kewlj
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November 7th, 2020 at 11:08:59 AM permalink
This is not about politics but rather about the historical moment itself.

I Love Las Vegas where I have lived for over a decade. I sometime joke that I have neon running through my veins. :/ But like many or most Las Vegans, I am from somewhere else. I was born and raised in Florida, but it Philadelphia my first home as an adult for 9 years, that I will always consider home.

So Today, Pennsylvania was called for President elect Biden putting him over the top. Celebration broke out in many places throughout the country. As I watched dancing in the streets in Philly, I missed my home town dearly. It was the kind of event I would have been part of not because support for any candidate, but just being experiencing the historical moment. As I watched the celebration outside the Convention Center at 12th and Arch at the door of The Reading Terminal, thoughts of some of my favorite food stands inside, my thoughts went back to the delicious brownies at Le Bus bakery and the soft, warm chocolate cookies at The Second Street Cookie company. And who can forget the cheesesteaks from Tony Luke's. Yummy.

And speaking of cheesesteaks, I saw a woman, quite a bit on the chunky side, dancing in the street with a shirt that read "Body by cheesesteak". LOL.

Just missing Philly on this historical day.
mcallister3200
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November 7th, 2020 at 11:29:22 AM permalink
Maybe I don't know Philly well enough....but it seems like anywhere outside of the city center is flat out unredeemable urban decay in all its glory. Nothing is a better representation of the perceived character of the city than the robot that travelled through three countries before being promptly decapitated in Philadelphia shortly after arriving in the US. City of brotherly love my ass.


DeMango
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November 7th, 2020 at 11:56:37 AM permalink
WC Fields had the best lines, maybe somebody can pull it up. Something about a sweepstakes and the winner getting a trip to Philly. Not an endorsement of the city and that was 80 years ago.
When a rock is thrown into a pack of dogs, the one that yells the loudest is the one who got hit.
kewlj
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November 7th, 2020 at 12:18:26 PM permalink
Damn dudes....stop hating.
gamerfreak
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November 7th, 2020 at 12:19:33 PM permalink
I am from Philly suburbs.

While I wouldnít consider myself well traveled, Iíve been to most regions of the US.

I canít imagine why Iíd want to live anywhere else.
mcallister3200
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November 7th, 2020 at 12:30:07 PM permalink
Quote: kewlj

Damn dudes....stop hating.



I will admit, all the northeast that Iíve been to other than perhaps New England are my least favorite places in the US and I dislike all their cities equally. Iím definitely a northeast hater. And I will not stop hating on Philadelphia, regardless of how many people have nice things to say about it. The best part is the view when you fly out. Oh and the airport is complete trash and old as dirt, I guess like most of the city then.
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ThatDonGuy
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DeMangoLuckyPhow
November 7th, 2020 at 1:23:09 PM permalink
Quote: DeMango

WC Fields had the best lines, maybe somebody can pull it up. Something about a sweepstakes and the winner getting a trip to Philly. Not an endorsement of the city and that was 80 years ago.


First prize was a week in Philadelphia. Second prize was two weeks.

He also said about Philadelphia, "I spent a week there one night."
jjjoooggg
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November 7th, 2020 at 2:40:58 PM permalink
I have been to sugarhouse casino. +1 for having casinos.
Besides study abroad. Born and lived in Tx my whole life.
DeMango
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November 7th, 2020 at 5:12:12 PM permalink
Quote: kewlj

Damn dudes....stop hating.


Donít forget throwing snowballs at Santa!!
When a rock is thrown into a pack of dogs, the one that yells the loudest is the one who got hit.
unJon
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November 7th, 2020 at 5:25:36 PM permalink
Quote: DeMango

Donít forget throwing snowballs at Santa!!

Or the guy that punched the police horse after Eagles won Super Bowl.
The race is not always to the swift, nor the battle to the strong; but that is the way to bet.

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