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Unread 11-26-2011, 03:21 AM
 
Location: Friendship
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There's Chocolate in my Vanilla!

#First World Problems.
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Unread 11-26-2011, 08:18 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh PA
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Yes, but, thankfully, they had enough class to refrain from cursing in front of their children and wearing those baggy, "urban" clothes.
Yes, molesting over 20 children may be bad, but at least Sandusky didn't weat those d*** baggy urban clothes
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Unread 11-26-2011, 02:44 PM
 
Location: Westsylvania
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people have always dressed abysmally at amusement parks, but otherwise, thanks for another hysterical thread about crime.
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Unread 11-26-2011, 08:54 PM
 
Location: Perry South, Pittsburgh, PA
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The last time I was at Disney, I wore a fanny pack.


I was also 8 though so I think I get a pass.
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Unread 11-27-2011, 05:15 AM
 
Location: Virginia
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It's incredible that the sky has been falling since Ancient Greece and it hasn't actually hit the ground yet.
Hee hee.

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Unread 11-27-2011, 08:32 AM
 
Location: PB
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Just from my own perspective, it seems that our local culture has taken a dive in the past decade. You figure between 9/11, post-9/11 fear, dumbing down popular culture (radio and television being controlled by a small number of entities), getting back to the 1980's "me me me" mentality, extreme political divide, and recession woes it's bound to have a negative impact on any culture and western PA is not an exception.

People just seem, for a lack of a better word, trashier than they once were. It's one big mishmash of "I don't care" culture. Dressing homeless when you go out in public? I don't care. Driving like an idiot and break 14 driving laws in one hour? I don't care. Cutting in line, loudly yelling about everything, beating your kids in public, littering, ignoring common courtesy? I don't care.

It's like people have been conditioned to act as trashy and they do so without thinking twice. Even the "upper middle class" segments of the population seem to be self-absorbed scum bags. Granted, not everyone fits into this description but in my opinion about 75% of the people I come across are trash. I feel like an old curmudgeon sometimes because I hate being out in public with other people.
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Unread 11-27-2011, 08:38 AM
 
Location: City of McKeesport
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It's like people have been conditioned to act as trashy and they do so without thinking twice. Even the "upper middle class" segments of the population seem to be self-absorbed scum bags. Granted, not everyone fits into this description but in my opinion about 75% of the people I come across are trash. I feel like an old curmudgeon sometimes because I hate being out in public with other people.
I generally agree. I've always strived to be classy, refined, polite, gracious, and pleasant with people, even when there are reasons to dislike them. Take the high road.
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Unread 11-27-2011, 08:45 AM
 
Location: PB
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I generally agree. I've always strived to be classy, refined, polite, gracious, and pleasant with people, even when there are reasons to dislike them. Take the high road.
I do the same (believe it or not despite my offbeat posting style). I've had random people I see every day (bus drivers, coffee shop employees etc.) comment on how I'm always smiling. This is welcomed change of pace for them since the majority people mean mug them and don't say good morning, please, and thank you.

It's not an eduction thing either as I've seen plenty of "professionals" act like trash. It's an odd thing, the friendliest people I know in the area are the "hipster" types. I guess some people can roll with the punches while the rest can't.
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Unread 11-27-2011, 11:40 AM
 
Location: ELFS
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It's an odd thing, the friendliest people I know in the area are the "hipster" types.
I have a friend who lives in NY and hates hipsters. Well, he says he hates hipsters, but he's planning to move to Brooklyn (though not to Williamsburg). And SCR hates them for being poor or drug addicts or on welfare, or whatever mental congestion he experiences on the subject. And then there's d i e h i p s t e r . c o m

But I have hardly met an unfriendly hipster in Pgh. I'm not sure I have ever met one, really. Maybe they intuit that I was once a hippie, I don't know. But I find most of them to be pretty pleasant. And the boy hipsters wear those skinny jeans (girls' jeans, I've heard). What's not to like?
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Unread 11-27-2011, 02:37 PM
 
Location: Due North of Potemkin City Limits
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I have a friend who lives in NY and hates hipsters.
What the hell is a hipster?
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