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When did Somerville fill up with crazy people? What the hell did I miss?
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technocowboy From: technocowboy Date: August 3rd, 2006 07:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
Minutes after clayrobeson left. Nature abhors a vaccuum. It took THAT MANY crazy people to fill his shoes.
komos From: komos Date: August 3rd, 2006 07:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
Don't you think that the gap could have been filled with more crazy "funny," though? Hell, at this point I'd even prefer "stabbin' hobo" crazy to the special brand of crazy that seems to be becoming the norm.
From: aphorisic Date: August 3rd, 2006 07:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
Excuse me? Which Somerville have you been living in that isn't full of wackos, homeless nuts, and the downright insane? Walking through Davis Square is like going through EPCOT's Reagan Revolution exhibit.
komos From: komos Date: August 3rd, 2006 07:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
Sure, methadone junkies, young bohemians-in-training, and (I swear I saw this) dudes in tutus riding down the street on their Razor scooters with their toy poodles in matching costumes have all been part of life in Somerville, but somehow, they all had a certain degree of logic behind them.

Somerville hasn't always been filled with the special brand of utterly nonsensical crazy that grows from perceived entitlement. Vegetarians who believe that butchers should market to them? Homeowners who complain that the value of their property has gone up? And now, hippies (sure, I'm guessing) that insist that news shouldn't be displayed on a marquis?
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frederic From: frederic Date: August 3rd, 2006 07:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
You forgot people railing against a business man who signed a lease that another person neglected to sign for months and months, instead of railing against the person who let his business perish due to neglect (and not bother to even show to the meetings to save his business)?
From: aphorisic Date: August 3rd, 2006 07:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wait, the Someday Cafe guy didn't even show up to the meetings regarding its fate?

BWAHAAHAAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAA
frederic From: frederic Date: August 3rd, 2006 07:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
At this point, it seems that only the loyal customers and some of the workers want it to stay.

The owner of the building (Somerville Theater owner) wants them out.
watchamacallit From: watchamacallit Date: August 3rd, 2006 07:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ugh. Those people are driving me batty.
komos From: komos Date: August 3rd, 2006 07:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
Let's take property that's been zoned as residential and turn it into a magical place with a cafe and artist space!
frederic From: frederic Date: August 3rd, 2006 07:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
It shouldn't be about business, it should be about family. It also shouldn't be about hygiene or the excessive volume of the music, but the coffee, man.

All I know is that if there's a need for a space like that, they'll find a way to open a similar place (especially with all of the vacancies in the square).

And a coffee shop in Magoon Square wouldn't be such a bad idea while they're at it...
komos From: komos Date: August 3rd, 2006 07:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
You'll note that I politely kept my distance from those conversations. Seriously, what the hell?
mittenstone From: mittenstone Date: August 3rd, 2006 07:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
i can't think of a single time since fall of 2000 when i didn't think "somerville is not full of crazy people." that is when i moved there.
komos From: komos Date: August 3rd, 2006 07:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
Maybe I'm getting crankier in my old age. It's probably time for me to go shake my stick at some kids.
From: aphorisic Date: August 3rd, 2006 10:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
I take it this is some sort of LJ Davis Square community?
komos From: komos Date: August 4th, 2006 01:24 am (UTC) (Link)
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