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Old 04-21-2007, 12:26 AM
 
Location: A Valley in Oregon
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Well, I see many folks correctly included Columbus and Cleveland, Ohio. I used to be impressed with Cincinnati but just spent time back there - impressed no more.
Detroit, Erie PA, Salt Lake, Phoenix, Boise, Albequerque, El Paso, Denver, Spokane, Sparks NV, are current life-long disappointments that come to mind.
Seems I'm always looking for new towns to dislike lately. Maybe I shouldn't be on this thread.
Peace.
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Old 04-21-2007, 12:28 AM
 
Location: Jackson Heights, NY
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Hollyweird, California. It's a slum!
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Old 04-21-2007, 01:15 AM
 
Location: Katy-zuela
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Las Vegas really sucks. The hotels on the strip are very crappy and there is bad ventilation on the casino floors. I am so afraid I will get lung cancer or others just by being exposed to all that smoke. There is nothing to do except going to overpriced stereotypical shows, restauraunts, and shopping. What is so good about casinos?

The city is way too hot and too dry. Who in their right mind would pave all the streets in black asphalt? I was wishing that I was in Los Angeles instead. It's more cosmopolitan and its close to the ocean which makes a little more humid and a little cooler. Plus its in California--a very desirable place with a better vibe than some redneck state called Nevada. Las Vegas is a city to visit but Los Angeles is a city to live in. No wonder more people live in L.A. than in Vegas. The weather in L.V. will make me avoid the Western United States at all costs.

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Old 04-21-2007, 07:22 AM
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I keep hearing about the size of Houston's theatre district, but what I'd really like to hear about are its contribution to the dramatic arts. What sort of shows are playing in Houston's theater district? Are they mostly touring companies or is there a lot of home grown theater. One of the things I like about new york and my hometown (see 'location') is that the locally grown theater scene is huge (I've seen articles about Chicago storefront and independent theater in the British press of all places). Having never been to Houston, it may be the same way, anyone care to fill me in the state of theater in Houston? is it just a big theater district for the sake of being big? or is anything interesting and innovative actually going on down there? because if so, I'd like to hear about it.
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Old 04-21-2007, 08:59 AM
 
Location: City of Angels
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It's an alright place. The weather is great and the beach is cool. There are a couple of cool enclaves. But, on the whole, LA is a sprawling suburb which, apart from the palm trees, you can see anywhere. Blah.
You don't become the second largest U.S. city, a top international tourist destination, the 3rd largest metro economy in the world (and the list goes on.....) by being unimpressive.

So in your opinion LA only has a "couple" of cool enclaves? You think LA scenery is "blah"?

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=421270

If the scenery in the above thread is your definition of "blah", I'd be curious to know what U.S. cities are not blah or are so sensational by comparison. Of course, we're all entiteld to our own opinions and biases, but if a mighty, world city like LA is on your "not impressive list", I'm curious to know which cities are?
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Old 04-21-2007, 11:38 AM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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Las Vegas really sucks. The hotels on the strip are very crappy and there is bad ventilation on the casino floors. I am so afraid I will get lung cancer or others just by being exposed to all that smoke. There is nothing to do except going to overpriced stereotypical shows, restauraunts, and shopping. What is so good about casinos?
If you think Las Vegas sucks then obviously you haven't spent much time there. And how can you say that the hotels are crappy; have you been to the Venetian, Bellagio, The Wynn? Las Vegas is one of the most spectacular places in the US. You get to sample a bit of each country by going from one hotel to the other. And the shows are great; you have Wayne Newton, Blue Man Group, and dozens of other top-notch shows. The restaurants are some of the best in the US with many celebrity chefs calling Las Vegas home.

It isn't really a place I'd want to live but I love visiting there.
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Old 04-21-2007, 12:31 PM
 
Location: Old Town Alexandria
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Lightbulb lol- thats

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I actually love New Jersey for a variety of reasons; I just dislike how COMBATIVE most of the NJ forum members here seem to be if you try to disagree with them and have a civil debate. They don't seem to know how to deal with opposition other than to SQUASH it. I know people say I'm beating a dead horse, but the name-calling, red dots, etc. back in December really stung me to the core with hurt, and I have yet to receive one apology from the offending parties. As a result, I'll always love the Garden State but think of its residents as being a bunch of rude jerks. I did nothing to deserve some of the nasty comments I received in replies, PMs, red dot comments, etc., and as long as the guilty parties are content in not apologizing, they can expect me to hold a DEEP grudge.
actually pretty funny. I realized left out my home state- while I like upstate NY- LI is the pits. It would be all of Nassau County-

Housing through the roof, (You need 900k to buy a house that doesnt have a postage stamp sized yard) ; traffic wall-to-wall, Mall shopping 24/7 in your new BMW or whatever car mom and dad bought you.It is a vast cultural wasteland, without any "soul"" to it. (NYC is excluded from this-it has culture and a soul)

sunny
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Old 04-21-2007, 12:41 PM
 
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If you think Las Vegas sucks then obviously you haven't spent much time there. And how can you say that the hotels are crappy; have you been to the Venetian, Bellagio, The Wynn? Las Vegas is one of the most spectacular places in the US. You get to sample a bit of each country by going from one hotel to the other. And the shows are great; you have Wayne Newton, Blue Man Group, and dozens of other top-notch shows. The restaurants are some of the best in the US with many celebrity chefs calling Las Vegas home.

It isn't really a place I'd want to live but I love visiting there.
Here's a little tip, the Venetian is NOT Venice, New York-New York is NOT New York City, Paris is NOT France, Bellagio is NOT Italy, Ceaser's Palace is NOT Rome, and Luxor is NOT Egypt. Vegas is a fake shell and not real.

I hate Vegas because it represents everything about the US I dislike. Instead of having it's own culture it has to make a shabby copy of another place.
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Old 04-21-2007, 12:44 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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Here's a little tip, the Venetian is NOT Venice, New York-New York is NOT New York City, Paris is NOT France, Bellagio is NOT Italy, Ceaser's Palace is NOT Rome, and Luxor is NOT Egypt. Vegas is a fake shell and not real.
I never said they were equal to the place they represent, I said a SAMPLE. It's cheaper to go to Las Vegas and get a taste for the city than to go to each individual city. And no they can't equal the REAL thing but it's fun nonetheless.
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Old 04-21-2007, 03:19 PM
 
Location: In God
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I keep hearing about the size of Houston's theatre district, but what I'd really like to hear about are its contribution to the dramatic arts. What sort of shows are playing in Houston's theater district? Are they mostly touring companies or is there a lot of home grown theater. One of the things I like about new york and my hometown (see 'location') is that the locally grown theater scene is huge (I've seen articles about Chicago storefront and independent theater in the British press of all places). Having never been to Houston, it may be the same way, anyone care to fill me in the state of theater in Houston? is it just a big theater district for the sake of being big? or is anything interesting and innovative actually going on down there? because if so, I'd like to hear about it.
Honestly, I think that a large portion of the shows in Houston are touring companies, but I could be wrong. I do know that the "home grown" shows are seeming to become more popular, which I suppose means that Houston is attempting to be it's own theater city. That would be great for the city. Still, I think that the city has a lot of work to do before it's worthy of such an accomplishment. I've realized that until downtown gets its act together and speeds up the process of bettering the METRO, all of its tremendous potential will go to waste. It will continue to grow in size, but not in popularity. Sometimes I really feel that the city doesn't know what it's doing.
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