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What's Going on in Your Hometown?

Hexmage-PAHexmage-PA Registered User regular
edited July 2008 in Social Entropy++
I live in a small town in the South. For several years now, a restaurant called Cafe Risque operated in the area. All I know about it is that it catered to truckers and the waitresses were topless save for stickers over their nipples. Also, practically the entire population of the town was outraged by its existence. Shortly after it opened a wooden cross was erected within 200 yards of the restaurant.

The city government caught wind that the owner was looking to sell the Cafe. Knowing that the owner would refuse to sell to the city, the city government paid a man to buy the restaurant for them, lying about his intentions.

Yesterday it was closed and the signs were torn down and burnt in a bonfire. Hundreds of people came to watch the signs burn, and every nearby parking lot was full. Bulldozers were parked in front of the building to block people from getting near it, probably to keep anyone from trying to burn it down, too.

Anything interesting happen in your hometown?

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  • Mister LongbaughMister Longbaugh Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    pity post.

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  • The GeekThe Geek Oh-Two Crew, Omeganaut Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited July 2008
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  • StraightziStraightzi Here we may reign secure, and in my choice, To reign is worth ambition though in HellRegistered User regular
    edited July 2008
    That is actually kinda interesting

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  • FandyienFandyien But Otto, what about us? Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    I actually came from the Black Lagoon.

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  • gazamcgazamc Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    You just got that stupid Hometown song stuck in my head thats playing everywhere at the moment here

    that one by the fat chick.

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  • CalliusCallius Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Puritanical sexuality angers me so much.

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  • FaricazyFaricazy Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    so are they getting reamed for fraud or what?

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  • Goose!Goose! That's me, honey Show me the way home, honeyRegistered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Well, I learned the other day as I was browsing wikipedia out of boredom, that my current town of residence (where I've lived for 11 years now) is where Rodney Dangerfield was born and raised. Its also where John Quincy Adams came to kick it during the summer. They turned the land his estate was on into a school in his name.

    But as for current events, there's a little carnival in the local Catholic church's parking lot that starts this evening. There's also a Tanger outlet being built on my street, but all the way at the other end of it, called the Arches. And there were a bunch of protestors of that because they were afraid of traffic ballooning up. Lol traffic in New York.

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  • CasperCasper __BANNED USERS regular
    edited July 2008
    My hometown is in Minnesota and our bridges keep falling apart.

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  • FaricazyFaricazy Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    there is stuff happening in new york

    yep

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  • CalliusCallius Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    I grew up here.

    It was fucking boring.

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  • World as MythWorld as Myth a breezy way to annoy serious people Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    I moved around every two years so I don't have anything I can call a hometown

    but my place of birth has been destroyed by a volcano

    so to answer this topic's question, they're really kickin' ash over there

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  • StraightziStraightzi Here we may reign secure, and in my choice, To reign is worth ambition though in HellRegistered User regular
    edited July 2008
    wow

    That was incredible wam

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  • FaricazyFaricazy Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    my hometown used to be one of the nation's major centers of industry, education and culture under the soviet union but has gone to shit since then like most places in russia

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  • ButtersButters A glass of some milks Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    The offices and homes of the county commissioner and county auditor were raided by the FBI two days ago. Bribery from 3 contractors are believed to be the reason.

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  • World as MythWorld as Myth a breezy way to annoy serious people Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    I regret nothing

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  • KhavallKhavall British ColumbiaRegistered User regular
    edited July 2008
    My hometown has Joe Paterno.


    It's kind of like having God.

    But with more yelling at the TV and more Beer.

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  • MeissnerdMeissnerd Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Uh I was born in a very small town with a population of like 2-3 hundred

    I really don't know much about them

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  • UsagiUsagi Nah Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    My hometown is slowly collapsing and emptying thanks to automaker layoffs other general unemployment

    On the upside my current place of residence just replaced the crumbling section of train bridge so I don't have to worry about falling into the river when riding Amtrak

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  • World as MythWorld as Myth a breezy way to annoy serious people Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    there are pretty cool pictures of what happened to the place I was born
    Pinatubo6-12-91.jpg

    Pinatubo-ashfall

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    and then it was abandoned by the us government!

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  • naporeonnaporeon Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Callius wrote: »
    Puritanical sexuality angers me so much.
    Yet you seem to like people being allowed to govern in the way they deem fit.

    CONUNDRUM

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  • lostwordslostwords Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    oh man, so you lived in silent hill?

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  • World as MythWorld as Myth a breezy way to annoy serious people Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    pretty much

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  • JimothyJimothy Not in front of the fox he's with the owlRegistered User regular
    edited July 2008
    So what counts as a hometown, exactly?

    The place we were born, the place we lived the most, the place we where we grew up, etc.?

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  • Clint EastwoodClint Eastwood My baby's in there someplace She crawled right inRegistered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Some guy named Obama came to my town today. He seemed cool.

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  • PiptheFairPiptheFair Frequently not in boats. Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Cloudman wrote: »
    Some guy named Obama came to my town today. He seemed cool.

    he's a black muslim man, you gotta watch out for them guys

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  • naporeonnaporeon Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited July 2008
    PiptheFair wrote: »
    Cloudman wrote: »
    Some guy named Obama came to my town today. He seemed cool.

    he's a black muslim man, you gotta watch out for them guys
    Motherfucker's middle name is Hussein.

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  • Clint EastwoodClint Eastwood My baby's in there someplace She crawled right inRegistered User regular
    edited July 2008
    He bumped fists with a frat bro wearing a Buckeyes shirt

    I don't even live in Ohio.

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  • PiptheFairPiptheFair Frequently not in boats. Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    also, criss angel is going to try and get blown to shit in my hometown tonight

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  • naporeonnaporeon Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited July 2008
    PiptheFair wrote: »
    also, criss angel is going to try and get blown to shit in my hometown tonight
    Here's hoping he succeeds.

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  • CasperCasper __BANNED USERS regular
    edited July 2008
    A man named Obama came to where I live also and didn't take the time of day to actually talk to any of the populice other than staged questions and planned sucking up. I was very disapointed.

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  • FutoreFutore Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    The place I grew up was in Minnesota. It was cool as shit. Woods everywhere. Nerf fights and catching snakes and hockey and football and watergun wars and ice hockey and snow everywhere and snow forts and street luge

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  • ButtersButters A glass of some milks Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    there are pretty cool pictures of what happened to the place I was born
    Pinatubo6-12-91.jpg

    Pinatubo-ashfall

    Pinatubo2.jpg

    and then it was abandoned by the us government!

    My hometown got covered in ash from a volcano once. Had to walk to school wearing an mask for like a week.

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  • CasperCasper __BANNED USERS regular
    edited July 2008
    Where in Minnesota?

    I lived in Long Lake, Plymouth, and Watertown.

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  • MonkeybombMonkeybomb Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    In my hometown my dad is working on his fourth marriage and hasn't heard from me in about three years.

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  • MonkeybombMonkeybomb Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    daddy issues

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  • PiptheFairPiptheFair Frequently not in boats. Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    also this just happened
    "Oh, my God," said gallery owner Bill Schramm, his glasses falling off in the scuffle. "This is the city's response to a penis. That's fabulous."

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  • Auntie ShibbyAuntie Shibby Horrible Visalia, CARegistered User, ClubPA regular
    edited July 2008
    Comic Con just happened in my hometown. Also, this weekend there's a mini baseball camp.

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  • GonmunGonmun He keeps kickin' me in the dickRegistered User regular
    edited July 2008
    My home is having it's Natal Day celebration this weekend. All that means is they have a little pageant ceremony to elect a new "Princess" to represent the town next year for a pageant further north. That and a bunch of old folks dress up in old British uniforms and camp out for a couple of nights at the historical fort.

    I miss the little canteen that they had there though. Damn good hamburgers.

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