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Resurgent phoenix
Resurgent phoenix  
2/8/2014 2:36:07 PM
User Rank City Slicker
Hover Board vote
Rich, I never want a hover board...we will need dedicated hover board lanes, with rails in case you slip. Cars and bikes are probably safer than hover boards.

richheap
richheap  
2/5/2014 4:44:27 AM
User Rank Staff
Re: Let's all play
I'm not sure somewhere vibrant needs to be financially booming, but perhaps culturally booming. You can ascertain that based on the following equation: G x H / B = C

G = Percentage of wall space covered in graffiti

H = Concentration of hipsters wearing silly hats

B = Number of bands who claim to live in the area

C = Overall coolness

Nicole Ferraro
Nicole Ferraro  
2/4/2014 4:15:12 PM
User Rank Staff
Re: Let's all play
Indeed, "vibrant" is one of those fuzzier terms... I recall being surprised that it didn't get more votes when we did a poll about the most hated buzzword.

Mary Jander
Mary Jander  
2/4/2014 12:15:06 PM
User Rank Staff
Re: Let's all play
PS: Sometimes I wonder whether the word vibrant is really code for: crowded and smelly but financially booming.

Mary Jander
Mary Jander  
2/4/2014 12:13:50 PM
User Rank Staff
Re: Let's all play
Let's not forget something with the word vibrant in it. As: "Vibrant cities are green cities." "Green cities are vibrant." "Resilience makes cities ever more vibrant."

Terry Sweeney
Terry Sweeney  
2/4/2014 11:32:31 AM
User Rank Blogger
Let's all play
Excellent list, Rich... you've really covered a lot of bureaucrat-speak and (cliched) ground. The only potential addition I can think of is something along the lines of "We support open data initiatives and information transparency and will be crowdsourcing our solutions..."

You get the picture.

richheap
richheap  
2/3/2014 5:34:14 PM
User Rank Staff
Re: Nicely done
Yes, that should carry a big fat cliche warning. That isn't to say I don't agree with it, though.

Nicole Ferraro
Nicole Ferraro  
2/3/2014 2:11:41 PM
User Rank Staff
Nicely done
Great game, Rich. I'd say I'm 11/12, only because I haven't heard the London-NYC-Binghamton one before, though I'm sure I've heard some variation of it.

How about: "We can't afford not to go green" -- that's one you'll hear in talks or presentations whereby the speaker is citing rebuttals for those that claim going green is too expensive.

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