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Postby scott on Fri Dec 16, 2005 9:45 pm

trilonaut wrote:if chicago really is the windy city, then that's a form of cold you can't measure on a thermometer.


They do have that whole windchill thing... Chicago is roughly of average wind. Casper, Wyoming is the real windy city. The name "the windy city" is a reference to politicans circa the World's Fair making such a fuss about what a great town it is, they were "full of hot air". The name actually has nothing to do with wind.

But hell yeah, it does get cold here. If Philly is too cold to begin with, you probably couldn't handle Chicago.
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Postby madlee on Sun May 27, 2007 5:42 pm

pretzel thread turned into a philly food thread.

I have a love hate thing with this city. I won't dwell on the hate, but the love:

sports being the preeminent culture here.
the way people say "roof" and "water."
cheap (relatively)
close to nyc (relatively)
you can have a car easily and they only ticket you if you deserve it.
all of duchamp's real work.
rocky (first one, fuck the sequels)
democratic pro-union city


okay some minimal hate:

too many fucking murders
trash everywhere
most jobs are outside the city
public transportation being starved by the state
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Postby six acre lake on Sun May 27, 2007 8:58 pm

vockins wrote:
trilonaut wrote:
um... tattooed mom's is crap.

Every other beer is free.

Pool is free.

Jesus man, what do you want from a bar?


This is not true unless you hang out there all the time and lets face it hanging out on south street all the time is not fun.
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Postby six acre lake on Sun May 27, 2007 9:00 pm

madlee wrote:pretzel thread turned into a philly food thread.

I have a love hate thing with this city. I won't dwell on the hate, but the love:

sports being the preeminent culture here.
the way people say "roof" and "water."
cheap (relatively)
close to nyc (relatively)
you can have a car easily and they only ticket you if you deserve it.
all of duchamp's real work.
rocky (first one, fuck the sequels)
democratic pro-union city




okay some minimal hate:

too many fucking murders
trash everywhere
most jobs are outside the city
public transportation being starved by the state


Buck up Matt. At least your not still living in LA or NYC.
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Postby lemur68 on Sun May 27, 2007 9:25 pm

madlee wrote:the way people say "roof" and "water."


"Wuh-der."

I've never been there, but used to be very close to a Philadelphian. She didn't have much of an accent, but her parents' were rather thick.

She enjoyed scoffing to the contrary every time she heard Philly called the "City of Brotherly Love", and made sport of complaining that the only reason people recognized the Philadelphia Museum of Art was because of the famous Rocky scene. She was an Eagles & Phillies fan, but we both enjoyed jeering the Flyers.
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Postby Bubber on Tue May 29, 2007 8:15 am

Beautiful parkways there! Who planned them, Olmstead? I'll have to check Wikipedia.

I've only been there a few times, and had a nice time each time. The least likely one was when I went to a Mumia Abu-Jamal rally in 1999 in the neighborhood of the Fraternal Order of Police building, which was not a very nice neighborhood, at that time anyway, and I actually had a really fine time--I got sick of the histrionics of the rally crowd, so I took my sign and walked away a couple of blocks and stood at stop lights and struck up conversations with people from the neighborhood. Most everybody was super pleasant to me. I am sure if I'd gone at night, it wouldn't have been quite as nice of a time.

I guess that next summer, a ton of buildings in that neighborhood were collapsing from neglect and long-term problems with humidity, and that bummed me out. Take care of your neighborhoods, Philadelphia.

Other than that, my friend Brendan's apartment was featured in some NY Times article on the Move To Philly "movement," which I thought was pretty neat.

And I was a fan of Sound Collector and am of Arthur mag, so I guess I am pro-Laris Kreslins, who is in Philly.

And wasn't some sweet Siltbreeze band from Philly?
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Postby madlee on Tue May 29, 2007 9:39 am

okay more to love:

1. excellent local berrs

2. cool 18th century architecture everywhere.

3. thomas paine lived here

4. ben franklin lived here

5. the constitution was signed into law here

6. the first gangster rap song came from philly (psk what does that mean?)

7. broad street bullies (yes, clarke's rep has tarnished but in the 70's he was the man. ever see the vid of him taking a slap shot to the head and shrug it off like it was nothing while blood pours from his head?)

8. DR. J (sorry chi-town, so much cooler than jordan or any other nba constructed marketing robot) plus the original backboard breaker - darrell dawkins.

lemur68 wrote:we both enjoyed jeering the Flyers.


wha??? not many teams have had as much success as the flyers. unless you are a devils fan.

we've been robbed so badly.

every sports fan has a gripe (bartman), but really nothing beats the crime the nba pulled when they gave the lakers the title. the sixers totally destroyed the lakers in game one, despite the constant uncalled fouls on iverson and at least called a few fouls against that charlatan nba marketing construction shaq.

after that, the nba decided that they needed to step in and save the rapist and shaq and allowed shaq to get away with everything. that moment was like the mlb strike. they had killed the goose.


Skuldt wrote:I've only been there a few times, and had a nice time each time. The least likely one was when I went to a Mumia Abu-Jamal rally in 1999


uh oh. you opened the can of worms.
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Postby Bubber on Tue May 29, 2007 10:37 am

madlee wrote:
Skuldt wrote:I've only been there a few times, and had a nice time each time. The least likely one was when I went to a Mumia Abu-Jamal rally in 1999


uh oh. you opened the can of worms.


Aw, man! Am I banned from Philly, or from this thread, now?

First the Dolly Madison dessert factory, and now this. It's not my fault I think worms are delicious. Sucka can't get a break.
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Postby madlee on Tue May 29, 2007 11:05 am

Skuldt wrote:Aw, man! Am I banned from Philly, or from this thread, now?

First the Dolly Madison dessert factory, and now this. It's not my fault I think worms are delicious. Sucka can't get a break.


anyone with enough balls to move away from the crowd with a free mumia sign, is a philly person.

I don't know enough about the mumia thing to say anything about it. all I know is that some people here have very strong feelings about it.
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Postby Boombats on Tue May 29, 2007 11:17 am

madlee wrote:
Skuldt wrote:Aw, man! Am I banned from Philly, or from this thread, now?

First the Dolly Madison dessert factory, and now this. It's not my fault I think worms are delicious. Sucka can't get a break.


anyone with enough balls to move away from the crowd with a free mumia sign, is a philly person.

I don't know enough about the mumia thing to say anything about it. all I know is that some people here have very strong feelings about it.


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Postby skatingbasser on Tue May 29, 2007 12:04 pm

madlee wrote:
Skuldt wrote:Aw, man! Am I banned from Philly, or from this thread, now?

First the Dolly Madison dessert factory, and now this. It's not my fault I think worms are delicious. Sucka can't get a break.


anyone with enough balls to move away from the crowd with a free mumia sign, is a philly person.

I don't know enough about the mumia thing to say anything about it. all I know is that some people here have very strong feelings about it.

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Postby Bubber on Tue May 29, 2007 12:52 pm

madlee wrote:anyone with enough balls to move away from the crowd with a free mumia sign, is a philly person.

I don't know enough about the mumia thing to say anything about it. all I know is that some people here have very strong feelings about it.


Thanks, I appreciate that.

Although technically, the sign I was carrying, which a friend had made, actually said, "STOP GOV. RIDGE BEFORE HE KILLS AGAIN!"

And I think I'm with you on the point that the details are hazy and it's hard to speak definitively about it.

So, anyway, that's why I was out there... seems pretty rough to execute somebody when the facts are in dispute. That's about it. Seemed worth a day trip to the lovely region of Broad and Spring Garden, to me.
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Postby carpe_diaz on Fri Jun 01, 2007 3:49 am

one big assed brooklyn.

what are the goats doing now.

not crap for the goats and the roots

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Postby madlee on Fri Jun 01, 2007 10:47 am

carpe_diaz wrote:one big assed brooklyn.

what are the goats doing now.

not crap for the goats and the roots

too drunk to read previous posts


In many ways, wu-tang is more philadelphia in style than nyc.

I don't know about the city being brooklyn. that's the weird angle that the city is only urban outfitters and williamsburg types. one thing is true, it's the most segregated city I've ever lived in.
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Postby kerble on Fri Jun 01, 2007 1:41 pm

madlee wrote:
6. the first gangster rap song came from philly (psk what does that mean?)



Are you asking? Park Side Killers.

carpe_diaz wrote:what are the goats doing now.


Are you asking? Oatie and Swayzack (or Madd) are backing some singer songwriter lady from florida. the other of the three went flaky and vanished.
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Postby Marsupialized on Fri Jun 01, 2007 1:53 pm

I asked this old dude I work with...he's been working for the airlines for 30 years so he has traveled to and fucked women in pretty much every city on the face of the Earth several times....I asked him where I should go on a trip next week, I said 'Is philly any good?'
he says 'Philly? Full of assholes'
so gotta go CRAP he hasn't been wrong so far
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Postby six acre lake on Fri Jun 01, 2007 2:00 pm

carpe_diaz wrote:.

what are the goats doing now.



Some friends of mine are in the new Goats offshoot. They are called Black Landlord and the Unbreakable Lease Agreements. He plays sax in the horn section. They put on a great show.

www.myspace.com/blacklandlord
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Postby madlee on Fri Jun 01, 2007 3:23 pm

kerble wrote:
madlee wrote:
6. the first gangster rap song came from philly (psk what does that mean?)



Are you asking? Park Side Killers.



"psk, what does that mean?" is the title of the song.
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Postby carpe_diaz on Sun Jun 03, 2007 1:12 pm

six acre lake wrote:
carpe_diaz wrote:.

what are the goats doing now.



Some friends of mine are in the new Goats offshoot. They are called Black Landlord and the Unbreakable Lease Agreements. He plays sax in the horn section. They put on a great show.

www.myspace.com/blacklandlord


Thanks for that, those horn work really. good stuff.
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Postby mr.arrison on Sun Jun 03, 2007 1:30 pm

I like Philly, but I would never want to live there. I've seen enough in Baltimore.

Baltimore, as Philly's next door neighbor is equally as dirty, litterstrewn and post industrial. But Philly seems to have MUCH more cool shit going on even if your homeless, aggressive and truly crazy people walking around in broad daylight are of a much higher percentage than anywhere else on the East coast.

Why is it that Baltimorons and Philthydephians are so averse to using garbage cans and actually throwing things out into a receptacle? Your streets look really shitty with trash and dead pigeons stuck in sewer grates.

I nominate Philly for a pressure washing.

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