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3rd Jun '17 1:40:42 PM SomberCaelifera
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** Madison: Beer, a virtual metric ton of restaurants, hippies, and crime. 'The Boy Who Drank Too Much' was largely filmed here. Some exterior shots in ''Film/BackToSchool'' were as well.

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** Madison: Beer, a virtual metric ton of restaurants, hippies, and crime. 'The Boy Who Drank Too Much' was largely filmed here. Some exterior shots in ''Film/BackToSchool'' were as well. Former home of both Clyde Stubblefield and a [[UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar Civil War POW camp]].
1st Jun '17 12:22:10 PM SomberCaelifera
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** UsefulNotes/{{Milwaukee}}: Beer, Harleys, ''Series/HappyDays'', and crime. The mayor got beaten with a pipe once. Non-residents seem to think this is the only city in the state.

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** UsefulNotes/{{Milwaukee}}: Beer, Harleys, ''Series/HappyDays'', and crime. The mayor got beaten with a pipe once. Non-residents of the state seem to think this is the only city in the state.
1st Jun '17 12:16:19 PM SomberCaelifera
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** UsefulNotes/{{Milwaukee}}: Beer, Harleys, ''Series/HappyDays'', and crime. The mayor got beaten with a pipe once.

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** UsefulNotes/{{Milwaukee}}: Beer, Harleys, ''Series/HappyDays'', and crime. The mayor got beaten with a pipe once. Non-residents seem to think this is the only city in the state.
14th May '17 8:11:30 PM SomberCaelifera
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** Green Bay: Beer, the Packers, Republicans. Oldest continuously inhabited French settlement in the US, founded 1634.

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** Green Bay: Beer, Beer and the Packers, Republicans.Packers. Oldest continuously inhabited French settlement in the US, founded 1634.
14th May '17 8:09:20 PM SomberCaelifera
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* UsefulNotes/{{Milwaukee}}, Wisconsin

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* UsefulNotes/{{Milwaukee}}, WisconsinWisconsin:
** UsefulNotes/{{Milwaukee}}: Beer, Harleys, ''Series/HappyDays'', and crime. The mayor got beaten with a pipe once.
** Madison: Beer, a virtual metric ton of restaurants, hippies, and crime. 'The Boy Who Drank Too Much' was largely filmed here. Some exterior shots in ''Film/BackToSchool'' were as well.
** Green Bay: Beer, the Packers, Republicans. Oldest continuously inhabited French settlement in the US, founded 1634.
18th Apr '17 4:40:40 PM Specialist290
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** UsefulNotes/{{Detroit}}

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** UsefulNotes/{{Detroit}}UsefulNotes/{{Detroit}}: Long famous for being the beating heart of America's automobile industry, and more recently infamous for suffering from decades of economic and demographic drought after said industry began to decline in the face of stiff competition from foreign imports.
2nd Apr '17 11:33:14 PM KYCubbie
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** UsefulNotes/{{Cleveland}} - the butt of many jokes, which may or may not have to do with its large African American culture, its DyingTown reputation, and the fact that its professional sports franchises are consistently abysmal, sometimes in ways not thought humanly possible. This is especially true for the Cleveland Browns of the [[UsefulNotes/NationalFootballLeague NFL]]. The Cleveland Cavaliers of the NBA are the lone exception, having gone from another Cleveland sports laughingstock to a perennial contender for the conference title virtually overnight during the [=LeBron=] James era, and even winning the NBA Finals in 2016, breaking the city's 52-year championship drought (in ''all'' professional sports).

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** UsefulNotes/{{Cleveland}} - the butt of many jokes, which may or may not have to do with its large African American culture, its DyingTown reputation, and the fact that its professional sports franchises are consistently abysmal, sometimes in ways not thought humanly possible. This is especially true for the Cleveland Browns of the [[UsefulNotes/NationalFootballLeague NFL]]. The Cleveland Cavaliers of the NBA are the lone exception, having gone from another Cleveland sports laughingstock to a perennial contender for the conference title virtually overnight during the [=LeBron=] James UsefulNotes/LeBronJames era, and even winning the NBA Finals in 2016, breaking the city's 52-year championship drought (in ''all'' professional sports).
24th Nov '16 8:01:31 PM Midna
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** UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}}, though this depends on who you're asking. It's big enough that many people consider it a separate entity, and nationally, it's spoken of by conservatives (especially those from ''southern'' Illinois) in the same derisive terms as the East and West Coasts, with TheMafia and [[BombThrowingAnarchist Bomb Throwing Anarchists]] thrown in for good measure. However, it's still looked down upon by more provincial New Yorkers as a "wannabe" BigApplesauce, only with worse weather. Plus, the city is relatively isolated compared to New York and LA; outside the Chicagoland metro area are cornfields and Milwaukee. In other words, Chicago is stuck in a twilight zone on the edge of Flyover Country -- too urban for Middle America, too Midwestern for the coasts. A sharp contrast to...

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** UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}}, though this depends on who you're asking. It's big enough that many people consider it a separate entity, and nationally, it's spoken of by conservatives (especially those from ''southern'' Illinois) in the same derisive terms as the East and West Coasts, with TheMafia and [[BombThrowingAnarchist Bomb Throwing Anarchists]] {{bomb throwing anarchist}}s thrown in for good measure. However, it's still looked down upon by more provincial New Yorkers as a "wannabe" BigApplesauce, only with worse weather. Plus, the city is relatively isolated compared to New York and LA; outside the Chicagoland metro area are cornfields and Milwaukee. In other words, Chicago is stuck in a twilight zone on the edge of Flyover Country -- too urban for Middle America, too Midwestern for the coasts. A sharp contrast to...


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** On occasion you'll find reference to Dallas, Houston, or Austin, among the few major cities in the state and generally spots of blue in a sea of red. Basically, they are to Texas what Chicago is to Illinois.
5th Oct '16 10:25:16 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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** UsefulNotes/{{Cleveland}} - the butt of many jokes, which may or may not have to do with its large African American culture, its DyingTown reputation and the fact that ''all'' its professional sports franchises are consistently abysmal, sometimes in ways not thought humanly possible. This is especially true for the Cleveland Browns of the [[UsefulNotes/NationalFootballLeague NFL]].
** Wrong. The Cleveland Cavaliers just won the NBA Championship!

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** UsefulNotes/{{Cleveland}} - the butt of many jokes, which may or may not have to do with its large African American culture, its DyingTown reputation reputation, and the fact that ''all'' its professional sports franchises are consistently abysmal, sometimes in ways not thought humanly possible. This is especially true for the Cleveland Browns of the [[UsefulNotes/NationalFootballLeague NFL]].
** Wrong.
NFL]]. The Cleveland Cavaliers just won of the NBA Championship!are the lone exception, having gone from another Cleveland sports laughingstock to a perennial contender for the conference title virtually overnight during the [=LeBron=] James era, and even winning the NBA Finals in 2016, breaking the city's 52-year championship drought (in ''all'' professional sports).
5th Oct '16 10:19:59 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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* Iowa: A sea of corn that people only ever care about every four years, when it plays a pivotal role as the first state in the [[UsefulNotes/AmericanPoliticalSystem Presidential primary cycle]], leading journalists and pollsters to swarm the state and politicians to embarrass themselves trying to pander to its 3.1 million people. (If you're wondering why [[AllNaturalSnakeOil corn ethanol]] was ever taken seriously as an alternative energy source: this is why.) After that, it vanishes back into obscurity even before the actual election; despite being a swing state these days, its small population means that it's rarely a decisive factor in the election like Ohio is.



* Nebraska: Farmland extraordinaire, populated with fat old guys in denim overalls and straw hats, chewing on a stalk of wheat and talking (slowly) about whether it's rained enough this year. Completely ignorant of the outside world, and, if the writer's sympathetic, struggling with drought, debt, bad markets, or all three.[[note]]This is all nonsense, of course. Nebraska farmers wear baseball caps, not straw hats.[[/note]]

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* Nebraska: Farmland extraordinaire, populated with fat old guys in denim overalls and straw hats, chewing on a stalk of wheat and talking (slowly) about whether it's rained enough this year. Completely ignorant of the outside world, world (probably because [[OfferVoidInNebraska all offers are void there]]), and, if the writer's sympathetic, struggling with drought, debt, bad markets, or all three.[[note]]This is all nonsense, of course. Nebraska farmers wear baseball caps, not straw hats.[[/note]]



* Pennsylvania (outside of UsefulNotes/{{Philadelphia}})

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* Pennsylvania UsefulNotes/{{Pennsylvania}} (outside of UsefulNotes/{{Philadelphia}})
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