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I visited the North today. Sep. 22nd, 2012 @ 07:59 PM Reply

I was taking a trip to Mokena, Illinois, and I decided to dine at this Waffle House. Being from Alabama, the lady at the restaurant recognized my accent. Apparently, the people of Illinois believe we don't have running water or electricity.

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Response to I visited the North today. Sep. 22nd, 2012 @ 08:01 PM Reply

At 9/22/12 07:59 PM, Fluttershy wrote: I was taking a trip to Mokena, Illinois, and I decided to dine at this Waffle House. Being from Alabama, the lady at the restaurant recognized my accent. Apparently, the people of Illinois believe we don't have running water or electricity.

Living in the south would suck.

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Response to I visited the North today. Sep. 22nd, 2012 @ 08:02 PM Reply

At 9/22/12 07:59 PM, Fluttershy wrote: Apparently, the people of Illinois believe we don't have running water or electricity.

That is a pretty big generalization...


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Response to I visited the North today. Sep. 22nd, 2012 @ 08:02 PM Reply

At 9/22/12 08:01 PM, Sword-of-Kings wrote: Living in the south would suck.

y?

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Response to I visited the North today. Sep. 22nd, 2012 @ 08:03 PM Reply

Uh, just because you live in Alabama or where ever doesn't mean you live in a shack. That's a pretty terrible stereotype to have methinks. It's almost like that movie, North. You know, the one where the kid doesn't like his parents and goes to find others while his little friend makes a fortune off of all of it somehow.

They seriously put forth the idea that all people from Alaska lived in Igloos and whatnot. It was pretty crazy. Though I guess it was acceptable for a kids movie.


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Response to I visited the North today. Sep. 22nd, 2012 @ 08:03 PM Reply

Sounds like you had a blast.

Woo Illinois one of the boringest states in the US.
At 9/22/12 07:59 PM, Fluttershy wrote: Apparently, the people of Illinois believe we don't have running water or electricity.

When did we think this? o.O


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Response to I visited the North today. Sep. 22nd, 2012 @ 08:03 PM Reply

That's funny, when I went to Missouri this summer the lady at The Cracker Barrel instantly recognized my Canadian accent and asked me if I was sweating in my long sleeve shirt. I laughed.


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Response to I visited the North today. Sep. 22nd, 2012 @ 08:04 PM Reply

At 9/22/12 08:02 PM, Skaren wrote: I hear everyone who's from Texas fucks horses.

I heard that everytime a Texan fucked a horse, Chuck Norris donates $1 million to the Republican Party.

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Response to I visited the North today. Sep. 22nd, 2012 @ 08:13 PM Reply

At 9/22/12 08:04 PM, Fluttershy wrote: Chuck Norris

le chuck norrees xD

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Response to I visited the North today. Sep. 22nd, 2012 @ 08:15 PM Reply

At 9/22/12 08:13 PM, Yert wrote:
At 9/22/12 08:04 PM, Fluttershy wrote: Chuck Norris
le chuck norrees xD

errytym e i make a chuki nor jok he crys cancr


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Response to I visited the North today. Sep. 22nd, 2012 @ 08:16 PM Reply

That is not the real North.

If you opened your mouth up here, you'd turn heads.


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Response to I visited the North today. Sep. 22nd, 2012 @ 08:17 PM Reply

Did you tell them that you were a brony or pony? Because I'm sure you wouldn't have been able to post about this anecdote.


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Response to I visited the North today. Sep. 22nd, 2012 @ 08:35 PM Reply

Do you absolutely HAVE to make four shitty threads a day? It seems like you make four horrible threads a day like a habit.


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Response to I visited the North today. Sep. 22nd, 2012 @ 10:14 PM Reply

Oh wait no. An even better example would be Deliverance. You know, the trip gone wrong sort of thing. The only thing I remember from that movie though is the Dueling Banjo scene.


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Response to I visited the North today. Sep. 22nd, 2012 @ 10:23 PM Reply

I've only had a few limited interactions with the South (the real south, not Florida), and they've always been...offputting.

For instance, I was down in Georgia training with my team, and we were running through this rural area with a lot of run-down houses scattered around.

It being late spring, the weather was extremely hot and humid - so my teammates and I were running barechested.

As we ran by one of the dilapidated homes, we spy a morbidly obese woman sitting on her front porch, legs propped up on the railing and a small motorized fan in her hand. She was 400lbs if she was 4lbs.

So this woman spots us and immediately screams at the top of her lungs - to no one in particular, mind you - in a thick southern accent, "HA! HA! HA! LOOK AT YO' GAY ASS!"

I think that experience illustrates the south perfectly.


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Response to I visited the North today. Sep. 22nd, 2012 @ 10:25 PM Reply

Oh hey, a PSP thread.

Let's generate worthwhile conversation.


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Response to I visited the North today. Sep. 22nd, 2012 @ 10:27 PM Reply

I was raised in Oklahoma and let me tell you moving from there to the actual North (not the Midwest where Illinois is), was really odd. For one thing, no one could understand a word I said for about a year, there were actually sidewalks and bike lanes (none of those in OKC), there wasn't a lot of dirt, no dirt-storms (kind of like sandstorms), and there were actually decent drivers.

Took me a long while to get used to it. THe only major thing I miss are the tornadoes and thunderstorms. I used to love being out in the rain and being pelted with huge drops, seeing the lightning, hearing the thunder. Very comforting, but there aren't any good thunderstorms up here. The tornadoes were awesome, especially watching one destroy a house that was a mile away, and then running into the bathroom and hiding when they got too close (we didn't have a basement).


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Response to I visited the North today. Sep. 22nd, 2012 @ 10:31 PM Reply

At 9/22/12 10:23 PM, Timmy wrote: She was 400lbs if she was 4lbs.

is this northern math


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Response to I visited the North today. Sep. 22nd, 2012 @ 10:38 PM Reply

At 9/22/12 10:23 PM, Timmy wrote:

So this woman spots us and immediately screams at the top of her lungs - to no one in particular, mind you - in a thick southern accent, "HA! HA! HA! LOOK AT YO' GAY ASS!"

I think that experience illustrates the south perfectly.

The southeast is America's penis while the west is it's ass.

Florida is just a wang, in essence.

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Response to I visited the North today. Sep. 22nd, 2012 @ 10:55 PM Reply

At 9/22/12 08:02 PM, Skaren wrote: I hear everyone who's from Texas fucks horses.

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Response to I visited the North today. Sep. 22nd, 2012 @ 11:40 PM Reply

At 9/22/12 07:59 PM, Fluttershy wrote: I was taking a trip to Mokena, Illinois, and I decided to dine at this Waffle House. Being from Alabama, the lady at the restaurant recognized my accent. Apparently, the people of Illinois believe we don't have running water or electricity.

You would be surprised how backwards this state is. Most of it is populated by small towns with less than one or two thousand people. The area where I live usually tends to have some poor water quality, to be honest.

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Response to I visited the North today. Sep. 23rd, 2012 @ 12:12 AM Reply

The southeast is by far the worst part of the entire US. Basically, no redeeming qualities. Shitty people, shitty cities, shitty nature.

The southwest at least has some decent cities and natural landscapes.

The midwest is pretty much not worth visiting, although the people are a little less fucking annoying.

East Coasters are elitists, but there's culture to be had.

Rust belters/Appalachians are creepy. See Deliverance.

West Coasters are actually almost as annoying as southeasters. See EddyFromEEnE.

Mountain States are cool, but for some reason evangelicals like to hang out there. I stay away when I can.

Texas is the most mixed bag of all. Hyperconservative country bumpkins. Hyperliberal hispanics and immigrants. Deserts, plains, forests, a huge coastline. Hard to pin down.


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Response to I visited the North today. Sep. 23rd, 2012 @ 12:46 AM Reply

At 9/22/12 08:02 PM, Yert wrote:
At 9/22/12 08:01 PM, Sword-of-Kings wrote: Living in the south would suck.
y?

Isn't it obvious? Because they don't have running water or electricity, as per Waffle House waitresses.


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Response to I visited the North today. Sep. 23rd, 2012 @ 06:08 AM Reply

I thought you visited North Korea there for a moment.

My only visit to Southern US was the two trips i made to Disney World. It was okay, didn't see anything out of the ordinary.


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Response to I visited the North today. Sep. 23rd, 2012 @ 06:24 AM Reply

At 9/22/12 10:23 PM, Timmy wrote:
I think that experience illustrates the south perfectly.

Not everyone is an uneducated stinky fucking redneck.


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Response to I visited the North today. Sep. 23rd, 2012 @ 12:52 PM Reply

Shoulda come up further to Wisconsin!


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Response to I visited the North today. Sep. 23rd, 2012 @ 01:05 PM Reply

I wouldn't visit the Southern Americas without armed guards


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Response to I visited the North today. Sep. 23rd, 2012 @ 01:08 PM Reply

At 9/22/12 08:17 PM, ClearlyConfused wrote: Did you tell them that you were a brony or pony? Because I'm sure you wouldn't have been able to post about this anecdote.

Because a waffle house waitress is gonna kill him because of something that she very likely hasn't even heard of


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Response to I visited the North today. Sep. 23rd, 2012 @ 01:46 PM Reply

Illinois =/= North.

Come to Massachusetts and you will get torn to shreds from anti-South sentiment.


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