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Re: I'm moving, I think.
« Reply #100 on: 04 Jan 2008, 16:57 »

In reference to binge drinking in Australia, all the"cool" kids do it.
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Re: I'm moving, I think.
« Reply #101 on: 04 Jan 2008, 17:04 »

Is England really all that bad? I mean, Ireland has all the binge-drinking, gang crime, gossip-centric etcetera etcetera stuff, just we haven't had as much practice at them, and the same continual crying out about them in the papers. Thing is, I've lived in some of the (supposedly) worst areas of Dublin since I moved up there three years ago, and I've never really felt particularly unsafe, even wandering through Temple Bar at three in the morning on a weekend. So I'm wondering whether we're just lucky over here, or whether I'm just less concerned with personal safety or something.

Also, binge drinking means three pints in a day. How many people go out and have three pints on a night out?

A friend of mine moved to Ireland for a while with no prospects except the likelihood (and not certainty) of the Irish dole. It was definitely the right thing for him.

Fecking crusties, coming over here and stealing our squats. Or something.  :-P
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Re: I'm moving, I think.
« Reply #102 on: 04 Jan 2008, 17:22 »

Either you have not really been to Brisbane, or my job is really causing a massive upsurge in cynicism about the general quality of people here.

Not wanting to push a point too much, but as a matter of curiosity what proportion of your customers are British back-packers? I'd imagine there would be quite a number in a place like Brisbane.
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Re: I'm moving, I think.
« Reply #103 on: 04 Jan 2008, 19:33 »

Not too many, surprisingly. Backpackers typically gravitate towards places with reasonably attractive women. Even the ugly ones.
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Re: I'm moving, I think.
« Reply #104 on: 05 Jan 2008, 00:33 »

Gotta admire their confidence
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Re: I'm moving, I think.
« Reply #105 on: 06 Jan 2008, 01:26 »


I like a lot of the bigger cities of the Midwest (Chicago, Minneapolis/ St. Paul, Madison), although I'm sorta biased. The rural small-town areas just depress me, however. I drove through rural Iowa last week and wanted to shoot myself. Just a bunch of ignorant, poor, obese rednecks with no purpose in life. Probably why they drink so much. Aside from binge drinking, there's also really high rates of meth use in rural midwest areas due to the availability of many of the chemical ingredients from fertilizers used on farms.

(I hope I haven't offended any rural midwest folk with this)

As a rural Midwesterner, I'm sorry that our meth isn't up to the snuff of the driveby shootings, gang beatings, and crack use in your big cities.

Hope you're not offended, either.;)
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Re: I'm moving, I think.
« Reply #106 on: 06 Jan 2008, 10:30 »

Man, Iowa is quite possibly my least favorite state of those that I have been to.

I too grew up in the rural Midwest (Minnesota, yay!) and pretty much hated it. Now I am living in Fargo for college, which is a vast improvement aside from the fact that it's flat as all hell and windy all the time. Once I graduate from here I kinda want to go to grad school in Minneapolis or St. Paul so I can see how I like living in a bigger city. And from there, who knows?

So basically what I am saying with this is that you need to move around the U.S. a couple of times before you write the whole country off on account of one shitty area that you have lived in.
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Re: I'm moving, I think.
« Reply #107 on: 06 Jan 2008, 12:18 »

Your idea of a big city is Minneapolis or St. Paul?
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Re: I'm moving, I think.
« Reply #108 on: 06 Jan 2008, 12:21 »

a bigger city.

Say it with me. Bigger. Not big. Bigger. Minneapolis is a bigger city in relation to Fargo.
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Re: I'm moving, I think.
« Reply #109 on: 06 Jan 2008, 15:32 »

I gave up reading this thread midway through page 2.

Most of the UK is shite, come tae fucking glasgae though, it's fucking braw.

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Re: I'm moving, I think.
« Reply #110 on: 06 Jan 2008, 15:56 »

Minneapolis is a bigger city in relation to Fargo.

I haven't been to Fargo, so I can't compare the two, but Minneapolis was a nice city. I've spent a lot of time in both rural areas (because my grandpa lived in the middle of a corn/soybean field and I also hated it) and city areas (I've lived very close to a city all my life and I've been to other, large/r cities) and Minneapolis seems like a good middle-ground city ground to start off in. It seemed clean(er), not unfriendly, and not too big. And from what I remember, the airport wasn't very confusing, which is nice, but probably irrelevant.
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Re: I'm moving, I think.
« Reply #111 on: 06 Jan 2008, 16:11 »

Fargo is pretty much a smaller, flatter version of Minneapolis, just a little less "hip" for lack of a better term. Minneapolis has lots of theaters, music venues, that sort of thing. Fargo, unfortunately, doesn't attract nearly as many good shows, but it has been getting better. This fall I saw Bright Eyes, Band of Horses, and Ted Leo here, so hopefully this area will continue to become more popular as a destination for touring acts.
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Re: I'm moving, I think.
« Reply #112 on: 06 Jan 2008, 16:36 »

We are all moving.
Always.
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Re: I'm moving, I think.
« Reply #113 on: 06 Jan 2008, 16:51 »

I was about to say, lay off the weed for a while. When my friend gets stoned he's always like " dude don't you think, that thats a metaphor for life. "
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Re: I'm moving, I think.
« Reply #114 on: 06 Jan 2008, 16:58 »

Dude lay off the crack and get some sleep.

But he almost always says things like this!
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Re: I'm moving, I think.
« Reply #115 on: 06 Jan 2008, 17:43 »

I think Slick's posting has been fantastic.

And with that as your avatar I am in no mood to agree with you ever.
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Re: I'm moving, I think.
« Reply #116 on: 07 Jan 2008, 04:39 »

I gave up reading this thread midway through page 2.

Most of the UK is shite, come tae fucking glasgae though, it's fucking braw.




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Re: I'm moving, I think.
« Reply #117 on: 07 Jan 2008, 07:56 »

Sounds fucking magic hen.
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Re: I'm moving, I think.
« Reply #118 on: 07 Jan 2008, 17:19 »

Also, binge drinking means three pints in a day. How many people go out and have three pints on a night out?


What? binge drinking is 3 pints? that's not really that much.
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Re: I'm moving, I think.
« Reply #119 on: 07 Jan 2008, 18:11 »

There's the health class definition of binge drinking (3 pints,) and then the definition everywhere else (projectile vomiting.)

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Re: I'm moving, I think.
« Reply #120 on: 07 Jan 2008, 18:18 »

By Binge Drinking, I meant they drink a lot of every type of alcohol and don't stop for hours.

Regularly. Like, several times a week.
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Re: I'm moving, I think.
« Reply #121 on: 07 Jan 2008, 19:30 »

Yeah, that's what i understood, too.
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Re: I'm moving, I think.
« Reply #122 on: 07 Jan 2008, 19:36 »

I seem to remember reading a statistic for binge drinking on my campus, classifying it as regularly consuming 5 or more drinks in a single sitting/night.
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Re: I'm moving, I think.
« Reply #123 on: 08 Jan 2008, 00:06 »

That's not much.
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Re: I'm moving, I think.
« Reply #124 on: 08 Jan 2008, 06:53 »

I had fourteen pints during 2 consecutive football games in october. I was there for a while before the football too so it worked out at about 5-6 hours of drinking, reading and watching the games.

Ah student life.
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Re: I'm moving, I think.
« Reply #125 on: 08 Jan 2008, 08:21 »

Yeah, the medical definition of binge drinking is pretty ridiculous. People just need to know when to stop. I mean, if you are a twenty stone seven foot tall man mountain then maybe you can drink twenty pints tonight but do not try it please if you are a fourteen year old girl ok?
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