Saturday, May 30, 2009

Larry King and I share a similar opinion of Provo.

Larry King and I share a similar opinion of Provo (and maybe Utah in general). I was there for 8 weeks at the MTC back in 1984.

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At 5/30/2009 07:02:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The label is "humor"? This is not at all funny to those of us who live in Utah, much less Provo. You complain that Utah Mormons look down their noses at members who live elsewhere, but you have no trouble sneering at Utahns, all Utahns, for no identified reason. I am a fan of Bookslinger, but not of this unjustified put-down of a million of your brothers and sisters.

 
At 5/30/2009 07:43:00 PM, Blogger Tony said...

Haha, I happened to see that too. I wonder if I will feel that way about Idaho? I hope not.

 
At 5/30/2009 08:00:00 PM, Blogger Bookslinger said...

Anon, granted. The MTC is its own little bubble, and not representative of Provo overall.

 
At 5/30/2009 11:26:00 PM, Blogger Samuel Bradshaw said...

I lived in Provo for two semesters, going to college. I am not from Utah, but it is my favorite place; and Provo specifically is awesome in my opinion. Of course, BYU is an extremely diverse international campus. But, Provo, boring nothingness? Not in my opinion...

 
At 5/31/2009 08:02:00 PM, Anonymous RickM said...

I can see why it was labeled in the "humor" section. That is what King had made it. It wasn't a malicious stab at the church or its members. I would love to visit Utah and see the sites and take in the beautiful scenery. I could even see myself living there because of its beauty and its people. My wife, on the other hand, doesn't want to have anything to do with it. "I see Mormons everywhere I go now. Why would I want to go where everyone is a Mormon?" Of course she says this jokingly but she sees all those mountains and hills as just a mowing headache. She likes her land mostly flat. I can see her point but that doesn't mean I share her narrower views. I can relate. Thanks for bringing that article to my attention, Bookslinger.

 
At 6/05/2009 06:48:00 AM, Blogger Ryan Mercer said...

I've even heard people that live in Provo or other similar parts of Utah, call it the Ice Planet Hoth in terms of bareness and boring factor.

 

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