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Local culture you're proud of:

 101 Inhopelessguy, Thu, 4th Oct '12 8:07:09 AM from Birmingham/Coventry, Greater Europe Relationship Status: Less than three
Part of the LIGHTS Army
Well, not responsible local government. tongue

The mayor at the time (JOSEPH CHAMBERLAIN) gave a bit of cash to Mr James Watt.

The inventor of

THE STEAM ENGINE.

Yeah, we invented the Western World. tongue

We may suffer (We~) together (may~).

But we (suffer~) all die alone.

 102 Grimview, Thu, 4th Oct '12 8:13:19 AM from British Columbia
Catalytic
... You really didn't.

That goes back to Greece.
"Lock up your girlfriends, lock up your wives, Grim's on the loose so run for your lives." - Pyrite
 103 Drunk Girlfriend, Thu, 4th Oct '12 8:13:43 AM from Castle Geekhaven
[up] Oh no. Don't get Lu started again. tongue
"I don't know how I do it. I'm like the Mr. Bean of sex." -Drunkscriblerian
 104 Inhopelessguy, Thu, 4th Oct '12 8:13:44 AM from Birmingham/Coventry, Greater Europe Relationship Status: Less than three
Part of the LIGHTS Army
But the Steam Engine?

That's gotta be worth something. tongue

We may suffer (We~) together (may~).

But we (suffer~) all die alone.

 105 Drunk Girlfriend, Thu, 4th Oct '12 8:14:45 AM from Castle Geekhaven
@Hopey: Try again. tongue
"I don't know how I do it. I'm like the Mr. Bean of sex." -Drunkscriblerian
 106 Inhopelessguy, Thu, 4th Oct '12 8:16:31 AM from Birmingham/Coventry, Greater Europe Relationship Status: Less than three
Part of the LIGHTS Army
No, shush. tongue

Mr Watt invented the steam engine in a tiny factory in the outskirts of Birmingham East. tongue

We may suffer (We~) together (may~).

But we (suffer~) all die alone.

 107 The Bat Pencil, Thu, 4th Oct '12 8:17:08 AM from Glasgow, Scotland Relationship Status: I'm just a hunk-a, hunk-a burnin' love
And James Watt came from which side of the parish? That's right - ours. Along with all these people.

Your welcome, civilization.

edited 4th Oct '12 8:17:39 AM by TheBatPencil

And let us pray that come it may (As come it will for a' that)
 108 Inhopelessguy, Thu, 4th Oct '12 8:19:21 AM from Birmingham/Coventry, Greater Europe Relationship Status: Less than three
Part of the LIGHTS Army
Dammit!

It was built on Brummie soil! He may have been from Clydeside, but he died and worked in Reaside! tongue

We may suffer (We~) together (may~).

But we (suffer~) all die alone.

 109 Grimview, Thu, 4th Oct '12 8:41:02 AM from British Columbia
Catalytic
Bat: *"You're."

And hey, Scotland remains the best part of the UK that is still a part of the UK.tongue And is probably the single-most influential of the British Isles in Canadian history and culture. (A lot of our P Ms have been of Scottish heritage, or directly Scottish immigrants. The country literally would not exist without two Scots in particular.)
"Lock up your girlfriends, lock up your wives, Grim's on the loose so run for your lives." - Pyrite
 110 Furiko Maru, Thu, 4th Oct '12 11:36:07 AM from The Arrogant Wasteland Relationship Status: He makes me feel like I have a heart
Reverse the Curse
And Toronto would be an ungodly mess of a city if it hadn't been designed and maintained by Scots Presbyterians. True, that would have made it more lovely and leisurely, but lovely and leisurely does not help you plan a route when you're late for school. Nor does it prevent cabbies from screwin' ya more badly than you can afford.

All of this is incidental, naturally, since Birmingham is in England. tongue

edited 4th Oct '12 11:36:47 AM by FurikoMaru

 111 Inhopelessguy, Thu, 4th Oct '12 2:01:27 PM from Birmingham/Coventry, Greater Europe Relationship Status: Less than three
Part of the LIGHTS Army
Scots designed it, eh? Hehe.

You could live in London. That place is a fucking nightmare. It doesn't help that GPS lets you down because the place has so many roads close together that the satellites think you're somewhere else.

When it burnt down in the Great Fire, the planners had a choice;

a) Keep the old, cobbled, and narrow roads

b) Create a system of wide roads; radically different from the previous

They, sadly, chose a).

edited 4th Oct '12 2:01:41 PM by Inhopelessguy

We may suffer (We~) together (may~).

But we (suffer~) all die alone.

 112 The Bat Pencil, Thu, 4th Oct '12 2:12:55 PM from Glasgow, Scotland Relationship Status: I'm just a hunk-a, hunk-a burnin' love
"Noo lads, mak sure tae keep yon roads nice and straight. We dinnae be wantin' nae fanciness here. Nice an straight an aw the same."

This is why most of our new towns all look like they were built by the Soviets. Nice and gray and uniform.

edited 4th Oct '12 2:14:21 PM by TheBatPencil

And let us pray that come it may (As come it will for a' that)
 113 Gabrael, Thu, 4th Oct '12 2:25:43 PM from My musings Relationship Status: Is that a kind of food?
I consider myself decently traveled and London, by far, is the most foul smelling city I have ever visited. Nothing like centuries of pollution to add to the atmosphere. :P
Upon death, I want to be cremated and blown in the face of my enemies.
 114 Inhopelessguy, Thu, 4th Oct '12 2:27:15 PM from Birmingham/Coventry, Greater Europe Relationship Status: Less than three
Part of the LIGHTS Army
It's also expensive.

WHY IS IT SO EXPENSIVE?

Out here, it costs me 50 p for a Kitkat.

Out there, it costs me 80 p for a Kitkat! D:

We may suffer (We~) together (may~).

But we (suffer~) all die alone.

 115 pagad, Thu, 4th Oct '12 2:35:24 PM from perfidious Albion Relationship Status: Having tea with Cthulhu
Sneering Imperialist
London is indeed peculiarly filthy. Well, certain sections of it, anyway.
Typhoid and swans - it all comes from the same place.
 116 Inhopelessguy, Thu, 4th Oct '12 2:54:38 PM from Birmingham/Coventry, Greater Europe Relationship Status: Less than three
Part of the LIGHTS Army
I think W2 is highly-filthy.tongue

We may suffer (We~) together (may~).

But we (suffer~) all die alone.

 117 majoraoftime, Thu, 4th Oct '12 3:48:26 PM from GMT -3:00 Relationship Status: I don't mind being locked in this eternal maze!
I have athsma, and I cannot go for runs in London. Truly one of man's greatest evils.
 118 Grimview, Thu, 4th Oct '12 5:17:24 PM from British Columbia
Catalytic
I live in the city with the worst air quality in Canada.

Pulp mills and an oil refinery along with sawmills being located in the downtown core in a goddamn valley is one of the world's finest examples of poor city planning.
"Lock up your girlfriends, lock up your wives, Grim's on the loose so run for your lives." - Pyrite
 119 0dd 1, Fri, 5th Oct '12 12:44:13 AM from Nowhere Land
Just awesome like that
I'm from New Jersey. Insert your own garbage-related joke here.
Insert witty and clever quip here.

My page, as the database hates my handle.

My music.
 120 hnd 03, Sun, 7th Oct '12 12:25:23 PM from [REDACTED]
Parasol Star Memories
Let's see, Shaun Alexander graduated from a school one county over from where I live. George Clooney, Johnny Depp, and Muhammad Ali were all born in Kentucky, and Tom Cruise grew up in Louisville. Ashley Judd is an alumni from my university. Stephen Fry visited once, loved it, and was named a Colonel of the Commonwealth. And maybe something that I'm not so proud of, my high school exploded 30 years ago.

I could also probably talk about Cincinnati, just across the river, but that would probably be too much.

edited 7th Oct '12 12:26:45 PM by hnd03

So. Let's all pause for a moment to smell what the Rock was, is, and forever will be... cooking.—Cave Johnson
Dat Troper
Old. Bay. Seasoning.
The artist formerly known as spasticgecko
 122 terlwyth, Mon, 8th Oct '12 7:28:04 AM from Berzerkeley, Kalifornien Relationship Status: Yes, I'm alone, but I'm alone and free
Nichts hier zu sehen
Beats being the birthplace of Ben Affleck, ...but that can be offset by having the home of Isadora Duncan
The PM Box is open, Die PM Box ist offen. German or English, it's all good.
 123 hnd 03, Mon, 8th Oct '12 9:23:58 PM from [REDACTED]
Parasol Star Memories
Have you avoided scarves because of that?
So. Let's all pause for a moment to smell what the Rock was, is, and forever will be... cooking.—Cave Johnson
The system doesn't know you right now, so no post button for you.
You need to Get Known to get one of those.
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