We all know that Asheville has a reputation for being a socially conscious, eco-friendly city. It seems like it would logically follow that support for something like riding the city’s bus system would be strong. We examine that concept in this thread about riding the bus, which reveals that support for public transportation is anything but universal. Or, in the words of forum regular travelah: “Ha’ell no.”
How’s this for a bit of fun? We’ve asked the forum users to describe Asheville in three words. Some of the more entertaining suggestions: Mountains Beer Music; Cultural Narcissm Complex; service industry hipster; and Bring money, Yankee.
It’s easy enough to talk about the specifics of national issues, but what about the broader ideas of national priorities? In this thread, we’ve asked our forum users to prioritize our national priorities. That is, what needs to be fixed, and in what order.
Recently, the Mountain Xpress posted early details about this year’s Bele Chere lineup. Not surprisingly, the forum crew decided to post their own thoughts on the subject. The overwhelming sentiment: At least the band Cracker is OK.
Who doesn’t like a simple — even outright lame — joke from time to time? Here’s a fun, ongoing thread that’s based around a very straightforward set-up: So a guy walks into a bar … Other entertaining threads from this week include the ongoing Choose your own adventure thread and this thread about the merits of Slip ‘n’ Slide parties.
Don’t see a discussion about that burning topic you’d like to talk about? Why not start your own? All registered members of MountainX.com have forum accounts, and if you aren’t a member, joining is easy — just click here.
— Steve Shanafelt, forums administrator