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Old 06-19-06, 07:54 AM   #1
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local or oot?

I don't know if I should consider myself NYC or Philly for Rocky IV. I grew up four blocks from the art museum steps, I threw eggs at suburbanites pretending to be rocky (a couple of times), I went to reform school in Philly, and I'm aware of the fact that salt, pepper, and ketchup are part of one unitary condiment. I even worked for heavensent for a month.

But I live in NYC, I've only ever raced in NYC, I got my Soma from Bicycle Station, built the wheels at Times Up!, and had it assembled at Trackstar. I've started saying "to stay" rather than "for here," the NYPD has given me tickets for riding critical mass, and "doing a loop" has begun to mean central park, rather than Kelly-->West River Drive.

I'm torn.
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Old 06-19-06, 08:04 AM   #2
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NYC all the way...
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whaddyaget a craving for at 2 am after a 12pack?
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Old 06-19-06, 08:21 AM   #4
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cheesesteak wit saltpeppaketchupfriedonions. but then again, Koronet (111th & bway) makes better pizza than Lorenzo's.

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Old 06-19-06, 08:26 AM   #5
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wit says it all. I'll bet you still masochistically follow the birds.

you know where home is.
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Old 06-19-06, 08:36 AM   #6
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when you order a hot dog, do you say "I'll have a hot dog" or do you say "lemme get a hot dog" ?
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"lemme get a hot dawg," but that's Philly and NYC.

sometimes I say please.
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Old 06-19-06, 10:19 AM   #8
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do you stand in line or on line?
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These complicated existential questions that keep us up at night....
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do you order "wooder ice" when you go "down the shore"?
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What do you call a long sandwitch that contains lettuce, cold cuts, and so on? Can you even imagine such a device without fresh Amoroso's?

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Old 06-19-06, 11:45 AM   #12
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What do you call a long sandwitch that contains lettuce, cold cuts, and so on? Can you even imagine such a device without fresh Amoroso's?
Sorry, grew up down the shore, its all about Formicas. The only aspect of life my wife and I disagree upon:
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Old 06-19-06, 01:13 PM   #13
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If you refuse to pay $5 for a lager at a NYC bar, then you're Philly. If, on the other hand, you drink yuengling in new york bars, we don't want you anymore.
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If you refuse to pay $5 for a lager at a NYC bar, then you're Philly. If, on the other hand, you drink yuengling in new york bars, we don't want you anymore.
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I grew up right outside of Philly and spent a lot of my wasted yoof there but friends and relatives
are NY-Brooklyn now. Soooo much better to hang out...............
I say NY !!! Philly SUCKS !!

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If you stopped ordering you philly cheese steak in spanish for fear of bodily harm, you're Philly.
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whenever I go to a bar, I order "lager." here they give me brooklyn, there they give me yuengling. works well.

heroes are nasty, and italian hoagies with olive oil and oregano are sublime.

I don't say wooder, nor did I ever go "downnashore." I did go to cafflik school for two years though, and when I get wet, I dry myself off with a tal and close the winduh

some controversy for good measure: Pats and Genos are nothing compared to most neighborhood joints around the city. south Philly stopped being as cool when skinny joey and fat tony got pinched.

no, I got plenty of hometown pride. I just can't figure out if I should race as out of town.
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yuengling can be enjoyed anywhere, anytime. brooklyn ain't bad, but it's no yuengling.

and yeah, pats and genos just keep the tourists away from the real cheesesteak spots.

just flip a coin or something and decide what to race. maybe it depends on your partner. do you want to be an out of town team, local team, or mix.
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yuengling can be enjoyed anywhere, anytime. brooklyn ain't bad, but it's no yuengling.
It is quite difficult to enjoy Yuengling here, as it is not available (yet?). America's oldest brewery has yet to make it very far west... Not that Wisconsin is lacking in beers.
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It is quite difficult to enjoy Yuengling here, as it is not available (yet?). America's oldest brewery has yet to make it very far west... Not that Wisconsin is lacking in beers.
theonly beer ill ever worry about having around has been around since 1759...nuff said
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America's oldest brewery has yet to make it very far west....
it all gets drank (drunk?) on the way. it's that good.
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I thought that it was not "America's oldest brewery" but "America's oldest continuously operating brewery." Better bragging rights on the latter, IMO.
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