I had planned to craft another list of gorgeous things that occurred this week to share with you, but after stumbling across this condescending article by Traveler Extraordinaire Mary Ann Anderson of Sacbee.com, I couldn't help but share.
Mondays are perfect for a little fresh hate.
"Before my first visit to Milwaukee, which was originally a side
trip from windy Chicago just a short drive to the south, I had
preconceived notions of the city. Breweries, beer, bratwursts,
factories, "Laverne and Shirley" and funny accents.
But I was proven wrong. Well, except for the accents."
Doesn't it give you a warm fuzzy feeling in the cockles of your heart to know not only are 'Travel Authorities" basing their hypothesis about a city on TV shows from 40 years ago, but are being paid to write this?
It gets better. She waxes philosophical on the state of our fair city:
"Who knew Milwaukee would evolve into one jammed with culture,
world-class restaurants and perhaps the ultra-coolest museum on the
Ultra-coolest. Congratulations on your discovery of the art museum. Yes, we here in Chicago's suburbs managed to used our cretin monkey hands to build buildings. We can also tie our own shoes, make a decent sandwich and often make it to work on our own.
We are then given a insightful tour on par with a tri-fold brochure made for an 8th grade book report.
Seriously though, have you been to the art museum?
We complete our whirlwind tour with the shit syrup on the pretentious pancake stack:
"Nemetz even led us past a statue of one of Milwaukee's coolest fictional
residents: Arthur "The Fonz" Fonzarelli of "Happy Days" fame...While I may not have found Laverne and Shirley in Milwaukee, all those
preconceived notions of the city were whisked away, and I give this
Midwestern gem a Fonzie-cool two thumbs up."
As an ambassador of MKE, I am filled with joy to know that despite your utter misinformation, you managed to get drunk in my city.
Who's got two cool thumbs up and thinks you suck?