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Places you know you'll dislike but have a weird urge to visit?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by RoscoeElegante, Jan 11, 2019 at 2:35 PM.

  1. RoscoeElegante

    RoscoeElegante Friend of Leo's

    Feb 19, 2015
    TooFarFromCanada
    For me, Los Angeles.

    Why? All those daily "Wild police chase" video clips when I click on YouTube. It seems so nicely sunny at the corner of Fountain and Normandie. At the corner of Normandie and Franklin. At the corner of Oil Stain and Concrete. And L.A. seems to do a fine job cleaning up the glittered taillights and helicoptered bumpers, even if the black & whites are slow on the PIT maneuver. Plus, if we're gonna commit a continent to the automobile and shopping, why not go all the way and be (in) L.A.? And its near-constant cloudless sunshine would itself seem like a purchased commodity or an artifice of human vanity, and I'd like to experience that, (old) child of the Great Lakes' Reign Over All Nearby that I am. The Scour of Babel, and all that.

    So, how about you? Any place that goes much against your grain, but you have a perhaps-sick urge to experience? (Gatlinburg, TN, doesn't count. You KNOW you love deep-fried peanut brittle.)

    Gotta add, all of L.A.'s 'Teens and '20s-era Craftsman homes really are quite beautiful. I would much love to stroll (safe parts of) such neighborhoods under an unreal sun....and to see where "Highway Patrol" was filmed. Craftsman-Home-Los-Angeles-Estate.jpg

    EDIT: This thread is not about people-bashing. I hope we can all agree that wherever we go, there are gonna be good, bad, and in-between people. And it's not about what places you don't like, or so dislike you wouldn't visit/re-visit.

    This is about places that we assume will go against our grain but DO intrigue us. So what places intrigue you despite/because they go against your grain?
     
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  2. BigDaddyLH

    BigDaddyLH Telefied Ad Free Member

    I got taken to Las Vegas and it really wasn't my thing, but I can't say I ever had the urge to visit.

    I got nothing. I try to avoid places I dislike.
     
  3. LocoTex

    LocoTex Tele-Afflicted

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    Jan 16, 2018
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    New York and San Francisco.
     
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  4. kelnet

    kelnet Telefied Ad Free Member

    Apr 17, 2008
    Port Moody, BC
  5. BigDaddyLH

    BigDaddyLH Telefied Ad Free Member

    Go on.
     
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  6. nojazzhere

    nojazzhere Poster Extraordinaire

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    God Gave Rock and Roll To You.......Argent.
     
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  7. EsquireOK

    EsquireOK Tele-Afflicted

    Aug 30, 2011
    U.S.A.
    It's obvious you've never been here, if that's what you think it's like!
     
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  8. LutherBurger

    LutherBurger Friend of Leo's

    Oct 29, 2013
    NYC
  9. JuneauMike

    JuneauMike Friend of Leo's

    May 5, 2015
    Alaska
    Isn't that the premise of the thread? I mean, he's not asking for "Places you've visited before and now you dislike but you want to go back."
     
  10. Dismalhead

    Dismalhead Poster Extraordinaire

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    Whoops. Removed because it bothered some people. Sorry.
     
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  11. Mike Eskimo

    Mike Eskimo Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Nov 9, 2008
    Detroit
  12. radiocaster

    radiocaster Friend of Leo's

    Aug 18, 2015
    europe
    I have no urge to visit Saudi Arabia or the Emirates.

    I'm sure Syria and Yemen are really interesting, but right now does not seem like a good idea to visit either.
     
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  13. blowtorch

    blowtorch Telefied Ad Free Member

    May 2, 2003
    Wisco
    For the most part I have no wish to go anywhere.

    It'd be nice to visit the Grand Canyon, i guess
     
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  14. getbent

    getbent Telefied Ad Free Member

    no.

    I don't know any place that I know I'll dislike but want to visit. I know places (from experience) that I do not like, but I would not have any urge to go there.
    I'd note that he was outraged, but.. you weren't... they get outraged over stuff that... he wait, we have to pay attention to the thread?
     
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  15. Dismalhead

    Dismalhead Poster Extraordinaire

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    "Why'o, why'o, why'o, did I ever leave Ohio?" Frankie Avalon in Back to the Beach

    When I was in the Army back in the early '80s, about half the people seemed to come from Ohio. I always figured there must not be much to do there.
     
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  16. Dismalhead

    Dismalhead Poster Extraordinaire

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    Awesome for history, but yeah, doesn't seem very safe. Egypt too since the Arab Spring.
     
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  17. JuneauMike

    JuneauMike Friend of Leo's

    May 5, 2015
    Alaska
    I've never heard anything but glowing remarks about Cleveland. Just sayin'
     
  18. getbent

    getbent Telefied Ad Free Member

    speaking of glowing, how about that river????
     
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