nolabreeze wrote: kuttlefish wrote:
I thought the number of people on the waiting list was some ridiculous five figure number. Or have you been waiting that long?
And given that we're talking about most dangerous cites, I really shouldn't lol at Baton Rouge, but seeing how much unwarranted crap we get for what is essentially an isolated problem... well... ha ha! You're next, Slidell!
whoa whoa whoa, what you sayin about Slidell?
All I'm saying is that there are certain people (not you necessarily) from slidell, da parish, the northshore, baton rouge, etc. who say things like "New Orleans is a fun town to get drunk in, but I wouldn't want to live there... You'll probably get shot" mixed with some not-so-subtle racial epithets. My point is that the violence is actually worse in some of those places because it's not so isolated. Yes, New Orleans has a drug/murder problem, but if you're not caught up in the drug/murder game, it's as safe as any other city and a whole lot more fun. And now the FBI has officially acknowledged that truth, that's all...
Edit: and for those in this thread who are not from the area and want a good picture of the city, Anthony Bourdain's episode of The Layover from a few nights ago did a pretty decent job. It's the first of those travel shows that i've seen that managed to authentically capture the city and surrounding areas and list some not-so-obvious restaurants and bars. None of that crap like: "oooh, cher. gumbo party on da bourbon street, but watch out fo those voodoo zombie gators, aieeee!"