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Old 08-28-2009, 05:35 AM
 
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I've always heard how California is the best state, and when I look on a map it seems to have the largest cities. Are states like Wisconsin, Iowa, Missouri, Oregon, Philadelphia, etc, really that boring? Are most towns in these latter states (outside the capitals) really only a few zip codes in size?
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Old 08-28-2009, 05:38 AM
 
Location: Northeast NJ
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I've always heard how California is the best state, and when I look on a map it seems to have the largest cities. Are states like Wisconsin, Iowa, Missouri, Oregon, Philadelphia, etc, really that boring? Are most towns in these latter states (outside the capitals) really only a few zip codes in size?
I really hope you're a troll.
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Old 08-28-2009, 05:42 AM
 
Location: Cold Frozen North
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What is boring is a matter of opinion. There may be a lot to do in California, but there are way too many negatives about it for me to consider it a viable place to live. I personally like the Great Plains states which most people would considering very boring and the last place they would move to.

Like I said, it's all opinion and there are no right or wrong answers to opinion.
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Old 08-28-2009, 05:44 AM
 
Location: The Milky Way Galaxy
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Your question seems a bit different what you're explaining you want to know.

I'm not going to start another state-feuding thread here but I'll bet by this afternoon there will be bickering on how one state is "more boring" than the next.

In my opinion, each state has a "crown jewel" that makes it worthy of recognition and seeing. If you like big cities then perhaps states that have huge cities won't be boring to you. However if you find big cities boring and prefer the wilderness and beauty of nature, then some place like Alaska would be good for you.

Just curious where you heard California is the best state because its the first I've heard of that and in my opinion its a good state but I wouldn't say the best. The state also has huge financial problems and you keep hearing every so often how they want to free "low offending" prisoners to free up money.
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Old 08-28-2009, 05:47 AM
 
Location: 30-40°N 90-100°W
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The state of Philadelphia, not to be confused with the Pennsylvanian city, is indeed boring.

The state was founded on the principle of "brotherly love" therefore everyone in the state was initially a man and a blood-relative. (Not specifically a brother) Eventually the men realized that it might be beneficial for the state's future, and their own sanity, if there were also women. However to keep the notion of harmony and love the women had to be gentle and bland.

This philosophy has maintained itself for the last 150 years. Philadelphia has very little crime and almost no murder. They also have very little drama of any kind as drama usually requires someone to be unneighborly or unloving. Hence most TV shows have little appeal in the state. The comedies are deemed "too mean" and the dramas to be "too callous." There are also no major cities as densely populated areas are deemed to encourage an unharmonious stress. The capital of Philadelphia, Marzapan, is said to be a place where nothing has happened in three decades. The thing that happened in 1979 was Rick James's bus crashing into the capital building. The residents found him "amusing" but then returned to listening to their Lawrence Welk albums.

(I fear I'll get a warning for this, but it was fun)
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Old 08-28-2009, 05:54 AM
 
Location: Los Altos Hills, CA
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There are plenty of places in California you'd find boring...trust me, there are fun and boring places in every state.
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Old 08-28-2009, 06:52 AM
 
Location: West Michigan
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Detroit isn't a boring state, contrary to popular belief. Neither is Philadelphia.
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Old 08-28-2009, 07:54 AM
 
Location: Fishers, IN
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There are plenty of places in California you'd find boring...trust me, there are fun and boring places in every state.
Yeah, I'm sure Bakersfield, Fresno and Modesto are just havens of activity.
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Old 08-28-2009, 08:42 AM
 
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The state of Philadelphia, not to be confused with the Pennsylvanian city, is indeed boring.
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agreed, what a boring state Philadelphia is. It should be more like the cities of North Dakota and Wyoming. But nowhere compares to the country of Fairfax county VA.
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Old 08-28-2009, 09:42 AM
 
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Yea.. everywhere is boring. Actually, California is the only fun city in the world.. and Philadelphia is the most boring state. If only California was a city inside of the state of Philly, would there be progress.
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