The New and Improved BIRMINGHAM THREAD

Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by wes tegg, Apr 9, 2015.

  1. mal630

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    You guys haven't been to the plaza? I actually stopped going because there were too many bad situations going down there.
     
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  2. southlick

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    Shit, I used to go there all of the time back in the day.
     
  3. PrinceWimbley

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    Upsidedown Plaza is a classic man. Been there since the 60s. My 71 year old boss tells me stories about the UP.
     
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  4. DriveByBBQ

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    Plaza was a neo nazi hangout at one point. It was all over that documentary they made back in the 90s about the skinheads in 5 points. Place is a shit hole for sure.

    They used to play the shit out of Halo in there at like 1:00 in the afternoon. I went with a buddy to shoot pool about 5 years ago, we felt pretty uncomfortable and left after a few games. Definitely the kind of dive where people get stabbed and not the fun, fuck shit up kinda dive like The Nick.

    it’s a dark damp hole and the subterranean aspect heightens or does something I can’t quite describe to the atmosphere in there.

    edit: and reddit just told me their long tenured bartender died last year after “removing unruly patrons.”

     
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  5. mal630

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    I feel like someone else was shot there in the last few years as well. Much rather go to the Nick and Marty’s late night.
     
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  6. southlick

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    Kim was awesome. Sad to hear of his passing.
     
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  7. DriveByBBQ

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  8. Deuce

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  9. Barves2125

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  10. Deuce

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    Note we put a Methodist Bishop on the committee, but did not put a casino operator.

    That doesn’t seem fair.
     
  11. ramszoolander

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    At this point, it's just comical. The worst sort of hypocrisy.
     
  12. Spike 80DF

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    To continue the theme, we have a medical marijuana bill that's going up for vote that's about as restrictive as it can be and even it is DOA.
    https://weartv.com/news/local/medic...-first-vote-in-alabama-legislature-02-16-2020
    AG Marshall broke with Alabama's eternal state's rights obsession and decided we're subservient to federal law:
    https://abc3340.com/news/local/atto...makers-opposing-medical-marijuana-legislation
    So we can't allow marijuana because it's federally prohibited but we can pass an anti-abortion law that's purposefully unconstitutional. This state is such trash.
     
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  13. wes tegg

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    Thanks. I had no say in that. The girl who sold the bridesmaid dresses (and a friend of lady Tegg’s) submitted us.
     
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  15. Charlie Conway

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    Is it me or is Birmingham airport THE WORST when it comes to time you spend waiting for your checked luggage in baggage claim?
     
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  16. Oranjello

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    I’d say it’s 10-20 minutes slower than hubs, but on par with other small airports. I plan on waiting for ~40 minutes if I land on a Sunday after 7pm
     
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  17. FelipeG

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    The last time we landed, back last summer, they didn't have enough personnel to work the gates. We had to sit on the taxi way for awhile until they got the gate ready. Our pilot repeatedly apologized for the inconvenience
     
  18. southlick

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    Our sister team Birmingham City over in England playing a little Sweet Home Alabama.