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Old 06-30-2008, 02:10 PM
 
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The most absurd poll/top ten list that I can come up with is as follows.

Name the Top Ten States where people insert their roll of toilet paper permitting the roll to drop down over the back and not the front. :-)

The best place to live for anyone is purely subjective. Not much different than finding the right mate. What is right for one person may not be right for the next.
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Old 06-30-2008, 03:24 PM
 
Location: Orange, California
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The critical consideration when assessing a city is not how it ranks in a Top 10 list that is subjective and tailored to a mass market, but rather how that city ranks for you personally. Troy, NY might not be on any magazine's Top 10 list, but if your family all lives there and that is of paramount importance to you, than it could be your own personal No. 1.
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Old 06-30-2008, 03:36 PM
 
Location: Omaha
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The most absurd poll/top ten list that I can come up with is as follows.

Name the Top Ten States where people insert their roll of toilet paper permitting the roll to drop down over the back and not the front. :-)
I've been waiting to publish my findings on this subject!!


1. Nebraska
2. Iowa
3. Kansas
4. Colorado
5. Wyoming
6. If you are still reading this then you have found my secret message!!
7. I don't know why I bother typing this. no one will see it.
8. I really hope WILWRadio doesn't hate me for this post.
9. Nebraska again
10. Omaha, the 51st state!

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Old 06-30-2008, 03:36 PM
 
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Be glad you're not on a top 10 list. Otherwise, everybody will move in and ruin it.
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Old 06-30-2008, 03:37 PM
 
Location: Ca2Mo2Ga2Va!
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I think it's totally possible. In fact, many towns/cities that make the top whatever lists are not towns/cities that I would even want to move to for reasons of overpopulation, traffic, etc...but they make the lists because of alot of factors, hospitals, schools, culture, etc....

I think there is alot of hidden gems in America that are virtually unknown, and that's alright! I think that's what makes them so good!
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Old 06-30-2008, 03:39 PM
 
Location: The Rock!
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Be glad you're not on a top 10 list. Otherwise, everybody will move in and ruin it.
Yeah, I was going to say that it's highly likely the BEST places aren't on any of these lists.
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Old 06-30-2008, 03:52 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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For me the entire area that fits my family best and is number one for us isn't even close to being on any list I can think of. Have to agree with Billiam in that I am glad our #1 town/area doesn't make any list because you always get an influx of people that take the charm away.
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Old 07-01-2008, 06:42 AM
 
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I will never look at a top 10 list again after cnnmoney had Overland Park, KS somewhere around 6 on a top 100 best place to live list.

That place is horrid. Cookie cutter suburb. I also find it funny when they talk about the best affordable places to live and then have the median house price in the 300,000 range or more.

Don't look at lists. If you want info on a place, I have always found it helpful to go to the state thread and post it in there so the locals can answer. Most of the time you will get some good info.
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Old 07-01-2008, 06:56 AM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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These "Top 10" lists all have different criteria. I remember reading one about "walkability", which had as one cirterion "# of athletic shoes sold per capita".
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Old 07-01-2008, 07:19 AM
 
Location: The Rock!
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These "Top 10" lists all have different criteria. I remember reading one about "walkability", which had as one cirterion "# of athletic shoes sold per capita".
LMAO!!! Now that's an obtuse criterion! Perhaps what that really means is the sidewalks are actually of horrid quality and shoes wear more quickly there! LOL....I just can't get over some people's ideas of "cause and effect" relationships!!
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