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 Post subject: Top Ten List of 'Most Fun Cities in America'
PostPosted: Sat Nov 08, 2003 9:56 am 
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Umm...

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San Jose, Oakland make top 10 list of fun cities

By the Mercury News

A Seattle-based electronic software game maker has placed San Jose and Oakland onto its top 10 list of ``The Most Fun Cities in America.'' <a href=http://www.bayarea.com/mld/mercurynews/7199167.htm target=_blank>more</a>


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 Post subject: Re: Top Ten List of 'Most Fun Cities in America'
PostPosted: Sat Nov 08, 2003 10:32 am 
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Location: The Bronx is up; the Battery's down
So what would your list include? Mine would have (in no particular order):

Mid-town Manhattan
Greenwich Village (Manhattan)
The Upper West Side (Manhattan)
Chinatown (Manhattan)

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 Post subject: Re: Top Ten List of 'Most Fun Cities in America'
PostPosted: Sat Nov 08, 2003 3:25 pm 
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Salzberg, you get penalized for voting the same City four times. :)

It's somewhat of a silly list anyway to begin with. What's fun for someone isn't true for someone else. Rides and touristy attractions are never fun for me: so LA is out of my list.

The one thing about SF though is that the curb on late night activity has really dampened the "funness" of this City. And we have an ex-police chief to thank for that...

<small>[ 09 November 2003, 01:57 AM: Message edited by: Azlan ]</small>


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 Post subject: Re: Top Ten List of 'Most Fun Cities in America'
PostPosted: Sat Nov 08, 2003 3:44 pm 
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Salzberg, you get penalized for voting the same City four times.
Well, each one of those areas has a population greater than that of most other American cities, so I think it should be allowed.

So there.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 08, 2003 4:00 pm 
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Surely everyone knows that no.1 has to be Poohkeepsie?


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 Post subject: Re: Top Ten List of 'Most Fun Cities in America'
PostPosted: Sat Nov 08, 2003 8:06 pm 
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They totally missed out on proximity to outdoor fun --- a major draw to many Western cities where it seems like everyone is into snowboarding and bungee jumping in the outback on the weekends.


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 Post subject: Re: Top Ten List of 'Most Fun Cities in America'
PostPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2003 12:25 am 
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NYC came in at #41?? Bert Sperling and his team obviously used very different criteria than I would have.


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 Post subject: Re: Top Ten List of 'Most Fun Cities in America'
PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2003 1:30 pm 
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Yes, that is strange. And Orange County is not a city. But maybe I'm being technical.

And I don't really find Oakland that much fun at all, unless I'm hanging out at my brother's apartment. I don't have to worry about being the 108th murder in Oakland when I'm at my brother's.

I vote for New Orleans. I always have fun there.

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 Post subject: Re: Top Ten List of 'Most Fun Cities in America'
PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2004 11:46 am 
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And here are two cities battling out of the least fun cities slot. One of the cities is San Jose, which was in the top ten of the other list:

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San Jose dissed by the likes of Phoenix

By Leigh Weimers / Mercury News

It's usually instructive to see ourselves as others see us. Even if the description isn't particularly flattering and there's some doubt about whether the observer knows what he's talking about. <a href=http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/columnists/leigh_weimers/8638277.htm target=_blank>more</a>


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 Post subject: Re: Top Ten List of 'Most Fun Cities in America'
PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2004 12:24 pm 
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Okay Stuart Sweeney: Did you ever pick your feet at the prestigious Poughkeepsie Ballet while watching Paquita? I also have it on good authority you sat on the edge of an Art Deco bed at the Trump Hotel in the lovely town of Poughkeepsie, took off your socks and stuck your fingers between your toes!

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Popeye Doyle!

I hope you got the French Connection from my posting.

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With some regret I have to report that it is all true.


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 Post subject: Re: Top Ten List of 'Most Fun Cities in America'
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I can't believe they would even consider "San Jose" to be anywhere near the top 10 of "Most Fun Cities in America". I mean it is not a horrible place or anything but there is nothing "fun" to do there (with the exception of driving to San Fran :D .

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And in several years, San Jose will move even further up the top ten list as, in addition to driving, you will also be able to BART to San Francisco...


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 Post subject: Re: Top Ten List of 'Most Fun Cities in America'
PostPosted: Sat May 15, 2004 3:23 pm 
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Any such list that omits Burlington, VT (and that ranks Passaic, NJ over New Orleans, fer gawd's sake) isn't worth the electrons it's printed on.

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 Post subject: Re: Top Ten List of 'Most Fun Cities in America'
PostPosted: Sun Jul 04, 2004 9:50 am 
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From the San Jose Mercury News,

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Don't listen to the naysayers: Having fun in S.J. is easier than you think
By Scott Herhold / Mercury News Staff Columnist
You've heard the refrain. It's summertime, the kids are home, and things are so booooring.
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