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Local culture you're proud of:

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76 Morven2nd Oct 2012 01:02:03 PM from Seattle, WA, USA
Nemesis
Clearly your local drunks are smart.
A brighter future for a darker age.
77 wuggles2nd Oct 2012 02:56:17 PM from Miami, FL , Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
I guess nobody wants to know anything about Georgia...tongue
I love Louisiana culture. So much great food; beignets, crawfish, gumbo, red beans, etc. Jazz is cool too. I love going to the New Orleans French Quarter.

As for cons, well, I hate driving in New Orleans, and it's so full of crime that I don't ever want to actually live there, as fun as it is to visit occassionally. And while everybody is thinking of it, I find Bourbon Street to be incredibly overrated; the entire street stinks of horse crap and tourist pee/vomit. The only good part of Bourbon Street is that it is pretty much the only place to get a hand grenade, which is an awesome drink.
@Grimview: Yeah, Drunkscriblerian is born and raised Washingtonian. tongue
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80 Grimview2nd Oct 2012 04:42:02 PM from British Columbia
Catalytic
Wuggles: Well, the devil did go down there...

re: Devin Townsend: Yes, yes he is. However, he's not so much a cultural export that most people are aware of as he is a very niche export.

Still awesome, though.

DG: I kinda figured he was based on the way he talks, but ya never know. (Pretty much all Pacific Northwesters have a common way of talking.tongue That includes BC.)
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Proud Canadian
Just because you don't know them doesn't mean they aren't good!
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82 Grimview2nd Oct 2012 05:27:47 PM from British Columbia
Catalytic
True, but Devin Townsend's music is just as polarised as opinions of him are.tongue
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83 FurikoMaru2nd Oct 2012 06:12:33 PM from The Arrogant Wasteland , Relationship Status: He makes me feel like I have a heart
Reverse the Curse
Well, the devil did go down there...

That needs to be a porno if it isn't already.

84 wuggles2nd Oct 2012 06:28:46 PM from Miami, FL , Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
Considering Georgia is already a name, I think "The Devil Went Down to Georgia" is one of the only Parallel Porn Title that doesn't have to be changed.
85 Grimview2nd Oct 2012 06:45:03 PM from British Columbia
Catalytic
... Seeing as the book is sitting on my coffee table, I wonder if someone's done a parallel porno of Anthony Bourdain's "Kitchen Confidential?" You really wouldn't need to change that name.[lol]
"Lock up your girlfriends, lock up your wives, Grim's on the loose so run for your lives." - Pyrite
Definitely not a weirdo
Culturally, most of western Washington is more similar to BC than to the rest of the United States. At least that's the impression I get.
87 Grimview2nd Oct 2012 07:09:39 PM from British Columbia
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Most of Washington, Oregon and BC are more similar to each other than to the rest of their respective countries, full stop.tongue (In my experience, the bits of BC east of the Rockies are an exception. Unsure if that's the case south of the border.)
"Lock up your girlfriends, lock up your wives, Grim's on the loose so run for your lives." - Pyrite
Definitely not a weirdo
I specified western Washington because the parts east of the Cascades are much different. They are politically more conservative, and they actually think that WSU is a good college (sorry, a bit of rivalry there).
89 0dd12nd Oct 2012 08:16:27 PM from Nowhere Land
Just awesome like that
"The Devil Went Down on Georgia." Boom.

Also, there is that awesome train that leaves every midnight that directly runs back and forth from L.A. to Georgia.
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90 Grimview2nd Oct 2012 08:40:37 PM from British Columbia
Catalytic
[up] I'm pretty sure I've seen that in a store before.
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91 0dd13rd Oct 2012 09:49:48 PM from Nowhere Land
Just awesome like that
And thus, the world has come full circle. And Everybody Lives.
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92 Malph3rd Oct 2012 10:10:00 PM from The middle of somewhere , Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
All hail
Porno Titles are like Rule 34. If it exists, someone has already made a porno with a sexual version of the name.

And, really, "The Devil Went Down On Georgia" is too obvious for someone to not have done it. In fact, whoever made it probably started with the name and worked from there.

edited 3rd Oct '12 10:13:04 PM by Malph

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93 0dd14th Oct 2012 12:23:42 AM from Nowhere Land
Just awesome like that
I'm surprised no one here thought of it before I did. It'd be like someone not being able to think of a porno title for "Come On Eileen".
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94 JHM4th Oct 2012 05:35:45 AM from Neither Here Nor There , Relationship Status: I know
Thunder, Perfect Mind
I like the local accent. It's like a Philadelphia accent, but much subtler and more refined.

And yes, the IPA for the way I say "water" would be something like /'ʍʌɾəɽ/. * I don't care. It sounds awesome.

edited 4th Oct '12 5:50:59 AM by JHM

95 Inhopelessguy4th Oct 2012 06:50:43 AM from Birmingham/Coventry, Greater Europe , Relationship Status: One Is The Loneliest Number
Part of the LIGHTS Army
BIRMINGHAM INVENTED MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT.

FUCK YES, BITCHES.

edited 4th Oct '12 6:50:57 AM by Inhopelessguy

It's all gonna be A-Okay.

A-Okay.

A-Okay.

But I don't wanna do it alone.

96 Grimview4th Oct 2012 07:55:24 AM from British Columbia
Catalytic
[up] It also helped invent, you know, dying from coal exposure and overwork in unregulated factories.

Birmingham was the pilot project for modern China.tongue
"Lock up your girlfriends, lock up your wives, Grim's on the loose so run for your lives." - Pyrite
97 Inhopelessguy4th Oct 2012 07:56:55 AM from Birmingham/Coventry, Greater Europe , Relationship Status: One Is The Loneliest Number
Part of the LIGHTS Army
I know what it invented, thank you. tongue

Birmingham did socialism before it was cool. tongue

It's all gonna be A-Okay.

A-Okay.

A-Okay.

But I don't wanna do it alone.

98 Grimview4th Oct 2012 07:58:23 AM from British Columbia
Catalytic
... That is not socialism. -_-
"Lock up your girlfriends, lock up your wives, Grim's on the loose so run for your lives." - Pyrite
99 Inhopelessguy4th Oct 2012 08:00:30 AM from Birmingham/Coventry, Greater Europe , Relationship Status: One Is The Loneliest Number
Part of the LIGHTS Army
From a certain perspective, it was.

Birmingham Corporation nationalised various local enterprises, like coal, steel, electricity, and water.

It then embarked on a programme of localised welfare; providing social housing, and investing heavily in free social services, like libraries, and the University of Birmingham.

It's all gonna be A-Okay.

A-Okay.

A-Okay.

But I don't wanna do it alone.

100 Grimview4th Oct 2012 08:04:53 AM from British Columbia
Catalytic
... You're still acting as if local government had never existed before.

Except that, you know, every city ever had local government.tongue
"Lock up your girlfriends, lock up your wives, Grim's on the loose so run for your lives." - Pyrite

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