I'm Aunt Helen, and yes I'm a cold bitch.
Let's Be New England
|by Anonymous||reply 600||September 7, 2021 6:11 PM|
I am the frugality and penny-pinching.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||September 1, 2021 5:14 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 Anonymous||reply 2||September 1, 2021 5:14 PM|
R2 There are no poor people in New England.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||September 1, 2021 5:16 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 Anonymous||reply 4||September 1, 2021 5:18 PM|
I’m the maple syrup.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||September 1, 2021 5:19 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 Anonymous||reply 6||September 1, 2021 5:21 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 Anonymous||reply 7||September 1, 2021 5:22 PM|
I’m the weathervanes. The baked beans. The old factories converted to hipster lofts. The stone walls.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||September 1, 2021 5:23 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 Anonymous||reply 9||September 1, 2021 5:23 PM|
I'm Hartford, I'm a brick shithole.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||September 1, 2021 5:24 PM|
I’m Aunt Amy
|by Anonymous||reply 11||September 1, 2021 5:24 PM|
I’m the coast of Maine. I’m gorgeous!
|by Anonymous||reply 12||September 1, 2021 5:25 PM|
I'm the Vermont County Store catalog. You can buy toffee and modest ladies wear from me.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||September 1, 2021 5:27 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 Anonymous||reply 14||September 1, 2021 5:30 PM|
I am Provincetown that all gays come to visit and to suck dick and get barebacked at Dick Dock.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||September 1, 2021 5:30 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 Anonymous||reply 16||September 1, 2021 5:31 PM|
I'm the local packie.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||September 1, 2021 5:33 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 Anonymous||reply 18||September 1, 2021 5:35 PM|
I am a 90-room marble mansion in Newport.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||September 1, 2021 5:43 PM|
I'm Vermont. We (quietly) know we're better than the rest of the country.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||September 1, 2021 5:44 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 Anonymous||reply 21||September 1, 2021 5:45 PM|
I'm a lesbian couple in Vermont. We own a nutloaf company, organic, of course.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||September 1, 2021 5:46 PM|
I’m the vibrant fall foliage
|by Anonymous||reply 23||September 1, 2021 5:48 PM|
R7, do you mean an Italian sunburn?
|by Anonymous||reply 24||September 1, 2021 5:49 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 Anonymous||reply 25||September 1, 2021 5:50 PM|
I'm the Cabot Cove, Maine.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||September 1, 2021 5:50 PM|
I'm the eye roll when someone says "Hahvard Yarhd" in that fake obnoxious accent.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||September 1, 2021 5:51 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 Anonymous||reply 28||September 1, 2021 5:52 PM|
I'm the joint where "fried clams" means whole belly - [bold]no[/BOLD] "strips"!
|by Anonymous||reply 29||September 1, 2021 5:53 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 Anonymous||reply 30||September 1, 2021 5:55 PM|
I'm the package stores.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||September 1, 2021 5:55 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 Anonymous||reply 32||September 1, 2021 5:56 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 Anonymous||reply 33||September 1, 2021 5:56 PM|
I'm delicious pizza in scuzzy working class towns.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||September 1, 2021 5:57 PM|
I'm Bridgeport. If Connecticut ever received an enema, I would be the point of insertion.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||September 1, 2021 5:58 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 Anonymous||reply 36||September 1, 2021 5:59 PM|
I'm well-meaning condescension
|by Anonymous||reply 37||September 1, 2021 6:00 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 Anonymous||reply 38||September 1, 2021 6:00 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 Anonymous||reply 39||September 1, 2021 6:00 PM|
I'm Howard Philips Lovecraft of Providence, Rhode Island, creator of the Cthulu Mythos and admirer of Adolf Hitler!
|by Anonymous||reply 40||September 1, 2021 6:01 PM|
I'm a "Portuguese bakery".
|by Anonymous||reply 41||September 1, 2021 6:02 PM|
I’m Allens Ave in Providence, enjoy a Dels lemonade after the bathhouse.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||September 1, 2021 6:02 PM|
I'm New Haven. It's been 2.5 hours since somebody's been shot. A new record!
|by Anonymous||reply 43||September 1, 2021 6:04 PM|
I'm a Lobster Roll, the Po'Boy of New England!
|by Anonymous||reply 44||September 1, 2021 6:05 PM|
I'm the Canadian quarter that you didn't know you had until you wanted something from a vending machine.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||September 1, 2021 6:05 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 Anonymous||reply 46||September 1, 2021 6:06 PM|
I'm the canadian
|by Anonymous||reply 47||September 1, 2021 6:07 PM|
I'm Lenox, the dullest and dowdiest of the Gilded Age colonies.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||September 1, 2021 6:07 PM|
I'm the sports fan from south Boston. My favorite word begins with N and I love to say it proudly.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||September 1, 2021 6:09 PM|
I'm the New Hampshire shoreline. 99.9999% of humanity is unaware of my existence.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||September 1, 2021 6:09 PM|
I’m the ugly baseboard heating
|by Anonymous||reply 51||September 1, 2021 6:11 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.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||September 1, 2021 6:13 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 Anonymous||reply 53||September 1, 2021 6:14 PM|
I'm Bradley international airport. I'm the only part of Hartford that many NEers will ever go to.
|by Anonymous||reply 54||September 1, 2021 6:16 PM|
I'm an Atheneum. Sometimes I have priceless collections. What the hell am I?
|by Anonymous||reply 55||September 1, 2021 6:18 PM|
Hartford is a ghetto shithole.
|by Anonymous||reply 56||September 1, 2021 6:19 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 Anonymous||reply 57||September 1, 2021 6:19 PM|
I'm the dock on Chappaquiddick island that Ted Kennedy drove his car off and killed a girl.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||September 1, 2021 6:20 PM|
I'm the land where Hamburger Helper is considered a delicacy.
|by Anonymous||reply 59||September 1, 2021 6:21 PM|
Technically you are in Windsor Locks R54
|by Anonymous||reply 60||September 1, 2021 6:22 PM|
I'm Martha's Vinyard. The Hamptons are a jealous bitch and they want to be me so bad.
|by Anonymous||reply 61||September 1, 2021 6:22 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 Anonymous||reply 62||September 1, 2021 6:22 PM|
I'm the Danbury mall. I'm where NYers buy all their shit.
|by Anonymous||reply 63||September 1, 2021 6:23 PM|
I'm a .01%er living on my own island. And I'm a hobo living on a nearby "uninhabited" island,.
|by Anonymous||reply 64||September 1, 2021 6:23 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 Anonymous||reply 65||September 1, 2021 6:24 PM|
I'm a red Coleman cooler featured during tailgate cocktails before the Harvard Yale game.
|by Anonymous||reply 66||September 1, 2021 6:25 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 Anonymous||reply 67||September 1, 2021 6:25 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 Anonymous||reply 68||September 1, 2021 6:28 PM|
I'm Patois-speaking, good-looking, horse-hung twin farm boys in Madawaska.
|by Anonymous||reply 69||September 1, 2021 6:29 PM|
I'm the French Canadian on 89. I cannot drive.
|by Anonymous||reply 70||September 1, 2021 6:30 PM|
Real Americans don't want our tax dollars going to foreign countries like Guam, New Mexico or New England!
|by Anonymous||reply 71||September 1, 2021 6:30 PM|
I'm the cranberry bogs producing the delicious, tart fruit that the rest of the country takes for granted.
|by Anonymous||reply 72||September 1, 2021 6:30 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 Anonymous||reply 73||September 1, 2021 6:30 PM|
I'm the maple trees in Vermont that make better syrup than those in Canada!
|by Anonymous||reply 74||September 1, 2021 6:31 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 Anonymous||reply 75||September 1, 2021 6:31 PM|
I'm Foxwoods. I'm where bougie New Yorkers go to gamble and see Neil Diamond, because "Atlantic City is so trashy."
|by Anonymous||reply 76||September 1, 2021 6:31 PM|
I'm Springfield, Massachusetts, where you can visit Puerto Rico without ever leaving New England.
|by Anonymous||reply 77||September 1, 2021 6:31 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 Anonymous||reply 78||September 1, 2021 6:31 PM|
I am the Pilgrim refrigerator magnets and other Plymouth Rock souvenirs all made in China
|by Anonymous||reply 79||September 1, 2021 6:32 PM|
I'm the old Quaker lodge where they used to send women who had "hysteria".
|by Anonymous||reply 80||September 1, 2021 6:32 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 Anonymous||reply 81||September 1, 2021 6:33 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 Anonymous||reply 82||September 1, 2021 6:34 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 Anonymous||reply 83||September 1, 2021 6:34 PM|
I'm nightlife for the darker folks in scuzzy cities. I am GHETTO Fabulous.
|by Anonymous||reply 84||September 1, 2021 6:35 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 Anonymous||reply 85||September 1, 2021 6:35 PM|
R85 It's as isolated and loveless as its homophone, the Yukon.
|by Anonymous||reply 86||September 1, 2021 6:37 PM|
People from Maine are weird.
|by Anonymous||reply 87||September 1, 2021 6:37 PM|
I'm the "packy" everyone heads to before a storm to load up.
|by Anonymous||reply 88||September 1, 2021 6:38 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 Anonymous||reply 89||September 1, 2021 6:38 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 Anonymous||reply 90||September 1, 2021 6:38 PM|
I’m Thoreau’s ghost at Walden Pond
|by Anonymous||reply 91||September 1, 2021 6:39 PM|
I'm the Québécois family on their way to Hollywood, FL who made sure to stop at the IHOP in Burlington VT.
|by Anonymous||reply 92||September 1, 2021 6:39 PM|
I'm the khakis shorts, polo shirts and sandals.
|by Anonymous||reply 93||September 1, 2021 6:39 PM|
I'm sexy white trash, accent on TRASH, from mill towns across New England. Rent me! For whuh-evah!
|by Anonymous||reply 94||September 1, 2021 6:40 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 Anonymous||reply 95||September 1, 2021 6:40 PM|
I'm Pepperidge Fahm, ahnd I remembah.
|by Anonymous||reply 96||September 1, 2021 6:40 PM|
I'm Vermont and New Hampshire. We have no black people.
|by Anonymous||reply 97||September 1, 2021 6:41 PM|
I'm Maine. Stephen King is the reason most people know who I am.
|by Anonymous||reply 98||September 1, 2021 6:42 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 Anonymous||reply 99||September 1, 2021 6:42 PM|
I'm I-84. You take your life in your hands every time you drive me.
|by Anonymous||reply 100||September 1, 2021 6:44 PM|
I'm the hadnmaid's tale in an alternate universe of Margaret Atwood's making in N. England
|by Anonymous||reply 101||September 1, 2021 6:44 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 Anonymous||reply 102||September 1, 2021 6:44 PM|
I'm I-95. It takes 30 minutes to go half a mile.
|by Anonymous||reply 103||September 1, 2021 6:44 PM|
I'm Shirley Jackson. New England is a character itself in my books.
|by Anonymous||reply 104||September 1, 2021 6:45 PM|
I’m the Five College Consortium. Rumor has it we were the basis for the Scooby Doo characters
|by Anonymous||reply 105||September 1, 2021 6:46 PM|
I'm Western Massachusetts. You never want to come here.
|by Anonymous||reply 106||September 1, 2021 6:47 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 Anonymous||reply 107||September 1, 2021 6:48 PM|
I'm the "clam chowder" they serve at local chains like Lindsey's. I come from a massive can.
|by Anonymous||reply 108||September 1, 2021 6:49 PM|
I’m Miss Hathaway from The Beverly Hillbillies. Most upper class white women in New England have adopted my frumpy lesbian aesthetic.
|by Anonymous||reply 109||September 1, 2021 6:49 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 Anonymous||reply 110||September 1, 2021 6:50 PM|
R106, I'm the Berkshires, yes you do
|by Anonymous||reply 111||September 1, 2021 6:50 PM|
I'm the Hatebreed hoodies you see on local teens.
|by Anonymous||reply 112||September 1, 2021 6:51 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 Anonymous||reply 113||September 1, 2021 6:51 PM|
I'm Friendly's. My burgers and ice cream are delicious.
|by Anonymous||reply 114||September 1, 2021 6:51 PM|
ha r112, Hatebreed and Killswitch Engage were my son's first concert
|by Anonymous||reply 115||September 1, 2021 6:54 PM|
I'm Stewart's. I have the best cider doughnuts in Vermont.
|by Anonymous||reply 116||September 1, 2021 6:56 PM|
I’m the House of Seven Gables
|by Anonymous||reply 117||September 1, 2021 6:56 PM|
R106 Western Massachusetts thinks it's another state.
|by Anonymous||reply 118||September 1, 2021 6:56 PM|
I'm THE MECCA also known as Patriot Place in Foxborough
|by Anonymous||reply 119||September 1, 2021 6:56 PM|
I'm watching the moonlight on Cape Cod Baaaaaaaaay!
|by Anonymous||reply 120||September 1, 2021 6:57 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 Anonymous||reply 121||September 1, 2021 6:57 PM|
I'm Stewart's parking lot. Where you but meth and oxy.
|by Anonymous||reply 122||September 1, 2021 6:58 PM|
I'm all the monogrammed LL Bean totes that dot the beaches.
|by Anonymous||reply 123||September 1, 2021 6:59 PM|
I’m Honey Farms, the 7-11 of Massachusetts
|by Anonymous||reply 124||September 1, 2021 7:00 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 Anonymous||reply 125||September 1, 2021 7:00 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 Anonymous||reply 126||September 1, 2021 7:00 PM|
I'm CSCU. You're better off going to a SUNY school.
|by Anonymous||reply 127||September 1, 2021 7:01 PM|
I'm the historic Dupree Estate in Chestnut Hill, the last home of Christian Science founder Mary Baker Eddy
|by Anonymous||reply 128||September 1, 2021 7:02 PM|
I’m the Brimfield Flea Market. When you’re too old and fat for P-town, I’m your next stop
|by Anonymous||reply 129||September 1, 2021 7:02 PM|
R122 I'm Stop & Shop. I'm where you buy crack.
|by Anonymous||reply 130||September 1, 2021 7:02 PM|
I'm Boston College and yes I like to pretend I'm an Ivy League
|by Anonymous||reply 131||September 1, 2021 7:03 PM|
I'm the dichotomy of deeply ingrained colonial era puritanism and neo-protestant liberalism.
|by Anonymous||reply 132||September 1, 2021 7:04 PM|
I'm Mount Washington, the highest point in NE.
|by Anonymous||reply 133||September 1, 2021 7:05 PM|
I'm the absence of discussing religious beliefs (if you even have any) because it's considered poor manners and inappropriate.
|by Anonymous||reply 134||September 1, 2021 7:07 PM|
Frequently one of the coldest places on ALL the planet, Mount Washington.
|by Anonymous||reply 135||September 1, 2021 7:07 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 Anonymous||reply 136||September 1, 2021 7:08 PM|
I'm the secret drinking problem, and the bottles that are hidden in the back of the bedroom closet.
|by Anonymous||reply 137||September 1, 2021 7:08 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 Anonymous||reply 138||September 1, 2021 7:09 PM|
I'm the bumper sticker "This car climbed Mount Washington"
|by Anonymous||reply 139||September 1, 2021 7:09 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 Anonymous||reply 140||September 1, 2021 7:09 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 Anonymous||reply 141||September 1, 2021 7:10 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 Anonymous||reply 142||September 1, 2021 7:10 PM|
I'm the upstate NYer who loves to make fun of you guys.
|by Anonymous||reply 143||September 1, 2021 7:10 PM|
Yes, but have you eaten squirrel R136 or R142?
I am Western Mass
|by Anonymous||reply 144||September 1, 2021 7:13 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 Anonymous||reply 145||September 1, 2021 7:13 PM|
I'm the beautiful 19th century house with a wraparound porch and a gabled roof that is now a meth lab.
|by Anonymous||reply 146||September 1, 2021 7:15 PM|
I'm the low stone walls separating properties.
|by Anonymous||reply 147||September 1, 2021 7:16 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 Anonymous||reply 148||September 1, 2021 7:16 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 Anonymous||reply 149||September 1, 2021 7:17 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 Anonymous||reply 150||September 1, 2021 7:18 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 Anonymous||reply 151||September 1, 2021 7:18 PM|
I'm Robert Kraft's HUGE mansion in Brookline, formerly neighbor of Tom Brady
|by Anonymous||reply 152||September 1, 2021 7:20 PM|
I'm the water in natural, glacier fed Lake Johnson, which is colder than a tin toilet seat in the Yukon.
|by Anonymous||reply 153||September 1, 2021 7:21 PM|
I'm Ted Kennedy's pants.
I went missing in 1966, and no one ever saw me again.
|by Anonymous||reply 154||September 1, 2021 7:21 PM|
[quote]I'm the low stone walls separating properties.
I'm looking at mine right now!
|by Anonymous||reply 155||September 1, 2021 7:23 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 Anonymous||reply 156||September 1, 2021 7:24 PM|
I’m canned brown bread. I’ve been served at every Thanksgiving since time immemorial, and I’m actually quite tasty.
|by Anonymous||reply 157||September 1, 2021 7:26 PM|
I'm the white clapboard that is falling off the ubiquitous run down Episcopalian, Methodist, or Presbyterian church in every town.
|by Anonymous||reply 158||September 1, 2021 7:26 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 Anonymous||reply 159||September 1, 2021 7:26 PM|
I’m the Christmas Tree Shop
|by Anonymous||reply 160||September 1, 2021 7:27 PM|
Where is Lake Johnson
|by Anonymous||reply 161||September 1, 2021 7:27 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
|by Anonymous||reply 162||September 1, 2021 7:28 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 Anonymous||reply 163||September 1, 2021 7:28 PM|
I'm the mansard roofs, increasing in frequency as you drive north up the coast.
|by Anonymous||reply 164||September 1, 2021 7:29 PM|
I'm not unfriendly. I'm just "flinty."
|by Anonymous||reply 165||September 1, 2021 7:30 PM|
I’m Frugal Fannie’s
|by Anonymous||reply 166||September 1, 2021 7:31 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 Anonymous||reply 167||September 1, 2021 7:31 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 Anonymous||reply 168||September 1, 2021 7:31 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 Anonymous||reply 169||September 1, 2021 7:31 PM|
Im NPR news. I'm on every car radio.
|by Anonymous||reply 170||September 1, 2021 7:32 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 Anonymous||reply 171||September 1, 2021 7:32 PM|
I'm Portland, Maine, hometown of DL legend Linda Lavin
|by Anonymous||reply 172||September 1, 2021 7:32 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 Anonymous||reply 173||September 1, 2021 7:34 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 Anonymous||reply 174||September 1, 2021 7:35 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 Anonymous||reply 175||September 1, 2021 7:35 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 Anonymous||reply 176||September 1, 2021 7:37 PM|
If it hasn't been mentioned yet, I'm *the* Yankee motto:
Use it up,
wear it out,
make it do
or do without
|by Anonymous||reply 177||September 1, 2021 7:43 PM|
I'm the car with the Connecticut plates but with Yankees license plate frames.
|by Anonymous||reply 178||September 1, 2021 7:45 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 Anonymous||reply 179||September 1, 2021 7:45 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 Anonymous||reply 180||September 1, 2021 7:45 PM|
I'm your moms friend, Chardonnay. Yes, I always smell like wine and cigarettes.
|by Anonymous||reply 181||September 1, 2021 7:47 PM|
I'm the brick smokestack in the middle of the city. I look like I could fall down at any moment.
|by Anonymous||reply 182||September 1, 2021 7:47 PM|
I'm Bernie Sanders.
Get the hell offa my lawn.
|by Anonymous||reply 183||September 1, 2021 7:51 PM|
I'm Cat Alley in Manchester, New Hampshire. I always have lesbian tourists checking me out.
|by Anonymous||reply 184||September 1, 2021 7:51 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 Anonymous||reply 185||September 1, 2021 7:51 PM|
I’m the resting bitch face.
|by Anonymous||reply 186||September 1, 2021 7:52 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 Anonymous||reply 187||September 1, 2021 7:53 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 188||September 1, 2021 7:54 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 Anonymous||reply 189||September 1, 2021 7:55 PM|
I'm the mustaches on all the women over 40.
|by Anonymous||reply 190||September 1, 2021 7:56 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 Anonymous||reply 191||September 1, 2021 7:56 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 Anonymous||reply 192||September 1, 2021 7:57 PM|
Im Stephen King, and I'm always working hard to scare the hell right out of you.
|by Anonymous||reply 193||September 1, 2021 7:57 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 Anonymous||reply 194||September 1, 2021 7:58 PM|
I'm the Sperry's or L.L. Bean duck boots (for women) and boat shoes (for men). It's a lifestyle.
|by Anonymous||reply 195||September 1, 2021 8:00 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 Anonymous||reply 196||September 1, 2021 8:00 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 Anonymous||reply 197||September 1, 2021 8:00 PM|
R194 Brilliant catch, so true AND true of many seacoast towns in Britain!
|by Anonymous||reply 198||September 1, 2021 8:02 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 Anonymous||reply 199||September 1, 2021 8:06 PM|
I'm the Filene's Basement Annual $99 Bridal Gown Sale Event. Be safe ..... Bring your credit card and your handgun.
|by Anonymous||reply 200||September 1, 2021 8:06 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 Anonymous||reply 201||September 1, 2021 8:08 PM|
I'm the school filed trip to Plimoth Plantation.
|by Anonymous||reply 202||September 1, 2021 8:08 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 Anonymous||reply 203||September 1, 2021 8:09 PM|
School FIELD trip. Sorry.
|by Anonymous||reply 204||September 1, 2021 8:10 PM|
I'm the green tinted vomit you see the morning after St. Patricks Day
|by Anonymous||reply 205||September 1, 2021 8:10 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 Anonymous||reply 206||September 1, 2021 8:13 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 Anonymous||reply 207||September 1, 2021 8:13 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 Anonymous||reply 208||September 1, 2021 8:16 PM|
I'm a bell shaped candle snuffer.
|by Anonymous||reply 209||September 1, 2021 8:18 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 Anonymous||reply 210||September 1, 2021 8:19 PM|
I'm the famous Packer House roll. It would'na be a right propa' Thanksgivin' without me.
|by Anonymous||reply 211||September 1, 2021 8:20 PM|
I'm the strange, intangible difference you can feel between Land New England and Coastal New England.
|by Anonymous||reply 212||September 1, 2021 8:21 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 Anonymous||reply 213||September 1, 2021 8:22 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 214||September 1, 2021 8:23 PM|
I'm Moxie, and I taste like shit!
|by Anonymous||reply 215||September 1, 2021 8:26 PM|
I'm beloved DL icon Ruth Gordon, native to Quincy, Mass!
|by Anonymous||reply 216||September 1, 2021 8:28 PM|
R213 You clearly don't know what "snowbird" means.
|by Anonymous||reply 217||September 1, 2021 8:28 PM|
I'm your virginity, which you lost in the woods.
|by Anonymous||reply 218||September 1, 2021 8:31 PM|
🦈 I'm Bruce, affectionately known around these here parts as "Jaws."
C'mon in, the water's fine .......
|by Anonymous||reply 219||September 1, 2021 8:33 PM|
I'm the Blair Witch Project.
|by Anonymous||reply 220||September 1, 2021 8:33 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 Anonymous||reply 221||September 1, 2021 8:34 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.
|by Anonymous||reply 222||September 1, 2021 8:36 PM|
Is Fairfield County [italic]really[/italic] New England... or a Mid-Atlantic extension of metro NYC?
|by Anonymous||reply 223||September 1, 2021 8:36 PM|
The Blair Witch Project location was Burkittsville, Maryland.
|by Anonymous||reply 224||September 1, 2021 8:39 PM|
I'm Boston. You move here, you support the Sox - or you leave.
|by Anonymous||reply 225||September 1, 2021 8:39 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 Anonymous||reply 226||September 1, 2021 8:41 PM|
I'm Emmeline, a book by Judith Rosner and it's all you'll ever need to know about New England.
|by Anonymous||reply 227||September 1, 2021 8:42 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 Anonymous||reply 228||September 1, 2021 8:43 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 Anonymous||reply 229||September 1, 2021 8:43 PM|
I'm Millbrook, NY. I am spiritually New England.
|by Anonymous||reply 230||September 1, 2021 8:43 PM|
^*you left out frappes instead of ice-cream sodas. (Although that might have bitten the dust by now.)
|by Anonymous||reply 231||September 1, 2021 8:45 PM|
I'm the low level hostility between Italian Americans and Irish Americans that is palpable in Boston.
|by Anonymous||reply 232||September 1, 2021 8:46 PM|
Stop in for a Whalburger and fries when your visitin' our lovely town.
Bring your wallet. There's no free lunch here.
|by Anonymous||reply 233||September 1, 2021 8:47 PM|
I am the man from Nantucket.
|by Anonymous||reply 234||September 1, 2021 8:47 PM|
I’m the Stah Mahket in Cambridge where i saw Julia Child shopping once
|by Anonymous||reply 235||September 1, 2021 8:48 PM|
[quote] Also, subs. Not hoagie. Subs.
|by Anonymous||reply 236||September 1, 2021 8:49 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 Anonymous||reply 237||September 1, 2021 8:49 PM|
r236, you are absolutely correct. I got mixed up typing. I am not drunk.
|by Anonymous||reply 238||September 1, 2021 8:51 PM|
R224 Sorry. I thought they were in Massachusetts or Vermont. It is Maryland.
|by Anonymous||reply 239||September 1, 2021 8:52 PM|
I'm Andre Linoge,and I'm looking forward to wintering in a quaint little New England Town.
|by Anonymous||reply 240||September 1, 2021 8:52 PM|
I'm the Station nightclub fire. Please don't use pyrotechnics indoors.
|by Anonymous||reply 241||September 1, 2021 8:53 PM|
I'm Ethan Frome. The fatalist personification of old New England.
|by Anonymous||reply 242||September 1, 2021 8:54 PM|
I'm the Kennedy Compound. You won't believe how many bodies are buried in my backyard.
|by Anonymous||reply 243||September 1, 2021 8:55 PM|
The area between Albany and Pittsfield is more New England than Darien or Greenwich, R230.
|by Anonymous||reply 244||September 1, 2021 8:56 PM|
I'm Rubie Vine
|by Anonymous||reply 245||September 1, 2021 8:57 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 Anonymous||reply 246||September 1, 2021 8:57 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 Anonymous||reply 247||September 1, 2021 8:58 PM|
Moxie is an acquired taste.
|by Anonymous||reply 248||September 1, 2021 9:00 PM|
R246 I’m dead 😭
|by Anonymous||reply 249||September 1, 2021 9:02 PM|
I'm the whale watching cruise you can take from Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
|by Anonymous||reply 250||September 1, 2021 9:06 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 Anonymous||reply 251||September 1, 2021 9:08 PM|
I am Canada, I don't realize that Vermonters are kind of offended when it's joked we're part of Canada.
|by Anonymous||reply 252||September 1, 2021 9:08 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 Anonymous||reply 253||September 1, 2021 9:08 PM|
I’ll be the cold, detached indifference.
|by Anonymous||reply 254||September 1, 2021 9:09 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 Anonymous||reply 255||September 1, 2021 9:11 PM|
I'm By The Pound. Older Cantabrigians still call me Buck A Pound.
|by Anonymous||reply 256||September 1, 2021 9:13 PM|
I’ll be the grating accents.
|by Anonymous||reply 257||September 1, 2021 9:14 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 Anonymous||reply 258||September 1, 2021 9:14 PM|
I’ll be the joylessness and baseline depression.
|by Anonymous||reply 259||September 1, 2021 9:14 PM|
I'm the ghost of Martha Moxley, not to be confused with Moxie the beverage.
|by Anonymous||reply 260||September 1, 2021 9:17 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 Anonymous||reply 261||September 1, 2021 9:19 PM|
I'm fuckin' everywhere.
You can keep your Stahbucks crap back in New York with the fuckin Yankees
|by Anonymous||reply 262||September 1, 2021 9:20 PM|
I am sensible shoes.
|by Anonymous||reply 263||September 1, 2021 9:20 PM|
No--what are you retahded--not the fucking Broadway show.
I am a substitute for the words "very" or "extremely" as they are used in the rest of the English speaking world
|by Anonymous||reply 264||September 1, 2021 9:21 PM|
I'm the Hygienic...
|by Anonymous||reply 265||September 1, 2021 9:22 PM|
I'm the antique shotgun on the wall. My owner doesn't realize that I still work.
|by Anonymous||reply 266||September 1, 2021 9:22 PM|
I am whoopie pies and lobster rolls.
I can be marked up 600% and dumb tourists will still happily buy me.
|by Anonymous||reply 267||September 1, 2021 9:23 PM|
I'm Elizabeth Warren
Even though I'm from Oklahoma, I'm pretty much a New England stereotype at this point.
|by Anonymous||reply 268||September 1, 2021 9:23 PM|
If lesbians could design a state, I'd be it.
|by Anonymous||reply 269||September 1, 2021 9:24 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 Anonymous||reply 270||September 1, 2021 9:24 PM|
I'm Revere Beach
I make the Jersey Shore look like Amagansett
|by Anonymous||reply 271||September 1, 2021 9:25 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 272||September 1, 2021 9:30 PM|
I'm Choo Choo from Railroad Salvage
|by Anonymous||reply 273||September 1, 2021 9:32 PM|
R253 so true! I’ve never met an Irish man that doesn’t drink.
|by Anonymous||reply 274||September 1, 2021 9:36 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 Anonymous||reply 275||September 1, 2021 10:17 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 Anonymous||reply 276||September 1, 2021 11:22 PM|
I'm Moxie, I taste like carbonated battery acid.
|by Anonymous||reply 277||September 1, 2021 11:22 PM|
I can’t. Sorry.
|by Anonymous||reply 278||September 1, 2021 11:28 PM|
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 Anonymous||reply 279||September 1, 2021 11:50 PM|
[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 Anonymous||reply 280||September 1, 2021 11:52 PM|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 281||September 2, 2021 12:02 AM|
I'm the Boston accent, the BEST fucking American accent!
|by Anonymous||reply 282||September 2, 2021 12:22 AM|
I'm a Patti Page song.
|by Anonymous||reply 283||September 2, 2021 12:24 AM|
I'm Lizzie Borden.
|by Anonymous||reply 284||September 2, 2021 12:48 AM|
I'm Plymouth, landing site of the Mayflower!
|by Anonymous||reply 285||September 2, 2021 12:49 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 Anonymous||reply 286||September 2, 2021 12:51 AM|
I'm the reproduction of the Mayflower in Plymouth.
|by Anonymous||reply 287||September 2, 2021 12:51 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 Anonymous||reply 288||September 2, 2021 12:53 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 Anonymous||reply 289||September 2, 2021 1:02 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 Anonymous||reply 290||September 2, 2021 1:03 AM|
I'm the Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe, VT
|by Anonymous||reply 291||September 2, 2021 1:09 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 Anonymous||reply 292||September 2, 2021 1:14 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 293||September 2, 2021 1:14 AM|
I'm a gazebo and a town common. You'll find me in countless old towns and cities everywhere you go.
|by Anonymous||reply 294||September 2, 2021 1:21 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 Anonymous||reply 295||September 2, 2021 1:21 AM|
Hi, Norman! I'm the loons!
|by Anonymous||reply 296||September 2, 2021 1:23 AM|
I'm beautiful fall foliage that brings in over 50 year old tourism money every year! cha-ching!
|by Anonymous||reply 297||September 2, 2021 1:24 AM|
I'm the harsh salt air coming inland from the Atlantic along the coast. LOOK WHAT I CAN DO!
|by Anonymous||reply 298||September 2, 2021 1:28 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 Anonymous||reply 299||September 2, 2021 1:34 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 Anonymous||reply 300||September 2, 2021 1:40 AM|
I'm Market Basket and always crowded.
|by Anonymous||reply 301||September 2, 2021 2:10 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 Anonymous||reply 302||September 2, 2021 2:27 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 Anonymous||reply 303||September 2, 2021 3:01 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 304||September 2, 2021 3:02 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 Anonymous||reply 305||September 2, 2021 3:09 AM|
I'm a yankee candle scent.
|by Anonymous||reply 306||September 2, 2021 3:11 AM|
I'm the brass fire poker next to the hearth. I was probably used in a murder plot.
|by Anonymous||reply 307||September 2, 2021 3:16 AM|
I'm Bette's Maine house...
|by Anonymous||reply 308||September 2, 2021 3:20 AM|
Yeah, Bette wouldn’t recognize that as her house.
|by Anonymous||reply 309||September 2, 2021 3:39 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 Anonymous||reply 310||September 2, 2021 3:45 AM|
I'm New England Pest Control...
|by Anonymous||reply 311||September 2, 2021 3:52 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 Anonymous||reply 312||September 2, 2021 3:54 AM|
I’m the 1960’s kitchen in a $1.5 million house.
|by Anonymous||reply 313||September 2, 2021 4:02 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 Anonymous||reply 314||September 2, 2021 4:29 AM|
I’m Lynn, Lynn the city of sin. You’ll never come out the way you came in.
|by Anonymous||reply 315||September 2, 2021 5:00 AM|
I’m the Yankee Candle Factory, the Disneyworld of frauen.
|by Anonymous||reply 316||September 2, 2021 5:06 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 Anonymous||reply 317||September 2, 2021 7:31 AM|
I am Richardson Farm ice cream, with 14% butterfat. I am unbelievably delicious.
|by Anonymous||reply 318||September 2, 2021 7:32 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 Anonymous||reply 319||September 2, 2021 7:35 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 Anonymous||reply 320||September 2, 2021 8:31 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 Anonymous||reply 321||September 2, 2021 8:45 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 Anonymous||reply 322||September 2, 2021 9:12 AM|
I'm the turnpike from Stockbridge to Boston.
|by Anonymous||reply 323||September 2, 2021 9:33 AM|
I'm Nantucket reds.
|by Anonymous||reply 324||September 2, 2021 9:35 AM|
If you didn't actually get them from Murray's Toggery, you're in poseur territory R324.
|by Anonymous||reply 325||September 2, 2021 9:44 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.
|by Anonymous||reply 326||September 2, 2021 9:46 AM|
I'm Mattapoisset. I'm Cos Cob. I'm Padanaram
|by Anonymous||reply 327||September 2, 2021 9:51 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 Anonymous||reply 328||September 2, 2021 10:43 AM|
I am Lake Chaubunagungamaug.
Nobody fishes in the middle.
|by Anonymous||reply 329||September 2, 2021 11:23 AM|
I’m the quiet racism
|by Anonymous||reply 330||September 2, 2021 11:37 AM|
I'm the French Canadian Native American mixed guy from northern Maine. I'm hawt.
|by Anonymous||reply 331||September 2, 2021 12:08 PM|
I'm the DNA from Native Americans killed during the colonization. There's probably lots of me about six feet under.
|by Anonymous||reply 332||September 2, 2021 12:31 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 Anonymous||reply 333||September 2, 2021 12:46 PM|
I’m the drowned towns at the bottom of the Quabbin reservoir.
|by Anonymous||reply 334||September 2, 2021 12:59 PM|
I am an Acadian Light-Heavy from Madawaska, ME. Marsden Hartley painted a picture of me!
|by Anonymous||reply 335||September 2, 2021 1:02 PM|
I’m the Bathtub Mary. You can find me in the yards of working class towns like “wustah” and “summahville”
|by Anonymous||reply 336||September 2, 2021 1:04 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 Anonymous||reply 337||September 2, 2021 1:10 PM|
[quote] working class towns like ...summahville
Where is it forever 1987
Somerville was gentrified decades ago and now among the pricier places to live in the Boston area.
|by Anonymous||reply 338||September 2, 2021 1:13 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 Anonymous||reply 339||September 2, 2021 1:47 PM|
I never knew growing up that Ben Franklin ever lived in Pennsylvania R339!
|by Anonymous||reply 340||September 2, 2021 1:50 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 Anonymous||reply 341||September 2, 2021 1:51 PM|
Like no one could tell with all those wigs, high heeled boots and face powder!
|by Anonymous||reply 342||September 2, 2021 1:54 PM|
My grandmother was a graduate of Somerville High c. 1920.
|by Anonymous||reply 343||September 2, 2021 1:57 PM|
I'm the maple trees moving north because of climate change.
|by Anonymous||reply 344||September 2, 2021 2:08 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 Anonymous||reply 345||September 2, 2021 2:10 PM|
I'm I-95 between Worcester and Boston, the graveyard of empires.
|by Anonymous||reply 346||September 2, 2021 2:11 PM|
I'm Roxbury. I'm not notorious for nothing.
|by Anonymous||reply 347||September 2, 2021 2:12 PM|
By this many posts, have I been mentioned?
|by Anonymous||reply 348||September 2, 2021 2:18 PM|
You mean I-90, 346?
Either way, not sure I get your reference.
|by Anonymous||reply 349||September 2, 2021 2:20 PM|
I'm one of the last road-side hot dog joints in CT. We once numbered in the hundreds.
|by Anonymous||reply 350||September 2, 2021 2:25 PM|
I’m Polar soda. I’m mostly only found here
|by Anonymous||reply 351||September 2, 2021 2:48 PM|
I'm a 'gansett...
|by Anonymous||reply 352||September 2, 2021 2:52 PM|
I'm Super Duper Weenie and Rawley's in Fairfield, and I'm here to reassure R350.
|by Anonymous||reply 353||September 2, 2021 3:08 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?
|by Anonymous||reply 354||September 2, 2021 3:11 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 Anonymous||reply 355||September 2, 2021 3:30 PM|
And now you're full of Chinese students r355
|by Anonymous||reply 356||September 2, 2021 3:31 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 Anonymous||reply 357||September 2, 2021 3:36 PM|
I'm the Iroquois longhouse or Algonquin roundhouse diorama that you were forced to paste together in 3rd/4th/5th grade.
|by Anonymous||reply 358||September 2, 2021 3:38 PM|
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 Anonymous||reply 359||September 2, 2021 3:48 PM|
R354, did you miss R162?
|by Anonymous||reply 360||September 2, 2021 3:58 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.
|by Anonymous||reply 361||September 2, 2021 4:22 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 Anonymous||reply 362||September 2, 2021 4:28 PM|
I'm the blizzard of '78 wondering what happened in '72.
|by Anonymous||reply 363||September 2, 2021 4:56 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 Anonymous||reply 364||September 2, 2021 5:14 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 365||September 2, 2021 5:26 PM|
I'm Marjorie Maine
|by Anonymous||reply 366||September 2, 2021 5:27 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 Anonymous||reply 367||September 2, 2021 5:30 PM|
I’m Whalem Park
|by Anonymous||reply 368||September 2, 2021 5:30 PM|
I'm PT Barnum's lost Iranistan. I was super fabulous!
|by Anonymous||reply 369||September 2, 2021 5:59 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 Anonymous||reply 370||September 2, 2021 6:20 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 Anonymous||reply 371||September 2, 2021 6:23 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 Anonymous||reply 372||September 2, 2021 6:29 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 Anonymous||reply 373||September 2, 2021 7:04 PM|
Right you are, R363! The blizzard of '78 was incredible. Nothing of note happened in '72 weather-wise on the South Shore.
|by Anonymous||reply 374||September 2, 2021 7:06 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 Anonymous||reply 375||September 2, 2021 7:46 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 Anonymous||reply 376||September 2, 2021 7:58 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 Anonymous||reply 377||September 2, 2021 8:43 PM|
Hispanics too. Over time, R377.
|by Anonymous||reply 378||September 2, 2021 9:48 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 Anonymous||reply 379||September 2, 2021 10:28 PM|
I'm Matt. I'm Ben. I'm Robert Lowell.
|by Anonymous||reply 380||September 2, 2021 10:55 PM|
I’m DL fave Reta Shaw, a Mainah who never lost her accent.
|by Anonymous||reply 381||September 2, 2021 11:00 PM|
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 Anonymous||reply 382||September 2, 2021 11:42 PM|
Nobody's trying, r382. Those stuffy old enclaves are irrelevant to modern people.
|by Anonymous||reply 383||September 2, 2021 11:55 PM|
I know who she is, because I'm really old, but that was quite an obscure figure, R381.
|by Anonymous||reply 384||September 3, 2021 12:04 AM|
New England isn't modern.
|by Anonymous||reply 385||September 3, 2021 12:04 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 Anonymous||reply 386||September 3, 2021 12:15 AM|
Most are old money with no money.
|by Anonymous||reply 387||September 3, 2021 12:39 AM|
I am Route 3 where alien abductions are possible.
|by Anonymous||reply 388||September 3, 2021 12:42 AM|
I am Dixville Notch where the first Presidential votes are cast every presidential election
|by Anonymous||reply 389||September 3, 2021 12:48 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 Anonymous||reply 390||September 3, 2021 12:50 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 Anonymous||reply 391||September 3, 2021 1:00 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 Anonymous||reply 392||September 3, 2021 1:06 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 Anonymous||reply 393||September 3, 2021 1:14 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 Anonymous||reply 394||September 3, 2021 1:21 AM|
I’m the dreaded “boiled dinner” composed of last week’s table scraps.
|by Anonymous||reply 395||September 3, 2021 1:32 AM|
I am a fluffernutter sandwich. I am worthy of the gods.
|by Anonymous||reply 396||September 3, 2021 2:59 AM|
only with bananas r396
|by Anonymous||reply 397||September 3, 2021 3:03 AM|
I'm this woman's accent...
|by Anonymous||reply 398||September 3, 2021 3:15 AM|
[quote] I'm a rotary. Bear right to exit.
I'm a rotary. Abandon hope all ye who enter here.
|by Anonymous||reply 399||September 3, 2021 4:27 AM|
I’m Thalassa Cruso, I was a New England PBS institution.
|by Anonymous||reply 400||September 3, 2021 4:30 AM|
R388 you bitch, why’d you change all your exit numbers!!
|by Anonymous||reply 401||September 3, 2021 4:31 AM|
[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 Anonymous||reply 402||September 3, 2021 4:34 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 Anonymous||reply 403||September 3, 2021 4:39 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 Anonymous||reply 404||September 3, 2021 4:41 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 Anonymous||reply 405||September 3, 2021 4:52 AM|
R404, loved that post the first time, one of my favorites on DL.
|by Anonymous||reply 406||September 3, 2021 5:05 AM|
We do not execute a U-turn here...we 'bang a Uee'.
No, that does not mean fucking a college student.
|by Anonymous||reply 407||September 3, 2021 5:14 AM|
We're the Connecticut residents who drive up to New Hampshire to buy cigarettes at half the price.
|by Anonymous||reply 408||September 3, 2021 5:19 AM|
[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.
|by Anonymous||reply 409||September 3, 2021 5:57 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 Anonymous||reply 410||September 3, 2021 6:05 AM|
I am the Christmas Village at Jordan Marsh.
|by Anonymous||reply 411||September 3, 2021 6:17 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 Anonymous||reply 412||September 3, 2021 6:31 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 Anonymous||reply 413||September 3, 2021 9:13 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 Anonymous||reply 414||September 3, 2021 9:21 AM|
I'm Sylvia Plath, born and raised in Massachusetts.
|by Anonymous||reply 415||September 3, 2021 9:51 AM|
I am Make Way for Ducklings!
|by Anonymous||reply 416||September 3, 2021 9:56 AM|
I'm New England Knotty Pine panelling.
|by Anonymous||reply 417||September 3, 2021 10:40 AM|
I’m whoever’s in New England, and I’m still blowing Reba’s husband on the dl.
|by Anonymous||reply 418||September 3, 2021 12:14 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 Anonymous||reply 419||September 3, 2021 12:36 PM|
R413…. No one from New England says “ma and pa” or “county job”
|by Anonymous||reply 420||September 3, 2021 12:55 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 Anonymous||reply 421||September 3, 2021 1:05 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 Anonymous||reply 422||September 3, 2021 1:28 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 Anonymous||reply 423||September 3, 2021 1:48 PM|
I’m the blinking green traffic light in Salem MA at that wide intersection of at least six streets. What the hell?
|by Anonymous||reply 424||September 3, 2021 2:03 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 Anonymous||reply 425||September 3, 2021 2:05 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 Anonymous||reply 426||September 3, 2021 2:10 PM|
I’m the red dot Indians who own every pakkie in MA.
|by Anonymous||reply 427||September 3, 2021 2:29 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 Anonymous||reply 428||September 3, 2021 2:30 PM|
I’m Natick MA, if you visit you’ll get a preview of Brazil.
|by Anonymous||reply 429||September 3, 2021 2:32 PM|
I’m Sue Collins, perpetually CONCERNED but never worried about being voted out ever.
|by Anonymous||reply 430||September 3, 2021 2:40 PM|
And ElderlLez, let's not forget the occasional Protestant *Italians* (via Switzerland), like the Sillimans of Connecticut (originally Sillimandi).
|by Anonymous||reply 431||September 3, 2021 3:07 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 Anonymous||reply 432||September 3, 2021 3:31 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 Anonymous||reply 433||September 3, 2021 3:38 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 Anonymous||reply 434||September 3, 2021 4:20 PM|
I’m Jordan Marsh blueberry muffins and everyone of a certain age remembers how good I taste.
|by Anonymous||reply 435||September 3, 2021 4:21 PM|
Woostah is a DUMP.
|by Anonymous||reply 436||September 3, 2021 4:28 PM|
[quote] I'm Boston College and yes I like to pretend I'm an Ivy League
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 Anonymous||reply 437||September 3, 2021 4:34 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 Anonymous||reply 438||September 3, 2021 4:42 PM|
R343, do you have an opinion regarding Markeys vs. Browns?
|by Anonymous||reply 439||September 3, 2021 4:43 PM|
We're from Connecticut. We don't have a New England accent.
|by Anonymous||reply 440||September 3, 2021 4:45 PM|
I’m a frappe! (pronounced Frah-p)
|by Anonymous||reply 441||September 3, 2021 4:47 PM|
I'm the letter R
Why doesn't anyone up here like me?
|by Anonymous||reply 442||September 3, 2021 4:48 PM|
I'm an extremely photogenic lighthouse. Yes, this sunset is rather flattering, isn't it?
|by Anonymous||reply 443||September 3, 2021 4:48 PM|
Bullshit, R441, you're a cabinet!
|by Anonymous||reply 444||September 3, 2021 4:49 PM|
I’m Billerica. I once heard a news announcer in Philadelphia pronounce it as “bill-lur-i-cay”
|by Anonymous||reply 445||September 3, 2021 4:52 PM|
[quote] We're from Connecticut. We don't have any of the New England accents.
Fixed it for you.
|by Anonymous||reply 446||September 3, 2021 4:53 PM|
I'm r446. My Asperger's annoys the fuck out of everyone and they all wish I were dead.
|by Anonymous||reply 447||September 3, 2021 4:55 PM|
[quote]I'm delicious pizza in scuzzy working class towns.
Oh honey, no.
|by Anonymous||reply 448||September 3, 2021 4:57 PM|
I'm the provincial, unwelcoming, unfriendly block head locals.
|by Anonymous||reply 449||September 3, 2021 4:58 PM|
I'm I-95 in Connecticut. You really think you're going somewhere? Hahahaha! Sit in traffic and WAIT, motherfucker!
|by Anonymous||reply 450||September 3, 2021 5:00 PM|
I'm R447, a thinned skinned twat who can't take a joke. Are all people from Connecticut like you?
|by Anonymous||reply 451||September 3, 2021 5:00 PM|
I'm the word "wicked". I am stale and dated.
|by Anonymous||reply 452||September 3, 2021 5:01 PM|
I'm r451 looking for more things to obsess over.
|by Anonymous||reply 453||September 3, 2021 5:01 PM|
I'm Richard Crafts. I invented a surprising and unusual new way to use a woodchipper.
|by Anonymous||reply 454||September 3, 2021 5:03 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.
|by Anonymous||reply 455||September 3, 2021 5:04 PM|
I'm Arnie Ginsburg.
|by Anonymous||reply 456||September 3, 2021 5:08 PM|
I'm R453, the pot calling the kettle black.
|by Anonymous||reply 457||September 3, 2021 5:09 PM|
I'm I-91, full of Massholes switching lanes every two seconds without using their signal lights while driving 90mph.
|by Anonymous||reply 458||September 3, 2021 5:10 PM|
I'm r457 and I need to take my medication.
|by Anonymous||reply 459||September 3, 2021 5:10 PM|
Enjoy your drive through Connecticut!
|by Anonymous||reply 460||September 3, 2021 5:12 PM|
I'm Christmas in Connecticut.
|by Anonymous||reply 461||September 3, 2021 5:15 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 Anonymous||reply 462||September 3, 2021 5:20 PM|
I'm the stop sign that's merely a suggestion.
|by Anonymous||reply 463||September 3, 2021 5:22 PM|
R434 which one of those esteemed institutions is the "Woostah College" we hear of.
|by Anonymous||reply 464||September 3, 2021 5:25 PM|
I'm the Connecticut state flower
|by Anonymous||reply 465||September 3, 2021 5:26 PM|
I'm a thread about New England with two Eldergays hissing at each other and annoying the fuck out of everyone else.
|by Anonymous||reply 466||September 3, 2021 5:28 PM|
No you aren’t, R466. WE ARE.
|by Anonymous||reply 467||September 3, 2021 5:33 PM|
I’m the fiberglass cows, now faded purple, outside what used to be the Hilltop Steakhouse in Revere.
|by Anonymous||reply 468||September 3, 2021 5:37 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 469||September 3, 2021 5:48 PM|
You can't get there from here.
|by Anonymous||reply 470||September 3, 2021 5:49 PM|
I’m The Big Dig.
|by Anonymous||reply 471||September 3, 2021 5:51 PM|
I'm set in Stockbridge, MA.
|by Anonymous||reply 472||September 3, 2021 5:55 PM|
I am Barnabas Collins. I don’t use electricity.
|by Anonymous||reply 473||September 3, 2021 6:04 PM|
Stockbridge, you say?
|by Anonymous||reply 474||September 3, 2021 6:06 PM|
I am a tight lipped Yankee.....yep.
|by Anonymous||reply 475||September 3, 2021 6:08 PM|
I'm a road...not taken.
|by Anonymous||reply 476||September 3, 2021 6:09 PM|
I'm the permanent cloud of cannabis smoke that has settled over the entirety of Massachusetts. Everybody is high as fuck.
|by Anonymous||reply 477||September 3, 2021 6:16 PM|
Good fences make good neighbors.
|by Anonymous||reply 478||September 3, 2021 6:16 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 Anonymous||reply 479||September 3, 2021 6:41 PM|
I'm Ben Affleck, the drunkest motherfucker to come out of Boston since Ted Kennedy.
|by Anonymous||reply 480||September 3, 2021 6:49 PM|
I'm the Green Mountains...very beautiful, especially in autumn.
|by Anonymous||reply 481||September 3, 2021 7:02 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 Anonymous||reply 482||September 3, 2021 7:21 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 483||September 3, 2021 7:21 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 Anonymous||reply 484||September 3, 2021 8:40 PM|
I'm R484's friends, the towns in -wich. I include both Greenwich, CT and Norwich, CT.
|by Anonymous||reply 485||September 3, 2021 8:42 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 486||September 3, 2021 9:03 PM|
I’m the street signs in Massachusetts that tell you only the name of the street you’re driving on.
|by Anonymous||reply 487||September 3, 2021 9:38 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!
|by Anonymous||reply 488||September 3, 2021 9:46 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 Anonymous||reply 489||September 3, 2021 9:47 PM|
I’m the shortage of left turn arrows. Why make anything about driving easier?
|by Anonymous||reply 490||September 3, 2021 9:53 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 Anonymous||reply 491||September 3, 2021 11:47 PM|
I'm Bangor Airport - 60% of Americans will never see any part of New England except me.
|by Anonymous||reply 492||September 3, 2021 11:58 PM|
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 Anonymous||reply 493||September 4, 2021 12:04 AM|
I was briefly in Bangor a few years ago and ate very well at a restaurant there.
|by Anonymous||reply 494||September 4, 2021 12:11 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 Anonymous||reply 495||September 4, 2021 12:15 AM|
[quote] They're still deciding who gets into Groton, Andover, Harvard, Yale, etc.
Ah, Datalounge. Where the year 1965 never ended.
|by Anonymous||reply 496||September 4, 2021 12:17 AM|
I’m the quaintness
|by Anonymous||reply 497||September 4, 2021 12:49 AM|
I'm the B and B's, a friend of the quaintness.
|by Anonymous||reply 498||September 4, 2021 1:52 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 Anonymous||reply 499||September 4, 2021 2:10 AM|
r499 you've summed up DL's elder brigade nicely. Let them live in the past with their delusions.
|by Anonymous||reply 500||September 4, 2021 2:20 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 Anonymous||reply 501||September 4, 2021 2:38 AM|
I’m four headstrong daughters calling their mother “Marmee.”
|by Anonymous||reply 502||September 4, 2021 2:54 AM|
R435 that’s still my go-to muffin recipe, they’re fantastic!
|by Anonymous||reply 503||September 4, 2021 3:34 AM|
I’m Storrow Drive in Boston, I’m like driving in the Indy 500.
|by Anonymous||reply 504||September 4, 2021 3:41 AM|
R499 Didn’t I see that in The Purple Rose of Cairo?
|by Anonymous||reply 505||September 4, 2021 5:07 AM|
R504 I’m the Jamaicaway. I’m like driving on Suicide Alley.
|by Anonymous||reply 506||September 4, 2021 5:13 AM|
I’m the weekend with Barry
|by Anonymous||reply 507||September 4, 2021 6:07 AM|
I’m the game of padiddle played in the cah
|by Anonymous||reply 508||September 4, 2021 6:31 AM|
I am the BIG DIG.
|by Anonymous||reply 509||September 4, 2021 10:58 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 Anonymous||reply 510||September 4, 2021 11:05 AM|
I’m the 7 car lane intersection in Woostah. You just pump the gas, close your eyes and hope for the best.
|by Anonymous||reply 511||September 4, 2021 2:50 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 Anonymous||reply 512||September 4, 2021 7:57 PM|
r512 the WASP dominance in prestigious educational institutions is long over.
|by Anonymous||reply 513||September 4, 2021 8:02 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 Anonymous||reply 514||September 4, 2021 8:03 PM|
R513 "It's a pretty egalitarian society these days." Yes, that explains unparalleled income inequality.
|by Anonymous||reply 515||September 4, 2021 8:05 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 Anonymous||reply 516||September 4, 2021 8:14 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 Anonymous||reply 517||September 4, 2021 8:16 PM|
r217 you're the one not understanding things. But keep moving the goalposts.
|by Anonymous||reply 518||September 4, 2021 8:18 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 Anonymous||reply 519||September 4, 2021 8:19 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 Anonymous||reply 520||September 4, 2021 8:27 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.
I WILL NOT GIVE UP MY FANTASIES!!!
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
I WILL KICK MOTHER IN THE CUNT BONE AND ATTEND GLAMOROUS COCKTAIL PARTIES WHERE EVERYONE IS DRESSED IN BLACK TIE AND THERE IS NARY A HEBREW OR PAPIST IN SIGHT!!!
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|by Anonymous||reply 521||September 4, 2021 8:38 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 Anonymous||reply 522||September 4, 2021 8:38 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 523||September 4, 2021 8:42 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 Anonymous||reply 524||September 4, 2021 8:45 PM|
r524 those are your own quotes. Go back to watching TCM and STFU.
BTW I went to Avon Old Farms and Columbia ;)
|by Anonymous||reply 525||September 4, 2021 8:50 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 Anonymous||reply 526||September 4, 2021 8:51 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 Anonymous||reply 527||September 4, 2021 8:55 PM|
*This post is called*
|by Anonymous||reply 528||September 4, 2021 8:56 PM|
Double sigh, and thanks, ByJupiter R526
|by Anonymous||reply 529||September 4, 2021 8:58 PM|
The term "Canuck" was definitely a slur among my older family members.
|by Anonymous||reply 530||September 4, 2021 9:02 PM|
It’s not fucking WOOSTAH, ever. It’s WHISTAH.
|by Anonymous||reply 531||September 4, 2021 9:14 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 Anonymous||reply 532||September 4, 2021 9:15 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 Anonymous||reply 533||September 4, 2021 9:24 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 Anonymous||reply 534||September 4, 2021 9:25 PM|
I'm the Boston marriage.
|by Anonymous||reply 535||September 4, 2021 9:36 PM|
I’m the windy narrow roads that used to be horse paths.
|by Anonymous||reply 536||September 4, 2021 9:45 PM|
I'm tiny doors. Once used by the tiny people that inhabited this country.
|by Anonymous||reply 537||September 5, 2021 12:55 AM|
I'm the chenille coverlets on the twin beds. And I'm the sloping pine floors.
|by Anonymous||reply 538||September 5, 2021 1:36 AM|
I’m former Providence mayor Buddy Cianci.
|by Anonymous||reply 539||September 5, 2021 1:39 AM|
I'm former Connecticut governor John Rowland, who went to prison not ONCE but TWICE.
|by Anonymous||reply 540||September 5, 2021 1:45 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 Anonymous||reply 541||September 5, 2021 7:44 AM|
I'm Buddy Cianci's white horse.
|by Anonymous||reply 542||September 5, 2021 8:04 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 Anonymous||reply 543||September 5, 2021 9:22 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 Anonymous||reply 544||September 5, 2021 10:42 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 Anonymous||reply 545||September 5, 2021 12:35 PM|
^^^ Dang it, FUDGIE the Whale.
|by Anonymous||reply 546||September 5, 2021 12:38 PM|
Speaking of blue laws, I'm the plastic sheeting over the unlit booze display at the supermarket on Sunday.
|by Anonymous||reply 547||September 5, 2021 12:43 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 Anonymous||reply 548||September 5, 2021 12:52 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 Anonymous||reply 549||September 5, 2021 1:09 PM|
I am Boston mayor James Curley who was elected while in prison.
|by Anonymous||reply 550||September 5, 2021 1:11 PM|
I am the North End, where parking is non-existent and the best Italian pastries outside of Italy are found.
|by Anonymous||reply 551||September 5, 2021 1:15 PM|
I’m Biogen. We were the first superspreader event in the US!
|by Anonymous||reply 552||September 5, 2021 1:39 PM|
I'm 3 great whites spotted off shore at Truro eating a whale carcass.
|by Anonymous||reply 553||September 5, 2021 1:43 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 Anonymous||reply 554||September 5, 2021 1:47 PM|
I’m the Walmart greeter who never greets anyone. I don’t know why they keep me on?
|by Anonymous||reply 555||September 5, 2021 1:50 PM|
I am Louis Boston, Bonwit Teller and SS Pierce. Sadly missed.
|by Anonymous||reply 556||September 5, 2021 1:56 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 Anonymous||reply 557||September 5, 2021 2:01 PM|
R545 - we had Carvel elsewhere, too, definitely not a New England thing, like Hood dairy products.
|by Anonymous||reply 558||September 5, 2021 2:32 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 Anonymous||reply 559||September 5, 2021 4:27 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 Anonymous||reply 560||September 5, 2021 4:30 PM|
I’m the Sunday drive across the New Hampshire border. Guess where I’m going?
|by Anonymous||reply 561||September 5, 2021 4:50 PM|
I am my extreme Californian 18 year old First Year indignation and outrage at Blue Laws.
|by Anonymous||reply 562||September 5, 2021 4:50 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 Anonymous||reply 563||September 5, 2021 5:38 PM|
In Maine you can buy booze in Rite Aid
|by Anonymous||reply 564||September 5, 2021 6:16 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 Anonymous||reply 565||September 5, 2021 6:21 PM|
I’m the pair of (possibly plastic) Adirondack chairs in the front yard that nobody ever sits in.
|by Anonymous||reply 566||September 5, 2021 7:14 PM|
I’m a Vineyard Vines sweatshirt over a button down shirt.
|by Anonymous||reply 567||September 5, 2021 7:22 PM|
I’m your college roommate wearing only tighty-whities and an LL Bean Norwegian crewneck sweater.
|by Anonymous||reply 568||September 5, 2021 7:26 PM|
I’m the bubbler.
|by Anonymous||reply 569||September 6, 2021 2:56 AM|
I’m the shiteous local New England pizza chain Papa Gino’s.
|by Anonymous||reply 570||September 6, 2021 3:01 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 Anonymous||reply 571||September 6, 2021 3:21 AM|
I'm Larsen's Fish Market.
|by Anonymous||reply 572||September 6, 2021 5:19 AM|
I'm TITICUT FOLLIES, aka THE DATALOUNGE STORY.
|by Anonymous||reply 573||September 6, 2021 8:15 AM|
I'm the "bag" you always carry with you.
|by Anonymous||reply 574||September 6, 2021 2:25 PM|
I’m Johnny Tremain!
|by Anonymous||reply 575||September 6, 2021 2:50 PM|
I am Maine and if you were not born here even if you came a day later you are "from away"
|by Anonymous||reply 576||September 6, 2021 2:52 PM|
I’m the new dollar general down the road. It’s official, my town is headed down the shitter.
|by Anonymous||reply 577||September 6, 2021 3:03 PM|
I’m Cumberland Farms. The Wawa of New England.
|by Anonymous||reply 578||September 6, 2021 3:04 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 Anonymous||reply 579||September 6, 2021 3:08 PM|
I'm more hikers gone missing on the Appalachian trail
|by Anonymous||reply 580||September 6, 2021 3:33 PM|
I"m North Conway NH trying and failing to appear classier than Gatlinburg
|by Anonymous||reply 581||September 6, 2021 3:34 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 Anonymous||reply 582||September 6, 2021 3:35 PM|
I'm the oh so serious students at College of the Atlantic. We're going to save the planet!
|by Anonymous||reply 583||September 6, 2021 3:37 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 Anonymous||reply 584||September 6, 2021 7:23 PM|
I'm the Block Island ferry from Point Judith.
|by Anonymous||reply 585||September 6, 2021 7:26 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 586||September 6, 2021 7:31 PM|
I’m the Brahmin
|by Anonymous||reply 587||September 6, 2021 7:51 PM|
My grandmother was a visitor in the early 60s, R584.
|by Anonymous||reply 588||September 6, 2021 7:59 PM|
I'm the Ninety-Nine restaurant chain. Kids eat free the day after a Red Sox win!
|by Anonymous||reply 589||September 6, 2021 8:41 PM|
I'm the mighty Housatonic. I drain almost 2000 succulent square miles of southwestern New England!
|by Anonymous||reply 590||September 6, 2021 9:41 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 Anonymous||reply 591||September 6, 2021 10:15 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 592||September 6, 2021 10:16 PM|
This place was better before Al Bruno got shot.
|by Anonymous||reply 593||September 6, 2021 10:21 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 Anonymous||reply 594||September 6, 2021 11:00 PM|
I’m whoever’s in New England
|by Anonymous||reply 595||September 6, 2021 11:03 PM|
I'm Spalding Gray, a troubadour from Barrington, Rhode Island.
|by Anonymous||reply 596||September 7, 2021 12:07 AM|
I’m former Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick, who got a round of applause when he declared that "Massachusetts invented America."
|by Anonymous||reply 597||September 7, 2021 4:30 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 Anonymous||reply 598||September 7, 2021 2:28 PM|
Shame, I really like using both doors.
|by Anonymous||reply 599||September 7, 2021 2:51 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 Anonymous||reply 600||September 7, 2021 6:11 PM|