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The difference between the Ghetto Glen Mall and Davis Square

Nancy Pearl Wannabe informs us that one is full of sketchy stores and an iParty where you too can buy a Passover Bag of Plagues, while the other is full of sketchy frat boys and plagued by U2. Also, she issues a warning to said frat boys and band members:

I will smash that Solo cup right out of your sloppy hands if you get too near my newly-washed car.

Also, Kat Powers at Wicked Local Somerville has an exclusive backstage pass of sorts to the show: Turns out her office overlooks the rear of the Somerville Theatre and she is promising exclusive blog and Twitter updates. Unless, of course, the Police show up and throw her out for security concerns (see, the Boomtown Rats would never do that).

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Props to Adam for the Boomtown Rats reference. You're showing your age, and so am I...

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Thinking the the Meadow Glenn is ghetto... threatning frat boys with solo cups... not liking U2... looks like Davis Square has gotten a second round of gentrification.

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The mall's been known locally as the Ghetto Glen Mall for a long time now. Way before even the Utne Reader had heard of Davis Square.

signed,
some guy who still eats at the Old People Buffet every now and then

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Maybe in the wildest dreams of the Eminemetics my husband used to teach, who wear their pants baggy and around their knees and do stupid finger signs while partially squatting and posturing a lot. They call it that amongst themsleves, sure, if only to boost their self-perceived urban cred. Never mind that their thug thizzle act doesn't even phase the old pharts who turn up for daily coffee and chatting.

Meadow Glen is way more tame than "ghetto" in reality - particularly when the adjacent middle schools let out on a half day schedule.

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I was thinking the same thing, it was always by halfwit teens who wanted to think they were all "ghetto" I dont really know anyone who actually thinks its "ghetto".

The fact that this person called it ghetto and meant it and is presumably not a preteen boy led me to my earlier comment.

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Something tells me the nickname was never meant to be taken seriously.

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Thats the point, she has obviously taken it seriously. Hence the second coming of the gentrified mobs. The thought of someone from Davis Square calling anything in Medford ghetto and being serious about it was mind blowing.

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I dunno, read more like somebody just blowing off a little steam, not some blue-hair lady getting her quill pen ready to dash off a missive to the paper about kids today.

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WHY DON'T THEY PULL THEIR PANTS UP?

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I'd bet she gets into one of Davis Square's Zip Cars and heads to the area to shop - the mall and the grocery store seem to attract plenty of Somerville zip cars packed with 20-somethings.

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Sounds like this person should move to Newton.

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