We're #1!

Sparks Of Insanity By Vinny "Bond" Marini Tuesday, May 24, 2011

That is what was reported this past Sunday on CBS Morning News.

Thanks to David Brown (you may know him as Dr. Blogstein) for pointing the story out.

The "We're #1" comes up about 3:27 in to this 7 minute video. The whole discussion is very interesting to me.

Is it really a city? I would like to see their definition. There are neighborhoods and many streets, but no public transportation and to me that helps solidify a 'city'...what do you think?

11 Of Your Sparks

  1. Travis Cody Says:
  2. Unfortunately the video wouldn't play this morning. Aren't cities a collection of neighborhoods and businesses that decided to incorporate under a single entity to establish a permanent settlement, with rights approved by the state legislature, such as the right to levy taxes and fines and to provide services and establish local ordinances?

  3. Jay Says:
  4. Seems like a lot of Olive Branch's growth comes from people doing opposite of what a lot of that report is about. People moving from the city out to the suburbs. White flight etc.

  5. TRAVIS: Yes, that might be the definition, but I still would not call Olive Branch a city.

    JAY: Well, that is the weird thing, since they call Olive Branch a city....and it is not, by any means a white flight area!

  6. Coco Says:
  7. I'm not sure if Olive Branch is or isn't, but to (perhaps) put things into perspective, I live in the largest CITY in New Brunswick, with a population of 64,000 in the city proper (not counting suburban communities). Until his move to Canada, my Steve lived in a British TOWN of approximately 155,000. Which goes to prove, once and for all, that size is NOT what matters.

  8. Ken Says:
  9. Wow! It sounds more like a pop-up community than a city.

  10. TopChamp Says:
  11. Interesting. Your cities are quite different to our cities, but our country is very different to yours. We seem so tiny when you look at a world map.

    Olive Branch looks very open and spacious from that single camera angle. Is it like that?

  12. CiCi Says:
  13. Hubby and I got away from the rat race in San Diego by moving to Nebraska. This was the second move in Nebraska, and it looks like we have a place to live out our lives. There are really less than 1100 people in our little town and it suits us best. No more crowds, bad drivers, queues, fast food. I suppose people who still work enjoy the hustle and bustle so it is a good thing we don't all want to live in the same area. It was fun watching the video and seeing the area you live.

  14. My last time through Olive Branch to go to Memphis, I was amazed at how much it as grown.

    Congratulations on the recognition.

  15. DrillerAA09 Says:
  16. I have visited most major cities in the US, while traveling on business and I have NO desire to live in any of them. Simply too many people in too small of a space for me. I like small towns and I intend to stay here. The "culture" offered by cities is over-rated to say the least.

  17. TopChamp Says:
  18. Vinnie - Can you tell me about driving in America and whether it would be fun to drive from Memphis to New Orleans or whether it would be a dull drive and we'd be better flying/getting trains around?

    We're thinking about trying to see a bit more of the country while we're over in April. It's one idea of many.

  19. Mimi Says:
  20. How neat to see your "city" displayed like this on Sunday Morning. I missed that one.
    From my perspective you are definitely a "city"...maybe not the big city but still a city.
    It looks like a lovely place to live.

    The fact that peace globe bees live in Olive Branch (!) is even better.


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