Let's Discuss Cities In Terms Of "Cool." OK, I Realize This

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Re: Let's Discuss Cities In Terms Of "Cool." OK, I Realize This

Postby pieceofbeth » Tue Mar 16, 2010 4:51 pm

After living here for three years, I would not call Boston cool.

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Re: Let's Discuss Cities In Terms Of "Cool." OK, I Realize This

Postby johnstuartmill » Tue Mar 16, 2010 5:45 pm

ccs224 wrote:
johnstuartmill wrote:
fortissimo wrote:
daesonesb wrote:New York will always be the epicenter of American cool. It's got music and fashion cornered. New York is definitely doing the trendsetting for pop culture right now...
LA might be more glamorous, but New York is cooler.


LA is not all that glamorous for non-celebrities. It's not glamorous living with a million illegals in an overly humid and hot cesspool.

L.A., overly humid? Have you ever been there? And as far as the hot thing goes, L.A.'s summers are milder than anywhere on the East Coast that's south of Boston. It rarely gets above 90 here.


Let's not start this again.

Yeah, my bad for not reading the rest of the thread before posting.

I'll defend L.A. to the death, though.

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Re: Let's Discuss Cities In Terms Of "Cool." OK, I Realize This

Postby AdmiralNelson » Tue Mar 16, 2010 6:34 pm

pieceofbeth wrote:After living here for three years, I would not call Boston cool.


Dood, lemmy tell ya bro. Bahston is wicked cool. C'mon dood. Dat's a bit hahsh bro.

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Re: Let's Discuss Cities In Terms Of "Cool." OK, I Realize This

Postby fortissimo » Tue Mar 16, 2010 7:19 pm

jcl2 wrote:
fortissimo wrote:
NayBoer wrote:Does anybody who lives in San Francisco ever call it 'San Fran?' I can't recall ever hearing a local call it San Fran or Frisco. They always say the full name or just 'the city.'


Born in SF and used to live there (so don't know if I qualify) but no. It's the opposite. Native SF-ers often call it "Frisco." Most people don't bother saying 'San Francisco' because the name is too long. Just like we call nicknamed Sacramento Sac-town or San Jo for San Jose.

j.wellington wrote:Seattle is the country's premier city

+ 1 billion


What? I grew up in the Bay Area and no one called San Francisco "Frisco." When did you live there?


birth to mid 90s (up until around 15 years ago...time flies!) ...I usually call it "San Fran" but I've heard native SF-ers call it Frisco more often than "San Francisco." (I ended up living in Oakland later on though after moving around the country a bit.)
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Re: Let's Discuss Cities In Terms Of "Cool." OK, I Realize This

Postby fortissimo » Tue Mar 16, 2010 7:20 pm

ccs224 wrote:
johnstuartmill wrote:
fortissimo wrote:
daesonesb wrote:New York will always be the epicenter of American cool. It's got music and fashion cornered. New York is definitely doing the trendsetting for pop culture right now...
LA might be more glamorous, but New York is cooler.


LA is not all that glamorous for non-celebrities. It's not glamorous living with a million illegals in an overly humid and hot cesspool.

L.A., overly humid? Have you ever been there? And as far as the hot thing goes, L.A.'s summers are milder than anywhere on the East Coast that's south of Boston. It rarely gets above 90 here.


Let's not start this again.


Agreed. There are a ton of other reasons why LA sucks besides weather. We can discuss those instead lol

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Postby Hilger » Tue Mar 16, 2010 9:52 pm

fortissimo wrote:
jcl2 wrote:
fortissimo wrote:
NayBoer wrote:Does anybody who lives in San Francisco ever call it 'San Fran?' I can't recall ever hearing a local call it San Fran or Frisco. They always say the full name or just 'the city.'


Born in SF and used to live there (so don't know if I qualify) but no. It's the opposite. Native SF-ers often call it "Frisco." Most people don't bother saying 'San Francisco' because the name is too long. Just like we call nicknamed Sacramento Sac-town or San Jo for San Jose.

j.wellington wrote:Seattle is the country's premier city

+ 1 billion


What? I grew up in the Bay Area and no one called San Francisco "Frisco." When did you live there?


birth to mid 90s (up until around 15 years ago...time flies!) ...I usually call it "San Fran" but I've heard native SF-ers call it Frisco more often than "San Francisco." (I ended up living in Oakland later on though after moving around the country a bit.)


Everyone I know from San Francisco just calls it SF.

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Re: Let's Discuss Cities In Terms Of "Cool." OK, I Realize This

Postby qualster » Tue Mar 16, 2010 10:02 pm

Hilger wrote:Everyone I know from San Francisco just calls it SF.


Everyone I know from San Francisco calls it Francis, or Sanf. Just kidding.

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Postby RadMobile » Tue Mar 16, 2010 10:26 pm

NayBoer wrote:They always say the full name or just 'the city.'


TITCR

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Postby hellokitty » Tue Mar 16, 2010 10:29 pm

1) San Francisco (no competition really)
2) New York City
3) Los Angeles

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Re: Let's Discuss Cities In Terms Of "Cool." OK, I Realize This

Postby exitlane » Tue Mar 16, 2010 10:52 pm

I have lived in Los Angeles county for most of my life; unless you have serious money it is a horrific place to live (housing is so expensive and popular activities are pricey). The terrible traffic goes without saying ( in some areas of downtown, you move less than four miles in a one hour stretch of time) yet the pollution is by far the most discouraging aspect of residing in this county: the beaches are so freaking polluted (syringe warnings at some beaches) and the air is so disgusting that it tastes like your breathing out of the tail pipe of a diesel truck. Plus, the people are ridiculous a**holes; if you ask someone for the time, they stare at their watch and then stare at you with disdain without uttering a word.

Don't move to Los Angeles. I hate this county so much that I actually relish the idea of moving to the midwest or south(yes I have visited these areas for several months respectively).

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Postby hellokitty » Tue Mar 16, 2010 10:56 pm

exitlane wrote:I have lived in Los Angeles county for most of my life; unless you have serious money it is a horrific place to live (housing is so expensive and popular activities are pricey). The terrible traffic goes without saying ( in some areas of downtown, you move less than four miles in a one hour stretch of time) yet the pollution is by far the most discouraging aspect of residing in this county: the beaches are so freaking polluted (syringe warnings at some beaches) and the air is so disgusting that it tastes like your breathing out of the tail pipe of a diesel truck. Plus, the people are ridiculous a**holes; if you ask someone for the time, they stare at their watch and then stare at you with disdain without uttering a word.

Don't move to Los Angeles. I hate this county so much that I actually relish the idea of moving to the midwest or south(yes I have visited these areas for several months respectively).


I've only been to LA a couple of times, each time for about a week and I loved it there. But granted, it's easy to like something for short periods of time.

But the south?? Seriously, I've been trying to get out of the south since I was old enough to realize how much it blows. Especially where I live, there is never anything to do and it is so boring and cultureless.

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Re: Let's Discuss Cities In Terms Of "Cool." OK, I Realize This

Postby qualster » Tue Mar 16, 2010 11:03 pm

exitlane wrote:I have lived in Los Angeles county for most of my life; unless you have serious money it is a horrific place to live (housing is so expensive and popular activities are pricey). The terrible traffic goes without saying ( in some areas of downtown, you move less than four miles in a one hour stretch of time) yet the pollution is by far the most discouraging aspect of residing in this county: the beaches are so freaking polluted (syringe warnings at some beaches) and the air is so disgusting that it tastes like your breathing out of the tail pipe of a diesel truck. Plus, the people are ridiculous a**holes; if you ask someone for the time, they stare at their watch and then stare at you with disdain without uttering a word.

Don't move to Los Angeles. I hate this county so much that I actually relish the idea of moving to the midwest or south(yes I have visited these areas for several months respectively).


Yes, there is that aspect of the LA experience. There are many soulless people in LA. It is a sad place. One has to find a decent group of people to hang with (which can be a challenge) or LA will crush your soul. If you are a shallow, narcissistic a hole, then LA is a great place for you. If you are a compassionate, decent person, LA can work, but it is tough. Really tough.

Check out the Mountain West and the PNW, too, exitlane. Those are not bad places to be and the people are more down to earth than LA folk.

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Re: Let's Discuss Cities In Terms Of "Cool." OK, I Realize This

Postby fortissimo » Wed Mar 17, 2010 12:37 am

exitlane wrote:I have lived in Los Angeles county for most of my life; unless you have serious money it is a horrific place to live (housing is so expensive and popular activities are pricey). The terrible traffic goes without saying ( in some areas of downtown, you move less than four miles in a one hour stretch of time) yet the pollution is by far the most discouraging aspect of residing in this county: the beaches are so freaking polluted (syringe warnings at some beaches) and the air is so disgusting that it tastes like your breathing out of the tail pipe of a diesel truck. Plus, the people are ridiculous a**holes; if you ask someone for the time, they stare at their watch and then stare at you with disdain without uttering a word.

Don't move to Los Angeles. I hate this county so much that I actually relish the idea of moving to the midwest or south(yes I have visited these areas for several months respectively).


hahahaha This post made my day.
Midwest >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> LA. Plus the Midwest has Chicago, which has fewer dicks and pricks.

But I agree with the poster above me, best regions (at least out of the ones I've lived in) are the PNW and Mountain region. Much better than the West Coast I think. (I have yet to live on the East Coast, so that's my next target.)
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Postby Oblomov » Wed Mar 17, 2010 12:40 am

n?
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Re: Let's Discuss Cities In Terms Of "Cool." OK, I Realize This

Postby qualster » Wed Mar 17, 2010 12:45 am

Oblomov wrote:
utexas2010 wrote:
Oblomov wrote:Neither New York nor LA can be cool, as they're the obvious answers. They might be good cities to live in (I've rather eat my own pubic hair every morning for breakfast), but they can't be cool. Cool requires something different from what my mother would suggest is cool. I don't know how the home of biglaw could be cool. And no, I am not a hipster.

Chicago is kind of cool. Detroit is cool. New Orleans is cliche, but still cool (at least was, haven't been since Katerina). Boston is a little too geeky and bourgeois, but comes close.



I stopped reading after I read that "Detroit is cool"....that pretty much sums up your personality for me


Have you ever been?


For some reason, I believe Oblomov.

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Re: Let's Discuss Cities In Terms Of "Cool." OK, I Realize This

Postby NUMB3RFIFTY » Wed Mar 17, 2010 1:05 am

1. San Jose

2. San Jose

3. San Jose

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Re: Let's Discuss Cities In Terms Of "Cool." OK, I Realize This

Postby jcl2 » Wed Mar 17, 2010 10:33 am

RadMobile wrote:
NayBoer wrote:They always say the full name or just 'the city.'


TITCR


+1

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Re: Let's Discuss Cities In Terms Of "Cool." OK, I Realize This

Postby moandersen » Wed Mar 17, 2010 11:22 am

Oblomov wrote:
utexas2010 wrote:
Oblomov wrote:Neither New York nor LA can be cool, as they're the obvious answers. They might be good cities to live in (I've rather eat my own pubic hair every morning for breakfast), but they can't be cool. Cool requires something different from what my mother would suggest is cool. I don't know how the home of biglaw could be cool. And no, I am not a hipster.

Chicago is kind of cool. Detroit is cool. New Orleans is cliche, but still cool (at least was, haven't been since Katerina). Boston is a little too geeky and bourgeois, but comes close.



I stopped reading after I read that "Detroit is cool"....that pretty much sums up your personality for me


Have you ever been?


I have been (fiance is from there) and it does in fact suck. outside of comerica, ford field, and the mgm grand, the place is a war zone.

my top 5:

1. San Francisco
2. San Diego
3. Seattle
4. Chicago (current residence)
5. Santa Barbara

I love the west coast......except for LA, which is just blows compared to other CA cities. If you are talking surrounding cities of LA (santa monica, pasadena, etc - thats different)

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Re: Let's Discuss Cities In Terms Of "Cool." OK, I Realize This

Postby qualster » Wed Apr 07, 2010 5:56 am

bump

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Re: Let's Discuss Cities In Terms Of "Cool." OK, I Realize This

Postby Sogui » Wed Apr 07, 2010 6:28 am

lewis louis wrote:Austin is not cool. this is coming from someone who has lived there 10+ years.

1)Chicago
2)Seattle
3)Portland
4)everythign else


Agreed, Austin... while a liberal bastion in the heart of Texas... is still very southern and has its "weird" culture that both fly in the face of "cool".

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Postby Oblomov » Thu Apr 08, 2010 8:33 pm

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Re: Let's Discuss Cities In Terms Of "Cool." OK, I Realize This

Postby Borhas » Thu Apr 08, 2010 9:13 pm

Thunderbolt, who stopped using his real name years ago, is a striking sight. He's 6 foot 5, has longish hair combed back, and he wears a black suit with a bulletproof vest underneath and a gun on his waist. His face droops on one side, the aftereffects of getting shot in the head, in a Detroit alley, when he was 11 years old.


that guy fits every definition of cool

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Re: Let's Discuss Cities In Terms Of "Cool." OK, I Realize This

Postby NDPhil » Thu Apr 08, 2010 9:15 pm

1. Barstow

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Re: Let's Discuss Cities In Terms Of "Cool." OK, I Realize This

Postby clintonius » Thu Apr 08, 2010 9:21 pm

Oblomov wrote:Proof that Detroit is cool:

http://www.metrotimes.com/culture/story.asp?id=14918

I want nothing more than to live in a city full of strip clubs hosted in the living rooms of people who were shot in the head.

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Re: Let's Discuss Cities In Terms Of "Cool." OK, I Realize This

Postby gdh » Thu Apr 08, 2010 9:24 pm

1) DC
2) New York
3) Baltimore
4) Chicago
5) Raleigh




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