2 October 2003
Lake-effect snow job
What with my side careers in wholesale soft drinks and well thermometers going nowhere, it's probably time for me to get out of Cleveland once and for all.
No, I didn't know I was there either.
Posted at 6:29 AM to Blogorrhea
Looks like you have fans up there.
Ceiling fans, I hope.
Actually, I've managed to route three successive World Tours through Cleveland; it's a fascinating place with a serious edifice complex. (The city seems persuaded that if they build it, we will come; there's some spectacular architecture on top of their Rust Belt infrastructure.) Like many older American cities, it's hemorrhaging population down by half from its 20th-century peak, it's now technically smaller than Oklahoma City, fercrissake but I remain sort of fond of the place.
Note: I have never been there in the winter.