Friday, February 29, 2008

Damnyankee.

Glenn Reynolds received the following bit of argumentum ad moronum in his in-box yesterday:
no shit Mccain leads democrats in TN. Like that is even a question.

Its a fucking southern red neck state. Obama or Hilary would never win that backwater hole.

we in nyc laugh at the south and think you people are pathetic.

It must be tough to think of yourself as so cosmo and still live in hell.

And when you visit NYC we sense your backwaterness. We can smell it a mile away.
And yet you can't smell your shift key from less than two feet. Oh, and "Hillary" has two "l"s.

Makes you wonder where that awful stereotype of the Rude New Yawker comes from, no?


PS: Y'all can keep Al.

28 comments:

Jason said...

I've found that the intarw3bz have been populated with douchebags from all over the place. Every city has its share. You can't run. You can't hide. They're annoying, sophmoric, and prolific.

Lorimor said...

If New Yorkers are so smart, why do they live in New York?

phlegmfatale said...

Um, didn't Al Gore come from, uh, the South? Tennessee, even?

btw, I love it when you school morons, Tam. No one else gives such good snark.

José Giganté said...

I've met several nice New Yorkers, none of them live there anymore, I wonder why?

Adrian said...

José said:
I've met several nice New Yorkers, none of them live there anymore, I wonder why?
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And as a corollary, I know a surprising number of ultra-liberal ijits (who aren't from NYC) who have moved there to get their advanced degrees in liberal ijitry nonsense.

I wish there was a way to ship them to NYC in bulk. Might make Seattle a little less schizophrenic, and NYC is a lost cause.

Brian J. said...

The only comment I've ever gotten belittling me for being a rube was signed by the city of New York.

I wonder why residents of that city compensate so much.

Billy Beck said...

...and everyone from the South is a booger-eating hillbilly.

I'm sure y'all are having a good time and I'm not really here to burn your groove.

It's just that I've lived both Here & There and I know what's up. It doesn't look like some of you do. At all.

DirtCrashr said...

Who gives a watery crap about New York?

Billy Beck said...

It's the world's largest amusement park, and I know some great people who live there. I wish you could meet them.

I do.

I care about it at least as much as I care about the rest of America.

mustanger98 on thr said...

A Hank Jr. song comes to mind... "If Heaven Ain't A Lot Like Dixie"... Hell and New York City... there ain't a lot of difference.

If I went to New York, I'd be lookin' at how to escape as soon as I got there.hehe

Gregg said...

Sorry Billy, but I think you got NYC and Las Vegas confused.

DirtCrashr said...

Just my luck I really don't care for amusement parks - but I do care about NYC today as I watch my portfolio tank and wonder what kind of genius decided it was a good idea to combine the world's biggest amusement park with the world's largest financial markets -or is it the same thing?

HTRN said...

New Yorkers are rude because we're fed up dealing with retarded tourists.

Seriously people - Manhattan is numbered grid! How the hell do you get lost?!

Philip said...

I lived in CT for 11 yrs and NJ for 5 after that and the one thing that struck me about New Yorkers is how utterly, comically, parochial they are. I knew a guy from NYC who didn't realize there were gas stations outside the metro area. He wanted to buy some spare gas cans so he could drive to Corning and back. I thought he was putting me on, but no, he rented a car and borrowed a couple of 5 gal jerry cans and filled them up and we got to tease the crap out of him when he came back,

The Earth Bound Misfit said...

Last time I checked, Indiana was a bit north of the Mason-Dixon Line.

You're a Yankee, now, Tam.

:)

rickn8or said...

"Yankee" isn't a place, it's a state of mind.

Chuck@PodunkOutpost said...

"
Last time I checked, Indiana was a bit north of the Mason-Dixon Line.
"

By a whole 12 miles (Broad Ripple Ave.)...

Roberta X said...

I'm not gonna steal my roomie's thunder but there is a very simple way to determine if one is in Yankeeland or not.

...However, in Indiana, unlike NYC, you can get decent food of more-or-less Southern style. Most anyone here who can do home cookin' came from twelve or more miles to the South.

Also we're not nearly as abusive as New Yorkers.

Anonymous said...

Well, speaking as an ex-pat NY'er, you should really cut denizens of NYC a break now and then. The reason they are always so grumpy is because the light at the end of THEIR tunnel...is New Jersey.

Think about it...

TBeck said...

Brett Butler said it best with her punchline, "Oh, Arturo, prince of irony!"

HTRN said...

Roberta X:
NYC doesn't have Decent food?!

Thanks I needed a good laugh - NYC is probably the Culinary capital of the World. Everything from Classic French, to Nouvoue, to Sushi, to Mongolian BBQ, to American BBQ.. There are almost 17,000 restaurants in Manhattan alone..

TBeck said...

Can the fragile egos of the Manhattanites handle the fact that many of us view their sole useful purpose as being nuke-bait?

As long as AQ maintains their fixation on New Yawk City the rest of the nation can rest easier at night.

Roberta X said...

htrn: depends on how one defines "decent," donnit? I spake of "home cookin'." Y'all need that essplained, or shall I assume the sophistication and wisdom that leads one to set up shop in The Prime Target extends grokking to the plain and hearty fare of us dull toilers in the outer darkness, where the rats are few an' the honest citizenry well-armed?

Tam said...

"There are almost 17,000 restaurants in Manhattan alone.."

And not a single Waffle House.

You poor, benighted souls.

DirtCrashr said...

Ok, so I've got my head around NYC being the worlds largest amusement park thing, and the financial market part - thus making SanFrancisco the world's largest socialist petting zoo?
I think the Code Pink grotesqueries commute across the Bay Bridge to Berkeley to strut their stuff...

Billy Beck said...

Gregg: nah. I know both.

I suppose the matter turns on one's amusements, but I'm stickin' with my story.

Billy Beck said...

"I lived in CT for 11 yrs and NJ for 5 after that and the one thing that struck me about New Yorkers is how utterly, comically, parochial they are."

That's the damned truth. I know people like that.

This New Yorker cover from 1976 was no joke. It still isn't.

They're not all like that, but more than enough of them to make it real.

amcz said...

I really think that Canadians should count as Yankees. At least the ones from Ontario.

And I think a serious argument could be made that Texas is Yankee country.