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Old May 22nd, 2012, 04:47 AM   #101
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Wow, reading through this thread is exactly why I hardly bother to visit SSC any more.
Dude chill. We go on forums to waste time and have fun. It's been YEEEAAARS since SCC has been anything but threads like this.

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Old May 22nd, 2012, 05:18 AM   #102
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Dude chill. We go on forums to waste time and have fun. It's been YEEEAAARS since SCC has been anything but threads like this.
^ Speak for yourself.

That's not (usually) why I visit the forums. I guess that is the difference between SSC and SSP...
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Old May 22nd, 2012, 07:51 AM   #103
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Oh my gibblits "The Urban Politician,"chill your face >.< Is it really such big to you deal I got off topic? It's only normal for a conversation to be dynamic. I try to stay on topic but it's hard okay, maybe I'm not as devoted to architecture and urbanization as you are but it doesn't mean you have to be such woman about it and give a strong negative reaction to my posts. t(-_- t)
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Old May 23rd, 2012, 12:24 AM   #104
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^ I think what is more shameful is that people on these forums actually spend time trying to engage some of these idiots in an intelligent dialogue.

When I was 16 I was probably saying stupid things like this kid is too, so we can't blame him I guess. I really wish they had an age limit for these forums, though. I would like to know that I am speaking with a somewhat mature adult when I'm talking to someone. Then again, you can tell the teenie boppers apart just reading their posts...
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Exactly, it seems like most of the posters on here now are kids. All I hear is NY needs mega talls, or NY needs to compete with Dubai...

Then there are people like Blake, who probably haven't been to NYC,LA, or Chicago, and bases his opinion off of media. I still don't know who would think that Chicago is boring. Maybe it's the great food, the great skyline, the great attractions, the incredible harbor ?
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Old May 23rd, 2012, 02:15 AM   #105
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Exactly, it seems like most of the posters on here now are kids. All I hear is NY needs mega talls, or NY needs to compete with Dubai...

Then there are people like Blake, who probably haven't been to NYC,LA, or Chicago, and bases his opinion off of media. I still don't know who would think that Chicago is boring. Maybe it's the great food, the great skyline, the great attractions, the incredible harbor ?
A world class lakefront, museums, etc...

I just ignore the posters. Even though they may be young and naive, it's really just their opinion and nothing more than that. Reading posts in the American Skylines thread about Miami's skyline being better than New York's is a good laugh, but not to be taken seriously. I do see the sentiment, though. It is quite annoying.
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Old May 23rd, 2012, 02:51 AM   #106
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I'm not stupid and am aware the media edits according to their biases and chooses what the audience will see, therefore I will never base my opinions off of media alone. Why does everybody here want to argue, everything I post gets such a reaction, am I the one being trolled here? btw youth are the future so maybe one day what i think will become reality. Ah yeah, get some! (x
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Old May 23rd, 2012, 03:11 AM   #107
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I'm not stupid and am aware the media edits according to their biases and chooses what the audience will see, therefore I will never base my opinions off of media alone. Why does everybody here want to argue, everything I post gets such a reaction, am I the one being trolled here? btw youth are the future so maybe one day what i think will become reality. Ah yeah, get some! (x
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Old May 23rd, 2012, 03:15 AM   #108
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Oh shiz! I just posted twice again, >.< it's hard to work this site from a playstation, sorry about that, my mistake!
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Old May 23rd, 2012, 03:50 AM   #109
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^ Speak for yourself.

That's not (usually) why I visit the forums. I guess that is the difference between SSC and SSP...
Speak for myself? I've quoted you numerous times with the threads you've started saying how dumb and boring SSC is and how rad and awesome SSP is and how every member shits rainbows and puppies. Just cut the cord and be happy at SSP.

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This is the real issue with SSC. It's nothing but stupid arguing. I've accepted that and it's a nice time kill while at work, little else. When I want to argue with ignorants, I come here. That's what it's become. It'll never become the good ole days that The UP remembers, so I don't know why he bothers coming here and telling us we're all children. ...ohh, that's right, all SSP members shit rainbows and puppies.

This is at LEAST the 8th or 9th time he's posted how dumb and immature it is here. Well, post something useful or GTFO.

As for you, I don't know what to tell you. Saying Chicago is "boring" is simply laughable. Roller coasters and bright lights don't make a city.
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Old May 23rd, 2012, 04:12 AM   #110
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true dat ^ (:
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Old May 23rd, 2012, 04:15 AM   #111
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People make a city, the skylines are just a plus. There are many cities in America that I like but I would never move to because I would have no family.
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I see it this way, Chicago doesn't need to try and be like Vegas or Times Square or LA or anywhere. Chicago needs to be Chicago. Whats funny to me on an urban enthusiast web forum is why we don't ask why Vegas can't be more like Chicago.
Chicago doesn't need flash and pizazz to be spectacular its pretty well established as an urban gem exactly the way its grown, exactly the way it proudly stands today.
If you know me on these forums then you know I liken Chicago with New York City in that it doesn't need to compete or prove itself to anyone anymore.
I feel as if New York belongs to the world...its magnificent, an unabashed powerhouse but Chicago is the quintessential all-American city. Its a splendid combination of business and blue collar, roaring above our heads on elevated lines with a unique history, reborn and soaring to the sky...a mighty and triumphant city perched on a gorgeous lakefront...why the **** should it try and be a playground in the desert or flashy advertisements? It doesn't need it.

Again it is ABSOLUTE MADNESS how this question is not in reverse...
Chicago is perfect just the way it is. An illustrious and powerful American city we should be proud of, there is always room for improvement and it goes without saying that, that particular saying applied to any city but turning Michigan Avenue or State Street or Grant Park or anywhere in Chicagoland into a Times Square or Vegas Strip would be a downgrade. The strip fits Vegas because Vegas is a gambling oriented, tourist grabbing, flashy kind of place...Times Square fits New York because NY is a media king, while its hated by plenty its an iconic location, one that has changed faces so many times throughout its history. Chicago doesn't need it.

End of Story.
Nothing else needs to be said.
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Old May 26th, 2012, 01:54 AM   #113
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I see it this way, Chicago doesn't need to try and be like Vegas or Times Square or LA or anywhere. Chicago needs to be Chicago. Whats funny to me on an urban enthusiast web forum is why we don't ask why Vegas can't be more like Chicago.
Chicago doesn't need flash and pizazz to be spectacular its pretty well established as an urban gem exactly the way its grown, exactly the way it proudly stands today.
That was my first thought when I saw the thread title...besides, Chicago is Chicago and has Chicago attraction - and that's what people love about it. Period.
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Old May 27th, 2012, 01:34 AM   #114
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I see it this way, Chicago doesn't need to try and be like Vegas or Times Square or LA or anywhere. Chicago needs to be Chicago. Whats funny to me on an urban enthusiast web forum is why we don't ask why Vegas can't be more like Chicago.
Chicago doesn't need flash and pizazz to be spectacular its pretty well established as an urban gem exactly the way its grown, exactly the way it proudly stands today.
If you know me on these forums then you know I liken Chicago with New York City in that it doesn't need to compete or prove itself to anyone anymore.
I feel as if New York belongs to the world...its magnificent, an unabashed powerhouse but Chicago is the quintessential all-American city. Its a splendid combination of business and blue collar, roaring above our heads on elevated lines with a unique history, reborn and soaring to the sky...a mighty and triumphant city perched on a gorgeous lakefront...why the **** should it try and be a playground in the desert or flashy advertisements? It doesn't need it.

Again it is ABSOLUTE MADNESS how this question is not in reverse...
Chicago is perfect just the way it is. An illustrious and powerful American city we should be proud of, there is always room for improvement and it goes without saying that, that particular saying applied to any city but turning Michigan Avenue or State Street or Grant Park or anywhere in Chicagoland into a Times Square or Vegas Strip would be a downgrade. The strip fits Vegas because Vegas is a gambling oriented, tourist grabbing, flashy kind of place...Times Square fits New York because NY is a media king, while its hated by plenty its an iconic location, one that has changed faces so many times throughout its history. Chicago doesn't need it.

End of Story.
Nothing else needs to be said.
You guys can continue acting your ages elsewhere.
Exceptional post, you explained this perfectly. Chicago has the 3rd highest economic output in the world, it has a world class waterfront, some of the world's best architecture, some of the best restaurants and shopping in America, and some of America's most popular attractions such as Navy Pier, and the Sears Tower. There is also the Magnificent Mile, the beaches, the incredible art museums, and many more things I don't have the time to list. If anything, most cities should try to be like Chicago, including Las Vegas. Also, @ BlakeAustin, Chicago has an amusement park called Six Flags Great America.
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Old May 30th, 2012, 02:00 AM   #115
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....taste of chicago, lollapalooza, the air show....
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I'm not stupid and am aware the media edits according to their biases and chooses what the audience will see, therefore I will never base my opinions off of media alone. Why does everybody here want to argue, everything I post gets such a reaction, am I the one being trolled here? btw youth are the future so maybe one day what i think will become reality. Ah yeah, get some! (x
Once you turn 21, you're going to look at anything that people under 21 do as lame. New Yorkers consider the idea of hanging out in Times Square Lame, and Los Angelinos consider the idea of hanging out in Hollywood/Highland lame. Being from Austin, you're used to 6th street, right? A city like Chicago has at least 10 times that many areas like that.

Like I said earlier, once you turn older, the idea of flashy is the bar/nightlife/music scene, and Chicago is easily top 3 in the country.
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Also if it were not for Chicago, house music would not exist (because Chicago is known as the birthplace of house music).

Food for thought.
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Old June 6th, 2012, 02:41 AM   #118
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Also if it were not for Chicago, house music would not exist (because Chicago is known as the birthplace of house music).

Food for thought.
How would we survive?

There are several things I associate with Chicago, but house music isn't one of them.
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Old June 6th, 2012, 04:11 PM   #119
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There are several things I associate with Chicago, but house music isn't one of them.
I love old school house that grew out of Chicago, but I agree, I don't really associate it with Chicago. With the way hiphop/funk was evolving, house would have appeared somewhere at some point. I wouldn't say Chicago was crucial to its development. After all, it exploded in Europe and kind of fizzled here (unless you want to count the shitty detroit style house)
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Old June 7th, 2012, 05:32 AM   #120
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In the late 80's I was a big "Houser" kind of a groupie of Bad Boy Bill, who is now legendary in Europe.

I was at this battle of the Dj's. Watch the end.




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