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Joke Towns (was crappiest town in UK)

Old Oct 13th 2004, 2:29 am
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Frank Hucklenbroich
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Am Tue, 12 Oct 2004 18:37:45 +0100 schrieb Gerald Oliver Swift:

    > Which are your country's Joke Towns?
    > You know, the ones that everyone from your particular country laughs at and
    > uses in jokes.
    >
    > In the UK we have Luton (recently voted crappiest town in the UK - and
    > rightly so!)

What about Grimsby(sp?)? Some british friends always told me about it as
being the most depressing place in the UK ;-)

As for Germany, there's always a joke on the Internet about the town of
Bielefeld (but it's an joke only used on the net) - some years ago some
people made a funny website about ist, in the sense that Bielefeld doesn't
really exist and it's all part of a big conspiracy (same as area 51 in the
US).

And from that time on, whenever someone mentiones Bielefeld on the web or
in a newsgroup, it's almost certain to attract jokes like "Don't answer the
question, ist a bait - THEY are trying to get you".

More info in english on it is here:
http://www.fact-index.com/b/bi/biele...chwoerung.html
http://encyclopedia.thefreedictionar...Verschw%F6rung

Regards,

Frank
 
Old Oct 13th 2004, 2:44 am
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Keith Willshaw
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"Tim Challenger" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:1097674870.13Joz/sPDlptO1IbDerZWA@teranews...
    > On Wed, 13 Oct 2004 06:17:31 GMT, Susan Wachob wrote:
    >> Cleveland, Ohio is on Lake Erie (one of the Great Lakes). Cleveland was
    >> so without merit that it was referred to as the mistake by the lake.
    >> Lake Erie used to be so polluted that it once caught fire but it
    >> apparantly has been cleaned up quite a bit. I've heard that Cleveland
    >> has also improved but I know nothing about it myself.
    > I once saw some photos taken by a photographer that had been developed
    > and/or printed in just the lake water.
    > Frightening.

The Thames, Tyne and Tees werent exactly clean in the
60's and 70's either. I recall working at Dock Point on
the Tees when standard procedure was to send any
who fell in the river to hospital to have his stomach
pumped.

FWIW Cleveland waterfont is GREATLY improved
with the Flats entertainment centre , the Rock and Roll
hall of fame and Great Lakes Science centre all on
the lakefront.

Just down the road at Sandusky is a major wildlife
refuge and bird sanctuary and a number of popular
beaches.

Keith
 
Old Oct 13th 2004, 3:00 am
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Tim Challenger
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On Wed, 13 Oct 2004 15:44:07 +0100, Keith Willshaw wrote:

    >> I once saw some photos taken by a photographer that had been developed
    >> and/or printed in just the lake water.
    >> Frightening.
    >
    > The Thames, Tyne and Tees werent exactly clean in the
    > 60's and 70's either.
Of course. But I don't think you could have print photos in them.

    > I recall working at Dock Point on
    > the Tees when standard procedure was to send any
    > who fell in the river to hospital to have his stomach
    > pumped.

Pretty standard for most major rivers in the world at the time.

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Old Oct 13th 2004, 3:36 am
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On Wed, 13 Oct 2004 06:17:31 GMT, Susan Wachob
<[email protected]> wrote:

    >Cleveland, Ohio is on Lake Erie (one of the Great Lakes). Cleveland was
    >so without merit that it was referred to as the mistake by the lake.
    >Lake Erie used to be so polluted that it once caught fire but it
    >apparantly has been cleaned up quite a bit.

I assure you that Lake Erie never caught fire. It was the
Cuyahoga River in Cleveland that caught fire.

    >I've heard that Cleveland
    >has also improved but I know nothing about it myself.

Obviously.


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Old Oct 13th 2004, 3:40 am
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On Wed, 13 Oct 2004 14:20:13 +0200, B Vaughan<[email protected]>
wrote:

    >On 12 Oct 2004 17:04:35 -0600, [email protected] (Bill Moore)
    >wrote:
    >>In article <[email protected]>,
    >>Douglas W. Hoyt <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>>1) "Will it play in Peoria?"
    >>>2) In the Simpsons episode "Homer the Clown", written by John Swartzwelder,
    >>>Krusty the Klown tells Homer during a lesson at his clown college: "Memorize
    >>>these funny place names: Walla Walla, Keokuk, Cucamonga, Seattle."
    >>>3) Whatever happened to Poughkeepsie?
    >>I suppose the two Pennsylvania towns of Intercourse and Blue Balls
    >>are worth a mention...
    >I don't think there is a Blue Balls. There's a Blue Bell in
    >Pennsylvania.

It's Blue Ball, Pennsylvania. Google for
"Blue Ball" pennsylvania


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Old Oct 13th 2004, 4:08 am
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"Bill Moore" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > ...
    > 2) Newark, New Jersey, USA. Because of crime and pollution,
    > I guess.
    > Though I suspect neither of these places fit their old stereotype.

Newark does.
 
Old Oct 13th 2004, 5:23 am
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Miguel Cruz
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<[email protected]> wrote:
    > There's a Sandy Balls campsite in UK.

And of course Kentucky's "Big Bone Lick State Park" which may amuse the
14-year-old in each of us.

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Old Oct 13th 2004, 5:53 am
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On Wed, 13 Oct 2004 15:45:48 +0200, nitram wrote:


    > There's a Sandy Balls campsite in UK.

Really? What's it called?

I'll get my coat ...

J;

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Old Oct 13th 2004, 8:33 am
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"Gerald Oliver Swift" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    > Which are your country's Joke Towns?
    > You know, the ones that everyone from your particular country laughs at and
    > uses in jokes.
    >
    > In the UK we have Luton (recently voted crappiest town in the UK - and
    > rightly so!), Milton Keynes (a 20th century archaeological building site
    > somewhere in the south of England) and Dewsbury in West Yorkshire (flat
    > caps and ferrets down your trousers).
    >
    > Gerry

Dont forget Liverpool...

Regards,

NUFC_1892
 
Old Oct 13th 2004, 9:17 am
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"Gerald Oliver Swift" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    > Which are your country's Joke Towns?
    > You know, the ones that everyone from your particular country laughs at and
    > uses in jokes.
    >
    > In the UK we have Luton (recently voted crappiest town in the UK - and
    > rightly so!), Milton Keynes (a 20th century archaeological building site
    > somewhere in the south of England) and Dewsbury in West Yorkshire (flat
    > caps and ferrets down your trousers).
    >
    > Gerry

There's Grundy Center, Iowa, which we always called "Grundy Off-Center".
And Truth or Consequences, New Mexico.
 
Old Oct 13th 2004, 9:55 am
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On Wed, 13 Oct 2004 15:38:56 +0200, Tim Challenger
<[email protected]> wrote:

    >On Wed, 13 Oct 2004 14:45:48 +0200, [email protected] wrote:
    >> On Wed, 13 Oct 2004 14:20:13 +0200, B Vaughan<[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >>>On 12 Oct 2004 17:04:35 -0600, [email protected] (Bill Moore)
    >>>wrote:
    >>>>In article <[email protected]>,
    >>>>Douglas W. Hoyt <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>>>>1) "Will it play in Peoria?"
    >>>>>2) In the Simpsons episode "Homer the Clown", written by John Swartzwelder,
    >>>>>Krusty the Klown tells Homer during a lesson at his clown college: "Memorize
    >>>>>these funny place names: Walla Walla, Keokuk, Cucamonga, Seattle."
    >>>>>3) Whatever happened to Poughkeepsie?
    >>>>I suppose the two Pennsylvania towns of Intercourse and Blue Balls
    >>>>are worth a mention...
    >>>I don't think there is a Blue Balls. There's a Blue Bell in
    >>>Pennsylvania.
    >>
    >> There's a Sandy Balls campsite in UK.
    >Really? Nice one!

Lets not go there :-)
http://www.letsgothere.co.uk/lgtnet/...%20Centre.aspx
 
Old Oct 14th 2004, 1:39 am
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On 13 Oct 2004 14:17:29 -0700, [email protected] (Watcher)
wrote:

    >And Truth or Consequences, New Mexico.

Otherwise known as Hot Springs. The town changed its name decades
ago in a publicity ploy involving the radio show "Truth or
Consequences", then immensely popular.

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