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My hometown is known for...
Posted: Mon Jan 30 01:35:14 2006 Post | Quote in Reply  
  What's your hometown best known for? If it's really that boring, what about your home state/province/country?



My hometown is known for being the largest nonmilitary national border in the world; between Windsor, Ont. and Detroit, MI. Hundreds of millions of dollars worth of goods pass through here every day, and indirectly lead to fueling a good portion of both the Ontario/Canadian economy and North-Eastern US economy. Coincidentally, we are called the Automotive Capital of Canada.

Lately in the press, giving the coming of the Superbowl to Detroit, Windsor has been referred to as "Sin City North" (even though we're geographically SOUTH of Detroit - check it out), because of our legalized escort services (essentially prostitution), cuban cigars, fully nude strip clubs, etc.


So, that's my hometown. Dirty and gritty and a little more dirty on top of that.

What's yours?


 
beetlebum Posted: Mon Jan 30 02:36:28 2006 Post | Quote in Reply  
  My hometown is known as the Gateway to the West, known for its beer and its jazz/blues history.

I don't know how to describe it- there's nothing particularly seedy about the city, nor is there anything amazingly grand about it, but I love it. The running joke in St. Louis is that when you meet someone new, they don't ask where you are from or what university you attended, they ask you what high school you attended, because everyone in st. louis was raised there, left, then came back when they realized there's no other place like it.

It has just about everything- three universities (big!) downtown, a huge park in the middle of downtown, the Arch, music clubs and Irish pubs galore. There's always something to do, and St. Louis has a stellar library system. Great shopping. Great food. I love how the zoo, butterfly house, and art museum are free, and that we have a baseball team, a football team, a soccer team, a hockey team, and a college basketball team that st. louis has claimed for its own.

Oh, and the St. Louis accent is very distinctive, as well, and you can identify where people are from in St. Louis almost immediately.



 
libra Posted: Mon Jan 30 03:27:01 2006 Post | Quote in Reply  
  Charles Schultz and his Peanuts characters: Snoopy, Charlie Brown, etc.

Yah. My hometown kinda sucks. Recently they decided to have these local artists do different representations of charlie brown in statue-form and stick them all over town so that things look even more hokey (and parents run around taking pictures of their children standing with the brightly colored bald boys as if they're national monuments or wild animals about to run away). Charles Schultz' ice rink is a sort of special thing, along with the ice show it does every christmas.

Oh, and my county is known for its wine and liberal/hippieness.


 
FN Posted: Mon Jan 30 06:08:39 2006 Post | Quote in Reply  
  this is hilarious:

http://www.thekansascitychannel.com/news/6447791/detail.html#






Also, newsflash people, chances are your hometown isn't known for anything except by the locals.


 
addi Posted: Mon Jan 30 08:06:38 2006 Post | Quote in Reply  
  Christophe said:
>this is hilarious:
>
>http://www.thekansascitychannel.com/news/6447791/detail.html#

I see stupid people....everywhere.

>Also, newsflash people, chances are your hometown isn't known for anything except by the locals.

Not always true, friend. Podunk, USA...yeah...only the locals know it's "famous" for having the 1978 state Class C wrestling champs, but many larger cities do have things associated with them that the rest of the country recognizes as unique to that city.

The interesting thing though is that personal perceptions can really affect what we associate with a particular place. For example, I would have said the same thing about St. Louis that Beetlebum listed (and added the Arch), except I would have included delapidated ghettoville, ugly sections of the city, because I drive through some pretty seedy parts of that city on my way to Nebraska (BTW the same could be said for almost every large U.S. city, including Atlanta). Not all associations are positive.

My hometown is known by other Americans as the home of Mutual of Omaha and an old tv show called Wild Kingdom. Some associate it with Nebraska college football and Omaha Steaks.

Now if you asked hif about my hometown he'd tell you it's the home of some very nervous sheep.

: )


 
beetlebum Posted: Mon Jan 30 08:31:01 2006 Post | Quote in Reply  
  Addi, I really like your avatar. It makes me both sad and peaceful.

: )


 
addi Posted: Mon Jan 30 08:51:47 2006 Post | Quote in Reply  
  beetlebum said:
>Addi, I really like your avatar. It makes me both sad and peaceful.


: )

just my very small way of saying goodbye to a friend. I used to read Goodnight Moon to my son, and the memory has stayed with me.

Thanks.


 
Mesh Posted: Mon Jan 30 11:02:25 2006 Post | Quote in Reply  
  Friendliness.


 
Posted: Mon Jan 30 11:13:00 2006 Post | Quote in Reply  
  meshuggah said:
>Friendliness.

Aren't you from Austin???


 
addi Posted: Mon Jan 30 11:23:59 2006 Post | Quote in Reply  
  I believe Mesh is from Shmorgasborg, Denmark.

*which is known for their delicious shoragas


 
Mesh Posted: Mon Jan 30 11:30:16 2006 Post | Quote in Reply  
  You're both wrong.


I'm from Mars. We haven't destroyed you yet, thus we are friendly.



 
Mesh Posted: Mon Jan 30 11:41:01 2006 Post | Quote in Reply  
  CriminalSaint said:
>
>Austin



Very active and energetic live music scene. Beautiful Town Lake area. Other stuff too.


 
FN Posted: Mon Jan 30 11:53:41 2006 Post | Quote in Reply  
  meshuggah said:
>You're both wrong.
>
>
>I'm from Mars. We haven't destroyed you yet, thus we are friendly.


Well I'm about to destroy mars so you guys better hurry



*Prepare preparation H and commence operation Sperti!*


 
addi Posted: Mon Jan 30 12:06:10 2006 Post | Quote in Reply  
  meshuggah said:

>Very active and energetic live music scene. Beautiful Town Lake area. Other stuff too.

Niece lives their now. She loves it and tells me it's not like the rest of Texas...good music, lakes, green, and nice people.
The only negative for me is that UT is there...and Longhorn fans are so obnoxious and arrogant : )


 
Kira Posted: Mon Jan 30 15:22:55 2006 Post | Quote in Reply  
  One of the signers of the Declaration of Independence lived here. I forget which one.

According to local television we apparently have some quaint little shops. Among them Ace Hardware.


 
addi Posted: Mon Jan 30 15:48:19 2006 Post | Quote in Reply  
  Kira said:
>One of the signers of the Declaration of Independence lived here. I forget which one.

George Burns?

>According to local television we apparently have some quaint little shops. Among them Ace Hardware.

lol
you can't get quainter than that...unless you have a Wal-Mart there. They reek of quaintness.


 
FN Posted: Mon Jan 30 16:49:10 2006 Post | Quote in Reply  
  As for my area, a lot of poets and politicians of importance in the national history originated here, but that's about it.

Coincidentally, the local psychiatric hospital has quite the reputation too.


 
Ed Posted: Mon Jan 30 17:00:52 2006 Post | Quote in Reply  
  Christophe said:

>http://www.thekansascitychannel.com/news/6447791/detail.html#


This is why I don't watch KC's news.

I think Kansas City is supposed to be known for BBQ. I heard that Clinton showed up for some, back when he was still in office.

Then, within the last few years, there was a huge shootout right near the restaurant where he supposedly went.


 
beetlebum Posted: Mon Jan 30 17:27:45 2006 Post | Quote in Reply  
  Ed said:
>Christophe said:
>
>>http://www.thekansascitychannel.com/news/6447791/detail.html#
>
>
>This is why I don't watch KC's news.
>
>I think Kansas City is supposed to be known for BBQ. I heard that Clinton showed up for some, back when he was still in office.
>
>Then, within the last few years, there was a huge shootout right near the restaurant where he supposedly went.

Yeah, I vaguely remember what you're talking about. I lived in Kansas City for three years. No offense, but that was enough for five lifetimes. :D Had I lived in Lawrence, I could've coped better. But Kansas City leaves much to be desired.


 
jennemmer Posted: Mon Jan 30 17:48:49 2006 Post | Quote in Reply  
  If we look to history Winnipeg is known for the largest general stike in Canadian history in 1919 and for being the home of Louis Riel, provicial founder or traitor... the debate still continues.

To the less historically inclined it is known for being right in the middle of the country, for being pretty much in the middle of nowhere and being really cold.

The only people who are not Canadian who have even heard of Winnipeg tend to be fans of the NHL and are more likely to remember Winnipeg if they remember Bobby Hull. (The next largest group are avid curling fans and there aren't exactly a large number of those around)


 
Ed Posted: Mon Jan 30 18:07:34 2006 Post | Quote in Reply  
  beetlebum said:
>No offense, but that was enough for five lifetimes. :D

Of course not. I know what a dump it is. Wyandotte county sucks butt. Beyond that, I don't pay attention.

>Had I lived in Lawrence, I could've coped better.

I <3 Lawrence. I don't even mind the beggers who hang around Mass. Street at night.


When and in what area did you live there?


 
dan632 Posted: Mon Jan 30 18:10:10 2006 Post | Quote in Reply  
  my home town is best known for the motor racing. go punch "Bathurst 1000" into google, you'll find stuff


 
Mesh Posted: Mon Jan 30 19:00:36 2006 Post | Quote in Reply  
  Ed said:
>beetlebum said:
>>
>I <3 Lawrence. I don't even mind the beggers who hang around Mass. Street at night.


I've heard good things about their Universitys Museum of Natural History.



Ok, I've heard one thing about it. But it was a good thing.


 
addi Posted: Mon Jan 30 19:28:11 2006 Post | Quote in Reply  
  Lawrence..home of the Kansas Chickenhawks. What a frightful place.


I wouldn't live anywhere in that god forsaken state, except maybe Liberal, Kansas. The name has a nice ring to it...and it's the self-proclaimed pancake capital of America, so it's got that going for it.


 
zander83 Posted: Mon Jan 30 19:46:42 2006 Post | Quote in Reply  
  My hometown is known for an F1 race, the best hockey team ever, the worst olympics ever, among the skankiest strippers ever, a cool subway, cool night clubs, among the highest ratio or resteraunts to people...

apart for that we don't have any other "best" or "worst" evers...


 
choke Posted: Mon Jan 30 20:16:34 2006 Post | Quote in Reply  
  Well I found a book on fishing in my host brothers room that raves about my hometown and its hugemungous trout.

And most reactions I've encountered when I mention NZ here are:

"Don't you guys have like, lots of sheep or something?"

"Is that in the United States?"

"Is that part of Australia?" Me - No. "Oh, you mean Tasmania then?"

"OMG Lord of the Rings! Did you get to like, meet Orlando Bloom?"



 
Mesh Posted: Mon Jan 30 20:45:22 2006 Post | Quote in Reply  
  "New Zealand? Isn't that, like, right near New York and New Jersey, and stuff It's in New England somewhere though, right?"


 
Kira Posted: Mon Jan 30 21:38:50 2006 Post | Quote in Reply  
  I've caught myself speaking without knowledge on occassion. I hate that. If you don't know, don't just take a shot in the dark, because what's worse than looking like an idiot? LOTS of things, which is why you don't need to add embarrassment into the mess.


 
kurohyou Posted: Mon Jan 30 22:07:36 2006 Post | Quote in Reply  
  Ummm...lets see...Actually yes...

Back in the day, (Exact date unknown to me due to my lack of existence at the time.) Cinderella City was the largest Mall in the world. I think it only held this title for two weeks before it was dethrowned by a bigger mall. Despite its loss of the title it was rumored to gain a lot of fame for being one of the most poorly designed malls in recent memory. Shaped like a "W" it did not give people an easy way back to the other side of the malls. Unlike todays malls which are big and circular. Cinderella City ended up sitting Vacant for quite some time during my high school years. A lone book store, the Montgomery Wards, a Village inn, A radio Shack and a Famous Footware being the only things in the mall which remained open for a short time before its final days.

Eventually it was condemned, everything moved out and they leveled it, with the exception of a portion to the southwest, tne newest part of the building which had been home to the Broadway Southwest and a Foleys. It is now the proud home of the City of Englewood Civic Centre. The rest of the mall was leveled, and made way for an IHOP, a Wal-Mart, a PetsMart, a Ross, and some apartment complexes.

I remember when they tore down Cin City that people were going down and getting peices of it to keep. While it was a joke to most everyone else in the Devner metro area, it held special meaning for the people of that town. It was sad to see it go.

Not that it matters...


 
beetlebum Posted: Mon Jan 30 22:24:31 2006 Post | Quote in Reply  
  Ed said:
>beetlebum said:
>>No offense, but that was enough for five lifetimes. :D
>
>Of course not. I know what a dump it is. Wyandotte county sucks butt. Beyond that, I don't pay attention.
>
>>Had I lived in Lawrence, I could've coped better.
>
>I <3 Lawrence. I don't even mind the beggers who hang around Mass. Street at night.
>
>
>When and in what area did you live there?

Liberty Missouri. You can guess why. Don't ever go there. EVER. unless you want your soul sucked out of you by Christian bigots.


 
Silentmind Posted: Tue Jan 31 02:12:44 2006 Post | Quote in Reply  
  Sad to say, but my hometown is known for having the largest mall in the world. And the second largest fringe fest in the world. That is about all I can think of.


 
FN Posted: Tue Jan 31 04:50:02 2006 Post | Quote in Reply  
  jennemmer said:
>The only people who are not Canadian who have even heard of Winnipeg tend to be fans of the NHL and are more likely to remember Winnipeg if they remember Bobby Hull. (The next largest group are avid curling fans and there aren't exactly a large number of those around)

I remember it from hearing it once and thinking it was a ridiculous name.


 
FN Posted: Tue Jan 31 04:53:31 2006 Post | Quote in Reply  
  choke said:
>Well I found a book on fishing in my host brothers room that raves about my hometown and its hugemungous trout.

Haha

And here I thought thinking you hadn't washed yourself properly.

>And most reactions I've encountered when I mention NZ here are:
>
>"Don't you guys have like, lots of sheep or something?"
>
>"Is that in the United States?"
>
>"Is that part of Australia?" Me - No. "Oh, you mean Tasmania then?"
>
>"OMG Lord of the Rings! Did you get to like, meet Orlando Bloom?"

Hurrah for the american school system ;o)


 
addi Posted: Tue Jan 31 07:10:55 2006 Post | Quote in Reply  
  choke said:
>Well I found a book on fishing in my host brothers room that raves about my hometown and its hugemungous trout.

"I caught you a delicious hugemungous trout."

(forgive me. I couldn't resist)


>"Don't you guys have like, lots of sheep or something?"

Must visit NZ.

: )


 
addi Posted: Tue Jan 31 07:30:36 2006 Post | Quote in Reply  
  Silentmind said:
>Sad to say, but my hometown is known for having the largest mall in the world.

How many largest malls in the world are there?

The Mall of America in Minneapolis claimed to be the largest when I lived there. There was one in Edmonton, Alberta that claimed it was the largest too.
It's kind of pathetic to me if a city needs to blow its horn about having the largest mall as a claim to fame.

"Welcome to _____ City. Home of Nothing Culturally or Historically Significant, but We Have a Huge Mall!"


 
Silentmind Posted: Tue Jan 31 14:31:29 2006 Post | Quote in Reply  
 
>
>"Welcome to _____ City. Home of Nothing Culturally or Historically Significant, but We Have a Huge Mall!"


That's pretty much it, the one here in Edmonton expanded to keep the title {and is getting bigger, including an adult living complex, so you can live in a mall}. It is just plain sad.


 
iggy Posted: Wed Feb 1 00:19:36 2006 Post | Quote in Reply  
  http://www.melaka.net/history1.htm

this is my hometown


 
jennemmer Posted: Wed Feb 1 02:04:59 2006 Post | Quote in Reply  
  Christophe said:
>jennemmer said:
>>The only people who are not Canadian who have even heard of Winnipeg tend to be fans of the NHL and are more likely to remember Winnipeg if they remember Bobby Hull. (The next largest group are avid curling fans and there aren't exactly a large number of those around)
>
>I remember it from hearing it once and thinking it was a ridiculous name.

It is not a silly name, it is an aboriginal word meaning ... muddy water... okay, you've got me there ;p.




 
novemberrain Posted: Wed Feb 1 05:21:29 2006 Post | Quote in Reply  
  My hometown is known for FDR having lived there


 
addi Posted: Wed Feb 1 07:25:06 2006 Post | Quote in Reply  
  Silentmind said:

>That's pretty much it, the one here in Edmonton expanded to keep the title {and is getting bigger, including an adult living complex, so you can live in a mall}. It is just plain sad.

I had no idea you were from Edmonton, Silentmind. For some reason I always thought you lived in the U.S.


 
addi Posted: Wed Feb 1 07:27:32 2006 Post | Quote in Reply  
  jennemmer said:

>It is not a silly name, it is an aboriginal word meaning ... muddy water... okay, you've got me there ;p.

My only association with Winnipeg (besides the hockey team) is the big folk festival they have. Some friends would go to it when I lived in Minneasota and said it was always a hoot.


 
DanSRose Posted: Wed Feb 1 09:11:28 2006 Post | Quote in Reply  
  This is my hometown. It's calmed down greatly in the last ten years, becoming a positive place of commerce.
We have good Italian,pizza, and Chinese food.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Howard_Beach,_New_York


 
choke Posted: Wed Feb 1 18:46:23 2006 Post | Quote in Reply  
  addi said:
>choke said:
>>Well I found a book on fishing in my host brothers room that raves about my hometown and its hugemungous trout.
>
>"I caught you a delicious hugemungous trout."
>
>(forgive me. I couldn't resist)
>
>
>>"Don't you guys have like, lots of sheep or something?"
>
>Must visit NZ.

There's roughly 10 sheep to every person there.
>
>: )


 
Mouse Posted: Thu Feb 2 00:02:21 2006 Post | Quote in Reply  
  I remember my hometown always being called the heart city when I was a kid. And it's always struck me how much of it is made up of suburbs. I left at twelve so I can't say I really got a deep impression beyond my own neighborhood, that city will always be the home I lived in there. http://www.raleigh-nc.org/portal/server.pt?space=CommunityPage&cached=true&parentname=Login&parentid=0&in_hi_userid=2&control=SetCommunity&CommunityID=208&PageID=0

That's the city I was born in, the one I live in now is known for the movie Bull Durham, an enormous number of parks, Duke University, the top crime rate of the state, and gangs.


 
Mesh Posted: Thu Feb 2 00:08:22 2006 Post | Quote in Reply  
  Mouse said:
>
>the one I live in now is known for the movie Bull Durham, an enormous number of parks, Duke University, the top crime rate of the state, and gangs.



Sounds fun!


 
SntSaturn Posted: Thu Feb 2 12:13:24 2006 Post | Quote in Reply  
  Wow... My hometown... Umm, I think we are known for being very rural. Possibly one of the larger areas of farm land in the eastern United States.


 
ifihadahif Posted: Thu Feb 2 15:25:33 2006 Post | Quote in Reply  
  Muhammed Ali
Chuchill Downs (Kentucky Derby)
Louisville Slugger bat factory
Birthplace of King Thong


 
Silentmind Posted: Thu Feb 2 18:31:32 2006 Post | Quote in Reply  
  addi said:
>Silentmind said:
>
>>That's pretty much it, the one here in Edmonton expanded to keep the title {and is getting bigger, including an adult living complex, so you can live in a mall}. It is just plain sad.
>
>I had no idea you were from Edmonton, Silentmind. For some reason I always thought you lived in the U.S.

Yep, I'm one of those crazy canucks. Probably the only liberal minded fellow with a few kilometers of here, but such is life.


 
addi Posted: Thu Feb 2 18:45:56 2006 Post | Quote in Reply  
  Silentmind said:

>Yep, I'm one of those crazy canucks.

Just an unofficial guess, but it seems outside of us wacky American GTers Canada is the second most represented group here...and you all seem intelligent too. Who'da thunk it!
: )

I wish I was a canuck. I'd live in Vancouver or Bamff (but not in Kabek with those crazy francophiles)





 
Howitzer Posted: Thu Feb 2 21:38:13 2006 Post | Quote in Reply  
  Hickory, NC: known world wide for its furniture.

Aurora, CO: best known for the trivial fact that it is bigger in area and population that Denver, CO, but no one knows that it is a suburb of Denver if you live outside of CO


 
erikagm Posted: Thu Feb 2 23:38:27 2006 Post | Quote in Reply  
  My hometown, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, is known mostly all over the world as the origin of Mariachis and Mariachi music. Oh, that and tequila. hehehe


 
DanSRose Posted: Fri Feb 3 08:42:01 2006 Post | Quote in Reply  
  John Gotti. My hometown is known for the Gambino crime family


 
addi Posted: Fri Feb 3 09:04:38 2006 Post | Quote in Reply  
  Hey Dan
You've defiled a sacred Van Gogh painting with a crass comic book symbol. I want a public apology right now, or I'll have the children of Gotti find out where you live.


: )


 
Mesh Posted: Fri Feb 3 11:44:19 2006 Post | Quote in Reply  
  I'll just cut your head off.


Unless you grovel at my feet begging for forgiveness. You might also have to kiss my feet and explain to me why my way of life is superior to yours and therefore should replace yours.



I'll still probably cut your head off after that, though.


 
Mesh Posted: Fri Feb 3 11:46:49 2006 Post | Quote in Reply  
  Hi Erika :)


 
addi Posted: Fri Feb 3 12:11:58 2006 Post | Quote in Reply  
  meshuggah said:

>I'll still probably cut your head off after that, though.

really...you could do no other
: )

*hey, meshie...have you noticed a lack of posters here? It seems we are down to about 4 regulars lately, with a smattering of former regulars doing a DBF thing every now and then. They're dropping like flies I tell you, and I don't like it one bit.
Perhaps if you started posting in the nude things would liven up.


 
Mesh Posted: Fri Feb 3 12:32:12 2006 Post | Quote in Reply  
  addi said:
>
>*hey, meshie...have you noticed a lack of posters here? It seems we are down to about 4 regulars lately, with a smattering of former regulars doing a DBF thing every now and then. They're dropping like flies I tell you, and I don't like it one bit.
>Perhaps if you started posting in the nude things would liven up.




Yarr, I've noticed :( I fear if I were to do that, though, then I'd most certainly be the only one left.



 
Posted: Fri Feb 3 15:50:43 2006 Post | Quote in Reply  
  meshuggah said:
>addi said:
>>Perhaps if you started posting in the nude things would liven up.

>Yarr, I've noticed :( I fear if I were to do that, though, then I'd most certainly be the only one left.

debatable.

mass debatable.


 
addi Posted: Fri Feb 3 17:13:24 2006 Post | Quote in Reply  
  CriminalSaint said:

>mass debatable.

I didn't know you were roman catholic, crim.


 
Kira Posted: Fri Feb 3 17:20:32 2006 Post | Quote in Reply  
  meshuggah said:
>Death threat.
>
>Friendly greeting.
>
>Reply to the Atlantean cartoonist.


That's THREE posts! Ha.


 
Mesh Posted: Fri Feb 3 17:28:09 2006 Post | Quote in Reply  
  Yeah I know. I gave up quite fast on that whole experiment.


 
Kira Posted: Fri Feb 3 18:40:21 2006 Post | Quote in Reply  
  meshuggah said:
>Yeah I know. I gave up quite fast on that whole experiment.


If you're anything like me, you'll suddenly find, after yeilding to temptation and posting when you swore you wouldn't, that you then go on to not-post for almost a month without even meaning to.

But then, you might not be anything like me. I don't let models take pictures of me while I'm in the bathroom.


 
Posted: Sat Feb 4 02:53:44 2006 Post | Quote in Reply  
  so, as it turns out, my first attempt in starting a post in quite some time (maybe since the x-rated movie store post?) was fairly successful.

I shall try to do this more often.


 
DanSRose Posted: Sat Feb 4 03:54:01 2006 Post | Quote in Reply  
  Batman goes where he wants, when he wants. What'choo goin' do? Screw with Batman? Not even Ludwig can mess with the Dark Night. I don't mean that crappy Schumaker Batman or the Adam West one. I mean the Frank Miller one or the Christian Bale one.

Also, Gotti died in the summer of '02. He died in jail. There was a funeral parade for him. I didn't see it in person, because I was in Annapolis doing an archaelogy summer class. I also generally do not like my neighborhood. There isn't even a book store.


 
addi Posted: Sat Feb 4 08:44:54 2006 Post | Quote in Reply  
  CriminalSaint said:

>I shall try to do this more often.

Please do. I enjoy canadian threads. They have a lovely bouquet, texture, and I'm amused by their presumptions.


 
addi Posted: Sat Feb 4 09:02:33 2006 Post | Quote in Reply  
  DanSRose said:

>Also, Gotti died in the summer of '02.

Gotti Shmotti!
That's why I said "his children".
: )

And I'm familiar with the shadowy underworld doings of the Italian mafioso. I dated a girl for 3 years whose family came from Sicily. I suspect her father, who ran a hairdressing salon, was involved in illegal wig trafficing across state lines. When I think of all those poor middle-aged women that got caught in the sinister web of wearing blonde beehive wigs...I cry.


 
Kira Posted: Sat Feb 4 12:32:50 2006 Post | Quote in Reply  
  I wholly approve of Batman. No disrespect meant toward Mr. Van Gogh.

Much disrespect meant toward Superman.

Pansy.


 
DanSRose Posted: Sun Feb 5 00:48:38 2006 Post | Quote in Reply  
  Seriously. Batman could always take down Superman because Batman is badassssssssssss.
"Oh no, I realize the error of my ways."
"I'd always knew you'd come around, Bruce-"
"Eat kryptonite, bitch!"
Kal-El is pussy name.


Most of the people in my neighborhood have now become lawyers. I find that funny.
We also have the best pizza in NY. That particular pizza place has an ugly history (a certain event), but the pizza is Fan-Tast-ic. mmmmmm


 
Mouse Posted: Sun Feb 5 20:02:50 2006 Post | Quote in Reply  
  meshuggah said:
>Sounds fun!
Actually it is. I know I'd chose it again if I were given a chance. Just far enough from the family, just cheap enough, friendly people everwhere, and I actually don't get lost here as often as everywhere else even though I don't really know where much of anything is.

Howitzer said:
>Hickory, NC: known world wide for its furniture.
Known to me by all the guys on yahoo from there who keep hitting on me. One of them keeps starting a conversation like we've never spoken, he's done it three times.
Mouse


 
Mesh Posted: Tue Feb 7 22:01:20 2006 Post | Quote in Reply  
  CriminalSaint said:
>meshuggah said:
>>addi said:
>>>Perhaps if you started posting in the nude things would liven up.
>
>>Yarr, I've noticed :( I fear if I were to do that, though, then I'd most certainly be the only one left.
>
>debatable.
>
>mass debatable.



Orly?


 
Mesh Posted: Tue Feb 7 22:03:19 2006 Post | Quote in Reply  
  addi said:
>
>The only negative for me is that UT is there...and Longhorn fans are so obnoxious and arrogant : )



Yeah. Once I thought I was just at a Longhorn rally, but actually I was at a Satanic cults meeting.

They need to get a new hand signal.


 
mat_j Posted: Thu Feb 9 10:19:46 2006 Post | Quote in Reply  
  Ok my turn

My hometown is known for its high unemployement, heroin use and general urban decay. it used to be known as a centre for heavy industry and a home for commies- a nearby town of Pen-y-Graig was called little Moscow.

Saying that it still has a rich cast of characters, and everybody from undertaker to mortician has at least two nicknames- Rhondda (the 'dd' is pronounced th as in Than) is probably the wryest region in South Wales, putting it high in the wry leagues of western Europe as general wryness is common trait amongst all Welshmen.




 
choke Posted: Thu Feb 9 17:51:19 2006 Post | Quote in Reply  
  mat_j said:
>Ok my turn
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>My hometown is known for its high unemployement, heroin use and general urban decay. it used to be known as a centre for heavy industry and a home for commies- a nearby town of Pen-y-Graig was called little Moscow.
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>Saying that it still has a rich cast of characters, and everybody from undertaker to mortician has at least two nicknames- Rhondda (the 'dd' is pronounced th as in Than) is probably the wryest region in South Wales, putting it high in the wry leagues of western Europe as general wryness is common trait amongst all Welshmen.
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I just read that and thought it was song lyrics.


 



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