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Sex, drugs, and gambling...where do enjoy your vices?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by AFHokie, Jul 16, 2014.

  1. AFHokie

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    No surprise gambling's popular in Vegas, but cocaine in Des Moines? More popular nicknames exist than nose candy. Only using one or two nicknames, I don't think its all that accurate.

    Analysis of geotagged tweets related to various sinful pleasures to figure out which vices rule which towns. I think this more accurately trends how much people talk about certain vices, however I don't agree its the most accurate method of measuring how often people indulge in a vice. Still, an interesting look at what people talk about.

    Nice the home town taking alcohol for the win.

    http://www.businessinsider.com/map-of-us-vices-2014-7

    FOCUS: What's the popular vice in your hometown?
     
  2. Juice

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    My hometown? Not graduating high-school apparently. Every time I go home I see the same losers hanging around and chatting about the good times in high school. It's been 10 years.

    Other than that, it's mostly making a trip to the casino to gamble a couple times a year.

    Bump.
     
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    My hometown has its share of drug busts and the like (yay meth) but is known in particular for having the highest STD rates in the state. Keep it classy, Mankato.
     
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    My hometown is known in Cincinnati as the heroin capital of the city according to a police officer friend of mine. Most of it is comfortable middle/upper middle class suburbs but we do have some shitty parts and I could see heroin being a vice. Shit seem scary as fuck and is always kind of a jolt when you hear about someone using it.
     
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    I live in Palm Beach County, Florida. So... everything. Coke, heroin, weed, crack, booze, meth, bath salts, drop outs, hookers, and Donald Trump. Almost everyone I know has either been a druggie, or has a DUI. South Florida is apparently number one for rehab centers in the country (1.63 million Google results). We get every degenerate, junkie, weirdo, and kook that not only have severe chemical dependencies and imbalances, but want to scramble their brains in the sun. These on top of the ones that already live here. Consider it The Perfect Storm 2, but instead of a giant wave of water, it's made of pills and crack and naked guys trying to eat people's faces. Our vice might not be intoxicants, but being fucking insane. Ok, it's also drugs. Lots of drugs.

    We even had a cannibal high on weed attack a dude because why not? Yeah, it was totally the weed.

    Also this guy:

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    Oh, and this completely sober guy who stabbed his brother over spilled beer and missing mac and cheese:

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    But, wait. Ladies are fairly represented too because we're all about equality down here.

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    We could have a thread dedicated to Florida Man's adventures, and it would never end. Every day one of these tards does something insane enough to merit mention in national news.
     
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    Personally my vice is trying different beers and gambling.

    In college my roommates and I used to call prostitutes who placed ads online and talking shit to them. But I've since grown up and realized how much of an ass we were...

    Alcohol abuse is our biggest issue in my hometown. It's a college town of about 30k people, we sometimes have the occasional drug bust etc.
     
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    Beer is my vice. Trying different beers and different bars in different settings.
    I don't gamble. I don't do drugs. I curse a lot but whatever.

    Ohhhh but good beer. I'll cheerfully spend drinking different beers at a good bar what most people spend on a good meal.
     
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    I don't know about a vice, but there was a rumor that went around my hometown for the better part of twenty years that our little village made it onto the Letterman show for having the most pizza places per capita. When I was growing up, we had 14 unique pizza joints and just over 18,000 people.
     
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    The most popular vice in La-La Land is wishful thinking - "Hi, my name is Dakota and I'll be serving you this evening. By the way, I'm also a screen writer/actress/producer."
     
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    Most strip clubs per capita, baby.

    Full nude, drinking strip clubs, where the strippers are all shapes and sizes, from giant, fake-busty tramps to the small-boobed girls-next-door-who-also-have-an-arm-sleeves. The poor creeps who just want to see some naked ladies and maybe jerk off in the corner are now relegated to the porn shops and the alleys behind the strip clubs. Why? Strip clubs have become so mainstreamed here that people go there for dates. They are just another bar in a night of pub crawls. They are the night-ending destination spots. Those same creeps who brought them to their height of glory have been elbowed out by polite young men who want a vegan sandwich while butts drag across the floor like dogs without expressed anal glands (Casa Diablo). By groups of female friends who want some Voodoo Donuts while they get a titty hat (Pussycats), or couples on date night who just want to be able to sing 'The Circle of Life' and have a stripper dance to it (stripperoake is, and always will be, the most amazing invention in the world, thank you very much Devil's Point).

    In short, best town ever.
     
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    Liquor and Whores. Popular everywhere.


     
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    I always find it funny when Americans say full nude strip bars. Everywhere I have been in Canada, there is only full nude.
     
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    Its bullshit. The places here in Houston make the girls wear pasties. Not that there are even any good places here. But still...not even nipples?

    Now West Palm Beach has Rachel's. I went there once for a 21st birthday party. Those women were excellent. And not just for a strip club, but for any place. And they have a pretty decent steak house inside. There was not one nasty pussy in the whole place. Impressive.
     
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    Weird, I just called the cops on a pair of kids who were sitting on an abandoned house next to my grandmother's house. They got dropped off by two guys who would one day hope to be called "sketchy as fuck". Turns out, the woman had warrants and a street pharmacy in her purse and the dude with her disliked the constabulary enough to get himself arrested for being an ass. A house about a half mile away was busted for being a meth lab (on Main Street, for fuck's sakes-fuck gentrification). So, meth? Kids these days.... I remember raised eyebrows when I had done coke and x in high school.

    So, apparently it goes:
    1. Beer.
    2. Whiskey
    3. Pot
    4. POOOOOOTTTTTT AND BOOOOOZEEEEE and pill. Then pills.
    5. Pills. Pills. Pills.
    6. Methy meth meth MEEEETTTH.
    7. Arrest and start back at one. At three arrests, you go from 1-7 in one weekend rather than over the course of 5 years.
     
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    My girlfriend is a prison nurse, so she continuously gets to deal with the Other Side of Hillsboro and Portland. According to her, it's meth and heroin. They dislike jail, as they always end up detoxing and throwing poo at the walls.

    Seriously, Portland is pretty nice. The bars are pretty classy, and while Roxanne seems to have found the strip clubs, I'm just happy that there's a fucking brewpub on every corner. "Hey, what do you guys brew?" is a valid question in most of the bars, and you're likely to get something amazing every time.

    I'm sure that there's probably a stripper brewpub as well.
     
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    If not, there will be as soon as I can get the business plan written up, investors lined up and Roxanne to manage it.

    Sounds like a sound business to me.
     
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    They don't brew, but Mary's on Broadway has 25 craft beer selections to choose from while you get stripper tang shoved in your face.
     
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    Both Milwaukee where I grew up, and Chicago where I live now, I would imagine would roundly fall under Alcohol as the main vice. Milwaukee is a hardcore traditional drinking town, notice I said drinking and not partying, cause there fun bar districts are small and limited but there are the ratty corner hole in the wall joints all over the city where red nosed drunks like my Grandfather have been getting shitfaced for years. Chicago is a drinking town as well, but much more diverse in its options.

    Me, personally, my vice is gambling. Sports betting, poker, table games. Love it all. Never had an issue with it to a completely bad extent, but I've had some bad streaks where I got a bit too crazy, especially since I was betting online and all deposits went through my CC. My main problem is I have terrible money management cause I'm a bit of an ADD action junkie, so I often lack the discipline to be content with my winning or cut my losses.
     
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    http://www.businessinsider.com/most-hungover-cities-in-america-2014-2013-12?op=1

    According to Business Insider, with information from the US Census and the CDC, Scranton is the most hungover (aka drunkest) city America. I feel like these figures may be skewed because we have three colleges in the city and one of the biggest St. Patrick's day parades next to Boston. Despite this, I can totally see this city's biggest vice being alcohol.
     
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    I honestly would love to sit at a blackjack table while smoking a cig, drinking a drink and getting a blowjob.

    I can't think of anyway to combine my vices otherwise.