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Top ten "You know you're from Boulder when...." punchlines

After putting together our top ten "You know you're from Colorado when...." punchlines list, plus our ten favorite "You know you're from Denver when...." zingers, Boulder was feeling left out -- or at least we're pretty sure it was. Either way, we stumbled upon a vintage list of funny references to the town we know and love and photo-illustrated its ten most memorable tributes to Boulderosity. Check them out below. [jump] Number 10: You know you're from Boulder when... ...your waiter has a PhD in philosophy and an MA in Women's Studies. Number 9: You know you're from Boulder when... ...you tell someone you're training for a 10K and they tell you they're training for a marathon and the Ironman. Click to keep counting down our ten favorite "You know you're from Boulder when...." punchlines. Number 8: You know you're from Boulder when... ...the only women wearing makeup are over 50 years old. Number 7: You know you're from Boulder when... ...April showers bring May blizzards. Click to keep counting down our ten favorite "You know you're from Boulder when...." punchlines. Number 6: You know you're from Boulder when... ...you're invited to a Halloween party only to find out "party" means serving peanut-pumpkin soup and sitting around reading Edgar Allan Poe. Number 5: You know you're from Boulder when... ...you've been to, or have sent your child to, an alternative school because the other schools didn't challenge you/them enough. Click to keep counting down our ten favorite "You know you're from Boulder when...." punchlines. Number 4: You know you're from Boulder when... ...a "bike ride" is at least a 4-6 hour event, and a "shower" is optional. Number 3: You know you're from Boulder when... ...you understand the utility of burning a couch in the street. Click to keep counting down our ten favorite "You know you're from Boulder when...." punchlines. Number 2: You know you're from Boulder when... ...the true feud that divides people is between those who "board" and the "two-plankers." Number 1: You know you're from Boulder when... ...in any given line, you can see a white person with bare feet and dreadlocks next to someone who is wearing Prada, Chanel sunglasses, a Rolex and is dripping in diamonds.

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