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Old 04-23-2007, 09:46 PM
 
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Most people in Dallas are transplants - they bring their shallow values with them!
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Old 04-24-2007, 02:53 AM
 
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Default To each their own....

But I must agree with DullNboring
"1. Orange County, California"
However, I think everyone should do whatever makes them happy as long as it doesn't hurt anyone else.

With that in mind.....the thing that gets me is when it trickles down to the children in the neighborhood. And I know it's not even intentional. But it is affecting our youth tremendously. And I dont just mean teenagers, I mean I have heard it from multiple 8 year olds who focus on their weight, clothing labels etc.... Unfortunately children learn from what they hear and mimick what they see. I mean I believe in taking care of oneself and feeling good, but we need to provide our youth with other means of self esteem and acceptance.

That's just my take ~Kali
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Old 04-24-2007, 04:55 AM
 
Location: NJ
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Most people in Dallas are transplants - they bring their shallow values with them!
So only native Dallas residents have non-shallow values?
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Old 04-24-2007, 01:23 PM
 
Location: The land of sugar... previously Houston and Austin
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You're not saying Minneapolis is #1 are you? So who made you a Twin Cities business leader or politician?

OK, tell us then, which city is #2, mpope.
http://www.houstontheaterdistrict.org
"The Houston Theater District is ranked second in the nation for the number of theater seats..."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Houston_Theatre_District
"The district is ranked second in the United States for the number of theater seats..."

http://www.[blocked due to copyright reasons].com/north-...e-district.php
"The Houston Theatre District is ranked second in the nation for the number of seats in a downtown area."
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Old 04-24-2007, 08:50 PM
 
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Default We're Number Two!

Oh yeah? Check this out!

www.minneapolis.org/thingstodo/theaterandmusic.asp (broken link)
The Minneapolis theater scene is legendary. We have more theater seats per capita than any other city besides New York. The city features more than 30 venues and nearly 100 theater groups.

http://www.bloomingtonmn.org/attractions_arts.asp
Minneapolis boasts more theater seats per capita than anywhere else but New York City. With a theater Minneapolis theater scene that is legendary, the city offers world-class broadway shows!

http://arts.minneapolis.org/theaterandmusic/
With more than 100 theater venues and more theater seats per capita than any other U.S. city outside New York, the Minneapolis theater scene is booming. From cozy playhouses to majestic 3,000-seat theaters, more than 30 venues offer a wide selection of performance styles:

Seriously, I have no idea which claim (if either) is true, but perhaps the "per capita" qualifier is what clinches it for Mpls.
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Old 04-24-2007, 10:25 PM
 
Location: In God
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Oh yeah? Check this out!

www.minneapolis.org/thingstodo/theaterandmusic.asp (broken link)
The Minneapolis theater scene is legendary. We have more theater seats per capita than any other city besides New York. The city features more than 30 venues and nearly 100 theater groups.

http://www.bloomingtonmn.org/attractions_arts.asp
Minneapolis boasts more theater seats per capita than anywhere else but New York City. With a theater Minneapolis theater scene that is legendary, the city offers world-class broadway shows!

http://arts.minneapolis.org/theaterandmusic/
With more than 100 theater venues and more theater seats per capita than any other U.S. city outside New York, the Minneapolis theater scene is booming. From cozy playhouses to majestic 3,000-seat theaters, more than 30 venues offer a wide selection of performance styles:

Seriously, I have no idea which claim (if either) is true, but perhaps the "per capita" qualifier is what clinches it for Mpls.
I think that's what I was going to say. Minneapolis has second most seats per capita, but Houston has second most in total.
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Old 04-25-2007, 09:59 AM
 
Location: The land of sugar... previously Houston and Austin
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Seriously, I have no idea which claim (if either) is true, but perhaps the "per capita" qualifier is what clinches it for Mpls.
Yes, it must be the "per capita" claim.

The Houston claim basically is: If you go to the Theatre District in downtown, the only other one in the country that is larger is NYC's Broadway district.
So by sheer number of seats, Houston is 2nd largest after NYC.
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Old 04-25-2007, 11:17 AM
 
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Yes, it must be the "per capita" claim.

The Houston claim basically is: If you go to the Theatre District in downtown, the only other one in the country that is larger is NYC's Broadway district.
So by sheer number of seats, Houston is 2nd largest after NYC.
Yup, I think that explains it. Houston's got ~2M people in the city and 4.2M total metro, while Minneapolis has only ~376k in the city and ~3.4M total metro.
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Old 04-25-2007, 11:35 AM
 
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Yup, I think that explains it. Houston's got ~2M people in the city and 4.2M total metro, while Minneapolis has only ~376k in the city and ~3.4M total metro.
Houston=5.6 metro
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Old 04-25-2007, 12:28 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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I vote for Washington, DC as being most image conscious. Maybe not so much in the appearance sense, but when the first question out of everyone's mouth when they meet you is "so, what do you do?", you are immediately judged on a superficial level. In other words, it's "how will knowing you benefit me?". Everybody's trying so hard to BE somebody and impress everyone else; it's exhausting.
I have to agree 100%. I lived in D.C. for many years and worked on Capitol Hill. I can tell you some stories. I'm so glad I left there.

Atlanta is another one.
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