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Bruschi 3:16
05-18-2005, 10:22 AM
I'm talking about a place that was so miserable, you wouldn't go back there if your life depended on it (well, maybe not that bad, but you get the point).

Mine:

1.) Ponca City, Oklahoma - People actually live there?
2.) Odessa, TX - Saddest and most destitute place I've ever been to in my life.
3.) Columbia, SC - The White Trash capital of America.

KenJr30
05-18-2005, 10:23 AM
Casey, Illinois- Redneck capital of the United States.

patsfan31
05-18-2005, 10:24 AM
Jail- Worst 5 hours of my life- 18 yrs old and me and my buddy were drinking a beer (1st one of the night I might add) in a parking lot of a 18 and older night club. A place I vouche to never, ever go back too :jester:

PA_PATS_FAN54*
05-18-2005, 10:28 AM
Central Falls RI ....... at least back in the mid 80's 2 dealers per block and 5 crack whores per dealer.
( friend of mine broke down and I was the only one willing to go help him)

New Jersey ....... mostly between Rt 80 and Rt 95 ...... the only good thing about NJ is the price of gas in some area's is still under$2.00 :thumb: (northern NJ bordering PA/NY) also known as the Tri-corners)

MadStork
05-18-2005, 10:39 AM
Hmm ... being an ex-Air Force guy ...

San Antonio, Tx - a$$hole of the country

Adana, Turkey - Ever want to live in the Stone Age? The people there still wear 7-day shltbags for pants. Smells awful.

Anywhere in India - would someone please flush that toilet? The whole country is so filthy & stink saturated that it surpasses 'disgusting' by a few billion light years.

Most of Mexico - see above, though not quite as bad.

Alcoholic9*
05-18-2005, 10:46 AM
Without a doubt Kansas!

If I ever need to go back that way I will literally drive around the state. I can see why they have a big meth problem there. If I lived there I'd meth myself to death too.

Hawg73
05-18-2005, 11:03 AM
LaGuira, Venezuela.

It is literally a gas station for cruise ships and they have armed guards at the entrance to the dock. We walked passed the guards to take a look around and saw nothing but whores, drunks and people staring at us like we were insane.

People throw thier trash out their windows and periodically it catches fire and burns their shacks down. Rinse, cycle, repeat.

Walking back to the ship was the first time I realized how lucky I was to be an American.

pookie
05-18-2005, 11:17 AM
The public restroom within the bar at the huge public flea market in downtown Cancun, Mexico. The worst.

KenJr30
05-18-2005, 11:20 AM
Originally posted by pookie
The public restroom within the bar at the huge public flea market in downtown Cancun, Mexico. The worst.

Pookie, you sure you were not just drunk and pissed in a mule's cage?

thomas144
05-18-2005, 11:21 AM
Always with the subjective questions... the worst place? worst in what sense?

1. My parents and my 3 sisters and I tried to camp overnight in Needles, California, which is very often the hottest location the United States.

2. Of places I have deliberately gone on vacation, I thought Madrid was awful. I was going to say "Spain" but I did like Barcelona.

3. Of major american cities I have visited, Atlanta comes to mind.

thomas144
05-18-2005, 11:21 AM
Originally posted by pookie
The public restroom within the bar at the huge public flea market in downtown Cancun, Mexico. The worst.

was it worse than the men's room at north station in the sixties?

O_P_T
05-18-2005, 11:23 AM
Moscow, Russia

pookie
05-18-2005, 11:24 AM
Originally posted by thomas144
was it worse than the men's room at north station in the sixties?

I suppose I would have to have been alive to answer that question. However, the hired help was huffing paint in there every 5 minutes, which apparently caused uncontrollable bouts of explosive diarrhea.

Annihilus
05-18-2005, 11:37 AM
Originally posted by thomas144
Always with the subjective questions... the worst place? worst in what sense?

1. My parents and my 3 sisters and I tried to camp overnight in Needles, California, which is very often the hottest location the United States.


Hey, it can't be all bad there - it's where Snoopy's brother Spike lives!

Plus it's a cool name for a place too.

Ballbustah
05-18-2005, 11:39 AM
Redstone Alabama

spiderman
05-18-2005, 12:52 PM
Yankee Stadium

KenJr30
05-18-2005, 12:54 PM
Originally posted by spiderman
Yankee Stadium

ROFL

sonsofkraftybob
05-18-2005, 02:38 PM
Originally posted by pookie
The public restroom within the bar at the huge public flea market in downtown Cancun, Mexico. The worst.

I agree. Cancun in general sucked. When I was there there was sea lice in the water so you couldn't go in the ocean or you got a rash in your bathing suit.

The police were as corrupt as they come. They would pull our cab over and WE would have to pay the ticket.

The security at our hotel caught me and my buddies and some chicks we met smoking a joint on the grounds of the hotel and detained us until we paid 200 US dollars. if we didn't they were gonna call the real cops and we would be either brought to jail or a mexican doctor.....neither was very appealling.

Plus if we wanted to bring chicks back to our room they would try to charge us extra $$$$$....WTF?

The beggars were the worst.

I'm glad I puked all over every shiny bathroom in Cancun...then I would toss the doorman of the bathroom a nickle and tell him.."Hey it's American $"
The whole trip sucked

pookie
05-18-2005, 02:49 PM
Originally posted by sonsofkraftybob
I agree. Cancun in general sucked. When I was there there was sea lice in the water so you couldn't go in the ocean or you got a rash in your bathing suit.

The police were as corrupt as they come. They would pull our cab over and WE would have to pay the ticket.

The security at our hotel caught me and my buddies and some chicks we met smoking a joint on the grounds of the hotel and detained us until we paid 200 US dollars. if we didn't they were gonna call the real cops and we would be either brought to jail or a mexican doctor.....neither was very appealling.

Plus if we wanted to bring chicks back to our room they would try to charge us extra $$$$$....WTF?

The beggars were the worst.

I'm glad I puked all over every shiny bathroom in Cancun...then I would toss the doorman of the bathroom a nickle and tell him.."Hey it's American $"
The whole trip sucked

Our hotel and the whole all-inclusive deal we bought was just awesome. The food, the beach and the booze were outstanding. You just can't beat swimming up to a bar at 9:30am and ordering a bloody mary. But once you leave the comfort of the all inclusive resorts, then it's third world country all the way. Our cab driver wanted to sell us some weed and the vendors openly tried to sell us cocaine at the flea market. Not to mention that at Sr Frogs, alcohol was readily served to kids that were probably 11 or 12 years old.

B A Rabbit
05-18-2005, 03:18 PM
Originally posted by thomas144
1. My parents and my 3 sisters and I tried to camp overnight in Needles, California, which is very often the hottest location the United States.

Down Interstate 40 east a few miles is Quatzsite AZ. Picture a town where a nuclear explosion took place and people were trying to cope with the following Apocalypse.

http://twoyellowlabs.homestead.com/files/qzte.JPG

http://www.ci.quartzsite.az.us/Ball_Field_1.JPG http://www.ci.quartzsite.az.us/COMMUNITY/Park_Playground.JPG
http://www.m2stone.com/19edc100.jpg
http://www.qzchamber.com/All_files/rp1.jpg http://www.twopennytravels.com/qrig2.jpg

I don't know, I guess it's not a bad place if your looking to buy rocks.

Mark_Henderson
05-18-2005, 06:15 PM
Originally posted by Alcoholic9
Without a doubt Kansas!

If I ever need to go back that way I will literally drive around the state. I can see why they have a big meth problem there. If I lived there I'd meth myself to death too.

The drive on I-70 between Salina and Denver is a 7 hour test in sensory deprivation. Tabletop flat, no trees, and for a long stretch, if you hit the Seek button on your car radio, it just cycles around and around. I think Bob Dole was traumatized by it and just refers to himself in the third person to remind himself that he exists.

dchester
05-18-2005, 06:18 PM
Originally posted by O_P_T
Moscow, Russia I gotta agree with you on that one. I was there in the early 80s and that visit was what changed me from a liberal to a conservative. It was awful. I never saw so many absolutely miserable people in my life.
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Tiger_69
05-18-2005, 06:46 PM
Reception center before basic training in Ft. Jackson SC, December 16, 1980.

Yes, day one at the reception center was worse than the training itself. You see, I was a 17 yr old rebel without a clue so I figured I'd join the army and hope for some direction. After flying around the country and laying over for endless hours I finally ended up there at 2 or 3 in the morning, dead tired. At approximately 5:30 am I opened my eyes only to see this ogre with a mean looking hat yelling in my face telling me to get up (soldier), all the while I was lying on the floor and my mattress was on top of me.

I immediately began to second guess my decison but I was the property of Uncle Sam and that was that.

IndyPatriotfan
05-18-2005, 06:48 PM
New York

Patti37
05-18-2005, 06:50 PM
Gary, Indiana

I was on a business trip to Chicago and decided I just needed to see Gary. There is no explanation for that insanity.

Mayday Malone
05-18-2005, 07:50 PM
Memphis, Tennessee. Driving a horse trailer through that town for a week was gut wrenching, I saw more accidents in a week than I did for a year. And I wasn't impressed with Graceland either.

PatsFanDan
05-18-2005, 08:04 PM
Penn Hills Resort in the Poconos.

I took my wife there back in 2000. It was the weekend I proposed. The resort was dirty. I paid an arm and a leg which I wouldn't have minded if it had been a quality resort.

But the whole idea was a romantic getaway and we were both disappointed with the resort and the area we stayed. The Poconos itself was all right I guess but I wouldn't go there again.

The only good thing that came out of that trip was my wife obviously said yes. Of course she had to, it would have been a long walk back to NH. :D

kirjtc2
05-18-2005, 10:55 PM
Originally posted by Mark_Henderson
The drive on I-70 between Salina and Denver is a 7 hour test in sensory deprivation. Tabletop flat, no trees, and for a long stretch, if you hit the Seek button on your car radio, it just cycles around and around. I think Bob Dole was traumatized by it and just refers to himself in the third person to remind himself that he exists.

Sounds like the summer of 2001. Had a couple weeks off and decided to go on a roadtrip around the great lakes. Going through Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota was OK. Detoured through North Dakota (apparently because I'm insane), wound up in Winnipeg (not that bad a city).

Then I made my way east. Winnipeg to Ottawa is the most boring length of highway you will ever go on. It took me 2 1/2 days, and there are, as I recall, 4 cities of any size whatsoever. You can go for over 100 miles with seeing maybe 5 houses. Every so often you'll get to see some of the lake.

The radio cycled over and over like that more often than not. When I did come across something, it was either CBC or some station that was so hokey they (honest truth) had announcements people could submit for people if they had no other way of reaching them - stuff like "Joyce had a heart attack - please come to Toronto with me."

Leaving Thunder Bay (one of the few places with more than a gas station and a motel), I passed a sign: "SAULT STE. MARIE 675 km." That was the next city. There wasn't so much as a McDonald's between the two.

JPK

bideau
05-19-2005, 06:01 AM
I'm not very well traveled, but in my limited experiences, Syracuse is a grimier version of Worcester.

The winters are long and miserable. The hills are almost non-passable from November to April. Panhandlers, drug dealers and thieves are a doorstep away. My son had two car stereos stolen while there. Was approached countless times by beggars. Unemployment is staggering. He worked for the University Literacy Corp teaching 1st and 2nd graders how to read/write in the inner city school system. The poverty and lack of basic medical care really opened his eyes. Kids would show up not having eaten. Some would wear the sames clothes for several days.

NCPATRIOT
05-19-2005, 07:23 AM
Biloxi, MS.. I went there while my brother was doing his AIT training-I believe it was. And we were soooo miserable. It get hot and humid here but dang if it wasn't 10 times as bad there. We got bit by some kind of horrible bug because we camped on some horrible campground. (We have a camper). Only good thing aboutthat besides seeing my brother was the guy I meant there at the time LOL and the times we got to go swimming, that was very refreshing!! I hope I NEVER have to go back there again!

mikiemo83
05-19-2005, 07:39 AM
pittsburg, pa

went for the 7-6 pats loss when Vrabel sacked Bledsoe. Luckily we stayed in the same Hotel as the Pats and I scored team tickets for cost at the bar. We ended up sitting with the teams wifes and parents but security was horrible. No one could walk around in pats gear, which I was in, with out getting attacked. Women were hitting on me and I don't mean in a sexual way. You can't really get macho to a bunch of mad dames from the area, so I explained they were exciting me in ways I had never been before to get them to stop. The men were worse but an easier task to handle. Chris Slades mother tried to go to the restroom and the crowd was all over her, a couple of us Pats fans ran up to ease the B.S. her sons shirt caused. Mr slade showed up shortly after and all was forgotten, A few of the other players wifes complained to the security but no response from anyone. Luckily I had removed the Pats stuff (other than the plate holder) or my car would have been destroyed. The tail gate started at 4 am and by 7 am the local tv station had video of drew bledsoe dolls being hung and burnt. worse crowd I have ever seen. Pats fans have not been that bad in years, that game was ruined by all the B.S. never mind the loss.

Benign Despot
05-19-2005, 07:44 AM
When I was a kid, in the early 70's, we lived in Jackson MS for nine months, and that was the Armpit of America. But there was a place nearby that was worse, the festering boil adjacent to the armpit if you will.

My older brother played High School Football while we were down there and I spent a "lovely" fall evening in Yazoo City MS. The entire city smelled like ass. I was 8 years old at the time and I've never experienced anything like it in the intervening years.

KenJr30
05-19-2005, 07:49 AM
Originally posted by Patti37
Gary, Indiana

I was on a business trip to Chicago and decided I just needed to see Gary. There is no explanation for that insanity.

I agree with you here. I live about 1 1/2 hours from Gary.

Gary = sh*t hole.

PA_PATS_FAN54*
05-19-2005, 08:01 AM
Originally posted by PatsFanDan
Penn Hills Resort in the Poconos.

I took my wife there back in 2000. It was the weekend I proposed. The resort was dirty. I paid an arm and a leg which I wouldn't have minded if it had been a quality resort.

But the whole idea was a romantic getaway and we were both disappointed with the resort and the area we stayed. The Poconos itself was all right I guess but I wouldn't go there again.

The only good thing that came out of that trip was my wife obviously said yes. Of course she had to, it would have been a long walk back to NH. :D

ROFL sorry for laughing,but living 1/2 hour away from Penn Hills and about 30 other tourist traps I can't help it
....Atleast you learned from the experience .... there are a large number of tourists that continue to come here for abuse year after year.

** News Flash ** The Pocono's are a Tourist TRAP***

there are 2-4 real nice hotels but there are hundreds of flea bag hotels disguising themselves as 4 star hotels.

STAY AWAY .... and I'm not saying that because I hate getting stuck behind tourists going 20 mph under the speed limit. :banghead:

I do recommend Water Gap Country Club if you are a golfer and the Food is 2nd to none.

one of 4 great Pocono getaways (http://www.smartsites.legendarymarketing.com/page/250-10159.htm)

B A Rabbit
05-19-2005, 05:00 PM
Originally posted by Mark_Henderson
The drive on I-70 between Salina and Denver is a 7 hour test in sensory deprivation. Tabletop flat, no trees, and for a long stretch,

I must say, I am thoroughly intrigued by the absolute nothingness that exisits in western Kansas, Eastern Colorado. espically the streatch of route 24 between Limon and Colorado Springs.

http://stevegarufi.com/ramah5.jpg

http://stevegarufi.com/simla2.jpg

http://stevegarufi.com/matheson2.jpg



Originally posted by NCPATRIOT
Biloxi, MS.. we were soooo miserable. It get hot and humid here but dang if it wasn't 10 times as bad there. We got bit by some kind of horrible bug. I hope I NEVER have to go back there again!

Biloxi MS, If it rains, the whole town turns into a swamp.

http://duckstamps.fws.gov/Conservation/states/Mississippi/Images/Panther%20Swamp%20NWR-Hollingsworth.jpg

http://www.tcnj.edu/~hofmann/swamp.jpg

NCPATRIOT
05-19-2005, 09:19 PM
Biloxi MS, If it rains, the whole town turns into a swamp.

http://duckstamps.fws.gov/Conservation/states/Mississippi/Images/Panther%20Swamp%20NWR-Hollingsworth.jpg

http://www.tcnj.edu/~hofmann/swamp.jpg [/B]

Holy Geez, are those from MS?

B A Rabbit
05-19-2005, 09:38 PM
Originally posted by NCPATRIOT
Holy Geez, are those from MS?

yes