Which U.S. States are the Worst?

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In another thread, I said that if my comment got SB'ed, I would make a thread about which US states are the worst.

So, which states are the worst? Saying Idaho gets you monkey shit.

Comments (148)

Aug 15, 2016

I wanted to say Idaho for the bants but the ms isnt worth it.
I'd go with Arkansas or Louisiana. Maybe even Hawaii because you could get sick of it and you're pretty isolated?

Aug 15, 2016

Go for it, shit on Idaho. I just threw you an SB as a promise between men that I won't throw monkey shit. (because I can't)

Aug 15, 2016

Don't really have anything against Idaho. It does have fantastic natural sceneries and reminds me of being a badass cowboy.
But definitely the SEC states like BobTheBaker mentioned for sure.

Aug 21, 2016

Hawaii is pretty bad. Everyone flakes all the time. Cool people show up but they leave soon enough. Its expensive and isolated - this creates a lot of gold-diggers.

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Jun 22, 2017

I can't agree with Louisiana just because it has New Orleans. It is probably on of the U.S.'s top 10 cities and top 3 for food(for me)

Jun 23, 2017

SB, and LLBTR!

Aug 15, 2016

I say Mississippi. Fattest and poorest state in the country. Also 2nd least educated. Can't say I've ever been to Jackson, and frankly I'm not sure I know anyone who has.

A few sources:

https://wallethub.com/edu/fattest-states/16585/ http://www.businessinsider.com/the-10-poorest-stat...
http://blogs.voanews.com/all-about-america/2015/09...

Aug 15, 2016

I feel like it has to be one of the SEC states. Louisiana, Mississippi, or Alabama. It must suck to live in Montana or Wyoming or something but at least the nature scene there is great.

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Aug 15, 2016

Drove through Arkansas once, can't think of anything worth stopping there for.

Jun 22, 2017

Montana and Wyoming are actually great states to live in IF you are into the outdoors. Its a tough sell otherwise. My ideal retirement plan would be to buy a home in the Flathead Lake or Gallatin areas in Western Montana.

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Jun 22, 2017

+SB. I threaten my wife with a move to Whitefish about once a quarter.

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Jun 22, 2017

Agreed. Would love to retire in Wyoming.

Jun 22, 2017
Jun 22, 2017
BobTheBaker:

As a gay man living in America

Nice man, because we all wanna hear the opinion of a guy that prefers taking dicks up his ass to feeling tits.
@BobTheBaker

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Aug 15, 2016

not sure, but thinking of idaho... Coeur d'Alene, Boise & Sun Valley are great btw,

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Aug 15, 2016

Mississippi
Alabama

It ain't what you know, it's who you know

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Aug 15, 2016

Southern California

-Northern California

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Aug 21, 2016

Stay strong.

Aug 15, 2016

Mississippi or Alabama. Politician wise- Illinois.

"Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there" - Will Rogers

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Jun 22, 2017

Yes

Aug 15, 2016

I disagree with all the hate for Mississippi and Alabama (and I'm from Philadelphia, so pretty unbiased). While the stats in aggregate point to a bad state, if you're in a good circle I think those states could be pretty great. If you like the fraternity alumni of SEC school life with very hot white chicks, it's not too bad. My cousin is currently in a fraternity at Alabama and he's basically living the dream.

I'd take living in MS/AL over say South Dakota or Nebraska easily.

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Aug 15, 2016

+1

Aug 15, 2016

your argument for Mississippi/Alabama is that if you are in a frat at an SEC school it's great? Really? that's it? I think that confirms how shitty those states are.

Aug 15, 2016

Ok, so sell me on why South Dakota or Nebraska is better.

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Aug 15, 2016
adapt or die:

I disagree with all the hate for Mississippi and Alabama (and I'm from Philadelphia, so pretty unbiased). While the stats in aggregate point to a bad state, if you're in a good circle I think those states could be pretty great. If you like the fraternity alumni of SEC school life with very hot white chicks, it's not too bad. My cousin is currently in a fraternity at Alabama and he's basically living the dream.

I'd take living in MS/AL over say South Dakota or Nebraska easily.

Yeah, my step-niece (zero relation at all) is hot as f*ck and she just graduated from Alabama. All of her sorority friends are mind numbingly hot. It's ridiculous.

Aug 21, 2016

Yeah that's still sort of weird

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Aug 21, 2016

Good luck getting that experience once you're past college age though (18-24 or so). Most of those frats are not going to let some older dude hang out with them that readily and once you get outside the SEC sorority girls, the quality of white girls in most southern states (outside of Florida and Texas) is horrible.

Aug 15, 2016

The entire south sans a couple incredible cities (Houston, Austin, Atlanta).

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Aug 15, 2016
The Real Max:

The entire south sans a couple incredible cities (Houston, Austin, Atlanta).

Honestly? This is generally true for the north, Midwest, plain states, and west coast, too. There's a reason people squeeze themselves into big cities.

Aug 21, 2016

Fuck you, yankee.

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Aug 21, 2016

I love Austin and Houston but my god, Atlanta is one of the trashiest cities I've ever had the misfortune of staying in. Not only that, I found the people there to be very difficult to get along with, confrontational, and sketchy.

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Jun 23, 2017

Lived in the Atlanta area for 10yrs, recently moved. And your assessment is spot on. And the traffic, jesus... my worst commute to my office was 2hr, one way; average was 1.5hr. And I lived ~30 miles from my office.

Aug 15, 2016

WV hands down and I'm not some elitist NE snob.

Aug 15, 2016

MD is the worst state I've ever been in. Baltimore is a liberal dystopia. A zombie apocalypse.

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Aug 17, 2016

New Mexico, Wyoming, Iowa, and Ohio. Probably would say New Mexico is the worst considering how hot it gets.

Aug 17, 2016

Ohio has the benefit of three decent cities though... Agree with New Mexico and Iowa though.

Aug 22, 2016

What three cities in Ohio are decent? Honest question.

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Aug 17, 2016

Either Dakota, usually forget they are even states.

Aug 17, 2016

While I'd take freezing winters over living with Southerners, the south does have some decent cities. All in all, North Dakota might be the most mind numbing place I have ever been, and the weather doesn't help its cause. ND gets my vote for worst state.

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Aug 17, 2016

This is a stupid waste of time and complete bullshit. Every state is different and attracts a different kind of people. So it comes down to your personality. California has a lot a positives but has a lot of negatives too. So it depends on the person.

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Aug 20, 2016

Oklahoma was pretty fkn run down everywhere I went for baseball there, Mississippi as well for the same problem. But hey cheap fast food, gas, and tobacco. Good ol' Walmart country.

Edit: Oh yeah throw Iowa in there as well, they voted for Reagan's Second Coming Ted Cruz

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Aug 20, 2016
CanadianEnergyBanker:

Oklahoma was pretty fkn run down everywhere I went for baseball there, Mississippi as well for the same problem. But hey cheap fast food, gas, and tobacco. Good ol' Walmart country.

Edit: Oh yeah throw Iowa in there as well, they voted for Reagan's Second Coming Ted Cruz

Uhh, I don't know how it is in your f*ggot country, but in the United States Ronald Reagan has a sterling reputation. Canada, on the other hand, has an effeminate, limp-wristed pretty boy loser as prime minister.

Aug 20, 2016
Virginia Tech 4ever:

CanadianEnergyBanker:Oklahoma was pretty fkn run down everywhere I went for baseball there, Mississippi as well for the same problem. But hey cheap fast food, gas, and tobacco. Good ol' Walmart country.Edit: Oh yeah throw Iowa in there as well, they voted for Reagan's Second Coming Ted Cruz

Uhh, I don't know how it is in your f*ggot country, but in the United States Ronald Reagan has a sterling reputation. Canada, on the other hand, has an effeminate, limp-wristed pretty boy loser as prime minister.

Lol, at writing "F*ggot"... this is the interwebz brah, and it's also the US of A

FAGGOT

^not that there's anything wrong with that...

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Aug 21, 2016

Ted Cruz thinks he's the second coming. he isn't. It's a knock on Cruz not Reagan zzz. So easily irritated. And if you think I voted for that simp you got another thing coming.

Aug 20, 2016

Whew. I just used crtl+F to see if Oregon is mentioned. none. whew :P

Aug 20, 2016

who on earth would put oregon last? i'd be surprised if it were in anyone's bottom 5 or 10 tbh

Aug 20, 2016
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Aug 21, 2016

Tfw you were going to post the exact same comment but Dick motherfucking Fuld beats you to it...
+SBd

"A modest man, with much to be modest about"

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Aug 20, 2016

I can't believe folks on here are bashing the deep south. It basically an oasis down there, and the plantations and trophy maids only sweeten the deal. If you ignore the hillbillies and bible nuts it's a pretty fantastic place to live

I made a thread about this a year or two ago. So much hate

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Aug 20, 2016
Going Concern:

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p>It basically an oasis down there

but it's not a...

...get ready for it...

WALL STREET OASIS

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Aug 21, 2016
idaho:

Going Concern:It basically an oasis down there

but it's not a...

...get ready for it...

WALL STREET OASIS

Yes and no. There is plenty of plenty of monkey poo being thrown around from what I gather

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Jun 22, 2017
idaho:

but it's not a...

...get ready for it...

WALL STREET OASIS

I needed this today. SB+1.

'I'm jacked... JACKED TO THE TITS!!'

Aug 21, 2016

If I'm ever a BSD I want to buy a ranch in the South just to get away from it all. I'd have a bunch of ATV's, hunting stuff, trucks, etc. I actually went to school with a kid whose parents were massive swinging gargantuan bsds. His mom was (still is) the CEO of one of the world's biggest AM firm and his dad sold a company for 100's of millions. They'd take a jet (private of course) down to Montana over the summer to their private ranch. I never went, but from what I heard it was pretty amazing. So ya, I'd love to visit the South for a little and maybe vacation there.

Aug 21, 2016
354231:

If I'm ever a BSD I want to buy a ranch in the South just to get away from it all. I'd have a bunch of ATV's, hunting stuff, trucks, etc. I actually went to school with a kid whose parents were massive swinging gargantuan bsds. His mom was (still is) the CEO of one of the world's biggest AM firm and his dad sold a company for 100's of millions. They'd take a jet (private of course) down to Montana over the summer to their private ranch. I never went, but from what I heard it was pretty amazing. So ya, I'd love to visit the South for a little and maybe vacation there.

So you do realize that Montana is not in the South?

My only complaint with the South is their disgusting humid weather. None of that in Montana!

Aug 21, 2016

I think the sentiment of WSO is that the south=trump.

Aug 20, 2016

Florida. I met people down there working menial jobs (i.e. cleaning gas station toilets) which represented a significant step up in their life from elsewhere in the states. There seems to be a heavy concentration of these types down there, hence why they get my vote.

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Aug 21, 2016

The one thing Florida does have going for it is that the girls there are probably some of the hottest in the entire country outside of maybe California.

Aug 20, 2016

Whenever there's a story about someone who accidentally got a concrete butt implant froma fake doctor or ate someone's face while on bath salts, it's Florida for the win.

Aug 20, 2016

people of every race, religion, ethnicity, and creed seem to be able to eat faces in Florida. Other states are far less accessible

Aug 21, 2016

Florida's freedom of information laws + large population = attribution bias

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Aug 21, 2016

Why hasn't anyone mentioned New Jersey, yet? I might just add Oregon for how shitty Portland is. I've never in my life seen a greater concentration of homeless people. My girlfriend and I literally had to tip toe over sleeping homeless people on one sidewalk near downtown, and this was still during daylight around 7 pm.

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Sep 29, 2016

I can totally jump over 3 homeless people with my skateboard bro

"Every dog has it's day."
Aug 21, 2016

and the best state is obviously, Virginia. Even if Kaine and McAuliffe has hallowed us out over the last 8 years.

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Aug 21, 2016

I'd have to go Mississippi. It is the only state that I literally cannot think of something redeeming about. Arkansas / Oklahoma / Dakotas have awesome nature and oil so pretty kickass in my book.

Aug 21, 2016

I can't believe no one here mentioned Vermont - what a fucking shithole.

Aug 21, 2016

South Dakota. The only redeeming feature is Rushmore, which is boring as shit.

Aug 21, 2016

People here are bashing southern states like Alabama and Mississippi along with the south in general, kinda hate that since the south does have a lot of good people in it and some of the best Americans I have met have been southerners.

Now all that being said, from my experience, the worst state I ever had the misfortune of living in has to be Georgia. Before I get to the people, I have to talk about the pollen, my god it is irritating. I think I might have developed allergies when I was living down there. The weather is the inconsistent thing ever, cold one day but hot the next, very frustrating to deal with.

Now lets get to the people, granted that my experience was just in the Atlanta area (hear Savannah is pretty good though) but I was the most miserable in that state. Georgia is like the worst parts of the south that people hate mixed in with the elitism and snobby attitudes you find in coastal areas, it is practically Alabama and Mississippi's pretentious cousin. At least when I was in Mississippi (Oxford to be exact), the people were friendly and cool people to chill with even though the state itself had its many problems.

I found absolutely no southern hospitality in Georgia compared to the other southern states I was living in. Just a lot of condescending and cynical people who rarely smiled at you (like they do in other southern states) and were difficult to get along with.

I am so happy to have left that state.

Is it the worst state in the country? I don't know.

Is it the worst state I've ever lived in? Yes.

Aug 21, 2016

My family and I visited Savannah on the way to Florida and it was one of the best places I have ever seen. Everyone was nice, friendly, and willing to go the extra mile to help you.

Aug 21, 2016
jackdonaghy26:

My family and I visited Savannah on the way to Florida and it was one of the best places I have ever seen. Everyone was nice, friendly, and willing to go the extra mile to help you.

As I said in the post, it is because I was in Atlanta (and occasionally in Athens for the weekends, overrated college town in my experience). I have heard a lot of good things about Savannah and the only decent Georgians I've met were from there so maybe it was just Atlanta.

Aug 21, 2016

New Mexico. Source: live in New Mexico. Don't.

Aug 21, 2016

I haven't been to the South, but I have been to New Mexico (Ruidoso, Albuquerque, Taos), and I can't imagine a more boring place. Mediocre mountains, boring cities, nothing to do that you can't do in a better state. It deserves the nuclear bombing it receives.

And the people? They're nice enough, but they are hideous! It's a bit harsh to put it that way, but the proportion of ugly people in New Mexico is significantly greater than in the general population. I don't if it's radioactive water or aliens, but it's the strangest thing.

Aug 21, 2016

They're stupid too. I went there to stay at the NRA center (red flag, I know but I'm a gun nut) for a night and this guy who was camping next to us asked us if we were from the PRC because of how we talked. So we asked him what the hell the PRC was, and he responds, "the people's republic of california."

Aug 21, 2016

South Carolina sucks. Lived there a while, nothing great about it.

Aug 22, 2016

Had a brother do basic training for the Army in Missouri... man that place was a shithole. I'd also nominate Nevada to this list, despite most of our experience in Vegas. Outside of a fun weekend on the Strip, most of the state is pretty awful.

Aug 22, 2016

Which reminds me, I wanted to buy real estate in Ferguson, MO after the riots a couple years ago. Figured the city would get a bunch of funding for after-school programs, police, social justice workers etc which would drive home values up (and riots down).

Looks like the market is heating up! Anyone want to go in with me?

http://www.zillow.com/ferguson-mo/home-values/

Aug 22, 2016

different route here but the best place in the country, Connecticut shoreline without a doubt (exception being the shitty towns like Bridgeport, New Haven, etc.)

Aug 22, 2016

I'm making Washington DC count as a qualifier in this. If that doesn't count, then hands down it's Florida. That state is disgusting.

Aug 22, 2016

is this real life bro? you honestly think D.C is a worse place to live than Mobile, Alabama? people just need to stop posting at this point.

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Aug 22, 2016
GoldenEagle2009:

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p>I'm making Washington DC count as a qualifier in this.

WTF?

Easily one of the better places in the US. The only way you would put places like North Dakota or Mississippi above DC is if you really dislike people who are highly educated. Otherwise, I'm struggling to understand your position.

Aug 22, 2016

While it's by no means the worst place in the US, I've never been a huge fan of DC. Always felt like a company town to me and everyone who worked in politics thought what they did was the most important thing in the world. But again, I'd take DC over about 90% of the U.S..

Aug 22, 2016

he dislikes the blacks

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Aug 23, 2016

Haha, that was a tongue in cheek comment about politics and my disdain for everyone who holds public office. DC is beautiful.

Aug 22, 2016

Outside of Madison, Wisconsin is pretty damn depressing.

Aug 27, 2016

There are states which make you think they are depressing, but once you start living there and you have nice neighbor, I feel then all are great.

Sep 29, 2016

Chiraq

Absolute truths don't exist... celebrated opinions do.

Sep 29, 2016

Delaware

Jun 22, 2017

Gonna bump this since it had good banter nine months ago. Let's see what we get

Jun 22, 2017

I imagine Alaska is bad just because of the cold and it's basically Russia

Jun 22, 2017

You're crazy, Alaska is probably the most beautiful state. Russia it is not. Places along the coast don't get that cold to be honest.

Jun 22, 2017

anywhere in the Midwest outside of Chicago. Can you imagine living in Kansas?

A lot of hate on the South for people who have never even been to the top cities (Savannah, Charleston). Cheap cost of living, very attractive women, less congestion/traffic, warm winters- all good IMO.

Jun 22, 2017

Upper midwest for sure - Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, Missouri, Michigan. Horrible. Bad weather, terrible cities. There's a reason these places are losing population, they suck.

The south at least has good weather and nice people. I would do Alabama/Mississippi any day over the states listed above.

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Jun 22, 2017

Canada

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Jun 22, 2017

Agreed, Canada is the worst state ever created lol

Jun 22, 2017

California, New York, and New Jersey

California - Liberal cesspool with equally bat shit crazy politicians (i.e. Maxine Waters threatening to nationalize oil companies because of high gas prices few years back)

New York - Some nice people but again, a liberal hell hole with extremes (i.e. Queens is like Little Karachi) with the number of douche bags outnumbering the normal one's

New Jersey - Depressing as hell and nothing to see with a constant feeling of doom and gloom

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Apr 19, 2018

we'd get along well my friend lmao

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Jun 22, 2017

Louisiana no doubt. It's literally the butthole of the United States.

Apr 19, 2018

You're such a Debbie downer Abdel.

Apr 19, 2018

Austin? San Diego? Denver? These are all places that are also on most "best places to live" lists. It's all BS

I didn't say it was your fault, I said I was blaming you.

Apr 19, 2018

What happened to Newark, NJ???

Apr 19, 2018
IlliniProgrammer:

What happened to Newark, NJ???

Almost as bad as Elizabeth, NJ.

Competition is a sin.

-John D. Rockefeller

Apr 19, 2018

That is the stupidest fucking list I've ever seen. Detroit is not even on there are you kidding me?

Apr 19, 2018
JeffSkilling:

That is the stupidest fucking list I've ever seen. Detroit is not even on there are you kidding me?

I was gonna say that that's pretty weird. Though you've probably never even been to Detroit, or if you had you probably never left the hotel/wherever you had to work, so it's probably pretty weird that you would say it.

This whole list seems very off.

If your dreams don't scare you, then they are not big enough.

"There are two types of people in this world: People who say they pee in the shower, and dirty fucking liars."-Louis C.K.

Apr 19, 2018

Yea, just because people in those cities care about their mental health makes them more depressed. Dumbest shit I've seen.

Apr 19, 2018

''There's one easy way to gauge the mood of the country -- what are people searching for on Google? Google Trends to the rescue. We can type in a query to see how many people from different geographic regions searched for the word "depression" in Google.''

People in detroit don't use the internet.

Apr 19, 2018

No, we're just not pussies when hard times roll around... we tend to be more idiotic and have been in the shitter for as long as I can remember (which really isn't too long in the big picture), so we're probably just used to it ha

If your dreams don't scare you, then they are not big enough.

"There are two types of people in this world: People who say they pee in the shower, and dirty fucking liars."-Louis C.K.

Apr 19, 2018

Me too, but it's just weird when somebody who's probably never even been/barely been there is so outraged at the city not being on the list.

If your dreams don't scare you, then they are not big enough.

"There are two types of people in this world: People who say they pee in the shower, and dirty fucking liars."-Louis C.K.

Apr 19, 2018

Idk guys I'd be depressed too if I lived in Iowa....

Apr 19, 2018

This study assumes that internet searches for depression are a good indicator of depression. You need a population educated enough to be cognizant of mental illness. You also need widespread internet use.

Detroit, Oakland, Newark probably lack those characteristics.

Apr 19, 2018

"Dr." John Grohol completed graduate training in clinical psychology at Nova Southeastern University. Dude must be legit.

Apr 19, 2018

In b4 a Ron Paul post.

The answer to your question is 1) network 2) get involved 3) beef up your resume 4) repeat -happypantsmcgee

WSO is not your personal search function.

Apr 19, 2018

Memphrica, Det-Riot, Bodymore?

I think they missed some cities.

Apr 19, 2018

yes this list sucks

Apr 19, 2018

Seattle and Portland don't surprise me at all with the shitty weather, plus hipsters

Apr 19, 2018

Yea, NW isn't too surprising, but Denver? Really? I must have missed something...

Apr 19, 2018
D M:

Yea, NW isn't too surprising, but Denver? Really? I must have missed something...

Denver is fucking beautiful. I'd live there long term for sure. Though I also love to ski so that may have something to do with it.

Apr 19, 2018

I would much rather live in Seattle, Portland, or San Diego than any number of the crap cities missing from that list.

Apr 19, 2018

East St. Louis hands down...or does it not count as depressing if you're killed?

If the glove don't fit, you must acquit!

Jun 22, 2017

New Jersey /endthread

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Jun 22, 2017

Detroit, Michigan.
All that is good in this world left Detroit a long time ago, and hasn't returned.

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Jun 22, 2017

True story. Hipsters moved in, I'd hardly call that a success story.

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Jul 2, 2017
Craig McDermott:

True story. Hipsters moved in, I'd hardly call that a success story.

RFLMAO

Jun 22, 2017

No honourable mention of Utah?

Jun 22, 2017

Multiple wives would be pretty rad. Not sure it can be the worst state based on this alone.

Sep 4, 2017

bro, Goldman is there, it can't be bad

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