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What do you think makes Lawrence interesting?

Asked at Massachusetts Street on May 9, 2012

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“All the different kinds of people drawn here.”

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“The Civil War history.”

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“It feels like many towns put together — there’s different districts with different cultures. ”

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“The mix of college kids and wider community.”

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pace 1 year, 11 months ago

One aspect of Lawrence, I find interesting is the variety of visitors and speakers that come here. While interesting people live here, talented artists, writers, musicians, good neighbors, the breadth of people the University or various organizations draw here is great.

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mrchips 1 year, 11 months ago

I enjoy watching the self righteous evangelicals drive themselves insane by trying to control every aspect of their lives as well as the lives of those around them. It's an uphill battle, but Jesus is on their side!

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Liberal 1 year, 11 months ago

People who cut and paste all of their comments....Merrill....not

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bobberboy 1 year, 11 months ago

the fact that it's in such a backwards state as kansas !

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goodcountrypeople 1 year, 11 months ago

Once the street harassment with all the gazillions of random f-tards who think they God's gifts stop terrorizing those who are just sanely minding their own business on the public sidewalks maybe decent people could have the peace of mind to lead the lives they were born for. As it is now, the the bunch of KU crooks and dishonest law enforcement officials who are calling the shots in Lawrence make life real interesting in these here southern-justice backwoods.

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booyalab 1 year, 11 months ago

I like the diversity, best enjoyed from my monotonous clique.

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grammaddy 1 year, 11 months ago

Our diversity.And being a little"blue" island giving that big "red" sea a hard time.

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tange 1 year, 11 months ago

KU campus, from which all paths lead downhill.

/ tho' one is graced by a clanging Campanile

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labmonkey 1 year, 11 months ago

Enough of that French Commie speak.

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autie 1 year, 11 months ago

La mort n'est pas la vie. muet comme un rocher.

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Andini 1 year, 11 months ago

Having Topekans coming here and wrecking havoc.

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CWGOKU 1 year, 11 months ago

♣free spacehog♣ Agree!

Roundabouts make Lawrence interesting too.

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autie 1 year, 11 months ago

Lawrence is the only city in Kansas I've been to where alleged homeless people will actually follow you down the sidewalk cursing you for not giving in to their begger ways. I started carrying an old railroad spike in case I have to stand my ground.

♣free spacehog♣

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prospector 1 year, 11 months ago

Nothing to see here folks, move along...damn kids shouldn't be sitting at the bar.

Do you think being the center of Google Earth has anything to do with it?

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blue73harley 1 year, 11 months ago

Lawrence, Keeping Kansas Weird Since 1854.

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autie 1 year, 11 months ago

Placenta eaters?

Do they serve placenta at wedding receptions? sick.

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Jeanniescoupons11 1 year, 11 months ago

You can just be Yourself. Always having new people come to town, but all so haging out with your longtime friends. I've lived in a big city, and a small town. It feels like a big city, and a small town all in one to me. I've traveled alot, but when I'm in Lawrence I feel so comfortable, and it's the people here that make me feel that way. I have a food allergy, and the Reasurants go out of the way here to make sure I don't get sick.

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Gotland 1 year, 11 months ago

The townies. They live in a strange little reality. They are just like all small town Kansans but just happened to have a stable industry (KU) in town. So unlike other small towns, Lawrence still exists. Fascinating.

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somedude20 1 year, 11 months ago

The Replay bathroom. That beautiful redheaded Cassy that use to own that Casbah market. Dempseys. The eclectic mix of liberals, hippies, bums, artists, and women in Lawrence. Liberty Hall is kind of neat

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CWGOKU 1 year, 11 months ago

Finally a good question and I got nothing ... Diversity, yeah that's it, that is the PC answer. What brings me to Lawrence is the Flamingo, the occasional trip to Mass Street and KU basketball and not in the order. Oh, and panhandlers ...

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The_Original_Bob 1 year, 11 months ago

"You would need a couple of smelly meat packing plants to equal Emporia."

Well, Lawrence would need some sort of economic driver and it is on a trade route. Meat packing would have worked.

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Matthew Herbert 1 year, 11 months ago

The "On the Street" questions make Lawrence what it is.

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labmonkey 1 year, 11 months ago

You would need a couple of smelly meat packing plants to equal Emporia.

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The_Original_Bob 1 year, 11 months ago

"Without KU, Lawrence would be Emporia......"

I've always said Salina, but, yeah, it always cracks me up when the locals hate KU.

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BABBOY 1 year, 11 months ago

Easy, KU makes Lawerence interesting......

Without KU, Lawrence would be Emporia......

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LadyJ 1 year, 11 months ago

From last night "At 2:15 a.m., Officers received a report of a man in the 1000 block of Massachusetts Street who was walking and exposing himself. It did not sound like officers were able to locate that man."

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Andini 1 year, 11 months ago

How I get older and all the college girls stay the same age.

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RoeDapple 1 year, 11 months ago

"Lousy, rotten spammers posting lousy, rotten spam."

(from a source)

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RoeDapple 1 year, 11 months ago

The glitter of broken glass . . . At every intersection . . . On campus.

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RoeDapple 1 year, 11 months ago

Oh, and the smell of rancid cooking grease . . . When you walk from the parking lots . . Through the alleys . . . In search of . . . . The source.

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OonlyBonly 1 year, 11 months ago

The idiotic decisions made at City Hall constantly interest me.

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 1 year, 11 months ago

The way matriculated individuals take a cunctative approach to life.

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Irenaku 1 year, 11 months ago

I agree snap_: Foot in a bucket guy, and, I would add peace sign guy and caveman Joe. Oh, and Simon. Cannot forget Simon, who, when my son and I made homemade bread to give to the homeless and took a loaf to him, asked me: "Who are you affiliated with?" :)

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autie 1 year, 11 months ago

slow speed chases with Escorts that have couched tied to the top.

spacehog

and the knowlege that everything goes better with beer

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LadyJ 1 year, 11 months ago

Wondering what silly, outrageous thing the city will do next.

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Flap Doodle 1 year, 11 months ago

Amateur MMA at the Burrito King, Foot in a Bucket guy, that's my top 2.

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Roland Gunslinger 1 year, 11 months ago

When we get the chance to speculate why a fighter jet would be flying over head and what type of airframe it is.

Obviously every fighter jet is on an escort mission for military members heading to prison.

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jimjones 1 year, 11 months ago

The network of tunnels under KU and the city.

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RoeDapple 1 year, 11 months ago

I gotta admit, you really have me stumped on this one . . .

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the_realest_mccoy 1 year, 11 months ago

The answer would be, "Me!" It's funny though, because it's 12:40 am on Wednesday, May 09, 2012, and I"m commenting on this and there is no sunshine on Mass.

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