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ZAZ [TotalFark]
2014-08-17 06:34:07 PM
I visited Boulder recently. If you like thin women, it's the place to be. I don't mean "somewhat athletic who would have been normal 30 years ago", I mean "really really thin and you might wonder about their health except they're moving effortlessly along the mountain trails but you still want to suggest they eat a sandwich but they're in good enough shape to smack you hard if you come across rude."

Unlike subby I'm not into weed, transit, or bicycles. I notice things I care about. That would be the female population. And apparently I use runon sentences when talking to myself.
 
2014-08-17 08:52:48 PM

ZAZ: I visited Boulder recently. If you like thin women, it's the place to be. I don't mean "somewhat athletic who would have been normal 30 years ago", I mean "really really thin and you might wonder about their health except they're moving effortlessly along the mountain trails but you still want to suggest they eat a sandwich but they're in good enough shape to smack you hard if you come across rude."

Unlike subby I'm not into weed, transit, or bicycles. I notice things I care about. That would be the female population. And apparently I use runon sentences when talking to myself.


Maybe.  Do the college girls still have those impossibly toned College Girl Thighs?
 
2014-08-17 09:49:00 PM
The University of Miami female student body has quite the body to behold (and hold).
 
2014-08-17 09:54:05 PM

FriarReb98: ZAZ: I visited Boulder recently. If you like thin women, it's the place to be. I don't mean "somewhat athletic who would have been normal 30 years ago", I mean "really really thin and you might wonder about their health except they're moving effortlessly along the mountain trails but you still want to suggest they eat a sandwich but they're in good enough shape to smack you hard if you come across rude."

Unlike subby I'm not into weed, transit, or bicycles. I notice things I care about. That would be the female population. And apparently I use runon sentences when talking to myself.

Maybe.  Do the college girls still have those impossibly toned College Girl Thighs?


*sigh*

ziiiipp
 
2014-08-17 09:54:43 PM
Shouldn't you have used the SPLIFFY tag?
 
2014-08-17 10:01:40 PM
Boulder is great, too bad it's full of Boulderites.
 
2014-08-17 10:09:29 PM
They're all pretty much the same
 
2014-08-17 10:13:18 PM

Prey4reign: The University of Miami female student body has quite the body to behold (and hold).


I thought Ariz. State was the hottest.

Not like I'd know, I went to a little private school in New England.
 
2014-08-17 10:14:04 PM

OscarTamerz: Shouldn't you have used the SPLIFFY tag?


stream1.gifsoup.com
 
2014-08-17 10:15:40 PM
A friend went to skool up thar, taught him how to row class V and flip (and flip back) boats, next thing we ride the White Rim unsupported - 100 miles in just under 48 hours, and the following week he's off to marine boot camp and then next I hear he is flying for Marine 1.  He worked for BOC while in skool, and seemed to do great up there and after! Now I've put his son on the oars for Specter Rapid!
 
2014-08-17 10:16:00 PM
I am sure its better in Boulder since they got rid of the rapey football players...and of course...legal weed
 
2014-08-17 10:16:25 PM
FTA:

America's Foodiest Town.

i just find this hard to believe.  there are places with decades or centuries of food culture, and there are places with a couple years of food culture.

food places are not only decided by the people cooking food, but by the people eating the food.
 
2014-08-17 10:19:27 PM
Nanu nanu.

/I woulda said that anyway.
 
2014-08-17 10:21:11 PM
My son lives in CO.
I love to visit.


/Boulder is nice.
//Telluride is much nicer
///The entire state is very cool

that is all..............
 
2014-08-17 10:23:58 PM
Well, for all it's transit friendliness, every time I'm there it seems like all the streets are crowded with cars - there's a lot of people in Boulder today.

But great weather, and a lot of other nice things there.
 
2014-08-17 10:27:09 PM

FloridaFarkTag: I am sure its better in Boulder since they got rid of the rapey football players...and of course...legal weed


The football team totally sucks and has for years. No one cares though because, living in Boulder, they have better things to do. (almost) No one who didn't smoke weed before has started because of legalization. The pot tourism thing exists, but it's really pretty minimal. The stuff was never expensive or hard to find to begin with. Getting busted for it has always and still does require an almost unimaginable level of stupidity and or carelessness.

/I mean Boulder sucks. Everything is terrible. Please don't move here.
 
2014-08-17 10:27:31 PM
Having lived in Boulder while attending university, I am really getting a kick out of these replies...

It is pretty nice.  The mountains are easily accessible and a beautiful thing to wake up to every day.  The major turnoffs are the Rich White Dudes (and Girls)™ of the Greek population, and the Bourgeois Hippies™ that make up the postgrad crowd.  And of course the "I'm-obsessed-with-weed" contingent, of which I was sadly once a member.

But you will find them at any major university, so yeah Boulder is pretty neat.
 
2014-08-17 10:28:18 PM

Rogue Surf: A friend went to skool up thar, taught him how to row class V and flip (and flip back) boats, next thing we ride the White Rim unsupported - 100 miles in just under 48 hours, and the following week he's off to marine boot camp and then next I hear he is flying for Marine 1.  He worked for BOC while in skool, and seemed to do great up there and after! Now I've put his son on the oars for Specter Rapid!


I know a bunch of those words!
 
2014-08-17 10:30:53 PM
18 replies and not one reference to the People's Republic....geeeze.
 
2014-08-17 10:32:48 PM
Boulder sucks.  Do not move here.  Whatever you do, do not move here.
 
2014-08-17 10:39:38 PM

Mister_poopy_pants: Boulder sucks.  Do not move here.  Whatever you do, do not move here.


I'm on my way.
 
2014-08-17 10:43:29 PM

FraggleStickCar: Bourgeois Hippies™


nice.
 
2014-08-17 10:44:07 PM
Lived there for three years.  Wouldn't go back.

/its beautiful and the weather is actually quite awesome
//the people suck
///and if you want to make actual money you have to commute (or move) to denver
 
2014-08-17 10:45:08 PM

worlddan: 18 replies and not one reference to the People's Republic....geeeze.


Or the bumper stickers that read "Californians go home!"
 
2014-08-17 10:47:49 PM
Boulder remains pretty great, but the recent tech burst is causing problems.

Apartments that used to be very expensive (~$750 for a one bedroom) are now hilariously expensive (~$1100 for a one bedroom).  And it's filled with 25 year olds who really want to tell you about their start-ups.  The types that thought they were the only cool kids in their comp sci classes.

I'd rather hang out with real honest to goodness nerds.
 
2014-08-17 10:51:44 PM
I was in Boulder buying weed today. $40 for a half ounce. Thank you, Root Organic, for your delightful close out pricing and monthly punch card worth $30. Also the $10 stamp card.
 
2014-08-17 10:51:56 PM
Driven through Colorado to get to the ski resorts Keystone and Copper Mountain.
Two thumbs up - would drive out there again.
 
2014-08-17 10:52:29 PM
Between the headline, the linked article, and the actual article, I feel like I've read the same thing three times now. Or maybe I've smoked too much weed.
 
2014-08-17 10:54:29 PM

gingerjet: Lived there for three years.  Wouldn't go back.

/its beautiful and the weather is actually quite awesome
//the people suck
///and if you want to make actual money you have to commute (or move) to denver


I've always noticed this sort of attitude coming from people who live in Denver or other areas of Colorado. When confronted on or asked for any sort of justification though they invariably resort to something along the lines of "The people suck", "The place just feels wrong", "Damn liberals", etc. Specifics are very hard to come by. It can be pretty entertaining.

/Boulder isn't actually anywhere near as hippy or liberal as the stereotypes would have you believe. In fact it's likely that very little of what you think of this town has any basis in reality. We're glad you left.
 
2014-08-17 10:56:54 PM

pute kisses like a man: FTA:

America's Foodiest Town.

i just find this hard to believe.  there are places with decades or centuries of food culture, and there are places with a couple years of food culture.

food places are not only decided by the people cooking food, but by the people eating the food.


Well, have you ever had dinner at the Flagstaff House?  It's something outstanding
 
2014-08-17 10:58:42 PM

HighZoolander: Between the headline, the linked article, and the actual article, I feel like I've read the same thing three times now. Or maybe I've smoked too much weed.


media.tumblr.com
 
2014-08-17 11:12:59 PM
There's lots of reasons people hate the Soviet Socialist Republic of Boulder, primarily the douchebag asshole bike Nazis that live there.
 
2014-08-17 11:19:05 PM

Dafatone: Boulder remains pretty great, but the recent tech burst is causing problems.

Apartments that used to be very expensive (~$750 for a one bedroom) are now hilariously expensive (~$1100 for a one bedroom).  And it's filled with 25 year olds who really want to tell you about their start-ups.  The types that thought they were the only cool kids in their comp sci classes.

I'd rather hang out with real honest to goodness nerds.


As someone who lives in a prominent east cost city and currently shares a two-bedroom on west 80th, those prices look like a steal.
 
2014-08-17 11:24:03 PM

LordZorch: There's lots of reasons people hate the Soviet Socialist Republic of Boulder, primarily the douchebag asshole bike Nazis that live there.


Oh look. It's the guy who thinks people who ride bikes are nazis because he doesn't understand traffic laws.
 
2014-08-17 11:28:23 PM
Such a wonderful place...for rich, privileged white people.

If you can afford to live there the lifestyle isn't to bad.  You can live extremely well and healthy.
You just need to be loaded to do it.
 
2014-08-17 11:33:13 PM

Zyng: gingerjet: Lived there for three years.  Wouldn't go back.

/its beautiful and the weather is actually quite awesome
//the people suck
///and if you want to make actual money you have to commute (or move) to denver

I've always noticed this sort of attitude coming from people who live in Denver or other areas of Colorado. When confronted on or asked for any sort of justification though they invariably resort to something along the lines of "The people suck", "The place just feels wrong", "Damn liberals", etc. Specifics are very hard to come by. It can be pretty entertaining.

/Boulder isn't actually anywhere near as hippy or liberal as the stereotypes would have you believe. In fact it's likely that very little of what you think of this town has any basis in reality. We're glad you left.


While true, I also have a hard time clearly defining what it is that is so different about Boulder. But it IS different. You guys have pet 'guardians'. You have selfish hippies. Boulder is schizo, it doesn't make sense. Enjoy your weird, arrogant town.
 
2014-08-17 11:46:00 PM

Ow! That was my feelings!: Zyng: gingerjet: Lived there for three years.  Wouldn't go back.

/its beautiful and the weather is actually quite awesome
//the people suck
///and if you want to make actual money you have to commute (or move) to denver

I've always noticed this sort of attitude coming from people who live in Denver or other areas of Colorado. When confronted on or asked for any sort of justification though they invariably resort to something along the lines of "The people suck", "The place just feels wrong", "Damn liberals", etc. Specifics are very hard to come by. It can be pretty entertaining.

/Boulder isn't actually anywhere near as hippy or liberal as the stereotypes would have you believe. In fact it's likely that very little of what you think of this town has any basis in reality. We're glad you left.

While true, I also have a hard time clearly defining what it is that is so different about Boulder. But it IS different. You guys have pet 'guardians'. You have selfish hippies. Boulder is schizo, it doesn't make sense. Enjoy your weird, arrogant town.


Admittedly Boulder is kind of a strange place and it is difficult to identify specifics. I would say that we don't really have any actual hippies and that the people who call themselves that or look like that are really just yuppies who smoke too much pot or "trustafarians". I do enjoy it here and I know how lucky I am to be able to afford this place. No, I don't have a trust fund and my family is not rich. I would say that elitist is probably a more accurate term than arrogant though.

I agree that "pet guardian" is an obnoxious, worthless term. People who have their heads that far up their asses are thankfully somewhat rare.

/elitist
 
2014-08-17 11:47:54 PM

the_celt: My son lives in CO.
I love to visit.


/Boulder is nice.
//Telluride is much nicer
///The entire state is very cool

that is all..............


Mesa Verde is really cool.
 
2014-08-17 11:50:29 PM
Am I drunk or did Subby fail for not having a "Stand" reference in thar?
 
2014-08-17 11:52:59 PM
Boulder is great, Boulderites are d-bags. All the best cities I've ever been to (Sydney, Kyoto, SF, Paris, etc.) were filled to the brim with shiatty or annoying people. I think it's a requirement. You have to be a pretentious POS to make something really great.
 
2014-08-17 11:53:03 PM

Gaddiel: Dafatone: Boulder remains pretty great, but the recent tech burst is causing problems.

Apartments that used to be very expensive (~$750 for a one bedroom) are now hilariously expensive (~$1100 for a one bedroom).  And it's filled with 25 year olds who really want to tell you about their start-ups.  The types that thought they were the only cool kids in their comp sci classes.

I'd rather hang out with real honest to goodness nerds.

As someone who lives in a prominent east cost city and currently shares a two-bedroom on west 80th, those prices look like a steal.


Now, I know I live in the most expensive city in the United States (the median one-bedroom apartment here is $2,897 a month), so my perspective is skewed, but is $750 for a one-bedroom expensive in most American large towns and cities? Cause that sounds like a fabulous deal for any place.
 
2014-08-17 11:53:14 PM

Zyng: Ow! That was my feelings!: Zyng: gingerjet: Lived there for three years.  Wouldn't go back.

/its beautiful and the weather is actually quite awesome
//the people suck
///and if you want to make actual money you have to commute (or move) to denver

I've always noticed this sort of attitude coming from people who live in Denver or other areas of Colorado. When confronted on or asked for any sort of justification though they invariably resort to something along the lines of "The people suck", "The place just feels wrong", "Damn liberals", etc. Specifics are very hard to come by. It can be pretty entertaining.

/Boulder isn't actually anywhere near as hippy or liberal as the stereotypes would have you believe. In fact it's likely that very little of what you think of this town has any basis in reality. We're glad you left.

While true, I also have a hard time clearly defining what it is that is so different about Boulder. But it IS different. You guys have pet 'guardians'. You have selfish hippies. Boulder is schizo, it doesn't make sense. Enjoy your weird, arrogant town.

Admittedly Boulder is kind of a strange place and it is difficult to identify specifics. I would say that we don't really have any actual hippies and that the people who call themselves that or look like that are really just yuppies who smoke too much pot or "trustafarians". I do enjoy it here and I know how lucky I am to be able to afford this place. No, I don't have a trust fund and my family is not rich. I would say that elitist is probably a more accurate term than arrogant though.

I agree that "pet guardian" is an obnoxious, worthless term. People who have their heads that far up their asses are thankfully somewhat rare.

/elitist


images.sodahead.com

You should vacation in Crested Butte. You'd love the view.

//some CO Farker will get that.
 
2014-08-17 11:56:08 PM

GladGirl: Gaddiel: Dafatone: Boulder remains pretty great, but the recent tech burst is causing problems.

Apartments that used to be very expensive (~$750 for a one bedroom) are now hilariously expensive (~$1100 for a one bedroom).  And it's filled with 25 year olds who really want to tell you about their start-ups.  The types that thought they were the only cool kids in their comp sci classes.

I'd rather hang out with real honest to goodness nerds.

As someone who lives in a prominent east cost city and currently shares a two-bedroom on west 80th, those prices look like a steal.

Now, I know I live in the most expensive city in the United States (the median one-bedroom apartment here is $2,897 a month), so my perspective is skewed, but is $750 for a one-bedroom expensive in most American large towns and cities? Cause that sounds like a fabulous deal for any place.


Depending on where you are, it is.  Many places in the central time zone are cheaper.  And a few years ago, plenty of one bedrooms were more than that.  But rent's gone up like 33% in a couple years.
 
2014-08-17 11:58:13 PM

HighZoolander: Between the headline, the linked article, and the actual article, I feel like I've read the same thing three times now. Or maybe I've smoked too much weed.


Maybe you haven't smoked enough!
 
2014-08-18 12:00:49 AM

Ow! That was my feelings!: Zyng: gingerjet: Lived there for three years.  Wouldn't go back.

/its beautiful and the weather is actually quite awesome
//the people suck
///and if you want to make actual money you have to commute (or move) to denver

I've always noticed this sort of attitude coming from people who live in Denver or other areas of Colorado. When confronted on or asked for any sort of justification though they invariably resort to something along the lines of "The people suck", "The place just feels wrong", "Damn liberals", etc. Specifics are very hard to come by. It can be pretty entertaining.

/Boulder isn't actually anywhere near as hippy or liberal as the stereotypes would have you believe. In fact it's likely that very little of what you think of this town has any basis in reality. We're glad you left.

While true, I also have a hard time clearly defining what it is that is so different about Boulder. But it IS different. You guys have pet 'guardians'. You have selfish hippies. Boulder is schizo, it doesn't make sense. Enjoy your weird, arrogant town.


Don't understand, don't get it, doesn't make sense.
 
2014-08-18 12:03:02 AM
I got my degree from CU Boulder. I live in Austin now. I like a lot of things about both places. Boulder is a very cool town. There are lots of cool towns though.

Regarding not being able to earn money there, that's pretty silly. There are plenty of great paychecks going out from buildings in that town. If you can't land one of those jobs, that's not Boulder's fault. As a CS student, my internship paid ridiculously well, and the offers I got to stay in Boulder were extremely competitive -- no challenge at all to live comfortably in Boulder with the right skills.
 
2014-08-18 12:03:28 AM
Lived in Boulder for 8 years. Wish I could afford it now.

These stale thirty year old stereotypes about the people are great nostalgia.

Seriously, it's full of rich liberals and college kids. Sorry it doesn't feel more like Peoria, IL.
 
2014-08-18 12:06:24 AM

waterrockets: I got my degree from CU Boulder. I live in Austin now. I like a lot of things about both places. Boulder is a very cool town. There are lots of cool towns though.

Regarding not being able to earn money there, that's pretty silly. There are plenty of great paychecks going out from buildings in that town. If you can't land one of those jobs, that's not Boulder's fault. As a CS student, my internship paid ridiculously well, and the offers I got to stay in Boulder were extremely competitive -- no challenge at all to live comfortably in Boulder with the right skills.


And when the only people living in Boulder are the people with the "right skills", it'll kinda not be as Boulder-y anymore.
 
2014-08-18 12:08:33 AM

Zyng: gingerjet: Lived there for three years.  Wouldn't go back.

/its beautiful and the weather is actually quite awesome
//the people suck
///and if you want to make actual money you have to commute (or move) to denver

I've always noticed this sort of attitude coming from people who live in Denver or other areas of Colorado. When confronted on or asked for any sort of justification though they invariably resort to something along the lines of "The people suck", "The place just feels wrong", "Damn liberals", etc. Specifics are very hard to come by. It can be pretty entertaining.

/Boulder isn't actually anywhere near as hippy or liberal as the stereotypes would have you believe. In fact it's likely that very little of what you think of this town has any basis in reality. We're glad you left.


You're right: Boulder is not "hippy." It's more like "country-club" exclusionary-- much like your parting, collective jab about being "glad you left."

Consider how bad that assessment is coming from someone who lives in Texas.

Boulder was *way* less friendly than SF-- by my experiences. And SF is a lot more liberal.

So sadly, you are correct.
 
2014-08-18 12:11:49 AM

waterrockets: I got my degree from CU Boulder. I live in Austin now. I like a lot of things about both places. Boulder is a very cool town. There are lots of cool towns though.

Regarding not being able to earn money there, that's pretty silly. There are plenty of great paychecks going out from buildings in that town. If you can't land one of those jobs, that's not Boulder's fault. As a CS student, my internship paid ridiculously well, and the offers I got to stay in Boulder were extremely competitive -- no challenge at all to live comfortably in Boulder with the right skills.


A lot of the engineers I talked to in Boulder live in the suburbs north of Denver. The biggest issue for them was the cost of living. Real estate prices and availability were the primary factors. That's not an issue for most college students; most aren't looking for a family-sized home.
 
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