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    Cyburbia Administrator Dan's avatar
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    Your city is ...

    Type the name of a city followed by "is" into Google, and see what the first autocomplete response is that is not "in what state/county/time zone/etc" or "is known/famous for".

    Here's a few I tried:
    • Buffalo is a sentence
    • Rochester is open
    • Portland is leaving
    • Oklahoma City is boring
    • Tulsa is boring
    • New Orleans is sinking
    • Chicago is so two years ago
    • Atlanta is ghetto
    • Cincinnati is ghetto
    • Baltimore is ghetto
    • Milwaukee is algonquin for the good land
    • Austin is weird
    • Houston is ugly
    • Miami is nice
    • Detroit is crap
    • Denver is guilty
    • Toronto is broken
    • Boston is racist
    • Providence is calling
    • Las Vegas is overrated
    • Seattle is depressing
    • Orlando is that you ghost
    • Pittsburgh is the new portland
    • Dallas is going down
    • Cleveland is the reason
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    Tyler is stupid. <--likely some kid named Tyler, not my AAA bond rated, zero obligation debt, 0.20/100 property tax employer
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    Quote Originally posted by Kingmak View post
    Tyler is stupid. <--likely some kid named Tyler, not my AAA bond rated, zero obligation debt, 0.20/100 property tax employer
    Elsewhere in Texas:

    San Antonio is just like compton
    Corpus Christi is always darkest before the dawn
    El Paso is the safest city
    Fort Worth is ghetto
    Growth for growth's sake is the ideology of the cancer cell. -- Edward Abbey

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    Hoboken is flooded
    Philadelphia is a dump
    Atlantic City is a dump

    East St Louis is a h&ll hole
    Ft Wayne is seventh on hitler's list
    South Bend is a dying city

    Louisville is for lovers
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    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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    Columbus is a hero
    Cleveland is the reason
    Dayton is dangerous

    Toledo, Youngstown, and Cincinnati got nothing.
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    Kalamazoo is a real place
    Lansing is a nice place to live
    Grand Rapids is screaming
    South Haven is warm and loving
    Marshall is just a simple man
    Benton Harbor is ghetto
    Saugatuck is a gay community
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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    Charlotte is boring
    Asheville is wierd
    Wilmington is in what county
    Greensboro in what county
    Winston Salem in what county
    Raleigh in what county
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    For a few places I lived and worked:

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    I prefer the second one down, Surprise is our main weapon
    Phoenix is rising
    Salina is in what county - that says a lot
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    Newark, NJ is...dangerous
    East Orange, NJ is...it safe?
    Piscataway, NJ is...Islamic Center
    Simpsonville, SC...discovery island (water park)
    Beaverton, OR....ISD (school district link pops up)
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    Bloomfield Hills islamic center
    Detroit is crap
    Waterford is dishwasher safe
    New Baltimore is... (Nothing at all came up!)
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    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    Kalamazoo is a real place
    Lansing is a nice place to live
    Grand Rapids is screaming
    South Haven is warm and loving
    Marshall is just a simple man
    Benton Harbor is ghetto
    Saugatuck is a gay community
    Battle Creek is Flakey!
    Chelsea is in a Jiffy!
    We hope for better things; it will arise from the ashes - Fr Gabriel Richard 1805

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    Quote Originally posted by Planit View post
    Charlotte is boring
    Asheville is wierd
    Wilmington is in what county
    Greensboro in what county
    Winston Salem in what county
    Raleigh in what county
    Its all the relocators looking at schools!
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    Savannah is awesome
    Pittsburgh is a terrible city (just above is awesome)
    Sacramento is dead
    Boulder is for robots
    Poughkeepsie is it real
    Virginia Beach is for lovers
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    Quote Originally posted by Dan View post
    Type the name of a city followed by "is" into Google, and see what the first autocomplete response is that is not "in what state/county/time zone/etc" or "is known/famous for".

    Here's a few I tried:
    • Buffalo is a sentence
    • Rochester is open
    • Portland is leaving
    • Oklahoma City is boring
    • Tulsa is boring
    • New Orleans is sinking
    • Chicago is so two years ago
    • Atlanta is ghetto
    • Cincinnati is ghetto
    • Baltimore is ghetto
    • Milwaukee is algonquin for the good land
    • Austin is weird
    • Houston is ugly
    • Miami is nice
    • Detroit is crap
    • Denver is guilty
    • Toronto is broken
    • Boston is racist
    • Providence is calling
    • Las Vegas is overrated
    • Seattle is depressing
    • Orlando is that you ghost
    • Pittsburgh is the new portland
    • Dallas is going down
    • Cleveland is the reason
    Well, don't forget Ithaca is gorges.

    It doesn't always work. Google thinks the name of my small town is the first name of a certain actor.

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    Jackson is on what bill
    Holland is ready
    Hastings is a dump
    Flint is Ness
    Hillsdale is considering two options
    Bangor is coed
    Ann Arbor is overated
    Ann Arbor is a nice lady
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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    Bountiful is breast safe

    Salt Lake City is boring

    Ogden is awesome

    Roy is short for
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    Tacoma is for lovers
    Santa Barbara is boring
    Eureka is greek for

    Some other places Iived don't come up with an autocomplete suggestion. So sad
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    San Luis Obispo is... the happiest place
    Antelope is... a deer
    Sacramento is.. dead
    Modesto is.. not that sweet
    Berkeley is..my baby lyrics
    Granada Hills is... in what county ca
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    Tallahassee is... a city in Montana
    Pensacola is ... bustling
    Panama City....is it safe?
    Apalachicola is...a completely different Florida
    Destin is...NOT a nice southern town

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    Albuquerque is...a turkey
    Philadelphia is...a dump
    Austin is...weird
    Santa Cruz...coming to town
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    Denver is guilty
    Boulder is for robots

    Boise is not a state
    Sun Valley is your home

    Reno is west of los angeles

    Omaha is awesome
    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.
    From Electric Horseman (1979)

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    Worcester is the paris of the 80s.

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    Sammy sez my city is a fighter and a lover:
    http://youtu.be/qr3hi0ZMRQw
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    Apparently when you live in Iowa, the word "is" has to be auto-corrected to IA.
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    Alpena ISD

    Tipp City ohio is in what county

    Arlington Heights is in what county

    Oak Park ISD
    I'm sorry. Is my bias showing?

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