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(USA Today)   Chicagoans happier than other big city residents. And our pizza's better too. Suck it, New York   (blogs.usatoday.com) divider line 526
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2008-07-31 11:37:22 AM  
Xoinx: Oh, and for such a huge city, why is hardly anything open in Chicago after midnight?

Ummm.... maybe in the Finance District. You did it wrong pal.
 
2008-07-31 11:38:04 AM  
Xoinx: I'm not saying nothing's open in Chicago (17-year resident, BTW), but you gotta hunt for it, and what's open isn't that awesome.


LOL WHUT?
 
2008-07-31 11:38:06 AM  
Sapient: Xoinx: Oh, and for such a huge city, why is hardly anything open in Chicago after midnight?

Hahaha, tourist.


Even as a tourist when I visit chicago I find that other poster's comment pretty stupid.
 
2008-07-31 11:38:47 AM  
The last time I went to Chicago the guy that was conducting the L-Train got into a fist fight with a hobo over a newspaper.... While the train was moving...
 
2008-07-31 11:38:49 AM  
Xoinx: I'm not saying nothing's open in Chicago (17-year resident, BTW), but you gotta hunt for it, and what's open isn't that awesome.

Yikes, where on earth do you live? The entire north side of the city is open past midnight.
 
2008-07-31 11:38:57 AM  
Xoinx: I'm not saying nothing's open in Chicago (17-year resident, BTW), but you gotta hunt for it, and what's open isn't that awesome.

What the hell are you talking about, EVANSTON? You talking about your suburb or the city?
 
2008-07-31 11:39:21 AM  
Xoinx: I'm not saying nothing's open in Chicago (17-year resident, BTW), but you gotta hunt for it, and what's open isn't that awesome.

You live in EVANSTON! Okay, stop talking. I'm sure White Plains is just overflowing with 24 hour places.

You are living a life full of WRONG and FAIL.
 
2008-07-31 11:39:39 AM  
The problem with Chicago is that it's filled with Chicagoans.
 
2008-07-31 11:40:12 AM  
Dirtball: Xoinx: I'm not saying nothing's open in Chicago (17-year resident, BTW), but you gotta hunt for it, and what's open isn't that awesome.

What the hell are you talking about, EVANSTON? You talking about your suburb or the city?


Yeah, There are TONS of cool things to do after midnight.
 
2008-07-31 11:40:18 AM  
Dirtball [TotalFark] Quote 2008-07-31 11:34:13 AM
Bill Frist: - Chicago has a nice skyline, but New York has a more famous one.

Not anymore!

PS most of your facts are just anecdotes, lugnuts.


Seriously, dirtball, you have to be shiatting me.

Everything I posted is basically universally accepted fact. The only thing on my list that is remotely debatable is the skyline.

New York has the most famous and biggest comedy scene. THis is just a fact. New York has the most famous and biggest theater scene... are you really going to debate this? Or maybe you don't think new York has a bigger and more famous restaurant scene?

I mean, honestly, what would you argue with from my list?
 
2008-07-31 11:40:26 AM  
iniquity2000: The last time I went to Chicago the guy that was conducting the L-Train got into a fist fight with a hobo over a newspaper.... While the train was moving...

That must have been awesome.
 
2008-07-31 11:40:27 AM  
Polartank13: I eat Hebrew Natl, Sabrett, or Nathan's, and you are saying that those hot dogs are that much better. Highly doubtful.

Nathan's are made here at a plant in Chicago.
 
2008-07-31 11:40:45 AM  
WaltzingMathilda:

The first thing I even said in this thread was "of course not, it's a freshwater lake." Now what about that statement makes you think I don't know an ocean and a lake smell different?


Because you said that if I blindfolded someone and put them in front of Lake Michigan they would ask be "what ocean is this?"
 
2008-07-31 11:41:10 AM  
I Said: The problem with Chicago is that it's filled with Chicagoans.

Oh, and to add to this, I already tried breeding you out.
 
2008-07-31 11:41:36 AM  
Bill Frist: New York has the most famous and biggest comedy scene.

OK, now that's just not true.
 
2008-07-31 11:41:55 AM  
hstein3: What, no love for St. Louis style pizza?

/Mmm . . . Imo's.


Sorry but we're talking about actual pizza in here, therefore Imo's and its ketchup and cheezewiz on a saltine are excluded.

/Worst thing I ever had that dared to call itself pizza.
 
2008-07-31 11:41:58 AM  
Aurelio's(pops) is pizza.

Best pizza in Chicago, bar none. Try their flagship location in Homewood.
 
2008-07-31 11:42:00 AM  
Bill Frist: Seriously, dirtball, you have to be shiatting me.

Everything I posted is basically universally accepted fact. The only thing on my list that is remotely debatable is the skyline.

New York has the most famous and biggest comedy scene. THis is just a fact. New York has the most famous and biggest theater scene... are you really going to debate this? Or maybe you don't think new York has a bigger and more famous restaurant scene?

I mean, honestly, what would you argue with from my list?


LOL ITSAFACT

Post some links that aren't just your opinion, skidmark.
 
2008-07-31 11:42:14 AM  
Oh, if this is a pizza snob thread, then I have to say PEQUODs is the best deep dish in Chicago. I think they put heroin in their crust.
 
2008-07-31 11:42:29 AM  
Xoinx: Oh, and for such a huge city, why is hardly anything open in Chicago after midnight?

Yep... also going to Chicago is painful because everyone there is desperate to make you think its as cool as new York. They spend the whole time taking you to medicore places trying to show you Chicago has what new York has... even thoughthe shiat you go to just makes the place seem sad.
 
2008-07-31 11:42:39 AM  
Sapient: Bill Frist: New York has the most famous and biggest comedy scene.

OK, now that's just not true.


Where else? L.A.?
 
2008-07-31 11:42:45 AM  
Bill Frist: The only thing on my list that is remotely debatable is the skyline.

Even with the Towers gone, I still think NYC has got a better, more recognizable skyline than Chicago. We've still got Empire State Building, Chrysler Building, Time Warner Building, and now the Bank of America Tower which is the most environmentally friendly building in the US and is also (with spire) the second tallest building in Manhattan.

/It's also the building I'm currently sitting in and working at :)
 
2008-07-31 11:42:49 AM  
TonnageVT: Bill Frist: If your entire city's culture is just a crappier version of New York's... it is easy to see how you would get a chip on your shoulder.

Absolute Win!

Will someone from Chicago please tell me what is Chicago's culture based on? Or what is unique about it?


The city has strong roots in steel and manufacturing, it also is known as the city that rebuilt itself after the great fire. It is considered the city with the greatest architecture in the US (you can have a bunch of skyscrapers, but if they all look similar that is boring) You also have architects like Frank Lloyd Wright hailing from the area.

Chicago's Improv comedy is unmatched in the states - Second City is a national treasure - sure the people move to NY or LA to get on TV, but the roots of the comedy are from here.

Chicago is a big city that does have some midwestern value, we don't all feel like we have to be snobs to feel superior.

That is only a small sampling. I would also take the Bears and their history over either NY team.
 
2008-07-31 11:42:58 AM  
Rapmaster2000: WaltzingMathilda:

The first thing I even said in this thread was "of course not, it's a freshwater lake." Now what about that statement makes you think I don't know an ocean and a lake smell different?

Because you said that if I blindfolded someone and put them in front of Lake Michigan they would ask be "what ocean is this?"


Ok, well good job, you got me for forgetting about the sense of smell. The beauty of Fark is that people deliberately choose not to see your point so they can split hairs to the point where you don't even remember what the hell you were talking about.
 
2008-07-31 11:43:09 AM  
I Said: See, the headline took a shot at NY. If a new yorker wrote it, and it were flipped, so as to say "NYers happier then other big city residents . . ." we would never say "Suck it, Chicago". You putz's aren't even on our radar.

But yet you cared so much to come in here at reply...

Nice try though pal! Thanks again for playing! Better luck next time!

CHICAGOWNED!
 
2008-07-31 11:43:18 AM  
Bill Frist: New York has the most famous and biggest comedy scene. THis is just a fact. New York has the most famous and biggest theater scene... are you really going to debate this? Or maybe you don't think new York has a bigger and more famous restaurant scene?


How in the hell can "more famous" and "biggest comedy scene" be "facts"? Those are opinions, dude. Regardless, while I may grant you New York's theater scene is bigger, I am not so sure on the comedy thing. We have this little thing called "Second City" that I heard was pretty big. In fact, your little Saturday night sketch comedy show was basically built out of Second City.
 
2008-07-31 11:43:49 AM  
mitchcumpstein: Oh, if this is a pizza snob thread, then I have to say PEQUODs is the best deep dish in Chicago. I think they put heroin in their crust.

I love pequods! Their pizza is SO freaking yummy. In fact I think I'm going to eat there for lunch today.
 
2008-07-31 11:43:51 AM  
tweekster: "well you can tell he isn't from chicago"

Dude, that was because you reeked of cheese.
 
2008-07-31 11:44:06 AM  
Dear Chicago,

Your "pizza" was invented by a Texan, Lake Michigan "beaches" are pathetic, and the Cubs...Well, they are still the cubs.

Signed,

The rest of America
 
2008-07-31 11:44:11 AM  
Bill Frist: Yep... also going to Chicago is painful because everyone there is desperate to make you think its as cool as new York.

Nope, we're just being friendly. The only people I've ever met that think people are comparing themselves to New York are New Yorkers.
 
2008-07-31 11:44:29 AM  
I get loose poops if I have more than one slice of deep-dish.
 
2008-07-31 11:44:34 AM  
WaltzingMathilda: Rapmaster2000: WaltzingMathilda:

The first thing I even said in this thread was "of course not, it's a freshwater lake." Now what about that statement makes you think I don't know an ocean and a lake smell different?

Because you said that if I blindfolded someone and put them in front of Lake Michigan they would ask be "what ocean is this?"

Ok, well good job, you got me for forgetting about the sense of smell. The beauty of Fark is that people deliberately choose not to see your point so they can split hairs to the point where you don't even remember what the hell you were talking about.


And you don't do that?
 
2008-07-31 11:44:34 AM  
Bill Frist: Yep... also going to Chicago is painful because everyone there is desperate to make you think its as cool as new York. They spend the whole time taking you to medicore places trying to show you Chicago has what new York has... even thoughthe shiat you go to just makes the place seem sad.


That's not a Chicago issue, that's a you need better friends issue.
 
2008-07-31 11:44:39 AM  
I've had plenty of great pizza in NYC.
When I'm in Chicago, where should I go to get a great deep dish pizza? I've never tried it and I'd like to know what the all the fuss is about.
 
2008-07-31 11:44:48 AM  
FUN FACT: Chicago was founded in the early 18th century, after New York said "GO BE FAT SOMEWHERE ELSE".
 
2008-07-31 11:44:50 AM  
Hey, I just moved to Chicago yesterday. Woohoo!

/Anyone have a sublet for August?
 
2008-07-31 11:44:51 AM  


Sapient [TotalFark] Quote 2008-07-31 11:41:36 AM
Bill Frist: New York has the most famous and biggest comedy scene.

OK, now that's just not true.


Um... where do you think is bigger?

New York easily has the biggest stand-up scene and has tons of comedy TV shows.

Unless you are counting LA since New York commedians fly out there to make TV shows or movies sometimes... who else even comes close?
 
2008-07-31 11:45:06 AM  
Bill Frist: New York has the most famous and biggest comedy scene.

Only because they keep filching all of Toronto's best talent.
 
2008-07-31 11:45:25 AM  
I Said: Where else? L.A.?

Chicago and Toronto.
 
2008-07-31 11:46:30 AM  
upload.wikimedia.org

YAWN


www.gallagher.com

YAY!
 
2008-07-31 11:46:50 AM  
It's ok Chicago. I love you no matter what these turds say.
 
2008-07-31 11:47:25 AM  
TheFatManCometh: But yet you cared so much to come in here at reply...

Nice try though pal! Thanks again for playing! Better luck next time!

CHICAGOWNED!


When someone's head gets too big, someone better has to come in and make sure they know their place. That's the service us NYers are providing you third-worlders in this thread.
 
2008-07-31 11:47:33 AM  
dothemath: Rapmaster2000: Chicago is like Texas in the sense that their citizens won't shut up about how awesome their city/state is. Nobody cares.

This is true, Chicago is similar to Houston.

And you can still suck a dick, crybaby.

Moving to Paris is a long term goal, after college. I love river cities and the climate is amazing. There may have been a time when large american cities had distinct personalities but those days are over. Everything is the same everywhere.

Thanks McDonalds loving fatasses.


So a kid who is still in college is schooling us about what American cities USE to be like?

Nice try kid. Back to hitting the books for you, although you could use a trip around the United States.

Do you even speak any French?
 
2008-07-31 11:47:35 AM  
p the boiler: The city has strong roots in steel and manufacturing, it also is known as the city that rebuilt itself after the great fire. It is considered the city with the greatest architecture in the US (you can have a bunch of skyscrapers, but if they all look similar that is boring) You also have architects like Frank Lloyd Wright hailing from the area.

If you think the skyscrapers of Manhattan all look alike, you haven't really been looking. Manhattan has been the pioneer of architecture in the 21st century, as well as moving towards a more environmental way of developing new "greener" buildings.

p the boiler: Chicago is a big city that does have some midwestern value, we don't all feel like we have to be snobs to feel superior.

I think you're getting NY mixed with LA. NY prides itself from its history of poor people immigrating to the city and working together to build up this city. It happened way back when with the Irish and Italians, and it's currently happening with many more ethnicities. No snobbery, just people trying to make it from rags to riches.

p the boiler: I would also take the Bears and their history over either NY team.

Go for it, I enjoy it when my team wins the superbowl.
 
2008-07-31 11:47:43 AM  
Xoinx: Oh, and for such a huge city, why is hardly anything open in Chicago after midnight?

There's not much downtown besides office buildings and small breakfast/lunch places. The nightlife is a bit north of there.

The only thing about Chicago that I didn't like when I lived there was the brutally cold and windy winters (and nobody shovels their freaking sidewalks!!!!), and the excessive amount of hipsters.

Chicago museums and zoos are also over 9000 times better than NYC's
 
2008-07-31 11:47:47 AM  
Bill Frist: New York easily has the biggest stand-up scene and has tons of comedy TV shows.

That's what you're going to use as examples of comedy?
 
2008-07-31 11:48:05 AM  
Josu: HulkHands: As someone who lives about 10 minutes away from New Haven, the pizza capital of the planet, i find this pizza debate cute and amusing.

+1 (Modern Apizza is my favorite)


+1 (Pepe's, with Foxon Park Birch Beer and a canolli from Libby's afterwards)
 
2008-07-31 11:48:08 AM  
Bill Frist: Sapient [TotalFark] Quote 2008-07-31 11:41:36 AM
Bill Frist: New York has the most famous and biggest comedy scene.

OK, now that's just not true.


Um... where do you think is bigger?

New York easily has the biggest stand-up scene and has tons of comedy TV shows.

Unless you are counting LA since New York commedians fly out there to make TV shows or movies sometimes... who else even comes close?


So you think that L.A. shouldn't count because people who live in N.Y. go there to work? So you're saying that people not from N.Y. shouldn't count when considering the "scene" in N.Y.?

How many native New Yorkers are there in New York's giant comedy scene?
 
2008-07-31 11:48:09 AM  


Trivia Jockey [TotalFark] Quote 2008-07-31 11:43:18 AM
Bill Frist: New York has the most famous and biggest comedy scene. THis is just a fact. New York has the most famous and biggest theater scene... are you really going to debate this? Or maybe you don't think new York has a bigger and more famous restaurant scene?


How in the hell can "more famous" and "biggest comedy scene" be "facts"? Those are opinions, dude. Regardless, while I may grant you New York's theater scene is bigger, I am not so sure on the comedy thing. We have this little thing called "Second City" that I heard was pretty big. In fact, your little Saturday night sketch comedy show was basically built out of Second City.


Bigger = makes more money. Factual. The famousness is theoretically measurable as well, but this pretty much common sense.

If you read my original post you would notice I said that Chicago comedians basically all flee to New York if they ever start getting famous. Second City is great. I love it. It has produced a lot of great comedians.

But all of them moved to New York to make it big. Second City is basically a New York feeder school.
 
2008-07-31 11:48:18 AM  
Dirtball: YAWN

YAY!


Wow, you're just being pathetic at this point.
 
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