File this under “tell me something I didn’t know already”:
Philadelphia is home to the least attractive people in the United States, a survey of visitors and residents showed on Friday.
The city of more than 1.5 million people was also found to be among the least stylish, least active, least friendly and least worldly, according to the “America’s Favorite Cities” survey by Travel & Leisure magazine and CNN Headline News.
…Philadelphians’ self-esteem has been undermined by national surveys showing they are among the fattest people in the United States. The American Obesity Association ranked the city in the top 10 for overweight people every year between 2000 and 2005.
That has been painfully obvious for years. The airport in Phoenix is full of tanned, athletic, attractive people who wear nice clothes and generally care. Fly in to Philly and holy shit, I’m on a different planet.
Another “fun place” is the airport in Spokane. Place make me look like Miss America.
Don’t get me wrong, I love Philly and all that, but there is a reason I don’t live there. I live up at 7000 feet in the hills of Arizona.
I do miss the pretzels though…
Gotta love this at the tail end of the piece:
And sporting pride in a city known for the fierce loyalty of its fans has been hurt by not having had a national champion in any of its four main sports since the 76ers won the National Basketball Association title in 1983.
I blame Billy Penn. Fat Quaker Bastard.by