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(Daily Mail)   The 20 best places to visit, but god help you if you live there   (dailymail.co.uk ) divider line 128
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2012-04-22 08:23:50 AM  
BUTLER, PENNSYLVANIA?

Butler is a rust-belt pit of shiat that wouldn't be worth visiting if it hosted the World Steak and Blowjob Festival
 
2012-04-22 08:26:14 AM  
The only ones of these places I have ever been is Princeton, NJ, and yeah it is a nice place to live if you have about $5 million in the bank.
 
2012-04-22 09:34:39 AM  
"filled with old looking stuff" /= "best"
 
2012-04-22 09:38:18 AM  
I wonder if subby can explain why it would so universally suck to live in these locations?
 
2012-04-22 09:38:55 AM  
Been right past Gig Harbor lots of times, on the way to a left turn in Purdy. Might have to stop next time.
 
2012-04-22 09:41:43 AM  
Menomonie, WI, WTF?

Better place to live than to visit.
Kind of cute town, lots of industry, not really an arts magnet though.

The Mabel Tainter theater isn't that cool.
 
2012-04-22 09:42:07 AM  
There are at least 20 places in Maine alone that are better than Brunswick. And it's not a fishing community. It's a shopping center community with a defunct navy base.
 
2012-04-22 09:42:56 AM  
I know a couple of these places. Great Barrington and Brattleboro are, indeed, splendid places. The others sound good as well. I'm not sure why you'd think otherwise, subby.
 
2012-04-22 09:43:43 AM  
Marfa, Texas is not bad....but Fort Davis, just up the road, is nicer and higher in elevation...cooler and more trees. Ditto with Alpine

Heard a lot of nice things about Durango, Colorado
 
2012-04-22 09:44:19 AM  
Gig Harbor actually is quite nice. Too bad you have to pay $4 (soon to be $5) to get across the Narrows Bridge to drive into Tacoma.
 
2012-04-22 09:46:29 AM  
Naples? Seriously?

The only other one I've been to is Staunton (pronounced Stanton) does have the Frontier Culture Museum and a few nice pockets, but it isn't even the most idyllic city in that part of VA.
 
2012-04-22 09:46:56 AM  
Durango CO smells like hippies
 
2012-04-22 09:47:12 AM  

ComicBookGuy: I wonder if subby can explain why it would so universally suck to live in these locations?


I believe nearly every single post in this thread will point out those reasons.

Mr. Coffee Nerves: BUTLER, PENNSYLVANIA?

Butler is a rust-belt pit of shiat that wouldn't be worth visiting if it hosted the World Steak and Blowjob Festival


and this.
 
2012-04-22 09:50:01 AM  
www.mograbs.com

Mill Valley life as portrayed in the movie "Serial."
 
2012-04-22 09:51:23 AM  
Actually visited 10 of the 20 cities listed, lived in 1.
While they're all pretty and stuff, one would hope that there are many more towns that could make that list.
If you have to make a list, why call it the best 20 places?

Oh, and submeister, living in Laguna did not suck. Not at all.
That was before dumb & dumber tv discovered it.
Now the visitors consist of kids who buy t-shirts, take pictures of every farking street sign and store front and ask you if you know where this blonde or that surfer dude live.

Go away. Go to Newport.
 
2012-04-22 09:51:36 AM  
A population of 17,000 is "large"? I guess, if you're British.
 
2012-04-22 09:51:41 AM  
I rather stay in Santa Fe and weekend in Taos.

If you aren't over 60, Naples isn't for you.
 
2012-04-22 09:53:16 AM  
Menominee, do do do do do
 
2012-04-22 09:58:41 AM  
FTFA: Next on the list is Taos, New Mexico, on the Rio Grande. It is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts, offering hiking and skiing in the area.

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
 
2012-04-22 09:58:44 AM  
Topping the list is Great Barrington, Massachusetts, a small New England town that mints its own currency and is alight with its own quirky culture.

I think the Constitution frowns on that.
 
2012-04-22 09:59:34 AM  

ComicBookGuy: I wonder if subby can explain why it would so universally suck to live in these locations?


It would only suck if you weren't a millionaire.
 
2012-04-22 09:59:57 AM  

Tillmaster: I know a couple of these places. Great Barrington and Brattleboro are, indeed, splendid places. The others sound good as well. I'm not sure why you'd think otherwise, subby.


I agree, though the winters can really suck. Great if you like to ski
 
2012-04-22 10:01:47 AM  
Durango wins that list because of this

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-04-22 10:03:02 AM  
They forgot to mention the legendary bowling in Brunswick.
 
2012-04-22 10:03:38 AM  

taurusowner: "filled with old looking stuff" /= "best"


img.poptower.com

"Stuff, you say?"

/Stuff!! We're looking for old stuff!!!
 
2012-04-22 10:10:25 AM  
thank heaven they haven't discovered slapout oklahoma
 
2012-04-22 10:11:23 AM  
The 20 best places to visit in America, subby
 
2012-04-22 10:11:52 AM  

0Icky0: Been right past Gig Harbor lots of times, on the way to a left turn in Purdy. Might have to stop next time.


Gag Harbor is the pit stop for urbanites tired of the gang wars in Tacoma...you don't have to stop there, the traffic on Hwy 16 will come to a halt automatically. The rich hipsters have taken over this town and Key Peninsula, so the shopping centers are the only places to visit.

/Merry ol' Wauna is lovely this time of year. Ollala is the nice place to stop. Say Hi to Al...
 
2012-04-22 10:13:10 AM  

Macular Degenerate: There are at least 20 places in Maine alone that are better than Brunswick. And it's not a fishing community. It's a shopping center community with a defunct navy base.


Brunswick is a great small town because of Bowdoin and it is very close to Portland and LL Bean and not too fah from fenway pahk.

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-04-22 10:13:13 AM  
They didn't mention Mitchell, South Dakota, home of the CORN PALACE?!!!
 
2012-04-22 10:13:20 AM  
I wonder what paperwork and red tape I would have to do in order to start the World Steak and Blowjob Festival?
 
2012-04-22 10:14:42 AM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: BUTLER, PENNSYLVANIA?

Butler is a rust-belt pit of shiat that wouldn't be worth visiting if it hosted the World Steak and Blowjob Festival

 
2012-04-22 10:15:44 AM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: BUTLER


Came here to say this. My parents moved to Butler so they could have a bunch of cheap land and raise horses. It is beautiful, but so is...um, anywhere else with lots of grass, trees and water.

The Butler "city" proper is just no. No, no, no.
 
2012-04-22 10:18:19 AM  
Oxford, MS is awesome. And I'd live there in a heartbeat.
 
2012-04-22 10:18:23 AM  

alwaysjaded: I wonder what paperwork and red tape I would have to do in order to start the World Steak and Blowjob Festival?


Well, if ypu charge admission you risk prostitution charges. Steaks could be sold a la carte. I would suggest holding it somwhere that prostitution is legal.
 
2012-04-22 10:18:49 AM  
There is no god.
 
2012-04-22 10:20:23 AM  
beckley west virginia? i lived there for 5 years and i dont see how anyone would even wanna visit there. I guess if you think the "crafts and cultures of appalachia" was something to value...
 
2012-04-22 10:22:29 AM  
For a moment I expected Las Vegas to be on that list.
 
2012-04-22 10:23:14 AM  
Is San Antonio on the list? Because I had a fun visit before I moved there. Then I moved back to the Left Coast at the very first opportunity, because that place SUCKS!
 
2012-04-22 10:25:14 AM  
Mr. Coffee Nerves: BUTLER, PENNSYLVANIA?

Butler is a rust-belt pit of shiat that wouldn't be worth visiting if it hosted the World Steak and Blowjob Festival


Somewhere thats supposed to be that bad would be worth going to just to see if its really that bad.... Preferably while the Steak and BJ fest is going on though.
 
2012-04-22 10:28:01 AM  
Key Farking West? This article is about 21 days overdue.
 
2012-04-22 10:28:22 AM  
They didn't mention Pahrump, NV... home of the Bordello Museum .
 
2012-04-22 10:28:53 AM  

fireclown: alwaysjaded: I wonder what paperwork and red tape I would have to do in order to start the World Steak and Blowjob Festival?

Well, if ypu charge admission you risk prostitution charges. Steaks could be sold a la carte. I would suggest holding it somwhere that prostitution is legal.


Hey, those steaks just cost 200 bucks. If the waitresses (or waiters, if that's your thing) decide they like you so much they give you some southern hospitality in the hotel conviently located 17 steps from the tables, that's beyond my control.
 
2012-04-22 10:29:39 AM  
Wonder how many of these places the author actually visited ???
 
2012-04-22 10:32:26 AM  
unclecrazy99: They didn't mention Pahrump, NV... home of the Bordello Museum .

I always liked the motto several of the cat houses there use, Come and hump in Pahrump
 
2012-04-22 10:35:31 AM  
I love how the article's title is about "best small towns," but the article proper explicitly describes at least two of them as "large."
 
2012-04-22 10:35:42 AM  

RamboFrog: Topping the list is Great Barrington, Massachusetts, a small New England town that mints its own currency and is alight with its own quirky culture.

I think the Constitution frowns on that.


Actually, I think that works pretty much the same as gift cards do, and they're not illegal. The law of the land is that dollars are legal tender for all debts, but you can refuse to serve anyone for any reason (except for skin color and all the other reasons). Don't know how that town would manage the sales tax issue, if there is such a thing in MA.
 
2012-04-22 10:36:12 AM  
Laguna Beach starts around $2M for a home. The homes on the shore much more. One of the more beaitiful places in OC, that's for sure.

Livie there, and the people come to you.

Purple sunsets are a bonus.
 
2012-04-22 10:37:29 AM  
I came to say that Butler, PA is a dump.
 
2012-04-22 10:38:15 AM  

sgnilward: Menomonie, WI, WTF?

Better place to live than to visit.
Kind of cute town, lots of industry, not really an arts magnet though.

The Mabel Tainter theater isn't that cool.


I wouldn't touch Mabel's taint with your finger.
 
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