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Old 04-21-2007, 03:44 PM
 
Location: The land of sugar... previously Houston and Austin
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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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http://www.houstontheaterdistrict.org
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Old 04-21-2007, 04:01 PM
 
Location: In exile, plotting my coup
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Why do people get so irritated and defensive when someone states they weren't impressed with their favorite city? It's not like they're insulting your children. We all have different likes and dislikes in regards to climate, architecture, housing, people, etc. which will naturally lead to one person's hell being another's paradise.

I will say that the least impressive city to me, is whatever city it is that you who are reading this are from. It sucks. I hate your city.

I just like being contentious.
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Old 04-21-2007, 04:09 PM
 
Location: In God
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That's a very nice website.
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Old 04-21-2007, 04:16 PM
 
Location: In God
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Why do people get so irritated and defensive when someone states they weren't impressed with their favorite city? It's not like they're insulting your children. We all have different likes and dislikes in regards to climate, architecture, housing, people, etc. which will naturally lead to one person's hell being another's paradise.

I will say that the least impressive city to me, is whatever city it is that you who are reading this are from. It sucks. I hate your city.

I just like being contentious.
What if my city was your city??...Aahhhhh
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Old 04-21-2007, 04:21 PM
j33
 
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dullandboring -- The onion sells a t-shirt that states "your favorite band sucks", sounds like the perfect Christmas gift for you (I wanted to give you a postive rep, but it wouldn't let me).

People really do get defensive don't they?
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Old 04-21-2007, 05:07 PM
 
Location: The great state of New Hampshire
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So many angles to take this. Boston I love from some stand points, but from the people angle and a few other facets, I hate it. Pure ugliness? Toledo and El Paso come right to mind. DC is just plain aggravating to try and negotiate traffic. Buffalo is all-round depressing. NY City? If it wasn't for Manhattan, I'd have nothing positive to say about it either. San Francisco- gorgeous place to visit, but one of the last palces I'd want to live because of the politics and ridiculous prices.
Las Vegas I understand some of the negatives: as much as I don't get into gambling, I enjoyed the first time I visited and have been back since. But no denying it's tacky and I have become turned off by the blatant price gouging that has become passe' on the Strip. My friend getting charged $8 for a bottled water and standard sized bag of chips in the Tropicana will make me re-consider going back ever again. Also, what a surprise to discover these hotels that you are guests of, charging $20 to use their shoddy exercise facilities! Certainly the crime, gangs, and all-round jerks that this place attracts makes it far from a desirable place to reside for some who try to maintain good morals.
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Old 04-21-2007, 07:54 PM
 
Location: Old Town Alexandria
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So many angles to take this. Boston I love from some stand points, but from the people angle and a few other facets, I hate it. Pure ugliness? Toledo and El Paso come right to mind. DC is just plain aggravating to try and negotiate traffic. Buffalo is all-round depressing. NY City? If it wasn't for Manhattan, I'd have nothing positive to say about it either. San Francisco- gorgeous place to visit, but one of the last palces I'd want to live because of the politics and ridiculous prices.
Las Vegas I understand some of the negatives: as much as I don't get into gambling, I enjoyed the first time I visited and have been back since. But no denying it's tacky and I have become turned off by the blatant price gouging that has become passe' on the Strip. My friend getting charged $8 for a bottled water and standard sized bag of chips in the Tropicana will make me re-consider going back ever again. Also, what a surprise to discover these hotels that you are guests of, charging $20 to use their shoddy exercise facilities! Certainly the crime, gangs, and all-round jerks that this place attracts makes it far from a desirable place to reside for some who try to maintain good morals.
I have no desire to see Vegas. maybe for a one day layover. I agree with an earlier post, who mentioned the commercialism is everything he sees wrong in our country.

No one else has thoughts about the hamlets of long Island , NY?
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Old 04-21-2007, 08:36 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland area
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What's so unimpressive about Indianapolis?
What makes a city unimpressive?

For me, I would have to say the lack of public transportation.
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Old 04-21-2007, 08:42 PM
 
Location: Jersey City
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In no particular order, cities that depressed the hell out of me for varieties of reasons include (but are probably not limited to)

San Jose
Bakersfield
Atlanta
Charlotte
Youngstown
Cleveland
Jacksonville
Raleigh
Paterson
Bridgeport
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Old 04-21-2007, 09:25 PM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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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.
Yup. I knew this would happen. I just got slammed with a red dot for THIS as well. Some people never learn. If they want my anger to subside, then they should start by offering me an apology, as a lot of what was said to me in December was out-of-line and completely uncalled for.
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