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Old 04-08-2009, 09:04 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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What is the image that pops into your head when you hear the names of these cities? Keep in mind I'm only 16 so a few of these may seem out of ignorance.

Atlanta, Ga. - A Black Falcon over a blurry skyline, The Olympics

Austin, Tex. - Redneck attire

Baltimore, Md. -Purple skyline

Boston, Mass. -Red brick buildings



Chicago, Ill. -Gritty sidewalks and downtown Chicago

Cleveland, Ohio -Drew Carry

Colorado Springs, Colo. -Springs and rocks

Columbus, Ohio -Atmosphere song that mentions Columbus

Dallas, Tex. -Cowboy

Denver, Colo. -Can't depict it exactly

Detroit, Mich. -Cars, dirty city, depression

Honolulu, Hawaii -Paradise

Houston, Tex. -NASA

Indianapolis, Ind. -Industrial type buildings

Jacksonville, Fla. -Beaches

Kansas City, Mo. -Atmosphere song

Las Vegas, Nev. -Casinos, Nightlife

Long Beach, Calif. -The OC TV show,Rich People

Los Angeles, Calif. -Palm Trees, Latino Gangs, Compton


Memphis, Tenn. -Small town, old western

Miami, Fla. -Beaches

Milwaukee, Wis. -Downtown Milwaukee

Minneapolis, Minn. -Lakes,Trees, the color blue


New Orleans, La. -Katrina, Harry C Jr.,Jazz

New York, N.Y. -Downtown NYC

Oakland, Calif. -The Bart Shootings

Oklahoma City, Okla. -Timothy McVay

Philadelphia, Pa. -Liberty Bell, Fresh Prince

Phoenix, Ariz. -The Sun, John McCain

Portland, Ore. -Minneapolis of the West Cost

St. Louis, Mo. -The Arch, Obama speaking there

San Antonio, Tex. -Not sure,

San Diego, Calif. -LT

San Francisco, Calif. -Bright, sunny, clean, Gay people

Seattle, Wash. -Frasier,The spire building

Washington, DC -Government, Ghettos

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Old 04-08-2009, 09:06 PM
 
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wow jus a bit of ignorance! Gay people over the golden gate bridge in SF????? San Antonio and Nachos??? austin- redneck attire???

LOl at Oakland and the BART shootings tho!
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Old 04-08-2009, 09:11 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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wow jus a bit of ignorance! Gay people over the golden gate bridge in SF????? San Antonio and Nachos??? austin- redneck attire???

LOl at Oakland and the BART shootings tho!
Well a lot of the images in my head were enigmatic, so I just said something really simple hahah. Plus its just the very very first thing. How about you?
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Old 04-08-2009, 09:14 PM
 
Location: Mission Viejo, CA
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Long Beach, Calif. -The OC TV show,Rich People
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Long Beach, CA is not in Orange County. It is in Los Angeles County, but borders Orange County. Also rich people is not all Long Beach, nor is it all of Orange County (which Long Beach isn't in). The coastal neighborhoods, especially Naples, Belmont Shore, etc... have many affluent families. There are many middle class neighborhoods and also some neighborhoods in the north away from the coast full of gangs and poverty.

Long Beach is actually one of the more diverse places in the country. 33% White, 36% Hispanic, 15% African American, 12% Asian, 4% other. USA Today calls it the most diverse city in the country, socioeconmically and ethnically.

Just thought I would correct one false "picture" for you.
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Old 04-08-2009, 09:17 PM
 
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Cowboys in Memphis? The city is something like 70% African American. Cowboys???
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Old 04-08-2009, 09:19 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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Long Beach, CA is not in Orange County. It is in Los Angeles County, but borders Orange County. Also rich people is not all Long Beach, nor is it all of Orange County (which Long Beach isn't in). The coastal neighborhoods, especially Naples, Belmont Shore, etc... have many affluent families. There are many middle class neighborhoods and also some neighborhoods in the north away from the coast full of gangs and poverty.

Long Beach is actually one of the more diverse places in the country. 33% White, 36% Hispanic, 15% African American, 12% Asian, 4% other. USA Today calls it the most diverse city in the country, socioeconmically and ethnically.

Just thought I would correct one false "picture" for you.
I knew it wasn't the OC, but I didn't realize the diverse facts. Thanks.
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Old 04-08-2009, 09:25 PM
 
Location: Houston
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Atlanta, Ga. - rap scene

Austin, Tex. - hippies

Boston, Mass. -intellectuals



Chicago, Ill. -skyscrapers

Cleveland, Ohio -baseball

Colorado Springs, Colo. -western

Columbus, Ohio -Christopher

Dallas, Tex. -big hair

Denver, Colo. -gold

Detroit, Mich. -crumbling

Honolulu, Hawaii -tropical

Houston, Tex. -home

Indianapolis, Ind. -racing

Kansas City, Mo. -ghetto

Las Vegas, Nev. -Casinos

Long Beach, Calif. -fake

Los Angeles, Calif. -celebrities


Memphis, Tenn. -country music

Miami, Fla. -latinos

Milwaukee, Wis. -the 70s



New Orleans, La. -dirty

New York, N.Y. -financial

Oakland, Calif. -ghetto

Oklahoma City, Okla. -dusty

Philadelphia, Pa. -historical

Phoenix, Ariz. -hot

Portland, Ore. -rain

St. Louis, Mo. -ghetto

San Antonio, Tex. -mexicans

San Diego, Calif. -sailing

San Francisco, Calif. -gay people

Seattle, Wash. -coffee

Washington, DC -obama
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Old 04-08-2009, 09:27 PM
 
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Long Beach, CA is not in Orange County. It is in Los Angeles County, but borders Orange County. Also rich people is not all Long Beach, nor is it all of Orange County (which Long Beach isn't in). The coastal neighborhoods, especially Naples, Belmont Shore, etc... have many affluent families. There are many middle class neighborhoods and also some neighborhoods in the north away from the coast full of gangs and poverty.

Long Beach is actually one of the more diverse places in the country. 33% White, 36% Hispanic, 15% African American, 12% Asian, 4% other. USA Today calls it the most diverse city in the country, socioeconmically and ethnically.

Just thought I would correct one false "picture" for you.
Very True,although they want to raise the border of OC to include Long Beach.
But WestHou you listed LB as "fake" I regret to inform you it is a real city.
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Old 04-08-2009, 09:31 PM
 
Location: BUFFALO, NY
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Didn't even include Buffalo....

Snow anyone!?
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Old 04-08-2009, 09:32 PM
 
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Atlanta, GA - Hot.

Austin, TX - Not as cool as they make it out to be.

Baltimore, MD - Gritty.

Boston, MA - Tea Party.

Chicago, IL - Lake Michigan.

Cleveland, OH - The movie Major League.

Colorado Springs, CO - Pike's Peak... I think

Columbus, OH - Surprisingly has two major-league teams.

Dallas, TX - Sprawling, hot, doesn't seem to care much for old buildings.

Denver, CO - Mountain backdrop.

Detroit, MI - Sad. Very sad. Should be one of our greatest cities... but isn't.

Honolulu, HI - Out in the middle of the ocean.

Houston, TX - Humidity.

Indianapolis, IN - Indy 500.

Jacksonville, FL - Just another Florida town.

Kansas City, MO - The Royals. GO ROYALS!! A lot different and better than people in Houston think. Guess you could say that about a lot of towns, though.

Las Vegas, Nev. - Casinos. Kind of gross.

Long Beach, CA - Uhh.. a beach?

Los Angeles, CA - Excess. Like Detroit, should be a great town, but doesn't seem to be so, although for very different reasons.

Memphis, TN - Beale Street. Mississippi River.

Miami, FL - Is that still in the U.S.?

Milwaukee, WI - Motorcycles, beer.

Minneapolis, MN - Like the OP, lakes, rivers, cleaner than most cities.

New Orleans, LA - Below sea level, yet right next to the sea.

New York, NY - Tall buildings.

Oakland, CA - Bad reputation.

Oklahoma City, OK - Tornados.

Philadelphia, PA - History.

Phoenix, AZ - Hot. Dry.

Portland, OR - Liberal hotbed.

St. Louis, MO - The arch.

San Antonio, TX - The Alamo.

San Diego, CA - The easiest meteorologist job in the country.

San Francisco, CA - Golden Gate.

Seattle, WA - Rain.

Washington, DC -
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Ditto.
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