Fugly Philadelphia

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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.
Source: news.yahoo.com

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.

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6 Replies to “Fugly Philadelphia”

  1. I miss the shopping carts filled to the top with cold pretzels after coming out of the old Spectrum from a Dead Show or a Flyers game. It took me almost 4 years of high school to figure out why after every show at the Spectrum I had little white particles(salt) in my pant pockets the next morning.

  2. …i blame the “broad street bullies”, shero’s punk team, w/ clarke, watson, parent, schultzy…they played dirty enough to win themselves the ’74 & ’75 cup, nothing but shot down in flames since…they were good enough to win clean but they hadda play nasty…put a curse on philly hockey since…

  3. they need to mount that statue of big ol’ Kate Smith from the Spectrum back up at the FU Center. What even happened to that statue. Haven’t been back in years.

  4. agreed…i’m not going back to philly any time soon, but sometimes i do miss the brutal honesty thrown in your face from a wawa clerk at 3am.

    have you ever been to the houston airport?? now, THAT is a other obese planet to experience!

  5. I don’t know about philly, but the best pretzels I’ve ever had I had in northwestern Germany. Lovely country. And wonderful people. Thin people. You come back the US and think “*THIS* is what we consider one serving of sugar water here??? No wonder we’re huge!”

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