PM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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Ummmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
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Old 03-17-2008, 01:54 PM
 
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It's still Dallas, baby!!
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Old 03-17-2008, 06:36 PM
 
Location: Orange, California
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Hahaha.

I was really writing a satire on these kinds of threads. I'm guessing you figured that out already.
Rep for you. I figured it had to be a joke about halfway through, but I briefly thought it was serious given how some posters earnestly post these kinds of "criteria" for their perfect city. I especially liked the following:

"I want exact conformance to my political principles by everybody who lives in the community. My principles are primarily Hobbsian in nature with a little Ayn Rand...although influenced partially by George Wallace and Tamburlaine."

It does seem like there are an awful lot of people that are seeking a city that conforms completely and perfectly to their social and political ideology. WTF...
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Old 03-17-2008, 08:03 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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South Park, Colorado. The only person you have to worry about dying is Kenny, and Mr. Hanky during Christmas time if he stays out of the toilet for too long!
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Old 01-28-2009, 07:09 AM
 
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Oh, I forgot one other criteria. Unemployment should be below 3%, and no industries that I disapprove of. Plus everybody should bicycle to work. Except me, of course.
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Old 01-28-2009, 07:52 AM
 
Location: Houston Texas
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Countdown for someone to blindly say NYC or SF. 3...2....1....
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