The Real Housewives of Southie

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    Ha!

    Funny video, hope I don't run into any of them on Broadway.

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    ... or, a Jackie's Packie?

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    ... or, a Jackie's Packie? haha

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    On route 34!

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    It's so classic Masshole that she's giving a nonexistent route number for where her packy is.

    Screw correct route numbers that an outsider could locate; this is what my cousin's neighbor's uncle has been calling the route for YEARS!

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    Help me out here

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    What do normal humans now call what was Rt. 34?

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    I had the same thought

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    Yes, there's a bus with that route number, but people don't call the buses "route 34" here; they call them "the 34" or "the 34 bus." And Southie townies make a big point of letting everyone know that they wouldn't be caught dead on a bus.

    I assume she is referring to the road where her packy is, except there isn't a state numbered route (or federal highway or interstate) 34 in Massachusetts.

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    Shouldn't use derogatory terms

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    As someone born and raised in a Boston neighborhood I take offense to your use of this term.

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    What term is that?

    Townie is often used as a self-reference by people who live in certain neighborhoods of a much larger city.

    So what term are you talking about?

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    Charlestown residents use Townie

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    The HS sports teams are the Townies. Eeka is referring to certain Southie residents in a derogatory way. Similar to how you throw Masshole around.
    Funny, when other posters stereotype other groups you and Eeka are all over them.
    Pure hypocrisy.
    I find these videos amusing but why do I get the feeling that if it were The Real HouseWives of Roxbury portraying assuredly stereotypical black women you and Eeka and others wouldnt be chiming in.

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    The Reason

    Whites are not an oppressed group.

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    oppress-

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    to burden with cruel or unjust impositions or restraints; subject to a burdensome or harsh exercise of authority or power: a people oppressed by totalitarianism.

    who are we talking about here?

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    So, by your reasoning, all

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    So, by your reasoning, all white people can be spoken of derogatorily?
    They can be called honkies and crackers? By anyone non-white?

    It's cool to call straight people breeders but anything but the preferred term used by homosexuals is verboten?

    Seems to me the non-Townies are in fact oppressing the Townies in a way.

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    Almost perfect.

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    Almost perfect, except the sixer needs to be Narragansett, not the original king of beers.

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    It's funny because it's plausible!

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    Very funny. =)

    Maybe some day. someone will finally product my script "Southie End" about the young stereo typical boston man from Southie who comes out of the closet and moves to the South End. Some day. ;)

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    I would watch that

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    It'd be worth it for the inevitable makeover scene alone.

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    They certainly do...

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    The only thing unfunny about it is that I actually know people like this.

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    Hey....I grew up in the suburbs and

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    I knew some slightly more polished versions of people like that!

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    Yes, But...

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    ... it's comedy. It's exaggerated. So, sure, all of the traits shown here exist in some folks from Southie, but maybe not such a large concentration in any one human being.

    Personally, I love Southie and I love most of the folks I've met who somewhat resemble these characters. In real life, aside from the clownish aspects, many have some very admirable traits: fierce loyalty to friends, true generosity with their limited resources, and a pride in their neighborhood that wouldn't be a bad thing at all for some other parts of the city to emulate.

    Having said that, come hang at M Street park during the softball season next year. I guarantee you'll see enough interesting folks in the stands, on the field, and going about their lives on the side streets that border the park, to convince you of the basic truthfulness of this very exaggerated (and hilarious) video.

    (As a bonus, you'll get to see my comical attempts at trying to hang on as a viable fast-pitch catcher at 55 years of age.)

    Suldog
    http://jimsuldog.blogspot.com

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    Certainly Not Easy

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    Certainly not easy, that's for sure.

    However, should anyone wish to make such a journey and enjoy an evening at the ballpark...

    Roslindale To Southie, from MBTA website

    (I used Beech Street as a starting point since that's the area of Roslindale I know best.)

    While we're on the subject (more correctly, while I'm on the subject) here's the website for the M Street Softball League. You can probably find a mugshot and stats that match a familiar name if you have a few minutes and feel like digging...

    MSSL

    Suldog
    http://jimsuldog.blogspot.com

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    We have done this...

    ... but on weekends the trip can take 90 minutes or more (each way) -- if you are lucky. ;~}

    I wonder why Beech Street would be YOUR starting point? (Do I smell pizza?)

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    Yup

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    Pleasant Cafe, certainly. Also, though, my grandparents lived in the Beech Street projects when I was a kid.

    Suldog
    http://jimsuldog.blogspot.com

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    Beech Street

    Looking pretty snazzy around there, these days. Quite a change from just a few years back.

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    How could you not know people

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    How could you not know people like this if your from Roslindale? Did you not leave the house?

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    I leave my house in Roslindale....

    ... 7 days a week. I walk around in Roslindale. I talk to neighbors in Roslindale. I go to Roslindale Square. I go to church in Roslindale. I go to the library in Roslindale. I go to stores in Roslindale. I go to restaurants in Roslindale. Is that good enough for you anon?

    Sheesh.

    (oh, by the way -- it's supposed to be: "if you're from Roslindale").

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    Absolutely

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    They are the ones who spit in your latte and blow snot rockets on your pizza.(and you don't even know it).

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    I've seen elements of this in Rozzy

    As others have pointed out, the video presents an exaggerated stereotype of Southie culture, but there are definitely people who resemble these women not only there, but elsewhere in the city, including Roslindale. I know some of them.

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    I'm imagining a re-work of Good Will Hunting

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    With Robin Williams repeating to these women, over and over:

    "It IS your fault.... It IS your fault... It IS your fault!"

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    uterus?

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    did they hear what jackie said about the yankees?

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    This Video needs to be

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    This Video needs to be renamed because...

    There is no route 34 in South Boston.
    Marky Mark is from Dorchester not South Boston.
    The Red Sox are for yuppies, not trash.
    Yuppies run South Boston.

    - The Original South Boston Yuppie

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    Uh...

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    South Boston and Southie are two very different locations. Where you actually from, kid?

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