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Old 02-10-2009, 04:59 PM
 
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The U.S. has a great host of cities, however, many if not most of them are populated by strip malls, parking lots, big box stores, power and utiliy lines, are extremely sprawling, lack community, etc. In comparison, with European and many other countries, are this country's too much alike and out-right too ugly? What are your thoughts about the conditions of such a wealthy nation with such poorly designed and unattracitve cities? Any other comments, please post them.
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Old 02-10-2009, 05:32 PM
 
Location: Bellaire...Texas
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Was'nt there already a thread similar to this that was locked?

Oh and I just realized that you made the previous one!

America's Ugliest Cities

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Old 02-10-2009, 05:50 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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Was'nt there already a thread similar to this that was locked?
Yep, just another "Europe is better - US stinks" thread that is bound to dissolve into a first grade level argument.
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Old 02-10-2009, 05:55 PM
 
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Let's talk about cereal.

This morning I had muesli, it was amazing.
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Old 02-10-2009, 05:58 PM
 
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I had cream of wheat and it was the 2 minute fast cook type. I'm getting better with the whip so there's fewer lumps than I used to get. Remember Maypo?
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Old 02-10-2009, 05:59 PM
 
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I had cream of wheat and it was the 2 minute fast cook type. I'm getting better with the whip so there's fewer lumps than I used to get. Remember Maypo?
Oh my god, I do! Also, if you want to invest in better fast-cook cream of wheat, seriously think about using a whisk. You'll have one more dish to do, but it's great for separating the lumps.

I love cream of wheat. Have you ever had Ralston? It's one of those things I feel sick making but love eating.
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Old 02-10-2009, 06:07 PM
 
Location: Sacramento, CA
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I agree
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Old 02-10-2009, 07:11 PM
 
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I wouldn't know anything about that
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Old 02-10-2009, 07:12 PM
 
Location: Cold Frozen North
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I had Quaker oatmeal - Peaches and Cream flavor.
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Old 02-10-2009, 07:21 PM
 
Location: Hell's Kitchen, NYC
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That's what most cities boil down to anyway though. If you strip away all the glitz and glamour that's what your left with. (There's even strip malls in my beloved Boston, but they are just more sparse and a little bit nicer.) Though there are landmarks and other unique features that make up a place, few cities have them in abundance in comparison to Europe, because Europe obviously has a longer history than the US.

I think Europe is great, but it wouldn't be as cool if America tried to become the new Europe. While there are many cities with European flair, there is always that element that gives them that American zing that's cool in its own way.

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