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It's as cool as fuck.
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Indeed it is.

How long are you in town? I'd grab a beer witcha, but I just skipped outta town for a conference.
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Cool. What do you plan on doing?

I'm nearby in Montana, why don't you stop by?
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I'm California. Just grab Al Gore's private jet and swing on over. We all do this because... hey, it's carbon neutral.

Make sure to wear your iPod on the subway so you can get to know the local folks.

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It's as cool as fuck.

What in particular about New York appeals to you, Hassan, if you don't mind my asking?

I guess I'm always taken aback these days when I hear 'anyone' from Europe saying something nice about America.

I apparently became permanently scarred and mortified by the hostility I (simply as 'an American') experienced a few years ago, when I spent some time on various BBC international discussion boards.

I was truly shocked at how many Brits absolutely loathed America and Americans.

So, that's why I'm asking just what it is you like about New York.

Thanks in advance for a reply.
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I apparently became permanently scarred and mortified by the hostility I (simply as 'an American') experienced a few years ago, when I spent some time on various BBC international discussion boards.

Hehehe. I remember those boards....I remember a few anti-american Americans too...

Guess times change
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Well, Carol, New York rules.

I live in London, which is thin on hope and manners. New York has plenty of each. And the architectures great, and the drinks are stronger. And it sort of rocks.

My ex is 'Merican, and I've seen a lot of the America that many Euro-types I suppose don't (although I've only seen the coasts...)
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It's as cool as fuck.

Have fun there! I love New York... but sad that CBGBs closed down...
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I'm California. Just grab Al Gore's private jet and swing on over. We all do this because... hey, it's carbon neutral.

Make sure to wear your iPod on the subway so you can get to know the local folks.

Nick

I'm on my way. I have to drop by Montana first.

BRussell, which metro stop is Montana on?
post #10 of 34
You'll need to take the PATH and change in Hoboken.
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Hehehe. I remember those boards....



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post #12 of 34
Dude. You're only like 90 miles away and you fail to bring a fruit cake?
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Originally Posted by Hassan i Sabbah View Post

Well, Carol, New York rules.

Yay!!!

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I live in London, which is thin on hope and manners. New York has plenty of each.

It's really ironic that you say that, Hassan, because we in the rest of the country generally think of New Yorkers (the ones in NYC, I mean) as incredibly rude. To us, they are the paragon of rudeness. heh

Ah, but the *hope* thing. Yes, we Americans 'do' have plenty of hope. Our nation was founded on it, and it's like the very 'blood' that courses through our veins. I honestly think our hope, optimism, and can-do attitudes are the best parts of what it means to be an American.

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And the architectures great,

But how could it possibly compare to those fascinating old London buildings, from four and five hundred years ago - and even much, much older?


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...and the drinks are stronger.

Now 'this' amazes me. I thought Brits were always talking about how American drinks were like watered-down horse pi$$. But maybe they were just referring to American 'beer', which IS pretty awful, and not our hard-liquor drinks?

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And it sort of rocks.

I am very happy to hear this. Maybe I'll have to visit New York too.

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My ex is 'Merican, and I've seen a lot of the America that many Euro-types I suppose don't (although I've only seen the coasts...)

Ah, but the coasts are the 'best', in some ways. If you spend much time on the *Oregon* coast, Hassan... you'll never go back home.
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post #14 of 34
NYC denizens are not rude at all. The suburbanites are...
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Well, not the beer, I mean the cocktails and the long drinks. Our measures are pitiful. In America they drink long drinks so you can taste the spirits, which is how they should be made.

Billybobsky. I bought your fruitcake. Just like I promised.

I'm at a dinner party in a loft in Brooklyn eating nice food and drinking nice wine, and everyone's friendly and doing interesting stuff. I think I could live in NY... although all my work's in Europe.

HELLO!
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Though I know NYC has some charms, I feel that since they banned smoking, dancing, trans-fats, "the N-word", aluminum baseball bats, ipods, ferrets and anythfuckingthingelse ...New York City can go fuck itself.
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Damn Google says 1 day 10 hours to get from NYC to Montana by car. Hassan you could swing it.

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Ah, but the *hope* thing. Yes, we Americans 'do' have plenty of hope. Our nation was founded on it, and it's like the very 'blood' that courses through our veins. I honestly think our hope, optimism, and can-do attitudes are the best parts of what it means to be an American.

I doubt we have as greatly unified a cultural identity as you suggest. There's a great split even on the "can do" work-ethic attitude you're talking about-- between more of a collaborative and an individual spirit. Some people believe in pulling yourself up by your own bootstraps, while others believe they are their brothers' keeper. The point is, I think our strength lies our nation's diversity, not in wrongly ascribing generalizations about our culture when we wildly differ on those points.
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NYC denizens are not rude at all. The suburbanites are...

Hey now! Watch it you piece of sh1t stereotyper. Not all of us are rude, so back off!!






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post #19 of 34
Yeah, what the fuck? Damned cityfolk.

Jeez, Hassan, if you'd given us a little warning, we could have had an AI NYC meetup and gotten you mugged *right*.
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Damn Google says 1 day 10 hours to get from NYC to Montana by car. Hassan you could swing it.

Probably not. He might have an accident driving on the wrong side of the road.
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Yeah, what the fuck? Damned cityfolk.

Jeez, Hassan, if you'd given us a little warning, we could have had an AI NYC meetup and gotten you mugged *right*.

Just calling it as I see it... It's the same in all of the big cities I have been in... The merge between enough space for lawns and highish population density makes for rude rude people.
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Dude, I'm in Westchestah. Believe me, I agree with you. So... nyeah.
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Probably not. He might have an accident driving on the wrong side of the road.

Heh.

I'm thinking he doesn't drive actually. Remember when some f***** swiped his bike?
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If you spend much time on the *Oregon* coast, Hassan... you'll never go back home.


So where is your airy loft in the trees? In the Douglas Fir, Hemlock and Spruce near Cannon Beach? I'm prejudice in favor of our coast in the NW. When friends visit, I take them to the rugged coast, which is only an hour away from my house. Mount Hood is an hour and a half to the east and has great skying, for a novice like me.

post #25 of 34
Hassan i Sabbah, pass through Philly and I'll get you a cheesesteak...



Enjoy your stay in NYC. If you have a chance check out ABC No Rio.
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Hassan i Sabbah, pass through Philly and I'll get you a cheesesteak...



Enjoy your stay in NYC. If you have a chance check out ABC No Rio.

No!

Pats > Genos.
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post #27 of 34
Geno's? Geno's? You cocksucker.

Pat's is superior.

(Damnitallbeatentothepoint)
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post #28 of 34
Same damned rat meat and processed cheese-stuff, just across the street from each other. But that's not saying I don't like cheesesteaks. Anyway, for a guy who, as far as I can tell, has his screen-name taken from a kabob stand, you owe it to yourself to hit up some of this country's more established greasy-spoon grub.
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Originally Posted by hardeeharhar View Post

NYC denizens are not rude at all. The suburbanites are...

I's plenty rood, and proud a it. Fucking out-a-towners... wouldn't know a whore in the wall from a good steak...

they's both good...
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Just calling it as I see it... It's the same in all of the big cities I have been in... The merge between enough space for lawns and highish population density makes for rude rude people.

Unfortunately after a day of shopping on out here on the island I must agree suburbanites are rude! I still don't miss the city though. Well except when I'm drunk and I want to just take a cab home.
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Though I know NYC has some charms, I feel that since they banned smoking, dancing, trans-fats, "the N-word", aluminum baseball bats, ipods, ferrets and anythfuckingthingelse ...New York City can go fuck itself.



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*COUGH*
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*COUGH*



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post #34 of 34
Anyone who's never worked, lived or visited NYC won't get it. NYC rocks. Be sure to go to East Japanese Restaurant for awesome sushi on a belt.
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