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BnaBreaker last won the day on September 30 2016

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About BnaBreaker

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    Chicago, but born and raised in Nashville
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    Photography, traveling, urban design, discovering unique music, basketball

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  1. BnaBreaker

    MSA South - Williamson & Rutherford Counties

    It looks like the evil fortress of a Batman villain.
  2. BnaBreaker

    Nashville Bits and Pieces

    Random observation: I'm not normally one to encourage investment into the widening and overall improvement of our expressways, but I have to say that as I was travelling to Atlanta the other day down I-65 I couldn't help but notice how stark the difference was between the Kentucky portion of I-65 and the Tennessee portion of I-65 through to in and around Goodlettsville. I've traveled that section of highway many times before, but for some reason or another, the difference stood out this time around. Kentucky's highway was well-built and modern and consisted of six or more lanes and quality signage. It was wide and well-lit and made of concrete. The two halves were separated simply by a concrete barrier, lending to a more streamlined, compact feel. Things just seemed to flow free and easy, with most cars going between 75-80 mph with very minimal police presence. In short, it felt like a modern expressway. THEN you hit the Tennessee state line and it immediately becomes what feels like a narrow, dark, secluded old two lane state highway meandering through the woods. The traffic is cramped and moves inefficiently, and the wide grass median just feels cheap, inefficient and lazy by comparison. Then to top off the antiquated feeling, within three miles of the border there was a state trooper in his old beat up brown Crown Victoria, who literally peeled out of the dirt Dukes of Hazzard style to chase down an out-of-town speeder. The only way the scene could have been more embarrassing and reinforcing of all the old TN stereotypes was if that Nathan Bedford Forrest 'statue' in Franklin was there to greet travelers as well. I mean, what a terrible first impression that must give travelers from other states... luckily, we have the beautiful and glittering Nashville skyline just a few miles down the road to help erase those impressions... but still. And seriously, what is up with the state troopers still driving around those twenty year old baby poop brown Crown Victorias? Is the budget for the highway patrol really that measly? Indiana and Kentucky state troopers were driving around in new Dodge Chargers. On another note, I also took a very quick driving tour through Nashville to see some of the new development and while it is thrilling to see all the new development, the juxtaposition between all the shiny new buildings and Nashville's cluttered, crumbling, lazily designed, poorly funded infrastructure is always jarring to me, and this time around was no different. Nashville's infrastructure is, to be frank, embarrassing, and more fitting of a city a tenth it's size. I hesitate to dip my toe into political waters here, but I guess that's what you get in a state so hesitant to spend money on that type of thing. Anyway, Sorry for the rant completely lacking in indention... this post is like Nashville's infrastructure in written form... cluttered and unorganized... but it's late, and I'm tired and on my phone... seriously though, TN needs to step up it's game in so many different ways.
  3. Seriously though, I realize not everyone is obsessed with building height as we are, but why the hell wouldn't you just add an extra twelve inches of paneling to reach that 300 foot mark?
  4. BnaBreaker

    Soccer in Nashville

    Lol... or perhaps the Nashville Woooo Girls... they can create a public poll to determine the number of o's in Woo
  5. Holy crap... to go from four dinky suburban fast food joints to the Graduate Hotel and THIS side by side... now THAT, friends, is what I call an upgrade!!! I am beyond thrilled to see West End Ave. finally start to shed it's suburban image.
  6. BnaBreaker

    The Gulch Projects

    Huge respect to you for trying to make it work. The Gulch badly needs businesses like yours that cater to residents instead of tourists and ritzy trend seekers who live somewhere else. It's too bad the landlords are making it so tough.
  7. BnaBreaker

    Soccer in Nashville

    LMAO... that's incredible... I say, if you're a minor league team, go full on corn ball... and that's exactly what they did, and then some. Wow.
  8. BnaBreaker

    Soccer in Nashville

    I really hope we just keep it simple and classy with a nod to soccer history with either Nashville SC or FC. Honestly though, I will be content so long as we don't give ourselves some corny nickname that sounds more at home in minor league Canadian Arena Football ... not sure why I capitalized that, because I just made it up. Lol
  9. BnaBreaker

    City Parks

    Love it... every neighborhood deserves at least one well maintained centralized park with multiple amenities. I'm still hoping that Morgan Park in Germantown gets a badly needed refurbishment. Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but last I knew it was basically still just a big empty field with a greenway running through it.
  10. BnaBreaker

    West End/Mid Town/Music Row/Vandy Projects

    She reminds me of Topanga
  11. BnaBreaker

    West End/Mid Town/Music Row/Vandy Projects

    No offense TH, but I'm not sure how you got that out of what he said? He isn't mocking conservative Christian values at all. He's mocking those people who tout conservative Christian values in public but in private do essentially the exact opposite. I would think all reasonable people regardless of all the labels could come together and give a thumbs down to that sort of behavior, no?
  12. BnaBreaker

    The Transportation and Mass Transit Megathread

    Jim Carrey rode a Bird scooter onto the set of the Jimmy Kimmel show tonight. lol
  13. BnaBreaker

    Project Thread/New Construction/Photo du jour/Const. CAMs

    Wow... Eugene sure looks great this time of year!!
  14. BnaBreaker

    Nashville Bits and Pieces

    I personally know two Chicago area families moving to Nashville. One is career related, and I am not sure of the other family's reasoning, but there does definitely seem to be a mini-exodus going on!