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Philadelphia Continues to Get Ugly Wins...

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Mayfly, Oct 19, 2007.

  1. Mayfly

    Mayfly Active Member

    Philadelphia was named the ugliest city out of a poll by Travel and Leisure Magazine. Miami, San Diego, and Los Angeles ranked top 3. Dallas (23), Washington DC (24), and Philadelphia (25) ranked last.

    Any thoughts on this? Are Philadelphians really that ugly? I mean Rocky got beat up pretty bad, but he was a boxer.

  2. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

  3. Runaway Jim

    Runaway Jim Member

    My experience has been that there are ugly people in every city. Fat ones, too.

    But Philly does have quite a lot of both, I'll admit.
  4. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    I've known many attractive people in and around Philly.
    And dated and bedded several of them.
  5. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    People aside, the city itself just isn't very attractive.
  6. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    I disagree with that assessment also.
    There are some really great sections of the city that look great. And some views of the city are pretty - there's a great overlook in SJ in Runnemede.
  7. forever_town

    forever_town Well-Known Member

    What I wonder is what methodology the magazine uses to determine how ugly people in a city are.
  8. Mystery_Meat

    Mystery_Meat Guest

  9. Captain_Kirk

    Captain_Kirk Well-Known Member

    The city itself isn't all that aesthetic and a good portion of the populace is downright crude and mean---ugly on the inside.

    So, I think they warrant this number 1 ranking. Don't see anyplace else being even close.
  10. dmurph003

    dmurph003 Member

    You all think Philly's ugly?

    Here's your things to do list. Please reserve judgment until all have been accomplished:

    *Go for a walk down West River Drive in mid-October.
    *Go shopping on Market Street around Christmas.
    *Go eat a pork sandwich in South Philly and sit outside and watch people from hundreds of different backgrounds, countries and upbringings walk by.
    *Go have a beer on Main Street in Manayunk by the river.
    *Take a ride through Fairmount on a sunny late-April day with the windows down.
    *Drive from Jersey over the Ben Franklin Bridge on a clear night.
    *Listen to live music on Penn's Landing in late June.

    Spend a weekend in the wrong part of any city, and you'll come away thinking it's ugly.

    The best cities are the ones where you have to spend a month to truly appreciate their beauty. . .

    And as far as the people go, if blonde hair, fake breasts and deep tans are your idea of beautiful, Philly's probably not your place. But if you're in Philly and you don't like what you see, perhaps the problem lies with the beholder.
  11. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    Don't forget Boathouse Row, and my favorite - the Old City/North Liberties area.
    And the Art Museum.
    And Franklin Field.
  12. part-timer

    part-timer Member

    There's an even better one in Pine Hill at the golf club (the old Action Mountain, remember that place, Buck?)
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