[lit-ideas] That explains it!!

  • From: Mike Geary <jejunejesuit.geary2@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 9 Nov 2010 10:08:58 -0600

Memphians aren't very smart or attractive, but they can smoke one mean pork
butt, according to a poll released Monday by Travel + Leisure magazine.

Travelers rated 35 cities in topics including microbrews and shopping and,
once again, Memphis bombed another popularity contest.

The Bluff City ranked dead last in categories of intelligence,
attractiveness, safety, romantic getaways, environmental friendliness,
athleticism and pizza, according to the magazine's 2010 America's Favorite
Cities survey.

Memphis, however, was not outdone in its pork perfection, ranking tops in
the nation for barbecue.

Travel + Leisure plans to release its findings in the December issue, on
newsstands Nov. 19.

Its fourth annual online poll garnered more than 50,000 responses. But with
no limit on how many times someone could vote, even Rich Beattie, the
magazine's executive online editor, said it's not a perfect picture.

"It's a snapshot of the people who participated," he said.

Memphis was one of seven new cities evaluated this year by visitors and
residents. In almost all categories, Memphians assigned lower rankings than
did visitors.

I an't to blame -- it's Memphis.

Mike Geary

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