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Photos: Top ten "You know you're NOT from Boulder when" punchlines

First came our top ten "You know you're NOT from Colorado" when punchlines post. That was followed by a sequel: the top ten "You know you're NOT from Denver when" punchlines.

Now, with the new year upon us, we sought out fresh territory -- and there's no Colorado city fresher than Boulder.

We've collected and photo-illustrated our ten favorite punchlines for the phrase "You know you're NOT from Boulder when." Count them down below.

Number 10: You know you're NOT from Boulder when.... ...you're surprised that about half the people in town are dressed like this. Number 9: You know you're NOT from Boulder when.... ...you get out of breath walking up the path at Chautauqua. Continue to keep counting down the top ten "You know you're NOT from Boulder when" punchlines. Number 8: You know you're NOT from Boulder when.... ...you can't think of at least thirty great places to eat. Number 7: You know you're NOT from Boulder when.... ...you believe only hippies smoke pot. Continue to keep counting down the top ten "You know you're NOT from Boulder when" punchlines. Number 6: You know you're NOT from Boulder when.... ...you've outgrown balloon animals. Number 5: You know you're NOT from Boulder when.... ...you expect Boulder Republicans to look like this, instead of.... ...like this. Continue to keep counting down the top ten "You know you're NOT from Boulder when" punchlines. Number 4: You know you're NOT from Boulder when.... ...you get fooled by fake IDs. Number 3 You know you're NOT from Boulder when.... ...someone invites you to The Hill and you bring climbing equipment. Continue to keep counting down the top ten "You know you're NOT from Boulder when" punchlines. Number 2: You know you're NOT from Boulder when.... ...you think a thirty miles-per-hour wind is a tornado instead of a typical breeze. Number 1: You know you're NOT from Boulder when.... ...you're sure Ralphie is a slang term for vomiting.

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