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Old 06-23-2009, 08:31 PM
 
Location: here.
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I love the midwest

 
Old 06-24-2009, 07:51 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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I like being from the Midwest, particularly Minneapolis, perhaps because it is not as popular as the East or West. Its almost of a cliche to be from New York or Cali. And I never really experience this "slower pace of life" thing people are talking about, mostly because a Metro of 3 Million results in what I would say a quite fast pace of life.
 
Old 06-24-2009, 08:18 AM
 
Location: 46201
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Originally Posted by jjacobeclark View Post
I've been seeing the ads here in Wisconsin for months now, they even have Tim Allen narrating for them. I must admit that they really are great tourism ads, but it seems like a waste of time to be advertising in Wisconsin.
It is pretty common for states to advertise regional tourism. In Indiana, we get Michigan, Illinois, Ohio, Kentucky, and Missouri. At Circle Center Mall in downtown Indianapolis, Louisville has a tourism kiosk.

When I lived in Kentucky, it was the same thing. Indiana, Missouri, Tennessee, Ohio, Illinois, and West Virginia all ran tourism ads.
 
Old 06-24-2009, 08:33 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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The midwest is great. Lots of nice people. I don't like the cold weather there and I think many areas are too conservative for my liking. Otherwise I would definently consider moving there.
 
Old 06-24-2009, 11:43 AM
 
Location: Lower East Side, Milwaukee, WI
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The midwest is great. Lots of nice people. I don't like the cold weather there and I think many areas are too conservative for my liking. Otherwise I would definently consider moving there.
How does that saying about Pennsylvania go again? Oh that's right, it's "Philadelphia and Pittsburgh with Alabama in between." Pennsylvania has just as many conservative rural areas as your average Upper Midwest state. Only the urban areas are going to be more liberal, just as they would be in the Upper Midwest.
 
Old 06-24-2009, 01:42 PM
 
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Hey calm down. There is no comparison is my whole point. The large cities in the midwest differ so much. You stated 'How many people can tell the difference between ____' or somewhere along those lines. If you can't tell the difference between Columbus and Omaha, something isn't right there! That was pretty much the basis of my reply to you.
My point was that people who have not been to these places and don't live in the Midwest cannot tell the difference at face. Whereas pretty much anyone knows what makes New York or San Francisco or New Orleans unique.
 
Old 06-24-2009, 02:11 PM
 
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My point was that people who have not been to these places and don't live in the Midwest cannot tell the difference at face. Whereas pretty much anyone knows what makes New York or San Francisco or New Orleans unique.
Maybe it's just me, but visually, ethnically, culturally, housing, etc is ALL vastly different between the two cities. When I was in Nebraska, I KNEW I was in a very unfamiliar place. It shared little to no characteristics of Columbus. My whole point is, online people may dismiss them as similar, that is certainly true... mainly because of the media and misconceptions of the midwest.
 
Old 06-24-2009, 02:23 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia,New Jersey, NYC!
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How does that saying about Pennsylvania go again? Oh that's right, it's "Philadelphia and Pittsburgh with Alabama in between." Pennsylvania has just as many conservative rural areas as your average Upper Midwest state. Only the urban areas are going to be more liberal, just as they would be in the Upper Midwest.
truth
 
Old 06-25-2009, 05:33 PM
 
Location: Iowa
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Saying you have more fun by not being distracted by more options is pathetic. I am sorry. That they have something flashy there doesn't mean everybody has to be flashy. It is just that if you want to be flashy, you have the option.
What's "pathetic" is feeling the need to attack someone's opinion as "pathetic." Apparently having the option to partake in those things that are flashy does not breed class or manners. We do have the option to be flashy. We just need to drive a little farther for it as a rule
What I meant by my orignial post is that when you live somewhere where you don't have a steady stream of artificial entertainment, you have a chance to enjoy the simple things in life. Good family and friends, beautiful surroundings, and being able to take time to appreciate all the things around you that don't cost a thing. If that makes me, or my opinion, pathetic, than I am quite happy to be so. Good day to you then.
 
Old 06-25-2009, 05:37 PM
 
Location: Madison, WI
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I never cared for the lower Midwest much at all. I always felt an urge to get away to some other part of the country quite often. It was never a good fit for me at all and I lived there over 20 years.
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