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(Guardian)   Blizzards, ice storms rip through flyover states, causing tens of dollars in damage and disrupting the lives of individuals who have the misfortune of living in sod huts or doublewides or whatever the hell it is they have there   (guardian.co.uk) divider line 160
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2007-12-02 02:14:28 PM
Chicago has been ruled an "Arm of the sea" so that a local group could participate in a yacht race. The rest of the state? pfffffft.
 
2007-12-02 02:18:05 PM
vonapathy:

!!1???! rockford? why rockford? Good god I waited 18 years to get out of that shiathole, and you actually want to go there? Pfft, don't get shot if you happen to wander into the wrong side of town.

/hates rockford
//really hates rockford
///wishes my parents would get the fark out of there



Nookie, mostly ;) Also, work sucks down here. 8 bucks an hour and there are old men fighting for my former job. the rest are in the "good ol' boy" network which i'm not a member of.

anything's gotta be better than this place.

/heard all about Loves Park
 
2007-12-02 02:20:29 PM
TreeHugger: Not_Enginerd
I met a girl who thought that the city of Detroit was in the state of Chicago.

Been hanging out by the elementary school at recess?

/oh snap


That sounds like your average easterner intellectual. Geography is a hate crime out there.
 
2007-12-02 02:21:51 PM
subby can eat a bowl of dicks.
 
2007-12-02 02:26:34 PM
It's OK subby... I laughed.

/Raining now... Supposed to turn to absolute crapfest in a few hours. Yay for morning rushhour
 
2007-12-02 02:34:00 PM

Mongo cut wood


I love Wisconsin. It is absolutely beautiful where I live. I also love the people here; they are very friendly.

So subby, DIAF


I'm not sure why you used Radar's picture: he was from Ottumwa, Iowa. Does Gary Burghoff live in Wisconsin?
 
2007-12-02 02:37:07 PM
vonapathy

My friends and I did not want to brave the weather, so we ordered Chinese delivery last night. Let's say the delivery man got a great tip. Sucks your boyfriend dealt with cheap people.

Oh and subby...STFU
Go back to drinking your $10 dollar gin and tonics at overpriced bars in the city.
 
2007-12-02 02:38:01 PM
Hey subby ... I got your sod hut hanging right here.
 
2007-12-02 02:40:12 PM
I love these big city / podunk midwest flamewars.

Go back to drinking your $10 dollar gin and tonics at overpriced bars in the city.

I wish I could find a decent bar that had drinks that cheap.
 
2007-12-02 02:45:14 PM
Not too bad in Omaha right now, just some snow dust. Had a little bit of ice yesterday, enough to split my mother-in-law's tree in half, but it melted quickly.
 
2007-12-02 02:46:42 PM
Well done subby. The headline goes overboard, but not too far overboard. A fun trolling headline.
 
2007-12-02 02:48:12 PM
lolz @ teh subbay

I didn't even know the midwest was due for some ice storms. They suck massive balls. I left Iowa 5 years ago to head back to my native New England. I miss the hell out of "flyover" country.
 
2007-12-02 02:48:37 PM
granola eater

Exsqueeze me? I see no correlation between my post and your reply. I was referring to the age at which someone would think that Chicago was -- eh, fark it.
 
2007-12-02 02:49:01 PM
xselectah

Eh, I still live in a college town so drinks here are pretty cheap...and crappy. I just stopped buying drinks out and started making my own. I am originally from Chicago, but I went to Iowa to go to nursing school. I actually miss the city living, so I am going to move to San Fran in the summer. But I get really sick of east/west coast people who think they are better than us.
 
2007-12-02 02:50:02 PM
Those of us in Flyover country have a joy that will never be known by those coastie city folks.

The Joy of breaking in the new snowblower after you first good winter storm
/Not to mention the joy of driving the lawn tractor in the summer
//Lives in Northern MI and loves all four seasons.
 
2007-12-02 02:58:46 PM
Westisthebest: vonapathy

My friends and I did not want to brave the weather, so we ordered Chinese delivery last night. Let's say the delivery man got a great tip. Sucks your boyfriend dealt with cheap people.

Oh and subby...STFU
Go back to drinking your $10 dollar gin and tonics at overpriced bars in the city.



Yeah well, NIU campus has a lot of broke ass attractive and successful African-Americans from chicago who love the haggle the price and give the food service industry attitude. Its like look, Shaquanda, I don't care if you had your 7th kid out of wed lock and are only here for 3 credit hours. This isn't home, this isn't Harolds' Chicken, these are your "peers" who are working in a crappy resturant and trying to earn a living instead of sucking off the governmment teat while getting a degree in underwater basket weaving like you are. Instead of buying little Tyrondel more baby bling, how about you tip the delivery driver who is gracious enough to bring you your shiatty food-or even better, how about you go grocery shopping so I won't have to deal with your ignorant pronounciation of gyro on the phone.

/threadjack?
 
2007-12-02 02:59:18 PM
Not_Enginerd: EliWho: Wait... Chicago is a fly over state? No, that's impossible, because Chicago is a city, note a state!

I met a girl who thought that the city of Detroit was in the state of Chicago.

/I shiat you not.


And could you tell us her perception of 10 inches?
 
2007-12-02 02:59:30 PM
EliWho: Barbecue Bob: Wait... Chicago is a fly over state?
Who knew?

Wait... Chicago is a fly over state? No, that's impossible, because Chicago is a city, note a state!

FTFY


Not familiar with Illinois politics, are you? IL is often referred to as "the state of Chicago" because the policies Daley and his merry men foist on the entire state are usually despised by everybody outside of Chicagoland.

/Lives in flyover country
//Likes it here
///Go ahead, mock us, but we could always rig up some surface to air missiles and use the airliners of stuck up left coasters for skeet...
 
2007-12-02 03:06:07 PM
Hoarf: Heck, the Seton Hall dorms at Saint John's University in MN are half-underground with a sod roof: Link (new window)
/fell down those stairs several times
//damn Busch Light Draft


heh - I've never been to that place, although I've heard about it - they talked about the St.Johns bible project in my art classes. thanks ;) and ouch.. watch out for stairs!
 
2007-12-02 03:16:49 PM
akula ///Go ahead, mock us, but we could always rig up some surface to air missiles and use the airliners of stuck up left coasters for skeet...

Tiocfaidh Ar La, sing up the 'RA?
 
2007-12-02 03:18:10 PM
what a coincidence! i was born in Iowa in a doublewide made of sod.

/get out of my head subtardmitter
 
2007-12-02 03:18:42 PM
Everyone needs to be nice to the flyovers.

You don't want them moving out of there do you?
 
2007-12-02 03:19:17 PM
Wow. Combine with the Weeners and the ignorance and bigotry is overwhelming.
 
2007-12-02 03:20:15 PM
helix400: Well done subby. The headline goes overboard, but not too far overboard. A fun trolling headline.

Tanks. I'm number one because I try harder to offend :-)
 
2007-12-02 03:24:44 PM
vonapathy

Jeez. I am so glad I never got into the food business, especially in college towns. I have a ton of friends who are though, and they all say the same thing. College kids are cheap. I say that's because they spend all their money boozing (at least that it how it is in Iowa City). I don't have much money because I am still in college and don't have a full-time job yet, but I still provide very good tips (even if the service is crappy). I say, don't eat out or order delivery if you can't afford to tip appropriately.

/Now officially threadjacked.
 
2007-12-02 03:25:14 PM
www.whitedeath.com

i'm from buffalo, so i'm getting a kick out of these replys.

image from blizzard of 1977. the living room window exploded at 10.30 am
not my house
 
2007-12-02 03:26:41 PM
I live in a double-wide sod hut and running 2 kerosene heaters and a gas furnace for heat and I'm really getting a kick out of the replies.
 
2007-12-02 03:34:43 PM
That's okay. All the costal dwellers will just drown once the oceans rise.
 
2007-12-02 03:38:05 PM
jarrod21: That's okay. All the costal dwellers will just drown once the oceans rise.

Only the Eastern ones. Look at a topo map of the West some day.
 
2007-12-02 03:57:19 PM
chouchou: blah blah blah. It's stupidly simple: stay away if you don't like snow. Here's my hellacious Saturday for all you haters.

I stayed in bed an hour after waking up because I had a great view of the snow falling on the pine forest we call our back yard and could watch the wild turkeys shaking snow off themselves as they picked corn out of the trough my husband built for them.

Hubby and I snuggled under a blanket on the sofa and watched football. Fireplace was roaring away all day.

Nap on the couch in the late afternoon; one of the cats alternated between sleeping on my husband's feet and my feet.

Cleared snow off driveway after sunset; got to watch snow fall as it was silhouetted against the cloud cover.

Made hot chocolate and snuggled some more while the fireplace continued to blaze away, all of us in a big pile o' people and cats and blankets.

Yeah, life in flyover country sucks.


Lazy-ass welfare queen. Get a job.

/hugs
 
2007-12-02 03:57:31 PM
jarrod21: That's okay. All the costal dwellers will just drown once the oceans rise.

this. Although Chicago might be doomed...eh to hell with them.

/farm country FTW!!
 
2007-12-02 04:01:08 PM
Is "flyover state" the retarded meme that pre-teen assholes are over-fondling this week? I've seen the phrase three times on Fark recently. Seriously, can't you buttholes come up with new and original ways to alert the rest of us of your Douchebag status?
 
2007-12-02 04:03:10 PM
ComicBookGuy: Afternoon_Delight: I have absolutely no doubt that this will be blamed on Global Warming TM.

Um, do you have any life whatsoever?


Apparently he has more of a life than you do, since all yours apparently consists of is following HIM around and posting stupid comments in response to everything he says.
 
2007-12-02 04:25:49 PM
Molavian: Life is terrible here in Wisconsin. There's no indoor plumbing or electricity. You had better stay in your cities.

Isn't it about time for another raid into Chicago for supplies?
 
2007-12-02 04:27:00 PM
farm1.static.flickr.com
 
2007-12-02 04:30:59 PM
vonapathy: yeugh. I live about 80 miles west of chicago in a little farm/college community and we just got raped but the ice storm. My boyfriend and I both work for a restaurant (he's a delivery driver and I'm a cashier) and surprisingly enough people were hardly tipping him yesterday. Its like, how much of a douche do you have to be to order food in an ice storm, not tip, and then biatch about how long the food is taking to get there?

Thankfully today the boss told me I have every right to chew out customers if they don't tip and my boyfriend gets to practice "priority delivering". No tip? Expect you'r cold ass food in an hour and a half (2 hours if you're rude on the phone).



What restaurant? I grew up about 20 minutes from NIU, and had a number of friends attend college there.
 
2007-12-02 04:37:22 PM
Good Behavior Day: Barbecue Bob
Wait... Chicago is a fly over state?

I'm sure the rest of Illinois wishes Chicago was its own state.


They're good for electing Democratic Senators and for keeping Illinois blue, but other than that, to hell with them.

And Illinois is a flyover state? Since when? Flyover country starts on the other side of the Mississippi. As long as Chicago is part of Illinois, Illinois will never be flyover country.

Oh, and the ice storm? I've seen and driven through much worse.
 
2007-12-02 04:44:45 PM
Look at me I am the FAILmitter!

I like living in a dirty, crowded, overpriced underrated coastal area where there aren't any hot women to make up for it!

/ FAIL
// not FAILmitter
 
2007-12-02 04:45:37 PM
And by "underrated" I mean "overrated."
 
2007-12-02 04:46:46 PM
Superjew:
Lazy-ass welfare queen. Get a job.

/hugs


lol, Superjew. I said it was Saturday, didn't I? :-p

/working my frozen butt off today grading papers. Glad the semester's almost over.
 
2007-12-02 04:48:25 PM
Teachers rule.

All in good fun.

Enjoy the weekend!
 
2007-12-02 04:50:50 PM
EMCGuy: vonapathy: yeugh. I live about 80 miles west of chicago in a little farm/college community and we just got raped but the ice storm. My boyfriend and I both work for a restaurant (he's a delivery driver and I'm a cashier) and surprisingly enough people were hardly tipping him yesterday. Its like, how much of a douche do you have to be to order food in an ice storm, not tip, and then biatch about how long the food is taking to get there?

Thankfully today the boss told me I have every right to chew out customers if they don't tip and my boyfriend gets to practice "priority delivering". No tip? Expect you'r cold ass food in an hour and a half (2 hours if you're rude on the phone).


What restaurant? I grew up about 20 minutes from NIU, and had a number of friends attend college there.


Shelleys(home of the best food in town! pfft), Its under the Village Commons Bookstore on Lucinda, across the street from several campus buildings and the neptune Dorms.
 
2007-12-02 04:51:59 PM
chouchou: Yeah, life in flyover country sucks.

Honestly, that sounds like Hell on Earth. It is 70 degrees here in Dallas, so I sat on a tacqueria patio and drank micheledas in a t-shirt while my gf shopped for clothes. I lived in Montana during high school and that's just enough ice and nature for any one person.

Corpus Delecti: Is "flyover state" the retarded meme that pre-teen assholes are over-fondling this week?

That expression has probably been around for 20 years.

40below: Tanks. I'm number one because I try harder to offend :-)

Good work, funny headline.
 
2007-12-02 04:52:31 PM
Corpus Delecti: Is "flyover state" the retarded meme that pre-teen assholes are over-fondling this week? I've seen the phrase three times on Fark recently. Seriously, can't you buttholes come up with new and original ways to alert the rest of us of your Douchebag status?

My, my...we DO think we're an intellectual, don't we? I'll bet you're REAL original!! No piercings, no tatts, no dark clothing, no listening to loud, repetitive, stupid music. Yep, a real individual!!! I'm sure you don't smoke, either.

Corpus Delecti: ComicBookGuy: Afternoon_Delight: I have absolutely no doubt that this will be blamed on Global Warming TM.

Um, do you have any life whatsoever?

Apparently he has more of a life than you do, since all yours apparently consists of is following HIM around and posting stupid comments in response to everything he says.


So...what does that make you?

^____^
 
2007-12-02 05:12:54 PM
Afternoon_Delight: I have absolutely no doubt that this will be blamed on Global Warming TM.

Bam, blizzards are on the list.

http://www.numberwatch.co.uk/warmlist.htm
 
2007-12-02 05:19:00 PM
mccallcl: chouchou: Yeah, life in flyover country sucks.

Honestly, that sounds like Hell on Earth. It is 70 degrees here in Dallas, so I sat on a tacqueria patio and drank micheledas in a t-shirt while my gf shopped for clothes. I lived in Montana during high school and that's just enough ice and nature for any one person.


There are many good reasons to live in "flyover country" as subtard put it. Low crime rate, high-quality schools, the general politeness of most of the people in the area. I personally like living in a place where there are four seasons. Sure, it may be nice in Dallas during the winter, but I prefer to live in a state where 100+ temperatures aren't considered the norm, especially considering how humid it gets in Texas.
 
2007-12-02 05:27:32 PM
Molavian: Life is terrible here in Wisconsin. There's no indoor plumbing or electricity. You had better stay in your cities.

Yes and the corporations beat us, treat us like illegal immigrants. Heck, we only get one lump of coal to heat our tent faux houses a week! It gets really, really cold here too, minus 65'F at times. We have no amenities to protect us and must walk to work in our flintstone-esque "cars" and I'm likely to be flogged for reprogramming my company's A$$ computer (a braying a$$ he is) with a web browser to warn you all.

AVOID THE MIDWEST - STAY ON YOUR COASTS - YOU DON'T WANT TO COME HERE - and finally - REMEMBER THAT IT'S REALLY FREAKIN' COLD HERE!
 
2007-12-02 05:33:17 PM
TribeFan695: mccallcl: chouchou: Yeah, life in flyover country sucks.

Honestly, that sounds like Hell on Earth. It is 70 degrees here in Dallas, so I sat on a tacqueria patio and drank micheledas in a t-shirt while my gf shopped for clothes. I lived in Montana during high school and that's just enough ice and nature for any one person.

There are many good reasons to live in "flyover country" as subtard put it. Low crime rate, high-quality schools, the general politeness of most of the people in the area. I personally like living in a place where there are four seasons. Sure, it may be nice in Dallas during the winter, but I prefer to live in a state where 100+ temperatures aren't considered the norm, especially considering how humid it gets in Texas.


PAY NO ATTENTION TO THIS POOR, DELUDED SOUL. YOU ARE HAPPY WHERE YOU ARE. Whether you are thirsty in a desert, broiling in 100% humidity, it doesn't matter. You don't want to come here and be cold. Your frail selves would just snap like twigs at minus 65'F. That and snow is really really dangerous. Seriously, frostbite is forever.

TribeFan695 why are you telling them this is a great place? They'll ruin it you know. We already get too many of them every year...
 
2007-12-02 05:37:51 PM
TribeFan695: Sure, it may be nice in Dallas during the winter, but I prefer to live in a state where 100+ temperatures aren't considered the norm, especially considering how humid it gets in Texas.

100+ days are actually pretty unusual here, maybe a dozen of them a year. The weather here is a lot like Florida mixed with California. So are the women. Housing is cheap, entertainment is plentiful.

It's really a great place to live. Texas is flyover country, too, btw, I was just letting you know that not all flyover country is the same.
 
2007-12-02 06:03:58 PM
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