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Local culture you're proud of:

 26 wuggles, Fri, 28th Sep '12 7:01:38 PM from Miami, FL Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
Atlanta is where Martin Luther King, Jr. is from. There are also more actors from here than you think. More locally, apparently the creator of 3rd Rock from the Sun and That 70s Show went to a school about 15 minutes from me. Also we're not all gun toting rednecks.
 27 0dd 1, Fri, 28th Sep '12 9:31:27 PM from Nowhere Land
Just awesome like that
[up][up]I thought they made it illegal for tourists to partake in that activity a month or a few ago?
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 28 Inhopelessguy, Fri, 28th Sep '12 9:32:42 PM from Birmingham, Greater Europe Relationship Status: Less than three
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@ Odd. I'm not up-to-date with the Free City of Amsterdam's legislature's dealings, but I do know that Birmingham is the weed capital of these European Communities.
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 29 0dd 1, Fri, 28th Sep '12 9:34:42 PM from Nowhere Land
Just awesome like that
Well, I suppose that's just one more reason to visit central England.

EDIT: Aha, here we go: http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Europe/2012/0504/Netherlands-bans-tourists-from-buying-marijuana.-Yes-in-Amsterdam-too

edited 28th Sep '12 9:36:12 PM by 0dd1

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 30 Inhopelessguy, Fri, 28th Sep '12 9:37:20 PM from Birmingham, Greater Europe Relationship Status: Less than three
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I didn't say we give it out like candy. You actually have to find the stuff. And unless you want Birmingham's Finest on your ass, I suggest you stay low, and go to the South Asian parts of town. They probably have it.
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 31 0dd 1, Fri, 28th Sep '12 9:38:07 PM from Nowhere Land
Just awesome like that
Oh, I kid.
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 32 Grimview, Fri, 28th Sep '12 9:58:59 PM from British Columbia
Catalytic
Hope: "Several thousand tonnes" is still well behind British Columbian production.
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 33 Inhopelessguy, Fri, 28th Sep '12 10:01:04 PM from Birmingham, Greater Europe Relationship Status: Less than three
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Hey, I'm not an expert on weed production in the EU, but we produce shittonnes of the illegal variety here. Especially in the South Asian districts.

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 34 Grimview, Fri, 28th Sep '12 10:06:34 PM from British Columbia
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... Weed is not legal in Canada.
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 35 Inhopelessguy, Fri, 28th Sep '12 10:07:26 PM from Birmingham, Greater Europe Relationship Status: Less than three
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Neither here. Although, theoretically, its de facto legal to have it on your person, as long as you don't smoke it in public.
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Definitely not a weirdo
In Seattle, the police department's policy on weed basically amounts to, "We have more important things to deal with. Like parking tickets." And it might not even be illegal for much longer.
 37 Parable, Fri, 28th Sep '12 10:32:43 PM from California Relationship Status: Too sexy for my shirt
Many Faces
The Disney firework shows are always fun to watch over here. And everyone loves going for bonfires at the beach.
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 38 0dd 1, Fri, 28th Sep '12 11:39:53 PM from Nowhere Land
Just awesome like that
... Weed is not legal in Canada.

But then how do you explain why Canadians are always so chill about everything?
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 39 Furiko Maru, Sat, 29th Sep '12 12:16:49 AM from The Arrogant Wasteland Relationship Status: He makes me feel like I have a heart
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Dude, when exactly in your experience have I ever been chill?
 40 Deviant Braeburn, Sat, 29th Sep '12 1:11:18 AM from Dysfunctional California
Wandering Jew

I come from a quaint little country called the United States of America.

Some of you may have heard of it.

edited 29th Sep '12 1:11:59 AM by DeviantBraeburn

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 41 Grimview, Sat, 29th Sep '12 1:18:32 AM from British Columbia
Catalytic
0dd: You can be chill without being a stoner.

I have literally been described as "the ultimate stereotypical laid back Canadian."

I don't smoke weed unless I'm really drunk.tongue
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 42 Dark Destruction, Sat, 29th Sep '12 1:19:06 AM from World of Trigonometry Relationship Status: In your bunk
She's here! Where's the grub?
I think my home country, Indonesia, needs no further explanations when it comes to cultural diversity.
 43 eternal Noob, Sat, 29th Sep '12 6:24:14 AM from yer mum Relationship Status: Longing for my OTP
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According to the tour guide, it wasn't for the Muslim soldiers who were against the Americans, the Americans wouldn't have invented the Colt .45. Hoo-rah?
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 44 Flanker 66, Sat, 29th Sep '12 7:06:06 AM from The Cockpit of a Celestial Relationship Status: I like big bots and I can not lie
Manei Domini
During Hogmanay there's a procession that goes from the town centre (?) down to the harbour, swinging fireballs over their heads all the while to welcome in the new year and (IIRC) ward off evil spirits. Once they get to the harbour they give their fireballs a massive heave and toss them into the water. It may not sound awesome, but if you're there in person it is a different story.

Also, the crown jewels were kept in the nearby castle at one point in time (they were eventually smuggled out by some people during an attack IIRC). And the fossil of the oldest air breathing invertebrate yet discovered was found here. The guy who invented the pneumatic tyre was also born here, and Robert Burns used to visit if I've got my facts right.

Man, my town is much more interesting than I remember it being.
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Sing to the ocean in the afternoon haze,

Up the iron pillars, rise in the waves
 45 pagad, Sat, 29th Sep '12 7:41:06 AM from perfidious Albion Relationship Status: Having tea with Cthulhu
Sneering Imperialist
Oh, wait. There is a bit of local culture I'm proud of: Bletchley Park.

edited 29th Sep '12 7:41:13 AM by pagad

 46 Lemurian, Sat, 29th Sep '12 7:49:06 AM from Touhou fanboy attic Relationship Status: Sinking with my ship
My home island has a thriving folk music culture, and both keeps old traditions and brings new ideas and impulses to Norwegian folk music.
 47 Physical Stamina, Sat, 29th Sep '12 8:29:10 AM from boooouuunnnddd to fall iiiiin loooooooove Relationship Status: If you like it, then you shoulda put a ring on it
'ey, dis is Toime Gal, aka de 'Eroine of Toime
Gogo, I guess.

EDIT: I just remembered, The Winstons also lived here. So technically, we gave the world the Amen Break. You're welcome. ;)

edited 29th Sep '12 8:38:16 AM by PhysicalStamina

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Australia has a number of things I'm not utterly ashamed of right now, we have a Female PM, we have the new wave band Icehouse, Ozsploitation cinema, we're responsible for the Mad Max trilogy which revived the post apocalyptic genre to a new audience... we have boomerangs, we have Garth Nix, John Birmingham who I met in person and he signed my comic book of He Died With a Felafel in His Hand, that's all I can think of off the top of my head that doesn't make me ashamed of being of the nationality I am due to racism sexism and homophobia from the likes of Alan Jones.
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 49 Sakan4k, Sun, 30th Sep '12 11:17:25 AM from The Other Rainforest
Most people from my town would say "Carlos Boozer, " but A) I don't give a flying flip about basketball and B) People still don't know who he is. I'd have to go with the fact that I live in the 2nd biggest city in the U.S.A. (area-wise) and I live down the street from one of the country's best performance theatres. Expanding to the state level, we have the best seafood in the whole damn world and our air is still clean.

NCC - 1701
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.?

I could list all the people New York City has given the world, but I don't want to crash the site.
It was an honor
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