2. What would manifest if Salvador Dali free-based a highly concentrated crystalline mixture of Bukowski and William S. Buroughs out of the soft spot in a new-born's skull.
3. What the rest of America will look like in another 50 years.
Perma-drunk Non-descript Long Island Bro #2: "Totally dawg, I don't understand why things never improve when we just piss all over the entire city."
Crotchety Pensioner: "You young hooligans leave my ailing, decrepit wasteland alone! I won't stand to have you bringing revenue into the city!"
Perma-Drunk Non-descript Long Island Bro #2: "Fuck you old man!"
Crotchety Pensioner: "I may be old but I could still lick ya!"
Perma-Drunk Non-descript Long Island Bro #2: "Ah you couldn't lick a plastic spoon. Hey bro, check this out dawg!" *vomits on a passing homeless man who gives no sign that he's aware of the presence of anyone else*
Drug-Addled Homeless Eccentric: "Garbled kangaroo steals rainbows from children Binghamton have a dollar OH NO why am I dancing and singing again?"
2) A city in Upstate New York whose only reason for existence is the State University situated there. This sad fact is not widely recognized by residents and causes a great deal of animosity toward the students whose money keeps the shit-hole from becoming a ghost town.
3) The Forsaken Lands.
After a mild turn-of-the-century presence as a manufacturing center of shoes and cigar materials, Binghamton suffered a precipitous decline in fortunes beginning with the loss of its core manufacturing base in the years following the war and consummating in the closing of its high-tech industries in the late 1980's and early 1990's. From a post-war population high of about 80,000, Binghamton has now shed nearly half of its population.
Binghamton was the home of Rod Serling, host of the 1960's now cult-status television series "The Twilight Zone". The city and region suffered a devastating flood in the summer of 2006.
After years of misfortune, mismanagement and neglect, Binghamton has apparently instituted an audacious program modeling such cities as Camden NJ, Youngstown OH and Gary IN as examples of what it strives to become. This policy is achieving its goals with great success.
Like much of upstate new york, the city of Binghamton has been in a steady state of decline for the better part of three decades. But it was never all that great to begin with.