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Flippy raids America 12/07-30/09 - BLOG: flippyd.wordpress.com | MOBILE NO. IN OP

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  • cooljammer00cooljammer00 Hey Small Christmas-Man!Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    It's alright. I like to think of Manhattan as a place that's over there that I can go to.

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  • Fatty McBeardoFatty McBeardo Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    NYC is a month long journey unto itself

  • TheScrupleTheScruple The Oldest of BridgesRegistered User regular
    edited October 2009
    I've worked in NYC for almost 5 years now, and lived just across the river for 9, and I still haven't experienced enough of NYC for my tastes. I can't imagine trying to cram it into a couple days.

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  • rakuenCallistorakuenCallisto Registered User, __BANNED USERS
    edited October 2009
    Akilae wrote: »
    Then I aim to make you see the error of your ways, for NYC is first among cities and the only city worth living in within the US... despite our crazy rent, taxes, and being overwhelmed by tourists :P
    NYC is fucking god awful.

    Nothing but stuck up, pretentious assholes, all trying to get ahead of everyone else.

    If you find courtesy in NYC, you'll find Jesus in Harlem.

    edit: plus a Goddamn Big Mac meal ran me around $9 when I was there.

  • MalkorMalkor Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Akilae wrote: »
    Then I aim to make you see the error of your ways, for NYC is first among cities and the only city worth living in within the US... despite our crazy rent, taxes, and being overwhelmed by tourists :P
    NYC is fucking god awful.

    Nothing but stuck up, pretentious assholes, all trying to get ahead of everyone else.

    If you find courtesy in NYC, you'll find Jesus in Harlem.

    edit: plus a Goddamn Big Mac meal ran me around $9 when I was there.

    Why would you go to McDonalds when there is better, cheaper food everywhere else? Also people send the tourists to Manhattan for a reason.

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  • MelksterMelkster Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Flipsy, I'd really love to see a full, thoughtful, introspective look on your trip, what it means, how it makes you feel about America and the world and everything.

    It would make this Texan quite happy.

  • TheScrupleTheScruple The Oldest of BridgesRegistered User regular
    edited October 2009
    It's not hard to find Jesus in Harlem. He works with Juan and Carlos in the kitchen at Sylvia's.

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  • rakuenCallistorakuenCallisto Registered User, __BANNED USERS
    edited October 2009
    TheScruple wrote: »
    It's not hard to find Jesus in Harlem. He works with Juan and Carlos in the kitchen at Sylvia's.
    I knew I screwed myself over using the Jesus analogy haha.

  • rakuenCallistorakuenCallisto Registered User, __BANNED USERS
    edited October 2009
    Malkor wrote: »
    Why would you go to McDonalds when there is better, cheaper food everywhere else? Also people send the tourists to Manhattan for a reason.
    Because I was on a bus and we stopped just outside of the city to get grub.

    We had been travelling a good 4 hrs without food and we couldn't wait another hr.

    But seriously, the better food would just be more expensive anyway.

    Fucking NYers.

  • tsmvengytsmvengy Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Akilae wrote: »
    Flippy_D wrote: »
    I do like NYC, don't get me wrong. It's just I couldn't decide if I'd like to live there or not.

    Then I aim to make you see the error of your ways, for NYC is first among cities and the only city worth living in within the US... despite our crazy rent, taxes, and being overwhelmed by tourists :P

    People who say things like this have obviously never lived somewhere that was actually overwhelmed with tourists.

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  • BEAST!BEAST! Adventurer Adventure!!!!!Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    tsmvengy wrote: »
    Akilae wrote: »
    Flippy_D wrote: »
    I do like NYC, don't get me wrong. It's just I couldn't decide if I'd like to live there or not.

    Then I aim to make you see the error of your ways, for NYC is first among cities and the only city worth living in within the US... despite our crazy rent, taxes, and being overwhelmed by tourists :P

    People who say things like this have obviously never lived somewhere that was actually overwhelmed with tourists.
    New York City has always been the most visited city in the United States by far.

  • rayofashrayofash Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    I live in San Diego, lots of tourists. In the summer anyways. I hate them.

  • tsmvengytsmvengy Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    BEAST! wrote: »
    tsmvengy wrote: »
    Akilae wrote: »
    Flippy_D wrote: »
    I do like NYC, don't get me wrong. It's just I couldn't decide if I'd like to live there or not.

    Then I aim to make you see the error of your ways, for NYC is first among cities and the only city worth living in within the US... despite our crazy rent, taxes, and being overwhelmed by tourists :P

    People who say things like this have obviously never lived somewhere that was actually overwhelmed with tourists.
    New York City has always been the most visited city in the United States by far.

    That doesn't speak to the ratio between the number of people visiting and the number of people who live there.

    Obviously New York is the most visited city in the USA. What I'm saying is it's hard for a city of 2MM to be "overrun" with tourists.

    People say this about DC all the time too - and they clearly haven't ever lived somewhere where, during tourist season, tourists actually outnumber residents.

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  • MichaelLCMichaelLC In what furnace was thy brain? ChicagoRegistered User regular
    edited October 2009
    tsmvengy wrote: »
    BEAST! wrote: »
    tsmvengy wrote: »
    Akilae wrote: »
    Flippy_D wrote: »
    I do like NYC, don't get me wrong. It's just I couldn't decide if I'd like to live there or not.

    Then I aim to make you see the error of your ways, for NYC is first among cities and the only city worth living in within the US... despite our crazy rent, taxes, and being overwhelmed by tourists :P

    People who say things like this have obviously never lived somewhere that was actually overwhelmed with tourists.
    New York City has always been the most visited city in the United States by far.

    That doesn't speak to the ratio between the number of people visiting and the number of people who live there.

    Obviously New York is the most visited city in the USA. What I'm saying is it's hard for a city of 2MM to be "overrun" with tourists.

    People say this about DC all the time too - and they clearly haven't ever lived somewhere where, during tourist season, tourists actually outnumber residents.

    Yeah, go live in Wisconsin Dells, or to a lesser extent, New Orleans or any Florida spring-break destination. Any city that is only because of the tourists.

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  • PantsBPantsB Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Flippy_D wrote: »
    I do like NYC, don't get me wrong. It's just I couldn't decide if I'd like to live there or not.
    I think NYC is what the expression "A great place to visit but I wouldn't want to live there." was coined for. Its undeniably a great city but its not for everyone, not even all those that prefer urban dwelling

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  • NailbunnyPDNailbunnyPD Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    PantsB wrote: »
    Flippy_D wrote: »
    I do like NYC, don't get me wrong. It's just I couldn't decide if I'd like to live there or not.
    I think NYC is what the expression "A great place to visit but I wouldn't want to live there." was coined for. Its undeniably a great city but its not for everyone, not even all those that prefer urban dwelling

    See, I feel that way about South Florida, but I would live in NYC if I found work to support the excessive living expenses.

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  • JAEFJAEF Unstoppably Bald Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Alright Flippy now that you're home it is your sworn duty to fix dem kidz. Hit 'em with some literary knowledge.

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  • cooljammer00cooljammer00 Hey Small Christmas-Man!Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Maybe it's all the added "ou"s

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  • JAEFJAEF Unstoppably Bald Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    That's ridicuoulous.

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  • RandomEngyRandomEngy Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Flippy you need to claim your $92.37 winnings from being a crack sniper at PAX.

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  • cooljammer00cooljammer00 Hey Small Christmas-Man!Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    JAEF wrote: »
    That's ridicuoulous.

    What's funny is that I read the article, and it mentions how one of the issues is that the verbs don't match with the nouns being used or something. I recall this being a big difference between English UK and English US.

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  • Flippy_DFlippy_D Digital Conquistador LondonRegistered User regular
    edited October 2009
    God, that doesn't surprise me. I've been saying that one for years.

    Oh, also, I will write a few closing posts - hopefully tonight. Reason it hasn't come sooner is because immediately upon arrival home I was whisked off to my grandparents' place in Eastbourne, whence there is no internet, yarr.

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  • Flippy_DFlippy_D Digital Conquistador LondonRegistered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Random, thanks - do you think you can wire it to me electronically if I give you my sort ID and bank number etc?

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  • RandomEngyRandomEngy Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    If you tell me how to do so, probably yes. Though as I recall international money wires have a cost of like $30 or something.

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  • ShogunShogun Hair long; money long; me and broke wizards we don't get along Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Donate the money to Child's Play Flippy!

  • greeblegreeble Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    I'd like to live in NYC like 5-7 years ago before I had kids. It seems like a fun place to be for a 20something. (if you can afford it) But not somewhere I'd really like to raise a family.

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  • cooljammer00cooljammer00 Hey Small Christmas-Man!Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    greeble wrote: »
    I'd like to live in NYC like 5-7 years ago before I had kids. It seems like a fun place to be for a 20something. (if you can afford it) But not somewhere I'd really like to raise a family.

    I dunno, I mean...there are plenty of families here. You don't have to raise them in Manhattan, though some people do.

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  • Flippy_DFlippy_D Digital Conquistador LondonRegistered User regular
    edited October 2009
  • MKRMKR Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
  • SithDrummerSithDrummer Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    E Pluribus Snipe'em

    It's an easy game to hate
  • AkilaeAkilae Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Flippy_D wrote: »

    A very poignant read Flippy, and highlights so many of the pros and cons of Americana.

  • MKRMKR Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Once again, we've driven the British out and asserted our independence!

    Good work.

  • Flippy_DFlippy_D Digital Conquistador LondonRegistered User regular
    edited October 2009
  • tyrannustyrannus Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    and so the longest ego trip ends

  • wavecutterwavecutter Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Flip, now that your home we should do some TF2.

  • Flippy_DFlippy_D Digital Conquistador LondonRegistered User regular
    edited October 2009
    We should definitely do some TF2. I shall be on tonight, on Job's.

    Tyrannus, surely you're not back from London already?

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  • chamberlainchamberlain Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    MichaelLC wrote: »
    tsmvengy wrote: »
    BEAST! wrote: »
    tsmvengy wrote: »
    Akilae wrote: »
    Flippy_D wrote: »
    I do like NYC, don't get me wrong. It's just I couldn't decide if I'd like to live there or not.

    Then I aim to make you see the error of your ways, for NYC is first among cities and the only city worth living in within the US... despite our crazy rent, taxes, and being overwhelmed by tourists :P

    People who say things like this have obviously never lived somewhere that was actually overwhelmed with tourists.
    New York City has always been the most visited city in the United States by far.

    That doesn't speak to the ratio between the number of people visiting and the number of people who live there.

    Obviously New York is the most visited city in the USA. What I'm saying is it's hard for a city of 2MM to be "overrun" with tourists.

    People say this about DC all the time too - and they clearly haven't ever lived somewhere where, during tourist season, tourists actually outnumber residents.

    Yeah, go live in Wisconsin Dells, or to a lesser extent, New Orleans or any Florida spring-break destination. Any city that is only because of the tourists.

    Nonsense, no on actually lives in Wisconsin Dells, they are imprisoned there by student loans.

    Excellent read, Flippy.

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  • tyrannustyrannus Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Flippy_D wrote: »
    We should definitely do some TF2. I shall be on tonight, on Job's.

    Tyrannus, surely you're not back from London already?

    well, if i was back i'd make sure to update my thread title and post on a blog about it.

  • Flippy_DFlippy_D Digital Conquistador LondonRegistered User regular
    edited October 2009
  • No Great NameNo Great Name FRAUD DETECTED Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Only twelve cats?

    I forget if you met all 4 of mine.

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