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(Papillion Times)   Town of Papillion, Nebraska wins blood-drive trophy, appeasing their vampire rulers   ( divider line
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2003-08-07 01:49:31 PM  
and yes, i know i typed impugned wrong.
2003-08-07 02:02:20 PM  
Heh, reading David Sedaris makes you literate? Hardly.
2003-08-07 02:02:50 PM  
Well, ironically enough, you've all managed to make my point for me. I am done with this thread.

Good luck with the football this year! I predict another 7-7 season.
2003-08-07 02:08:29 PM  
I never said I was literate! I just said that well whatever... you know... Anyways... I already agree with Mofo... just as long as you read.

The funny thing is... I do have the Husker tattoo, I was being amusing to someone who is lurking. He called me out right away though.

I am a David Sedaris raeding, Husker football fan, looking for Winona Ryder resident of Nebraska!!
2003-08-07 02:18:40 PM  
Actually, LadyLazaruss, being literate makes you able to read David Sedaris
2003-08-07 02:23:11 PM  
Paisley, You're right. However, just because something is "happenin'," doesn't necessarily mean it's any good. If I were to place a vote for best "Omaha band," it would have to go to Tangelo Zamboni.
Anyway, 5 great things about Nebraska:
1) The Sandhills
2) The Pine Ridge
3) Jackson Street Booksellers
4) Inner-tubing down Pine Creek
5) California Taco
2003-08-07 02:24:32 PM  
Nebraska is a cultural backwater with in-breddedness akin to the remotest portions of Appalachia.

Provincial does not gegin to cover the redneck mentality of the majority of conservative backwardness possessed by the masses hereabouts.

Most Nebraskans kow tow to authority whether that authority is deserving of being obeyed or not.

If a fascist dictator ever arises within America expect his or her origins to be Nebraska.

As long as that fascist dictator spews out "Go Big Red" every third sentence the bleating sheep of Nebraska will follow their fearless leader anywhere.

To truly understand the imbicility of the average Nebraska one has to reside in this cretinous state.
2003-08-07 02:36:37 PM  
wow that was cool
2003-08-07 02:41:59 PM're saying that tom osborne is going to lead nebraskans to greatness (again)?
2003-08-07 03:02:33 PM  
I just crack up at the wannbe starbucks intellectuals. Yes we are all ignorant cretins here. Now back to the intelectual capital of the worlds like lets say New jersey... ROFL
2003-08-07 03:24:44 PM  
If you don't like the people you've talked to in Nebraska, talk to some different Nebraskans! It's so silly to meet 6 people, and then claim the whole state is a carbon copy of those people. You can find rednecks in Nebraska if you want to find them; they aren't as easy to find as you might think though. You can also find people who are into the same semi-obscure/pseudo-intellectual authors as you are, you just have to look for them. You'll find boatloads of football fans, but they really aren't very obnoxious, they just like football a lot. You can also find boatloads of people who hate football in Nebraska, and you can have a great time hanging out with them, hating football. These people are quite often obnoxious, but if that's your bag, go for it.

Just because someone doesn't share the same taste in reading that you do, that doesn't make him "provincial" by default. It just means that person doesn't read the same books that you do. I could rattle off dozens of authors I enjoy and I'm sure very few if any of the people here would recognize even one of them, but that doesn't make these people dumb or unsophisticated, they merely have different tastes.
2003-08-07 04:02:26 PM  
mmmm california taco
2003-08-07 04:32:36 PM  
I think he hate me missed the point

sarcasm doesnt work well on fark
2003-08-07 05:18:06 PM  
Ah, holierthanthou, I've got news for you: You're never going to be happy. Never. Wherever you live, it will suck. People will be mean, the weather will be bad, your job will be unsatisfying. It will never occur to you that perhaps the problem is not your surroundings...

I find the Red Desert of Wyoming (between Rawlins and Rock Springs) to be one of the most beautiful spots on earth. Barren, waterless, rocky desert, it has a harsh beauty that most never open their souls enough to see. Plus there are no vampires.
2003-08-07 05:58:07 PM  
Actually, Mofo Jones, being literate involves a bit more than just having the abliity to read. It also involves what you read and what you understand.
2003-08-07 07:11:40 PM  
That sounds rather elitist, but that's normal for Fark. Would you care to explain your position?
2003-08-07 09:37:40 PM  
Mofojo I think the Lady means cultural literacy, which is of course different than functional literacy.

qualifying adjectives can really help an argument.
2003-08-07 10:03:46 PM  
Weeeee!!!!! Show the world what us Nebraska folk do best. Argue on the expensive calculator/TV dealy.

Seriously Nebraska isn't that horrible of a place. Not much to do here, but it's not bad.
2003-08-07 10:24:24 PM  
Thanks, shrocket. That is likely what she meant, and I agree about qualifying adjectives.

Stuck_In_Omaha. Yeah, Nebraska isn't perfect, but it's way better than some places, including Fresno, my current city.
2003-08-07 11:27:21 PM  
OK, people, a few random comments about Papillion, Neb.:

I grew up there. My dad, an Air Force officer, was stationed at Offutt AFB in 1982. I graduated from high school there, in 1988.

It is not a provincial, hick town. It's on the southern end of the Omaha sprawl. Omaha is a pretty nice place to live; it has just about everything a big city should, minus a lot of the headaches.

Trust me: I've been to places like Valentine and Alliance, Neb. Now THOSE are provincial, hick towns.
2003-08-07 11:43:38 PM  
is it safe to assume that "hick" sometimes translates as "salt of the earth"? or does "hick" always mean "cretinous, uneducated, bigoted asshat"?

[insert stupid, simpering smiley-face thing here]
2003-08-08 03:18:42 AM  
I used to deliver the newspaper this website is for, the "Papillion Times" when I was a kid.
2003-08-08 12:17:37 PM  
I live in Papillion - been here for 7 years now. It's not by any stretch of imagination a rural town. It's all pretty much middle class suburban.
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