jordanb said:Just so you know, that picture totally reinforces my Northern Illinois stereotype of Missourians. Especially the guy in the florecent blue wifebeater.
**NEWSFLASH** CHICAGO IS AS MIDWESTERN AS BREAD & BUTTER.
While you have your glitzy Michigan Avenue and Near North glamour,
Chicago is still a blue-collar, beer-guzzling, baseball-loving city, not unlike St. Louis, Cleveland and Detroit. In fact, there's probably more white trash in Chicago than in St. Louis simply because there are more people there. Get off your high horse, Chicago is not New York. You're really not that different from people in other major Midwest cities.
but when I come back home thinking I'm all macho because I live in the "BIG CITY" I look at myself in the mirror and realize how stupid that is.
Often the more dominant culture, usually the bigger cities, assume that their culture is the correct one and if you do not follow their culture then you're an ignorant person.
Where I live there are people against the war and there are people for it. In Chicago I had many friends for the war and many against it.
I'm not attacking you or anything, I've just been hearing this type of stuff over and over again. I had to let it out.