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matcom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-04 07:25 AM
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Magazine says Philly ranks low on looks style and personality-SORRY Lynne
well, you all ain't BAAAASTON but this is HARSH!

<snip>

Ugly. Unstylish. Unfriendly.

Another national magazine has taken a tire-iron to our ego, busting on Philadelphia for its perceived shortcomings.

This time, though, we've piled on by dissing ourselves.

In an Internet survey of 500,000 people by Travel + Leisure magazine, along with AOL Travel, Philly ranked as the city with the least attractive, least stylish, and some of the least friendly people out of a group of 25 cities.

That's bad enough. But, according to the survey, many locals agreed with the out-of-towners, flagellating themselves as colossally unpretty, significantly lacking in style, and fairly hard to get along with.

"Are you kidding?" asks a disbelieving Mindy Sills, a fashion expert with John Robert Powers Modeling, Finishing School & Agency. "Really, we rated last in style and looks? How dare they say such mean things?"

The results suggest that the town needs to be Queer-Eyed for an emergency fashion makeover, then maybe head-shrunk to bolster its woefully lacking civic self-esteem.

http://www.philly.com/mld/inquirer/news/local/8252141.h...

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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-04 08:11 AM
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1. Ouch!
:hurts:
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-04 08:17 AM
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2. Well FLICK them!!!!
I love Philly and I think it's the greatest city in the world!

:loveya: Philly

We're just a unique personality and either you get us or you need to get out of our way.

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matcom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-04 08:34 AM
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3. your just unstylish
:P

:spank: Matcom :spank:
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-04 08:38 AM
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5. you're just an asshole
HA!!!!! Topped you!!!!!
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matcom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-04 08:38 AM
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7. now your being 'unfriendly'
:D

see the magazine is right! :bounce:
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-04 08:42 AM
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8. Here I thought you would enjoy a good whipping
And you are the threadjacking asshole so where am I being unfriendly.

Geez and to think I was going to get on an airplane and bring gifts of tequila just to see you again

:cry:
:cry:
:cry:
:cry:
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matcom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-04 08:43 AM
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9. LOL
but you ARE coming up to our 'friendly' city which has 'style' with your tequilla baby!

:bounce:
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DS1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-04 09:16 AM
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18. Sorry, that's an incorrect statement
Edited on Wed Mar-24-04 09:19 AM by DS1
Threadjacking Rules: Article 12 paragraph 7 clearly states that threadjackers cannot jack threads they created, nor can they jack threads created by members over their own jacking crew.

Clearly this thread was started by matcom, and with your foul language unbecoming of a New Englander you attempted to divert attention of the initial thread. As you are the jack initiator, suggesting that someone other than the thread initiator was a legal move, unfortunately you tried to jack off the creator, and one Jesus was enough.

Penalty is declined: Philly still sucks.
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-04 09:20 AM
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22. Like that idiot in the white house, I'm above the rules
ACK - I'm comparing myself to a chimp

:crazy:
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TXlib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-04 09:22 AM
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25. Hey, how come...
I don't get the whippy-smilie when you call ME an asshole?

:(
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THUNDER HANDS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-04 08:37 AM
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4. poor Philly
It's not an ugly city, just kinda dull compared to New York.
:)
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-04 08:38 AM
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6. Dull my ass
Philly is the best town!

Maybe YOU'RE the dull person, I mean - I've hung out with you before and you weren't that thrilling

:eyes:
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THUNDER HANDS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-04 08:59 AM
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10. sorry, I was trying to imitate the Eagles in a championship game
I guess I choked.

:evilgrin:
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-04 09:03 AM
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11. You're so mean - to think I thought you were kinda cute
:cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:


(I hope you realize I'm having fun with you and I never once thought of you as dull)
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THUNDER HANDS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-04 09:06 AM
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12. of course
And I hope you know that I don't think Philly is dull. But I do kinda have a thing against cheesesteaks. I never got the attraction.
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-04 09:08 AM
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13. Hey! You watch your mouth, Mister!
Now you're bordering on blasphemy. :D

Of course, the wrong cheesesteak in the wrong body can lead to WMD-like clouds of fumes. Ask Pitt...he can tell ya all about it. x(
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-04 09:12 AM
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14. Well, we aren't ever doing Geno's again
Not after I found out they sell "Freedom Fries"

:mad:

And to think they had a giant size picture of the owners with Bill Clinton over their stand.
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-04 09:14 AM
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16. I didn't want the cheese fries, but no way in hell was I saying
"freedom fries".

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felonious thunk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-04 09:13 AM
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15. Christ, I have to register for philly.com now
That really pisses me off.

Although I must say I've been in all the major Eastern cities, and Philly's the best. Philly is real. Yeah, you don't have your boutiques and your wine bars. So the fuck what. There's a $5 barber down the street, and a dive next door with 75 cent Yuengling lagers.

Go Phillies!
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THUNDER HANDS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-04 09:16 AM
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17. the Phillies still play baseball?
:D
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-04 09:17 AM
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19. Phillies are picked to be contenders this year
Mets will be groveling in last again
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THUNDER HANDS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-04 09:19 AM
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21. want to bet on that?
I've got $20 that says the Mets finish with a better record.
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felonious thunk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-04 09:22 AM
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23. Bwahahahhahaaha
I'll take that bet dude! The freaking Pirates will have a better record than the Mets!

Please, bet me! Please!

Mets suck!
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-04 09:22 AM
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24. Are you HIGH?!?! Have you seen the collection of stiffs on the Mets'?
Save your money. Please! I beg you. Spend it on your girlfriend instead.
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-04 09:24 AM
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26. I'll bet my naked ass the Phillies will do better
Loser has to post their naked tush here on DU

I hope you're working out that butt!!
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TXlib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-04 09:26 AM
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Well, I'd rather you lose, than Magic Rat, if those are the stakes...
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THUNDER HANDS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-04 09:30 AM
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I'll have you know my ass has received many compliments
from both women and gay men, thank you very much. :D
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TXlib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-04 09:34 AM
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43. I am neither of those two things...
So, all things being equal, if a bare tushie is going to be waved in my face, I'd rather it be female.
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THUNDER HANDS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-04 09:29 AM
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34. fine..in fact, make it $50
The Phillies will suck...again...because the Phillies always suck.

And my ass is almost gone...withering away to nothing. I just hope you've been working out.
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-04 09:30 AM
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37. $50 - let's go $500
geez, you're a sucker aren't you?
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THUNDER HANDS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-04 09:32 AM
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40. no, just supremely confident
Other than the pitching, the Mets have a much improved team.
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felonious thunk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-04 09:39 AM
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45. The Phillies have finished ahead the last 3 years
The Mets aren't that improved. The Phillies are much improved. All your pitchers are like 38. Piazza can't play more than about 3 games in a row. Matsui is an unkown. And Wilpon is still your owner. If you guys finishe above Montreal, it'll be an accomplishment.
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matcom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-04 09:29 AM
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35. your already going nekkid
when the BoSox take it

THIS IS OUR YEAR BABY!! :D
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-04 09:31 AM
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39. That's so not happening. Eagles will make it to the Super Bowl
Before the Sox win a series

get over it!
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felonious thunk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-04 09:18 AM
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20. Um, well, they are picked pretty much across the board
to win the NL East this year. And to be, along with the Cubs and Astros the teams to beat. So, yeah, I'd say they do.
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TXlib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-04 09:24 AM
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27. Philly has the cheese-steak, and LynneSin, and, uh...
Well, that's about it.

And I have an uncle who lives there.
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-04 09:26 AM
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28. At least Philly doesn't have an asshole like you
:eyes:
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TXlib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-04 09:27 AM
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31. That's "Mr." Asshole, to you!
:7
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-04 09:26 AM
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29. Don't forget Ramsey and the stilettos of death!
Edited on Wed Mar-24-04 09:27 AM by GOPisEvil
Philly has Morimoto's, so one can sample Iron Chef cuisine here in the US.

Oh, and what was the name of the breakfast place? That was yummy stuff! :9
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-04 09:28 AM
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32. I have them too
:eyes:

Geez, you guys act like all I own are a couple of pairs of smelly sneakers and a beatup pair of Doc Martins.

I'll save my heels for someone more worthy!

:eyes:
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-04 09:29 AM
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33. Yeah, but you've never shown them off.
How am I supposed to know these things? I'm not omniscient!
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felonious thunk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-04 09:30 AM
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36. Independence hall
the liberty bell
the art museum
the Schuylkill waterfront
Penn, Temple, Drexel, Villanova, LaSalle
The main line
The Franklin center
The birthplace of this country!
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-04 09:31 AM
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38. The Palestra!
Looks like playing bball in a living room on TV!
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-04 09:34 AM
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42. excuse me thunk: ST. JOSEPH'S HAWKS
Top ranked team in the NCAA Tourament.

How could you forget them???
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felonious thunk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-04 09:37 AM
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44. Sorry!
Sheesh, I don't know how I did that.

I think all these other people are mad because they know that Philly could kick their city's ass. I live in DC, and I KNOW that Philly would kick the crap out of DC.
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-04 09:41 AM
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46. Hey - you and I are Perry Countians
We can kick anyone's butt!!!
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regularguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-04 09:27 AM
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30. sheesh....
They act like "significantly lacking in style and fairly hard to get along with" are *bad* things!

:shrug:
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TXlib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-04 09:32 AM
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41. Oh, I just remembered a funny anecdote...
It was my first year of grad school.

I had three lab mates... one from NYC, one from Philly, and one from Mainland China (his first time out of his country).

They were discussing violent crime in America... the chinese guy seemed to think all Americans carried guns.

The guy from NYC replied, "Well, we in New York do, but those guys in Philly? They just use their personalities!"
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AngryAmish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-04 10:01 AM
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47. Why am I left out of a Philly bashing thread?
I take a backseat to no one in bashing Philadelphia.
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