KaiTakFan From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1587 posts, RR: 7 Reply 2, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 852 times:
Ohhh wow, that really hurts coming from some slim bag from Philadelphia. I am sure if someone with enough time on their hands in Phoenix wanted to, they could write just as foul of an article about the arm pit of the United States. But reality is, nobody here really cares about PHL.
I know Phoenix is no San Diego. But the city offers me excelent employment, great weather for flight training, enjoyable winters, plenty of entertainment and short flying/driving time to other important cities (SAN,LAX,LAS). We take the good with the bad. Maybe PHL should take note of that.
Travelin man From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3376 posts, RR: 0 Reply 3, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 826 times:
It sucks so much that people are moving there in droves. Isn't Philly actually losing population?
And I love this list:
These guys abandoned Philly for Phoenix.
• Ex-Sixer Charles Barkley
• Ex-Eagle Buddy Ryan
• Ex-Phillie Curt Schilling
• Slugger Reggie Jackson
• Cartoonist Bil Keane
I wonder what the list of people who abandoned Phoenix for Philly would look like? Uhhhhh..... if you think of anyone, let me know.
Listen, I'm no Phoenix lover, but I've been to Philly and it definitely isn't paradise. And I notice they talk about Phoenix's average summer temperature, but neglect to mention Philly's average winter temperature.
But truthfully, I didn't think anybody had that much passion about Phoenix one way or another. I guess moving further down the ladder in terms of population makes you bitter...
IMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6246 posts, RR: 36 Reply 5, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 812 times:
I won't defend Philadelphia at all. Well just a bit as the city doeas have an interesting history and things to see that, to an oldester such as myself, mean something.
Phoenix is an altogether seperate animal. It is exactly like Los Angeles but lacks the beaches.Sadly I remember Phoenix as a nice city and, worse yet to me, Tucson as beautiful. Except, of course, for Speedway Boulevard. Tucson has become a pit, Phoenix the cesspool.
I wonder if, in 20 years, I'll hate all of the Sonoran desert? A bunch of city folk, complete with SUVs (which they would never drive through 6 inches of water) have invaded the base of my mountain. Soon these vermin will decide that living at 5000 feet is better than 2600 and their, as is said, goes the neighborhood. Until the day they can live up here without water, sewer and cable, they should stay in the confines of the city. Leave the sticks to those who can survive.
Oops. Ranting again, aren't I?
I hate Phoenix though.
Is grammar no longer taught is schools? Saying "me and her" or some such implies illiteracy.
UALPHLCS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 6, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 807 times:
Some have to realize that this is a tounge firmly in cheek appeal to Philadelphia's region wide inferiority complex.
I think what the author ligitimately objects to is that sunbelt cities are growing by annexing teritory and land along with gaining population thus artificially inflating thier population growth numbers.
The rest is just kidding around.
just to clear up some misconceptions up until this past winter the agerage temp in winter was about 40 degrees. I know that that is just freezeing to some in nice warm states but really thats t-shirt weather.
Does Pheonix have any foods its famous for?
Philadelphia has soft pretzels, cheese steaks, cream cheese, ice cream.
Does Pheonix have any ethnic neighborhoods like South Philly, Bridesburg, Chinatown?
Does Pheonix have a world famous orchestra or art museum?
How many colleges and universities are in Pheonix? Philadelphia has Penn, Drexel, LaSalle, Temple, St.Joes, Thomas Jefferson, Textile, and City College. Those are jut the ones with in the city limits. In the suburbs there are a host more.
How many movies are named after Pheonix?
Philadelphia has Philadelphia Story, and Philadelphia Experiment and Philadelphia.
How many movies have been set in Pheonix?
Philadelphia beats Pheonix just on all the Rocky movies but there is also The Sixth Sense, and Unbreakable.
We won't even go into history. Philadelphia is the birthplace of modern democracy. How many famous Pheonix(ians?) have busts in Paris? Ben Franklin does.
See the problem is that at the time of the revolution Philadelphia was the second largest city in the British Empire. Philadelphia began to lose ground to New York ever since the opening of the Erie Canal. There is an ingrained inferiority complex built into everyone from Philly. We know that Philly has the best of just about everything you could want. We want the worls to know it. We just don't want them to come here and share any of it.
Flyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 8, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 794 times:
Apparently people in Phoenix have something to say back...I still have no real clue what this is all about, but it continues to be funny. Kinda like back in high school watching two hot cheerleaders "whatever" each other.
GotAirbus From Singapore, joined May 2001, 851 posts, RR: 1 Reply 10, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 787 times:
...Kinda like back in high school watching two hot cheerleaders "whatever" each other.
Actually, if you look at both, (IMO) The Philadelphia Daily News online report is the one who's very unsatisfied at what Phoenix has to say about Philadelphia.
Despite being too analytical (and long!) for me to make AZCentral my preferred newspaper, I still believe AZCentral did its job in defending itself, easily taking constructive criticism instead of whining (hence the title "Beer and whine only mix in Philly")
P.S.: BTW, if anyone wants to know, it is spelled P h o e nix. Just like Phoebe of the hit series Charmed.
(gotAIRBUS?) - (Got Commonality?) - (Have A Nice Flight!)
Bmi330 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 1449 posts, RR: 1 Reply 15, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 728 times:
I like the bitching between who's city is better is there other cites who fight like this they should post there swipes at each other as well.
Is Phoenix population not rising because its a nice place to live and there is good employment there that's what usually creates a population increase? Why is it a a bad thing that Philadelphia population is decreasing it is often a good thing they shouldn't be so upset.
UALPHLCS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 16, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 712 times:
As I said in my earlier posts I think this was all tounge and cheek, purely for amusement. However, East Coast cities do have a ligitimate gripe if cities in the west can continue to expand thier boarders to artificcially inflate thier population numbers.
AS the author of the Daily news article points out if Its boarders where the size of Phoenix people in Dowingtown 45 minutes away from Center City Philadelphia would be with in the city limits. Add the Suburban population and Phildelphia retains its 5th place stance. As a matter of fact, the Philly metro are that TV and radio uses would be a more accurate gause of the relative size of the two cities. Because it measures to population that is reachable by signal strength which would be the sam efor bothe PHL and PHX. Population living in NJ would count to Philadelphia's numbers.
So the gripe that the Daily News article playfully points out is that the census is comparing apples to oranges.
Lastly Fligth of the Phoenix and Order of the Phoenix have nothing what ever to do with the city of the same name. Every movie I mentioned was set in Philadelphia.