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Visiting Springfield IL this weekend - anyone out there?

Posted 24 April 2014 - 07:00 AM

As usual when I take a trip where I expect to have downtime, checking to see if anyone is in the area and would like to grab a beer Friday or Saturday night?
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Re: Visiting Springfield IL this weekend - anyone out there?

Posted 24 April 2014 - 07:02 AM

If you feel game to drive six and a half hours west to Nebraska I'll take you up on the offer.
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Re: Visiting Springfield IL this weekend - anyone out there?

Posted 24 April 2014 - 12:46 PM

cool very specific search.
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Re: Visiting Springfield IL this weekend - anyone out there?

Posted 24 April 2014 - 01:01 PM

well I'm convinced that it's a barren wasteland
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Re: Visiting Springfield IL this weekend - anyone out there?

Posted 24 April 2014 - 03:36 PM

Simpsons?
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Re: Visiting Springfield IL this weekend - anyone out there?

Posted 24 April 2014 - 04:52 PM

nah Springfield OH is Simpsons
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Re: Visiting Springfield IL this weekend - anyone out there?

Posted 24 April 2014 - 06:33 PM

Uh, I thought it was IL. I used to live in Springfield. No yellow cartoon characters there.
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Re: Visiting Springfield IL this weekend - anyone out there?

Posted 25 April 2014 - 09:15 AM

the simpsons used the springfield name because there are so many cities called springfield you could never pinpoint one.
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Re: Visiting Springfield IL this weekend - anyone out there?

Posted 25 April 2014 - 09:18 AM

From the other member's post, apparently you are wrong.

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Re: Visiting Springfield IL this weekend - anyone out there?

Posted 25 April 2014 - 10:08 AM

That's a cool idea and a great way to actually meet the people you've been talking to, I like it. Still a lot further north than I however.
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Re: Visiting Springfield IL this weekend - anyone out there?

Posted 25 April 2014 - 10:50 AM

Pretty sure I heard them mention IL a few times on the show...
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Re: Visiting Springfield IL this weekend - anyone out there?

Posted 25 April 2014 - 04:11 PM

Didn't they have a contest of some kind to point out the location? But it looks like Springfield, Oregon.

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Re: Visiting Springfield IL this weekend - anyone out there?

Posted 25 April 2014 - 09:21 PM

If anyone finds themselves in KC though, shoot me a ping.
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Re: Visiting Springfield IL this weekend - anyone out there?

Posted 25 April 2014 - 11:17 PM

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OK, why do the Simpsons live in a town called Springfield? Isn’t that a little generic?
Springfield was named after Springfield, Oregon. The only reason is that when I was a kid, the TV show “Father Knows Best” took place in the town of Springfield, and I was thrilled because I imagined that it was the town next to Portland, my hometown. When I grew up, I realized it was just a fictitious name. I also figured out that Springfield was one of the most common names for a city in the U.S. In anticipation of the success of the show, I thought, “This will be cool; everyone will think it’s their Springfield.” And they do.


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