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Old Posted Sep 13, 2019, 10:21 PM
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Your Least Ideal City

Inspired by Dariusb's thread, so cred

Just for fun okay

I'll start.

A dash of Toronto's Hockey (Leafs) fans.
A dollup of Ottawa's conservatism.
A dose of Montreal's road construction+ bridge infrastructure.
A heaping of Winnipeg's winter.
A cup of Vancouver's and Seattle's sunshine.
A part of Kiev's restaurant/food scene.
2 parts of Tokyo's work week schedule.
Capped off with Hong Kong's housing prices.

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Old Posted Sep 13, 2019, 10:28 PM
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Chicago's winter
Phoenix's summer
Bismark, ND style pizza
Anchorage, AK women
NYC friendliness
Cleveland's football team
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Old Posted Sep 13, 2019, 10:43 PM
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Toronto/Chicago/Minneapolis winter
Houston summer
Phoenix skyline(waiting for you Obadno)
Youngstown economy
Anchorage's location(isolation)
Nashvilles transport(lack of interstate/public transit)
San Francisco's politics
Parisian lack of friendliness
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Old Posted Sep 13, 2019, 10:53 PM
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Anything with palm trees and no snow.
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Old Posted Sep 14, 2019, 2:06 AM
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Tulsa but with San Francisco's NIMBYism and New Orleans' humidity.
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Old Posted Sep 14, 2019, 2:14 AM
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Chicago + Nashville.
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Old Posted Sep 14, 2019, 2:43 AM
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A place that suffers from no severe weather.....I love severe weather!
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Old Posted Sep 14, 2019, 5:19 AM
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Tulsa but with San Francisco's NIMBYism and New Orleans' humidity.
Yuck
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Old Posted Sep 14, 2019, 6:35 AM
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Chicago + Nashville.
I've never been more proud to have called both of these cities home.
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Any city in Arizona or Nevada.
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Old Posted Sep 14, 2019, 5:32 PM
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My least ideal city would have:

Atlanta's traffic
Minneapolis's winter
Phoenix's summer
Detroit's transit
New York's July fragrance
Salt Lake City's diversity
Branson, MO's nightlife
Houston's zoning laws
Dallas's (ugly) freeways
Jacksonville's skyline
Boston's (cheating) sports teams
Charlotte's airport
Pittsburgh's geographic ambiguity
Philadelphia's proximity to a much bigger and more famous neighbor
Baltimore's latent jealousy of its flashier twin
D.C.'s traffic circles
Chicago's deep dish as the signature culinary dish
L.A.'s self-important Hollywood types
Vegas's (or Miami's) tourists
San Francisco's pointy-head know-it-all liberals (I'm a pointy-head know-it-all liberal, and that's often enough for me)
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Old Posted Sep 14, 2019, 5:33 PM
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Any city north of the 49th Parallel (including Alaska, not just Canada) I like having the sun out but also not too, too much. Did I also mention I hate ice, cold weather and snow aside from the occasional novelty?

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Old Posted Sep 14, 2019, 5:54 PM
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Chicago's deep dish as the signature culinary dish
I was about to be like, what's so bad about deep dish? Although, I do think that it is a little weird for a city (that is the 3rd largest city in the country, no less) to have an essentially extra-loaded pizza as its signature dish.
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Old Posted Sep 14, 2019, 6:05 PM
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I was about to be like, what's so bad about deep dish? Although, I do think that it is a little weird for a city (that is the 3rd largest city in the country, no less) to have an essentially extra-loaded pizza as its signature dish.
In full disclosure, I cut cheese out of my diet years ago. But even when I was a cheese-loving, pizza eating, kid/teenager, the Chicago deep dish was just way too much of every ingredient.
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Old Posted Sep 14, 2019, 6:52 PM
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I was about to be like, what's so bad about deep dish? Although, I do think that it is a little weird for a city (that is the 3rd largest city in the country, no less) to have an essentially extra-loaded pizza as its signature dish.
I just say I prefer Chicago-style hot dogs to deep dish. Also I prefer Chicago-style thin crust to deep dish.

As for the least ideal city:

Zurich prices
Phoenix temperatures
Houston humidity
Arlington TX Transit
Provo diversity
Anchorage skyline
Oklahoma City density
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I feel like I'm camping even in lovely cities if I'm in a detached house set back from the sidewalk, so my nightmare is basically any of the Russian cities that are 99.9% concrete apartment blocks. Enormously wide streets, HUGE setbacks and green areas. It's how I imagine a lunar base should look, not a city.

I mean... just kill me.

Monchegorsk, Murmanskaya oblast, Russia by Mike Ilchenko, on Flickr

If I had to follow the formula...

Murmansk (or any of the other's) urban form
Edinburgh's colours and nightlife
Halifax's attitude
Old Quebec City's ratio of locals/tourists
Belfast's ease of movement
Branson's arts scene
Oymyakon's climate
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Old Posted Sep 14, 2019, 7:13 PM
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Houston's humidity is actually good for the skin...even if it sucks the life out of you. I'm in my mid-40's and have virtually no crows feet or frown lines. I am often mistaken for being in my early to mid 30's. Thanks Houston!
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Old Posted Sep 14, 2019, 7:30 PM
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Any big city which isn't near the sea or isn't crossed by a true river.
Those feel so bland to me, I can't get interested in them.
Any real city should have a waterfront.
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Old Posted Sep 14, 2019, 8:07 PM
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In full disclosure, I cut cheese out of my diet years ago. But even when I was a cheese-loving, pizza eating, kid/teenager, the Chicago deep dish was just way too much of every ingredient.
I understand. I absolutely love pizza but deep dish is like once or twice a year for me. It's too much goodness. I am in a coma for like 2 solid days and unable to function correctly for probably a week afterward.

But damn it, its so damn good!

Do people in Chicago eat deep dish more than "normal" pizza btw?
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Old Posted Sep 14, 2019, 8:10 PM
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Do people in Chicago eat deep dish more than "normal" pizza btw?
Your question doesn't make any sense.

Deep dish pizza is normal pizza.

All pizza is normal pizza.



Remember, Pizza God loves you and wants you to be happy, so eat pizza!

Now, let us pray, as His Son, Lord Cheesus Crust, taught us.

Our Pizza, Who art in oven
Hallowed be Thy Pan;
Thy kingdom come,
Thy pie be done,
on table as it is in stomach.
Give us this day our daily crust,
and forgive us our gluttony,
as we forgive those who selfishly eat the last slice;
and lead us not into the frozen food aisle,
but deliver to us our favorite local pie. Amen.
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