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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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by the_guru View Post
    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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    Why is that mean red man holding that duck by his groin?
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    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    I've only been to Wisconsin by laying a rail line to the city in railroad tycoon
    Food for thought: if you aren't dead by 2050, you and your entire family will be within a few years from starvation. Now that is a cruel gift to leave for your offspring. ;)
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    Why is that mean red man holding that duck by his groin?
    to impart it with his cheesy goodness?
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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Guru View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Starck View Post
    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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    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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    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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    I think of Madison as a tiny town that thinks its huge. Sort of like a yippie lap dog.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Starck View Post
    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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    We're related through Adam and Eve.

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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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by USAZorro View Post
    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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    where?

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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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    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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