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Local culture you're proud of:

 1 That One Guy Named X, Thu, 27th Sep '12 7:15:00 AM from     Arica, Chile   
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This is where you share things about your locality, region or country that you're proud of, or simply want to share because look guys this is where I live.

Or, conversely, you could complain how sucky it is compared to everyone else's.
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 3 Grimview, Thu, 27th Sep '12 8:56:01 AM from British Columbia
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... Not from what I've heard of it.

But anyway.

My city doesn't have a lot that's notable about it on a cultural level.

My province in general, though, has some of the most beautiful scenery on the planet. If not the most beautiful.
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Other than that? Can't really think of something at the moment.
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 5 Purple Dalek, Thu, 27th Sep '12 9:03:36 AM from a planet somewhere in the vicinity of Betelgeuse Relationship Status: Tongue-tied
Soufflés and a cup of tea
The Mayflower set sail just a few streets away from where I live.
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 6 Furiko Maru, Thu, 27th Sep '12 2:04:20 PM from The Arrogant Wasteland Relationship Status: He makes me feel like I have a heart
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^^ Cool! Where do you go?

Kingston, Ontario has a high concentration of friendly non-posturing alternatypes who really make up for the rigid and pompous rich old bastards. If you ever want to meet a hippie you won't want to punch in the face you can find one in Kingston. True, there are assholish ones there too, but they're mostly among the young ones; anyone over thirty is probably nice.

Toronto, my home town, is ridiculously easy to navigate because it was planned that way. Everything's laid out in a grid.

This doesn't mean it's boring, though; there's always a festival somewhere in town, no matter what time of year it is.

Also, if Southern Ontario as a whole could be said to be local? Chip trucks. Fuck yeah fresh-cut fries.

 7 Olivetree, Thu, 27th Sep '12 2:15:53 PM from A silly little Island off the coast of an island Relationship Status: I'd need a PowerPoint presentation
Psionic
Well, I would say the Clubmen from the civil war, but about bugger all people know about it and it's something that isn't really "culture" more History (obviously). That and it happened in other Counties, Dorset was just the largest.

Other than that... Thomas Hardye is pretty damn good apparently.
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 8 0dd 1, Thu, 27th Sep '12 2:31:42 PM from Nowhere Land
Just awesome like that
Can anyone else here say they live in the state that gave the world Frank Sinatra, Bruce Springsteen, Bon Jovi, Frankie Valli And The Four Seasons, etc.?
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 9 Furiko Maru, Thu, 27th Sep '12 2:41:59 PM from The Arrogant Wasteland Relationship Status: He makes me feel like I have a heart
Reverse the Curse
Springsteen and Sinatra are your fault? Where is this horrible place so I know where to deploy the Rent-a-Zillas?

 10 Dr Furball, Thu, 27th Sep '12 2:42:44 PM from All Along the Watchtower Relationship Status: Dancing with myself
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[up][up] I can't!

But I can say that my old Kentucky home delivered Muhammad Ali, Abraham Lincoln, George Clooney, and the world's best fried chicken onto the world.

edited 27th Sep '12 2:42:54 PM by DrFurball

 11 The Bat Pencil, Thu, 27th Sep '12 3:16:13 PM from Glasgow, Scotland Relationship Status: I'm just a hunk-a, hunk-a burnin' love
Glasgow is a complete mix of past and present, and all sorts of different cultures. And it all comes together brilliantly and seamlessly, so that there's always something here for someone that is also completely unique to Glasgow.

Say you're enjoying a coffee at the Grosvenor after seeing a film there. You can head down the bargain shopper's paradise in Partick and through the student hub of Kelvingrove (stopping into the Art gallery) onto the city centre, with its blend of gorgeous Victorian architecture and modern culture. You go into the East End and the traditional Barrowlands market place before catching a Celtic match at Celtic Park. By then its dark, and time to drink the night away in the vibrant nightlife scene.

Then you can ward away the hangover the next day in a traditional British pub with an Irish stout and an Indian curry.
I couldn't possibly comment.
 12 terlwyth, Thu, 27th Sep '12 3:42:34 PM from Berzerkeley, Kalifornien Relationship Status: Not war
The gravestone has been stolen
[up] Yeah well mine brought for the authors of Phillip K Dick and Ursula Le Guin and currently Michael Lewis of Moneyball fame is a resident, same with Michael Pollan.

We give a damn about food quality of all sorts, that's why there are so many awesome restaurants everywhere.

And we'd be stuck in the fifties if it wasn't for my place, and the counterculture is still around.We are the good kind of Strawman U the ultimate university of all of the California University s

And we have the coolest nickname

On a more regional note is once again, great food quality, people who are as relaxed as the weather [and since it barely ever changes well], and we're very innovative (We house the Silicon Valley, though sadly that's on the other side of the Suburbia-ish area and its closer to Standford)

Nichts hier zu sehen
 13 Aondeug, Thu, 27th Sep '12 3:47:47 PM from  Our Dreams
Oh My
The community of Wat Suddhavasa is absolutely wonderful. It's warm and welcoming and proof of the capability of various religions and the religious and irreligious to work together and be friendly with one another. And, in the words of my abbot, not because we are all the same, but also because we are all different. We respect those differences and still work towards peace and happiness, sharing knowledge and kindness.

For the regular visitor it is quite very much a family. One that is open and loving and unabashedly Buddhist. There is no such thing as "privately Buddhist" with the community there and, from what I've heard, with Thai Theravada in general. It's comforting and lovely and I feel so glad to know that I can aid that family who has given me so much.

edited 27th Sep '12 3:48:48 PM by Aondeug

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 14 rmctagg09, Thu, 27th Sep '12 4:04:42 PM from Brooklyn, NY Relationship Status: I won't say I'm in love
The Wanderer
Though we as New Yorkers can be rude, we're also very willing to band together whenever disaster strikes.
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 15 Malph, Thu, 27th Sep '12 10:20:49 PM from The middle of somewhere Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
All hail
Can anyone else here say they live in the state that gave the world Frank Sinatra, Bruce Springsteen, Bon Jovi, Frankie Valli And The Four Seasons, etc.?

No, but my state (Illinois) is more corrupt than yours.grin

As for something not bad: Home Alone and Ferris Bueller's Day Off were filmed here.

And a few famous people are from here.

edited 27th Sep '12 10:30:18 PM by Malph

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 16 0dd 1, Thu, 27th Sep '12 11:18:00 PM from Nowhere Land
Just awesome like that
Springsteen and Sinatra are your fault? Where is this horrible place so I know where to deploy the Rent-a-Zillas?
You, madam, have no musical taste.
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My music.
My home town was/is the home of Charles Schulz & Guy Fieri. Not sure if the latter counts; he seems cool on TV, but some people tell me he's a butt.

edited 28th Sep '12 7:50:10 AM by RTaco

 18 strawberryflavored, Fri, 28th Sep '12 1:04:41 PM from Virginia Relationship Status: Dancing with myself
The Classic
I live very close to the area where the Jamestown settlers first landed. Oh, I live down the street from a historical monument. Other than that, my city if pretty generic.
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 19 pagad, Fri, 28th Sep '12 3:04:14 PM from perfidious Albion Relationship Status: Having tea with Cthulhu
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I live in Milton Keynes.
 20 Inhopelessguy, Fri, 28th Sep '12 4:27:31 PM from Birmingham, Greater Europe Relationship Status: Less than three
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[up]... You're the newest modern town! :P

Oh! Oh!

Birmingham invented, wait for it...:

  • The steam engine
  • The Mini Cooper
  • The bus stop
  • The timetable to go with bus stops
  • Duran Duran
  • Other things

There was a point where half the world's guns had a bullet made in Birmingham. In fact, having a gun that says "Made in Birmingham" means you have a proper bit of kit in your hands.

I watch your inhibitions fall to the floor.

You go to lock the door.

What should we~ do~?

 21 Drunk Girlfriend, Fri, 28th Sep '12 4:35:49 PM from Castle Geekhaven
I live in a rural area that has more cows than people.
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 22 Inhopelessguy, Fri, 28th Sep '12 4:37:07 PM from Birmingham, Greater Europe Relationship Status: Less than three
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Oh!

We're also the European Union's capital for weed.

I watch your inhibitions fall to the floor.

You go to lock the door.

What should we~ do~?

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All the good Toronto bands. Not the bad artists.
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 24 0dd 1, Fri, 28th Sep '12 5:42:12 PM from Nowhere Land
Just awesome like that
[up][up]I thought that was Amsterdam.
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My page, as the database hates my handle.

My music.
 25 Inhopelessguy, Fri, 28th Sep '12 5:44:16 PM from Birmingham, Greater Europe Relationship Status: Less than three
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@ Odd. Nononono. Amsterdam has a very tiny amount of weed. Its not a particularly large city, either, and its only tourists who really have a pop at the weed.

Birmingham is the capital because we farm several thousand tonnes of it per year.

I watch your inhibitions fall to the floor.

You go to lock the door.

What should we~ do~?

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