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(Chicago Trib)   Boystown might be renamed Rainbow Way. This would never happen if Spencer Tracy was still alive   (chicagotribune.com) divider line
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2020-07-10 10:19:33 PM  
How do you rename a neighborhood with a street name?

If they were trying to rename Halsted or Broadway, sure, I'd get it.

\ Grew up in Boystown.
\\ Dad was so pissed when the neighbors spoiled the cat.
\\\ Such an awesome neighborhood to grow up in.
 
2020-07-10 10:20:34 PM  
And it's gendered, yes. Because Girlstown is further north.

\ In Andersonville.
\\ Yeah, glad I didn't have to explain that to Grandma.
 
2020-07-10 10:21:45 PM  
Too crazy for Boystown, too much of a boy for Crazytown...
 
2020-07-10 10:26:59 PM  
Interesting read. Not the Boystown I was familiar with.
 
2020-07-10 10:27:07 PM  
 
2020-07-10 10:28:15 PM  

baron von doodle: Interesting read. Not the Boystown I was familiar with.


Same, I assumed that the article was talking about the foster charity.
 
2020-07-10 10:28:49 PM  

baron von doodle: https://www.boystown.org/Pages/defaul​t​.aspx


No, no it's not.

But it's a thing, and has been a thing since...well, I can only personally attest to 1970. But it was a thing before then.
 
2020-07-10 10:31:36 PM  
I think the Nebraska one dates to 1941. Also associated with "He's Not Heavy, He's My Brother", by The Hollies.
 
2020-07-10 10:32:25 PM  
Not downgrading the Chicago one, I was just unfamiliar.
 
2020-07-10 10:33:28 PM  
Didn't mean to talk negative. Sounds like a decent area.
 
2020-07-10 10:34:54 PM  
All it's going to do is attract Mario Kart players.
 
2020-07-10 10:36:54 PM  
Bronski Beat Avenue
Bronski Beat - Why ? (Official Music Video)
Youtube H3LbzjFJdSA
 
2020-07-10 10:44:36 PM  

baron von doodle: Didn't mean to talk negative. Sounds like a decent area.


No worries! I knew the context because 1) I grew up there and 2) It was the Chicago NAZISAREBEST I'm sorry let me try again, the Chicago Tribune doing the story so I knew they knew the context.

But seriously. The story also ignores that renaming things in Chicago is rare, and usually ignored when it does happen, which is why natives still talk about Comiskey and Sears Tower.
 
2020-07-10 10:45:58 PM  

baron von doodle: I think the Nebraska one dates to 1941. Also associated with "He's Not Heavy, He's My Brother", by The Hollies.


1941 is far away from that song release. y'all need to read your Bible, son.
 
2020-07-10 10:53:11 PM  
Inconsolable...
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2020-07-10 10:53:48 PM  
I love Boystown.  Nearly every Mexican border city has one.  It's a walled off section of the city with armed Police manning a single entrance.  Inside are strip joints and more strip joints and independents who work out of on site apartments.  Sex, all the drugs you want, booze, tacos, everything.  Your safety is guaranteed as well.
 
2020-07-10 10:54:30 PM  

I hereby demand that I be given a Fark account: baron von doodle: https://www.boystown.org/Pages/default​.aspx

No, no it's not.

But it's a thing, and has been a thing since...well, I can only personally attest to 1970. But it was a thing before then.


Things can change. The neighborhood is much more festive now and should reflect that.
 
2020-07-10 10:56:53 PM  
Donkey punch and twinkies will be served at intermission.
 
2020-07-10 10:57:16 PM  

Turbo Cojones: I love Boystown.  Nearly every Mexican border city has one.  It's a walled off section of the city with armed Police manning a single entrance.  Inside are strip joints and more strip joints and independents who work out of on site apartments.  Sex, all the drugs you want, booze, tacos, everything.  Your safety is guaranteed as well.


Oddly enough is that does sound like Chicago.
 
2020-07-10 10:59:13 PM  

sinko swimo: baron von doodle: I think the Nebraska one dates to 1941. Also associated with "He's Not Heavy, He's My Brother", by The Hollies.

1941 is far away from that song release. y'all need to read your Bible, son.


That was when the Reverend that founded Boystown, Nebraska adopted it. Due to the song. I've seen the plaque. Read my link, son.
 
2020-07-10 11:05:59 PM  
People will still call it that no matter what.  People still refer to Sears Tower, the Tappan Zee Bridge, etc.  Ebbets Field inconsolable.
 
2020-07-10 11:29:06 PM  

berylman: Bronski Beat Avenue
[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/H3LbzjFJ​dSA]


I forgot about that song.  The only Bronski Beat song I listen to often is Smalltown Boy,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=88sAR​u​Fu-tc
 
2020-07-10 11:29:14 PM  

I hereby demand that I be given a Fark account: How do you rename a neighborhood with a street name?

If they were trying to rename Halsted or Broadway, sure, I'd get it.

\ Grew up in Boystown.
\\ Dad was so pissed when the neighbors spoiled the cat.
\\\ Such an awesome neighborhood to grow up in.


"Broad"way?   Check your male CIS privilege!
 
2020-07-10 11:31:03 PM  

derpes_simplex: People will still call it that no matter what.  People still refer to Sears Tower, the Tappan Zee Bridge, etc.  Ebbets Field inconsolable.


Largest non-sports venue for outdoor music in Kansas City was Sandstone Amphitheatre in the mid 90s. That same venue is still the largest. It has changed corporate names several times, but everyone still calls it Sandstone. Probably the same thing here.
 
Oak [BareFark]
2020-07-10 11:41:58 PM  

I hereby demand that I be given a Fark account: baron von doodle: Didn't mean to talk negative. Sounds like a decent area.

No worries! I knew the context because 1) I grew up there and 2) It was the Chicago NAZISAREBEST I'm sorry let me try again, the Chicago Tribune doing the story so I knew they knew the context.

But seriously. The story also ignores that renaming things in Chicago is rare, and usually ignored when it does happen, which is why natives still talk about Cominskey and Sears Tower.


FTFY
 
2020-07-10 11:42:01 PM  
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2020-07-10 11:53:30 PM  
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Where's this "boystown" ya'll talkin about ?????
 
2020-07-10 11:56:29 PM  

DippityDoo: [Fark user image image 425x239]
Where's this "boystown" ya'll talkin about ?????


Funnied. You are terrible.
 
2020-07-11 12:00:10 AM  

Oak: I hereby demand that I be given a Fark account: baron von doodle: Didn't mean to talk negative. Sounds like a decent area.

No worries! I knew the context because 1) I grew up there and 2) It was the Chicago NAZISAREBEST I'm sorry let me try again, the Chicago Tribune doing the story so I knew they knew the context.

But seriously. The story also ignores that renaming things in Chicago is rare, and usually ignored when it does happen, which is why natives still talk about Cominskey and Sears Tower.

FTFY


YOU....are correct.

Da Sox!
 
2020-07-11 12:00:32 AM  

DippityDoo: [Fark user image 425x239]
Where's this "boystown" ya'll talkin about ?????


You horrible person +1
 
2020-07-11 12:33:29 AM  

Dahnkster: Inconsolable...
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Trivia Note: The street where Pee Wee got run over is Dodge Street
 
2020-07-11 2:48:51 AM  

Turbo Cojones: I love Boystown.  Nearly every Mexican border city has one.  It's a walled off section of the city with armed Police manning a single entrance.  Inside are strip joints and more strip joints and independents who work out of on site apartments.  Sex, all the drugs you want, booze, tacos, everything.  Your safety is guaranteed as well.


I get all that at home, why go seek it?
 
2020-07-11 6:54:30 AM  

baron von doodle: derpes_simplex: People will still call it that no matter what.  People still refer to Sears Tower, the Tappan Zee Bridge, etc.  Ebbets Field inconsolable.

Largest non-sports venue for outdoor music in Kansas City was Sandstone Amphitheatre in the mid 90s. That same venue is still the largest. It has changed corporate names several times, but everyone still calls it Sandstone. Probably the same thing here.


I forgot about Sandstone, saw Phish there in the 90's. They had these weird towers for speakers in the lawn...good memories, thanks!
 
2020-07-11 7:33:50 AM  

AAAAGGGGHHHH: Dahnkster: Inconsolable...
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Trivia Note: The street where Pee Wee got run over is Dodge Street


Still a street you're likely to get run over on.
 
2020-07-11 7:53:53 AM  
Do it for Randolph Scott!
 
2020-07-11 10:08:59 AM  
Santorum Street?
 
2020-07-11 10:34:20 AM  
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2020-07-11 10:39:29 AM  
Went to a great cabaret there with my wife and some friends a number of years ago. Terrific show and the food was awesome.

Stupid question that I know I'll be slammed for but I saw this sentence in the article:

Speakers at the Drag March for Change, which drew thousands of Black Lives Matter protesters in June, complained that they were denied jobs or steady work at nightclubs and bars because they were Black.

Is it now proper to capitalize the word "Black" when referring to someone's race? I've seen it done in lots of articles but Ive yet to see it done when referring to white people.
 
2020-07-11 11:07:01 AM  
rename it "Poundtown"
 
2020-07-11 11:24:28 AM  

baron von doodle: I think the Nebraska one dates to 1941. Also associated with "He's Not Heavy, He's My Brother", by The Hollies.


From Wikipedia it was founded in 1917.  Movie made in the late '30s.
 
2020-07-11 11:51:41 AM  
I love this story.
It's not a feel good one, it's a story that shows us

all people basically kinda suck.
All people more than  ready to form an exclusive click and get discriminatory against perceived outsiders.

This is what we are, this is who we have to make the rules for, these are the assumption about us to guide law making.
NOT, and people want to be kind and good and sweet and nice and all inclusive, just naturally all on their own, EXCEPT FOR A FEW  BAD APPLES.

We are the bad apples by default, we are the selfish animals by instinct, and we need to understand to stop pretending we're just intrinsically good if left alone to our own devices.WRONG.It takes a whole culture of being better and telling ourselves, don't trust yourself too much you'll be selfish, use these guiding principals to help avoid being that tiny brained exclusive click chimp that we will naturally be.If we want to NOT BE what we will naturally be, we need CULTURAL INDOCTRINATION all life long.No one is exempt from being human, we are not born to be kindly to each other, we are born to survive without having to ask what the costs of it were.The silver back that commits infanticide without hesitation is there in the genetic code of us too.The POV that wants all other people around them to also be better off, the POV that does not seek a ladder stack position over others or have a need of status differentiation between us, is a learned trait not a natural one.If we refuse to INDOCTRINATE the children (each new generation) to a chosen social norm that refutes the animal ladder stack hierarchy where equality is no existent and my status is only able to be equal to the status of our least well off member.Then they will be left with what they come by as human animals naturally.Which is unworthy of any praise, and whose only future is to carry on existing as lowly jungle animals and waste the opportunity of self determination that our genetic heritage offers us.
 
2020-07-11 11:55:55 AM  
formatting? re-post

I love this story.
It's not a feel good one, it's a story that shows us

all people basically kinda suck.
All people more thanready to form an exclusive click and get discriminatory against perceived outsiders.

This is what we are, this is who we have to make the rules for, these are the assumption about us to guide law making.
NOT, and people want to be kind and good and sweet and nice and all inclusive, just naturally all on their own, EXCEPT FOR A FEWBAD APPLES.

We are the bad apples by default, we are the selfish animals by instinct, and we need to understand to stop pretending we're just intrinsically good if left alone to our own devices.
WRONG.
It takes a whole culture of being better and telling ourselves, don't trust yourself too much you'll be selfish, use these guiding principles to help avoid being that tiny brained exclusive click chimp that we will naturally be.
If we want to NOT BE what we will naturally be, we need CULTURAL INDOCTRINATION all lifelong. No one is exempt from being human, we are not born to be kindly to each other, we are born to survive without having to ask what the costs of it were.
The animal that can commit infanticide without hesitation, is there in the genetic code of us too.
The POV that wants all other people around them to also be better off, the POV that does not seek a ladder stack position over others or have a need of status differentiation between us, is a learned trait not a natural one.
If we refuse to INDOCTRINATE the children (each new generation) to a chosen social norm that refutes the animal ladder stack hierarchy where equality is no existent and my status is only able to be equal to the status of our least well off member. Then they will be left with what they come by as human animals naturally. Which is unworthy of any praise, and whose only future is to carry on existing as lowly jungle animals and waste the opportunity of self-determination that our genetic heritage offers us.

We cannot be left to freely choose for ourselves, because we are going to naturally not choose, but just follow the easy path of nature by doing what our animal feelings are(selfish), rather than what we determine to be moral and good.
 
2020-07-11 3:27:34 PM  
Ween - Boys Club
Youtube aKpSSl2Ouqo
 
2020-07-11 3:57:29 PM  

BlueBox: berylman: Bronski Beat Avenue
[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/H3LbzjFJ​dSA]

I forgot about that song.  The only Bronski Beat song I listen to often is Smalltown Boy,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=88sARu​Fu-tc


The Communards have a few good tracks as well, but at times they get too heavy for themselves.  Richard Cole is a pretty good composer though, and Jimmy's voice fits nicely with the tunes.
 
2020-07-11 6:53:48 PM  
Jimmi Ha-Ha out of Annapolis tells it like it is.
 
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