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(CNN)   Cool: To encourage people to move there, city just a half-hour's commute from downtown Chicago is selling homes for just $1. It's a Trap: It's Gary, IN where most residents dream of one day escaping and moving somewhere nice, like Detroit   ( money.cnn.com) divider line
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2013-08-21 08:30:25 PM  
2 votes:
Gary is the only city I've driven through that I could smell with the windows closed in my car.
2013-08-21 08:29:24 PM  
2 votes:
Not Louisiana, Paris, France, New York, or Rome?
2013-08-22 12:18:08 AM  
1 vote:
We get stuck driving through Gary a few times a year. No farking thanks.
2013-08-21 09:23:08 PM  
1 vote:
Gary Indiana.... yeah, right.

When we moved out of that war zone, our house was one of the last on the block that hadn't been burglarized yet.

In August 1971.
2013-08-21 09:20:57 PM  
1 vote:
THX 1138:

/best I could do with MS-Paint

I got this signed by Vince Coleman, he knows all about the tarp.

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2013-08-21 09:04:20 PM  
1 vote:
So obvious

Oh, and the only part of Chicago you can get to in 30 minutes from Gary is South Side, which is pretty much just as bad as Gary. Why drive half an hour just to go from one slum to another?
2013-08-21 08:56:33 PM  
1 vote:

ChubbyTiger: Once stoped in Gary at a White Castle. At 3am. Not the best idea.

I'm not sure how you could be driving anywhere near Gary and have the urge to eat.
2013-08-21 08:44:04 PM  
1 vote:

ChubbyTiger: Once stoped in Gary at a White Castle. At 3am. Not the best idea.

That's ANY White Castle on a weekend
2013-08-21 08:42:39 PM  
1 vote:
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This is how Gary greets people driving from Chicago. It's accurate, as Gary is a bit of a sh*thole... Seriously, you can smell it from way before the sign.
2013-08-21 08:41:25 PM  
1 vote:
People of Gary are overly friendly in a weird sort of way. Every single person at a McDonalds there said "Hi" with a huge smile.
/With all the farked up shiat going on there they still will greet you
2013-08-21 08:40:29 PM  
1 vote:
Once stoped in Gary at a White Castle. At 3am. Not the best idea.
2013-08-21 08:37:14 PM  
1 vote:
This is so true.
When I was out in Indy and Terre Haute for biz some of the guys I was working for told me what had become of it.
I was skeptical and didn't want to believe it was so bad, so we did a side trip on our way to Detroit Metro airport.
All I can say is they had severely understated just how awful things had gotten.
2013-08-21 08:33:28 PM  
1 vote:
Not Louisiana, Paris, France, New York or Rome. ...
2013-08-21 08:29:26 PM  
1 vote:
can someone please buy up like 20 square blocks and get an A-10 and AC-130 to mow the whole place down to the ground..  could be a pay per view event..  the cleanup afterwards can be a MOAB drop
2013-08-21 08:24:27 PM  
1 vote:
So...$1 for a house in the ghetto that might need to be destroyed.

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