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(Some Guy)   Vancouver, B.C: "the most depressing place in the world"   (vancouversun.com ) divider line
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2009-08-07 09:28:01 AM  
Jesus Christ, and I thought Calgary was sensitive.

So some asshole blogger thinks your city is depressing. Boo f*cking hoo.
 
2009-08-07 09:29:49 AM  
I thought Vancouver was a great city. Very pretty. Then again, this was in July.
 
2009-08-07 09:30:15 AM  
It's probably because they're stuck over 2000 years in the past.
 
2009-08-07 09:34:52 AM  
Doesn't Vancouver typically come in the Top 5 in best cities in the world (to live)?
 
2009-08-07 09:36:26 AM  

Rev.K: Jesus Christ, and I thought Calgary was sensitive.

So some asshole blogger thinks your city is depressing. Boo f*cking hoo.


Read the article again--a little more carefully this time.
 
2009-08-07 09:41:22 AM  

ne2d: Read the article again--a little more carefully this time.


Okay, here it is

"The most depressing place in the world today is Vancouver, British Columbia."

Sounds about right, coming from a blogger in sunny, warm southern California.

But San Diego blogger Arthur Saim uses Vancouver as a place that sinks him into depression - when he compares his own fair city with ours.

The columnist for the San Diego News Network uses Vancouver as a benchmark of urban efficiency and beauty in an Aug. 3 posting.

He describes Vancouver as "spectacularly beautiful," and praises its waterfronts, parks, transit system, urban planning, ethnic diversity, and, yes, its "young, progressive, can-do mayor Gregor Robertson."

For more on Salm's comparison between San Diego and Vancouver, visit...


www.getbuckets.com
 
2009-08-07 09:45:10 AM  
I would argue that fact:

Point one

Point two
 
2009-08-07 09:46:02 AM  

CPT Ethanolic: I thought Vancouver was a great city. Very pretty. Then again, this was in July.


I found Vancouver to be the same as you, and this was in early March.

/Of course I don't mind winter too much.
//Minnesotan
 
2009-08-07 09:48:08 AM  
Not really fair to compare them. They are almost complete opposites.

Vancouver - wet, cool, and green
San Diego - dry, hot, and brown

They both are good cities though. I have visited both and wouldn't mind living in either one. I don't drive and they both have very good public transportation systems.
 
2009-08-07 09:51:40 AM  
You know what pisses me off about Vancouver? When they run a story on the news or weather channel in January and Vancouverites are saying "it's so rainy, there's been a lot of rain".

Meanwhile in Calgary, it's -32 and my balls are frozen to my taint.

But hey, rain sure does suck, doesn't it?
 
2009-08-07 09:53:01 AM  
Vancouver is dirty and full of hippies. I wish a big rain would come and wash all the filth off the streets.
 
2009-08-07 09:59:21 AM  

Rev.K:

Meanwhile in Calgary, it's -32 and my balls are frozen to my taint.


Incidentally, I'll be in Calgary in the first week in March next year for a hockey tournament. Any highlights in Calgary I should see? Bear in mind I'll be playing hockey (one game) during the day and probably drunk later that night.
 
2009-08-07 10:02:33 AM  

The Onanist: Incidentally, I'll be in Calgary in the first week in March next year for a hockey tournament. Any highlights in Calgary I should see? Bear in mind I'll be playing hockey (one game) during the day and probably drunk later that night.


Hmmm, in March? Yeah, not really. March is typically pretty f*cking cold, so I'd just stick with the post-game drinking. Have you ever been before?
 
2009-08-07 10:14:58 AM  
I loved Vancouver. So far it is the only city that I have been to on the West Coast of NA that I would even consider living in.
 
2009-08-07 10:21:26 AM  

Rev.K: Hmmm, in March? Yeah, not really. March is typically pretty f*cking cold, so I'd just stick with the post-game drinking. Have you ever been before?


Never been, but I live in Minnesota and get up to the boarder in January when it's -40.

Whenever I think, "It's f*cking cold here in Minneapolis" I always think about you poor bastards in Calgary and Winnipeg.

OK, I guess my drinking plan will suffice.

Are there enough Farkers there for a Fark party in March?
 
2009-08-07 10:26:28 AM  

Rev.K: Meanwhile in Calgary, it's -32 and my balls are frozen to my taint.


Wow...Dude...uh...you need, like and icescraper or something...

/I LOL'd
 
2009-08-07 10:26:59 AM  

The Onanist: Never been, but I live in Minnesota and get up to the boarder in January when it's -40.

Whenever I think, "It's f*cking cold here in Minneapolis" I always think about you poor bastards in Calgary and Winnipeg.

OK, I guess my drinking plan will suffice.

Are there enough Farkers there for a Fark party in March?


Minnesota may even have worse winters than we do. We've had a couple fairly manageable ones, but not last year. Last year was f*cking cold for a long, long time.

I'd be up for the party in March. There's a few of us here.
 
2009-08-07 10:32:15 AM  

Rev.K:

Minnesota may even have worse winters than we do. We've had a couple fairly manageable ones, but not last year. Last year was f*cking cold for a long, long time.

I'd be up for the party in March. There's a few of us here.


Most excellent. I'll be there playing with an Air Traffic Controller team from New York (JFK).
 
2009-08-07 10:39:16 AM  
Rev.K:

Meanwhile in Calgary, it's -32 and my balls are frozen to my taint.


Biggest selling point I have for the Pellet stoves I sell is that they are made in Edmonton. If anyone knows what it takes to stay warm it's those frozen bastards.
 
2009-08-07 10:40:16 AM  
I've never been to Vancouver. I don't want to go. I'm sure it's downright fantastic, but my coworker is a Canadian from Vancouver and it's all he farking talks about. Constantly. He hates the fact that he had to move to the US, and Michigan in particular, because his wife got a great job here and she makes more money than he does and it's the worst thing to have ever happened to him and so he consoles himself by waxing poetically about Vancouver over and over and over again whenever possible and after a full year of this, I just don't farking care anymore, dude.

/rant off
 
2009-08-07 10:55:31 AM  
I'm heading to Vancouver and Victoria for my anniversary Sept. 19-25. I've been once and loved it. It's a beautiful city. Can't wait.

I'm happy to take restaurant/activities suggestions from any of the circular bacon eating, polar bear dodging Farker/ettes.
 
2009-08-07 11:00:20 AM  
I've heard some pretty depressing things about Winnipeg.
 
2009-08-07 11:12:41 AM  
Canadians in the USA cannot shut up about how much better Canada is. Its in their DNA. Goes with those little maple leafs they wear on everything.

Really Canada, you're cool, you can play with the big countries now.


// Not really.

See, Canada's main problem is they only have the USA as a neighbor. All over the world Canadians get respected as a real country, complimented as a great one, even. Validates them. Then we just look at them and laugh. Or shrug. And it gets to them.

So I keep doing it.
 
2009-08-07 11:23:05 AM  
No, Forbes determined that honor goes to Stockton, CA. We had a thread about this a couple of months ago.
 
2009-08-07 11:29:16 AM  

The Onanist: CPT Ethanolic: I thought Vancouver was a great city. Very pretty. Then again, this was in July.

I found Vancouver to be the same as you, and this was in early March.

/Of course I don't mind winter too much.
//Minnesotan


Visited Vancouver every summer for the past seven years.
I love Vancouver, met many friendly people, and plan on going up for the Winter Olympics.
/San Diego... not so much
 
2009-08-07 11:55:15 AM  
Wait, what? I thought you guys had a lot of reefer up there.
 
2009-08-07 11:55:27 AM  
They aren't depressed. They're just stoned.
 
2009-08-07 11:55:36 AM  
That writer has obviously never been to Baltimore.
 
2009-08-07 11:55:57 AM  
Ganja.

/that is all
 
2009-08-07 11:57:31 AM  
What the flying fark was that article about?
 
2009-08-07 11:57:41 AM  

Rev.K: Jesus Christ, and I thought Calgary was sensitive.

So some asshole blogger thinks your city is depressing. Boo f*cking hoo.


Reading comprehension fail.

He finds (the existence of) Vancouver depressing (because he's not there).
 
2009-08-07 11:57:45 AM  
I bet it's a little slice of Heaven compared to Florida
 
2009-08-07 11:58:05 AM  

Pants_Optional: That writer has obviously never been to Baltimore.


This. Baltimore exists to make Philly feel good about itself. (Of course, Camden exists to provide a momento mori to Philly.)
 
2009-08-07 11:59:04 AM  
Yeah, and SD is what the world would be like if the Nazis won the war. SD makes LA look cool.
 
2009-08-07 11:59:17 AM  
Auschwitz.
 
2009-08-07 11:59:31 AM  

RollingThunder: Reading comprehension fail.


See my other point that I'm not interested in following this "news" article to some dude's blog.
 
2009-08-07 11:59:49 AM  
Vancouver is nice, but last time I visited (about 5 months ago) it seemed harder hit by the recession than most cities. A lot of homeless, a lot of rundown areas not far from downtown. It's still much better than many cities, but not as nice as I remembered it.
 
2009-08-07 12:00:30 PM  
b.c. bud


/that is all
 
2009-08-07 12:00:40 PM  
I dunno... HongKouver is a party town.. it's good times for a weekend jaunt.
 
2009-08-07 12:00:50 PM  
People should probably read the actual article, not the blurb this link goes to. As someone who lives in San Diego, I completely agree that Vancouver is what San Diego could have and should have been.
 
2009-08-07 12:00:53 PM  

40below: Vancouver is dirty and full of hippies. I wish a big rain would come and wash all the filth off the streets.


by filth do you mean its citizens?

cuz i would hope for that too
 
2009-08-07 12:01:15 PM  
That writer certainly didn't construct his argument very well.

"Vancouver is depressing."

Ok, why?

"Because it's spectacularly beautiful, has great waterfronts and parks, a wonderful transit system, fantastic urban planning and ethnic diversity, and a young, progressive, can-do mayor named Gregor Robertson."

Do you know what "depressing" means?

Go visit Detroit sometime.
 
2009-08-07 12:01:55 PM  

Generation_D: Canadians in the USA cannot shut up about how much better Canada is. Its in their DNA. Goes with those little maple leafs they wear on everything.

Really Canada, you're cool, you can play with the big countries now.


// Not really.

See, Canada's main problem is they only have the USA as a neighbor. All over the world Canadians get respected as a real country, complimented as a great one, even. Validates them. Then we just look at them and laugh. Or shrug. And it gets to them.

So I keep doing it.


As an American that lived in Canada and moved back, I love annoying the Americans about the lower incidences of poverty due to the fact the chief cause of poverty in America is medical expenses.

The beauty of it is that I can truthfully say, "What? I'm not Canadian - I just happened to be in both countries and observe which is better."
 
2009-08-07 12:02:27 PM  

Generation_D: And it gets to them.


Not really. I make too much money off of American consumerism to take offense. The customer is always right:)

Anyway, the only drawback about Van is attempting to drive anywhere in the city.
 
2009-08-07 12:02:32 PM  

NobleHam: Vancouver is nice, but last time I visited (about 5 months ago) it seemed harder hit by the recession than most cities. A lot of homeless, a lot of rundown areas not far from downtown. It's still much better than many cities, but not as nice as I remembered it.


That's not really a result of the recession. That's just Vancouver.
 
2009-08-07 12:02:49 PM  
It seems someone hasn't been to Buffalo, NY.
 
2009-08-07 12:02:56 PM  
Vancouver would be the best city in the world if it weren't for all the goddamned hippies hanging around. They're a blight on the city, and on the province of BC as a whole.
 
2009-08-07 12:03:02 PM  
if you want to see a depressing city, go to Detroit.

Vancouver is awesome
 
2009-08-07 12:03:08 PM  
Has this guy never driven through Chicago which, almost requires that you drive by Gary, Indiana?

That is the one place in my entire life that I have taken one look at from the freeway and knew instantly I would never even want to stop and buy gas their let alone make it a place to live.

Secondly, San Diego is nice, but it has the unfortunate handicap of requiring someone to live in California. Ya your weather is nice there, but you got too many rules, too many taxes, and the state still can't get their shiat together with all that money and governing.
 
2009-08-07 12:03:40 PM  
The worst thing about Vancouver is the number of street people always after you for spare change. I think most of them are from the East actually. One of the best things about Vancouver is Bud Buddy. Oh, and the mountains and the coast and the greenery and about 1,000 other things. Me loves Van.
 
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