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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-11-05 03:16 AM
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Well, I've been practicing for 10 years!
The first time I went was on my 40th birthday, 10 years ago. I've been back at least once a year, sometimes twice, ever since then.

When my sister and I saw Carlin, he did this whole riff on school shootings. As you can imagine, it was totally without sympathy. One of the shootings had happened at the school my daughter used to go to (Thurston High School in Springfield, Oregon). She was in Seattle by that time, going to school here, but her sister still went there (she was late that day, thank God), and some of the kids who died were her friends. My sisters both work in one of the hospitals where the kids were sent, and it was a nightmare. But the sister who went with me and I are longtime fans of Carlin, and know when you see/hear him, you leave your sensitivities at the door. When he started his riff, we just looked at each other and cracked up, even though, of course, the actual shootings are in no way, shape or form funny. Thick skins are definitely necessary for seeing George Carlin!
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  -The Top Twenty Meanest Cities In America MrScorpio  Oct-11-05 02:34 AM   #0 
  - Berkeley got real nasty inthe 90's. OnEdit: I just re-read it! I think  Crazy Guggenheim   Oct-11-05 02:36 AM   #1 
  - Interesting...  SeattleGirl   Oct-11-05 02:36 AM   #2 
  - I was there just over a week ago!  bliss_eternal   Oct-11-05 02:46 AM   #5 
     - Oh bummer!  SeattleGirl   Oct-11-05 02:48 AM   #6 
        - That would be cool! Planning to see any shows?  bliss_eternal   Oct-11-05 02:50 AM   #8 
           - Three, in fact!  SeattleGirl   Oct-11-05 02:53 AM   #9 
              - See you know how to do Vegas right!  bliss_eternal   Oct-11-05 03:09 AM   #10 
              - Well, I've been practicing for 10 years!  SeattleGirl   Oct-11-05 03:16 AM   # 
                 - Maybe not as thick as for Don Rickles...  bliss_eternal   Oct-11-05 03:27 AM   #13 
              - I saw George Carlin back in 1975 in Cleveland.....  WCGreen   Oct-11-05 03:16 AM   #11 
                 - I have been a fan of his since high school  SeattleGirl   Oct-11-05 03:18 AM   #12 
                    - And he was a wee lad, wasn't he...  WCGreen   Oct-11-05 06:06 AM   #14 
  - Meanest as Ranked by Nat'l Coalition for the Homeless  REP   Oct-11-05 02:42 AM   #3 
  - Sarasota, what they did to poor Pee Wee... And his Wee Wee...  WCGreen   Oct-11-05 02:45 AM   #4 
  - I may get flamed for this--but Los Angeles should be higher...  bliss_eternal   Oct-11-05 02:49 AM   #7 
  - I've lived in two of those cold hearted cities.  Joan_Alpern   Oct-11-05 06:27 AM   #15 
  - Sarasota?  madinmaryland   Oct-11-05 07:15 AM   #16 
  - In Sarasota  notawol   Oct-12-05 12:40 AM   #107 
  - THERE!!!! Philadelphia ISN'T a mean city  LynneSin   Oct-11-05 07:19 AM   #17 
  - Things were different there in 1986!  hyphenate   Oct-11-05 07:59 AM   #19 
  - Well, it CAN'T be. It's the City of Brotherly Love, after all. nm  IntravenousDemilo   Oct-11-05 01:13 PM   #80 
  - I could hardly believe that that foul cauldron of evil was left out.  JVS   Oct-11-05 01:35 PM   #86 
  - What do they mean by "mean"?  hyphenate   Oct-11-05 07:45 AM   #18 
  - That would be Orange County cities.  Sequoia   Oct-11-05 01:06 PM   #78 
  - #19 St. Paul? MEAN?!?!  no name no slogan   Oct-11-05 09:14 AM   #20 
  - We have GOT to be missing something here.  WeRQ4U   Oct-11-05 09:45 AM   #25 
  - Yes - what a lot of you are missing is WHO MADE THIS LIST  Rabrrrrrr   Oct-12-05 12:45 AM   #108 
     - I've had threads like that  Az   Oct-12-05 12:47 AM   #109 
  - I'm with you.  Left Is Write   Oct-11-05 09:46 AM   #26 
  - I don't understand that at all.  bushwentawol   Oct-11-05 11:20 AM   #55 
  - I was shocked to see St. Paul too.  myrna minx   Oct-11-05 11:36 AM   #69 
  - It's not mean people, it's how they treat the homeless  Ravenseye   Oct-11-05 01:22 PM   #84 
     - still, the homeless have it better here than in a lot of other places  no name no slogan   Oct-11-05 01:58 PM   #90 
        - Agreed  Ravenseye   Oct-11-05 03:24 PM   #91 
  - Honolulu & Key West both meaner than Chicago?  XNASA   Oct-11-05 09:17 AM   #21 
  - Ever been to Key West?  Susang   Oct-11-05 11:10 AM   #46 
  - Chicago used to the be the Candy Capital of the USA.  Sequoia   Oct-11-05 01:02 PM   #77 
  - Wow, Detroit's not on there. (nt)  ih8thegop   Oct-11-05 09:33 AM   #22 
  - First thing I thought too.  WeRQ4U   Oct-11-05 09:45 AM   #23 
  - Detroit is the city of sweety-pies  MrScorpio   Oct-11-05 10:09 AM   #30 
     - There are always exceptions....Then give it to us straight....  WeRQ4U   Oct-11-05 10:30 AM   #33 
     - I don't know Minn., But I do know Detroit  MrScorpio   Oct-11-05 10:54 AM   #38 
        - That's a nice perspective.  WeRQ4U   Oct-11-05 11:06 AM   #41 
           - Detroit is one of the nicest cities in the country, period  Susang   Oct-11-05 11:15 AM   #49 
              - Amen, Sister  MrScorpio   Oct-11-05 11:22 AM   #58 
                 - Mind you, Detroit is a border town,  IntravenousDemilo   Oct-11-05 01:18 PM   #82 
     - Detroit is the city I am sitting in right now  Az   Oct-12-05 12:36 AM   #104 
  - I've had a car break down in Detroit, I've been stuck in Detroit  gollygee   Oct-11-05 06:42 PM   #94 
  - Nashville and St. Paul are both mean?  Left Is Write   Oct-11-05 09:45 AM   #24 
  - Milwaukee??? What the heck? I miss my hometown because people  MrsGrumpy   Oct-11-05 09:46 AM   #27 
  - If you go around Detroit sportin' Green Bay Packer gear...  MrScorpio   Oct-11-05 11:19 AM   #53 
  - Milwaukee must now rename itself "Jerkwaukee." And...  jane_pippin   Oct-11-05 09:48 AM   #28 
  - I've been living in NYC for a little over 3 years now  Tyrone Slothrop   Oct-11-05 09:51 AM   #29 
  - I think you'd have to be homeless in these cities  anarch   Oct-11-05 10:19 AM   #31 
  - I can verify that Cincinnati is pretty mean  sasquatch   Oct-11-05 10:27 AM   #32 
  - I don't agree with many of these. But Cincinnati, surprisingly, I would  grace0418   Oct-11-05 10:42 AM   #34 
  - That sounds like the Queen city  sasquatch   Oct-11-05 10:47 AM   #35 
     - I wonder why though.  grace0418   Oct-11-05 11:03 AM   #40 
        - I think you said it right there in its description  sasquatch   Oct-11-05 11:07 AM   #42 
           - Too bad. It's a very pretty area.  grace0418   Oct-11-05 11:35 AM   #67 
              - Nope, it's my home, I'll fight to try to change it  sasquatch   Oct-11-05 11:56 PM   #100 
  - I'm glad to Frisco get called out for the phony ass place it is  nini   Oct-11-05 10:47 AM   #36 
  - Hey, I live near Cincinnati and SF is a fucking dream in every way  sasquatch   Oct-11-05 10:50 AM   #37 
  - If your dream includes numerous homeless , panhandlers etc..  nini   Oct-11-05 10:59 AM   #39 
  - Frank pegged them back in '68  ZombyWoof   Oct-11-05 11:08 AM   #43 
  - You and I have had vastly different experiences then.  jane_pippin   Oct-11-05 11:13 AM   #47 
     - Let me clarify.. Not ALL people there are guilty of what I am saying  nini   Oct-11-05 11:21 AM   #56 
     - That happened to Seattle  ZombyWoof   Oct-11-05 11:26 AM   #59 
     - I hear you. That makes sense...  jane_pippin   Oct-11-05 11:30 AM   #62 
        - I understood where you're coming from . no offense taken  nini   Oct-11-05 11:54 AM   #73 
     - Your statements are blanket too  ZombyWoof   Oct-11-05 11:22 AM   #57 
        - No, I understand that and I also said...  jane_pippin   Oct-11-05 11:27 AM   #60 
           - We can all agree  ZombyWoof   Oct-11-05 11:33 AM   #66 
              - Exactly...Man, those get out of control don't they?  jane_pippin   Oct-11-05 11:36 AM   #68 
                 - We're all grouchy  ZombyWoof   Oct-11-05 11:57 AM   #75 
  - So when are we going to the Hofbrauhaus in Newport?  JVS   Oct-11-05 01:38 PM   #87 
     - You PM a day and time and I'll meet you there.  sasquatch   Oct-12-05 12:00 AM   #101 
  - We're snobs here  Taverner   Oct-11-05 11:20 AM   #54 
     - thank you... you see what I'm saying  nini   Oct-11-05 11:28 AM   #61 
        - Liberal Nirvana, no  Taverner   Oct-11-05 11:32 AM   #64 
           - gay living is definitely one of the best points of SF  nini   Oct-11-05 11:52 AM   #72 
           - Amsterdam, BABY!  MrScorpio   Oct-11-05 06:44 PM   #95 
  - California the meanest state!!?  Sequoia   Oct-11-05 11:08 AM   #44 
  - California is generally nicer than most!  ZombyWoof   Oct-11-05 11:15 AM   #48 
     - I agree, I've lived in all those places.  Sequoia   Oct-11-05 12:57 PM   #76 
  - This is a single-issue list. Why not a more overall rating?  GOPisEvil   Oct-11-05 11:08 AM   #45 
  - Manchester isn't so bad anymore  BigMcLargehuge   Oct-11-05 11:16 AM   #50 
  - Memphis is SO MEAN.  lildreamer316   Oct-11-05 11:18 AM   #51 
  - My sister and her husband lived there and hated it.  Sequoia   Oct-11-05 01:14 PM   #81 
  - SF, LA and Berkeley  Taverner   Oct-11-05 11:18 AM   #52 
  - I know what you mean. HOWEVER, it seems to be a vicious  grace0418   Oct-11-05 11:52 AM   #71 
     - It all stems from the entitlements given to the homeless  Taverner   Oct-11-05 11:55 AM   #74 
  - I have witnessed the meaness toward the homeless in Sarasota  graywarrior   Oct-11-05 11:31 AM   #63 
  - Little Rock ahead of Vegas? Wha?  EOO   Oct-11-05 11:32 AM   #65 
  - Why people in Detroit are so nice:  MrScorpio   Oct-11-05 11:37 AM   #70 
  - AMEN. I'm from Pittsburgh, but I am always happy to visit Detroit  JVS   Oct-11-05 01:45 PM   #89 
  - You think NYC's unfair?  Craig3410   Oct-11-05 01:08 PM   #79 
  - most of the meanest cities seem to be located in warm climates  NorthernSpy   Oct-11-05 01:20 PM   #83 
  - Oh bollocks. There's no way we can be on there.  KamaAina   Oct-11-05 01:22 PM   #85 
  - I agree about NYC  IntravenousDemilo   Oct-11-05 01:39 PM   #88 
  - Yeah, not at all  sir_captain   Oct-11-05 06:57 PM   #96 
  - Having visited New York City as a tforeign ourist  socialdemocrat1981   Oct-11-05 06:36 PM   #92 
  - New Yorkers are some of the greatest people on the planet  MrScorpio   Oct-11-05 06:41 PM   #93 
  - i think sf is very cruel as far as the homeless go  lionesspriyanka   Oct-11-05 06:58 PM   #97 
  - Cities should be judged on how they treat the most disadvantaged of us  MrScorpio   Oct-11-05 07:06 PM   #98 
  - Not just cities, either,  IntravenousDemilo   Oct-11-05 09:25 PM   #99 
  - dude, austin isnt mean  ikhor   Oct-12-05 12:29 AM   #102 
  - Shit, where we you in 1983?  MrScorpio   Oct-12-05 12:34 AM   #103 
  - i was blowing the candles out on the Garfield cake on my 4th birthday  ikhor   Oct-12-05 12:37 AM   #106 
  - Austin's rank comes from the "Anti-Camping" law they passed  ikhor   Oct-12-05 12:58 AM   #111 
  - NYC is not mean  WindRavenX   Oct-12-05 12:37 AM   #105 
  - GODDAMN PEOPLE - why don't you READ before you post?  Rabrrrrrr   Oct-12-05 12:48 AM   #110 
  - There there Rabrrrrr  Az   Oct-12-05 01:01 AM   #112 
  - Yeah, well, it just pisses me off.  Rabrrrrrr   Oct-12-05 01:04 AM   #113 
     - You should check the recent Scientific American: Mind  Az   Oct-12-05 01:22 AM   #114 
  - Half of us are a paycheck away from being homeless anyways  MrScorpio   Oct-12-05 02:37 AM   #116 
  - Yay..California has FOUR in the top ten  SoCalDem   Oct-12-05 02:32 AM   #115 

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