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Old 09-13-2013, 06:04 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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I grew up in a small town with formal "rednecks" and honestly there really wasn't much difference between them and those who lived in town. However I see a difference between those who live urban vs suburban. Are suburbanites the new socially absent rednecks? What is really the difference between driving from the woods to get groceries vs driving from the suburbs? Both are a car bubble world and have internet at home with a cell phone. It's not like people associate with their neighbors. How are suburbanites different just because they see more car traffic?
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Old 09-13-2013, 06:36 AM
 
Location: NJ
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For the life of me, I don't understand why people who choose to live in urban areas look down on those who choose not to. Everyone's values are just NOT the same.
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Old 09-13-2013, 07:22 AM
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I grew up in a small town with formal "rednecks" and honestly there really wasn't much difference between them and those who lived in town. However I see a difference between those who live urban vs suburban. Are suburbanites the new socially absent rednecks? What is really the difference between driving from the woods to get groceries vs driving from the suburbs? Both are a car bubble world and have internet at home with a cell phone. It's not like people associate with their neighbors. How are suburbanites different just because they see more car traffic?

Come check out suburban Larchmont with me. Its very red neck, there's the yacht club on the Sound, the french patisserie run by the French ex-pats (great pan au chocolat) and perhaps we could drop by the farmer's market or the Larchmont historical society. Its hilariously redneck.
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Old 09-13-2013, 07:35 AM
 
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it has been that way for centuries in other cultures back in europe and even more so in asia. America is just catching up with other old time cultures...i was surprised upon on my first arrival in this "weird" land when i saw only haunted downtown area for most america cities. but even in the south they are attempting to clean up the town center areas to revive urban life style. when that is done, you could expect that there will be fewer transplants flocking to nyc for a taste of city living.
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Old 09-13-2013, 07:53 AM
 
Location: Bronx
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what does this have to do with NYC?
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Old 09-13-2013, 08:15 AM
 
Location: alexandria, VA
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Larchmont? This river don't go to Larchmont.
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Old 09-13-2013, 08:35 AM
 
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Suburbs are not all the same. There's a big difference between a place like Hastings-on-Hudson and sunbelt sprawl.
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Old 09-13-2013, 08:48 AM
 
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For the life of me, I don't understand why people who choose to live in urban areas look down on those who choose not to. Everyone's values are just NOT the same.
That usually happens when the urbanite realizes the S$%Thole he now lives in for $4,000 a month isnt exactly turning out to be his dream and he can't tell his Starbuck slurping friends he really wants to live in nicer area.
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Old 09-13-2013, 08:59 AM
 
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Is there something wrong with preferring rural living or in your term, being a red neck?
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Old 09-13-2013, 12:38 PM
 
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If you like taking a dump in a corner you can barely stand in your little shoeshack by XXth and madison, then I sure am a redneck for choosing to poop with my legs wide open and eating pretzel sticks while I'm at it
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