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Friday, January 6, 2012

The Rest of the Country Still Thinks Cleveland Blows

Posted By on Fri, Jan 6, 2012 at 9:40 AM

Yep, its like that
  • Yep, it's like that

Remember how we told you a few weeks ago that Clevelanders think other Clevelanders are kinda ugly?

Turns out the rest of the country doesn't think too highly of us either.

Not that that's breaking news. Cleveland has been a regular on Top 10 shit lists for a decade now.

A new study published by some eggheads at The Atlantic keeps things rolling in the new year for Cleveland: We're No. 3 on the list of U.S. cities that elicit negative reactions among fellow Americans.

As always is the case in lists like these, Detroit once again beats us out, topping the list of cities that people think suck. (Cozy little racist burg of Birmingham, Alabama, is at No. 2.)

There's a whole bunch of number-crunching and dissecting of what this all means by the guys who did the study. It's all blah-blah-blah-Seattle-is-so-fucking-great, but you can read the whole thing here if you want.

To be fair, the study is more a look at how all those other Top 10 lists affect how people think about other cities. We're guessing very few of the people who took part in it have actually visited Cleveland.

If there's any good news to come out of this it's that Cincinnati and Columbus are also on the list, as are St. Louis and Milwaukee.

So it's not just you, Cleveland — most Americans (or at least those surveyed here) think the entire Midwest generally sucks balls.

One question, though: Where's Pittsburgh? —Michael Gallucci

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