10.20.07 10 years ago 13 Comments

You'll never guess which city has the ugliest fan base:

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.

Who would've guessed that the least attractive people live where New Jersey meets Pennsylvania?  Not me, but of course I've been to St. Louis.  I assume now that the swamp village on the mighty Mississippi utilizes half of its budget to bribe the compilers of polls such as this.  And why would Philly's self-esteem be undermined by being fat?  My home town has won that title several times, including last year, and we wear it as a badge of honor.  I guess that what makes us cool . . . and very heavy breathers. -KD

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