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Joined: 6/12/2005
Msg: 14
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vegas? it's one of those places, whenever i'm overseas for a long time i miss it here incredibly. but when i'm here i pine for so many other beautiful places i have known. sick i know, but that might in a small part be attributed to having grown up here. and yes, while i have a great job with an amazing company, i'd move in a heartbeat for the right reasons. see, it's not really "my" town anymore...

but vegas is famous for the familia, lights, money, gaming, sex, entertainment, drinking, smoking, shopping, elvis, tourism, crime, drugs, grafitti, our homeless and transients, our foster children, mayor oscar goodman, siegfreid and roy, wayne newton, the brat pack, cool cat, andre agassi, celebrities (yawn), weddings, divorces, attorneys, an amazing ferrari maserati dealership if i do say so...;)

lake mead, hoover dam, mount charleston, red rock natl park, tark the legend, boxing, concerts, live shows and pretty great entertainment, fine dining, water sports, rodeo, ces, comdex, all other conventions, lounge acts, hype, secrecy, beautiful desert sunsets, dry heat, wind, dust, allergies, corruption, greed, traffic, bad drivers, survival, buffets ugh; and cheapest food available anywhere i've seen in the contiguous us...

it's also the fastest growing city in the us and has more than 6000 people moving here per month, its close proximity to california, arizona, and utah and of course disneyland.

we have among many others, resorts like the rio, bellagio, caesar's, harrah's, mandalay bay, mgm, wynn, venetian, paris, the luxor, treasure isalnd, mirage, hardrock hotel, flamingo, bally's, redrock, all station casinos, barbary coast, icky palace station, etc etc and all the beautiful (gak) downtown fremont street...

it's ever worked on maze of highways always under construction including but not limited to the spaghetti bowl, i-15, i-95, 215 etc.

being a 24/7 playground at any time any day or night you can procure about anything your heart or mind can think of desiring and too much else to think of presently, although i'm sure another vegan will set this to rights...
Joined: 11/19/2005
Msg: 26
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Posted: 12/7/2006 5:39:55 AM
I currently live in Columbus, GA. This town is famous for winning the little league world series. Frankly that means nothing to me because I hate baseball but it was big news around here.
Joined: 3/1/2006
Msg: 27
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Posted: 12/7/2006 6:00:40 AM
crack ho's, preteen pregnancy, corrupt police, rednecks, noise and a resentment of intelligence.
Joined: 1/24/2006
Msg: 33
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Posted: 12/7/2006 10:41:57 AM
im from New York City and we are most famous for incorporated the "F" word into every aspect of our language for the entire collective population of the five boroughs.
here are just a few fine examples....

Greetings "How the **** are you?"
Fraud "I was ****ed by the McDonalds Drive Through."
Dismay "Oh, **** it."
Trouble "Well, I guess I'm ****ed again."
Aggression "**** you!!!"
Disgust "**** me!!!"
Confusion, Curiosity or Disbelief "What the ****....?"
Diffuclty "I don't understand this ****ing thing."
Despair "****ed again."
Good Job "Congratu****inglations."
Desperation "****ity************."
Incompetence "He ****s up everything."
Disappointment "This ****ing ****er is ****ed."
Intelligence "He's a ****ing genius."
Dismissal "Why don't you go outside and play hide-and-go-****-yourself?"
Displeasure "What the **** is going on?"
Lost "Where the **** are we?"
Disbelief "Unbe****inglievable!!!"
Retaliation "Up your ****ing ass!!!"
Laziness "He's just a ****-off."
Pain "**** ! that hurt."
Pleasure "Oooooooh Fuuuuuuck"
Love "Do ya **** on first dates?"
Starting a relationship "Let's **** now!"
Surprise "****ing hell what was that?"
Admiration "Nice ****ing tits!"
Stupid person "Dumb****!"
Hate "You ****!"
Condemnation "**** that shit!"
Disappointment "That's not ****ing fair."
A poker hand "A Royal ****."
Ignorant person "****stick."
Denial "I didn't ****ing do it."
Perplexity "I know **** all about it."
Apathy "Who gives a ****."
Confusion "What the **** just happened?"
Resignation "Oh **** it."
Suspicion "Who the **** are you?"
Panic "Let's get the **** out of here!"
Directions "**** off."
Sex "Let's ****."
Maternal "Mother****er."
Incestuous "Mother****er."
Ambiguity "I'm not so ****ing sure."
Agreement "Abso****inglutely."
Questioning Authority "Who the **** do you think you are?"
Hypocrisy "Don't you dare ****ing swear at me you ****ing ****er."
Praising the Lord "Jesus ****ing Christ."
I have a headache "Go **** yourself."
Refusal "Oh you can **** right off."
Pissed off "**** the ****ing ****ers!"
Be quiet "Shut the **** up."
You're right "****ing oath." (Australianism)
Ostentation "He's just bought a big, ****-off Mercedes."
Sensuousness "She was wearing a pair of red leather, ****-me boots."
Confidence "****in' A."
Impressed "That was ****ing amazing."
Oral sex after 30 years of marriage "**** you!" (while passing each other in the hall)
Apathy "I don't give a ****."
Bewilderment or Ignorance "****ed if I know."
Enraged "I'm gonna **** you up!"
Annoyance "**** off, ****er."
Annoyance "For ****'s sake."
Pissed off "**** you, you ****ing ****."
Tardiness "It's ten-****ing-thirty already?"
Broken down motorcycle "Sir, the ****ing ****er has ****ed up on me.
Professional appraisal of mechanical failure "It's ****ed."
Calling someone "Oy, **** face!"
Minors "****lings."
Morons "****tards."
Thanks "**** you very much."
Joined: 8/28/2005
Msg: 36
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Posted: 12/7/2006 1:18:16 PM
I live in Leamington, Ontario, Canada and my town is the Tomato Capital of Canada.
Joined: 7/22/2006
Msg: 49
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Posted: 12/7/2006 10:13:37 PM
ummm, let's see..........i'm from ringtown, pa. schuylkill county. i live in the coal region. where i'm from is where santa claus gets his coal from. so all of you boys and girls out there you better behave, there's a lot of coal here.

just remember.....he's making a list and checking it twice he's gonna find out if you're naughty or nice..............
Joined: 8/8/2006
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Posted: 12/24/2006 8:18:24 AM
My hometown named "Kirkland Lake, Ontario Canada" is famous for:

Gold Mines
NHL Hockey players such as Darren Puppa, Dan D'aoust,****Duff
Actor Micheal Mahonen from "Road to Avonlea" played as "Gus Pike"
4 Seasons=Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall
Recently known for our new "Hockey Heritage North" building
Sir Harry Oakes, museum was once his home
A home on Main Street was well known as a Brothel in the 1930's for all the miners and is now a family home
"Swastika" a little village just 10 minutes from town was named after Hitler visited and named it (if im correct about that)
Famous for fishing, ice fishing in winter, hunting for all the southerners
Adams Mine (the place where Toronto wanted to send their garbage to at one time)

Anyways thats all i can remember for now if i remember more i'll post it another time if this thread continues.

For now I want to wish all the POF'ers a "MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR"

Joined: 2/19/2006
Msg: 86
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Posted: 12/25/2006 8:35:23 PM
Bryan, Ohio

Spangler Candy Company, in business for over 100 years. Chances are if you're eating a candy cane made in America, we made it.....

Ohio Art Company - spirograph, etch a sketch, betty spaghetti etc....

Also near Defiance Ohio, founded from Fort Defiance.....

nearby, in Archbold, Ohio - Sauder's woodworking, formed by Erie Sauder as an offshoot of his pew building business....
Joined: 11/27/2005
Msg: 89
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Posted: 12/25/2006 10:01:11 PM
Portland, Oregon

We're known for:
Rose Festival

Portland Jail...Trailblazers

One of only two cities in the U.S. containing an extinct volcano (Mt. Tabor)

Matt Groening, creator of The Simpsons grew up in Portland. Many of the of Simpsons characters are named after the streets here. The nuclear power-plant is based on the old Trojan Nuclear plant.

Gus Van Sant, film-maker lives here (Good Will Hunting, My Private Idaho)

Nike and Intel are both based here.

Nicknamed "Little Beiruit" by Bush 41 because of the nutty, radical lefty protestors that cause trouble.

We have more strip clubs per capita than any city in the U.S.
Joined: 7/17/2004
Msg: 92
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Posted: 12/26/2006 6:49:01 PM
I don't think this is a "biggy" for our town but I think is really cool. The writer for the 1st James Bond Novel "Casino Royale" was a spy himself and trained in our town of Whitby at Camp X which I didn't know existed here back in WWI !!!! Thats famous I think that we had the creator train here in our town!
Joined: 3/8/2006
Msg: 93
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Posted: 12/26/2006 8:41:16 PM
Columbus, Ohio the home of:

White Castle
Nationwide Insurance
Grange Insurance
Abercrombie & Fitch
Bath & Bodyworks
Victoria's Secret
People who can't use a turn signal
Really amazing jazz (Nancy Wilson's from here!)
Suburban sprawl gone crazy
Awesome independent restaurants
The North Market (just go!)

I've lived here for 25 years and watched this place become nearly a real city!
Joined: 2/2/2005
Msg: 94
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Posted: 12/26/2006 10:36:52 PM
Winnipeg, Manitoba. Slurpee capital, also murder capital.

I like slurpees...
Joined: 11/8/2006
Msg: 106
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Posted: 12/28/2006 9:08:58 PM
I live in Bath, NY - I live 10 miles from Savona, NY where 13 year old Eric Smith murdered 4 year old Derrick Robie and the Court was held here in Bath.
Joined: 10/30/2004
Msg: 136
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Posted: 6/3/2007 11:36:17 PM
Desperate losers and the hustlers who love them...
Joined: 10/30/2004
Msg: 137
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Posted: 6/4/2007 12:16:50 AM
I'd move North in an instant if I ever got the chance...
Joined: 10/22/2006
Msg: 139
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Posted: 6/4/2007 3:31:02 AM
new brunswick new jersey was where george
washington almost got captured by the british; i believe he was only ten
minutes ahead of redcoat you chaps in the uk

should know, but for a twist of fate i would be
speaking proper english
Joined: 10/13/2006
Msg: 140
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Posted: 6/4/2007 5:33:51 AM
i'm surprised the two ladies from thunder bay never mentioned the sleeping giant...incidentally its in the running for the #1 wonder of canada...
no mention of the world famous persian either...hmm
and lets not forget eagle canyon which sports the longest suspension bridge of its type in canada...
thunder bay is also famous cuz i live here...nyuk nyuk nyuk...
 E-wok II
Joined: 5/31/2007
Msg: 152
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Posted: 6/4/2007 8:24:19 PM
Vancouver, BC:

Movies: Almost all the cool movies you see today set in New York City & the States is actually filmed in Vancouver. Although, this does not make us famous to movie goers... :p
Joined: 10/13/2006
Msg: 153
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Posted: 6/4/2007 8:42:28 PM
poor white...its rumored that a few of the james gang members settled near my home town after they disbanded
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Posted: 6/5/2007 9:37:05 AM
i live in braintree in essex and its famous for its computer shop....o and once someone got arrested for dropping litterxxx
Joined: 10/3/2006
Msg: 165
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Posted: 6/11/2007 2:31:00 PM
Pittsburgh PA, checkin' in!!! Voted the "most livable city," according to Rand-McNally. Woohoo!!

Famous for....steel. At least, we USED to be, about 60 years ago, but for some reason people still think we're this grimy industrial city with gray air and smokestacks as far as the eye can see...NOT TRUE, PEOPLE!!

Home to the Steelers (2005 Superbowl champions--everyone around here's a little bit sports crazy), Mr. Roger's Neighborhood, Kennywood Park (amusement park with some really great classic old-school wooden rollercoasters), Isaly's (aka the place that first sold the now-famous Klondike bar), and birthplace of the ferris wheel, the Nickelodeon, and playwright August Wilson.

Oh, and don't forget Pirmanti Brothers--damn good sandwiches (especially at 3 AM after you've been drinking all night)--typical Pirmanti's sandiwich consists of some kind of meat, egg, cole slaw and french fries slapped between two thick slices of bread. Mmmmmmmm, tasty!!
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