boston

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Cranky Beantown

a: Boston ~
b: that old, cranky co-worker

What: "Boston is like that old, cranky co-worker of yours that you usually tolerate and occasionally enjoy."

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Writer: Farzad K.
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Date: May 14 2012 1:26 PM


There Are Always Flaws

a: Boston ~
b: a jewel with countless facets

What: "From the Victorian row houses of Beacon Hill to the bleachers at Fenway Park, the city of Boston is like a jewel with countless facets."

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Writer: Not Stated
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Date: May 14 2012 1:32 PM


Mit Mouse Land

a: Boston ~
b: Disneyland for scientists

What: "Boston is like Disneyland for scientists. The number of laboratories, both academic and commercial, concentrated within the Boston area is perhaps unparalleled. One could truly make a career out of attending lectures and seminars at area institutions."

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Writer: Not Stated
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Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: May 14 2012 1:34 PM


Yes, Very True

a: Boston ~
b: Disneyland for american history

What: "Boston is like the Disneyland of American History." This is a very good comparison. Boston has as many significant historic sites as Disneyland has themed sections, if not more.

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Writer: angie
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Date: May 14 2012 1:38 PM


Fashion Sewerista

a: Boston ~
b: America's Bad-Taste Storm Sewer

What: "Boston is like America's Bad-Taste Storm Sewer: all the worst fashion ideas from across the country flow there, stagnate, and putrefy."

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Writer: Dore
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Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: May 14 2012 1:40 PM


It Just Works

a: Boston ~
b: an art museum in Paris

What: As a Boston taxi driver once remarked, "A sports museum in Boston is like an art museum in Paris."

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Writer: Boston taxi driver
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Date: May 14 2012 1:42 PM


And The Bathrooms Are From The Same Era

a: Boston ~
b: a 400-year-old classroom

What: "Whether your traveling companions are toddlers or teens, a visit to Boston is like watching a 400-year-old classroom come alive around every corner."

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Writer: Not Stated
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Date: May 14 2012 1:48 PM


Comcast Gouging In Boston

a: Boston ~
b: many other cities

What: "Boston is like many cities and suffers from a lack of cable competition and increasingly-eroded regulatory authority, meaning that local incumbent Comcast can generally overcharge for services as they see fit without competitive or regulatory repercussions"

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Writer: Karl Bode
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Date: May 14 2012 1:51 PM


The Young And The Old And The New

a: Boston ~
b: Paris and Rome

What: "Boston is like Paris and Rome in it's ability to combine old and new architecture in a truly artistic sense. This shot of Copley square shows the Trinity Chapel built circa 1690? reflecting in the modern John Hancock tower. Very cool."

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Writer: ais1inn
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Date: May 14 2012 1:53 PM


The Nimby Continuum

a: Boston ~
b: Manhattan

What: "Boston is like Manhattan, in that something new being built usually means an existing building(s) has to be torn down to make room."

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Writer: J. Will
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Date: May 14 2012 1:57 PM


I'm Dreaming Of Wasp Christmas

a: Boston ~
b: traveling back to the Victorian era

What: "Christmastime in Boston is like traveling back to the Victorian era. Boston's version of "The Nutcracker" is a tradition you must experience. "

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Writer: Not Stated
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Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: May 14 2012 1:59 PM


Southies Gone Wild

a: Boston ~
b: Alabama in the 1950's

What: "What also amazes me, is how people automatically assume Conservatives are Racist, yet Boston, which is one of the most Liberal Cities in the Most Liberal state in the Union is one of the most segregated places in the nation. South Boston is like Alabama in the 1950's."

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Writer: Christopher White
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Date: May 14 2012 2:02 PM


East Boston

a: Boston ~
b: the rectum of Massachusetts

What: "The same goes for Restaurant flyers. East Boston is like the rectum of Massachusetts. Filthy people= filthy streets. Whenever I sweep the sidewalk and gutter in front of my building it gets littered again in very little time. Scratch tickets and junk food wrappers every where."

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Writer: Not Stated
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Date: May 14 2012 2:07 PM


Development In Boston

a: Boston ~
b: olympic gymnastics

What: "Nothing against the talented athletes and all their hard work to get to that level, but any time you put the decision of a winner into a judge's hand instead of the athletes themselves, the process can and will easily be unfair. It becomes a subjective decision no matter what. Kind of reminds me of the development process in Boston."

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Writer: Michael DiMella
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Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: May 14 2012 2:11 PM


Sharing The Gospel In Boston

a: Boston ~
b: different overseas missions

What: Boston is a strategic location as people come from all over the world to Boston. Sharing the gospel in Boston is like being on a different overseas missions trip every day!

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Writer: Not Stated
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Date: May 14 2012 2:14 PM


Her Long Drive Home

a: Boston ~
b: an ant colony

What: "The small towns and their miniscule speed limits gave me a chance to really look around, and appreciate the sheer desolation of a rural community. I've come to notice that Boston is like an ant colony, with thousands of people in any given place all going somewhere different."

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Writer: Ethan Edson
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Date: May 14 2012 2:16 PM


Bits Of This And Pieces Of That.....

a: Boston ~
b: conglomerate of smaller neighborhoods

What: "Boston is like a conglomerate of multiple smaller neighborhood (21 in all), and picking the right one can make all the difference in the world. Here are a few of them."

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Writer: Not Stated
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Date: May 14 2012 2:23 PM



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