[Sca-cooks] Times Square, was re Pop Tart Sushi Re: Pop Tarts Sushi in NYC [ewww]

Johnna Holloway johnnae at mac.com
Tue Aug 10 05:10:02 PDT 2010

Or people who think that Disney's Epcot is international travel.


On Aug 10, 2010, at 7:57 AM, Phil Troy / G. Tacitus Adamantius wrote:
> My most recent experience (we've passed through TS several times  
> recently going to and from the Port Authority, which is Evil Spawn's  
> preferred travel hub to and from school -- I like to visit the  
> bronze statue of Ralph Kramden) is that for the most part, locals  
> can be identified by their total absence. At the time, I actually  
> remember thinking, "Oh, for the good old days when Times Square was  
> sleazy, the people of ill repute were home-grown, and the people  
> with ridiculous bleached-blonde hair in silly shapes were all New  
> Yorkers. Now they're all from Cleveland." It seems to me like Vegas  
> without the gambling. For me, the problem is that every large city  
> has an area like this; sort of a Tourist Zone that is completely  
> without any of the character of the host city, and identical to  
> every other city's Tourist Zone. And if that's the case, why travel  
> anyway?

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