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Old 10-20-08, 12:15 PM   #1
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Question only to those who don't live here.

What is your impression/conception of Madison, Wisconsin, i.e., what is life like here?
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Old 10-20-08, 12:17 PM   #2
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I've never been there, know *NOTHING* at all about the place, and don't recall hearing any news about it ever, either ... so -- my answer to you is "nondescript".
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i've never been there, know *nothing* at all about the place, and don't recall hearing any news about it ever, either ... So -- my answer to you is "nondescript".
+1, but with cheesy overtones.
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It is in Wisconsin, home of the Green Bay Packers, so it must suck.

It is in Wisconsin, the cheese capital of America, so it must be awesome.

The true I fear, lies somewhere inbetween those two statements.
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Old 10-20-08, 12:21 PM   #6
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Why is that mean red man holding that duck by his groin?
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I've only been to Wisconsin by laying a rail line to the city in railroad tycoon
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Why is that mean red man holding that duck by his groin?
to impart it with his cheesy goodness?
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I've never been there, know *NOTHING* at all about the place, and don't recall hearing any news about it ever, either ... so -- my answer to you is "nondescript".
Hey "S. African in Switzerland,"
One of the founders of Trek Bicycle Corp., Bevel Hogg -- who lived in Madison whilst he was Prez of Trek and before that whilst he sold Stellas outta his bike shop -- is originally from South Africa. Is he your cousin?
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What is your impression/conception of Madison, Wisconsin, i.e., what is life like here?
College town full of cheeseheads. Relatively more progressive than the rest of the state. Oh yeah, & f**k Bucky.
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Old 10-20-08, 12:32 PM   #11
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Madison is a nice midwestern city, large by Wisconsin standards.

Lots and lots of pretty countryside around Madison.

Other than the detached college kids, it is a friendly city.

I've been there several times, and always enjoyed myself.
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Old 10-20-08, 12:39 PM   #12
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I've found that anywhere in WI is similar to the Big Woods (ie boonies) of Minnesota, which is also similar to the deep south.
WI = MN Boonies = Deep South = populace of country music fans & rednecks

Joking aside- Madison isn't too bad. Neither is Green Bay from what I've heard. Stay away from everywhere else in WI.
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fly-over state.
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Old 10-20-08, 12:42 PM   #14
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I think of Madison as a tiny town that thinks its huge. Sort of like a yippie lap dog.
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Old 10-20-08, 12:43 PM   #15
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Hey "S. African in Switzerland,"
One of the founders of Trek Bicycle Corp., Bevel Hogg -- who lived in Madison whilst he was Prez of Trek and before that whilst he sold Stellas outta his bike shop -- is originally from South Africa. Is he your cousin?
Yes.
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We're related through Adam and Eve.
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Old 10-20-08, 12:58 PM   #16
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I've only ever stayed in The Dells at the KoA for one night as I was moving from Cincinnati to Seattle. I just assumed that the entirity of Wisconsin was like The Dells.
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Old 10-20-08, 01:01 PM   #17
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Frozen tundra.

I think of it as a couple hundred thousand people's worth.
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None of Wisconsin is like the Dells. Except the Dell's.

And, since the lake left, the Dells aren't even like the Dells!
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I was only there for a day, but I thought it was a gorgeous town. Really very nice.
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Never been there, or to Wisconsin either for that matter. I picture it to be a small city with an idyllic college campus with many tree-lined streets and boulevards, and all the niceties that accompany being a state capital. Little delis and eateries, bookstores, bicycle stores, pizza shops, pubs and small parks. I picture it to be generally clean, people to be friendly, and for the most part well educated and well informed.

It's only about 100 miles east of Lake Wobegone, right?
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Never been there, or to Wisconsin either for that matter. I picture it to be a small city with an idyllic college campus with many tree-lined streets and boulevards, and all the niceties that accompany being a state capital. Little delis and eateries, bookstores, bicycle stores, pizza shops, pubs and small parks. I picture it to be generally clean, people to be friendly, and for the most part well educated and well informed.
That was just about my impression of it too.
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Old 10-20-08, 01:58 PM   #22
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Madison is the culturally-aware hub of Wisconsin, lacking diversity and full of liberals and triathletes. White-collar city in a blue-collar state. Madison residents, for the most part, feel superior to other Wisconsin residents.
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Old 10-20-08, 02:25 PM   #24
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Seems like a nice place to drive through or fly over. Someday I may actually stop.
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I haven't been there but the first word that pops in my mind is 'cold'.
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