The Fabulous Life hates Chicago

I do a lot of freelance work at home and like to have some mindless noise in the background to keep me focused. There is no greater mindless noise that the skull crushing numbness that is marathon weekend on VH1. 50 shows about crap no one cares about BACK TO BACK ALL WEEKEND LONG! So The Fabulous Life of Nelly was on, and they were going on and on about St. Louis & Nellyville. The pseudo Robin Leach then refered to St. Louis as “the largest city in the Midwest”.
Really? The largest? Because I was under the impression that Chicago was the 3rd largest city in the COUNTRY and has a population 16 times greater than St. Louis (5,351,552 vs. 332,223, thank you US Census Bureau)
Apparently VH1 hires the same fact checkers as CBS.
*** Update – I even double checked to make sure it wasn’t a play on words; as in St. Louis takes more land mass than Chicago. Not even close. St. Louis loses this battle pittin up their paltry 66.2 miles to Chicago’s robust 234 miles (thank you, wikipedia) ***

2 Comments so far

  1. morgen (unregistered) on September 22nd, 2004 @ 2:58 am

    Actually, Chicago doesn’t count as a midwestern city because more than 65% of its residents live in homes that weren’t delivered on or made from a single truck.

  2. JosephFinn (unregistered) on September 22nd, 2004 @ 5:29 am

    Not to mention that St. Louis isn’t even in the Midwest; it’s a Southern city, being from the part of Missouri that was for all intents and purposes part of the old Confederate States of America.

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