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Old 03-13-2009, 04:48 AM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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Just curious...no offense to Iowans, but it seems like the most boring state in the country, or at least equal most boring.
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Old 03-13-2009, 05:54 AM
 
Location: Coralville/Ames, IA
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No, everyone I know has left the state at some point in their lives. (I know many people who are in Florida, California, or even Europe right now for spring break...)

Also, Iowa is definitely not the most boring state in the US. I think everyone else here will back me up on this. I have been to 30 states and there were others I liked much less. (Mississippi and Alabama come to mind, Nebraska is not too appealing west of Lincoln either.)
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Old 03-13-2009, 09:43 AM
 
Location: Bettendorf, Iowa
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I know some people in San Diego who never leave their lil 10 block neighborhood...I know some people who live in downtown Chicago, they seldom see the outside of their neighborhood. They all b*tch about how boring life is and how there is never anything to do....People are boring, not states.
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Old 03-13-2009, 10:02 AM
 
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Well said Dport.

If you go to the north end in Boston, you can find 80 year old guys on park benches talking in Italian who have never left the north end. It's just how it is sometimes.
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Old 03-13-2009, 04:08 PM
 
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Just curious...no offense to Iowans, but it seems like the most boring state in the country, or at least equal most boring.
What may be boring to one person isn't necessarily boring to the next. Parts of Iowa are beautiful. There are places that exist in every state are boring. You know, New York exists outside of NYC, California exists outside of LA, San Francisco, etc., Illinois exists outside of Chicago, etc. No need to pick on Iowa.
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Old 03-13-2009, 09:17 PM
 
Location: Johnston, IA
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Just curious...no offense to Iowans, but it seems like the most boring state in the country, or at least equal most boring.
Well there are 3 million residents so there are a few who are happy with where they are at mate. Go eat some Vegemite.
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Old 03-13-2009, 09:22 PM
 
Location: Coralville/Ames, IA
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What may be boring to one person isn't necessarily boring to the next.
Amen to that. How boring a place is to a person all depends on what they are interested in and whether or not a place has the amenities they want.

And honestly I don't really know what this question is getting at. What does it matter if someone hasn't ever left Iowa? What does that have to do with it being "boring"?
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Old 03-13-2009, 09:55 PM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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Amen to that. How boring a place is to a person all depends on what they are interested in and whether or not a place has the amenities they want.

And honestly I don't really know what this question is getting at. What does it matter if someone hasn't ever left Iowa? What does that have to do with it being "boring"?
Actually it was because someone told me they knew people who had never left Missouri, which surprised me, so it got me wondering.
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Old 03-13-2009, 11:01 PM
 
Location: Iowa
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If my geography is correct, isn't western australia the least populated part of your country, and pretty much a hell hole desert most of the year ? Don't get me wrong, I like Australia and would love to go there someday, but jeez, what to you do out there for entertainment ? At least we get enough rain to watch the grass grow here.

I aways wanted one of those houses you guys dig out of the side of a cliff, lots of square footage and energy efficient.
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Old 03-14-2009, 12:13 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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Troll post.
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