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heather wrote:I saw the "Long Winters" hitching their way to Tacoma.


Now, you know what they say about Tacoma...


sigh. i've heard it all. and it's all lies.
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no way. everything you heard is true.
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I heard Tacoma smells bad. Like Ions.

Or feet.
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Post by jess »

thanks for answering my stupid question about the show. i had been listening to kexp and read the info and was still confused. tacoma does have a specific "scent".
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Post by jess »

i thought of something else after posting. john are you going to make another appearence at either of the harvey shows this month or the heaven and hell ball? just curious...
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Has anyone here actually seen the part of Tacoma not directly next to I-5?

It's quite charming
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Now I'm interested. What's wrong with Tacoma?
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BladeRunner wrote:Now I'm interested. What's wrong with Tacoma?


I'm told it has a very powerful aroma.
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"The Tacoma Aroma"- Roll up your windows when you drive by. It's the paper mills, or so I'm told.
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now, see this is what i love about this board. a thread that began with the topic of song lyrics has progressed into a discussion about the aroma of tacoma. classic.

i grew up in tacoma, and let me tell you people...it doesn't SMELL. there is an odor at times (from the paper mill, yes) that can be smelled from the freeway and some parts of downtown, but it does not permeate the whole town by any means. tacoma is a lovely city...there's puget sound, the glass bridge, the history museum....help me out jace...
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Post by Yarn »

Tacomo or Seattle . . . Tacoma or Seattle . . . Tacoma or Seattle . . .

Seatac? Cheating . . .

Tacoma or Seattle . . .

Seattle wins, easily.

I fully realize that this was not a contest, but this is what my arguement has resorted to.

Apparently it's now an arguement.

Don't mind me.
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From what I know, legislation was put underway to curtail the aroma. What used to be a common stench (it smelled like farts) now is very rare one.

I've lived there for four years. I work in Seattle. I see both cities every day. I love both cities in different ways, just like with my ex-girlfriends.

But Tacoma doesn't have the annoying internal traffic congestion that Seattle does. But Seattle has better nightlife. Both have some great cultural things going on. Seattle, because of its size, has more cultural stuff going on. But Seattle also has more malls.

Tacoma people are more "down to earth," I think. Whatever that means. Both cities have their dickheads though.

Tacoma has a light rail. Tacoma's downtown is remarkably better than 4 years ago, and it will only continue to be revitalized in the upcoming years.

Rent is cheaper in Tacoma.

But Tacoma’s music scene consists of a lot of old timers in blues bands and gore metal high school kids. (That’s lame.)

Tacoma has a better view of Rainier. And I feel like I’m more able to quickly leave the city than if I were in Seattle.

The Narrows Bridge beats the 520 and I-5 bridges any day.

Also, part of Tacoma is a peninsula. How cool is that?
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chelsea wrote:i grew up in tacoma, and let me tell you people...it doesn't SMELL.


"Nalley Valley" often smells like pickles and/or potato chips.
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Karousme wrote:Also, part of Tacoma is a peninsula. How cool is that?


Pt Defiance is a very nice place to wander. And throw frisbees.
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i have been to the "nice" part of tacoma and it is cute and quaint. infact i remember thinking that it would be a great place to explore.
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Seattle doesn't share it's name with a truck.
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great, another bit of State of Washington geography explained to us outsiders.
just today did I notice the line 'between the Cascades and Puget Sound' in a Postal Service song, which fits in nicely.

(see how I quite smoothly steer this topic back to music and away from wampus-style territorial bickering, oh boy, how smooth)
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Post by heather »

Jesus, you Tacoma kids are sensitive about the whole "it's the place where you go to die" and the smell thing. It is just a fact of life. You don't personally smell, so everything is a-ok. right? right?
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Word.
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