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Old October 2 2012, 09:56 PM   #36
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Re: Baltimore! ... oh, shit. Now what?

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I visited Baltimore once. The whole city smells like fish.

EDIT: Nope, I'm thinking about Portland, Maine. Portland smells like fish.
That's because of a little thing called the ocean, you wacky Midwesterner.
I am quite content with my air smelling like nothing, thank you very much.
There was a science-fiction story - I want to say Asimov, but can't be certain - where the main character commented that every world he visited smelled terrible at first, compared to shipboard air, but that after a few days they all smelled fine.

It's the same with modern cities; visit one for a day and wherever it is, it smells funny. Stay there for a few hours and the smell starts to fade away...
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