Old 6th August 2008, 04:33   #1
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Any of you live(d) in/near Atlanta, GA?

I am going to GATech this fall for moar learningz, and I was wondering what there is to do there when I get ready to burn my books and run around naked through the school from studying too much?

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Old 6th August 2008, 04:59   #2
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But if you're shit-faced and there in the evening (which I'm sure you will be), make sure you are with a couple of friends. That way, you have less chance of getting rolled/mugged as you keep an eye out for one another.

Oh... and remember to keep an empty wallet in your back pocket and all your cash neatly stuffed down your crotch. Harder for the roaming hands of the lovely "ladies of the evening" to pick your pocket that way. All they'll come up with is an empty wallet with no great loss to you.

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Old 6th August 2008, 06:07   #3
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If you go someplace where you expect to be pickpocketed, then in the place of an empty wallet I'd recommend a couple of open box cutters pointed upwards. As they would always be parallel with the pocket, you won't cut yourself in the course of sitting and walking, and yet two of them side-by-side would approximately resemble the size and shape of a wallet. Nothing wrong with a bit of negative reinforcement, eh?

(Just remember they're there before you jam your own hand into your back pocket.)

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Old 6th August 2008, 10:53   #4
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Re: Atlanta

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Any of you live(d) in/near Atlanta, GA?

I am going to GATech this fall for moar learningz, and I was wondering what there is to do there when I get ready to burn my books and run around naked through the school from studying too much?
I wanna go Here
I don't know how far away from Atlanta that is, but I'll meetcha' in the fall if you, or anyone else, wants go there. Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil is one of my favorite fun flicks.
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Old 6th August 2008, 12:29   #5
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Don't forget to check out Stone Mountain.
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Old 6th August 2008, 15:29   #6
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Old 6th August 2008, 15:48   #7
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But if you're shit-faced and there in the evening (which I'm sure you will be), make sure you are with a couple of friends. That way, you have less chance of getting rolled/mugged as you keep an eye out for one another.

Oh... and remember to keep an empty wallet in your back pocket and all your cash neatly stuffed down your crotch. Harder for the roaming hands of the lovely "ladies of the evening" to pick your pocket that way. All they'll come up with is an empty wallet with no great loss to you.

Have fun!
I haven't been planning on carrying more than $20 in cash, but I did plan on carrying my debit card around. I imagine keeping just keeping my wallet in the inside pocket in my jacket and keeping my jacket buttoned would be fairly safe.

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If you go someplace where you expect to be pickpocketed, then in the place of an empty wallet I'd recommend a couple of open box cutters pointed upwards. As they would always be parallel with the pocket, you won't cut yourself in the course of sitting and walking, and yet two of them side-by-side would approximately resemble the size and shape of a wallet. Nothing wrong with a bit of negative reinforcement, eh?

(Just remember they're there before you jam your own hand into your back pocket.)
I could rig up a fake wallet that acts like a taser when removed from my pocket. It wouldn't be too difficult to construct, I imagine. >.>

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I don't know how far away from Atlanta that is, but I'll meetcha' in the fall if you, or anyone else, wants go there. Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil is one of my favorite fun flicks.
Google maps says its ~ 4 and 1/2 hours from GATech, but it seems like a good place to go for a weekend or something.

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I went there once as a kid, but all I can remember about it is that there was this mountain there... lol I'll definitely go back.

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I'm not sure about Six Flags... I'll just have to find other people to go with me, since its not really that fun to go by yourself imo.

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Old 6th August 2008, 16:51   #8
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What Sarge says, what Leadfoot says, and like Widdy, I highly recommend Savannah as well. It's a really beautiful old-south city. I was born and raised in GA, and have lived here on and off for about 30 years of my life, and yet I've only been to Savannah a couple of times. I have no excuse...

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Old 7th August 2008, 14:17   #9
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I had a jobsite in Savannah once. We ate at a pizza place called Vinnie Van Go-Go's for dinner. It was outstanding.

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=e...7&z=12&iwloc=A

Also, I have a friend that used to work at the Botanical Gardens in Atlanta. She said it was a nice place.

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=e...,0.162563&z=13

Here's Stone Mountain.

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=e...=13&iwloc=addr

If you feel up to it, just do a Google Map search for things like "mall," "museum," "park," etc. in and around Atlanta, and you'll find lots of things to do. If you manage to get some time to ride up to Chattanooga, let me know. I can point out some things there as well.
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It amuses me that the first two responses are all about personal safety.

Atlanta must be a great place to raise a family. :blue-laughing-smilie-code:

Seriously, think about that - your first response was "don't get mugged". That's pretty messed up.

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Old 7th August 2008, 19:03   #11
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Seriously, think about that - your first response was "don't get mugged". That's pretty messed up.
What do you expect? Its not Mayberry.

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I had a jobsite in Savannah once. We ate at a pizza place called Vinnie Van Go-Go's for dinner. It was outstanding.

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=e...7&z=12&iwloc=A

Also, I have a friend that used to work at the Botanical Gardens in Atlanta. She said it was a nice place.

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=e...,0.162563&z=13

Here's Stone Mountain.

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=e...=13&iwloc=addr

If you feel up to it, just do a Google Map search for things like "mall," "museum," "park," etc. in and around Atlanta, and you'll find lots of things to do. If you manage to get some time to ride up to Chattanooga, let me know. I can point out some things there as well.
Actually, I drove through Chattanooga twice this week. =P My sister lives in Knoxville, so I drive through Chattanooga on the way to visit her.

Botanical gardens are always pleasant, and its not terribly far away from the campus, which is nice. =)

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Old 8th August 2008, 00:03   #12
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I don't know what Mayberry is, so that's no help.

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Old 8th August 2008, 00:46   #13
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I would normally make some heartless comment about learning to use the internet, but I just can't believe someone in this world doesn't know what Mayberry is. There's just no excuse, really.

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You're just a regular old poster boy for American ignorance, aren't you?

Congratulations on perpetuating a horrible stereotype.

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You're just a regular old poster boy for American ignorance, aren't you?

Congratulations on perpetuating a horrible stereotype.
I couldn't help but laugh at that.

Concisely, Mayberry is a fictional town from an American television show, The Andy Griffith Show, that ran for 8 seasons in the 1960's and reruns of which still run as well as a less popular show which ran for 3 seasons.

People often use Mayberry to mean the idyllic, simple, small, rural town. The show is one of the staples of American culture, as is the town.

Americans should know about their own fucking culture, not that I knew you were American before now. Oh, by the way, I'm an American too, but I don't hide behind some bullshit excuse about stereotypes when I don't know something - I look it up.

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FYI...Jaz is an Aussie.

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FYI...Jaz is an Aussie.
Ah. Well, in that case, I guess I should revise my prior post, if I cared.

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Actually, I drove through Chattanooga twice this week. =P My sister lives in Knoxville, so I drive through Chattanooga on the way to visit her.
My sister lives in Chattanooga. When I lived in Atlanta, I used to visit her every other weekend when I wasn't working. It's a town that's trying to be a city, and it's got a lot of nice little out-of-the-way spots. I loved driving up Lookout Mountain and Signal Mountain, especially during the winter when there was a bit of snow all around. Very nice scenery. Downtown has some nice places to eat, too. Also, if you happen to venture south of Atlanta, I believe there's an air museum in Warner Robins.
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Also, if you happen to venture south of Atlanta, I believe there's an air museum in Warner Robins.
There is - and a nice one, too. I've been there several times.

(Their home page doesn't do proper image scaling, but don't judge 'em based on that. Their museum is much better than their website.)

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Ah. Well, in that case, I guess I should revise my prior post, if I cared.
I believe the term you're looking for is "FAIL".

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I don't know if it's just coincidence, but I often fly Delta airlines, and they very often connect in Atlanta (it's a Delta hub). For some reason I seem to always get cancellations and delays at that airport, and when I look at the TV screens there, I seem to notice more delays/cancellations for all the airlines that go into and out of Atlanta when compared to other major airports. I now dread having to connect there when there's no other affordable way.

There are probably good things in Atlanta, but the airport is the only place I have even been when it comes to that city, so I guess my opinion has been ruined by a bunch of bad visits to that place.

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That's because Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport is the largest and busiest airport in the world, now. It took the title from Chicago's O'Hare airport a year or two ago. It's massive. o_o
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