Crescent City Sucks

even on a good day...

Friday, May 13, 2005


I've got to go back to college... Posted by Hello

10 Comments:

At 5/14/2005 03:17:00 AM, Anonymous Bob said...

"An astrologer once told me, 'You suffer from what's called a geographic.' A geographic is when a person walks around thinking that where he lives will make his life better. The astrologer said, "Let me tell you, life is about an emotional connection to people and things and it doesn't matter where you are on the globe.' "

"The partly cloudy patriot" by Sarah Vowell, p.195.

 
At 5/15/2005 11:33:00 PM, Blogger michael said...

I couldn't agree more. Crescent City still sucks. Come visit and convince me otherwise. I may be young, immature, and cloistered, but the fact that my small town leaves alot to be desired is unshaken.

 
At 5/16/2005 01:16:00 AM, Anonymous bob said...

Excuse me?

You couldn't agree more but the place still sucks?

This is not a good sign for collegiate success as the quote essentially says: Places don't suck, people do.

 
At 5/16/2005 01:28:00 AM, Anonymous bob said...

p.s.

I might need to mention that the people that suck are the people that think a place sucks ...

 
At 5/16/2005 10:48:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wouldn't it be nice if everyone and everything could be reduced to trite little quotes you find at the bottom of the page in a Reader's Digest?

 
At 5/17/2005 03:43:00 PM, Anonymous bob said...

It would be even nicer if commenters would read and fully comprehended the post they're commenting on.

You say Readers Digest, but I see a citation to an actual book.

But then again, this appears to be a slacker site and slackers don't read books ...

 
At 5/17/2005 05:22:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"This is not a good sign for collegiate success as the quote essentially says: Places don't suck, people do."
Real knowledge, as we learned in college, is not the ability to regurgitate quotes - other peoples' ideas - but rather to come up with our own statements, our own definitions and perceptions of things.
It doesn't matter where your quote came from (the source book or its quote in another publication), just because it's in print does not mean that it's become truth or even canon. We all experience our own truth, and I applaud Michael for putting his out here.

 
At 5/18/2005 05:14:00 AM, Anonymous rockstar said...

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At 5/18/2005 05:59:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

actually, boob, I mean Bob, Michael is one of the most erudite, well read people I know. kudos, Michael, you're doing what writers do. that is , observing and recording your observations. keep it up, and I'll keep reading.
anonymously,
Ryland

 
At 5/27/2005 10:52:00 PM, Anonymous Boob said...

Actually, chicken shit, I mean Anonymous, Michael is an immature bully who revels in playing the role of a powerless vicitim of society while boosting his self-esteem by practicing condescending ridicule as he hides behind the facade of the dignified, observant writer sipping his latte as he observes and writes about the world around him.

(Hard to believe, for me being an ignorant redneck and all, but I made that up meeself!).

[editor's note: a redneck with a PhD. in economics]

On a related note, if the source of my quote "didn't matter", as you say, why did you choose to first dismiss it by asserting it came from Readers Digest. This comment of yours in and of itself would indicates that the source of a quote truly does matter to you.

Ouch.

I'm only checking into this blog to teach Michael how the world really works. I just hope by the time he figures it out he hasn't shot off all his toes ...

 

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