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2nd worst town in Kansas
« on: December 18, 2012, 09:28:13 AM »
Obviously coffeyville is the grossest and most depressing (my best bro played there with Brendan Jacobs and they would drive to Tulsa and go to hooters 3 times a week, so Tulsa hooters > coffeyville and that was before they coated the town in oily flood waters).

So we're looking for second place nominations here. Or maybe first place for the "coffeyville trophy" and we'll just assume coffeyville itself is hanging in the rafters.

And let's think about qualifications. For instance, no coop towns that have nothing but elevators and a post office. To be really depressing and gross, there needs to be a depressing amount of sad gross people living there. Community colleges are obviously a plus, as are hotels with no discernible reason for existing (I'm looking at you, Fredonia).


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Re: 2nd worst town in Kansas
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2012, 09:32:16 AM »
Topeka has got to be top 5. Also, Great Bend and Pratt both seem pretty depressing, but they could be better than I am giving them credit for . . . :dunno:

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Re: 2nd worst town in Kansas
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2012, 09:33:19 AM »
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Re: 2nd worst town in Kansas
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2012, 09:33:46 AM »
Russel is rough ridin' disgusting to drive through.


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Re: 2nd worst town in Kansas
« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2012, 09:35:17 AM »
colby.

I'm still traumatized from a childhood visit to the giant groundhog and mutated deformed farm animal zoo tourist trap.

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Re: Re: 2nd worst town in Kansas
« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2012, 09:37:06 AM »
colby.

I'm still traumatized from a childhood visit to the giant groundhog and mutated deformed farm animal zoo tourist trap.

That's Oakley.

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Re: 2nd worst town in Kansas
« Reply #6 on: December 18, 2012, 09:38:11 AM »
Obviously coffeyville is the grossest and most depressing (my best bro played there with Brendan Jacobs and they would drive to Tulsa and go to hooters 3 times a week, so Tulsa hooters > coffeyville and that was before they coated the town in oily flood waters).

So we're looking for second place nominations here. Or maybe first place for the "coffeyville trophy" and we'll just assume coffeyville itself is hanging in the rafters.

And let's think about qualifications. For instance, no coop towns that have nothing but elevators and a post office. To be really depressing and gross, there needs to be a depressing amount of sad gross people living there. Community colleges are obviously a plus, as are hotels with no discernible reason for existing (I'm looking at you, Fredonia).

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Re: 2nd worst town in Kansas
« Reply #7 on: December 18, 2012, 09:38:17 AM »
Could just pretty much throw a dart at anything in western KS

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Re: Re: 2nd worst town in Kansas
« Reply #8 on: December 18, 2012, 09:38:23 AM »
colby.

I'm still traumatized from a childhood visit to the giant groundhog and mutated deformed farm animal zoo tourist trap.

That's Oakley.

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Is that like a suburb of Colby?

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Re: 2nd worst town in Kansas
« Reply #9 on: December 18, 2012, 09:39:54 AM »
Colby wasn't that great, but it was much nicer than I expected. It's not even on the same level as Coffeyville. Galena gives Coffeyville a run for the money. It's very run-down.

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Re: 2nd worst town in Kansas
« Reply #10 on: December 18, 2012, 09:41:53 AM »
Great Bend isn't terrible, but there are definantly parts of it that are deteriorating.  Pratt just seems like a normal, small town.

I haven't been there for awhile, but Hugoton?   :dunno:  There were alot of people there in the early 2000s tied to natural gas industry, who invested most of their retirement in their companies, they lost it all.  Also, there was a crap ton of drugs/meth there.  I once saw a map of kansas where a red dot was randomly placed within a county for every meth lab found there.  In SW Kansas it was mostly clear, except for Stevens county, which was completely red. 

Also, Ark City always seems like a shithole when I drive through there.   
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Re: 2nd worst town in Kansas
« Reply #11 on: December 18, 2012, 09:42:16 AM »
I vote for Garden City.  It smells.

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Re: 2nd worst town in Kansas
« Reply #12 on: December 18, 2012, 09:42:51 AM »
Could just pretty much throw a dart at anything in western KS

sorry sd  :peek:

Western KS towns are boring, but I haven't been to one that would crack my top 5. Maybe Liberal, but I haven't spent enough time there to be sure.

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Re: 2nd worst town in Kansas
« Reply #13 on: December 18, 2012, 09:44:47 AM »
Holcomb? They murder families there. Leoti? Home of Steve Tasker?

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« Reply #14 on: December 18, 2012, 09:47:23 AM »
Galena and Ark City are excellent nominations. But we need some descriptors with these nominations. Also, ignore Mrs Gooch. She was raised on oil water sno cones at the fair and shopped at homeland as a child.
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« Reply #15 on: December 18, 2012, 09:48:17 AM »
Holcomb? They murder families there. Leoti? Home of Steve Tasker?

I once dated the Tasker family's babysitter #fanningbrag
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Re: 2nd worst town in Kansas
« Reply #16 on: December 18, 2012, 09:48:48 AM »
Great Bend isn't terrible, but there are definantly parts of it that are deteriorating.  Pratt just seems like a normal, small town.

I haven't been there for awhile, but Hugoton?   :dunno:  There were alot of people there in the early 2000s tied to natural gas industry, who invested most of their retirement in their companies, they lost it all.  Also, there was a crap ton of drugs/meth there.  I once saw a map of kansas where a red dot was randomly placed within a county for every meth lab found there.  In SW Kansas it was mostly clear, except for Stevens county, which was completely red. 

Also, Ark City always seems like a shithole when I drive through there.

I don't know much about Western Kansas, but Hugoton really seems to be on the up and up.

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Re: 2nd worst town in Kansas
« Reply #17 on: December 18, 2012, 09:48:54 AM »
Galena is too small to be considered.

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Re: 2nd worst town in Kansas
« Reply #18 on: December 18, 2012, 09:49:15 AM »
Holcomb? They murder families there. Leoti? Home of Steve Tasker?

I once dated the Tasker family's babysitter #fanningbrag
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Re: 2nd worst town in Kansas
« Reply #19 on: December 18, 2012, 09:50:21 AM »
I'll be honest, I've always hated Tonganoxie.

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« Reply #20 on: December 18, 2012, 09:50:40 AM »
Galena is too small to be considered.

That's a shame. The chat piles and sink holes were strong talking points. But there's also a Sonic!
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Re: 2nd worst town in Kansas
« Reply #21 on: December 18, 2012, 09:51:35 AM »
Junction City/Junc Town

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Re: 2nd worst town in Kansas
« Reply #22 on: December 18, 2012, 09:53:34 AM »
Galena has lead-contaminated water. There was talk a few years ago of the government condemning the entire city due to public safety concerns. I played high school sports against them and they were always smelly, gross, and horrible at everything they do (I guess they are good at football now, though???). There is a strip club just outside of the city limits that probably accounts for about 50% of the city's economy. It might be a small city, but it's a real crap hole. Most people say small towns suck because they are boring, but Galena sucks because it is boring and just plain awful as well.

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Re: 2nd worst town in Kansas
« Reply #23 on: December 18, 2012, 09:55:35 AM »
Junction City

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Re: 2nd worst town in Kansas
« Reply #24 on: December 18, 2012, 09:56:56 AM »
Junction City has several ethnic restaurants, so it's hard for me to include them