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    Cyburbian Joe Iliff's avatar
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    Why East Virginia is going to hell #pi



    Does anyone have a story to tell about a place that was "behind the times", or still trapped in the past?
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    Have you ever been to the UP? Some of the small towns are scary.
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    dont'cha remember south park? When the found the frozen "iceman" they sent him to Des Moines to re-acclimate him to modern society. After all, Des Moines is always 5 years behind.
    Dude, I'm cheesing so hard right now.

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    Back when I was in school in Utah, the joke was when you arrive in Utah
    You don't change your watch, you turn back your calendar.
    Oddball
    Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves?
    Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here?
    Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?
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    No. Just some parts wake up faster than others.
    Broke parts take a little longer, though.
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    Cyburbian Joe Iliff's avatar
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    Quote Originally posted by michaelskis
    Have you ever been to the UP? Some of the small towns are scary.
    No, I've never been north of Grayling. My parents went to Mackinac once, but didn't take me.
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    There is a small river town in my county (named appropriately enough "Rio Vista") that is amazingly intact valley town circa 1948. Art deco signs, an old fashioned main street, some nice older turn-of-the-century neighborhoods. It's quite isolated from the rest of the county's Interstate 80 urbani corridor, and it feels like a different world.

    They are diluting the character of the town by building a giant retirement sprawl village on the outskirts that is identical to all the other gated retirement "communities" built in the Sunbelt. Kill me first, before I end up in such a place.

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    The usual joke around here is "They don't get the Grand Ole Opry until thursday!!" Now that is in the boonies!!!!!

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    There is a neighborhood here on Chicago's Far Southeast Side called Hegewisch (pronounced heg-wish). The place is physically separated from everything -- widespread industrial sites on the north and south, Lake Calumet on the west, Wolf Lake and the Indiana border on the east. No one simply passes through Hegewish; anyone going there is knowingly going there.

    The neighborhood is seemingly stuck in late 1950s Chicago. Many of the people work in the nearby manufacturing businesses, shop in local stores, worship in local churches where Serbian and Croatian is still widely used, blow off steam in shot-and-a-beer taverns, and hardly leave the neighborhood.

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