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    What an Honor - 20 drunkest cities in America

    http://www.cbsnews.com/pictures/amer...unkest-cities/

    So many in Wisconsin.

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    The Drunkest (and Driest) Cities in America
    http://247wallst.com/special-report/...es-in-america/

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    I would normally say it's a bunch of college towns, but the north really has nothing better to do when they get snowed in.

    I imagine a lot of the "dry" towns on the list are in dry counties.
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    I don't really want to click that many times.... did Buffalo make the list? What number?

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    CRIPES!!

    If I had to live in Pissconsin I'd want to be drunk all day EVERY DAY
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    Quote Originally posted by The One View post
    If I had to live in Pissconsin I'd want to be drunk all day EVERY DAY
    Yeah, I would go crazy having to live with Scott Walker and his BS.

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    I am quite sure that a buddy from HS might be be responsible for a good portion of alcohol consumed in Appleton.

    I love Wisconsin... with the exception of the weather, it is a very nice state. Good people, good politics, great football, and phenominal cheese.
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    Quote Originally posted by Doohickie View post
    I don't really want to click that many times.... did Buffalo make the list? What number?
    No, they didn't. The state of WI dominated the list. And I wouldn't take that as being a particularly good thing if I was them.
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    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    And I wouldn't take that as being a particularly good thing if I was them.
    Then apparently we have completely different value systems.

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    I do believe that a major part of the reason why my home town of Appleton leads that list is that the area was so heavily settled a century+ ago by immigrant Germans and Irish. German beers and Irish whiskey.

    I also believe that the serious mis-handling of the entire beverage alcohol issue beginning during the early 20th century fed right into it after the 18th Amendment was repealed.

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    Wow Wisconsin-impressive and not in a good way. Most of the places have pretty lousy winter weather. I wonder if that has anything to do with it?
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    Yup

    Quote Originally posted by Whose Yur Planner View post
    Wow Wisconsin-impressive and not in a good way. Most of the places have pretty lousy winter weather. I wonder if that has anything to do with it?
    Just look at Iceland for an answer to that question.
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    Quote Originally posted by The One View post
    Just look at Iceland for an answer to that question.
    Lovely-drinking+lousy roads( I do remember what it's like to drive on snow and ice, though it's been a while)=a lot of fatalities and ER visits. I bet the mental health profession has it's hands full as well.
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    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    No, they didn't. The state of WI dominated the list. And I wouldn't take that as being a particularly good thing if I was them.
    Yes, but does Wisconsin document their drunkenness this thoroughly?

    And last year's highlights:

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    Bumping this because I saw a pretty good band from Appleton, WI not to long ago

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