What is "unique" about the culture where you live?

Discussion in 'Art & Culture' started by Seattle, Nov 24, 2020.

  1. Stoniphi obscurely fossiliferous Valued Senior Member

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    Love Toronto, my second solo exhibition was in Yorkville. New years eve downtown was a blast, back in the day.....

    Detroit here...we have freeway shutdowns by crazy street racers doing donuts, sudden death by high-speed drivers and road ragers as well as mistaken identity drivebys. Extremest Trumpster terrorists and gun crazies. 'Rolling coal' - nasty stinky diesel pickup truck drivers (often sporting Trump or Tea Bagger flags) blowing their black smoke on pedestrians etc. and more carjacking than you can shake the proverbial stick at.

    I keep hoping for a Canadian invasion and/or annexation to bring some civility.

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  3. Write4U Valued Senior Member

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    This is not where I live but would love to visit someday.

     
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  5. Seattle Valued Senior Member

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    Ever think about moving?

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  7. Seattle Valued Senior Member

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    You would love to visit the music of Bob Marley? Or Jamaica?
     
  8. Write4U Valued Senior Member

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    Both......I'm an ex bassplayer.......

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  9. Stoniphi obscurely fossiliferous Valued Senior Member

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    Thought of moving a long time ago, chose to try and limit my exposure instead. I am getting too old to move again so I keep a very low profile, an older vehicle and don't drive much. Also (licensed CC) pack a .357 when I go anywhere I consider risky. Use surface streets instead of the highways.

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  10. Tiassa Let us not launch the boat ... Staff Member

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    Did nobody mention the customary time zone that exists inside the city of Seattle?

    At the Center of the Universe, you set your watch back five minutes.
     
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  12. Dennis Tate Valued Senior Member

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    We Nova Scotians are known for being willing to tell rather embarrassing aspects of our life story to nearly total strangers........
    Some Canadians from Ontario and out west so liked that characteristic that they moved here partly because of this tendency.


    We combine aspects of Scottish and Irish culture and I grew up listening to the Irish songs of Rebellion sung by The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem.... (I am talking about by five years of age or not much older being able to recite......

    "Up the long ladder and down the short rope....
    to h... with King Billy and G-d bless the Pope.....
    .... damn..... I used to know more of that one.......

    one of the still illegal songs in England, (Kevin Barry) .... is also a part of our culture......
     
  13. wegs Matter and Pixie Dust Valued Senior Member

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    An unusual amount of obnoxious drivers here, many with out of state license plates. Like...a lot.

    Blowing through red lights and stop signs. Hello, we have laws here?

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  14. Seattle Valued Senior Member

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    Haha...you need to move to Seattle. It's the opposite here. It would be considered very rude to use a car horn unless it was an emergency.

    No one moves at 4 way intersections, even the person whose turn it is to go. Too polite...

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  15. wegs Matter and Pixie Dust Valued Senior Member

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    Sounds charming. Do you have art galleries, book stores and quaint little coffee shops? Because that stuff’s important, ya know.

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  16. Seattle Valued Senior Member

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    Of course. This is the civilized coast you know?

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  17. Michael 345 New year. PRESENT is 71 years old Valued Senior Member

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    And a Zimmer frame repair shop?

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  18. wegs Matter and Pixie Dust Valued Senior Member

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    But wait, you live there. Jk

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    I just did a quick Google search, and looks like ''Pioneer Square'' would be considered Seattle's art district. Hmm, farmers markets are there, too. Good to know.
     
  19. Seattle Valued Senior Member

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    You mean it's civilized because I'm there.

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    True.

    Pioneer Square is cool on paper. In reality there's a lot of homelessness and drugs around there. Farmer's markets are easy to find. You are referring to Pike's Place Market I assume but there are other ones around as well.
     

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