Geographically, Where Does "Up North" Begin?

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Re: Geographically, Where Does "Up North" Begin?

Post by dubie7006 on Tue 5 Aug 2014 - 20:48

Chief Sparty wrote:

I always felt like the Zilwaukee Bridge was the gateway to the north.

I remember this being the case maybe 10-15 years ago. Now not so much.

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Re: Geographically, Where Does "Up North" Begin?

Post by LooseGoose on Tue 5 Aug 2014 - 21:08

Robert J Sakimano wrote:I always get a kick out of the right wing nut political signs the farther north I get out of East Lansing on my bike..

Your definition of a "right wing nut" being anyone to the right of Abby Hoffman.

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Re: Geographically, Where Does "Up North" Begin?

Post by Robert J Sakimano on Tue 5 Aug 2014 - 21:32

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Your definition of a "right wing nut" being anyone to the right of Abby Hoffman.
there is a guy on Upton Road in Laingsburg whose property is littered with American flags and signs voicing his support for 'freedom' - it's quite fun to see... always makes me smile.
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Re: Geographically, Where Does "Up North" Begin?

Post by Munn Field on Tue 5 Aug 2014 - 21:45

Robert J Sakimano wrote:
there is a guy on Upton Road in Laingsburg whose property is littered with American flags and signs voicing his support for 'freedom' - it's quite fun to see... always makes me smile.

What a right wing nut job! Freedom, hah! Dude probably worships Mussolini!


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Re: Geographically, Where Does "Up North" Begin?

Post by Mentalstate on Tue 5 Aug 2014 - 21:50

I'd advice to to simply go somewhere where you can look down on people. Geographically or mentally or both. That should solve it.
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Re: Geographically, Where Does "Up North" Begin?

Post by WBill on Tue 5 Aug 2014 - 22:16

Chief Sparty wrote:

I always felt like the Zilwaukee Bridge was the gateway to the north.
 You still have 30 miles of pickle and sugar beet fields north of the Z-Bridge.

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Re: Geographically, Where Does "Up North" Begin?

Post by Blanch32 on Tue 5 Aug 2014 - 22:38

Turtleneck wrote:Nothing south of Oscoda on the east side.

Incorrect. Omar is the official line
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Re: Geographically, Where Does "Up North" Begin?

Post by Blanch32 on Tue 5 Aug 2014 - 22:39

Chief Sparty wrote:

I always felt like the Zilwaukee Bridge was the gateway to the north.

This is true. Nothing like a July Saturday in Saginaw
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Re: Geographically, Where Does "Up North" Begin?

Post by Blanch32 on Tue 5 Aug 2014 - 22:40

DWags wrote:

Maybe if you're from Tennessee

Uhhhh.....perhaps you mean Mansfield oh?
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Re: Geographically, Where Does "Up North" Begin?

Post by cardinal fang on Tue 5 Aug 2014 - 22:48

The answer is white cloud. It even says so right on the sign.

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Re: Geographically, Where Does "Up North" Begin?

Post by Turtleneck on Tue 5 Aug 2014 - 23:11

Blanch32 wrote:

Incorrect.  Omar is the official line

It's Omer. You're thinking of your favorite hangout in Lansing. Anyway, Omer is south of Tawas. It's not "up north." At that point, you might as wall call Midland "up north."
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Re: Geographically, Where Does "Up North" Begin?

Post by LooseGoose on Tue 5 Aug 2014 - 23:25

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It's Omer. You're thinking of your favorite hangout in Lansing. Anyway, Omer is south of Tawas. It's not "up north." At that point, you might as wall call Midland "up north."

Omer hasn't been the same since they stopped having the Sucker Festival. Good times were rolling back then.

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Re: Geographically, Where Does "Up North" Begin?

Post by Rocinante on Tue 5 Aug 2014 - 23:35

You guys are dumb fucks. Its 10. Anything north of 10. God what state are you idiots from?

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Re: Geographically, Where Does "Up North" Begin?

Post by The Pantry on Tue 5 Aug 2014 - 23:41

Rocinante wrote:You guys are dumb fucks. Its 10. Anything north of 10. God what state are you idiots from?
Port Austin is north of 10. Do you consider Port Austin "up north"?
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Re: Geographically, Where Does "Up North" Begin?

Post by DWags on Wed 6 Aug 2014 - 0:01

Rocinante wrote:You guys are dumb fucks. Its 10. Anything north of 10. God what state are you idiots from?

The State of Superior is where my folks are from.  Izzo is the king of the state of Superior and Mariucci is his assistant king.  Their #1 export is Meth, and the #1 import are dumb ass fucking fudgies who are grippin every time they cross the bridge.  Then they get out of their electric cars in their Polo shirts and start asking where the fudge is even before they eat a paste.  Isn't U.S. 10 below the equator?

Seriously though, I know that many people think "up north starts past U.S. 10 but look at the state. Past Midland you can still drive 7 1/2 to Houghton. That's 7 1/2 hours north, it's about 450 miles. Yet you can make Ohio from Midland in an 1 1/2 hours or about 160 miles. Technically, if we're only counting the lower peninsula U.S. 10 does just about divide the LP in half. 165 miles to Ohio from Midland, 167 miles to Cheboygan from Midland. But if we include the UP, well we have to reconsider the definition.

I know-- **** you Dwags.


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Re: Geographically, Where Does "Up North" Begin?

Post by Code_Warrior on Wed 6 Aug 2014 - 0:07

Houghton Lake is up north as far as I'm concerned. Up north ends at the Mackinaw Bridge, and then the UP starts. The UP is beyond up north. It's practically the North Pole fergodsakes.

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Re: Geographically, Where Does "Up North" Begin?

Post by Turtleneck on Wed 6 Aug 2014 - 0:14

Rocinante wrote:You guys are dumb fucks. Its 10. Anything north of 10. God what state are you idiots from?

10? You're better off sticking to the geography of Wyoming.
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Re: Geographically, Where Does "Up North" Begin?

Post by Three_Putt_Par on Wed 6 Aug 2014 - 0:57

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Re: Geographically, Where Does "Up North" Begin?

Post by SPARTASOTAN on Wed 6 Aug 2014 - 2:16

If it was up your butt you would know where it was.
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Re: Geographically, Where Does "Up North" Begin?

Post by Robert J Sakimano on Wed 6 Aug 2014 - 6:46

I checked with the dry cleaners - the one who is responsible for my seer sucker suit and Brooks Brothers MSU sweatervest - and they pretty well said that Up North is a state of mind - one which my family christmas card fully supports.

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Re: Geographically, Where Does "Up North" Begin?

Post by Blanch32 on Wed 6 Aug 2014 - 7:47

Turtleneck wrote:

It's Omer. You're thinking of your favorite hangout in Lansing. Anyway, Omer is south of Tawas. It's not "up north." At that point, you might as wall call Midland "up north."

I didn't saw tawas is the line. I said pinconning.
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Re: Geographically, Where Does "Up North" Begin?

Post by Blanch32 on Wed 6 Aug 2014 - 7:48

Rocinante wrote:You guys are dumb fucks. Its 10. Anything north of 10. God what state are you idiots from?

The Midland mall is up north? I never knew....
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Re: Geographically, Where Does "Up North" Begin?

Post by InTenSity on Wed 6 Aug 2014 - 8:22

The Midland mall is up north? I never knew....

I lived 'up north' but went to school in the south, growing up. Then for lunch I might go up north for a few minutes, just to return back south afterwards.

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Re: Geographically, Where Does "Up North" Begin?

Post by AvgMSUJoe on Wed 6 Aug 2014 - 8:27

I had a friend in high school who's family had a place on Sanford Lake as their "up-north". It was like 30-45 min from their house. But when you were loaded on dad's stolen beers floating around in a pontoon... it really did feel like "up-north".
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Re: Geographically, Where Does "Up North" Begin?

Post by Blanch32 on Wed 6 Aug 2014 - 9:57

InTenSity wrote:

I lived 'up north' but went to school in the south, growing up. Then for lunch I might go up north for a few minutes, just to return back south afterwards.

Yup a few times a week in hs I raced up north for lunch if we had bk coupons. Tough tho since we only had 25 minutes total including the bell
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Re: Geographically, Where Does "Up North" Begin?

Post by Rocinante on Wed 6 Aug 2014 - 10:45

Blanch32 wrote:

Yup a few times a week in hs I raced up north for lunch if we had bk coupons.  Tough tho since we only had 25 minutes total including the bell

NO! **** YOU!!! MY ARBITRARY DEFINITION IS RIGHT AND YOURS IS WRONG!!!

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Re: Geographically, Where Does "Up North" Begin?

Post by Robert J Sakimano on Wed 6 Aug 2014 - 10:49

there has to be an appropriate chainsaw art to needlepoint pillow case ratio to determine the true Up North..

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Re: Geographically, Where Does "Up North" Begin?

Post by Turtleneck on Wed 6 Aug 2014 - 10:50

Rocinante wrote:

NO! **** YOU!!! MY ARBITRARY DEFINITION IS RIGHT AND YOURS IS WRONG!!!

My definitions are rooted in extensive field research.
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Re: Geographically, Where Does "Up North" Begin?

Post by Rocinante on Wed 6 Aug 2014 - 11:39

Turtleneck wrote:

My definitions are rooted in extensive field research.

You're a lying sack of shit.

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Re: Geographically, Where Does "Up North" Begin?

Post by Cameron on Wed 6 Aug 2014 - 11:40

The Pantry wrote:Personally, I don't feel really up north until spotting the Mackinaw Bridge stanchions


This is the correct answer. If you haven't paid the toll, you're not up north.
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Re: Geographically, Where Does "Up North" Begin?

Post by Turtleneck on Wed 6 Aug 2014 - 12:10

Rocinante wrote:

You're a lying sack of shit.

Whatever. Your jorts are too tight. The discomfort is making you angry.
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Re: Geographically, Where Does "Up North" Begin?

Post by LooseGoose on Sat 6 Jun 2015 - 4:45

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Re: Geographically, Where Does "Up North" Begin?

Post by Townie on Sat 6 Jun 2015 - 10:16

Can't wait to spend a week up north. Working on the logistics now, but it looks like the week after July 4th I'll be in Montcalm County! Can't wait. Up north here I come!

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Re: Geographically, Where Does "Up North" Begin?

Post by Turtleneck on Sat 6 Jun 2015 - 10:59

Townie wrote:Can't wait to spend a week up north. Working on the logistics now, but it looks like the week after July 4th I'll be in Montcalm County! Can't wait. Up north here I come!

Yeah, but when are you going up north?

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Re: Geographically, Where Does "Up North" Begin?

Post by Townie on Sat 6 Jun 2015 - 12:46

Trying to figure that out. Can't wait to get up north to Montcalm County!

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Re: Geographically, Where Does "Up North" Begin?

Post by LooseGoose on Thu 29 Jun 2017 - 14:24


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Re: Geographically, Where Does "Up North" Begin?

Post by aualum06 on Thu 29 Jun 2017 - 14:32

LooseGoose wrote:

Why is there a yellow line on your map?
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Re: Geographically, Where Does "Up North" Begin?

Post by Wally Fairway on Thu 29 Jun 2017 - 17:27

http://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/2017/06/27/michigan-up-north/431297001/

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Re: Geographically, Where Does "Up North" Begin?

Post by tGreenWay on Thu 29 Jun 2017 - 20:36

Townie wrote:Can't wait to spend a week up north. Working on the logistics now, but it looks like the week after July 4th I'll be in Montcalm County! Can't wait. Up north here I come!

Townies don't go Up North. Townies get made fun of by other people who are Up North.

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Re: Geographically, Where Does "Up North" Begin?

Post by tGreenWay on Thu 29 Jun 2017 - 20:39

aualum06 wrote:
LooseGoose wrote:

Why is there a yellow line on your map?

The Porto-Pisser at his neighbor's has a line and some dude couldn't hold it so he went into Goose's house and peed on the map.

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