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Let's Be New England

I'm Aunt Helen, and yes I'm a cold bitch.

by Anonymousreply 600September 7, 2021 7:11 PM

I am the frugality and penny-pinching.

by Anonymousreply 1September 1, 2021 6:14 PM

I'm the weathered grey shingles, the American flags, the braided rugs, and the decrepit Friendly's. I'm also the heroin that is killing all the poor people.

by Anonymousreply 2September 1, 2021 6:14 PM

R2 There are no poor people in New England.

by Anonymousreply 3September 1, 2021 6:16 PM

I'm the large Dominican family in the neighborhood that pisses off all the Italians and Irish, despite the Italians and Irish being relative newcomers themselves.

by Anonymousreply 4September 1, 2021 6:18 PM

I’m the maple syrup.

by Anonymousreply 5September 1, 2021 6:19 PM

I’m the Greeks and Portuguese on the coastlines. I make delicious food that’s become part of the fabric of even the WASPiest lifestyles.

by Anonymousreply 6September 1, 2021 6:21 PM

I’m the rosie red cheeks and gin blossoms of the o’callahans, o’fallons, o’callahans and dohertys of the south shore of Massachusetts

by Anonymousreply 7September 1, 2021 6:22 PM

I’m the weathervanes. The baked beans. The old factories converted to hipster lofts. The stone walls.

by Anonymousreply 8September 1, 2021 6:23 PM

I am the liberal politicians who buy up all the coastal side property despite my claims that climate change will flood the coast.

by Anonymousreply 9September 1, 2021 6:23 PM

I'm Hartford, I'm a brick shithole.

by Anonymousreply 10September 1, 2021 6:24 PM

I’m Aunt Amy

by Anonymousreply 11September 1, 2021 6:24 PM

I’m the coast of Maine. I’m gorgeous!

by Anonymousreply 12September 1, 2021 6:25 PM

I'm the Vermont County Store catalog. You can buy toffee and modest ladies wear from me.

by Anonymousreply 13September 1, 2021 6:27 PM

Im the WASPs who moved away so they didn't have to deal with the o’callahans, o’fallons, o’callahans and dohertys.

by Anonymousreply 14September 1, 2021 6:30 PM

I am Provincetown that all gays come to visit and to suck dick and get barebacked at Dick Dock.

by Anonymousreply 15September 1, 2021 6:30 PM

I'm upstate NY east of the Hudson River. I REALLY want to be part of New England. I wish you guys would let me in.

by Anonymousreply 16September 1, 2021 6:31 PM

I'm the local packie.

by Anonymousreply 17September 1, 2021 6:33 PM

I'm the fudge, taffy, and tins of caramel corn that are sold for exorbitant prices in pasted colored boutiques all along Cape Cod.

by Anonymousreply 18September 1, 2021 6:35 PM

I am a 90-room marble mansion in Newport.

Fuck off.

by Anonymousreply 19September 1, 2021 6:43 PM

I'm Vermont. We (quietly) know we're better than the rest of the country.

by Anonymousreply 20September 1, 2021 6:44 PM

I’m a grinder and brown bread in a can.

I’m the old barn collapsed in a field.

I’m a rock wall buried in a forest. There was once a farm here.

I’m the self service, honor system vegetable stand.

I’m old home day in the town square. I am a great time!

I am a selectman. We need a quorum of townsfolk to make any decisions.

by Anonymousreply 21September 1, 2021 6:45 PM

I'm a lesbian couple in Vermont. We own a nutloaf company, organic, of course.

by Anonymousreply 22September 1, 2021 6:46 PM

I’m the vibrant fall foliage

by Anonymousreply 23September 1, 2021 6:48 PM

R7, do you mean an Italian sunburn?

by Anonymousreply 24September 1, 2021 6:49 PM

I'm the plastic paddy pub next to the sew n' vac store that mysteriously has a penny farthing in the window display.

by Anonymousreply 25September 1, 2021 6:50 PM

I'm the Cabot Cove, Maine.

by Anonymousreply 26September 1, 2021 6:50 PM

I'm the eye roll when someone says "Hahvard Yarhd" in that fake obnoxious accent.

by Anonymousreply 27September 1, 2021 6:51 PM

R21 You know New England well. I've seen and experienced all of what you list many times in my life.

Here's one more I'd like to add:

I'm a rotary. Bear right to exit.

by Anonymousreply 28September 1, 2021 6:52 PM

I'm the joint where "fried clams" means whole belly - [bold]no[/BOLD] "strips"!

by Anonymousreply 29September 1, 2021 6:53 PM

I'm the "WASP Lifestyle" that became obsolete about three generations ago, but don't tell that to Datalounge's Eldergays who think people in Connecticut are still living like CZ Guest circa 1965.

by Anonymousreply 30September 1, 2021 6:55 PM

I'm the package stores.

by Anonymousreply 31September 1, 2021 6:55 PM

I'm the rain that falls on the autumn leaves that blanket the road that is just as dangerous to drive on as black ice.

by Anonymousreply 32September 1, 2021 6:56 PM

I'm 3 decades of ungroomed icy ski slopes, most of the time, at podunk local ski "mountains". Finally they shut down or got their acts together by the millennium.

by Anonymousreply 33September 1, 2021 6:56 PM

I'm delicious pizza in scuzzy working class towns.

by Anonymousreply 34September 1, 2021 6:57 PM

I'm Bridgeport. If Connecticut ever received an enema, I would be the point of insertion.

by Anonymousreply 35September 1, 2021 6:58 PM

I'm the MS13 gang. I have a large presence in New England and I traffic heroin to Canada, but don't mention me to the remaining delusional WASPS, or else they'll call you racist.

by Anonymousreply 36September 1, 2021 6:59 PM

I'm well-meaning condescension

by Anonymousreply 37September 1, 2021 7:00 PM

I'm one of many elite boarding schools with 500 million to 1 billion in endowment. Pay no attention to us, it works beautifully that way.

by Anonymousreply 38September 1, 2021 7:00 PM

I'm the jimmies, that cost a bit extra. Not to be confused with the Jimmy Fund.

Here's to bowling balls without holes!

by Anonymousreply 39September 1, 2021 7:00 PM

I'm Howard Philips Lovecraft of Providence, Rhode Island, creator of the Cthulu Mythos and admirer of Adolf Hitler!

by Anonymousreply 40September 1, 2021 7:01 PM

I'm a "Portuguese bakery".

by Anonymousreply 41September 1, 2021 7:02 PM

I’m Allens Ave in Providence, enjoy a Dels lemonade after the bathhouse.

by Anonymousreply 42September 1, 2021 7:02 PM

I'm New Haven. It's been 2.5 hours since somebody's been shot. A new record!

by Anonymousreply 43September 1, 2021 7:04 PM

I'm a Lobster Roll, the Po'Boy of New England!

by Anonymousreply 44September 1, 2021 7:05 PM

I'm the Canadian quarter that you didn't know you had until you wanted something from a vending machine.

by Anonymousreply 45September 1, 2021 7:05 PM

I'm the local "yacht club" where membership includes rich, dirty cops, and couples made of 2 HS teachers with shockingly high double income, and civil servant millionaires, and a few old threadbare wasps. Yachts are not yacht yachts. They are modest but lovely sail boats and fishing boats.

by Anonymousreply 46September 1, 2021 7:06 PM

I'm the canadian

by Anonymousreply 47September 1, 2021 7:07 PM

I'm Lenox, the dullest and dowdiest of the Gilded Age colonies.

by Anonymousreply 48September 1, 2021 7:07 PM

I'm the sports fan from south Boston. My favorite word begins with N and I love to say it proudly.

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by Anonymousreply 49September 1, 2021 7:09 PM

I'm the New Hampshire shoreline. 99.9999% of humanity is unaware of my existence.

by Anonymousreply 50September 1, 2021 7:09 PM

I’m the ugly baseboard heating

by Anonymousreply 51September 1, 2021 7:11 PM

I'm the Irish. We outbred all the WASPS. We are the largest ethnicity in New England. The place should be called New Eire.

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by Anonymousreply 52September 1, 2021 7:13 PM

Je me souvien Hampton Beach/R50!

I’m a hermit crab for sale on the Boardwalk in Hampton Beach. There’s dippin dots to my left and deplorable t-shirts to my right. Sadly Mama Leone’s is closed and the old lady at the shooting gallery died.

by Anonymousreply 53September 1, 2021 7:14 PM

I'm Bradley international airport. I'm the only part of Hartford that many NEers will ever go to.

by Anonymousreply 54September 1, 2021 7:16 PM

I'm an Atheneum. Sometimes I have priceless collections. What the hell am I?

by Anonymousreply 55September 1, 2021 7:18 PM

Hartford is a ghetto shithole.

by Anonymousreply 56September 1, 2021 7:19 PM

I'm the 35 degree change in temperature in just 24 hours.

I will change by another 25 degrees in the opposite direction in the following 24 hours. Then I'll change by another 20 degrees in less than 18 hours. In either direction.

by Anonymousreply 57September 1, 2021 7:19 PM

I'm the dock on Chappaquiddick island that Ted Kennedy drove his car off and killed a girl.

by Anonymousreply 58September 1, 2021 7:20 PM

I'm the land where Hamburger Helper is considered a delicacy.

by Anonymousreply 59September 1, 2021 7:21 PM

Technically you are in Windsor Locks R54

by Anonymousreply 60September 1, 2021 7:22 PM

I'm Martha's Vinyard. The Hamptons are a jealous bitch and they want to be me so bad.

by Anonymousreply 61September 1, 2021 7:22 PM

I'm the Portagee pizza waitress you'll bring home to shock your rich parents one summer.

We all know you wanted to bring home a Black guy instead, but you still have another year at Tufts, so let's not go nuts.

by Anonymousreply 62September 1, 2021 7:22 PM

I'm the Danbury mall. I'm where NYers buy all their shit.

by Anonymousreply 63September 1, 2021 7:23 PM

I'm a .01%er living on my own island. And I'm a hobo living on a nearby "uninhabited" island,.

by Anonymousreply 64September 1, 2021 7:23 PM

I’m Allen’s Coffee Brandy, drunken King Neptune at the Seafood Festival parade, and the Blueberry Queen and her Court at the Union Fair.

by Anonymousreply 65September 1, 2021 7:24 PM

I'm a red Coleman cooler featured during tailgate cocktails before the Harvard Yale game.

by Anonymousreply 66September 1, 2021 7:25 PM

I'm Springfield, Massachusetts. I don't know why anyone would want to live in me. At least I've got the Basketball Hall of Fame.

by Anonymousreply 67September 1, 2021 7:25 PM

I'm the Asian Indian family who are the new, proud owners of the corner liquor store. We'll be stacking the the booze to the ceilings and stocking the isles so tight that two people can't make it through at the same time.

by Anonymousreply 68September 1, 2021 7:28 PM

I'm Patois-speaking, good-looking, horse-hung twin farm boys in Madawaska.

by Anonymousreply 69September 1, 2021 7:29 PM

I'm the French Canadian on 89. I cannot drive.

by Anonymousreply 70September 1, 2021 7:30 PM

Real Americans don't want our tax dollars going to foreign countries like Guam, New Mexico or New England!

by Anonymousreply 71September 1, 2021 7:30 PM

I'm the cranberry bogs producing the delicious, tart fruit that the rest of the country takes for granted.

by Anonymousreply 72September 1, 2021 7:30 PM

I'm an ice cream stand on a dairy farm in upstate Connecticut. See that long line of people? That's how delicious my ice cream is—even the Grape Nuts ice cream.

by Anonymousreply 73September 1, 2021 7:30 PM

I'm the maple trees in Vermont that make better syrup than those in Canada!

by Anonymousreply 74September 1, 2021 7:31 PM

I’m the historic preservationist zoning laws in a gorgeous historic Massachusetts town which prevents a McDonald’s from being built. Dunkin Donuts, however, is permitted

by Anonymousreply 75September 1, 2021 7:31 PM

I'm Foxwoods. I'm where bougie New Yorkers go to gamble and see Neil Diamond, because "Atlantic City is so trashy."

by Anonymousreply 76September 1, 2021 7:31 PM

I'm Springfield, Massachusetts, where you can visit Puerto Rico without ever leaving New England.

by Anonymousreply 77September 1, 2021 7:31 PM

I’m TAYLOR SWIFT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have a house on Watch Hill and I think I still own that shack in Hyannisport when i was stalking that Kennedy kid. Can you still see the white trash in me???? Or have I washed it all off yet??

by Anonymousreply 78September 1, 2021 7:31 PM

I am the Pilgrim refrigerator magnets and other Plymouth Rock souvenirs all made in China

by Anonymousreply 79September 1, 2021 7:32 PM

I'm the old Quaker lodge where they used to send women who had "hysteria".

by Anonymousreply 80September 1, 2021 7:32 PM

I'm the residents of Norwalk, Connecticut, who can tell you what a CUNT Bette Midler was while filming The Stepford Wives remake.

by Anonymousreply 81September 1, 2021 7:33 PM

I'm the car with Florida license plates you see on the snow and ice-covered highway in the middle of winter. You think "oh fuck, I'd better keep my distance!"

by Anonymousreply 82September 1, 2021 7:34 PM

I'm the Vermont librarian with five Bernie stickers on her Subaru. I never shut up about racial injustice and urban poverty, even though I'm white as frickin' Christmas, live in a village of 300 people, and haven't been in the same room as a Black person since I saw Ellen Cleghorn at The Wesleyan Arts Stage in 1997.

by Anonymousreply 83September 1, 2021 7:34 PM

I'm nightlife for the darker folks in scuzzy cities. I am GHETTO Fabulous.

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by Anonymousreply 84September 1, 2021 7:35 PM

I'm the University of Connecticut. I'm in the middle of fucking nowhere. It's no surprise that the students are constantly drinking themselves into a stupor.

by Anonymousreply 85September 1, 2021 7:35 PM

R85 It's as isolated and loveless as its homophone, the Yukon.

by Anonymousreply 86September 1, 2021 7:37 PM

People from Maine are weird.

by Anonymousreply 87September 1, 2021 7:37 PM

I'm the "packy" everyone heads to before a storm to load up.

by Anonymousreply 88September 1, 2021 7:38 PM

I'm the long line of twee upper middle-class assholes waiting to get in to yet another artisanal microbrewery run by trustafarians and pay $8 for a beer that's the same quality as the swill beer you can buy for cheap at the supermarket.

by Anonymousreply 89September 1, 2021 7:38 PM

I'm the Elin Hildebrand books (and knock-offs) that give an oh-so-accurate picture of life on Nantucket.

You think so, R87?

by Anonymousreply 90September 1, 2021 7:38 PM

I’m Thoreau’s ghost at Walden Pond

by Anonymousreply 91September 1, 2021 7:39 PM

I'm the Québécois family on their way to Hollywood, FL who made sure to stop at the IHOP in Burlington VT.

by Anonymousreply 92September 1, 2021 7:39 PM

I'm the khakis shorts, polo shirts and sandals.

by Anonymousreply 93September 1, 2021 7:39 PM

I'm sexy white trash, accent on TRASH, from mill towns across New England. Rent me! For whuh-evah!

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by Anonymousreply 94September 1, 2021 7:40 PM

[quote] I'm the car with Florida license plates you see on the snow and ice-covered highway in the middle of winter. You think "oh fuck, I'd better keep my distance

I never worry about it. They're snowbirds visiting their adult kids for the holidays. Wheeee!

by Anonymousreply 95September 1, 2021 7:40 PM

I'm Pepperidge Fahm, ahnd I remembah.

by Anonymousreply 96September 1, 2021 7:40 PM

I'm Vermont and New Hampshire. We have no black people.

by Anonymousreply 97September 1, 2021 7:41 PM

I'm Maine. Stephen King is the reason most people know who I am.

by Anonymousreply 98September 1, 2021 7:42 PM

I'm the 2nd district hateful, backwoods assholes in Maine who keep voting for Susan Collins every time she's up for reelection, thus preventing a New England liberal sweep of senators

by Anonymousreply 99September 1, 2021 7:42 PM

I'm I-84. You take your life in your hands every time you drive me.

by Anonymousreply 100September 1, 2021 7:44 PM

I'm the hadnmaid's tale in an alternate universe of Margaret Atwood's making in N. England

by Anonymousreply 101September 1, 2021 7:44 PM

I cannot stop laughing at R94. Worcester was such a trashy pit when I went to college in Boston in the 90s. But yeah there were some sexy New England working class guys from that area. I bet they are all Trump voters now though

by Anonymousreply 102September 1, 2021 7:44 PM

I'm I-95. It takes 30 minutes to go half a mile.

by Anonymousreply 103September 1, 2021 7:44 PM

I'm Shirley Jackson. New England is a character itself in my books.

by Anonymousreply 104September 1, 2021 7:45 PM

I’m the Five College Consortium. Rumor has it we were the basis for the Scooby Doo characters

by Anonymousreply 105September 1, 2021 7:46 PM

I'm Western Massachusetts. You never want to come here.

by Anonymousreply 106September 1, 2021 7:47 PM

I'm no available housing. NO! I'M SERIOUS! THERE IS NO HOUSING HERE! Don't come. No, we can't find you housing. We can't find native Vermonters housing, why the fuck would we help you find housing? We're not kidding. there is ZERO housing. NONE.

What, you came anyway? No, you CAN'T camp on my yard. We told you, there is NO HOUSING.

by Anonymousreply 107September 1, 2021 7:48 PM

I'm the "clam chowder" they serve at local chains like Lindsey's. I come from a massive can.

by Anonymousreply 108September 1, 2021 7:49 PM

I’m Miss Hathaway from The Beverly Hillbillies. Most upper class white women in New England have adopted my frumpy lesbian aesthetic.

by Anonymousreply 109September 1, 2021 7:49 PM

I'm a modest 120 year old mountain cabin, house, or camp, owned by a Cabot, Cushing, Lodge, Peabody, or Sedgwick. I contain New England Americana collections that would make an arriviste WASP fetishist have multiple orgasms if not a grand mal seizure.

by Anonymousreply 110September 1, 2021 7:50 PM

R106, I'm the Berkshires, yes you do

by Anonymousreply 111September 1, 2021 7:50 PM

I'm the Hatebreed hoodies you see on local teens.

by Anonymousreply 112September 1, 2021 7:51 PM

I'm Trey Himmelfarb, older brother of Chasey and Kip. We are the preppiest Jews in all of Darien, CT. And that's saying something.

by Anonymousreply 113September 1, 2021 7:51 PM

I'm Friendly's. My burgers and ice cream are delicious.

by Anonymousreply 114September 1, 2021 7:51 PM

ha r112, Hatebreed and Killswitch Engage were my son's first concert

by Anonymousreply 115September 1, 2021 7:54 PM

I'm Stewart's. I have the best cider doughnuts in Vermont.

by Anonymousreply 116September 1, 2021 7:56 PM

I’m the House of Seven Gables

by Anonymousreply 117September 1, 2021 7:56 PM

R106 Western Massachusetts thinks it's another state.

by Anonymousreply 118September 1, 2021 7:56 PM

I'm THE MECCA also known as Patriot Place in Foxborough

by Anonymousreply 119September 1, 2021 7:56 PM

I'm watching the moonlight on Cape Cod Baaaaaaaaay!

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by Anonymousreply 120September 1, 2021 7:57 PM

I'm their provincial know-it-all-attitude of which they have never been out of the state of Massachusetts, obnoxious sports fans, too.

by Anonymousreply 121September 1, 2021 7:57 PM

I'm Stewart's parking lot. Where you but meth and oxy.

by Anonymousreply 122September 1, 2021 7:58 PM

I'm all the monogrammed LL Bean totes that dot the beaches.

by Anonymousreply 123September 1, 2021 7:59 PM

I’m Honey Farms, the 7-11 of Massachusetts

by Anonymousreply 124September 1, 2021 8:00 PM

I'm the flagship store of Ben & Jerry's in Waterbury, Vermont, best ice cream on the planet with liberal owners involved in social justice

by Anonymousreply 125September 1, 2021 8:00 PM

I'm the _____ Beach Association wondering out to fund another round of blown sand onto the remaining 3 yards of "beach" at high tide.

by Anonymousreply 126September 1, 2021 8:00 PM

I'm CSCU. You're better off going to a SUNY school.

by Anonymousreply 127September 1, 2021 8:01 PM

I'm the historic Dupree Estate in Chestnut Hill, the last home of Christian Science founder Mary Baker Eddy

by Anonymousreply 128September 1, 2021 8:02 PM

I’m the Brimfield Flea Market. When you’re too old and fat for P-town, I’m your next stop

by Anonymousreply 129September 1, 2021 8:02 PM

R122 I'm Stop & Shop. I'm where you buy crack.

by Anonymousreply 130September 1, 2021 8:02 PM

I'm Boston College and yes I like to pretend I'm an Ivy League

by Anonymousreply 131September 1, 2021 8:03 PM

I'm the dichotomy of deeply ingrained colonial era puritanism and neo-protestant liberalism.

by Anonymousreply 132September 1, 2021 8:04 PM

I'm Mount Washington, the highest point in NE.

by Anonymousreply 133September 1, 2021 8:05 PM

I'm the absence of discussing religious beliefs (if you even have any) because it's considered poor manners and inappropriate.

by Anonymousreply 134September 1, 2021 8:07 PM

Frequently one of the coldest places on ALL the planet, Mount Washington.

by Anonymousreply 135September 1, 2021 8:07 PM

I'm the average person from New Hampshire. I tried to domesticate a chipmunk, a squirrel, a raccoon, or a gopher as a pet at some point in my life. I also talk to deer.

by Anonymousreply 136September 1, 2021 8:08 PM

I'm the secret drinking problem, and the bottles that are hidden in the back of the bedroom closet.

by Anonymousreply 137September 1, 2021 8:08 PM

We're the local crazies who live on the outskirts of town and are always front and center at any and every town hall meeting, constantly interrupting with our ranting, batshit opinions.

by Anonymousreply 138September 1, 2021 8:09 PM

I'm the bumper sticker "This car climbed Mount Washington"

by Anonymousreply 139September 1, 2021 8:09 PM

I am the three Congregationalist churches; conservative, United Church of Christ and Unitarian. I am what passes for religious diversity in Western Mass.

I am the temperance league water fountain in the center of town. I am a beautiful historical object but I am barely noticed.

by Anonymousreply 140September 1, 2021 8:09 PM

R125 Your hippie dipshit owners sold out to a British conglomerate years ago. They cashed in, big time.

But in true New England fashion, they'll continue to bitch about social justice from the front window of their million-dollar restored farmhouse in one of the richest and whitest zip codes in America.

by Anonymousreply 141September 1, 2021 8:10 PM

I am r136 but I live in Vermont and will one up you with a bat, a skunk, a dragonfly and several field mice. And a. turtle, several doves and a crow. Because Vermont is better than New Hampshire

by Anonymousreply 142September 1, 2021 8:10 PM

I'm the upstate NYer who loves to make fun of you guys.

by Anonymousreply 143September 1, 2021 8:10 PM

Yes, but have you eaten squirrel R136 or R142?

I am Western Mass

by Anonymousreply 144September 1, 2021 8:13 PM

R140 I am the unitarian church. We embrace everyone but our entire congregation is composed of white protestants with Anglo-Saxon last names.

by Anonymousreply 145September 1, 2021 8:13 PM

I'm the beautiful 19th century house with a wraparound porch and a gabled roof that is now a meth lab.

by Anonymousreply 146September 1, 2021 8:15 PM

I'm the low stone walls separating properties.

by Anonymousreply 147September 1, 2021 8:16 PM

I'm Timothy Hutton's tasteful farmhouse, just across the NY state line from New England. He grew up in Boston and Connecticut, but when he tried to buy land in CT, an invisible barrier shot up and a disembodied voice bellowed "No home for the star of Turk 182!"

by Anonymousreply 148September 1, 2021 8:16 PM

I have not EL r144 but I would have when I was a kid if that's what was served. Actually, I cannot imagine turning my nose up to trying it now. It's not dog.

by Anonymousreply 149September 1, 2021 8:17 PM

I'm the asshole who works in Massachusetts because the pay is good but live in New Hampshire because the cost of living is much cheaper

by Anonymousreply 150September 1, 2021 8:18 PM

The most successful people from New England:

Vermont- Senator Patrick Leahy; Governor Howard Dean

New Hampshire- Supreme Court Justice David Souter

Connecticut- Senator Chris Dodd; Joe Lieberman; Scooter Libby

Maine- Susan Collins; writer Stephen King

Rhode Island- that one senator, or was he a representative?

Massachusetts- The Kennedys, John Kerry, and the Wahlbergs.

by Anonymousreply 151September 1, 2021 8:18 PM

I'm Robert Kraft's HUGE mansion in Brookline, formerly neighbor of Tom Brady

by Anonymousreply 152September 1, 2021 8:20 PM

I'm the water in natural, glacier fed Lake Johnson, which is colder than a tin toilet seat in the Yukon.

by Anonymousreply 153September 1, 2021 8:21 PM

I'm Ted Kennedy's pants.

I went missing in 1966, and no one ever saw me again.

by Anonymousreply 154September 1, 2021 8:21 PM

[quote]I'm the low stone walls separating properties.

I'm looking at mine right now!

by Anonymousreply 155September 1, 2021 8:23 PM

I'm Salem, MA, now making most of my annual revenues from commercialisation of one of the most egregious episodes of murderous religious fanaticism in American history.

by Anonymousreply 156September 1, 2021 8:24 PM

I’m canned brown bread. I’ve been served at every Thanksgiving since time immemorial, and I’m actually quite tasty.

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by Anonymousreply 157September 1, 2021 8:26 PM

I'm the white clapboard that is falling off the ubiquitous run down Episcopalian, Methodist, or Presbyterian church in every town.

by Anonymousreply 158September 1, 2021 8:26 PM

I love those old stone walls that you randomly see in New England. I didnt realize how good I had it, going for a hike in a field, then woods, on a crisp fall morning, boots crunching in leaves, following the stone walls.

by Anonymousreply 159September 1, 2021 8:26 PM

I’m the Christmas Tree Shop

by Anonymousreply 160September 1, 2021 8:27 PM

Where is Lake Johnson

by Anonymousreply 161September 1, 2021 8:27 PM

I’m autocrat coffee syrup. I’m found in the fridge of every Rhode Island beach house, where I’m consumed once a summer and then forgotten about for the rest of the year

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by Anonymousreply 162September 1, 2021 8:28 PM

I'm the average lower or lower middle class woman in New England. I think about Tom Brady whenever I have sex with my husband.

by Anonymousreply 163September 1, 2021 8:28 PM

I'm the mansard roofs, increasing in frequency as you drive north up the coast.

by Anonymousreply 164September 1, 2021 8:29 PM

I'm not unfriendly. I'm just "flinty."

by Anonymousreply 165September 1, 2021 8:30 PM

I’m Frugal Fannie’s

by Anonymousreply 166September 1, 2021 8:31 PM

I'm the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, MA. I'm one of the nation's finest, with a fantastic collection.

But you never see the huge lines outside my entrance that you see in front of that fucking Witch Museum, which has in front a statue of fucking Elizabeth Montgomery in witch's garb, if you can believe it!

by Anonymousreply 167September 1, 2021 8:31 PM

I'm L.L. Bean, dominating the town of Freeport, ME with a mall-like complex centering around a giant 10-foot-tall Bean Boot.

My clothes are worn by everyone from the middle class on up. New Englanders don't like to dress up.

by Anonymousreply 168September 1, 2021 8:31 PM

I'm a lower or middle class man in New England. I think about Tom Brady when I'm having sex with my spouse, too.

by Anonymousreply 169September 1, 2021 8:31 PM

Im NPR news. I'm on every car radio.

by Anonymousreply 170September 1, 2021 8:32 PM

I’m a Patriots fan. I insisted for years that Stamford, CT residents should also be Patriots fans despite the fact that they live much closer to NYC, just because we have “New England” in our name. However, I’m a very fair weather fan, and now that they suck I suddenly remember that I’ve always hated football. I’m going back to being a Red Sox fan now.

by Anonymousreply 171September 1, 2021 8:32 PM

I'm Portland, Maine, hometown of DL legend Linda Lavin

by Anonymousreply 172September 1, 2021 8:32 PM

I'm the turtleneck-wearing homosexuals who run the antiquing cabal in every small town up here.

My parents tell people I'm dead.

by Anonymousreply 173September 1, 2021 8:34 PM

I’m Anthony Bourdain. At least one homosexual must have sucked my dick at least once during all those years I was a chef in Provincetown.

by Anonymousreply 174September 1, 2021 8:35 PM

I'm Stonewall Kitchen. My founders, two gay men, say that my name came from "seeing a stone wall in their yard."

I think it's because they don't want to get sued by the Stonewall Inn.

Or maybe they don't want to scare off the hets.

But either way, my products are tasty, but other than the twee cottage aesthetic, they're mostly the same corn syrup-sweetened, middle-American stuff you find all over the nation in every supermarket.

by Anonymousreply 175September 1, 2021 8:35 PM

I'm Chris Pappas' plump lips you could suck on all day, and his round khaki-covered rump you could take a nap on.

He's New England's sexiest piece of political ass, and he's probably about to lose his job.

by Anonymousreply 176September 1, 2021 8:37 PM

If it hasn't been mentioned yet, I'm *the* Yankee motto:

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Use it up,

wear it out,

make it do

or do without

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by Anonymousreply 177September 1, 2021 8:43 PM

I'm the car with the Connecticut plates but with Yankees license plate frames.

by Anonymousreply 178September 1, 2021 8:45 PM

R161 Actually. apologies, it's Lake Willoughby, not too far from Johnson, in Orleans County, which is where I visited it from. Kidding aside, it is breathtakingly beautiful, the kind of thing you visit New England for, but dayum it is cold. It's surrounded by very attractive cottages and homes. Some of the residents are year rounders, others are summer and weekenders. It has an unspoiled quality still, sort of Martha's Vineyard or the Hamptons, or the Cotswolds in my native country, but withour the pretentious celebrity shit that characterises those places.

I'd consider a summer place there if I could afford it. It's the part of Vermont they call the Northeast Kingdom, still the roughest and poorest part of the state.

by Anonymousreply 179September 1, 2021 8:45 PM

I'm an old paper or textile mill. In some locations, I get repurposed for condos or offices. In some locations I sit there and depress the living fuck out of everybody who sees me, reminding them that generations of politicians, R and D both, sold out the US manufacturing base.

by Anonymousreply 180September 1, 2021 8:45 PM

I'm your moms friend, Chardonnay. Yes, I always smell like wine and cigarettes.

by Anonymousreply 181September 1, 2021 8:47 PM

I'm the brick smokestack in the middle of the city. I look like I could fall down at any moment.

by Anonymousreply 182September 1, 2021 8:47 PM

I'm Bernie Sanders.

Get the hell offa my lawn.

by Anonymousreply 183September 1, 2021 8:51 PM

I'm Cat Alley in Manchester, New Hampshire. I always have lesbian tourists checking me out.

by Anonymousreply 184September 1, 2021 8:51 PM

Stock up on booze, weed, pills & porn, cause I'm November through March, and I will make you want to fucking kill yourself.

by Anonymousreply 185September 1, 2021 8:51 PM

I’m the resting bitch face.

by Anonymousreply 186September 1, 2021 8:52 PM

I'm Marblehead, where you can see plaques on old, narrow homes on Front Streeg announcing that Cap't. Josiah Smith lived here with his family in 1795.

I am also where they filmed "The Witches of Eastwick", which really took place in Rhode Island.

by Anonymousreply 187September 1, 2021 8:53 PM

^*Front STREET

by Anonymousreply 188September 1, 2021 8:54 PM

I'm occasional reminders of the "New England Express" hurricane of 1938. I'm usually seen on the coast, in the form of a "high water mark."

I will give you the creeps as you ponder whether we're due another hurricane like that.

by Anonymousreply 189September 1, 2021 8:55 PM

I'm the mustaches on all the women over 40.

by Anonymousreply 190September 1, 2021 8:56 PM

I'm the neighbors you never see or hear, you don't even know their names, and that's exactly how you like it.

by Anonymousreply 191September 1, 2021 8:56 PM

I'm the Witches Ball Salem holds every Halloween on that schooner that's always in the harbour. You can only get a ticket via lottery.

I have seen some shit, let me tell you!

by Anonymousreply 192September 1, 2021 8:57 PM

Im Stephen King, and I'm always working hard to scare the hell right out of you.

by Anonymousreply 193September 1, 2021 8:57 PM

R188, you reminded me.

I'm the Front Street you find in nearly every New England port town. Often accompanied by Fore Street or Commercial Street. Portland, ME has all three.

I am to New England what Main Street is to the rest of the country.

by Anonymousreply 194September 1, 2021 8:58 PM

I'm the Sperry's or L.L. Bean duck boots (for women) and boat shoes (for men). It's a lifestyle.

by Anonymousreply 195September 1, 2021 9:00 PM

I'm Woodstock. No. Not that one: the Vermont Woodstock, which keeps winning awards as The Prettiest Small Town in America.

I am, too. I am so damn pretty that you will get a toothache just looking at me.

by Anonymousreply 196September 1, 2021 9:00 PM

I’m the rental truck loaded with a college student’s stuff that gets stuck under a Storrow Drive bridge every year in September.

by Anonymousreply 197September 1, 2021 9:00 PM

R194 Brilliant catch, so true AND true of many seacoast towns in Britain!

by Anonymousreply 198September 1, 2021 9:02 PM

I am the tavern in Salem's Hawthorne Inn where if you're early enough of a bitter afternoon, you might score an armchair by the roaring fire. I serve Steve's Fish Chowder, which you'll never forget after a few spoonsful.

by Anonymousreply 199September 1, 2021 9:06 PM

I'm the Filene's Basement Annual $99 Bridal Gown Sale Event. Be safe ..... Bring your credit card and your handgun.

by Anonymousreply 200September 1, 2021 9:06 PM

I’m a “ca”, I have four wheels and am driven by someone with mild rage issues that likes to overuse the horn.

by Anonymousreply 201September 1, 2021 9:08 PM

I'm the school filed trip to Plimoth Plantation.

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by Anonymousreply 202September 1, 2021 9:08 PM

I'm the lobster shacks. No one can resist me. No one wants to resist me. I am the fish and chips of New England.

by Anonymousreply 203September 1, 2021 9:09 PM

School FIELD trip. Sorry.

by Anonymousreply 204September 1, 2021 9:10 PM

I'm the green tinted vomit you see the morning after St. Patricks Day

by Anonymousreply 205September 1, 2021 9:10 PM

I'm Lowell, formerly a prosperous mill town that fell into decline and hasn't recovered. I'm also the birthplace of Bette Davis hence her unique accent

by Anonymousreply 206September 1, 2021 9:13 PM

I'm mud season in the Vermont springtime. I'm worse than snow. In fact, I'm worse than COVID, worse than Trump, and worse than Meghan and Harry.

by Anonymousreply 207September 1, 2021 9:13 PM

I'm Delaware. I try SOOOOO hard to be New England. Please take me!

I'm too insignificant to be grouped with New York.

I'm too poor to be grouped with Maryland.

Pennsylvania is already three different states- Pittsburg, the Amish, and Philadelphia.

by Anonymousreply 208September 1, 2021 9:16 PM

I'm a bell shaped candle snuffer.

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by Anonymousreply 209September 1, 2021 9:18 PM

I'm the truly unbelievable sting of the wind off the Atlantic in cold weather. If you forgot about me because you moved to wimpier climes like the weakling I always knew you were, or never encountered me before . . .

I will slap your face so hard when you step out of your hotel the first morning that you will cry like a baby.

by Anonymousreply 210September 1, 2021 9:19 PM

I'm the famous Packer House roll. It would'na be a right propa' Thanksgivin' without me.

by Anonymousreply 211September 1, 2021 9:20 PM

I'm the strange, intangible difference you can feel between Land New England and Coastal New England.

by Anonymousreply 212September 1, 2021 9:21 PM

[quote] I never worry about it. They're snowbirds visiting their adult kids for the holidays. Wheeee!

Wrong, R95; the cars with FL plates are owned by New England cheapskates taking advantage of Florida's low taxes and generous registration policies.

by Anonymousreply 213September 1, 2021 9:22 PM

i’m chowdah

by Anonymousreply 214September 1, 2021 9:23 PM

I'm Moxie, and I taste like shit!

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by Anonymousreply 215September 1, 2021 9:26 PM

I'm beloved DL icon Ruth Gordon, native to Quincy, Mass!

by Anonymousreply 216September 1, 2021 9:28 PM

R213 You clearly don't know what "snowbird" means.

by Anonymousreply 217September 1, 2021 9:28 PM

I'm your virginity, which you lost in the woods.

by Anonymousreply 218September 1, 2021 9:31 PM

🦈 I'm Bruce, affectionately known around these here parts as "Jaws."

C'mon in, the water's fine .......

by Anonymousreply 219September 1, 2021 9:33 PM

I'm the Blair Witch Project.

by Anonymousreply 220September 1, 2021 9:33 PM

I'm one of the few remaining real Vermonters up north who still hunts for food, never heard of NPR, doesn't answer surveys, hates Trump and Obama, still says "downstreet", and brags about living in the only state FDR lost in 1936. I belong to my state's proud secessionist movement.

Yah, I'd do it in a heartbeat.

Then get rid of all them out of state liberals moving in and ruining Burlington. And Rutland! Look what they did to Rutland!

by Anonymousreply 221September 1, 2021 9:34 PM

This is truly one of the great DL “Let’s Be” threads.

I’m this thread. I should be framed and hung up in every New England house like this Rockwell painting.

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by Anonymousreply 222September 1, 2021 9:36 PM

Is Fairfield County [italic]really[/italic] New England... or a Mid-Atlantic extension of metro NYC?

by Anonymousreply 223September 1, 2021 9:36 PM

The Blair Witch Project location was Burkittsville, Maryland.

by Anonymousreply 224September 1, 2021 9:39 PM

I'm Boston. You move here, you support the Sox - or you leave.

by Anonymousreply 225September 1, 2021 9:39 PM

[quote]I'm the Irish. We outbred all the WASPS.

Thought you'd killed us off in the potato famine, did you? Feck off, sassenach!

by Anonymousreply 226September 1, 2021 9:41 PM

I'm Emmeline, a book by Judith Rosner and it's all you'll ever need to know about New England.

by Anonymousreply 227September 1, 2021 9:42 PM

I'm Beacon Hill. I have more antique shops than you can shake a stick at. And my quaint cobblestone sidewalks will fucking cripple you. But you won't care. If you can afford me, you'll love me more than your own Mum.

by Anonymousreply 228September 1, 2021 9:43 PM

I am a raspberry creemee. Or a maple one. Don't call me a softee, soft serve or any other ridiculous thing. Just a creemee. Also, subs. Not hoagie. Subs.

by Anonymousreply 229September 1, 2021 9:43 PM

I'm Millbrook, NY. I am spiritually New England.

by Anonymousreply 230September 1, 2021 9:43 PM

^*you left out frappes instead of ice-cream sodas. (Although that might have bitten the dust by now.)

by Anonymousreply 231September 1, 2021 9:45 PM

I'm the low level hostility between Italian Americans and Irish Americans that is palpable in Boston.

by Anonymousreply 232September 1, 2021 9:46 PM

Stop in for a Whalburger and fries when your visitin' our lovely town.

Bring your wallet. There's no free lunch here.

by Anonymousreply 233September 1, 2021 9:47 PM

I am the man from Nantucket.

by Anonymousreply 234September 1, 2021 9:47 PM

I’m the Stah Mahket in Cambridge where i saw Julia Child shopping once

by Anonymousreply 235September 1, 2021 9:48 PM

[quote] Also, subs. Not hoagie. Subs.

Grinders

by Anonymousreply 236September 1, 2021 9:49 PM

I'm a witch boutique in Salem. I have in my shop a wall of wands in boxes that I made look just like the shelves in Ollivander's. One of these days, someone is going to pull one of those wands out of the box, "give it a wave" and destroy the store.

by Anonymousreply 237September 1, 2021 9:49 PM

r236, you are absolutely correct. I got mixed up typing. I am not drunk.

by Anonymousreply 238September 1, 2021 9:51 PM

R224 Sorry. I thought they were in Massachusetts or Vermont. It is Maryland.

by Anonymousreply 239September 1, 2021 9:52 PM

I'm Andre Linoge,and I'm looking forward to wintering in a quaint little New England Town.

by Anonymousreply 240September 1, 2021 9:52 PM

I'm the Station nightclub fire. Please don't use pyrotechnics indoors.

by Anonymousreply 241September 1, 2021 9:53 PM

I'm Ethan Frome. The fatalist personification of old New England.

by Anonymousreply 242September 1, 2021 9:54 PM

I'm the Kennedy Compound. You won't believe how many bodies are buried in my backyard.

by Anonymousreply 243September 1, 2021 9:55 PM

The area between Albany and Pittsfield is more New England than Darien or Greenwich, R230.

by Anonymousreply 244September 1, 2021 9:56 PM

I'm Rubie Vine

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by Anonymousreply 245September 1, 2021 9:57 PM

Canned brown bread and apple cider donuts. I want both so badly right now.

Anyway, I’m the Massholes just south of Hartford who slam on the brakes because we don’t know if we go north on 91 or East on 84. We’ve taken this route at least once a week for 20 years now.

by Anonymousreply 246September 1, 2021 9:57 PM

R215…Moxie is a delicious refreshing soft drink enjoyed by old people! I’m a New Englander and have lived in Laguna Beach for 21 years and STILL have it shipped out now and again.

by Anonymousreply 247September 1, 2021 9:58 PM

Moxie is an acquired taste.

by Anonymousreply 248September 1, 2021 10:00 PM

R246 I’m dead 😭

by Anonymousreply 249September 1, 2021 10:02 PM

I'm the whale watching cruise you can take from Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

by Anonymousreply 250September 1, 2021 10:06 PM

R217, I know perfectly well what "snowbird" means; the majority of people driving around New England with Florida plates live in New England year round (except for vacations) and just register their cars in FL.

by Anonymousreply 251September 1, 2021 10:08 PM

I am Canada, I don't realize that Vermonters are kind of offended when it's joked we're part of Canada.

by Anonymousreply 252September 1, 2021 10:08 PM

I'm the AA meeting at the local parish hall. Everyone at me has a last name that begins with O' or Mac.

by Anonymousreply 253September 1, 2021 10:08 PM

I’ll be the cold, detached indifference.

by Anonymousreply 254September 1, 2021 10:09 PM

I am the ass on Philip at Formaggio Kitchen. Fifteen years ago I ruled DataLounge. Any of you bitches get a peek at me?

by Anonymousreply 255September 1, 2021 10:11 PM

I'm By The Pound. Older Cantabrigians still call me Buck A Pound.

by Anonymousreply 256September 1, 2021 10:13 PM

I’ll be the grating accents.

by Anonymousreply 257September 1, 2021 10:14 PM

R179 Thanks. You got a couple things wrong. That's a "glacial lake" but it is not "glacier fed" as there are no glaciers in New England. A glacial lake is one created by glaciers ions ago.

by Anonymousreply 258September 1, 2021 10:14 PM

I’ll be the joylessness and baseline depression.

by Anonymousreply 259September 1, 2021 10:14 PM

I'm the ghost of Martha Moxley, not to be confused with Moxie the beverage.

by Anonymousreply 260September 1, 2021 10:17 PM

[quote] the majority of people driving around New England with Florida plates live in New England year round (except for vacations)

R251 Are you sure about that? I know several people who are from New England, but whom live in Florida year round and only come up north for the holiday season. They have Florida plates because they actually reside there.

by Anonymousreply 261September 1, 2021 10:19 PM

I'm Dunkin

I'm fuckin' everywhere.

You can keep your Stahbucks crap back in New York with the fuckin Yankees

by Anonymousreply 262September 1, 2021 10:20 PM

I am sensible shoes.

by Anonymousreply 263September 1, 2021 10:20 PM

I'm Wicked.

No--what are you retahded--not the fucking Broadway show.

The word

I am a substitute for the words "very" or "extremely" as they are used in the rest of the English speaking world

by Anonymousreply 264September 1, 2021 10:21 PM

I'm the Hygienic...

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by Anonymousreply 265September 1, 2021 10:22 PM

I'm the antique shotgun on the wall. My owner doesn't realize that I still work.

by Anonymousreply 266September 1, 2021 10:22 PM

I am whoopie pies and lobster rolls.

I can be marked up 600% and dumb tourists will still happily buy me.

by Anonymousreply 267September 1, 2021 10:23 PM

I'm Elizabeth Warren

Even though I'm from Oklahoma, I'm pretty much a New England stereotype at this point.

by Anonymousreply 268September 1, 2021 10:23 PM

I'm Vermont.

If lesbians could design a state, I'd be it.

by Anonymousreply 269September 1, 2021 10:24 PM

I am Vermont, the consistently 'doing the best' during this covid shitshow. No, we don't want you to move here because of it. Stay away!

by Anonymousreply 270September 1, 2021 10:24 PM

I'm Revere Beach

I make the Jersey Shore look like Amagansett

by Anonymousreply 271September 1, 2021 10:25 PM

I'm Subarus.

by Anonymousreply 272September 1, 2021 10:30 PM

I'm Choo Choo from Railroad Salvage

by Anonymousreply 273September 1, 2021 10:32 PM

R253 so true! I’ve never met an Irish man that doesn’t drink.

by Anonymousreply 274September 1, 2021 10:36 PM

I’m dinner consisting of fried haddock, fried clams, fried scallops, French fries, and some steamers with drawn butter, I’m insanely delicious.

by Anonymousreply 275September 1, 2021 11:17 PM

[quote]Anyway, I’m the Massholes just south of Hartford who slam on the brakes because we don’t know if we go north on 91 or East on 84. We’ve taken this route at least once a week for 20 years now.

PREACH IT! There are near-misses on that stretch of highway on a daily basis because of these people.

by Anonymousreply 276September 2, 2021 12:22 AM

I'm Moxie, I taste like carbonated battery acid.

by Anonymousreply 277September 2, 2021 12:22 AM

I can’t. Sorry.

by Anonymousreply 278September 2, 2021 12:28 AM

One of my best friends in college was Suzie, a girl from Revere who decided to come down to Alabama for school (not UA but a tiny liberal arts college). Her accent got a lot of attention, plus she was gorgeous and curvy. The straight boys called her "Boston Butt." LOL

by Anonymousreply 279September 2, 2021 12:50 AM

[quote]I'm Western Massachusetts. You never want to come here.

I am the cannabis store in Great Barrington. Half of NY descends on me on the weekends. Be sure to preorder!

by Anonymousreply 280September 2, 2021 12:52 AM

I'm candlepin bowling. You may, or may not have heard of me, but I'm all over New England, and Canada's Maritime Provinces.

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by Anonymousreply 281September 2, 2021 1:02 AM

I'm the Boston accent, the BEST fucking American accent!

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by Anonymousreply 282September 2, 2021 1:22 AM

I'm a Patti Page song.

by Anonymousreply 283September 2, 2021 1:24 AM

I'm Lizzie Borden.

by Anonymousreply 284September 2, 2021 1:48 AM

I'm Plymouth, landing site of the Mayflower!

by Anonymousreply 285September 2, 2021 1:49 AM

I'm heating oil. The rest of the country has no frickin' idea what I am or why I'm still used in 2021, but I'm still useful in New England!

Barry O tried to kill me off and replace me with methane, but I'm still here and he's long gone!

by Anonymousreply 286September 2, 2021 1:51 AM

I'm the reproduction of the Mayflower in Plymouth.

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by Anonymousreply 287September 2, 2021 1:51 AM

I'm the snowy, conservative, anywhere-in-New-England-small-town Miss Anne Welles came from and returned to after her foray into fornication, fame and dolls in NYC, LA and all along the whistle stop cities and towns when she was the Gillian Girl!

by Anonymousreply 288September 2, 2021 1:53 AM

I’m the Old Farmer’s Almanac which colored my opinions on what New England was like, growing up in a far flung corner of the MidWest.

by Anonymousreply 289September 2, 2021 2:02 AM

R281 candlepin bowling is so fun. There was. candlepin bowling alley in Cambridge I think, now long closed. I remember seeing the B52s play there

by Anonymousreply 290September 2, 2021 2:03 AM

I'm the Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe, VT

by Anonymousreply 291September 2, 2021 2:09 AM

I’m your family’s summer camp on a lake surrounded by pine trees so there is no lawn, just pine needles. The front porch is screened in and there’s a twin bed which is a bit damp and musty smelling but it’s better than the hot, stuffy bedroom in the back. In the chill early mornings, you wake up to the loons calling.

by Anonymousreply 292September 2, 2021 2:14 AM

We're POTHOLES!

by Anonymousreply 293September 2, 2021 2:14 AM

I'm a gazebo and a town common. You'll find me in countless old towns and cities everywhere you go.

by Anonymousreply 294September 2, 2021 2:21 AM

I'm Norman Thayer. I went out to pick blueberries, and it all came down around me.

I'm your knight in shining armor.

by Anonymousreply 295September 2, 2021 2:21 AM

Hi, Norman! I'm the loons!

by Anonymousreply 296September 2, 2021 2:23 AM

I'm beautiful fall foliage that brings in over 50 year old tourism money every year! cha-ching!

by Anonymousreply 297September 2, 2021 2:24 AM

I'm the harsh salt air coming inland from the Atlantic along the coast. LOOK WHAT I CAN DO!

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by Anonymousreply 298September 2, 2021 2:28 AM

I’m Lyme disease. I’m much more prevalent than you can imagine but the tourist authority plays down the danger so as not to scare off tourists.

by Anonymousreply 299September 2, 2021 2:34 AM

I'm one of the many who proudly claim that my ancestors came over on the Mayflower.

The real truth is that my DNA would match much closer to some poor slob who came over at least a 150 years later in a ship's steerage.

by Anonymousreply 300September 2, 2021 2:40 AM

I'm Market Basket and always crowded.

by Anonymousreply 301September 2, 2021 3:10 AM

This thread is making me desperately homesick.

I moved to Manhattan 32 years ago, but have New England roots that are centuries old.

by Anonymousreply 302September 2, 2021 3:27 AM

I'm the Manhattan gay that is antique shopping in Vermont. I am being silently judged by the gay owner for mispronouncing the word 'mortise'.

by Anonymousreply 303September 2, 2021 4:01 AM

I'm moonlight...

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by Anonymousreply 304September 2, 2021 4:02 AM

I'm New England WASP culture. I will be gone, a footnote in history books in a generation, snuffed out for good or for bad. People may think I deserved it, but perhaps they will mourn me.

by Anonymousreply 305September 2, 2021 4:09 AM

I'm a yankee candle scent.

by Anonymousreply 306September 2, 2021 4:11 AM

I'm the brass fire poker next to the hearth. I was probably used in a murder plot.

by Anonymousreply 307September 2, 2021 4:16 AM

I'm Bette's Maine house...

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by Anonymousreply 308September 2, 2021 4:20 AM

Yeah, Bette wouldn’t recognize that as her house.

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by Anonymousreply 309September 2, 2021 4:39 AM

What a great memory, R290! I mention candlepins and have been aware of them for decades, but still haven't done it myself (despite my love of New England, and numerous trips there over the years). I very much look forward to it, but I don't know how long they will last. It seems there are fewer and fewer candlepin lanes every year.

I HAVE bowled duckpins, and love them. And it seems those are even dwindling. Ten pins are still my least favorite (and generally the most popular, unfortunately).

by Anonymousreply 310September 2, 2021 4:45 AM

I'm New England Pest Control...

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by Anonymousreply 311September 2, 2021 4:52 AM

[quote]the majority of people driving around New England with Florida plates live in New England year round (except for vacations)

[R251] Are you sure about that? I know several people who are from New England, but whom live in Florida year round and only come up north for the holiday season. They have Florida plates because they actually reside there. —Anonymous

actually they're tax scofflaws who live in FL 181 days a year to avoid taxes, then come back for six months to freeload off the rest of us

by Anonymousreply 312September 2, 2021 4:54 AM

I’m the 1960’s kitchen in a $1.5 million house.

by Anonymousreply 313September 2, 2021 5:02 AM

I'm Millicent, customer service associate @ The Vermont Country Store wondering why we've had mass orders from eldergays stocking up on oId people candy for the holidays.

by Anonymousreply 314September 2, 2021 5:29 AM

I’m Lynn, Lynn the city of sin. You’ll never come out the way you came in.

by Anonymousreply 315September 2, 2021 6:00 AM

I’m the Yankee Candle Factory, the Disneyworld of frauen.

by Anonymousreply 316September 2, 2021 6:06 AM

I am Boston Hahbah. They used to dump raw sewage in me, but no longer, and now there are shellfish on Nantasket Beach.

I am Paragon Park, and now all that remains of me is my beautiful carrousel.

I am Fort Revere, reputed to be haunted.

I am the storm of '72, which no one on the south coast will ever forget.

I am the Boston area Jews who even if not wealthy, summered in Nantasket.

by Anonymousreply 317September 2, 2021 8:31 AM

I am Richardson Farm ice cream, with 14% butterfat. I am unbelievably delicious.

by Anonymousreply 318September 2, 2021 8:32 AM

I am Prescott Townsend, elderly gay Beacon Hill legend.

I am Leonard Wolf, Beacon Hill warlock extraordinaire.

I am The Other Side....who remembers me?

And I am also the Boston public Garden, arguably the most beautiful park in the US.

by Anonymousreply 319September 2, 2021 8:35 AM

I live in CT and see FL plates around all year, driven by people of all ages (mainly young, not retired people who live in FL part time). My cousins who live in RI (no property in FL) definitely register their cars in FL just to avoid the higher costs. I doubt their cars have ever seen FL; when they go there they fly.

by Anonymousreply 320September 2, 2021 9:31 AM

I’m the owner of the B&B in a seaside town. We clean our rooms at the start of the summer season only. I loathe & detest the summer people with all their big SUVs, but I can pay all my bills for the year with what I charge them during the 10 weeks of the season. Thank god I don’t have any reviews on Yelp!

by Anonymousreply 321September 2, 2021 9:45 AM

I'm not an expert r320 but I believe a person can get in big trouble for that. You should warn your cousins before they get caught.

by Anonymousreply 322September 2, 2021 10:12 AM

I'm the turnpike from Stockbridge to Boston.

by Anonymousreply 323September 2, 2021 10:33 AM

I'm Nantucket reds.

by Anonymousreply 324September 2, 2021 10:35 AM

If you didn't actually get them from Murray's Toggery, you're in poseur territory R324.

by Anonymousreply 325September 2, 2021 10:44 AM

Bundled in fur, I'm back to New England taking a walk through these crisp, snow-draped woods, licking my mounds a little but mostly making plans in the shadow of the well where George Washington once dipped a bucket of water.

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by Anonymousreply 326September 2, 2021 10:46 AM

I'm Mattapoisset. I'm Cos Cob. I'm Padanaram

by Anonymousreply 327September 2, 2021 10:51 AM

I am the dozens of summer camps throughout the Berkshires and Maine where well off Jewish kids from the Northeast and Florida spend their summers from age 7 to 17.

Years from now,I will feature prominently in games of Jewish Geography played in Murray Hill high-rises and Birthright tours.

by Anonymousreply 328September 2, 2021 11:43 AM

I am Lake Chaubunagungamaug.

Nobody fishes in the middle.

by Anonymousreply 329September 2, 2021 12:23 PM

I’m the quiet racism

by Anonymousreply 330September 2, 2021 12:37 PM

I'm the French Canadian Native American mixed guy from northern Maine. I'm hawt.

by Anonymousreply 331September 2, 2021 1:08 PM

I'm the DNA from Native Americans killed during the colonization. There's probably lots of me about six feet under.

by Anonymousreply 332September 2, 2021 1:31 PM

I’m the 19th c family graveyards tucked away in one corner of the old homestead, whose marble headstones are covered in lichen, surrounded by a low stonewall and a wrought iron gate. If you go back further into the woods, you’ll find some worn and broken 18th c slate headstones of the early settlers.

by Anonymousreply 333September 2, 2021 1:46 PM

I’m the drowned towns at the bottom of the Quabbin reservoir.

by Anonymousreply 334September 2, 2021 1:59 PM

I am an Acadian Light-Heavy from Madawaska, ME. Marsden Hartley painted a picture of me!

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by Anonymousreply 335September 2, 2021 2:02 PM

I’m the Bathtub Mary. You can find me in the yards of working class towns like “wustah” and “summahville”

by Anonymousreply 336September 2, 2021 2:04 PM

We're the 200K+ college students who descend on Boston every September.

We refer to the people who live here as "townies", quickly accumulate hundreds of dollars in parking tickets and are frequently involved in fender benders as we have not been driving for very long and then mostly on quiet suburban streets.

by Anonymousreply 337September 2, 2021 2:10 PM

[quote] working class towns like ...summahville

Oh Datalounge.

Where is it forever 1987

Somerville was gentrified decades ago and now among the pricier places to live in the Boston area.

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by Anonymousreply 338September 2, 2021 2:13 PM

I’m the Freedom Trail, Old Ironsides, Bunker [sic] Hill , Lexington and Concord and The Shot Heard ‘Round The World. Every spring I am inundated with school field trips teaching a Boston-centric Revolutionary War history completely neglecting the stuff that happened in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

by Anonymousreply 339September 2, 2021 2:47 PM

I never knew growing up that Ben Franklin ever lived in Pennsylvania R339!

by Anonymousreply 340September 2, 2021 2:50 PM

I'm the trans and non-binary heros of the Battles of Lexington and Concord. We've been completely erased from history until now. But we fired the first shot.

by Anonymousreply 341September 2, 2021 2:51 PM

Like no one could tell with all those wigs, high heeled boots and face powder!

by Anonymousreply 342September 2, 2021 2:54 PM

Interesting, R338

My grandmother was a graduate of Somerville High c. 1920.

by Anonymousreply 343September 2, 2021 2:57 PM

I'm the maple trees moving north because of climate change.

by Anonymousreply 344September 2, 2021 3:08 PM

Well, anyone who wants to know what Worcester (Wusstah) is like can watch "Kevin Can F**k Himself". Clearly it has remained true to its roots.

by Anonymousreply 345September 2, 2021 3:10 PM

I'm I-95 between Worcester and Boston, the graveyard of empires.

by Anonymousreply 346September 2, 2021 3:11 PM

I'm Roxbury. I'm not notorious for nothing.

by Anonymousreply 347September 2, 2021 3:12 PM

By this many posts, have I been mentioned?

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by Anonymousreply 348September 2, 2021 3:18 PM

You mean I-90, 346?

Either way, not sure I get your reference.

by Anonymousreply 349September 2, 2021 3:20 PM

I'm one of the last road-side hot dog joints in CT. We once numbered in the hundreds.

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by Anonymousreply 350September 2, 2021 3:25 PM

I’m Polar soda. I’m mostly only found here

by Anonymousreply 351September 2, 2021 3:48 PM

I'm a 'gansett...

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by Anonymousreply 352September 2, 2021 3:52 PM

I'm Super Duper Weenie and Rawley's in Fairfield, and I'm here to reassure R350.

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by Anonymousreply 353September 2, 2021 4:08 PM

Three hundred and fifty three fucking posts and none of ya retahds mentioned cawfee milk!

That's wicked lame considering it is the state drink of Rhode Island.

Didn't none of you fancy homosexuals go to Brown or RISD?

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by Anonymousreply 354September 2, 2021 4:11 PM

I'm Andover and Exeter. No, not the towns, but the highly exclusive WASP prep schools founded during the American Revolution by citizens of the wealthy merchant class.

We have a smorgasbord of very famous alumni including the two Bush presidents, Jack Lemmon, Mark Zuckerberg, JFK, Jr., Daniel Webster, Oliver Wendell Holmes, and so many others.

by Anonymousreply 355September 2, 2021 4:30 PM

And now you're full of Chinese students r355

by Anonymousreply 356September 2, 2021 4:31 PM

I'm the Jews and Asians in WASPface. We desperately want to be upper crust WASPs even though they don't really exist anymore. I should have gone to school in the UK instead.

by Anonymousreply 357September 2, 2021 4:36 PM

I'm the Iroquois longhouse or Algonquin roundhouse diorama that you were forced to paste together in 3rd/4th/5th grade.

by Anonymousreply 358September 2, 2021 4:38 PM

Bingo R356

Which unfortunately becomes a self-perpetuating thing. Americans don't want to send their kids to those schools anymore because "they've become very international" and because a younger generation of parents is far more wrapped up with their kids and thinks prep school is the sign of being a failure as a parent.

But mostly the former.

(Also, if you really want to get granular, there wasn't nearly the pressure on the UMC to live in places with top public schools or solid K-12 private school options. So they often lived in places with neither and prep school was a way to make sure their kids still got into a good college after years at a mediocre public or private school.)

by Anonymousreply 359September 2, 2021 4:48 PM

R354, did you miss R162?

by Anonymousreply 360September 2, 2021 4:58 PM

I’m the abandoned theme park Holy Land USA in Waterbury CT. You can still see a giant cross on the hill from the highway.

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by Anonymousreply 361September 2, 2021 5:22 PM

[quote]I'm Andover and Exeter. No, not the towns, but the highly exclusive WASP prep schools founded during the American Revolution by citizens of the wealthy merchant class.

R355. Andover and Exeter are quite diverse and have been for the past two decades.

"For the 2020-2021 school year, the Andover student body included students from 44 states/territories and 51 countries. Self reported students of color comprise 41.9% of the student body (Asian 40.1%, Black 10.4%, Hispanic/Latinx 9.4%, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 1.2%, Indigenous Peoples of the Americas 2.3%).

by Anonymousreply 362September 2, 2021 5:28 PM

I'm the blizzard of '78 wondering what happened in '72.

by Anonymousreply 363September 2, 2021 5:56 PM

R349 - The MA turnpike, whatever the fuck number it is. I nearly missed a flight out of Logan by literally 3 minutes when the friends I was visiting in Worcester (which is also pretty much a shithole but with a very nice art museum) drove me to the airport. I thought I remembered it as I-95 but you're right it may have been I-90. My hosts were perfectly calm whilst I was having fifty fits about missing the flight back to England, and they assured me that the agonising ride was the norm, not the exception. When I asked, Then why didn't we start earlier? they gave me a quizzical, and I suppose quintessential New England shrug.

by Anonymousreply 364September 2, 2021 6:14 PM

I'm StoryLand

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by Anonymousreply 365September 2, 2021 6:26 PM

I'm Marjorie Maine

by Anonymousreply 366September 2, 2021 6:27 PM

Somewhere upthread is the painting of Main Street in Stockbridge by Rockwell. Look carefully at The red Lion Inn on the right end of the painting. All of the windows are dark.

When Norman did the work, The Red Lion was closed in the winter months... I believe it was because there was no heating.

In 2021, you really cannot get cell phone reception in downtown Stockbridge... they don't want towers ruining the look of the lovely little burg.

And yes, I'd live on the Berkshires given the opportunity. It's a really lovely area.

by Anonymousreply 367September 2, 2021 6:30 PM

I’m Whalem Park

by Anonymousreply 368September 2, 2021 6:30 PM

I'm PT Barnum's lost Iranistan. I was super fabulous!

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by Anonymousreply 369September 2, 2021 6:59 PM

R362 Yes, I realize that, as R356 and R359 have mentioned. My post was intended to be somewhat tongue and cheek.

Many progressive New England WASPs like to think of themselves as the torchbearers of egalitarian principles, but be they plebe or patrician, they will never truly accept living among POC in their affluent (or not) white worlds.

by Anonymousreply 370September 2, 2021 7:20 PM

I think you mean "Many progressive New England white liberals." WASPs haven't been a thing for about three generations now. They've been absorbed into the larger "white people" demographic.

by Anonymousreply 371September 2, 2021 7:23 PM

^^ Largely true, but I think their status of not actually being a thing is closer to the last 30 years or so, not 60.

by Anonymousreply 372September 2, 2021 7:29 PM

All the progressive white New Englanders I know (and I am one and know a lot) are perfectly comfortable living among people of color, since they're already among their suburban neighbors, coworkers, spouses, etc. Anyone who doesn't know this is posting from 1976, or maybe has never been to New England.

by Anonymousreply 373September 2, 2021 8:04 PM

Right you are, R363! The blizzard of '78 was incredible. Nothing of note happened in '72 weather-wise on the South Shore.

Butterfingers R317

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by Anonymousreply 374September 2, 2021 8:06 PM

R373 I'm a white NEer as well, and I've lived here my entire life, and so have my ancestors going back to colonial times.

It's a safe bet that the vast majority of people of color that you're referring to are Chinese, Korean, and Southeast Asians. I live in what most people consider to be an affluent, progressive liberal town, but its makeup is overwhelmingly white, even in the sizable public housing it offers, despite the application process being statewide, with preference to residents first. The town related websites have, from time to time, proclaimed similar statements to "hate has no home here", but they prefer their lily white neighborhoods to remain so.

Also, see R83.

by Anonymousreply 375September 2, 2021 8:46 PM

R375, the towns I'm talking about are majority white, but there's an increasing mix not only of East Asian and South Asian residents but also Hispanic, Middle Eastern, and—gasp!—even AA people (my sister is married to one). Maybe this is only true of some areas, but as the last election showed, affluent suburban areas in general are increasingly mixed and "accepting" of PoC (as R370 put it). It's not like when I was growing up there in the 60s-70s.

by Anonymousreply 376September 2, 2021 8:58 PM

Chinese, Indians and Koreans are moving into upscale suburbs with top schools across the US in fairly sizable numbers. Not just New England.

But they're very rapidly becoming "white adjacent" --they adopt the dress codes and speech patterns of their neighbors, keep their heads down and blend in.

White people like them because they increase property values and make the schools even more hardcore.

by Anonymousreply 377September 2, 2021 9:43 PM

Hispanics too. Over time, R377.

by Anonymousreply 378September 2, 2021 10:48 PM

Actually a lot of white parents start objecting when the schools get *too* Asian and *too* hardcore. That's more a CA phenomenon than New England (where there are fewer Asians).

by Anonymousreply 379September 2, 2021 11:28 PM

I'm Matt. I'm Ben. I'm Robert Lowell.

by Anonymousreply 380September 2, 2021 11:55 PM

I’m DL fave Reta Shaw, a Mainah who never lost her accent.

by Anonymousreply 381September 3, 2021 12:00 AM

I'm Dark Harbor. I'm Great Island. I'm Naushon. And I'm Prouts Neck. You won't fit in. Don't even try.

by Anonymousreply 382September 3, 2021 12:42 AM

Nobody's trying, r382. Those stuffy old enclaves are irrelevant to modern people.

by Anonymousreply 383September 3, 2021 12:55 AM

I know who she is, because I'm really old, but that was quite an obscure figure, R381.

by Anonymousreply 384September 3, 2021 1:04 AM

New England isn't modern.

by Anonymousreply 385September 3, 2021 1:04 AM

r385 nobody is clamoring to be accepted by what's left of Old Money WASP society, which is almost extinct. Society and culture have moved on.

by Anonymousreply 386September 3, 2021 1:15 AM

Most are old money with no money.

by Anonymousreply 387September 3, 2021 1:39 AM

I am Route 3 where alien abductions are possible.

by Anonymousreply 388September 3, 2021 1:42 AM

I am Dixville Notch where the first Presidential votes are cast every presidential election

by Anonymousreply 389September 3, 2021 1:48 AM

I am The Balsams which has been closed since 2011 but all the rich and famous from Hollywood use to vacation here. I think it was in the 20's and 30's.`

by Anonymousreply 390September 3, 2021 1:50 AM

Actually, R389, Dixville Notch has been disestablished since the resort in which it was established has gone out of business. There are two or three other places in the state which also have a midnight reporting rule.

by Anonymousreply 391September 3, 2021 2:00 AM

r39 oh, that's too bad, it was such a tradition. They still only report that one on the news though during the election.

by Anonymousreply 392September 3, 2021 2:06 AM

I'm extremely rich, but I will engage in a phony little who-should-take-the-leftover-vegetables-home argument after a dinner party. I will let the farce go on until I think it's dawned on you that I'm WASP cheap.

by Anonymousreply 393September 3, 2021 2:14 AM

Dixville Notch voted for Biden over Trump by a 5-0 margin in 2020. Five is the minimum number of voters they need to conduct an election. There were only 4 voters there prior to the 2020 election until Les Otten, who is redeveloping the Balsams, moved there in time to vote.

by Anonymousreply 394September 3, 2021 2:21 AM

I’m the dreaded “boiled dinner” composed of last week’s table scraps.

by Anonymousreply 395September 3, 2021 2:32 AM

I am a fluffernutter sandwich. I am worthy of the gods.

by Anonymousreply 396September 3, 2021 3:59 AM

only with bananas r396

by Anonymousreply 397September 3, 2021 4:03 AM

I'm this woman's accent...

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by Anonymousreply 398September 3, 2021 4:15 AM

R28 wrote:

[quote] I'm a rotary. Bear right to exit.

I'm a rotary. Abandon hope all ye who enter here.

by Anonymousreply 399September 3, 2021 5:27 AM

I’m Thalassa Cruso, I was a New England PBS institution.

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by Anonymousreply 400September 3, 2021 5:30 AM

R388 you bitch, why’d you change all your exit numbers!!

by Anonymousreply 401September 3, 2021 5:31 AM

R216 wrote:

[quote] I'm beloved DL icon Ruth Gordon, native to Quincy, Mass!

I'm Lee Remick, also from Quincy, MA. Ruth, did you shop at Remick's Department Store in Quincy? It opened the year you were born!

by Anonymousreply 402September 3, 2021 5:34 AM

[quote] I'm the 1960's kitchen in a $1.5 million house.

R313 , I'm the real estate agent who called it "mid-century" and sold the house for $1.5 million.

by Anonymousreply 403September 3, 2021 5:39 AM

I am the Twee, toadally orrganic Calliforrrnian visiting his loud, blue collah long-distance bf in Lynn, on the Noth Shah, whom he met at a Bear event in Puerto Vallarta. When I ask the waitress if the lobsterrr is like rrilly, rrrilly frrree rrange, and locally sourced, she says: "Fuck you, whatevuh, you'll eat it. Prince Chahmin heya is payin for it, OK?". My bf smirks at me and continues to not pronounce the letter 'R' where they belong, and yet strangely adds the 'R' where they don't belong ("idear", "sawr". etc..). He is all over me when I meet him at baggage claim at SFO, but turns his back at me when I come running at him yelling "Daaadddy!" at Logan. I am suffering from frostbite while he wears shorts ("shots") outside.

by Anonymousreply 404September 3, 2021 5:41 AM

I am the tax-free or die New Hampshire State liquor across the boarder that has its own, dedicated highway exit. I am surrounded by stores that sell only menthol cigarettes, guns and ammo, or fireworks.

by Anonymousreply 405September 3, 2021 5:52 AM

R404, loved that post the first time, one of my favorites on DL.

by Anonymousreply 406September 3, 2021 6:05 AM

We do not execute a U-turn here...we 'bang a Uee'.

No, that does not mean fucking a college student.

by Anonymousreply 407September 3, 2021 6:14 AM

We're the Connecticut residents who drive up to New Hampshire to buy cigarettes at half the price.

by Anonymousreply 408September 3, 2021 6:19 AM

R329 wrote:

[quote] I am Lake Chaubunagungamaug.

I am the even longer name, Lake Char­gogg­a­gogg­man­chaugg­a­gogg­chau­bun­a­gung­a­maugg.

I'm Ethel Merman. I recorded a song with Ray Bolger about the lake.

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by Anonymousreply 409September 3, 2021 6:57 AM

R338 Yes, I remember the days of Slumerville. I never hear anyone using that name now, and I sometimes have to remember not to call it that.

by Anonymousreply 410September 3, 2021 7:05 AM

I am the Christmas Village at Jordan Marsh.

by Anonymousreply 411September 3, 2021 7:17 AM

I am r407's "directional". Also known as a "blinkah". He does not use me while banging Uee's, nor at any other time. I feel neglected.

by Anonymousreply 412September 3, 2021 7:31 AM

I am Joey. I played football in high school and thought that was ticket out of this old mill town. No college would accept me with my bad grades.

I’m still in decent shape. In the winter I have a snow plow service. In the spring & summer I run a landscaping business doing the local motels. In the fall I work for a tree service. I spend most of my money on hair gel, eyebrow waxing and gym memberships. In my free time I detail my truck.

Ma wants me to get a regular, inside job. Pa wants me to be like my cousin and get a job with the county. My sister lives in the city and said I could sleep on her couch while I look for work there. It’s probably a good idea, but I’d miss midnight beers with the boys.

by Anonymousreply 413September 3, 2021 10:13 AM

R413 I made a movie about a group of you assholes hanging around a snowy town and lusting after Uma Thurman. I played the only one of you idiots to get away after high school, and I came back just long enough to show everyone how shitty it is to drive a snowplow at 35.

by Anonymousreply 414September 3, 2021 10:21 AM

I'm Sylvia Plath, born and raised in Massachusetts.

by Anonymousreply 415September 3, 2021 10:51 AM

I am Make Way for Ducklings!

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by Anonymousreply 416September 3, 2021 10:56 AM

I'm New England Knotty Pine panelling.

by Anonymousreply 417September 3, 2021 11:40 AM

I’m whoever’s in New England, and I’m still blowing Reba’s husband on the dl.

by Anonymousreply 418September 3, 2021 1:14 PM

R400, I've often thought Thalassa Cruso should be a DL icon. In her day she was the Julia Child of plants. I wish she had more of an online presence.

by Anonymousreply 419September 3, 2021 1:36 PM

R413…. No one from New England says “ma and pa” or “county job”

by Anonymousreply 420September 3, 2021 1:55 PM

Also there’s good money in snow plowing. That’s kind of an aspirational job where I grew up.

I am a town founded to provide a means of support to Civil War Widows.

by Anonymousreply 421September 3, 2021 2:05 PM

I'm your Aunt Meadehyde. I refuse to go to Boston because it is a city that is full of people who sold their soul to the Devil.

by Anonymousreply 422September 3, 2021 2:28 PM

I’m the gorgeous woodwork and finely crafted furniture from a completely different era, gracing every hundred year old or older church basement throughout New England.

Only recovering alcoholics ever get to see me.

by Anonymousreply 423September 3, 2021 2:48 PM

I’m the blinking green traffic light in Salem MA at that wide intersection of at least six streets. What the hell?

by Anonymousreply 424September 3, 2021 3:03 PM

[quote] what's left of Old Money WASP society, which is almost extinct.

You are shattering the illusions of so many DLers R386 ;)

All those decades studying the Preppy Handbook, wasted.....

by Anonymousreply 425September 3, 2021 3:05 PM

Much of New England turned Catholic with the arrival of the Irish and Italians, and it's become even more diverse, but there are definitely still rural pockets in MA and northwards where the majority ethnicity is English—and I don't mean "Scots-Irish" or whatever passes for Anglo in the South and Midwest. Some Welsh admixture, sure, but these are the descendants of the 17th-century colonists. I'm not sure if that makes them "WASPs," since that term connotes old money and social stature, and these people mostly aren't rich.

by Anonymousreply 426September 3, 2021 3:10 PM

I’m the red dot Indians who own every pakkie in MA.

by Anonymousreply 427September 3, 2021 3:29 PM

The Appalachian trail runs through New England and there are Scottish-Scottish around; just look at the Starrett family settled in to the bloody battle of Culloden memorializing area. And then there’s the Protestant French Huegonots, the Catholic French Canadians, the maritime Canadian immigrants and a big contingent of Polish-American people in the area around Springfield. And I totally agree with R426, some of the poorest people you’ll meet are descendants of the colonists.

I am Sapowski corn, the best corn in the world.

by Anonymousreply 428September 3, 2021 3:30 PM

I’m Natick MA, if you visit you’ll get a preview of Brazil.

by Anonymousreply 429September 3, 2021 3:32 PM

I’m Sue Collins, perpetually CONCERNED but never worried about being voted out ever.

by Anonymousreply 430September 3, 2021 3:40 PM

And ElderlLez, let's not forget the occasional Protestant *Italians* (via Switzerland), like the Sillimans of Connecticut (originally Sillimandi).

by Anonymousreply 431September 3, 2021 4:07 PM

I'm religion, which doesn't have much of a presence in New England.

I'm Protestant/Catholic, which nobody has given a flying fuck about for fifty years.

by Anonymousreply 432September 3, 2021 4:31 PM

New England’s motto ought to be more types of white people and Congregationalists than you ever realized existed R431!

The Pope is the Antichrist according to the Conservative Congregationalists R432. It’s still a thing in rural areas.

by Anonymousreply 433September 3, 2021 4:38 PM

I'm Methuen. You probably never heard of it, but have driven through it anytime you wanted to go from Boston to New Hampshire, or on Route 495 going to the beach.

I'm Salisbury and Hampton, the rival state beaches of MA and NH. (Hampton is nicer.) Between us is the hated Seabrook Nuclear Power Plant.

I'm the State Liquor Stores in New Hampshire. Conveniently located just over the borders of surrounding states. People like us because NH has no state sales tax.

I'm Worcester, which is also a college town, but not the powerhouse of Boston. But it still has College of the Holy Cross, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Clark University, Assumption University, Worcester State University, The Massachusetts College of Pharmacy, and University of Massachusetts Medical School all within it's borders.

by Anonymousreply 434September 3, 2021 5:20 PM

I’m Jordan Marsh blueberry muffins and everyone of a certain age remembers how good I taste.

by Anonymousreply 435September 3, 2021 5:21 PM

Woostah is a DUMP.

by Anonymousreply 436September 3, 2021 5:28 PM

[quote] I'm Boston College and yes I like to pretend I'm an Ivy League

No.

No they don't.

They're not even the top CATHOLIC college (Georgetown and Notre Dame)

Mostly they're just hoping that people don't mix them up with Boston University.

by Anonymousreply 437September 3, 2021 5:34 PM

[quote] I'm Martha's Vinyard. The Hamptons are a jealous bitch and they want to be me so bad.

You wouldn’t know anything about resort envy, would you dear?

by Anonymousreply 438September 3, 2021 5:42 PM

R343, do you have an opinion regarding Markeys vs. Browns?

by Anonymousreply 439September 3, 2021 5:43 PM

We're from Connecticut. We don't have a New England accent.

by Anonymousreply 440September 3, 2021 5:45 PM

I’m a frappe! (pronounced Frah-p)

by Anonymousreply 441September 3, 2021 5:47 PM

I'm the letter R

Why doesn't anyone up here like me?

by Anonymousreply 442September 3, 2021 5:48 PM

I'm an extremely photogenic lighthouse. Yes, this sunset is rather flattering, isn't it?

by Anonymousreply 443September 3, 2021 5:48 PM

Bullshit, R441, you're a cabinet!

by Anonymousreply 444September 3, 2021 5:49 PM

I’m Billerica. I once heard a news announcer in Philadelphia pronounce it as “bill-lur-i-cay”

by Anonymousreply 445September 3, 2021 5:52 PM

[quote] We're from Connecticut. We don't have any of the New England accents.

Fixed it for you.

by Anonymousreply 446September 3, 2021 5:53 PM

I'm r446. My Asperger's annoys the fuck out of everyone and they all wish I were dead.

by Anonymousreply 447September 3, 2021 5:55 PM

[quote]I'm delicious pizza in scuzzy working class towns.

Oh honey, no.

by Anonymousreply 448September 3, 2021 5:57 PM

I'm the provincial, unwelcoming, unfriendly block head locals.

by Anonymousreply 449September 3, 2021 5:58 PM

I'm I-95 in Connecticut. You really think you're going somewhere? Hahahaha! Sit in traffic and WAIT, motherfucker!

by Anonymousreply 450September 3, 2021 6:00 PM

I'm R447, a thinned skinned twat who can't take a joke. Are all people from Connecticut like you?

by Anonymousreply 451September 3, 2021 6:00 PM

I'm the word "wicked". I am stale and dated.

by Anonymousreply 452September 3, 2021 6:01 PM

I'm r451 looking for more things to obsess over.

by Anonymousreply 453September 3, 2021 6:01 PM

I'm Richard Crafts. I invented a surprising and unusual new way to use a woodchipper.

by Anonymousreply 454September 3, 2021 6:03 PM

I’m Howard Johnson's. I started out in Massachusetts in 1925, and expanded to city and highway locations all over by the 1960s. Bacon and eggs, "frankforts" grilled in butter, "tendersweet" fried clam strips, ice cream in 28 delicious flavors. There’s only one of me left now, just over the NE border in upstate NY.

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by Anonymousreply 455September 3, 2021 6:04 PM

I'm Arnie Ginsburg.

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by Anonymousreply 456September 3, 2021 6:08 PM

I'm R453, the pot calling the kettle black.

by Anonymousreply 457September 3, 2021 6:09 PM

I'm I-91, full of Massholes switching lanes every two seconds without using their signal lights while driving 90mph.

by Anonymousreply 458September 3, 2021 6:10 PM

I'm r457 and I need to take my medication.

by Anonymousreply 459September 3, 2021 6:10 PM

Enjoy your drive through Connecticut!

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by Anonymousreply 460September 3, 2021 6:12 PM

I'm Christmas in Connecticut.

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by Anonymousreply 461September 3, 2021 6:15 PM

R459, I already have, and none of it is behavioral related.

If I were you, though, I'd check your own pill box slot marked "FRI". It's probably still full. Be sure to take the one marked "XANAX".

by Anonymousreply 462September 3, 2021 6:20 PM

I'm the stop sign that's merely a suggestion.

by Anonymousreply 463September 3, 2021 6:22 PM

R434 which one of those esteemed institutions is the "Woostah College" we hear of.

by Anonymousreply 464September 3, 2021 6:25 PM

I'm the Connecticut state flower

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by Anonymousreply 465September 3, 2021 6:26 PM

I'm a thread about New England with two Eldergays hissing at each other and annoying the fuck out of everyone else.

by Anonymousreply 466September 3, 2021 6:28 PM

No you aren’t, R466. WE ARE.

by Anonymousreply 467September 3, 2021 6:33 PM

I’m the fiberglass cows, now faded purple, outside what used to be the Hilltop Steakhouse in Revere.

by Anonymousreply 468September 3, 2021 6:37 PM

I’m Amtrak.

by Anonymousreply 469September 3, 2021 6:48 PM

You can't get there from here.

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by Anonymousreply 470September 3, 2021 6:49 PM

I’m The Big Dig.

Thanks, America.

by Anonymousreply 471September 3, 2021 6:51 PM

I'm set in Stockbridge, MA.

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by Anonymousreply 472September 3, 2021 6:55 PM

I am Barnabas Collins. I don’t use electricity.

by Anonymousreply 473September 3, 2021 7:04 PM

Stockbridge, you say?

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by Anonymousreply 474September 3, 2021 7:06 PM

I am a tight lipped Yankee.....yep.

by Anonymousreply 475September 3, 2021 7:08 PM

I'm a road...not taken.

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by Anonymousreply 476September 3, 2021 7:09 PM

I'm the permanent cloud of cannabis smoke that has settled over the entirety of Massachusetts. Everybody is high as fuck.

by Anonymousreply 477September 3, 2021 7:16 PM

Good fences make good neighbors.

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by Anonymousreply 478September 3, 2021 7:16 PM

I'm the Berkshires.

I'm like the Hamptons for people who think the New Yorker is too pop culturey

90% of the men who own second homes here have beards. (As in facial hair, not fake female partners)

by Anonymousreply 479September 3, 2021 7:41 PM

I'm Ben Affleck, the drunkest motherfucker to come out of Boston since Ted Kennedy.

by Anonymousreply 480September 3, 2021 7:49 PM

I'm the Green Mountains...very beautiful, especially in autumn.

by Anonymousreply 481September 3, 2021 8:02 PM

Since we're on to Robert Frost, I'm the Witch of Coös! I can make a common table rear and kick with two legs like an army mule!

by Anonymousreply 482September 3, 2021 8:21 PM

Oops—linked wrong.

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by Anonymousreply 483September 3, 2021 8:21 PM

We’re all the towns that end in “ham”. Sometimes we’re pronounced “ham” and sometimes “um” (so we always know who the outsiders are).

by Anonymousreply 484September 3, 2021 9:40 PM

I'm R484's friends, the towns in -wich. I include both Greenwich, CT and Norwich, CT.

by Anonymousreply 485September 3, 2021 9:42 PM

Saugus, r468

by Anonymousreply 486September 3, 2021 10:03 PM

I’m the street signs in Massachusetts that tell you only the name of the street you’re driving on.

by Anonymousreply 487September 3, 2021 10:38 PM

[quote] I’m the fiberglass cows, now faded purple, outside what used to be the Hilltop Steakhouse

I’m the giant neon cactus sign, and unlike the cows, I'm still here!

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by Anonymousreply 488September 3, 2021 10:46 PM

R424 I’m the intersection of Mt. Auburn St. and Belmont St. on the Cambridge/Watertown line before the traffic lights were installed. I’m bedlam and wild in the streets.

by Anonymousreply 489September 3, 2021 10:47 PM

I’m the shortage of left turn arrows. Why make anything about driving easier?

by Anonymousreply 490September 3, 2021 10:53 PM

R386 [R385] "nobody is clamoring to be accepted by what's left of Old Money WASP society, which is almost extinct. Society and culture have moved on."

Have the old-money WASPs convinced you that they're extinct? They're NOT extinct. They're still deciding who gets into Groton, Andover, Harvard, Yale, etc.

by Anonymousreply 491September 4, 2021 12:47 AM

I'm Bangor Airport - 60% of Americans will never see any part of New England except me.

by Anonymousreply 492September 4, 2021 12:58 AM

R492

That seems to be a strange idea since I would think most visitors would stick closely to Metro Boston?

As a very strange aside, I lived for a year overlooking the tarmac at Bangor Airport.

by Anonymousreply 493September 4, 2021 1:04 AM

I was briefly in Bangor a few years ago and ate very well at a restaurant there.

by Anonymousreply 494September 4, 2021 1:11 AM

r491 they're not extinct, but the ones who cling to the old ways are very old now. Everybody else is very contemporary.

And no they don't get to decide who gets into those prep schools anymore. As has been said, there are a lot of foreign students and kids from other backgrounds now.

Those prep schools haven't been bastions of WASPness in decades.

by Anonymousreply 495September 4, 2021 1:15 AM

[quote] They're still deciding who gets into Groton, Andover, Harvard, Yale, etc.

Ah, Datalounge. Where the year 1965 never ended.

by Anonymousreply 496September 4, 2021 1:17 AM

I’m the quaintness

by Anonymousreply 497September 4, 2021 1:49 AM

I'm the B and B's, a friend of the quaintness.

by Anonymousreply 498September 4, 2021 2:52 AM

Stop depriving poor R491 of his delusions!

He is likely a sad and lonely shop bottom stuck taking care of mother in some MAGAT-filled corner of Darkest Flyoverstan

But in his head, all those 1930s and 40s high society movies come to life and those people are still real and living...somewhere on the East Coast.

But one day they will find him, recognize him as one of their own and rescue him from his life of misery.

It's the only hope he's got left.

Why ruin it for him?

So yes R491, Bixby Higgenbottom, Bunny Kildare and Topsy Worthington are all on the committee to determine who gets into those schools. They decide at Bunny's cottage in Maine, where Bunny's faithful Negro servant Rastus serves them martinis and finger sandwiches between rounds of croquet.

by Anonymousreply 499September 4, 2021 3:10 AM

r499 you've summed up DL's elder brigade nicely. Let them live in the past with their delusions.

by Anonymousreply 500September 4, 2021 3:20 AM

That's part of the reason they flock to DL, R500. It's like they pass through a time warp and it's 1987 again and that funny new show Golden Girls is on TV and their whole life is still ahead of them...

by Anonymousreply 501September 4, 2021 3:38 AM

I’m four headstrong daughters calling their mother “Marmee.”

by Anonymousreply 502September 4, 2021 3:54 AM

R435 that’s still my go-to muffin recipe, they’re fantastic!

by Anonymousreply 503September 4, 2021 4:34 AM

I’m Storrow Drive in Boston, I’m like driving in the Indy 500.

by Anonymousreply 504September 4, 2021 4:41 AM

R499 Didn’t I see that in The Purple Rose of Cairo?

by Anonymousreply 505September 4, 2021 6:07 AM

R504 I’m the Jamaicaway. I’m like driving on Suicide Alley.

by Anonymousreply 506September 4, 2021 6:13 AM

I’m the weekend with Barry

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by Anonymousreply 507September 4, 2021 7:07 AM

I’m the game of padiddle played in the cah

by Anonymousreply 508September 4, 2021 7:31 AM

I am the BIG DIG.

by Anonymousreply 509September 4, 2021 11:58 AM

LOL Very true R504

I had not been driving very long the first time I encountered Storrow Drive and could not believe they had a road like that!

by Anonymousreply 510September 4, 2021 12:05 PM

I’m the 7 car lane intersection in Woostah. You just pump the gas, close your eyes and hope for the best.

by Anonymousreply 511September 4, 2021 3:50 PM

R499 What an exceptionally clueless DLer you are. I know a family whose every member gets accepted at Groton. Do you think they're all hard-studying Chinese immigrants? I know you don't know people like the ones who automatically get into Groton, because, after all, why would they want to know you? If anyone's in Flyoverstan, it's you, though it might just be an intellectual Stan that you're in.

by Anonymousreply 512September 4, 2021 8:57 PM

r512 the WASP dominance in prestigious educational institutions is long over.

by Anonymousreply 513September 4, 2021 9:02 PM

[quote] I know you don't know people like the ones who automatically get into Groton, because, after all, why would they want to know you?

Do you truly believe that Gen Zers would be so snobbish to not talk to people who aren't WASPs? What decade are you living in? None of that shit matters in the modern world. It's a pretty egalitarian society these days.

by Anonymousreply 514September 4, 2021 9:03 PM

R513 "It's a pretty egalitarian society these days." Yes, that explains unparalleled income inequality.

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by Anonymousreply 515September 4, 2021 9:05 PM

r515 that was meant to explain that the WASP thing is a relic and rigid ethnic boundaries no longer exist in the modern US, except among certain old people. And I mean OLD people. I cannot imagine any non-ethnic whites, even many Boomers, having petty prejudices against white ethnics or Catholics and not wanting to associate with them in the year 2021. The mere thought is ridiculous.

I really don't know what world some of you are living in.

by Anonymousreply 516September 4, 2021 9:14 PM

R516 Who mentioned having petty prejudices against non-WASPs as a desirable thing? What is the point of responding to posts that you haven't read or understood?

by Anonymousreply 517September 4, 2021 9:16 PM

r217 you're the one not understanding things. But keep moving the goalposts.

by Anonymousreply 518September 4, 2021 9:18 PM

[quote]"It's a pretty egalitarian society these days." Yes, that explains unparalleled income inequality.

That's not the definition of egalitarian that's relevant to the subject.

by Anonymousreply 519September 4, 2021 9:19 PM

R518 It's not a question of moving the goalposts. You didn't know where the goalposts were when you entered the discussion. I was talking about who gets into the best schools. I never suggested that an old-fashioned social snobbery was still prevalent, in a public and obvious way, and I certainly didn't suggest that it's desirable.

by Anonymousreply 520September 4, 2021 9:27 PM

[quote] [R518] It's not a question of moving the goalposts. You didn't know where the goalposts were when you entered the discussion. I was talking about who gets into the best schools. I never suggested that an old-fashioned social snobbery was still prevalent, in a public and obvious way, and I certainly didn't suggest that it's desirable.

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THE BEAUTIFUL WORLD DEPICTED IN BLACK AND WHITE MOVIES STILL EXISTS.

WITH DEBUTANTES AND SERVANTS AND PROPER MANNERS

ONE DAY THEY WILL COME HERE TO DARKEST FLYOVERSTAN AND RELEASE ME FROM MY BONDAGE

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by Anonymousreply 521September 4, 2021 9:38 PM

r520 yes you did:

[quote]I know you don't know people like the ones who automatically get into Groton, because, after all, why would they want to know you?

[quote]Have the old-money WASPs convinced you that they're extinct? They're NOT extinct. They're still deciding who gets into Groton, Andover, Harvard, Yale, etc.

by Anonymousreply 522September 4, 2021 9:38 PM

我的家人都在美国的格罗顿学校上学。 我们花大钱去那里!

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by Anonymousreply 523September 4, 2021 9:42 PM

R522 Well, with your reading-comprehension skills, you won't have to worry getting into a top school. Your local community college might take you, if you can keep a lid on your innate obnoxiousness.

by Anonymousreply 524September 4, 2021 9:45 PM

r524 those are your own quotes. Go back to watching TCM and STFU.

BTW I went to Avon Old Farms and Columbia ;)

by Anonymousreply 525September 4, 2021 9:50 PM

and here we are, in another thread that was somewhat entertaining until it was taken over by two internet "warriors" (aka two very pedantic, never met an anonymous internet fight they could resist).

** sigh **

Oh and BTW - I'm the Labor Day weekend fair that has returned in 2021! Fried dough! Midway rides! And in some towns, actual 4-H competitions for teens with their livestock.

by Anonymousreply 526September 4, 2021 9:51 PM

This is post is called "Let's Be New England." It's a game.

Wasps and their Puritan ancestors are a part of New England's cultural history and traditions, for better or for worse. So they are a part of this game.

by Anonymousreply 527September 4, 2021 9:55 PM

*This post is called*

by Anonymousreply 528September 4, 2021 9:56 PM

Double sigh, and thanks, ByJupiter R526

by Anonymousreply 529September 4, 2021 9:58 PM

The term "Canuck" was definitely a slur among my older family members.

by Anonymousreply 530September 4, 2021 10:02 PM

It’s not fucking WOOSTAH, ever. It’s WHISTAH.

by Anonymousreply 531September 4, 2021 10:14 PM

I'm R524, rapidly getting my dog-eared copy of The Preppy Handbook down from the shelf to see if it says anything about Avon Old Farms.

by Anonymousreply 532September 4, 2021 10:15 PM

I am Deerfield Academy. I am amazed and a little miffed to have been left out of this ridiculous dispute.

(Also I am glad you are back, even though I wasn’t a fan growing up, R526.)

by Anonymousreply 533September 4, 2021 10:24 PM

[italic] Now, now R524, don't be so glum, chum. Your friend Ling Ling wouldn't stand a Chinaman's chance of getting into a fine academy like old Groton. It's simply not done. Now we may have to admit the occasional Hebrew or Papist just so it looks like we're keeping up with modern times, but really, everyone else is simply top-drawer. That's the way it was and the way it always will be. Dear old Groton.

Now what'll it be? Another "martooni" ? Dry, shaken and three olives.

Coming right up!

by Anonymousreply 534September 4, 2021 10:25 PM

I'm the Boston marriage.

by Anonymousreply 535September 4, 2021 10:36 PM

I’m the windy narrow roads that used to be horse paths.

by Anonymousreply 536September 4, 2021 10:45 PM

I'm tiny doors. Once used by the tiny people that inhabited this country.

by Anonymousreply 537September 5, 2021 1:55 AM

I'm the chenille coverlets on the twin beds. And I'm the sloping pine floors.

by Anonymousreply 538September 5, 2021 2:36 AM

I’m former Providence mayor Buddy Cianci.

by Anonymousreply 539September 5, 2021 2:39 AM

I'm former Connecticut governor John Rowland, who went to prison not ONCE but TWICE.

by Anonymousreply 540September 5, 2021 2:45 AM

I'm the 1am bar closing time in Provincetown outraging the tourist drunks from outside New England where quite a few areas still shut down at 1.

by Anonymousreply 541September 5, 2021 8:44 AM

I'm Buddy Cianci's white horse.

by Anonymousreply 542September 5, 2021 9:04 AM

I'm xl cocks on tall WASP Yalies. Biddles, Whitneys, Auchinchlosses, and so on. Not fun boys, but the meat was top drawer. Pity the sluttly bootstrapping gay freshman, if that's all history, Yale isn't the fun it used to be.

by Anonymousreply 543September 5, 2021 10:22 AM

I'm the surprisingly cool morning and tells us autumn is arriving. If it's cool and overcast, it's even MORE autumnal and that's what many of us love in September - like today, 09/05/21. Now, it only a neighbor were using their fireplace, the air would be even sweeter.

by Anonymousreply 544September 5, 2021 11:42 AM

Dear god how did I miss this thread. 14th generation New Englander here and these answers are spot on!

I am the Blue Laws from ye olde colonial days. It was only in the early 1980s that stores in MA could start opening on Sundays because you were supposed to be in church (or at least reflecting on your shortcomings in private) and spending the day with your family.

I am also Cookie Puss and Fudge the Whale, whose creamy crunchy goodness is served at countless birthday parties.

by Anonymousreply 545September 5, 2021 1:35 PM

^^^ Dang it, FUDGIE the Whale.

by Anonymousreply 546September 5, 2021 1:38 PM

Speaking of blue laws, I'm the plastic sheeting over the unlit booze display at the supermarket on Sunday.

by Anonymousreply 547September 5, 2021 1:43 PM

When I moved to CA I was shocked to see booze sold in *grocery* stores! Right next to the food! Heathens.

Happy Hour is still illegal in MA. I don't think that's a Blue Law though.

by Anonymousreply 548September 5, 2021 1:52 PM

I am the inevitable heart attacks that occur when out-ofshape men decide to clear their steps, walkway or driveway from heavy New England snow.

by Anonymousreply 549September 5, 2021 2:09 PM

I am Boston mayor James Curley who was elected while in prison.

by Anonymousreply 550September 5, 2021 2:11 PM

I am the North End, where parking is non-existent and the best Italian pastries outside of Italy are found.

by Anonymousreply 551September 5, 2021 2:15 PM

I’m Biogen. We were the first superspreader event in the US!

by Anonymousreply 552September 5, 2021 2:39 PM

I'm 3 great whites spotted off shore at Truro eating a whale carcass.

by Anonymousreply 553September 5, 2021 2:43 PM

R548 I am pretty sure the anti happy hour law was passed in the 1980s.

I am common law marriage, still legally binding.

by Anonymousreply 554September 5, 2021 2:47 PM

I’m the Walmart greeter who never greets anyone. I don’t know why they keep me on?

by Anonymousreply 555September 5, 2021 2:50 PM

I am Louis Boston, Bonwit Teller and SS Pierce. Sadly missed.

by Anonymousreply 556September 5, 2021 2:56 PM

R531 WRONG, it’s Wuh-stir….I’m The dusty ass Ocean State Job Lot, in Massachusetts they shorten my name to “Ocean State”, in Rhode Island it’s “Job Lot”. I’ll always be a bootleg Building 19.

by Anonymousreply 557September 5, 2021 3:01 PM

R545 - we had Carvel elsewhere, too, definitely not a New England thing, like Hood dairy products.

by Anonymousreply 558September 5, 2021 3:32 PM

I’m the Danvers State Hospital aka the Lunatic Asylum, built in the 1870s and closed just over 100 years later, but the huge gloomy Gothic buildings on the hill glowered over Rt 1 for years after before its benign transformation into condos.

by Anonymousreply 559September 5, 2021 5:27 PM

I'm the wine and beer that can only be sold in liquor stores in CT and nowhere else. And you'd better get there before 9pm or you're SOL until tomorrow.

by Anonymousreply 560September 5, 2021 5:30 PM

I’m the Sunday drive across the New Hampshire border. Guess where I’m going?

by Anonymousreply 561September 5, 2021 5:50 PM

I am my extreme Californian 18 year old First Year indignation and outrage at Blue Laws.

by Anonymousreply 562September 5, 2021 5:50 PM

I'm the Connecticut resident on his first trip to California and in amazement that you can buy hard liquor in Rite Aid. I don't know whether to think it's civilized or enabling rampant alcoholism.

by Anonymousreply 563September 5, 2021 6:38 PM

In Maine you can buy booze in Rite Aid

by Anonymousreply 564September 5, 2021 7:16 PM

NY and NJ are more like NE. Only beer in supermarkets. Wine and liquor can only be sold in liquor stores and no one can own more than one liquor store, so all but one Trader Joe’s and Costcos don’t sell alcohol. Some supermarkets/Costcos rent out space to independent liquor stores.

by Anonymousreply 565September 5, 2021 7:21 PM

I’m the pair of (possibly plastic) Adirondack chairs in the front yard that nobody ever sits in.

by Anonymousreply 566September 5, 2021 8:14 PM

I’m a Vineyard Vines sweatshirt over a button down shirt.

by Anonymousreply 567September 5, 2021 8:22 PM

I’m your college roommate wearing only tighty-whities and an LL Bean Norwegian crewneck sweater.

by Anonymousreply 568September 5, 2021 8:26 PM

I’m the bubbler.

by Anonymousreply 569September 6, 2021 3:56 AM

I’m the shiteous local New England pizza chain Papa Gino’s.

by Anonymousreply 570September 6, 2021 4:01 AM

I'm the mostly mediocre and ridiculously overpriced food in Provincetown.

Is it better elsewhere in New England or is it just a parade of endless starchy chowders?

by Anonymousreply 571September 6, 2021 4:21 AM

I'm Larsen's Fish Market.

by Anonymousreply 572September 6, 2021 6:19 AM

I'm TITICUT FOLLIES, aka THE DATALOUNGE STORY.

by Anonymousreply 573September 6, 2021 9:15 AM

I'm the "bag" you always carry with you.

by Anonymousreply 574September 6, 2021 3:25 PM

I’m Johnny Tremain!

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by Anonymousreply 575September 6, 2021 3:50 PM

I am Maine and if you were not born here even if you came a day later you are "from away"

by Anonymousreply 576September 6, 2021 3:52 PM

I’m the new dollar general down the road. It’s official, my town is headed down the shitter.

by Anonymousreply 577September 6, 2021 4:03 PM

I’m Cumberland Farms. The Wawa of New England.

by Anonymousreply 578September 6, 2021 4:04 PM

[quote] I’m the Danvers State Hospital aka the Lunatic Asylum, built in the 1870s and closed just over 100 years later

I'm Tewksbury State Hospital, Danver's sister hospital of sorts, built about 20 years earlier, and, still in operation. Tewksbury's claim to fame is having Anne Sullivan, Helen Keller's teacher, as a patient.

Combined, both places have many 1,000s of unmarked graves on their grounds, adding a substantial creep factor to their problematic histories.

by Anonymousreply 579September 6, 2021 4:08 PM

I'm more hikers gone missing on the Appalachian trail

by Anonymousreply 580September 6, 2021 4:33 PM

I"m North Conway NH trying and failing to appear classier than Gatlinburg

by Anonymousreply 581September 6, 2021 4:34 PM

I'm Motif #1 that everyone in Cape Ann claims is the most painted site in the world but nobody outside New England has ever heard of.

by Anonymousreply 582September 6, 2021 4:35 PM

I'm the oh so serious students at College of the Atlantic. We're going to save the planet!

by Anonymousreply 583September 6, 2021 4:37 PM

I'm McLean Mental Hospital. Famous visitors: James, Taylor, Marianne Faithfull, Sylvia Plath, Robert Lowell

Steve Tyler, David Foster Wallace, Susanna Kaysen, Ray Charles, and John Nash.

by Anonymousreply 584September 6, 2021 8:23 PM

I'm the Block Island ferry from Point Judith.

by Anonymousreply 585September 6, 2021 8:26 PM

I'm Hannaford.

by Anonymousreply 586September 6, 2021 8:31 PM

I’m the Brahmin

by Anonymousreply 587September 6, 2021 8:51 PM

My grandmother was a visitor in the early 60s, R584.

by Anonymousreply 588September 6, 2021 8:59 PM

I'm the Ninety-Nine restaurant chain. Kids eat free the day after a Red Sox win!

by Anonymousreply 589September 6, 2021 9:41 PM

I'm the mighty Housatonic. I drain almost 2000 succulent square miles of southwestern New England!

by Anonymousreply 590September 6, 2021 10:41 PM

I'm the activists in the Berkshires who continue to "stand up" to GE, who fouled the the mighty Housatonic in Pittsfield, with PCBs. We are telling you now, GE, that nothing you propose for cleaning up the river will satisfy us, so we will continue to sue and oppose you.

Who cares is the river is never cleaned?! We have stated our boundaries!

And on and on and on it goes for decades...

by Anonymousreply 591September 6, 2021 11:15 PM

I’m WGBH.

by Anonymousreply 592September 6, 2021 11:16 PM

This place was better before Al Bruno got shot.

by Anonymousreply 593September 6, 2021 11:21 PM

I'm ZOOM! “Come on give it a try/We’re gonna show you why/We’re gonna teach you to fly high/Come on and Zoom! Come on and Zoom Zoom!”

by Anonymousreply 594September 7, 2021 12:00 AM

I’m whoever’s in New England

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by Anonymousreply 595September 7, 2021 12:03 AM

I'm Spalding Gray, a troubadour from Barrington, Rhode Island.

by Anonymousreply 596September 7, 2021 1:07 AM

I’m former Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick, who got a round of applause when he declared that "Massachusetts invented America."

by Anonymousreply 597September 7, 2021 5:30 AM

I’m Derby Line Vermont, straddling the Canadian border. It used to be fun but now it’s heavily patrolled. So even if your house has a front door in one country and a back door in another, you’re not allowed to use both.

by Anonymousreply 598September 7, 2021 3:28 PM

Shame, I really like using both doors.

by Anonymousreply 599September 7, 2021 3:51 PM

I’m Marty Engstrom, providing the weather forecast from the top of Mt. Washington nightly on WMTW. Also I’m the station cat, showing my butt to the viewers while Marty tries to read.

by Anonymousreply 600September 7, 2021 7:11 PM
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