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  • PonyPony Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    I live in Toronto

    i don't really have a lot to complain about living here

    nothing that's unique as a problem to this city, anyway

  • Protein ShakesProtein Shakes __BANNED USERS
    edited June 2010
    Pony wrote: »
    I live in Toronto

    i don't really have a lot to complain about living here

    nothing that's unique as a problem to this city, anyway

    Isn't it too full of people who are too nice?

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    Well, if my mom met the following criteria... I'd be in favor if waterboarding her.
  • KalTorakKalTorak Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    drhazard wrote: »
    KalTorak wrote: »
    Besides killing a bunch of people in a crash last year, it's almost always partly broken, they use traincars that are in no safe condition (as evidenced by the crash), take an average of a month to fix each broken escalator, delay the trains daily, and just decided to make the largest fare increase in history to maintain their subpar service. Also they refuse to implement any sort of monthly pass - outside of daily/weekly passes for tourists, everyone has to pay-per-ride.

    oh, another thing about DC - summers. Hot and humid as the Devil's toilet. That's what you get for building a swamp-city.

    While I like the Metro much more than you, I will agree on the summers. I spent a summer in Atlanta once, and everyone asked if I was used to the heat yet. I had to point out that being built on a drained swamp made DC just as unbearable.

    I spent a week or so in San Antonio last summer. I'd rather 104 degrees there than 85 degrees in DC.

  • CommunistCowCommunistCow Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Yeah, the urban sprawl here isn't close to as bad as TX. But, he does live in CO. Springs which is much worse than Denver.

    After having to commute a total of 2 hours a day, 4 days a week for 4 months. I've come to the conclusion that Colorado Drivers are godawful, I'm starting to think they're worse than Texas... there I said it.

    True but co springs still isn't that bad compared to some other large cities. Also, I disagree with your statement, sir. Dallas drivers are fucking grade-A assholes.

    In conclusion, I do think its safe to say some parts of the US suck more than other parts. <img class=" title=":mrgreen:" class="bbcode_smiley" />

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  • PonyPony Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Pony wrote: »
    I live in Toronto

    i don't really have a lot to complain about living here

    nothing that's unique as a problem to this city, anyway

    Isn't it too full of people who are too nice?

    I dunno, I've had enough experience with jerks since living here that it averages out.

  • MorgensternMorgenstern Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    I worked in Toronto for three years, although I commuted via train from Guelph. It was alright, but I spent a lot of my offtime in Guelph.

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  • Kevin R BrownKevin R Brown __BANNED USERS
    edited June 2010
    Calgary, AB.


    Well, for starters, Alberta as a whole is a frozen wasteland and run by two primary interests: the right wing religious lobby & the oil & gas industry. Calgary itself demands that all citizens be 'oil patriots' of sorts; anyone critical of the oilfield in any way is harassed, declared a 'job hater', equivocated with lazy drug dealers, etc. Native Canadian racism is through the ceiling, which in turn forces the native population into the underground scene - so the stigmatization fuels the manifestation of the stereotype.

    Canada as a country is busy killing & torturing impoverished Afghans overseas, is run by an incompetent Calgarian who's part of the religious lunatic scene the short span of the year that he actually lives here, and has largely labelled respectable but inconvenient scholars like David Suzuki as 'fringe' because we told like to talk about uncomfortable facts.

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  • Fatboy RobertsFatboy Roberts Registered User
    edited June 2010
    Dyscord wrote: »
    maybe a lot of the ones around me just close on sundays, then. I guess it's the one thing the OLCC isn't terribly fucking dumb about.

    I don't agree that we're shitty basketball fans. I don't have much experience with other NBA cities, but portland is generally recognized as having good fans (I mean, remember the greg oden rally?)

    Can't disagree about the police, but the whole incestuous-local-politics thing happens everywhere

    I don't know that it happens everywhere, but it's pretty pronounced here in PDX.

    But I'll grant you that I'm being more than a little disgruntled re: the basketball fandom. We're not SHITTY fans. We're just greatly diminished from the earlier days, the 88-92 days. I posted something along these lines in one of the NBA threads, but lately, it seems Blazer fans don't really get WHY they're fans, or take the time to learn anything about the game they're supposedly enjoying. The blind homerism to educated fan ratio has gotten really skewed, and it used to be a LOT more balanced in Portland.

    And to be fair, even the police complaints we have aren't much of much when compared to a lot of other major metropolitan areas. I'd imagine Baltimore would look at Portland and go "You're calling THAT Police corruption and bureaucratic insensitivity? Really?"

  • Eat it You Nasty Pig.Eat it You Nasty Pig. tell homeland security 'we are the bomb'Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    It shouldn't really be that surprising that fans are more interested in a team that's contending every year, as opposed to one that's getting bounced in the first round (even if they are really likable.)

    blind homerism is a part of every major fanbase

    Local politics are always like that because everyone always does know everyone and lots of them have had contact for years and years either in government or in their respective nonprofit/business dealings. And when they hire out, the results are often worse precisely because the hire has to come into as a complete outsider: see the former LA police chief portland hired a few years ago, whose name always escapes me.

    The police complaints aren't that bad, but they're exacerbated by how poor the department apparently still is at handling them. I wish fucking saltzman had a credible opponent this election.

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  • ReaperSMSReaperSMS Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Santa Monica:

    Cons:
    Air conditioned apartments at even vaguely reasonable prices are impossible to find.
    They've been doing roadwork (albeit somewhat needed work) on half the streets between me and work, so my commute time's up 50-60%
    The 405 between LAX and the 22 is a writhing shitheap of scalloped bumpy ass highway, that totally sucks if you aren't driving some cloud-ride fancy pants douchebag sedan.

    Pros:
    Most important things I can walk to
    It's still Santa Monica weather


    Austin:

    Cons:
    Gets hot in the summertime. Avoided by not being there in the summer.
    Freeways are too narrow, or are idiotic messes with traffic lights.
    Nobody in the state knows how to deal with traffic.
    Gets shit on indirectly by geese with rampant texas-hatin boners.

    Pros:
    Awesome lakes
    Schlitterbahn is nearby
    Alamo Drafthouse

  • ZzuluZzulu Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Stockholm, Sweden

    Fucking weather, man

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  • MazzyxMazzyx Changing the World Order. Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Oh yeah another thing about Colorado, we are the people who gave you Tom Tancredo. In fact I live in the area he use to represent. Oh and our government in the 1920's was run by the KKK. Hard to beat that type of idiots but Colorado Springs does its best on a daily basis.

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  • tbloxhamtbloxham Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    YodaTuna wrote: »
    Twin Cities, MN

    It's cold and we have the world's weirdest assortment of politicians.

    You also have more ren-faires and sci-fi/anime/costume conventions per capita then any other place on Earth.

    Minneapolis and St Paul are awesome. You have loads of sports, lakes, beautiful summer weather, big empty roads, nature 45 minutes in any direction, happy and friendly people, a variety of nice downtown areas, and loads of fairs and community stuff going on all the time. It's also cheap as anything. The price you pay of course is the wintertime frozen apocalypse which lasts 5 months. This is why I do my visiting during the summer.

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  • Fatboy RobertsFatboy Roberts Registered User
    edited June 2010
    Dyscord wrote: »
    It shouldn't really be that surprising that fans are more interested in a team that's contending every year, as opposed to one that's getting bounced in the first round (even if they are really likable.)

    blind homerism is a part of every major fanbase

    I know it is, what i was complaining about is that the blind homerism is overriding the fans who know how the fucking game of basketball is played. Winning and contending helped back in the late 80's/early 90's, but the fans were also a lot more knowledgeable back then, and that's more what I was getting at. Portland fans are rabid, and loud, but they don't seem to have a grasp on the game anymore. They're just chalupa hounds.

    Keep in mind - these are RIDICULOUSLY minor complaints. I love the hell out of the city, and think its easily one of the best in the United States, which is why everyone keeps moving here, even though our economy is crap. I can't blame em. If you're gonna be broke, why not be broke somewhere REALLY fuckin awesome.

  • YamiNoSenshiYamiNoSenshi Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    NJ isn't a terrible place to live overall. There are a lot of really nice areas, like Nutley and Brick. But damn do we have some of the most famous shitty places as well.

    Damn it, it's fucking noon. I demand to know if Yami shit on a desk yet.
  • wwtMaskwwtMask Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Azio wrote: »
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    This reminds me of one of the good things about Tallahassee: we're exceptionally friendly to homeless people. We have a pretty good budget for helping out homeless people, a fairly large shelter, pretty strong charitable organizations that help homeless people, and an overall tolerant attitude. There are no laws against panhandling and the police don't harass the homeless.

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  • SkyGheNeSkyGheNe Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    I live in a ridiculously intolerable and racist state.

    Haha, just kidding, it took only one drive through to realize that Tennessee was indeed the cultural wasteland that my professor grew up in.

    *edit*

    CT - cost of living I guess?

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  • LawndartLawndart Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    I live in New York City.

    It's all right, if you like saxophones.

    Back in the day, it was a crime-ridden dystopian Thunderdome chock to the brim with crack, porn, ethnic tension and giant flying lizards who nested atop the Chrysler Building:
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    Luckily, things turned around in 1992 when Rudolph Giuliani was elected Mayor and Manhattan Island was walled off and turned into a maximum security prison.
    Spoiler:

    Well, okay, at least he got rid of the porn, and most of the flying monsters.

    In 2001, New York City was sold to Michael Bloomberg, an eccentric billionaire who enjoys annoying smokers, hunting the homeless from a gold-plated helicopter, and re-writing term limit laws:

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    Oh, and our last governor, Eliot Spitzer, is actually a powerful psychic who started fucking his weight in $1K an hour hookers simply so he'd have an excuse to resign before our state economy started to collapse:

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    The slow, agonizing death march of New York's economy is currently being roundly ignored by Spitzer's stunt governor, David Paterson, seen below presenting his plans to solve the current budget crisis by firing every teacher in New York and "just having the little brats use Wikipedia or something":

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    Other than that, it's a fun place to live.

  • TincheTinche No dog food for Victor tonight. Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Croatia sucks in more way than I care enumerate.

    Our penultimate prime minister sucked out half a billion euros from a previously-viable shipbuilding industry and basically fled. His party is still in power, "doing everything in their power to combat corruption". This is one of the many reasons we have pensioners digging through trash containers on the street, and picking up produce that's fallen on the ground on the market and asking politely if they may keep it.

    We're like Greece, except the people are either too docile or too nationalistic to actually riot and change the party in power (not that that would change much, the right are fucking crooks and the left are small time crooks and kinda incompetent).

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  • DeadfallDeadfall Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    I love Colorado to death, but:

    The recent explosion of "medical" marijuana dispensaries are starting to piss me right off.

    Now, I don't smoke, but I'm all for legalization and taxation/regulation. It's all these "clinics" up in arms about the new bills trying to be passed to limit the amount of "clinics" we can have. Or something like that. All I know is that it's threatening to close down the vast majority of them.

    Look, I had an acquaintance in college who dropped out to start a pool cleaning business in fucking Las Vegas, where it regularly hits in the mid 200's. Needless to say he didn't last long with the thousands of other fucking pool cleaners in his block alone.

    What does this have to do with "clinics?" Down Broadway there's one on every corner. Possibly three per street. It's like weed Starbucks. Of course you're being run out of business there's nothing but herbal clinics downtown.

    There's also an absurd rivalry thing going on between the clinics that's annoying as well.

    Also Boulder and its hippies. I never go to the Springs, but the few times I have I was able to find a beer within moments and all was well.

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  • SkeithSkeith Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Maui. Cost of living versus average wage is dumb. Gas prices are high, even compared with Oahu (they pay like 3.40/gal, we pay about 3.90/gal). Weather's nice, except when we get kona winds and all that nasty vog from the big island.

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    heres how i see it being a total win situation for you
    1. stay with your wife while she dog sits. this wins husband points since she knows its out of your comfort zone
    2. have sex all over her friends house so that the next time you see her friend look at you condescendingly, you can wink back knowing you did the freaky deaky where she eats her cheerios.
  • Cedar BrownCedar Brown Registered User
    edited June 2010
    Mississauga, Canada isn't bad at all.

  • LoserForHireXLoserForHireX Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Ahhh beautiful-ish, Sacramento California.

    It's annoyingly hot during the summer (90's up into the 100's).

    It's not a small enough city to not have terrible traffic, but not big enough to have anything entertaining ever happening.

    Not a bad place to raise kids, i guess, but it's not very fun as an adult.

    Other than that, it's just very bland here.

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  • nukanuka What are circles? Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Stanwood, WA.

    It's a small town but I'm in Western Washington so it's ok? I mean it's pretty and you're close to a lot of parks but that's about it. Snohomish county is pretty red in comparison to the blue counties that surround us. (EDIT: Well I dunno what's going on up in Skagit but whatever.) I also used to live in Arlington, WA and I remember some idiot racist teenagers sticking a burning cross in the yard of a black preacher so that was great. The tea party movement seems strong there too and I also recall some Christian protesters near the high school I was attending.

    I'm a hour away from Seattle and 100 miles from Vancouver B.C. and I'm about 20 minutes to half an hour away from I-5 so getting anywhere there is fun to actually be had takes it's time. There's really nothing to do here aside from hanging out at bars or at your friend's place drinking a beer and sitting around a bonfire. Or being Scandinavian and hating on the Swedes, Norwegians, Finns and the Danish. Lot's of old people around here, lot's of Scandinavian pride.

    Typically people leave. Most of my friends have already. The job market here sucks, can't really do anything unless you're a trained and certified hair dresser or something. A lot of the small shops in town can't stay open for very long either.

    That's it really. Where I live sucks because it's a small town and it's got that small town mentality.

    EDIT: No cell phone service really sucks guys.

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  • RustRust __BANNED USERS
    edited June 2010
    new jersey

    we'll steal your organs and dump your broke-ass corpse into a stinking, polluted swamp, where a school of pinch-faced jewish mermaids will screech at you for not slicing deli meat thin enough in a past life

    okay maybe not

    but camden alone probably gets us onto the shit section of any list you care to name

    and there's "jersey shore," too, but those people are staten island's fault, not ours

  • Irond WillIrond Will Dragonmaster Cambridge. MASuper Moderator, Moderator mod
    edited June 2010
    boston is a beautiful city. it would be just about perfect if it weren't for the people.

    seriously, boston has the worst townies of anywhere i have lived.

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  • Irond WillIrond Will Dragonmaster Cambridge. MASuper Moderator, Moderator mod
    edited June 2010
    KalTorak wrote: »
    KalTorak wrote: »
    Baltimore had ten murders this weekend.

    There's basically a 100% chance that you will be murdered if you live there.

    edit: We also just ditched the mayor for corruption, and the city is broke and canceling services as quick as possible. It would be tougher to come up with good things.

    I'd say the only good thing about Baltimore is "The Wire"... which wouldn't exist if Baltimore wasn't so shitty.


    I live in DC. The Metro.

    That is all.

    What's wrong with the metro?

    Besides killing a bunch of people in a crash last year, it's almost always partly broken, they use traincars that are in no safe condition (as evidenced by the crash), take an average of a month to fix each broken escalator, delay the trains daily, and just decided to make the largest fare increase in history to maintain their subpar service. Also they refuse to implement any sort of monthly pass - outside of daily/weekly passes for tourists, everyone has to pay-per-ride.

    oh, another thing about DC - summers. Hot and humid as the Devil's toilet. That's what you get for building a swamp-city.

    haha the DC metro is the model of cleanliness and efficiency next to just about every other American city's metro system. It's probably the second best in the nation behind New York's overall.

    I mean, Boston's green line is over 100 years old and rickety and unreliable as all fuck. And Boston is probably number 3 in terms of best American metro systems.

    Maybe #4 behind NYC, DC, and Chicago.

    I agree about DC summers though. You guys have like three pleasant weeks a year - one in spring and two in autumn. The rest are either swelteringly hot or nasty drizzly windy icy cold.

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  • A Dabble Of TheloniusA Dabble Of Thelonius Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Pensacola, FL. I dunno. I just got here.

    I suppose I'll be coated in crude oil soon, there's that.

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  • PeccaviPeccavi oh... oh my!Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    New Hampshire: Liquor stores close wayyyy too early, the tax system is fucked up (no sales or income tax, just a property tax and B&B tax), the educational system is fucked up, and we're being invaded by the Free State Project (which is thankfully impotent, and has nowhere near brought in enough numbers to affect change. They're just loud and obnoxious at this point).

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  • Evil_ReaverEvil_Reaver Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Currently: Overland Park, KS represent.

    Overland Park is a suburb of Kansas City, MO. OP is in Johnson County, which is basically the white people's bubble for the Kansas City metro area. Being ambiguously brown (like me) sucks because all the white people think I'm a trrrrrrist or automatically assume I'm committing crime. These same white people are super rich and fully believe in the "pull yourself up by the bootstraps" ideology because they are super republican and follow the party line absolutely.

    Suburban sprawl.

    You can't buy good (import/6.0) beer, liquor, or wine from the grocery store because the state of Kansas decided that liquor stores are the only places to purchase booze that isn't less than 3.2 percent alcohol.

    Johnson countians are notorious for being terrible drivers (at least within the metro area).

    In 2 Weeks: Kansas City, MO

    Kansas City, MO is poor and has a disproportionately high crime rate because something like 7 of the top 25 most dangerous neighborhoods in America are in Kansas City, MO (according to Forbes).

    The political leanings of its citizenry is the same as KS, but Missourians like to kid themselves and fully believe that they are more liberal than their Kansas counterparts.

    2 Years Ago: Northridge, CA

    The San Fernando Valley is a wasteland of strip malls and suburban sprawl.

    Smog.

    The freeways are congested 24/7.

    Cost of living is far too high for what you get.
    BubbaT wrote: »
    Los Angeles: filthy, violent, expensive, horrible traffic, government on the verge of financial collapse, and hordes of phony front-running sports fans who spend all game texting.

    Having said that, LA is my favorite place to live because you can buy all your booze at the grocery store.

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  • CasualCasual flap flap flap wiggle wiggle wiggle Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    I live in Aberdeen. It's nearly always depressingly grey and all the people are mostly fat, ugly, boring and stupid. Oh and nothing happens here because the population is small. The rest of the country calls us "sheep shaggers". Other than that it's great.

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  • The WolfmanThe Wolfman Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    West coast British Columbia. The area of the world famous for people who go out in the middle of January in just a light coat and mow their lawns, then call up the relatives in the middle of the country to brag about it.

    Not bad in and of itself if you love the temperate weather. I however was born in the middle of a -40c Edmonton snowstorm. I love winter and the snow. And it NEVER fricken snows here. Well... it does sometimes, and we typically get at least one moderate to massive dump. But then it's completely gone in two days. And this year it never snowed even once!

    I hate it so fricking much.

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  • galenbladegalenblade Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Irond Will wrote: »
    boston is a beautiful city. it would be just about perfect if it weren't for the people.

    seriously, boston has the worst townies of anywhere i have lived.

    Christ yes. I lived in Boston for 3 years, and that pretty much perfectly encapsulates this.

    I never before had convenience store clerks roll their eyes every single time I went in for something.

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  • wwtMaskwwtMask Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Pensacola, FL. I dunno. I just got here.

    I suppose I'll be coated in crude oil soon, there's that.

    Dude, you live in the ass-crack of Florida (aka the panhandle), and Pensacola is the sphincter. Being coated in oil will probably be an improvement.

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  • KevinNashKevinNash Registered User regular
    edited June 2010

    2 Years Ago: Northridge, CA

    The San Fernando Valley is a wasteland of strip malls and suburban sprawl.

    Smog.

    The freeways are congested 24/7.

    Cost of living is far too high for what you get.
    BubbaT wrote: »
    Los Angeles: filthy, violent, expensive, horrible traffic, government on the verge of financial collapse, and hordes of phony front-running sports fans who spend all game texting.

    Having said that, LA is my favorite place to live because you can buy all your booze at the grocery store.

    The concept of not being to able to buy alcohol whenever I damn please is so foreign to me. The idea of a state run liquor store mind boggling.

    Hell I can walk outside of my office and legally go buy weed at a store across the street.

    But yes other than that LA has issues. The weather is very nice and I like the corporate culture. The food is also great. The traffic is a fucking joke though, it often takes an hour to travel 15 miles. The cost of living is also very high and the shrinking middle class troubling.

  • Dyrwen66Dyrwen66 Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Seattle, WA.

    Tourists and the multinational corporations tend to jack up average price of goods around town.

    I'm stuck in an internet monopoly with Broadstripe because I live downtown and the city has a deal with them, so I'm essentially trapped in the worst cable internet possible and can't manage wimax connections since my unit is closer to below street level. Kind of a weird slow connection to be stuck with..

    There's... not much else that sucks here. Great public transportation, since I don't have a car, little pricey housing. Quite a few hipsters and PC centric people, but essentially living in the divide between the gay neighborhood and the poorer downtown-off-shoot areas makes for some good living. I guess it sucks a little that people from Eastern WA can still commute into town and bring their evil beliefs.. heh

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  • Evil_ReaverEvil_Reaver Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    KevinNash wrote: »

    2 Years Ago: Northridge, CA

    The San Fernando Valley is a wasteland of strip malls and suburban sprawl.

    Smog.

    The freeways are congested 24/7.

    Cost of living is far too high for what you get.
    BubbaT wrote: »
    Los Angeles: filthy, violent, expensive, horrible traffic, government on the verge of financial collapse, and hordes of phony front-running sports fans who spend all game texting.

    Having said that, LA is my favorite place to live because you can buy all your booze at the grocery store.

    The concept of not being to able to buy alcohol whenever I damn please is so foreign to me. The idea of a state run liquor store mind boggling.

    Hell I can walk outside of my office and legally go buy weed at a store across the street.

    But yes other than that LA has issues. The weather is very nice and I like the corporate culture. The food is also great. The traffic is a fucking joke though, it often takes an hour to travel 15 miles. The cost of living is also very high and the shrinking middle class troubling.

    Yeah, the booze situation in Kansas, Oklahoma, and Missouri is a fucking joke. You can buy all the Budweiser and American shit lager at grocery stores and gas stations, but as soon as you want to buy decent beer, wine, and liquor, you have to go to a state licensed liquor store that is only open Monday-Saturday until 2:00 AM. Bullshit, I say.

    Despite all the horribleness of LA, I miss it a ton and wish I still lived there.

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  • finnithfinnith Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Mississauga, Canada isn't bad at all.

    Hey what do you know, someone else who lives in Mississauga.

    There's nothing wrong with Mississauga really. I don't really like how you have to buy different tickets for the TTC though.

    The place doesn't really have any spirit either. I don't think anybody who lives in Mississauga really identifies with the city. It almost feels like the suburban extension of Toronto.

  • Solomaxwell6Solomaxwell6 Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Saratoga is so awesome and internationally beloved, sometimes we get a few too many tourists.

  • MandaManda Registered User
    edited June 2010
    Baton Rouge, LA

    Cons:
    - Heat/humidity in the summer
    - Race relations here stalled somewhere around the 1960s
    - We have a gulf full of oil and they're expecting a heavy hurricane season this year

    Pros:
    - Thanksgiving weather is awesome
    - The food is great, especially in the center of the state
    - I'm no longer a resident of Kentucky (suck it Rand Paul!)

    What are you doing on these forums? You should be out using your keen intellect to fight crime.
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