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Joplin Missouri - The Cutting Edge of Mediocrity

In recent years, it has come to my attention that the United States is becoming nothing more than a collection of mid-sized cities with exactly the same things in them. No matter what part of the country you're in, you can stay at exactly the same type of place, shop in the same type of stores, and eat in the same type of restaurants. Our cities are all beginning to look the same and feel the same. Joplin is a tribute to this mediocre uniformity. There's nothing really wrong with it - it doesn't have much crime, the cost of living is remarkably low, employment is abundant... But Joplin is just too normal. There's nothing terribly unique about it and we don't have a Golden Gate Bridge or an Alamo to hang our hats on. So if you decide to visit, just kick back, relax, and savor the "normalcy".

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  • ilinmo's Profile Photo
    Dec 15, 2002 at 8:01 PM

    The only problem with the cruising idea is that the government is trying to ban it... which leaves only the option of The Kage after 9 PM

  • frir's Profile Photo
    Jul 22, 2002 at 9:53 PM

    Wow!! this sounds like a very fun place to live!! I think you

  • pepples46's Profile Photo
    Jul 22, 2002 at 9:50 PM

    a real delightful Insiderpage..love ya style

  • Jul 22, 2002 at 9:45 PM

    mediocrity of a town never more eloquently highlighted... fan

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