DeMango
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November 8th, 2020 at 8:26:25 PM permalink
Fun thread!
When a rock is thrown into a pack of dogs, the one that yells the loudest is the one who got hit.
coilman
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November 8th, 2020 at 10:20:22 PM permalink
Quote: kewlj


As per sports...hell yes, Philadelphians are passionate about their sports teams. I was an Eagles season ticket holder for 5 years. Throwing snowballs at Santa? Before my time, but he was probably a Giants fan. Lol. And that horse in the parade too. It is my understanding that horse had something negative to say about Nick Foles. :/



Late 80s in NJ visiting sister week or so before Christmas ...brother in law offers up his two season tickets to me and my brother to attend the Flyers game.... we couldnít believe it when they boooed SANTA Claus off the ice .

Now 1985 July 13 JFK was the place to be from 9 am till midnight what a party
Hunterhill
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November 9th, 2020 at 1:24:15 AM permalink
Quote: Sandybestdog

Over the past 2 years I have spent a bit of time in the Philly/Chester areas. I would get hotels and temporary living for several stretches at a time. I live in the DC suburbs for my whole life. Perhaps I didnít fully get the culture or something but I find the area as perhaps the worst place Iíve ever been to. To each his own but I would never choose to live there. Most of all I found the people to be the most rude and laziest souls on the planet. You walk in to a McDonalds and literally canít get anything to eat because nobody cares about anything. Most of you know what itís like to be kicked out of a casino. Well I was surrounded by 3 security guards and escorted out of a Walmart. I always laugh when I walk by that poster that says ďthe real taste of South PhillyĒ in Tropicana at the cheese steak place. The real South Philly is a place I would never want to go to. I will say perhaps my opinion may be influenced by the fact that I generally donít like the big city life. I donít like traffic, paying for parking, or having to ask for the key to the bathroom. If you had to pick a place with concentrated casinos, I would pick Biloxi over AC any day. The more time I spend away from home, the more I like the suburbs where I live.


What was the reason you were escorted out if Walmart?
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November 9th, 2020 at 4:50:41 AM permalink
Quote: LuckyPhow

Hmmm... Are you from Vegas? WoV posts in another thread commented about a MONSTER surge in crime in Las Vegas. Just be sure you're sitting down when the crime-news search results appear.



I live in Las Vegas now but I grew up in Cleveland. Yes, Las Vegas is going through a crime spree ever since the casinos opened back up. The dirt cheap prices on the strip have brought in a bad element that usually can't afford to stay on the strip.
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DeMango
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November 9th, 2020 at 8:18:30 AM permalink
Recent LVA question of the day addressed this. Counter measures seem to be working!
When a rock is thrown into a pack of dogs, the one that yells the loudest is the one who got hit.
FleaStiff
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November 9th, 2020 at 4:36:50 PM permalink
Quote: DeMango

Fun thread!


Fun Posters!
gamerfreak
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November 9th, 2020 at 8:33:31 PM permalink
Quote: Sandybestdog

Over the past 2 years I have spent a bit of time in the Philly/Chester areas. I would get hotels and temporary living for several stretches at a time. I live in the DC suburbs for my whole life. Perhaps I didnít fully get the culture or something but I find the area as perhaps the worst place Iíve ever been to. To each his own but I would never choose to live there. Most of all I found the people to be the most rude and laziest souls on the planet. You walk in to a McDonalds and literally canít get anything to eat because nobody cares about anything. Most of you know what itís like to be kicked out of a casino. Well I was surrounded by 3 security guards and escorted out of a Walmart. I always laugh when I walk by that poster that says ďthe real taste of South PhillyĒ in Tropicana at the cheese steak place. The real South Philly is a place I would never want to go to. I will say perhaps my opinion may be influenced by the fact that I generally donít like the big city life. I donít like traffic, paying for parking, or having to ask for the key to the bathroom. If you had to pick a place with concentrated casinos, I would pick Biloxi over AC any day. The more time I spend away from home, the more I like the suburbs where I live.


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November 9th, 2020 at 9:44:10 PM permalink
I was 10 at my grandmother's house for a big dinner with my dad watching football when I saw Santa being clobbered by snowballs at halftime of the Eagles game. We lived about two hours west of Philly, so we got all of the Eagles games as our local broadcasts.

I haven't been there in decades, but Philly's "Badlands" is the worst, most dangerous urban ghetto I have ever seen. Look it up. It's notorious. Now Harrisburg (PA) has a couple of blocks called "The Hill," and that's rough, but The Badlands is like a hundred times the size, so it gets my award for scariest place. Way worse than LA or Harlem. Hell, Harlem is nice.
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kewlj
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November 9th, 2020 at 10:00:06 PM permalink
Quote: redietz


I haven't been there in decades, but Philly's "Badlands" is the worst, most dangerous urban ghetto I have ever seen. Look it up. It's notorious.



OMG, I thought about mentioning the badlands but didn't want to fuel the negative narrative here. Look major urban areas all have bad sections.

So my badlands experience. Just after I moved to Philly, I had a friend I met at work (I was 19 so before my blackjack days) who lived in the Fishtown section of Philly. Fishtown actually starts where Sugar House Casino is and runs north along the Delaware River. It is a very working class area. Lots of rowhomes. So one day while i was at his house (he lived at home), we went to the "the badlands" to buy some weed. Officially badland is an area between Kensington to North Philly. Both those areas, Kensington and North Philly are rough, but the badlands...wow.!! It looked like a war zone. Scariest place I have ever been. I never went back there.
Hunterhill
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November 10th, 2020 at 12:06:50 AM permalink
How do the badlands compare to Camden?
I went to Camden i the mid 90s ,I Told the guy I was with
OMG this is the scariest ghetto Iíve ever seen.
He laughed and said that was the nice part of Camden.
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