Philadelphia is jealous of Phoenix.

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  1. Ross Williams

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    Apparently Phoenix passed Philadelphia as the 5th largest city in the US yesterday. Somebody in Philly isn't too happy about it: http://www.philly.com/mld/dailynews/6262456.htm - This has got to be the most pathetic opinion column I've ever read. How can you be so jealous of something so trivial? That list he provides to "prove" that Phoenix is a terrible place. I know it would be very easy to make a similair list about Philly.

    I found this to be abosolutey hilarious, and thought I'd share.
     
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    Wow... THAT guy's got issues...
     
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    All they need to do is build a maximum security prison outside Philly to be back in the running, like that small town who doubled their population a couple of years ago by doing the same thing.
     
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    When grassroots forces were pushing to secede from Los Angeles last year (the San Fernando Valley and Hollywood), it really did bug me that we'd have to hand over the "second-largest-city-in-the-U.S." distinction back to Chicago. Thankfully, the secession forces failed, and L.A.'s still as big and as inefficient as it ever was.
     
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    Well darn!! I guess I'll have to move to Philly[​IMG]
     
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    This is supposed to be a humorous article, that is tongue and cheek in light of the Phoenix area passing Philly in population. It was originally run in the Daily News which is more of the tabloid paper in Philadelphia (think NY Post), and quite often has pieces like this one. If you are taking the article seriously in anyway, then you are taking it completely wrong and out of context.

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    Its called humor. I'm sure this guy doesn't really care either.

    Phoenix is only passing Philly in population size (even though the Philadelphia *area* would GREATLY exceed Phoenix and #4 Houston).
     
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    If it was intended as satire, shouldn't it be, y'know, like funny and stuff? [​IMG]
     
  12. Patrick Larkin

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    Oh, and from what I read, Phoenix isn't expected to exceed Philly until May of 2004. And they are already predicting San Diego to surpass Philly by 2015. [​IMG]

    I was looking at this census webpage: http://eire.census.gov/popest/data/c...EST2002-01.php.

    Interesting table. I never realized Boston was so small. I never knew Baltimore was bigger than Boston. nor did I know San Jose was bigger than San Francisco.

    Allentown - #220!!! Yeah, baby!
     
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    The biggest surprise to me was the monumental difference between #1 and #2. NY is more then double [​IMG].

    LA, Chicago and Houston would have to combine in order to get #1...Damn!
     
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    Eh, I thought it was pretty funny and made a few good points, such as that there is no relationship between the population of a city and it's quality of life, and that the Phoenix is the city of the future - on big suburb.

    The population decline of Philadelphia is actually interesting. It's a city that in theory should function perfectly (perfectly laid out, lots of culture and entertainment, tons of parks - second largest inner-city park in the world, winter is never that cold or snowy, great food, prices are low compared to most major cities, and it's located close to DC and NYC), only it's been crippled by corrupt politics and a state legislature bent on trying to destroy it.
     
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    It's apples and oranges, San Francisco is only 49 square miles: LA has parking lots bigger than that!
     
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    Sounds like a case of Phoenix Envy.
     

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