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This is for immemor:
The Boss had a bit of a goof-up last night (Feb. 23) at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio when he accidentally shouted out to Pittsburgh on stage.

"Party noises Pittsburgh," he exclaimed. "And Cleveland, too!"
http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/6889421/bruce-springsteen-shouts-out-pittsburgh-cleveland" target
Reminds me of when, during the 2008 election cycle, John McCain went on stage in Pittburgh & congratulated them for their World Series win, when the Phillies had won. You don't congratulate people from the western side of PA for good news for the eastern side of PA (since their ball teams have rivalries). And folks from Cleveland do.not.like. the folks from Pittsburgh (& the feeling's mutual I guess).

Pittsburgh has got some cool architecture & is making its name as a green city, but people on either side don't seem to like them.

Date: 2016-02-28 10:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] immemor.livejournal.com
The Boss, haha. Oh my, that's kind of like calling out the sister's name during sex.

In somewhat related news: A friend of mine from college who now resides in Chicago was posting about how excited she is to be going to House on the Rock. I mentioned that she'd gone FIB. And then I had to explain to her what a FIB was.... that's FIB Privilege, right there.

woah

Date: 2016-02-29 06:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] likethebeer.livejournal.com
I didn't know people from IL had never heard of FIBs. You're right: all that FIB Privilege.

RE: woah

Date: 2016-02-29 10:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] immemor.livejournal.com
The way it was explained to me:

F.I.B. (noun; derogatory): An acronym for Fucking Illinois Bastard, a person who lives in Illinois but comes to Wisconsin during the weekends and then returns to the land of many tollbooths during the week. The term was original applied to drunken Illinois tourists who trash Wisconsin’s parks and leave behind cheap beer cans but it has come to be applied to any tourist from Illinois.

According to the interwebs:

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=FIB

Re: woah

Date: 2016-03-01 03:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] likethebeer.livejournal.com
I never heard the definition, but the name made me have my own opinions. I didn't know they drove really slowly & came only on the weekends. I just assumed they were really puffed up about their Illinoisness & were jerky drivers.

Date: 2016-03-18 06:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] therobertpaul.livejournal.com
Okay, you're added and all is right with the world.

signed up

Date: 2016-03-19 01:45 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] likethebeer.livejournal.com
I'm glad to know that :)

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