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View Poll Results: Greatest Incfluence On American Culture?
SF Bay Area 43 60.56%
Chic-Land 28 39.44%
Voters: 71. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 12-19-2008, 09:09 AM
 
Location: Chariton, Iowa
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Chicago was most influential from about 1900-1960 (The Jungle, industrialization, organized crime, war mobilization, transportation, etc.).

San Francisco has been most influential from 1960-2008 (flower power, Haight-Ashbury, gay rights, .com era, new technology, green movement, etc.)

Going forward, I'd say they're pulling even. The President is going to be a Chicagoan and Chicago will get the 2016 Olympics, so the potential is there for a big Chicago cultural boom.
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Old 12-19-2008, 09:47 AM
 
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Need to stop with this sh*t of Chicago vs. Houston, chicago vs. ny, chicago vs. san fran, and on and on. Everybody will vote their own prejudice, then there will be a fight, feelings will get hurt, someone will cry, a shoe will be thrown, the thread will close, then some jack*ss will open another one exactly the same but two characters will be changed in the title.

Thanks
At least it wasn't one of the Chicago people this time, we're innocent
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Old 12-19-2008, 04:42 PM
 
Location: Houston
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Bay Area
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Old 12-19-2008, 05:58 PM
 
Location: Northern California
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Sf
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Old 12-20-2008, 02:15 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, USA
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Neither
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Old 12-20-2008, 02:47 PM
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Chic is about as economically relevant as is LA region

NYC has some 18MM in region...only some 3MM live in Manhattan/Fairfield/Westchester, where nearly everyone who matters lives

SF has some 6MM in region....only some 2MM live in PA area and SF where nearly everyone who matters lives

Even in allegedly big towns like NYC or SiliconValley, only a few 1000 people really make these places economically relevant...rest are worker bees, family members and those who accidentally were born in these regions

LA's media/entertainment industry is about as economically relevant as WalMart....some make many bucks selling garbage to people in trailer parks everywhere...the trailer park customer vs trailer park deluxe seller (sorry, celebutard)
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Old 12-20-2008, 03:02 PM
 
Location: Oak Park, IL
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Stupid
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Old 03-05-2009, 11:23 AM
 
Location: North BX
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Chic is about as economically relevant as is LA region

NYC has some 18MM in region...only some 3MM live in Manhattan/Fairfield/Westchester, where nearly everyone who matters lives

SF has some 6MM in region....only some 2MM live in PA area and SF where nearly everyone who matters lives

Even in allegedly big towns like NYC or SiliconValley, only a few 1000 people really make these places economically relevant...rest are worker bees, family members and those who accidentally were born in these regions

LA's media/entertainment industry is about as economically relevant as WalMart....some make many bucks selling garbage to people in trailer parks everywhere...the trailer park customer vs trailer park deluxe seller (sorry, celebutard)

haha hsw is the man
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Old 03-05-2009, 04:46 PM
 
Location: Houston Texas
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haha hsw is the man
Haha, he didin't include the Bronx in the relevent list, so his list is right.
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Old 03-05-2009, 05:37 PM
 
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