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Old 02-13-2014, 12:32 PM
 
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Default 30 things you need to know about KC before you move there

Moderator cut: link removed, linking to competitor sites is not allowed

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Old 02-13-2014, 06:01 PM
 
Location: Kansas City, MO
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Interesting enough, but the river part about the state line stands out as incorrect.

Oh, and how is "soul food" different from Southern food in general? Just curious.
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Old 02-13-2014, 09:09 PM
 
Location: Cleverly concealed
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I don't know if there is truly a difference, though a soul food/southern food debate will agitate people. Whether the dish is of African or European origin, cooks adapted to the same available ingredients of the South.
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Old 02-17-2014, 10:02 PM
 
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The first line of #8 is a bit of a stretch: "Amtrak trains rumble in and out of Union Station day and night, running east to St. Louis and Chicago and west all the way to L.A"

We have two routes - four trains - that come in and out of Union Station every day. Yes, they arrive at various times throughout the day or night, but the description makes it sound like Union Station is like Grand Central or something. I guess it's technically correct, but it just sounds a bit overblown.

Also, the picture that accompanies #8 looks like it was taken in the early 80s.
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Old 02-17-2014, 10:31 PM
 
Location: Washington, DC area
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Love the comments at the bottom of the article.

Why can't things like this come from a local that actually knows what KC is like rather than just taking one from another city, replacing them with local stuff (beer, bbq etc) and doing some rather lackluster internet research and photo searching?

Anybody that has lived in KC for more than a year knows that the Bond Bridge does not connect MO to KS.

The geographic center of the US is not in Lenexa.

You can get fresh flown in seafood at most respectable restaurants in KC.

KC is not known for a single bbq, but rather many types and Bryants is not "molasses- spiked sweet tomato sauce"

Really? a metro area of over 2 million people has a symphony and opera? This is a great attraction in KC, but hardly something not expected.

Like most pics used here, the Union station pic is rather unflattering, but also 30 plus years old as mentioned above. Are there no pics of union station on the web?

The Chiefs are popular in KC, but the Royals are just as popular if not more popular despite their losing ways. The Chiefs can barely sell out most games, but the Royals still draw 25-30k 80 times a year even though fans know the team will probably lose.

There is a bed bath and beyond on the plaza now? LOL.

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Not every Kansas resident is a corn-fed Midwestern blonde.
I'm pretty sure this list was created by somebody that has never set foot in Kansas "City" (mo or ks). Try again!

Oh and... this one is for you luz
Speeds reaching near 100 mph in chase in Kansas City area - KCTV5

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Kansas City police said they tried to stop the silver Nissan Xterra SUV to question the occupants about a recent robbery and auto thefts. The SUV fled west on Interstate 70.

The chase ended near 52nd Street and Georgia Avenue in Kansas City, KS.

Representatives for both the KCK and Kansas City police departments defended the chase...

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Old 02-18-2014, 08:53 AM
 
Location: Blind-casting for Snook.
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I always found the Ren Fest to be a racket. Paying a bunch of money to get into a tawdry outdoor swap meet seems wrong. Shop after shop after shop selling beads, animal furs, and wooden daggers - hopefully you won't drink too much mead and buy a chain-mail gimp mask.

Do you remember the obnoxious people in the Drama Club back in high school? WELL, you'll see them all at the Ren fest. They'll be wearing bodices and puffy sleeves and speaking with horrible "English" accents, peppered with lines straight out of Monty Python and Harry Potter. They don't "work" there... they're just there. Everywhere. It's like day camp for Hobbit disciples.

You will leave with $120 less dollars and a stomach ache from the "fresh" turkey leg you ate.
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Old 02-23-2014, 07:15 PM
 
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Linking to a competitive site now allowed? What is this... North Korea?
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Old 02-25-2014, 12:38 AM
 
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Linking to a competitive site now allowed? What is this... North Korea?

Pretty much!
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