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Eccentric's last prank, 66 years after his death, 1900
Old-Time Photo Fakery, 1900 to 1919
Baby Yoga, aka Swinging Your Kid Around Your Head
Prankster causes volcano to erupt, 1974
Paul Krassner's Stereophonic Hoax, 1960
Cursed by Allah
Script of Casablanca rejected, 1982
Dog wins art contest, 1974
The Instant Color TV Hoax, 1962
Man flies by own lung power, 1934
Find A Gay Neighborhood
A search engine called NeighborhoodScout claims that it will locate the top gay-friendly neighborhoods in any area: "NeighborhoodScout's patent-pending search engine will reveal and richly describe the top gay-friendly neighborhoods in your chosen area and price range." So how exactly does it do this? According to the site:

NeighborhoodScout® applies an exclusive, patent-pending algorithm to measure the similarity of neighborhoods based on customer-specified criteria, such that exact matches to what the customer wants are delivered instantly. This revolutionary approach is applied to the nearly 200 characteristics used to describe each of the more than 61,000 neighborhoods (i.e. census tracts) in America to create blazingly accurate matches, no matter what the customer is looking for in a neighborhood.

So I tested it out for San Diego. Anyone who lives in San Diego knows that Hillcrest would be the most gay-friendly neighborhood in the city. Did NeighborhoodScout pull up Hillcrest? No. It chose La Jolla as the most gay-friendly neighborhood. Well, La Jolla is definitely just about the most expensive area in San Diego, but I don't know about it being the most gay-friendly. I'm curious what criteria the search engine is using to locate gay neighborhoods, or whether it actually just pulls up neighborhoods based on price range.
Categories: Places, Sex/Romance
Posted by The Curator on Wed Mar 16, 2005
Comments (32)
I tried to check for my city, "Wilton Manors, FL" and it is not even listed. Wilton Manors was refered to in the NY Times as "The gay Mecca". Anybody in this town who had a problem with gays moved away a long time ago.
Posted by John  in  Wilton Manors, FL  on  Wed Aug 30, 2006  at  09:35 PM
Thinking about moving to Birmingham, Alabama? Think East Birmingham. East Birmingham is becoming The Magic City's inclusive neighborhood. We encourage "family" members to relocate to the East Side. Upper end neighborhoods of Forest Park (upper end 1920's homes); Crestwood South (well kept Ranch); Crestwood South (1920's Bungalows and Art and Craft homes); and East Lake our up-and-coming artisan district and gay ghetto. East Lake homes are from the late 1800's Victorians and 1920 style Bungalow, English Tudors and Spanish Revivals that are going for 20K to the upper 80's. This area is going to be "hot" starting this spring and summer 2009. Alternative families are encouraged to take over East Lake in an effort to revitalize this area and make it our own oasis here in Birmingham. Join the movement! There is a 1920 main street and business area ripe for alternative shops and small restaurants located on 1st Avenue North and Oporto-Madrid Blvd. Buy now for an investment or relocate to East Birmingham to support this endeavor.


http://groups.yahoo.com/group/EastLakeArtDistrict/?yguid=289901388
Posted by ash  in  "East Lake" Birmingham, Alabama  on  Sun Feb 01, 2009  at  01:40 PM
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